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Black Ivory

Black Ivory was formed in 1969 by fellow members, Russell Patterson, and Stuart Bascombe. Later they asked their friend Leroy Burgess III to join and sing lead. They called themselves “Mellow Souls.” While shopping around for labels to get a deal, they met a songwriter / producer named Patrick Adams, who was in a group called “Sparks”. Adams was no stranger to the music industry, knew the tricks of the trade and took the group under his wing. He initated the name change to “Black Ivory” and signed the group to a newly formed label named “Today”. The Today label was a subsidiary of the sister label, “Perception”, which at time featured The Fatback Band and great poet Wanda Robinson, who would record her first LP on the label, using Black Ivory’s music as the background during her poetry recitation.



  1. Black Ivory Mainline, Buddah Records


Episode02 Disco

1. Carl Smith – Come Back Lover, Clarence Music Records
2. Bobby Thurston – You Got What It Takes (original), Prelude Records
3. Black Ivory – Mainline, Buddah Records
4. Dj Harvey – Love Is Everything, Black Cock Records
5. Tornado Wallace – Rainbow Road (original mix), Instruments Of Rapture
6. Trussel – Love Injection, Elektra
7. Cheryl Lynn – Shake It Up Tonight, Columbia
8. Fred Wesley – House Party,  Loft Classics
9.  B-Jam – Verry free, Smokecloud Records
10. War – Youngblood (cosmic boogie’s you don’t know me edit), Cosmic Boogie
11. the Nick Straker Band – A little bit of Jazz, Prelude Records
12. Touchdown – Ease your mind (Uk mix), Strut

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