Brass Construction ‎– Give And Take (1985)

Brass Construction was an American funk group formed in Brooklyn, New York in 1968. They were originally known as Dynamic Soul and went on to record a string of hit singles and albums through to 1985.

Signed in 1975 by Sid Maurer, and former Epic Records promotion man Fred Frank, they scored two US Billboard Hot 100 entries in 1976 – the most successful being “Movin’,” which hit #14. They had much more success on the US Hot Dance Club Play chart, with nine chart entries, including “Movin’,” which reached #1. Pianist/Flautist/Arranger Randy Muller went on to score a number of R&B hits with Skyy.

Over the years, Brass Construction members have included Wade Williamston (bass), Sandy Billups (percussion), Morris Price (trumpet), Larry Payton (drums), Paul C Saenz (Guitar), Jesse Ward Jnr. (saxophone), Michael “Micky” Grudge (saxophone), Wayne Parris (trumpet), Alvin Haskin (original Trombone player on Movin), Duane Cahill (trombone), Joseph “Chickie” Arthur-Wong (guitar), and Randy Muller.

“Give And Take” was the band’s final single, written by Randy Muller and mixed by John Morales & Sergio Munzibai, the single reached #76 on the US R&B Charts and #62 on the UK singles chart.

The UK 12″ added the “Vintage Brass Medley” which was mixed and edited by John Morales.

Give And Take                                              6:00

Give And Take (Dub Version)                         5:00

Vintage Brass Medley                                 11:30

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