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There are two artists with the name Pleasure. 1) A funk/electro-funk/soul band with jazz influence, best known for 1979’s single “Glide”. Formed in Portland, Oregon, U.S.A. Original group members were: Dennis Springer (Tenor and Soprano Sax) Dan Brewster (Trombone) Marlon 'The Magician' McClain (Guitars and Background Vocals) Bruce Carter (b. Bruce Edward Carter, 28th December 1956, d. 12th August 2006, Portland, Oregan, U.S.A., Drums) Tony Collins (Trumpet / Flugelhorn) Donald Hepburn (Keyboards and Background Vocals) Michael Hepburn (Keyboards and Background Vocals) Nathaniel Phillips (Bass and Background Vocals) Bruce Smith (Percussion and Background Vocals) Sherman Davis (Lead Vocals and Background Vocals) Pleasure blended soul, funk and jazz with a tough street edge and became a cult group on the underground black music scene of the late 70's. Bruce Edward Carter, as a teenager, formed a Portland R & B band called the Franchise with friends Marlon McClain on guitar and Nathaniel Phillips on bass. In 1972, the band merged with a rival band, the Soul Masters, to form Pleasure. Working closely with producer Wayne Henderson in Los Angeles, they signed to Fantasy Records for 'Dust Yourself Off' (1975), including 'Midnight At The Oasis', 'Accept No Substitutes' (1976), including 'Ghettos Of The Mind', 'Joyous' (1977), including 'Sassafras Girl', and 'Get To The Feeling' (1978), including 'Ladies Night Out', before themselves producing, 'Future Now' (1979), including 'Glide', and the album 'Special Things' in 1980. They later recorded an album called 'Give It Up' for RCA in 1981. In 1976, they recorded with label mates Side Effect on their version of 'Always There'. The band then went their seperate ways with Marlon McClain releasing a solo project entitled 'Changes'. Bruce Carter passed away in 2006. pleasure soulwalking uk page 2) Pleasure is a Norwegian funky pop band, led by Fred Ball. One hit single was released, 'Don't Look The Other Way', which featured Justine Frischmann (former lead singer for Elastica) on vocals. The song in particular stood out amongst other releases of 2003 for having a dubious 1980s sound to it, which extended to its video. A new album was released in 2007, called Pleasure 2, featuring vocals by Brett Anderson from Suede. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License and may also be available under the GNU FDL.

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