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The Players Association

Band, 1977-1981
R&B/Soul

Players Association were a New York based, Vanguard Records studio group, put together by drummer / arranger Chris Hills and Danny Weiss in 1977.Players Association recordings brought in session musicians such as Larry Coryell, Joe Farrell, David Sanborn, James Mtume, Mike Mandel and others. Whilst writing some of their own songs, the group mainly focused on covers. Their two biggest hits were "Disco Inferno," a cover of The Trammps tune, and their own composition "Turn the Music Up!"

        
Members
PortraitJames Mtume
bvoc, voc, key *1946 US
PortraitChris Hills
voc
PortraitRay Mantilla
cng, perc *1934 US
PortraitDanny Weiss
fl, as
PortraitMichael Brecker
ts 1949-2007 US
PortraitMike Mandel
syn, key, p US
PortraitJon Faddis
tr *1953 US
PortraitBob Berg
ts, ss, sax 1951-2002 US
PortraitDavid Sanborn
as *1945 US
PortraitSteve Khan
g *1947 US
PortraitJoe Farrell
ts, fl 1937-1986 US
PortraitKarl Ratzer
g, voc *1950 AT
Pat Rebillot
key *1935 US
PortraitTom Harrell
tr, fh *1946 US
PortraitWilbur Bascomb
b US
PortraitBob Mover
as, ss *1952 US
PortraitDavid Earle Johnson
perc, cng US
PortraitHerb Bushler
b, ep, eb *1939 US

Band Membership
Discography


Title Artist Year Type
The Players Association + Turn The Music Up!The Players Association1998Compil.
Turn The Music Up / Ride The Groove / The Get Down Mellow SoundThe Players Association1989Album
The Things You Get Me To DoThe Players Association1981Album
Let Your Body Go!The Players Association1981Album
Get On Up Now / Let Your Body Go!The Players Association1981Album
Let Your Body Go! / Groovin' On HomeThe Players Association1981Single
We're Almost ThereThe Players Association1980Single
We Got The Groove / I Like ItThe Players Association1980Album
The Get Down Mellow Mellow SoundThe Players Association1980Single
We Got The Groove!The Players Association1980Album
Ride The GrooveThe Players Association1979Single
Turn The Music Up !The Players Association1979Single
Turn The Music Up!The Players Association1979Album
Turn The Music Up!The Players Association1979Album
Get Down / Turn The Music Up / Can You Feel The ForceGene Chandler / The Players Association / The Real Thing1978Single
Born To DanceThe Players Association1977Album
We Were Born To DanceThe Players Association1977Single
Goin' To The Disco / Disco InfernoThe Players Association1977Album
The Players' AssociationThe Players Association1977Album
Disco InfernoThe Players Association1977Single
Love Hangover / I Like ItThe Players Association1977Album
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To all the music fans that are contributing on Discogs, MusicBrainz and Wikipedia. Thanks to Franz Flückiger for providing Storygram used to visualize band membership and together with Stefan Guggisberg for the visual data mining application ArtistAnalytics.
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