TIR 4: Steve Arrington Shares the Story of Slave

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Brought to you by Funknstuff.net and hosted by Scott Goldfine — musicologist and author of “Everything Is on the One: The First Guide of Funk” ― “TRUTH IN RHYTHM” is the interview show that gets DEEP into the pocket with contemporary music’s foremost masters of the groove.

Featured in this episode (Part 3 of 3): Steve Arrington, a percussionist and drummer who emerged in the late 1970s as one of his generation’s most distinctive lead singers while fronting Slave, one of the great funk bands of all time.

The 3-part series includes: Arrington’s formative years and how he became Slave’s lead singer; talking about Dayton and Ohio’s music scene, key influences and what funk means to him; how he developed his unique vocal style and learned to become a frontman; insight into Slave’s creative process and roles played by innovators like Steve Washington, Mark Adams and Mark Hicks; what went into landmark albums like The Concept, Just a Touch of Love, Stone Jam and Showtime, as well as solo records like Hall of Fame I; what led to Slave’s demise and the deaths of Adams and Hicks; why he left and returned to the music business; recent collaboration with Dam-Funk, his current tour and new studio work, including connecting with George Clinton; and much more! Click on the direct links below. Recorded 4-25-17