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Lakeside

In 1969, Dayton, Ohio native Stephen Shockley formed the Young Underground after exiting the Monterreys. Vocalist Mark Woods, who was a member of the local band the Nomads, joined up with Shockley to form a more mature-sounding Young Underground. The group initially had a record deal with Curtom Records as a result of winning a talent contest in Chicago. However, Curtom folded shortly thereafter. While in Chicago the group renamed itself Lakeside Express, after the Lakeside Express Newspaper in Chicago.

In 1974 the emerging Lakeside Express and another group by the name of Liquid Funk, which featured Dallas native Fred Alexander, Jr. on drums, arrived in Los Angeles around the same time. For the next couple of years the bands performed at events around the greater L.A. area, occasionally crossing paths. The members of Liquid Funk returned to Dallas, but Alexander remained in L.A. Lakeside, who by now had dropped the Express from their name, was seeking additional personnel to solidify their band. After two auditions, Alexander was welcomed into the group.

Lakeside inked a deal with Motown, but found no success. Consequently, they released a ballad on ABC Records, but that label went under. The good fortune they were seeking turned out to be at Dick Griffey's Solar Records. The group signed a deal with Griffey, and released their first Top Ten hit on Solar Records, "It's All the Way Live," which peaked at number four on the Billboard R&B charts.

Lakeside released a host of songs that scaled the R&B charts, but didn't threaten the position of any other artists. However, in 1980 they went storming up the charts again with their smash number one single, "Fantastic Voyage," which was produced by the self-contained band. They followed the success of "Fantastic Voyage" with another Top Ten R&B single, a remake of the Paul McCartney and John Lennon classic "I Want to Hold Your Hand." The group continued their success with the Billboard Top Ten singles "Raid," "Outrageous," and a string of R&B party songs and ballads. ~ Craig Lytle, Rovi
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shyone978
I love, love, love this song! My grandchildre n get a kick out of me singing all the words. Of course, they are learning all the words to it now too! My sister and nieces get involved too! LOL It is a song that is constantly playing in the car! ;)
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A classic Funk Jam!!
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I really do LOVE LAKESIDE Fantastic Voyage makes U want to shake what your momma gave you. None stop dancing all over the dance floor
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Awesome sound..I have to keep them in my playlist at all times
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Now I'm a real luv lakeside I a real funk group where is Otis these days
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Like a bicycle built for two girl I was made for you... the type of lyric I enjoy instead of the music they put out now.
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That's that Dayton Ohio sound!!!
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19sandy62
To the land of funk........ f u n k . . . . . . f u n k . . . . . . .
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funkwize
Its surprising how the bands we love didn't sell as many albums to match their popularity. These guys should be set for life.
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Iwanttoholdy o u r h a n d
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classic jam......... y o u r wish my command
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feleciastega l l
Party time love some Lakeside
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Fantasny voyso
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The baddest funk band in the land. Love me some lakeside!
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lst96rn2
when i think about an oldies party lakeside always has to be in the mix
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This is a jam to get your backyard boogie to hey now! !
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I just saw Lakeside and Slave while visiting in my hometown of Akron, OH - can you say, It's all the way live! it's all the way live! I am so glad I was there! It was awesome - Lakeside sounds the same as they did when I was in high school. I enjoyed every minute of the concert! Thanks for coming to Akron!
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Alllllll Yale Love That Lakeside My Favorite Fantastic Voyage And I Wanna Hold Your Hand Dying To Those Two Song's On Here Let Go Pandora I Hear Ya Old School Throwback Jam Yessss What You Say Go Pandoro Go !!!!!!!
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delorace705
I saw Zapp, Lakeside, Dramatics, Mary Jane Girls, ans So For Real in Riverdale Georgia on 6/21. Can I say Lakeside is still the original funk? Greattttt!
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Never been to Ohio but if it's the land of funk, I know I'll be welcome and right at home. Got to see Lakeside live along with Zapp.What a great time that was.So much funky energy.
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My friend is the cousin of Lakeside's lead singer. Lived in Dayton during those years.
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Wow I saw them in concert , once way back when
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My jam from my teen days! I thought my city NYC was the land of Funk, but Ohio is the joint! Shout out to cousin Leandra in Cleveland and to all of the band's from Ohio!
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Ohio is da land of FUNK!!
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How much fun is this song?! :)
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What you know bout this !!!!!!! Keep it ol skool
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You just got to get up and do your thing!!!
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Let's get. Outrageous
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True old skool
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TRUE FUNK SOLDIERS!!
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Old school music is the best.
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This is real jamming music
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I love this song! I never get tired of this track. If I am ever in a traffic jam and this song comes on I'm hopping out of the car and dancing.
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Yah, this is a cool ride along song......
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Great song!
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When i hear this song i gotta get up n dance!!! Even if i trip over my cane......
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I went to school with Mark and they still # one
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So lets love was the jam!
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towerbuilder 7
REEEEAL FUNK MUSIC...SHOU T S TO DAYTON, OHIO!
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Funky. 14y 1m
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bpj
brings back old memories of good funk music!
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MY TYPE OF JAM
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Oh yes lakeside what u know bout them ??.
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i am hear to bring back the funk!
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stephencox15 9
oh no it the old jammm....... . . . . . . .
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I WANNA GO TO DA LAND OF FUNK!! WIT AUNTIE EM AND TOTO TOO!!!!!
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josjen3
Can't say enough good things bout this group!
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MY F**KING GROUP MAN THEY ARE STILL THE S**T LOVE LIVE BANDS
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Oh Snap; I haven't heard this song is years!! Lakeside.... Y o u r Love Is On The One.... is still my Jam in 2013!!!
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