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 #10 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 Monty Brown (deceased), David Mackey and Anthony Flowers and drummer Berkley VanByrd (deceased).[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; US Hot Dance Music/Club Play #1;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
  • 1981: "Everything is Cool" - US R&B #10
  • 1981: "Groove City" - US R&B #47
  • 1982: "A Little More Love" - US R&B #37[2][4]
  • 1984: "Take it to the Limit" - US R&B #73

Albums[edit]

  • Magic (Dash/TK) 1977 [5][6]
  • On Fire (Dash/TK) 1978 [5]
  • T-Connection (Dash/TK) 1978 [5][6]
  • Totally Connected (Dash/TK) 1980 [5]
  • Everything Is Cool (Capitol) 1981 [5]
  • Pure & Natural (Capitol) 1982 [5][7]
  • The Game Of Life (Capitol) 1983 [5]
  • Take It to the Limit (Capitol) 1984 [5]

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.