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There are at least six artists using the name Slave:
1. A funk band from Dayton, Ohio
2. A rapper from Los Angeles, California
3. A hardcore band from from Denmark
4. A powerviolence band from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
5. A hardcore band from Los Angeles, California
6. A punk band from Doylestown, Pennsylvania
7. A Powerviolence band from Birmingham, Alabama. http://slavepv.bandcamp.com/

1) Slave was an Ohio funk band popular in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Trumpeter Steve Washington and Mark Hicks (Drac) formed the group in Dayton, Ohio in 1975.

Trombonist Floyd Miller teamed with Tom Lockett Jr. (sax, keyboards), Carter Bradley (trombone), Mark Adams (bass), Mark Hicks (lead and rhythm guitar, lead and background vocals), Danny Webster (rhythm guitar, lead and background vocals), Orion Wilhoite (keyboards), and Tim Dozier (drums). Vocalists Steve Arrington, Starleana Young, then Curt Jones and keyboardist Raye Turner came aboard in 1978, with Arrington ultimately becoming lead vocalist. Their first big hit was the single “Slide” in 1977 for Cotillion Records, where they remained until 1984. Their best work was usually based on bass licks and the band’s general arrangements emphasis on the rhythm section and soaring lead vocals.

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