Arguably the latest from the ’70s Ohio funk bands, Slave had an excellent run in the past due ’70s and early ’80s. Trumpeter Steve Washington created the group in Dayton in 1975. Vocalist Floyd Miller teamed with Tom Lockett Jr, Charlie Bradley, Tag Adams, Tag Hicks, Danny Webster, Orion Wilhoite, Curt Jones, and Tim Dozier. Vocalists Steve Arrington and Starleana Small arrived aboard in 1978, with Arrington eventually becoming business lead vocalist. Their 1st big strike was the thumping solitary “Slip” in 1977 for Cotillion; they continued to be with this label until 1984. Their finest tracks had been lyrically basic and sometimes silly, however the plans and rhythms had been extreme and hypnotic. Additional TOP R&B hits had been “Only a Contact of Like” in 1979, “Viewing You” in 1980, and “Snap Shot” in 1981. Small, Washington, and Lockett departed to create Aurra in 1979. Arrington himself remaining in the first ’80s. They added Charles Carter, Delburt Taylor, Sam Carter, Kevin Johnson, and Roger Parker as substitutes and continuing on, though significantly less successfully, in to the past due ’80s. They relocated to Atlantic for just one LP in 1984, after that switched towards the Atlanta-based Ichiban in 1986 for singles and LPs which were just a color of the previous vibrant Slave audio. Their latest discharge was The Funk Hits Back 1992. Rhino released Stellar Funk: THE VERY BEST of Slave, a first-rate anthology of the finest slashes, in 1994.