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Unique74 Remembers… MARK ADAMS

Rest In Paradise to one of the BADDEST..(in my top 5 of funk bass players)..He was the groove factor for Dayton, Ohio’s own SLAVE.. MARK ADAMS. He will be greatly missed..(Thank You for making my childhood the coolest and the funkiest..Rest well..)

Top 5 Favorite Mark Adams SLAVE Sessions>

You and Me
Watching You
Just a Touch of Love
Slide Pts 1&2
Steal Your Heart Away

Bonus:
Inside Out | Oddessy

2 responses

  1. …..When looking at the great soul music geographies of the past quarter century perhaps the most criminally overlooked is Ohio the breeding ground for a generation of hot funk acts that came into their own in the 70s and early 80s including the Ohio Players Zapp Midnight Star and Dayton. One of the premiere Ohio groups of this era was Slave. Formed in Dayton in 1975 Slave originally consisted of bass guitarist Mark Adams trumpter Steve Washington drummer Tim Dozier guitarist Mark Hicks sax players Orion Wilhoite and Tom Lockett trombone player Floyd Miller keyboardist Carter Bradley and vocalist Danny Webster. In March of 2011 bassist Mark Adams died leaving a strong legacy of great work. I think that from a market standpoint it would be great to come up with some old archive concerts or concert footage from the 70s-early 80s if possible and sell and package the dvd add a old school poster with signatures on it for 29.95 a pop and people will respond to that…just keeping it real and telling it like it should be told.I do have a copy of a partial show they did in 1981 Don Kirshner Rock Concert in addition to a concert in Long Beach Cali by the new lineup.I love Slave but the new sound with Mark Drac Hicks and some no-name homies of his just wasnt cutting it.Mark Adams Steve Arrington and those old cats were the real slave…Im out …..

    March 23, 2011 at 12:01 pm

  2. Chris Jones

    Mark, I feel truly blessed to have had the opportunity to perform with you. I know that you have taken the funk to heaven.

    June 20, 2011 at 9:52 pm

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