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Brooklyn Bronx & Queens Band
Brooklyn Bronx & Queens Band
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop, R&B
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Remastered reissue of 1983 album. EMI. 2004.


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All Artists: Bb&Q
Title: Brooklyn Bronx & Queens Band
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: EMI
Release Date: 8/30/2004
Album Type: Import
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop, R&B
Styles: Disco, Dance Pop, By Decade, 1970s, Soul
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 724357889827


Album Description
Remastered reissue of 1983 album. EMI. 2004.

CD Reviews

An excellent album!!
Patrik Andersson | Stockholm Sweden | 12/30/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"When the Guadeloupe born businessman and executive producer Jacques Fred Petrus and his main musical producer and co-worker Italian Mauro Malavasi (today a well-known producer of artist like Andrea Bocelli) in 1981 had a bunch of tracks ready for release they created a new band. They named it "The Brooklyn, Bronx and Queens band", or just B. B. & Q. band as they most often later on was called, after the three main areas in New York. The dynamic duo, that in 1975 had created the "Goody Music Production" company (later transformed to Little Macho Productions), had earlier during the late 70s created and produced bands like Macho, Revanche, Peter Jacques band and foremost Change.

In 1981 all of them, except Change were either gone or put aside at the expense of other and newer projects, and B. B. & Q. band were one of them. Via New York guitarist Doc Powell net of contacts Petrus hired Paris Ford (called Peewee Ford on the debut record) on bass guitar and his "cats" containing Abdul Wali Mohammed on guitar, Ike Floyd as lead singer, Dwayne Perdue on drums and Kevin Nance on keyboards to be the band.

Even though they released only four albums between 1981 and 1985 the band should have had much more attention than they actually received back then, and even today, they certainly earn it! On this brilliant 1981 self titled debut album of which the genius Malavasi wrote six of the eight tracks you'll get a smooth pop funk set of music with infectious melodies and punchy guitars. The album includes the excellent dance hit "On the beat" that reached the number 8 spot on Billboard's chart. But you'll also get the irresistible "Time for love" with a powerful and haunting song effort, joyous, "Starlette", with a dreamy break, and "Mistakes" with plenty of groovy guitars!

This rare album, previously never released on CD, is a must have in any dance music collection! (This review of mine can also be seen at Amazon UK)"
Three great songs within an uneven album.
Zachary Guzman | 10/05/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This album (which was originally released in 1981, not 1983 as it incorrectly states in Product Information) is a mixed bag of sleek R&B/Dance music from the talented musicians mostly responsible for albums from Change ("A Lover's Holiday"), High Fashion ("Feeling Lucky Lately"), Revanche ("1979, It's Dancing Time"), Macho ("I'm A Man") and others.
A good percentage of their music mixed Italian musicians with American ones and this album is one of the many examples. Three of the songs on this album deserve mention: The top ten R&b hit "On The Beat" opens up this cd and it's quite the shaker. It's perfect for that old school house party. "Time For Love", though slower, is more sophisticated and dreamy, with a great instrumental break.
Then there's my favourite song on this album, the beautifully played "Starlette." With it's speedy staccato vocals and latin-tinged percussion section, you get to find out just how amazingly talented these musicians truly are. It's a breathtaking track.
One very interesting fact I recently found out about "Starlette" is that the song was originally intended to be included on Change's debut album "The Glow Of Love" the previous year."
Brooklyn Bronx & Queens Band....a long time waiting!
L. Mangum | Bronx, NY | 03/04/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I F*_*king love this group! It took a long time to get this on CD. But Their best album was "GENIE" which is only on vinyl still...which has the titles "Dreamer" & "On the Shelf". If anyone has this on CD, I would pay top dollar for it.

For more details on this band, visit the famous page by the producer: