Brick (band)

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Brick
Origin Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Genres Funk, R&B, disco
Years active 1972–1988
Labels Bang, Magic City

Brick is a former American band that created a successful merger of funk and jazz in the 1970s. Their most popular single was "Dazz", (#3 U.S. Pop, #1 U.S. R&B, #36 UK Singles Chart[1]) which was released in 1976.

History[edit]

Brick was formed in Atlanta, Georgia in 1972 from members of two bands - one disco and the other jazz. They coined their own term for disco-jazz, "dazz". They released their first single "Music Matic" on Main Street Records in 1976, before signing to the independently distributed Bang Records. Their next single, "Dazz", (#3 Pop, #1 R&B) was released in 1976. The band continued to record for Bang records until 1982. Other hits followed: "That's What It's All About" (R&B #48) and "Dusic" (#18 Pop, #2 R&B) in 1977, and "Ain't Gonna Hurt Nobody" (#92 Pop, #7 R&B) in 1978. Their last Top Ten R&B hit was "Sweat (Til You Get Wet)" in 1981.

Members[edit]

Discography[edit]

Studio Albums[edit]

  • Good High (1976) #1 R&B; #19 US
  • Brick (1977) #1 R&B; #15 US
  • Stoneheart (1979) #25 R&B; #100 US
  • Waiting on You (1980) #31 R&B; #179 US
  • Summer Heat (1981) #13 R&B; #89 US
  • After 5 (1982)
  • Too Tuff (1988)

Compilation Albums[edit]

  • The Best of Brick (1995)
  • Super Hits (2000)

Singles[edit]

  • "Music Matic" (1976) #82 R&B
  • "Dazz" (1976) #1 R&B; #3 US
  • "Dusic" (1977) #2 R&B; #18 US
  • "That's What It's All About" (1977) #48 R&B
  • "Ain't Gonna Hurt Nobody" (1978) #7 R&B; #92 US
  • "Dancin' Man" (1979) #47 R&B
  • "Raise Your Hands" (1979) #34 R&B
  • "All The Way" (1979) #38 R&B; #106 US
  • "Push Push" (1979) #21 R&B
  • "Sweat (Til You Get Wet)" (1981) #10 R&B
  • "Wide Open" (1981) #58 R&B
  • "Free Dancer" (1982) #62 R&B
  • "Stick by You" (1982)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 78. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  2. ^ Jimmy Brown played trombone on the song "Ain't Gonna Hurt Nobody."

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