Tuesday, March 11, 2014

AccuRadio Song Of The Day-B.T. Express

Artist:B.T. Express
Song:Do It ('Til You're Satisfied)
Album:Do It ('Til You're Satisfied)

The funk group B.T. Express had their biggest success with the 1974 top five pop hit Do It ('Til You're Satisfied). And they had other R & B hits in the 70s. They were from Brooklyn, NY. They started out as The King Davis House Rockers with King Davis, guitarist Richard Thompson and sax player Bill Risbrook. they released a couple of singles. When Davis left, they added Risbrook's brother Louis Risbrook on bass and became the Brooklyn Trucking Express which was shortened to B.T. Express. They asked Billy Nichols of The Invaders to write a song for them and he wrote Do It ('Til You're Satisfied). Nichols had written songs for Millie Jackson. Then they signed with Roadshow Records and producer Jeff Lane. He also produced Brass Construction. Percussionist Dennis Rowe, drummer Terrell Wood and singer Barbara Wood were added to the band. Do It ('Til You're Satisfied) topped the R & B charts in 1974 and reached #2 on the Billboard Hot 100. Thompson and Louis Risbroook sang lead vocals. Their second single Express was also a top five hit. Louis Risbrook became a Muslim and changed his name to Jamal Rasool. He left B.T. Express in 1976 and was replaced by pianist Michael Jones who would go on to a lot of success in the 80s as singer and producer Kashif. When distributor Scepter closed, B.T. Express moved to Columbia and continued to have success on the R & B charts until they split up in 1982. You can get both of their big pop hits on this CD. B.T. Express has reformed over the years. They recorded a live CD in 1997 and may still be around. Here's B.T. Express performing Do It ('Til You're Satisfied) on Soul Train 1974.

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