Play That Funky Music

Frontman Rob Parissi wanted to write a hit song, and his plan was to copy from the best. He read Billboard magazine, which charts the hit songs. When it arrived each week, he would pick out a song or two to copy, making it just different enough to avoid getting sued....

Back In Love Again

L.T.D. (which stood for Love, Togetherness and Devotion) was formed in Greensboro, North Carolina in 1968 by keyboardist Jimmie “J.D.” Davis and saxophonist Abraham “Onion” Miller. Both were former backing musicians for soul duo Sam and Dave....

Got To Be Real

Cheryl Lynn was born March 11, 1957, in Los Angeles, the cousin of soul singer D’La Vance. Somehow her one hit (“Got To Be Real” went to #12 in 1979) snuck in the midst of the many disco orientated hits of that year. The song’s very funky sound...