The Players Association/Turn the Music Up!

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All Music Guide - Rob Theakston
The Players Association weren't exactly the band du jour in disco's heyday, but they did manage to strike up a modest cult following with their first two releases, reissued here by the excellent Ace Records imprint. Make no mistake, this isn't pure commercial disco à la the chart-toppers of the time; rather, this is a wonderful hybrid of jazz, funk, and disco by skilled musicians. Granted, many of the better tunes here are covers, but "Hustlin'" and "Ride the Groove" are probably the best two tracks the band ever recorded. This is quite easily all the Players Association you could possibly want or need in your record collection.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Rob Theakston
The Players Association weren't exactly the band du jour in disco's heyday, but they did manage to strike up a modest cult following with their first two releases, reissued here by the excellent Ace Records imprint. Make no mistake, this isn't pure commercial disco à la the chart-toppers of the time; rather, this is a wonderful hybrid of jazz, funk, and disco by skilled musicians. Granted, many of the better tunes here are covers, but "Hustlin'" and "Ride the Groove" are probably the best two tracks the band ever recorded. This is quite easily all the Players Association you could possibly want or need in your record collection.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/26/1998
  • Label: Southbound Records
  • UPC: 029667711722
  • Catalog Number: 117
  • Sales rank: 62,392

Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Players Association Primary Artist
Mtume Conga
Bob Berg Tenor Saxophone, Soloist
Michael Brecker Tenor Saxophone
Jon Faddis Trumpet
Steve Khan Guitar
David Sanborn Alto Saxophone
Marvin Stamm Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Ray Mantilla Percussion, Timbales
Bob Mover Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Soloist
Mike Mandel Synthesizer, Soloist
Karl Ratzer Guitar
David Earle Johnson Percussion, Conga
Gary Anderson Reeds
Will Boulware Electric Piano, Clavinet
Herb Bushler Bass
Ed Byrne Trombone
Billy Cadieux Guitar
Joe Farrell Flute, Tenor Saxophone
Tom Harrell Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Soloist
Chris Hills Synthesizer, Bass, Guitar, Drums, Keyboards, Vocals, Clavinet
Rasan Mfalme Bass
Victor Paz Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Leon Pendarvis Piano
Gene Perla Horn Ensemble
Pat Rebillot Keyboards
Buddy Williams Conga
Wilbur Bascomb Jr. Bass
Technical Credits
Reggie Lucas Composer
Gary Anderson Horn Arrangements
Mark Berry Engineer
Chris Hills Horn Arrangements, Synthesizer Arrangements
James Mtume Composer
Jack Perricone Arranger
Danny Weiss Producer
Captain Jeff Zaraya Engineer
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