This Album Features the Talents of:
Darnell Wyrick, Arnett Hayes, T.C. Brown, Tommy DeBarge, Gregory Williams, Stanley Brown, Jody Sims, Stanley Hood, Bernd Lichters, Phillip Ingram, El DeBarge, Andre Abney, Marty DeBarge, Randy DeBarge, & Bobby DeBarge
This CD release is a limited special edition, each CD is numbered individually and with 16 page booklet!!!!
- VIBE Magazine (October 2007)
DEBARGE COVER STORY
"I've never heard anyone sound quite like him, and with so much ease," producer Bernd Lichters has said. "I knew I saw a star." Lichters worked with former White Heat members Bobby DeBarge and Gregory Williams (a schoolmate of Bobby's) to launch the pioneering soul-pop group Switch."
"While Bobby was working on that second Switch album, Mark and Randy DeBarge visited Los Angeles to see what their brothers were up to. Before long Bunny, Mark, Randy, El, and James made the journey west. Lichters leased a five-bedroom house and took them to buy instruments."
2007 - Vibe Magazine
SMASH was first released in Europe by Polydor Germany in 1977 under the title Hot Ice, which was the follow up to White Heat (RCA 1974), a name Barry White controlled, but released the band and formed the Motown group Switch. In 1979 the album was released by Source/MCA under the group name SMASH, where Randy, Mark and El DeBarge were included in the group backing up this album. Consequently Motown signed DeBarge.
This album is for Funk and Soul lovers. You can listen to some real earthy Funk composed and played by Bobby DeBarge on the piano, Tommy DeBarge on the bass, Greg Williams on the piano and trumpet, Arnett Hayes on the organ, Jody Sims drums, Phillip Ingram percussion, plus former members T.C. Brown, Stanley Brown, Darnell Wyrick, Stanley Hood.
Recorded at Owl Recording Studios in Columbus, Ohio.
Mixed at the classic Paramount Recording Studio in Hollywood, California by Legendary Engineers Roger Dollarhide(RIP) & Peter Haden
(Engineers of Sly and The Family Stone, Bobby Womack, Ike and Tina Turner)
Remastered for CD in Hamburg/Germany.
For more Bio Info on SMASH:
Please go to http://www.burndsman.com
The Roots of Switch and DeBarge - 'History'
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Produced By: Burndsman Records in Association with Premier Entertainment Group, LLC.
Executive Producer: Bernd Lichters
Art Work By: Elevin Twenty-Four Design, Art Sims
Illustration: Bill Stout
Re-Release Coordinated By: Monica Peyton for Premier Entertainment Group Marketing
Promotion Director: THE MISSING LINK ©
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