by MazeMaze


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At a time when disco reigned supreme, Maze and Frankie Beverly took the R&B charts by storm with a smooth yet gritty soul/funk approach that rejected the disco beat entirely. Growing up in the soul hotbed of Philadelphia had a definite impact on Maze's distinctive sound, which owed as much to Marvin Gaye as it did to Philly soul. Classics like "While I'm Alone," "Lady of Magic," "You," and the hit "Happy Feelin's" earned Maze an intensely devoted bunch of followers, who will tell you in a minute that the charismatic Beverly is the very essence of a soul singer. Though it wasn't a single, one of the best offerings on the album is "Colorblind," a jewel expressing Beverly's frustration over the racial polarization that plagued the U.S. in 1977 and remained alive and well years later. This outstanding debut album didn't do much in the pop market, but thanks to enthusiastic support from the R&B market, it went gold.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/18/2004
Label: The Right Stuff
UPC: 0724359647623
catalogNumber: 96476

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Maze   Primary Artist
Frankie Beverly   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Robin Duhe   Bass,Bass Guitar,Group Member
Joe Provost   Drums,Group Member
McKinley Williams   Percussion,Vocals,Background Vocals,Group Member
Sam Porter   Organ,Keyboards,Group Member
Roame Lowry   Conga,Background Vocals
Wayne Thomas   Guitar,Group Member
Wuaneg Thomas   Guitar
Ronald Lowry   Conga,Vocals,Group Member
Wayne "Ziggy" Lindsay   Synthesizer,Keyboards

Technical Credits

Larkin Arnold   Liner Notes,Executive Producer
Frankie Beverly   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
John Nowland   Engineer
David Nathan   Liner Notes
Roy Kohara   Art Direction
Shusei Nagaoka   Illustrations

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