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by The Maxwell Project

A unique blend of old-school R&B, jazz, blues, and pop, this CD shifts from funky dance numbers to soulful ballads to catchy pop melodies.
Genre: Urban/R&B: R&B Pop Crossover
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1. In My Dreams
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2. I Could Be So Happy
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3. Body Talk
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3:55 album only
4. Busted
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5. Spend My Life With You
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6. Welcome My Love
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7. Say Goodbye
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8. Where Does It Go?
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9. A New Star
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10. Darker Side of Me
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11. Urban Madness
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12. Radiation Funk/Meltdown
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A little history...
Back in 1979, Liz Curtis, a program director at Q106 in York, PA, went out on a limb to air a song by a local R&B group known as Maxwell. The group wasn’t signed and was known mostly in their home town of Columbia, PA – a small town overlooking the Susquehanna River just a few miles from the infamous Three Mile Island Nuclear Plant. When the song, aptly titled, “Radiation Funk” was aired, the station’s switchboard lit up with requests to play it, quickly pushing it to the #2 spot on area charts. Then when the flip side, “A New Star,” climbed to #5, Maxwell began getting calls to open for groups like The Temptations, Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes, The Trammps, The Spinners and other R&B heavyweights. Also – unknown at the time -- the 45 single somehow made its way across the Atlantic, where it became a cult classic. Today, collectors in England, Germany and the Netherlands will pay impressive amounts of money for a copy of the record.

So what ever happened to Maxwell and how did The Maxwell Project (TMP) come to be? Formed when most of its members were still in high school and were escorted to gigs by the guitar player’s parents, Maxwell – known for its dynamic horns, driving rhythm section and tight vocal harmonies – enjoyed a large family of devout fans in Central PA in the mid-70s and early 80s. However, the group’s 1981 album went unreleased and the group finally disbanded in 1984, only to be resurrected in 2002 with an extremely successful reunion concert that drew thousands of fans – and requests for the band’s return.

Now, more than twenty years later, Maxwell has added a few new members and reemerged as “The Maxwell Project.” The group’s-new CD, which dropped on November 5, 2005, was originally meant to be a better-late-than-never release of the band’s 1981 album, but the master tapes were lost to time, which turned out to be a stroke of luck because, with the exception of a few remakes from that long-ago LP, the new disc offers a diverse blend of fresh new music that reflects what the group was as well as what they are today. It also features a bonus track of the group's chart topper, "Radiation Funk" as well as a special guest appearance by Nippy Hawkins – Maxwell’s popular lead singer throughout the 70s and the voice on both of Maxwell’s top ten hits.


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Around Pennsylvania

Breath of fresh air. Great vocals, tight horns, good songs!
Central Pennsylvania's best-kept secret is now ready for the world! Disc shows versatility as well as genuine talent. These folks can actually sing! Horns are spectacular! When does the next disc drop?

City Lights Ent.

Sizzlin' Hot horns and Funky rhythm section.
I was very impressed by the lead vocals and the tight vocal harmonys, something which I think is rare nowadays. I had the opportunity to see the group live and the group was outstanding! The five piece horn section was tightly meshed as well as the rhythm section.Pick up the CD,you wont be dissapointed!

DocFunkifize

Old School Soul Meets the 21st Century
Heard this band live and they bring the FUNK! Outstanding horns, tight rhythm section and smoking vocals. The CD does not disappoint with all original material, good production work and the songwriting is exceptional.