Saturday, October 27, 2012

Amuzement Park

Amuzement Park was an R&B\funk band from Cleveland, Ohio that consisted of singer\bassist Paul Richmond, guitarist Darryl Ellis, guitarist Rico McFarland, horn players Norval Hodges, Fred Entesari, & Aaron Jamal, and drummer Ruben Locke.
In 1982, the band released their self-titled debut album on the Our Gang Entertainment record label. It's unknown how or if the album ever made the charts.
The first single from the album, "Groove Your Blues Away" peaked at #47 on Billboard's Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 15 weeks, becoming their highest chart appearance to date.
The follow-up single from the album, "Do You Still Love Me" peaked at #80 on Billboard's Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 6 weeks.
In 1984, Amuzement Park released their sophomore and last album to date, "All Points Bulletin" on Atlantic Records under the name "Amuzement Park Band." Once again, it's unknown how or if the album ever made the charts.
The only single to chart from the album was "No" which managed to peak at #62 on Billboard's Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 6 weeks.

After that, it seems as if Amuzement Park has faded into obscurity. Nothing much has been heard from them since.

To see a fan-made video for "Groove Your Blues Away," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DdTyCkOHnGA

To see a fan-made video for "Do You Still Love Me," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RDRRX74qvTw

To see a fan-made video for "No," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ISmCz6a7RRI

1 comment:

Robt C said...

There was a video for APB which played on the Odyssey music video station