Light of the World (band)

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Light of the World were a British jazz-funk band. Originally a forerunner of the late 1970s/early 1980s British jazz-funk movement, the band's name is taken from the 1974 Kool and the Gang album, Light of Worlds. The band was formed by Breeze McKrieth, Kenny Wellington, Paul Williams, Jean Paul Maunick and David Baptiste. McKreith, Wellington and Baptiste also formed the offshoot band Beggar & Co. Maunick and Williams also formed the band Incognito.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Light of the World (Ensign 1979)
  • Round Trip (Ensign 1980) – UK No. 73[1]
  • Remixed (Mercury 1981)
  • Check Us Out (EMI 1982)
  • Inner Voices (Sanctuary 1999)

Singles[edit]

  • "Swingin'" (Ensign 12" 1979) – UK No. 45
  • "Midnight Groovin'" (Ensign 12" 1979) – UK No. 72
  • "The Boys in Blue" (Ensign 12" 1980)
  • "This Is This" (Ensign 12" 1980)
  • "London Town" (Ensign 12" 1980) – UK No. 41
  • "Pete's Crusade" (Ensign 12" 1980)
  • "I Shot The Sheriff" (Ensign 12" 1980) – UK No. 40
  • "Time" (Mercury 12" Remix 1980)
  • "I'm So Happy" / "Time" (Mercury 12" 1981) – UK No. 35
  • "Somebody Help Me Out" (Ensign Records 1981) by Beggar & Co – UK No. 15
  • "Mule Chant No.2" (RCA 1981) by Beggar & Co – UK # 27
  • "Ride The Love Train" (EMI 1981) – UK No. 49
  • "No. 1 Girl" (EMI 12" 1982)
  • "Keep The Dream Alive" (1990)
  • "Expansions" (Ensign 1992)
  • "Got To Get Your Own" (Ensign 1992)
  • "City Life" (Sanctuary 1999)
  • "Slow Down" (Sanctuary 1999)[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 321. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.