With one foot in disco and the other in soul/funk, the Crown Heights Affair had a very recognizable sound that effectively combined grit and gloss. The Brooklyn residents could get funky, but it wasn't the type of hardcore, gutbucket funk that Parliament/Funkadelic, Rick James, the Ohio Players, the Bar-Kays and the Gap Band were known for. And while Crown Heights Affair had plenty of disco appeal, it wasn't the type of Euro-disco that Cerrone, the Silver Convention and Donna Summer gave us. One of the band's best albums was Do It Your Way, which boasted the Top 20 R&B hit "Dancin'." While radio favored "Dancin'," clubs weren't about to play the single exclusively -- club DJs considered the entire album fair game, and they knew that infectious album cuts like "Music Is the World," "Love Me" and "Searching for Your Love" could easily bring a dance floor to life. Thankfully, Unidisc reissued Do It Your Way on CD in 1994.
Performance CreditsCrown Heights Affair Primary Artist
William Anderson Guitar,Vocals
James Baynard Trumpet,Flugelhorn,Vocals
Britt Britton Conductor
Freida Nerangis Conductor
Bert Reid Tenor Saxophone,Vocals
Raymond Reid Trombone,Vocals
Raymond Rock Percussion,Drums,Vocals
Muki Wilson Bass,Vocals
Howie Young Keyboards
Phillip Thomas Vocals
Technical CreditsBritt Britton Arranger,Producer
Haydn Harris Engineer
Tony May Engineer
Freida Nerangis Arranger,Producer
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Do It Your Way based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Clearly the best LP recorded by the Crown Heights Affair.Far Out and Dancin were my favorite Tracks.Music Is The World is a cut I included in all of my tapes back in the day.Always wanted to know the name of the model on the album cover...