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Positive Force

An eight-piece funk/spirit band comprising six adult males and two females (Brenda Reynolds and Vickie Drayton), Positive Pressure were founded in Pa through the initiatives of Reynolds and Albert Williams. These were uncovered by Nate Edmonds, an organist/pianist, article writer, arranger, and manufacturer for everyone Platinum/Stang/Sugarhill Information, who got them a cope with Sugarhill. Edmonds, who offered because the group’s coach, also played body organ with Curtis Knight & the Squires, a music group that included Jimi Hendrix, within the middle-’60s. Positive Force’s most-successful functionality was an uncredited party atmosphere performance in the Sugarhill Gang’s “Rapper’s Joy.” However, achievement under their name eluded them; their debut, “We Got the Funk” (1979), flopped in the us but became a small-ish membership hit in britain. Sugarhill released an record, Positive Power, in 1980 plus a second one, “Specifically for You.” Once again, nothing sales-wise in the us, but they appreciated just a little cult pursuing within the U.K. and made an appearance at the top from the Pops tv program — their 1st and only flavor of stardom. “We Got the Funk” produced another appearance within the U.K. graphs within a medley from Calibre Slashes; the occasion designated their last graph displaying. They reemerged in 1982 as Positive Express for your final recording, entitled Changing Occasions, a jv by Triumph and Sugarhill Information. After the solitary “Thanks for visiting the Party” b/w “Not really externally” (the Occasions’ debut strike) stiffed out, they disbanded. Though known for funk, Positive Pressure/Express acquired a slow aspect, which they confirmed on the albums via tearjerkers like “Today It Snowed.”

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