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by Smash ( The Roots of DeBarge & Switch )

70's Funk and Jazz Fusion. Before Switch & DeBarge - There was SMASH. All Original Music displaying the Unique Musicianship & Raw Funk of Tommy & Bobby DeBarge.
Genre: Urban/R&B: Motown
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Pall Mall Groove
4:56 $0.99
2. Anyway
SMASH (Feat. Greg Williams & Darnell Wyrick)
4:32 $0.99
3. I'm Gonna Give (My Whole Life To Music)
SMASH (Feat. Arnett Hayes)
3:41 $0.99
4. Don't Waste My Time
SMASH (Feat. T.C. Brown)
5:15 $0.99
5. Where's The Party
Tommy DeBarge & SMASH
5:54 $0.99
6. Your Love
SMASH (Feat. T.C. Brown)
4:25 $0.99
7. Please Don't Let Me Go
Bobby DeBarge Feat. SMASH
3:26 $0.99
8. Funk Freak
SMASH (Feat. Stanley Brown)
7:10 $0.99
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Album Notes
This Album Features the Talents of:
Darnell Wyrick, Arnett Hayes, T.C. Brown, Tommy DeBarge, Gregory Williams, Stanley Brown, Jody Sims, Stanley Hood, Bernd Lichters, Phillip Ingram, El DeBarge, Andre Abney, Marty DeBarge, Randy DeBarge, & Bobby DeBarge

Important Notes:

This CD release is a limited special edition, each CD is numbered individually and with 16 page booklet!!!!

- VIBE Magazine (October 2007)

"I've never heard anyone sound quite like him, and with so much ease," producer Bernd Lichters has said. "I knew I saw a star." Lichters worked with former White Heat members Bobby DeBarge and Gregory Williams (a schoolmate of Bobby's) to launch the pioneering soul-pop group Switch."

"While Bobby was working on that second Switch album, Mark and Randy DeBarge visited Los Angeles to see what their brothers were up to. Before long Bunny, Mark, Randy, El, and James made the journey west. Lichters leased a five-bedroom house and took them to buy instruments."

2007 - Vibe Magazine

SMASH was first released in Europe by Polydor Germany in 1977 under the title Hot Ice, which was the follow up to White Heat (RCA 1974), a name Barry White controlled, but released the band and formed the Motown group Switch. In 1979 the album was released by Source/MCA under the group name SMASH, where Randy, Mark and El DeBarge were included in the group backing up this album. Consequently Motown signed DeBarge.
This album is for Funk and Soul lovers. You can listen to some real earthy Funk composed and played by Bobby DeBarge on the piano, Tommy DeBarge on the bass, Greg Williams on the piano and trumpet, Arnett Hayes on the organ, Jody Sims drums, Phillip Ingram percussion, plus former members T.C. Brown, Stanley Brown, Darnell Wyrick, Stanley Hood.

Recorded at Owl Recording Studios in Columbus, Ohio.

Mixed at the classic Paramount Recording Studio in Hollywood, California by Legendary Engineers Roger Dollarhide(RIP) & Peter Haden
(Engineers of Sly and The Family Stone, Bobby Womack, Ike and Tina Turner)

Remastered for CD in Hamburg/Germany.

For more Bio Info on SMASH:
Please go to
The Roots of Switch and DeBarge - 'History'

Check out our new video for SMASH: as well as on

Produced By: Burndsman Records in Association with Premier Entertainment Group, LLC.

Executive Producer: Bernd Lichters

Art Work By: Elevin Twenty-Four Design, Art Sims
Illustration: Bill Stout

Re-Release Coordinated By: Monica Peyton for Premier Entertainment Group Marketing

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Pablo Parks

Rare Funk Classic Gets Wide Release
Attention all funk fans,jazz cats, and crate digging DJs. Want that authentic 70s sound filled with talented instrumentals and first rate production? Buy this CD. From German funk impressario Bernd Lichters comes this re-release of the 1977 Hot Ice CD. Eight super funky and soulful tracks fill the musical landscape from a variety of talent including the late Bobby DeBarge and Gregory Williams who would follow this release by becoming very successful with the late 70s/early 80s Motown group Switch. Catch this one for the outstanding track "Please Don't Let Me Go" with Bobby cooking on lead vocals and also "I'm Gonna Give My Whole Life to Music" which features the talented Arnett Hayes on the lead. This will be a treasure everybody will be wanting years in the future so grab yourself one of the limited copies available here and melt the ice off the dancefloor. CD includes booklet with several pictures and history of the performers included. A must have for any fans of Switch or Debarge.

Cheray York

This CD Rocks the House!
This CD is classic. If you like great vocals, funk, songs that you can hear EVERY lyric, and wonderful instrument playing, this Cd is for YOU! I'm recommending it to my friends, and will be enjoying it for years to come. Another masterpiece in my collection.

Renee Russell

"Smash" is a smash!
If you classic funk/r&b then you'll love this cd. Producer Bernd Lichters did a great job releasing this never before heard classic. My personal favorites are "I'm gonna give (my whole life)", "Please don't let me go" and "Where's the party?" Check it out and I guarantee you won't be dissapointed!

Renee Russell

One mo thang
The pictures are very nice as well!