SLAVE: Their first big hit “Gold Record” was the thumping single "Slide" in 1977 for Cotillion, where they remained until 1984. Their best tracks were lyrically simple and to the point, but the arrangements and rhythms were intense and hypnotic. Other Top Ten R&B hits were "Just a Touch of Love" in 1979, "Watching You" in 1980, and "Snap Shot" in 1981. Later, Slave moved to Atlantic Records for one LP in 1984, then switched to the Atlanta-based Ichiban in 1986 for singles and LPs that moderate success. Their most recent release was The Funk Strikes Back in 1992. Rhino issued Stellar Funk: The Best of Slave, a first-rate anthology of their finest cuts, in 1994.
In 2009, Get On Up was born out of native Ohio corn fed soul. They are talented musicians who perform the greatest Funk music from the 1960's through today. They do it with energy, style and class, while sharing the fun with the crowd, in one performance after another. Get On Up is now a powerhouse of new and classic funk and R&B music, and is firmly positioned as the premier Funk authority in northeast Ohio. The band enjoys playing more than sixty great funk and R&B songs and the list is still growing. When people hear Get On Up, they get up, dance, drink, eat, and celebrate. The band keeps the dance floor jumping all night long. For a Funky good time, check out Get On Up and bring your dancing shoes! You'll be glad you did.