T-Connection

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T-Connection was a funk and disco group from Nassau, the Bahamas, who scored two hits on the Billboard Hot 100 between 1977 and 1979. They did better on the US Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart, where they had five Top 10 hits, including "Do What You Wanna Do", which reached #1, and "Everything Is Cool", which peaked at #15 on the US Billboard R&B chart.[1] In the United Kingdom, they posted five entries in the UK Singles Chart, with "Do What You Wanna Do" their highest placed success at #11.[2]

Their track "Groove To Get Down" has been heavily sampled due to its inclusion on the 1986 Ultimate Breaks and Beats series.

Group members included the brothers, Theophilus "T" and Kirkwood Coakley, plus David Mackey and Anthony Flowers.[3]

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • 1976: "Disco Magic" - US Hot Dance Music/Club Play #16
  • 1977: "Do What You Wanna Do" - US Billboard Hot 100 #46; US R&B #15; UK #11
  • 1977: "On Fire" - US Hot Dance Music/Club Play #5; UK #16
  • 1978: "Let Yourself Go" - US Hot Dance Music/Club Play #7; UK #52
  • 1978: "On Fire" - US R&B #27
  • 1979: "At Midnight" - US Billboard Hot 100 #56; US R&B #32; US Hot Dance Music/Club Play #3; UK #53
  • 1979: "Saturday Night" - US R&B #28; UK #41
  • 1982: "A Little More Love" - US R&B #37[2][4]

Albums[edit]

  • Magic (Dash/TK) 1977 [5][6]
    • "Do What You Wanna Do"
    • "Disco Magic"
    • "Go Back Home"
    • "Got to See My Lady"
    • "Crazy Mixed up World"
    • "Mothers Love"
    • "Monday Morning"
    • "Peace Line"
  • On Fire (Dash/TK) 1978 [5]
    • "On Fire"
    • "Prisoner of My Mind"
    • "Lady of the Night"
    • "Watching You"
    • "Let Yourself Go"
    • "Groove to Get Down"
    • "Cush"
    • "Playin' Games"
  • T-Connection (Dash/TK) 1978 [5][6]
    • "Funkannection"
    • "Coming Back for More"
    • "Funky Lady"
    • "Don't Stop the Music"
    • "Saturday Night"
    • "At Midnight"
    • "Midnight Train"
    • "Love Supreme"
  • Totally Connected (Dash/TK) 1980 [5]
    • "Totally Connected"
    • "Ecstasy"
    • "Let's Do It Today"
    • "I Like Funkin' with You"
    • "Choosing"
    • "That's Love"
    • "Danger Zone"
    • "Born to Boogie"
  • Everything Is Cool (Capitol) 1981 [5]
    • "Groove City"
    • "Spend the Night with Me"
    • "Spinnin'"
    • "Paradise"
    • "Everything Is Cool"
    • "Give Me Your Love"
    • "Heaven in Your Eyes"
    • "We've Got a Good Thing"
  • Pure & Natural (Capitol) 1982 [5][7]
    • "Girl Watching"
    • "Party Night"
    • "A Little More Love"
    • "Slippin' Away"
    • "Might as Well Dance"
    • "Rushing Through the Crowd"
    • "The Best of My Love"
    • "Goombay Time"
  • The Game Of Life (Capitol) 1983 [5]
    • "The Game of Life"
    • "Love Odyssey (Love Shines Forever)"
    • "Superstar"
    • "Is It Real"
    • "Closer to Home"
    • "Tonight's the Night"
    • "I've Got News for You"
    • "Time Is Short"
    • "Say That You Love Me"
  • Take It To The Limit (Capitol) 1984 [5]
    • "Take It to the Limit"
    • "Right Place, Wrong Time"
    • "You Can Feel the Groove"
    • "In Another Life"
    • "Anything Goes"
    • "Travellin' Man"
    • "Burnin' with Desire"
    • "You Found Someone New"

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Andy Kellman. "T-Connection Biography". All Music Guide. Retrieved 2010-05-10. 
  2. ^ a b Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 545. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  3. ^ Allmusic.com biography - accessed February 2011
  4. ^ Allmusic.com / Billboard Singles accessed February 2011
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h "T-Connection". Discogs. Retrieved 2010-05-10. 
  6. ^ a b "T-Connection/Magic". Amazon. Retrieved 2010-05-10. 
  7. ^ "Pure & Natural". Amazon. Retrieved 2010-05-10.