Thelonious Monk Jr. and Eric Mercury made up the duo “Merc And Monk”who were signed to the Manhattan Records label in 1985.
Thelonious, the son of the legendary and revolutionary jazz pianist Thelonious Monk, had previously fronted the disco funk band “T.S.Monk” from 1980 to 1982, the band had a #11 R&B hit in 1981 with “Bon Bon Vie (Gimme The Good Life)”.
Eric Mercury was a Canadian singer/songwriter and musician who released a number of soul/funk albums and singles under his own name from 1969 to 1983.
Merc And Monk’s first single from their self-titled album was “Carried Away”, the single was written by Merc And Monk with Ira Antelis and the 12″ single featured remixes by Judy Weinstein and Larry Levan.
Carried Away (Long Version) 6:52
Carried Away (Dub Version) 6:00
Carried Away (Short Version) 3:54