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Turn the Music Up

 

 
Soul boy Chris Hills was the chief architect of the Players Association, a loose configuration of session players that at various points included the Brecker Brothers and Jon Faddis as members.  Although most of the musicians involved had a jazz background, the Players Association specialized in funky disco songs.  Whether they did it as a change of pace or a money-making venture we'll never know, but listening to their classics "I Like It," "Turn the Music Up" and "We Were Born to Dance" shows them to be quite an adept dance band, disproving the myth that "musicianship" and "disco" were mutually exclusive terms.

Players Association's Deepest Grooves

Players Association (Vanguard, 1976)
The first and most collectable album.  Kicking off with "I Like It" and its famous intro, this also features their versions of "Love Hangover" and "For the Love of You," the first of several covers they recorded.

Born to Dance (Vanguard, 1977)
More of a cult item than anything, for some reason this is the sole Players Association album on compact disc in the United States.

Turn the Music Up (Vanguard, 1979)

We Got the Groove (Vanguard, 1980)
Features "The Get Down Mellow Sound," the only single to dent the charts.

Let Your Body Go (Vanguard, 1981)

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