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Thread started 04/12/19 10:50pm

phunkdaddy

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Ozone - Gigolette

Teena Marie produced this number for the band

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Reply #1 posted 04/12/19 10:51pm

SoulAlive

classic 1981 jam
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Reply #2 posted 04/13/19 12:04pm

Abdul

I like the other track Teena produced off this album even more "Keep On Dancin"

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Reply #3 posted 04/13/19 7:21pm

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phunkdaddy said:

Teena Marie produced this number for the band

I have a white label promo 12" of this and you simply have to hear how good the rhythm section sounds with a decent needle digging deep into the first-press vinyl and digging out the very best of the bass and drums. It's a religious experience, let me tell ya.

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Reply #4 posted 04/13/19 7:46pm

SoulAlive

Ozone is a great,and very underrated,band.They came back in 1982 with another kickass jam,"Strut My Thing".

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Reply #5 posted 04/14/19 5:23pm

Abdul

"Here I Go Again" (1983)

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Reply #6 posted 04/14/19 5:26pm

Abdul

"Walk On" (1980)

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Reply #7 posted 04/14/19 5:28pm

Abdul

"Funkin' On The One" (1982)

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Reply #8 posted 04/14/19 5:30pm

Abdul

"Do What Cha Wanna" (1981)

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Reply #9 posted 04/14/19 5:33pm

Abdul

Ozone played on and produced my favorite song by High Inergy "Skate To The Rhythm" (1979)

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Reply #10 posted 04/14/19 11:06pm

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Abdul said:

"Funkin' On The One" (1982)

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Fits right in with 1982. My favorite year in music.

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Reply #11 posted 04/15/19 10:35am

SoulAlive

fun fact: The model on their 1982 album Lil Suzy is a young Jill Jones.She had Motown connections back then.....singing backup for Teena Marie and she also knew Berry Gordy and Rick James.

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Reply #12 posted 04/16/19 1:59pm

SoulAlive

I need a 'best of' CD from these guys smile

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Reply #13 posted 04/16/19 6:08pm

Abdul

SoulAlive said:

I need a 'best of' CD from these guys smile

If one exists let me know Soul, they are one of those early 80's Motown acts that got no attention back then and are forgotten by most now.

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Reply #14 posted 04/20/19 7:30am

SoulAlive

Abdul said:

SoulAlive said:

I need a 'best of' CD from these guys smile

If one exists let me know Soul, they are one of those early 80's Motown acts that got no attention back then and are forgotten by most now.

Yeah,they never got the attention and recognition that they deserved.

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Reply #15 posted 04/20/19 7:51am

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phunkdaddy said:

Teena Marie produced this number for the band

This song remains in my playlist til this day that Lady Tee(whom I met a few times) produced. I love the instrumental version also & always wish Teena would have kept it for herself. But of course she barely pumped out three albums before Motown forbid her to release anymore music. What a waste of a talented artist they had.

So Prince, whom fought 4 his first record deal & got it, fought 4 a movie deal & got it, fought 4 freedom from his WB contract & got it, fought 4 his masters & got them.Gets a curable illness & says 2 himself ok, I'm done. "Life is a Box Of Chocolates"
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Reply #16 posted 04/23/19 7:13pm

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Yes, Ozone was the shiznit. They were one of the bands who broke up too soon.

Not too long ago i was looking for them on Spotify. Do ya'll know if any of their albums are on CD?

Rest in Peace Bettie Boo. See u soon.
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Reply #17 posted 04/23/19 11:51pm

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JoeyC said:

Yes, Ozone was the shiznit. They were one of the bands who broke up too soon.

Not too long ago i was looking for them on Spotify. Do ya'll know if any of their albums are on CD?

I don't know about CD but I think their 3 albums are on Spotify.

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Reply #18 posted 04/24/19 12:18am

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phunkdaddy said:

JoeyC said:

Yes, Ozone was the shiznit. They were one of the bands who broke up too soon.

Not too long ago i was looking for them on Spotify. Do ya'll know if any of their albums are on CD?

I don't know about CD but I think their 3 albums are on Spotify.


Oh snap, you're right(just checked again). There's so many groups, rappers etc on Spotify, that are named Ozone, that i missed them the last time i checked. It's weird though. They are the first Ozone listed. IDK what happened the last time. Anyway, cool...

Rest in Peace Bettie Boo. See u soon.
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Reply #19 posted 04/24/19 5:28pm

Abdul

JoeyC said:


Oh snap, you're right(just checked again). There's so many groups, rappers etc on Spotify, that are named Ozone, that i missed them the last time i checked. It's weird though. They are the first Ozone listed. IDK what happened the last time. Anyway, cool...

They have five albums titled:

Walk On (1980)

Jump On It (1981)

Send It (1981)

Lil' Suzy (1982)

Glasses (1983)

Hope this helps Joey C!

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Reply #20 posted 04/24/19 9:35pm

SoulAlive

I’m headed to Spotify to check out their albums,too biggrin I didn’t even know that their music was on there
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Reply #21 posted 04/28/19 3:53am

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SoulAlive said:

fun fact: The model on their 1982 album Lil Suzy is a young Jill Jones.She had Motown connections back then.....singing backup for Teena Marie and she also knew Berry Gordy and Rick James.






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Reply #22 posted 04/28/19 6:42am

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SoulAlive said:

fun fact: The model on their 1982 album Lil Suzy is a young Jill Jones.She had Motown connections back then.....singing backup for Teena Marie and she also knew Berry Gordy and Rick James.

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Didn't Jill also did some backup vocals work for this band too? I read some where she did.

I thought I heard her and Teena Marie's backup vocals on this song Gigolette?

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Reply #23 posted 05/01/19 7:05am

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SoulAlive said:

fun fact: The model on their 1982 album Lil Suzy is a young Jill Jones.She had Motown connections back then.....singing backup for Teena Marie and she also knew Berry Gordy and Rick James.

I like this "fun fact".. & that's definitely JJ.

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Reply #24 posted 05/01/19 7:24am

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I've always liked this song.. even though it's essentially "Square Biz part II"

very funky, percussive bass line

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in ALL MY DREAMS..
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Reply #25 posted 05/01/19 1:24pm

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SoulAlive said:

fun fact: The model on their 1982 album Lil Suzy is a young Jill Jones.She had Motown connections back then.....singing backup for Teena Marie and she also knew Berry Gordy and Rick James.

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Didn't Jill also did some backup vocals work for this band too? I read some where she did.

I thought I heard her and Teena Marie's backup vocals on this song Gigolette?

Not sure,but it seems likely.

I wonder how things would have turned out for Jill if she had signed with Motown and worked with Teena and Rick on her debut album.

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Reply #26 posted 05/03/19 6:44pm

Abdul

Tune Up (1981)

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Reply #27 posted 05/03/19 11:57pm

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Tune Up

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Reply #28 posted 05/16/19 10:37pm

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Been digging this one lately. Ozone's bass player is sick.

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