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In the beginning, the lines separating disco and funk were very thin.  Crown Heights Affair straddled the line between the two for a series of dancefloor favorites.    Discovered by producer/mentor Freida Nerangis in 1971, it wasn't until 1974 that their first single "Sex Trip" was recorded.  Next year's "Dreaming A Dream" launched their disco success and they kept it coming with "Foxy Lady," "Far Out," and the Shaft-influenced "Dancin'."    Later, slightly more-smoothed out material like "Use Your Body and Soul" and "Galaxy of Love" also did the business in the clubs.  Group members Ray Reid and William Anderson enjoyed a prolific writing and production career in the early 1980s, with credits for several acts on Prelude.

Crown Heights Affair's Deepest Grooves

Dreaming a Dream (De-Lite, 1975)

Do It Your Way (De-Lite, 1976)
"Searching For A Love" is just as worthy of your attention as "Far Out."

Dream World (De-Lite, 1978)

Dance Lady Dance (De-Lite, 1979)

Sure Shot (De-Lite, 1980)

I Got Somethin' for Ya (De-Lite, 1980s)

Struck Gold (De-Lite, 1983)

Greatest Hits (Unidisc, 1991)

Essential Dancefloor Artists (Deepbeats, 1995)
Compilation of most of the Affair's best material.  Includes extended versions of "Dreaming A Dream," "Foxy Lady," and the original 12" mix of "Dancin'."

Copyright 2001 B. Graff.  All rights reserved.

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