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Steve Arrington

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Given birth to in Great Lakes, Illinois and raised in Dayton, Ohio, drummer Steve Arrington got his begin using the Little Mystics. Once they disbanded, he shifted from Ohio to SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA and in 1978 became a member of the group Slave, which surfaced from a union of two previous Ohio rings, the Youthful Mystics and Dark Satin Spirit. Arrington started being a percussionist and history vocalist but became business lead vocalist on such strikes as “Only a Contact of Appreciate,” “Viewing You,” and “Await Me.” Arrington still left Slave in 1982 and shaped a new music group, Steve Arrington’s Hall of Popularity. He experienced a spiritual transformation in 1984 through the documenting of Positive Power. Arrington documented for both Kongflather and Atlantic, experiencing his greatest achievement using the 1985 LP Dancin’ in the main element of Lifestyle. It included a high Ten R&B strike in the name track and Best 20 solitary with “Experience So Actual.” By 1986, Arrington started using his displays as discussion boards for his spiritual values, and in 1991 he remaining pop music to become minister and visitor musician on numerous albums. In ’09 2009, Arrington released Pure Thang, a modern gospel arranged. Four years later on, he teamed with Dâm-Funk for Higher, released on the Rocks Throw label. The next 12 months brought an anthology, WAY TO AVOID IT: 80-84, which drew from his Slave-assisted 1980 solo solitary, his two Hall of Popularity albums, and his personal archive of previously unreleased materials.

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Full Name Steve Arrington
Profession Singer, Minister, Audio engineer, Music Producer, Drummer, Songwriter
Nationality American
Music Groups Slave, Aurra
Music Songs Feel So Real, Weak at the Knees, Nobody Can Be You, Dancin' in the Key of Life, Last Nite / Nite Before, I Be Trippin', Beddie-Biey, Sugar Mama Baby, Summertime Lovin', I Be Goin' Hard, She Just Don't Know, 15 Rounds, Speak With Your Body, Without Your Love, Hump To The Bump, Crazy in Here!, What Do You Want From Me, Homeboy, The Jammin' National Anthem, Tap That, For the Homies, Mellow As A Cello, Good Feeling, Positive Power, Stone Love, Turn Up the Love, Hear Me Knockin', Do You Feel Me, The Way I Feel About You, Song For Coretta and Rosa, Young And Ready, Teenage Jazz
Albums Steve Arrington's Hall of Fame, Vol.1, Dancin' in the Key of Life, Way Out (80 - 84), Higher, Just a Touch of Love, The Jammin' National Anthem, Pure Thang, Stone Jam, Steve Arrington's Hall Of Fame: Positive Power, Jam Packed


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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Straight Outta Compton 2015 writer: "Weak At The Knees", "Gangsta Gangsta", "The Nigga Ya Love To Hate" - as Steven Arrington
Modern Drug 2015 Short writer: "Timber"
Pitch Perfect 2 2015 writer: "Timber" - as Steven Arrington
Todd's Pop Song Reviews 2014-2015 TV Series documentary writer - 4 episodes
Tu cara me suena - Argentina 2014 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Grand Theft Auto V 2013 Video Game writer: "Gangsta Gangsta", "Gin and Juice"
Generation Kill 2008 TV Mini-Series writer - 1 episode
Baby Boy 2001 writer: "Just a Touch Of Love"
Down to Earth 2001 "Gin and Juice"
Nurse Betty 2000 writer: "Just a Touch of Love"
Boiler Room 2000 writer: "Keepin' the Faith"
Girls Town 1996 as Arrington, "And I Say"
Murder Was the Case: The Movie 1995 Video short "Who Am I What's My Name"
Top of the Pops TV Series performer - 2 episodes, 1985 writer - 1 episode, 1985

Composer

Composer

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Let Clay Be Clay 2013 original score

Music Department

Music Department

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La jungle 2006 musician: drum

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

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Finding the Funk 2013 Documentary archival photographs

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Finding the Funk 2013 Documentary Himself
Top of the Pops 1985 TV Series Himself
Soul Train 1985 TV Series documentary Guest

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