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King Floyd

b. King Floyd III, 13th February 1945, New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.A.

d. 6th March 2006, Jackson, California, U.S.A.

Born in New Orleans in 1945, Floyd began singing on a street corner as a teen while befriending local musicians.

He began to play clubs, but took time away from his career to serve in the Army.

Floyd later travelled to New York and then Los Angeles.

'Groove Me' first appeared on Jackson-based Malaco Records' Chimneyville Records imprint as the B-side to Floyd's song, 'What Our Love Needs'.

'Groove Me' made Malaco a household name and began to attract artists to their stable, including, Paul Simon, The Pointer Sisters and Rufus Thomas.

'Body English' was released on the Chimneyville imprint in 1977, the parent album containing several of his own compositions, along with input from Frederick Knight and Tommy Tate.

Later, he returned to New Orleans, leaving the music business.

He returned to recording after hooking up with producer Wardell Quezergue, who worked at Malaco Records, on updated versions of 'Groove Me'.

He is survived by three children: Kimberly Floyd Westry, Kawana Floyd and King 'Champ' Michael Floyd.

Floyd's funeral was 10 a.m., 18th March 2006, at First Zion Baptist Church in Jefferson, L.A.

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King Floyd - A Man In Love (1967)

King Floyd (1971)

Think About It (1973)

WeIl Done (TK 1974)

Body English (Chimneyville Records 1977)

Old School Funk (Malaco 2001)

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