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B.T. Express

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This funk-disco group was formed by Jeff Lane in Brooklyn through the ’70s. They were only available in 1972 because the Ruler Davis Home Rockers, and afterwards were known as the Brooklyn Trucking Express. The roster contains saxophonist/vocalist Costs Risbrook, percussionist Dennis Rowe, guitarist Rick Thompson, saxophonist/flutist Carlos Ward, keyboardist Michael Jones (Kashif), lead guitarist/vocalist Wesley Hall, drummer Leslie Ming, bassist, organist and vocalist Louis Risbrook, and vocalist Barbara Joyce Lomas. Their debut LP Get it done (‘Til You’re Pleased) got two number-one R&B and TOP pop hits within the name lower and “Express.” Following LPs yielded two even more R&B TOP singles, “Provide It EVERYTHING YOU Got/Peace Tube” in 1975 and “Can’t Prevent Groovin’ Right now, Wanna GET IT DONE EVEN MORE” in 1976. After 1977’s “Shout It Out,” which damaged the R&B Best 20 (quantity 12), the group slumped using the recording Shout! These were off the graphs until 1980. They produced a slight return that yr with B.T. Express 1980, though just the solitary “QUIT the Funk (Let’s Dance)” managed to get into the Best 40 (quantity 24). They later on documented for Record Shack, Earthtone, and Ruler Davis, but couldn’t duplicate their previously success. Kashif obtained hits like a maker, performer, and composer within the ’80s.

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Full Name B. T. Express
Music Songs Do It, Express, Give Up the Funk, If It Don't Turn You On, Peace Pipe, Give It What You Got, Once You Get It, This House Is Smokin', Can't Stop Groovin' Now, Wanna Do It Some More, Does It Feel Good, That's What I Want For You Baby, Make Your Body Move, This Must Be the Night for Love, Ride on B.T., You Got It - I Want It, Energy Level, Energy to Burn, Still Good - Still Like It, Takin' Off, Depend on Yourself, What You Do in the Dark, Shout It Out!, We Got It Together, Mental Telepathy, Discotizer, You Got Something, Devil's Workshop, Now That We Found Love, Funk Theory, Cowboy Dancer, It's in Your Blood, Whatcha Think About That?
Albums Shout! (Shout It Out), Do It, Energy to Burn, Non-Stop, Keep It Up, Live, 1980, DO IT ('TIL YOU'RE SATISFIED), Function at the Junction, Percy Sledge Greatest Hits, Express, The Best Of, Greatest Hits


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TitleYearStatusCharacter
Grand Theft Auto V 2013 Video Game performer: "Do It 'Til You're Satisfied"
Invincible 2006 performer: "Do It Til You're Satisfied"
The Dukes of Hazzard 2005 performer: "Do It Til You're Satisfied"
The Hot Chick 2002 performer: "Do It Til You're Satisfied"
Auto Focus 2002 performer: "Give It What You Got"
Serving Sara 2002 performer: "Do It Till You're Satisfied"
Rush Hour 2 2001 performer: "Area Codes"
With God on Our Side: The Rise of the Religious Right in America 1996 TV Mini-Series documentary performer: "Do It Till You're Satisfied", "If It Don't Turn You On"
The Stöned Age 1994 performer: "Do It Til You're Satisfied"
The Inkwell 1994 performer: "If It Don't Turn You On", "Everything Good To You", "Devil's Workshop", "Do You Like It", "This House Is Smokin'", "Once You Get It", "Do It 'Til You're Satisfied"
Carlito's Way 1993 performer: "Do It 'Til You're Satisfied"
Guncrazy 1992 performer: "DO IT 'TILL YOU'RE SATISFIED"
Kärleksvirveln 1977 performer: "Discotizer"
Revenge and Punishment 1977 performer: "Do It Till You're Satisfied" - uncredited
Prey of a Call Girl 1977 performer: "Do It 'Til You're Satisfied" - uncredited
Pornocopia Sensual 1976 performer: "Do It Till You're Satisfied" - uncredited

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Soul Train 1974-1977 TV Series Themselves / Themselves - Guests
The Mike Douglas Show 1976 TV Series Themselves - Funk Disco Group
New American Bandstand 1965 1975 TV Series Themselves
Rock Concert 1974-1975 TV Series Themselves

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