David Washington – Games / Ready For Your Love 45 (Soul Junction) 7″ Vinyl

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ARTIST David Washington
A SIDE David Washington – Games
B SIDE David Washington – Ready For Your Love
Weight 120 g

David Washington

A Side

David Washington – Games

B Side

David Washington – Ready For Your Love




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David Washington is a multi talented singer, songwriter producer and musician (bass guitarist) who was one of the founding members along with Michael Powell of the legendary Detroit Group Chapter 8. Chapter 8 went on to recorded three highly acclaimed albums for major labels Ariola (1979) entitled “Chapter 8”. The “This Love’s For Real” Beverley Glenn (1985) and the “Forever “ album Capitol (1988) these albums and their subsequent 45 and12” singles secured Chapter 8 a cult following not only in Europe but Japan where they toured for 6 months at a time for 3 consecutive years.

David Washington was also responsible for discovering Anita Baker whom he first heard singing with another local Detroit band “The Osmoses”. Following brief spells with female lead singers Carolyn Crawford and Barbara Love, Chapter 8 in 1978 were again in need of a new female vocalist and Baker fitted the bill. But Baker was to leave following the group being dropped by Ariola. When Anita Baker embarked on a solo career she did so under the tutelage of producer Michael Powell who enlisted David and other former Chapter 8 members to record on the Baker sessions, they also found success with Regina Bell, RJ’s latest Arrival, Marissa Rose and David Peaston, amongst others.

David Washington has also worked and travelled the world with the likes of the Detroit Emeralds, The Fantastic Four, Joe Simon, Sam and Dave and The Dells whom Chapter 8 backed on their Detroit and national concerts. This opportunity came about through Tin Alison as he was the cousin of Marvin Junior the Dells baritone lead singer.

Also, David, along with fellow Detroit musician Donny Lyle formed another group known as Quazer who also established a firm fan base in Japan. At one point Quazer looked to be close to signing a recording deal with CBS/Sony before a difference of opinion caused the group to split. Additionally, in 1999 David toured Europe with the British gospel singer Lavine Hudson.

David then turned his back on the road life of a professional musician. Firstly, he operated his own pest control business before entering college where he attained a degree in information technology. David went on to work as a network specialist with his wife, Jeannine, in Japan that was until the tsunami hit. Upon his return to his native Detroit David rediscovered the urge to perform and record music once again, his first effort being a solo rework of the Chapter 8 classic “Ready For Your Love”, which Soul Junction records picked up for release along with David’s own brand new interpretation of the song “Games” which David previously wrote for former Fee recording artist, Jimmy Scott.


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