Sunday, September 27, 2009

Mazarati


Mazarati is an R&B group from the mid-80s that was formed by former Prince and the Revolution bassist Brown Mark.

The original lineup consisted of singer Sir Casey Terry, bassist Jerome "Romeo" Cox, lead guitarist Craig "Screamer" Powell, drummer Kevin Patricks, rhythm guitarist Tony Christian, and keyboardists Marr Starr & Aaron Paul Keith. The group was signed to Prince's Paisley Park Records label.

The group was originally given the song "Kiss" which was later recorded by Prince that become one of his biggest well-known hit songs. Mazarati was credited on the song and also sang background vocals. They were also given the song "Jerk Out" which was given to The Time that became another big hit.
In 1986, Mazarati released their self-titled debut album which peaked at #133 on the Billboard 200 and #52 on Billboard's R&B Albums chart.
Their first single, "Players' Ball" peaked at #79 on Billboard's Hot Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 6 weeks.
The follow-up single, "100 MPH" became their biggest hit to date, peaking at #12 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Club Play chart and #19 on Billboard's Hot Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 14 weeks.
Another single, "Stroke" was released, but it's unknown how or if it ever made the Billboard charts.
In 1989, the group released their sophomore album, "Mazarati 2" on Motown Records in Canada. It's unknown how or if the album ever charted.
The two singles from the album "The Saga of a Man" and "The Woman Thang" were released, but didn't chart. After that, it seemed as if Mazarati faded into obscurity.

As of the summer of 2011, original members Chris Powel & Marvin Gunn formed a new group based upon Mazarati's back catalogue under the name "Mazarati Revisited."

To see Mazarati's official website, go to:
http://mazaratirevisited.com

To see the music video for "Players' Ball," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEw6B5XfbD4

To see the music video for "100 MPH," go to:
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3ktji_mazarati-100-m-p-h-1985_news


[updated on 04\21\2016]

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