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Brooklyn, Bronx & Queens ...




B.B. & Q. Band (acronym for Brooklyn, Bronx and Queens) is an American group formed in 1981 by businessman Jacques Fred Petrus. Group originally composed of Mauro Malavasi, Paris Ford, Paolo Gianolio, Terry Sylverlight, Kevin Nance and Ike Floyd. All of them come from the 3 boroughs that make up the name of the group.


The group's first album was released in 1981 and contains the now cult "On the Beat" which will remain as the main success of this group.


The second album "All night long" was released in 1982 and contained 2 interesting titles, "All night long" and "Imagination" which were to be quite successful.


Other albums will be released thereafter but which will experience only relative success.


To discover or rediscover.


Discography (among others ...) :

• Time for love 1981

• Starlette 1981

• On the beat 1981

• Imagination 1982

• All night long 1982

• Keep it hot 1983

• She’s a woman 1983

• On the shelf 1985

• Genie 1985

• Minutes away 1985

• Dreamer 1986

• Ricochet 1987



Clips :


1981 ... pure funk beginnings, very revealing of what was done at the time in terms of sounds. A true model of the genre !



1981 ... a top trendy sound which is confirmed with this second title. All that's missing is a little stroke of genius to polish all of this and produce the title of exception that allows us to enter the legend ...



1981 ... it will not have been necessary to wait long, the stroke of genius, here it is ! The group signs here quite simply one of the most HUGE Dance hits of the decade and this end of the XXth century. This title will literally set fire to all Dancefloor on the planet and explode the notoriety of the group accordingly. MO-NU-MEN-TAL !



1982 ... a very nice suite at the top of the Funk but which cannot compete with the previous jewel, we would have suspected it. Anyway, the song is quality and that's the main thing !



1982 ... in the same vein. It is rhythmic and it grooves serious but paradoxically the public begins to lose interest in the group. Tough law of the trade ...



1983 ... small transition phase with a title with medium inspiration. Race result : free fall in the Charts with a title that will not even be classified ...



1983 ... a year 83 which will not necessarily remain as the best for the group, that's clear. Two titles released and none will have the expected success ...



1985 ... empty year in 1984 and returned to average form the following year. But a form that is enough to temporarily reconnect with success. Like what, nothing is never finished ...



1985 ... the group dares the gentle parenthesis and the least we can say is that they are far from being ridiculous in this area. This is called a pleasant surprise !



1985 ... the group returns completely metamorphosed in this year 1985 and gives us titles which have nothing more to do with the titles which made their fame. And why not...



1986 ... back to Dance, their favorite field. Unfortunately, this will not be enough to put them back in the race ...



1987 ... the adventure was short but the adventure was beautiful ! Even if the adventure ends with this last title, the group can still boast of having produced one of the biggest Dance titles of all time. Holy feat !



Wiki :

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B._B._%26_Q._Band

Fans Website :

http://www.jacquespetrus.com/bb.htm

Greatest Hits :

https://www.amazon.com/Genie-Bb-Q-Band/dp/B000HLDEZK