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Sly, Slick & Wicked


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In early 1970 in Cleveland, Ohio, John F. Wilson, Charles Still and Marc Sexton formed a group, which they named “SLY, SLICK & WICKED”. John F. Wilson is “SLY”, Charles Still is “SLICK” and Marc Sexton is “WICKED”.

Eddie ” The Spoiler” Perrell recorded the group in 1970 in Cleveland, Ohio. The recordings were taken to New York. One of the songs “STAY MY LOVE” was picked up by Paramount Records a division of Paramount Motion Pictures and signed to the group on March 22, 1971 to the label by A & R recording legend Dean Courtney. Before the record was released, in 1971 Paramount nationally and internationally advertised and promoted ” SLY, SLICK & WICKED” as their “HOTTEST NEWEST GROUP” and the song went # 1 on various charts across the country as well as the B side ” Surely”. In 1973, world famous entertainer James Brown heard about Sly, Slick & Wicked, and signed the group and they became part of James Brown’s ” FIRST FAMILY OF SOUL”. ” Sho Nuff” was written by the group and produced by James Brown, which also went number accross, the country on various charts. It was released on People Records a division of Polydor, which was owned by James Brown. Because of the success of “Sho Nuff” Don Cornelius invited the group to appear on on his number # 1 national and international television show “Soul Train”.

In 1974 ” Turn on Your LoveLight went on sale throughout the United States , Canada and Europe on Shaker Records, owned by the world famous singing group ” The O’Jays”. Because of the excitement made by the Shaker Records release, in 1976 “SLY, SLICK & WICKED” was signed to Motown Records and album was released appropriately called “SLY, SLICK & WICKED”.

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