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The Strikers

This NY group had some disco/club hits in the first ’80s for Prelude. Drummer Milton Dark brown, bassist Willie Slaughter, keyboardist Howie Adolescent, guitarist Robert Gilliom, saxophonist Darryl Gibbs, and lead vocalist Ruben Faison got their first achievement with “Body Music” in 1981. It reached the R&B Best 30. The follow-up, “In . by In .,” flopped, however the Strikers’ solitary “Contagious,” in 1982, was another golf club winner. Brown ultimately became Warp 9’s business lead singer.

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