Bill Brown and Al Hall Jr. met around 1971 while living in south central L.A and shared the same apartment building which coincidently, also in the same building was Doug Carn and Brownstone singer Billy Wilson. These studio sessions were done at Paramount studios Hollywood where Al Hall Jr. was working for producer Art Smith A&C music. The main distributor for A&C was Accent records so the Soul Injections very first single “Stay Off The Moon” was released via Accent, as was Bill Browns “Bip Bam”
The group wasn’t pleased with how Accent handled their releases so Bill took it upon himself to set up his own label called Brownstone records. Many musicians were called in for studio sessions and these included Doug Carn (organ), Kirk Lightsey (keyboards), Mel Bolton (guitars), Mel Lee (drums), Al Hall Jr. (trombones), Willaim ‘Bill’ Henderson (strings). The label was met with some confrontation from other Hollywood labels and many of the Brownstone releases were told not to hit the shops by Mafia run labels. Later around 1975 Brownstone released the track “World Full of People” by Everyday people featuring Alexis, now a cult soul 45.
Super Disco Edits are pleased to give you their last outing for Bill and the Crew. “Dreamworld Fantasies” is a wonderful unissued 1977 modern soul disco tune dreaming of how our lives should be, flip it over and we have given you the rare previously released 1971 single of “Stay off the moon” a political message that still seems relevant today.