Originally known as Nue Day Express, founded by then bassist Donnie Linton, the group took their new name from a district of their native Brooklyn, and consisted of Phil Thomas, William Anderson, Howard Young, Bert Reid, James Baynard, Raymond Reid, Muki Wilson and Raymond Rock. Signed by RCA they recorded a self titled debut album in 1974.

Personnel changes followed, along with a shift to De-Lite Records, the then home of Kool and the Gang. The record label's subsequent liaison with Polygram Records saw the group gain worldwide audiences for singles such as "Dreaming A Dream", "Every Beat of My Heart", "Foxy Lady", and "Dancin'".

"Dreaming A Dream" hit Number one on the Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart in 1975, (plus Billboard Hot 100 #43); and they topped out at #2 on the dance chart later that year with "Every Beat Of My Heart" (Billboard Hot 100 #83). In the UK they made the Top 10 in 1978 with "Galaxy Of Love" and in 1980 with "You Gave Me Love".

In the 80's they were successful producers for some Prelude acts like France Joli (Gonna get over you) and they produced also two songs for Amii Stewart in 1981.

Albums

  • Crown Heights Affair (RCA 1974)

    Foxy Lady (De-Lite 1975)

    Do It Your Way (De-Lite 1976)

    Dancin' (De-Lite 1977)

    Dream World (De-Lite 1978)

    Dance Lady Dance (De-Lite 1979)

    Sure Shot (De-Lite 1980)

    Think Positive (De-Lite 1982)

    Struck Gold (De-Lite 1983)

     

source - wikipedia.org