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    (1969- )
    Born in Vallejo, California
    Recorded 'Chase Me,' 'Ffun,' and 'Love's Train'
    Michael Cooper (Guitar &, Lead vocals)
    Karl Fuller (Trumpet & vocals)
    Paul "Maceo" Harrell (Saxophone, flute, & vocals)
    Cedric Martin (Bass & vocals)
    Louis A. McCall Sr. (Drums, percussion, and vocals)
    Ron Moton (Saxophone, flute & vocals)
    Felton Pilate (Trombone, keyboards, guitar, and lead vocals)
    Danny 'Sweet Man' Thomas (Keyboards and vocals)
    They wore brightly-colored, tight-fitting bodysuits and silver platform boots as stage attire.
    Numerous rappers have sampled their funky backbeats.
    Their signature ballad 'Love's Train' came about after Michael Cooper and Felton Pilate discovered they were dating the same woman.
    Louis punched out main songwriter Felton over a royalties dispute.
    The altercation led to Felton exiting the group and the end of their success.
    They were high school classmates when the band was created.
    Fellow Bay Area funksters Sly and the Family Stone were a main influence.
    Felton Pilate became a successful producer.
    Louis McCall was shot to death in a home invasion robbery.
    They continued to find success on the oldies circuit.

Credit: Black Chic

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