Crown Heights Affair
Featuring The Legendary William Anderson
The R&B / Dance Music Pioneers
Crown Heights Affair, known to some as R&B Dance Music pioneers, originally began its recording career in Brooklyn New York. Taking its name from a section of that borough which was a breeding ground for many R&B-flavored groups, crown Heights Affair quickly rose to become known as one of the popular Groups of the 70’s thru 80’s.
The Group is a unit consisting of a 5-piece rhythm section along with a punching horn section, which defines the Crown Heights Affair sound. Crown Heights Affair is known for their horn-driven infectious dance music with pop overtones. Crown Heights Affair’s recording career began in 1973 when they recorded their first album for RCA Records. After releasing 3 singles for RCA, the group found their way to De-Lite Records in 1975 where they recorded an instant top-5 Smash “Dreaming A Dream.”
The Group went on to record more than 6 albums and performed throughout the United States, Europe and Africa. Dreaming A Dream, “Dancin” “Every Beat of My Hear”, and “Say A Prayer For You” are just a few of the Crown Heights Affair hit singles which brought them to National acclaim in the 70’s abd 80’s. During the groups two-year hiatus from Delite records several members began Production careers.
William Anderson the group’s leader along with Ray Reid and Bert Reid combined their talents to produce Unlimited Touch “I Hear Music In The Streets” for Prelude Records. The success of this single eventually led to an album which included several hits including “Searching to Find The One” a well known R&B dance classic. After enjoying the success of their first venture Bert Reid left the team to start his own production company which led to the 1982 top 10 R&B smash, “I’ll Do Anything For You.”
Crown Heights Affair members continued to write and produce for various artists throughout the years and are responsible for discovering some of the most appreciated artists of today. Crown Heights Affair has acquired a reputation for dazzling audiences with their action packed live presentation. On April 30th 1999 Crown Heights reunited to do a live performance at “Trammps” in New York City, where they left a packed house shouting for more. It was once again confirmed that Crown Heights Affair’s live performance was, and still is a show that should not be missed.
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