When the O’Jays, the Dramatics, or Bloodstone had added a lady singer and incorporated bebop-influenced harmonies, they could have sounded something similar to SIDE-EFFECT — a unique soul and funk vocal quartet from the ’70s and early ’80s. SIDE-EFFECT was never a huge name in R&B — and its own materials wasn’t as regularly solid as that of the O’Jays — nonetheless it did possess a recognizable and interesting audio. The group was shaped in LA in-may 1972, when it began as an all-male trio and contains Louis Patton, Gregory Matta, and head Augie Johnson. The last mentioned had been performing since years as a child — actually, Johnson was among the youngsters who sang on Frank Sinatra’s 1959 strike “High Expectations.” SIDE-EFFECT became a quartet when, in 1974, Johnson, Patton, and Matta made a decision to add a feminine vocalist and employed L.A. indigenous Sylvia Nabors. In 1975, SIDE-EFFECT signed with Dream and documented its self-titled debut recording, that was, like following efforts, made by Wayne Henderson of Crusaders popularity. By enough time Side Effect documented its second recording, THE THING YOU NEED, in 1976, Nabors have been changed by Helen Lowe. After that, in 1977, Lowe was changed by Sylvia St. Wayne, who recorded using the group in 1977 and 1978. St. Wayne’ following alternative was Miki Howard, a talented vocalist who sang using the group for a couple years before putting your signature on with Atlantic in 1986 and getting well known like a solo artist.