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Manchild is an American 1970s soul band from Indianapolis, Indiana. They are best known for having a teenaged Babyface in the group before he moved over to Dick Griffey's SOLAR Records to be in the band The Deele along with Antonio "L.A." Reid. They released two albums and had a minor hit with "Especially For You". The band also included Daryl Simmons and guitarist Reggie Griffin, who would later work extensively with Babyface during his solo career.

PortraitDaryl Simmons
*1957 US
PortraitReggie Griffin
Robert Parson
dr, clap
PortraitKenneth Edmonds
voc *1959 US
Anthony Johnson
clap, eb
Kevin Ferrell
voc, bvoc, clap
Popular Tracks   
Especially for You on Power & Love / Feel the Phuff by Manchild
One Tender Moment on Power & Love / Feel the Phuff by Manchild
We Need We on Power & Love / Feel the Phuff by Manchild
Got Away with Some Bullsh*t (Street Version) on Got Away with Some Bullsh*t by Manchild
For Nobody (feat. Swift Wizdom) on Got Away with Some Bullsh*t by Manchild
Joy on Power & Love / Feel the Phuff by Manchild
These Are the Things That Are Special to Me on Power & Love / Feel the Phuff by Manchild
Microphone Rush (produced by Jon Doe) on Shades of Grey by Braille
Taking It to the Streets on Power & Love / Feel the Phuff by Manchild
Walk Alone ft. Manchild, Playdough on Back To Dust by Sev Statik

Track list and 30sec audio provided by


Title Artist Year Type
A Golden Classics EditionManchild1997Compil.
Power And Love / Feel The PhuffManchild1997Compil.
One Tender MomentManchild Featuring Kenneth Edmonds1989Album
Feel The PhuffManchild1978Album
Especially For You / Takin' It To The StreetsManchild1977Single
(I Want To Feel Your) Power And LoveManchild1977Single
Power And LoveManchild1977Album
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