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Focused around leader Steve Washington and singers Starleana Young and Curtis Jones, Aurra was an outgrowth from the Ohio-based funk group Slave. They documented a small number of albums throughout their past due-’70s and early-’80s lifetime, with the majority of that result released on Salsoul. The group’s account shifted continuously, with a lot of the music artists having solid ties to Slave. Aurra helped consider Salsoul in to the ’80s by documenting dancefloor-friendly material by using synthesizers and programmed rhythms. As the almost all Salsoul’s early produces featured complex string sections, mainly live instrumentation, and thumping disco foundations, ’80s tasks such as for example Aurra took benefit of studio room technology and appealed to membership DJs and radio developers alike by focusing similarly on traditional songcraft and dance rhythms. Washington instigated Aurra as a family group affair of kinds, using various close friends and members from the Slave street crew to complete the group’s lineup; at several points, Aurra’s workers swelled to twelve. As well as the primary of Washington, Little, and Jones, Aurra’s account included Tag Adams, Steve Arrington, Charles “Cedell” Carter, Philip Field, Pal “Hanks” Henderson, Jennifer Ivory, Tom Lockett, William Little, and Mike Little. Washington helped Aurra rating a agreement with Salsoul, among the leading disco brands. Their self-titled 1980 debut was in fact released on Wish, a subsidiary of Salsoul, but their following three albums — 1981’s Send Your Appreciate, 1982’s JUST A LITTLE Appreciate, and 1983’s Live and Allow Live — had been released on Salsoul correct. Around enough time Live and Allow Live was conceived and released, economic matters begun to trigger turmoil inside the group. Little and Jones grew more and more distrustful of Washington, and the strain became so excellent that a disappointed Washington still left and wanted to offer Aurra’s brand to Small and Jones. Washington finished up keeping the name — allegedly after Youthful and Jones didn’t follow through around the present — and documented an Aurra record for Mission with new regular membership, including former Bride-to-be of Funkenstein Sheila Horne and Chaka Khan sibling Tag Stephens. Because of the legal protestations of Youthful and Jones, the record hardly ever noticed the light of time. Little and Jones documented a 5th Aurra record after departing Salsoul. Evidently, Salsoul’s improprieties had been another way to obtain strife inside the group. Released on Following Plateau, 1985’s Like I LOVE It provided Aurra their initial chart hit within the U.K, by means of the name track. Which was the final anyone would hear from Aurra in name. Weary of additional legal hassles, Youthful and Jones continuing beneath the name Déj? and have scored lots two R&B graph strike in 1987 with “Me and you Tonight.” Youthful divide from Jones in 1988 and proceeded to go single; she released an record in 1991 and in addition did history vocal work on her behalf hubby, Kool & the Gang’s J.T. Taylor. Jones continuing Déj? with Mysti Time and released another record under that name.

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Full Name Aurra
Music Songs Are You, Make Up Your Mind, Like I Like It, You and Me Tongiht, Checking You Out, That's Where You'll Find Me, Nasty Disposition, Send Your Love, A Little Love, Such a Feeling, When I Come Home, Live and Let Live, Keep Doin' It, Made to Be Together, Coming to Get You, In the Mood to Groove, Kingston Lady, Baby Love, Perfect Date, Bedtime Story, Patience, You're the Only One, Living Inside Myself, Still Free, Turn The Lights Down Low, Happy Feeling, Such a Feeling, Part 2, In My Arms, Something Tells Me, It's You, You Can't Keep on Walking, Got to Get My Lady Back
Albums Send Your Love, Like I Like It, Live and Let Live, Anthology Vol. 1, A Little Love, Serious, Chithiram (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), Aurra, Satisfaction, The Best of Aurra, Definitive Collection, Anthology, Greatest Hits


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