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Slave was a funk/R&B band from Dayton, OH that rose to prominence during the 1970s. The band was formed in 1975 by Trombonist Floyd Miller and trumpeter Steve Washington. The original line-up consisted of Tom Locket Jr. (tenor and alto sax), Carter Bradley (keyboards), Mark Adams (bass), Mark “Drac” Hicks (lead and rhythm guitar, background vocals), Danny Webster (rhythm and lead guitar, lead and background vocals), Orion “Bimmy” Wilhoite (tenor and alto sax) and Tim “Tiny” Dozier (drums). The group scored with their debut single “Slide”, taken from their self-titled debut album on Cotillion Records, the label with which they remained until 1984. In 1978, the band’s sound changed with the addition of Drummer/percussionist Steve Arrington, vocalists Starleana Young and Curt Jones, and keyboardist Ray Turner. Arrington ultimately replaced Miller and Webster as lead vocalist. The band went on to have the R&B hits “Just A Touch Of Love”, “Watching You” and “Snap Shot.” They added Charles Carter on sax and brother Sam Carter on keyboards. Starleana Young, Curt Jones, Steve Washington and Tom Lockett left to form the band Aurra in 1981. Roger Parker, Delbert Taylor Jr. and Kevin Johnson were added as replacements. Arrington himself left the band in 1982. The band continued on, though not successfully, into the mid 1990s. The group moved to Atlantic Records in 1984, where they released the album “Next Plateau”, then switched to Ichiban Records the following year, where they released the album “Unchained At Last” in late 1985. Despite having a few minor hits from this album and another minor hit from their 1987 album “Make Believe”, Slave couldn’t recapture the success they enjoyed during their heyday. Bassist Mark Leslie Adam Sr., a Dayton, OH native, died on March 5, 2011 at age 51 in Columbus, OH. Guitarist Mark “Drac” Hicks, a Dayton, OH native, died on June 14, 2011 in Dayton, OH.