Van Jones - Take To The Light And Wind
From the album Time Has Made Me New (1981)
"Chuck Wright has been stepping to his own music since he was a kid with his piano and organ playing, besides driving his mother crazy with his drums. By his own admission he has done everything he's wanted to do in life ever since: be a professional organist and play with a gospel group. And look at him... in his early twenties, Chuck is a popular staff organist and product specialist for Conn Organ Company in Oklahoma City. His fresh creative approach to music and rare combination of talent, delightful personality, good looks and naturalness make him a standout in the organ business."
"It's 6 o'clock, are you ready to rock?" That was the opening tagline of The Scene, a dance show that ran daily from 1975-1987 on Detroit's WGPR channel 62, the world's first and (at the time) only black-owned tv station. The show had higher ratings than the 6:00 news on other channels and was so widely seen that its dancers became local celebrities overnight. (the song above is Kano's "I'm Ready")
The Funkateers dancing to Tom Tom Club's "Wordy Rappinghood" on The Scene in Detroit. The group hailed from Inkster, Michigan and were worshipped in Detroit for the unique dance they created called "The Funkateer", a unique combination of jitting and popping.
Slingshot were Detroit natives whose one and only chart entry was a medley of Steely Dan's "Do It Again" and Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean," which hit #1 on the Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart in 1983.