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…Those who grew up in the Dayton, Ohio area between the mid 60s and the early 80s can testify to the bold funk and musical excellence of the many talented musicians, singers, and all around entertainers that evolved. Some of these groups rose to the heights of popular music, and are still entertaining the troops, in old school shows. Those who were there to witness the caliber of entertainment that we took for granted will always wonder why more of the Dayton Funksters never made it to the top. This Website won’t answer that question, but it is a fantastic voyage back into your memories. For 10 years now, this has been the old school library of all things Dayton – the original Unsung. Here we stockpile the pictures, the stories, and the music of Dayton. Now we can all commune and network together on the interactive DMG playground that has been formed on facebook. God Bless social Networking. I urge you to join that DMG group and add your voice to the chorus.
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“All we’re selling in this business is fantasy, and memories”
-George Clark.

ARCHIVES – Floyd Bailey Collection

Floyd Bailey Collection

Before she left for Atlanta, Dayton native Dottie Peoples worked in clubs around the Gem City as Lil Dot. Not sure where this gig is at, with that wooden pole up front, but that looks like Mike Manley(aka: Mikael Man) on guitar on the right. Who are the other guys pictured here?
Before she left for Atlanta, Dayton native Dottie Peoples worked in clubs around the Gem City as Lil Dot. Not sure where this gig is at, with that wooden pole up front, but that looks like Mike Manley(aka: Mikael Man) on guitar on the right. Who are the other guys pictured here?

Billy Brooks, I think Floyd and Sugarfoot at Gilly's jazz club.
Billy Brooks, I think Floyd and Sugarfoot at Gilly’s jazz club.

 This looks like Lakeside with Marvin Craig and Stevie Shockley on the stage, is that Terry Williams on drums? Up front it looks like Tiemeyer McCain, Thomas Shelby, and Mark Wood.

This looks like Lakeside with Marvin Craig and Stevie Shockley on the stage, is that Terry Williams on drums? Up front it looks like Tiemeyer McCain, Thomas Shelby, and Mark Wood.

Floyd Bailey and Marshall Jones of The Ohio Players jamming.
Floyd Bailey and Marshall Jones of The Ohio Players jamming.
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