Dyke And The Blazers - Songs

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Dyke & The Blazers were a pioneering funk band with a signature raw, gritty sound that became famous during the late 1960s. Their best known songs include the high-energy "We Got More Soul" (1969) and the hard-driving "Let A Woman Be A Woman - Let A Man Be A Man" (1969), the latter of which is among funk's all-time most sampled songs. Other top hits include the original version of "Funky Broadway" (1967) later made famous by Wilson Pickett.

Formed in 1965 in Buffalo, New York and later based in Phoenix, Arizona, key members included Alvin Battle (bass), Willie Earl (drums), Alvester "Pig" Jacobs (guitar), Bernard Williams (saxophone), and lead singer Arlester "Dyke" Christian (June 13, 1943 - March 13, 1971) who also served as the group's main songwriter. Dyke & The Blazers disbanded in 1971 when Christian's life and career were tragically cut short at age 27 when he was fatally shot in Phoenix.

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Dyke And The Blazers

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