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Pieces Of A Dream

Members:

James Lloyd, Cedric Napoleon, Curtis Harmon

Pieces Of A Dream are a jazz fusion group originating from Philadelphia. The trio of James Lloyd, Cedric Napoleon and Curtis Harmon were discovered by legendary jazz musician, Grover Washington Jr.,  who went on to produce the group’s first three albums.

Following a successful debut album release for Elektra, the group released ‘Mt. Airy Groove’, the lead single from their sophomore album, We Are One, in 1982, elements of which were used most notably for the track ‘It’s A Shame (Mt. Airy Groove)’ recorded by Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five. The track was originally released as a 7″ single in it’s original instrumental form but with the rise of rap music at the time and keeping with the current trend, it was remixed with added rap vocals by the group themselves.

The group eventually parted ways with Cedric but went on to release numerous albums and have been highly successful and with additional members, at the time of writing, are still performing today.

Mt. Airy Groove [1982]

Label: Elektra
Catalogue #: 0-67984
Year: 1982
Format: 12″
Country of Origin: US

Side A
Mt. Airy Groove [5:55]

Side B
Mt. Airy groove [5:15]

Label: Elektra
Catalogue #: 0-67967
Year: 1982
Format: 12″
Country of Origin: US

Side A
Mt. Airy groove (Rap Version) [5:57]

Side B
Mt. Airy Groove (Instrumental Version) [5:57]

Notes: Note the hype sticker on the sleeve and the position of the G-Man Productions logo at the bottom.

Label:

Elektra
Catalogue #: 0-67967
Year: 1982
Format: 12″
Country of Origin: US

Side A
Mt. Airy groove (Rap Version) [5:57]

Side B
Mt. Airy Groove (Instrumental Version) [5:57]

Notes: Note the different size font and the position of the G-Man Productions logo to the right.

Label: Elektra
Catalogue #: 0-67967
Year: 2005
Format: 12″
Country of Origin: US

Side A
Mt. Airy groove (Rap Version) [5:57]

Side B
Mt. Airy Groove (Instrumental Version) [5:57]

Notes: Note the absence of the G-Man Productions logo on the unofficial release.