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Originally from Nashville, Tennessee Charles Alexander Glenn Jr formed a group The Endeavors with two school mates Benny Wallace and James Stewart Jr in the late 60s. Optimistic about their chances for success in Los Angeles they traveled to the city and recorded their debut single I Know You Don t Want Me in 1970. Becoming more serious, the original trio added new members, reconfigured through trial and error, then eventually returned to Los Angeles energized with a new confidence and a new name, Ozone. It was Billy Preston who first saw their potential and hired them as his band. He also took them to Motown Records where they were utilized as musicians and arrangers. Their first credited work are for arrangements for Teena Marie and the group Hi Inergy. They also toured as musicians for Syreeta. In 1980 they recorded their debut album Walk On , a polished set of sophisticated west coast funk and soul with a taste of jazz. They became more involved with Teena Mare and worked more on her recordings. In return she collaborated with Ozone on their second album Send It in 1981 from which you can hear those signature horn riffs on the lead single Gigolette . The group were also in demand as musicians for other artists both at Motown and elsewhere (including Luther Vandross) meaning their own aspirations as a band would come secondary.
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I believe she was one of the best producer, arranger and vocalist ever. We lost her a couple of years ago but her daughters finished her last L.P. Beautiful which is another Lady T classic.
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while most of the sounds were disco themed funk just like Ozone I hav't heard them in the earlie eighties but discovered them recently and it is wonderfull that there is still music from that period that is new to me (while I covered a lot af ground)another less famous group on mowtown records