Throwback: Brick-Ain’t Gonna Hurt Nobody
Brick was a combination of two different bands one jazz and one disco that came together in 1972. It was Jimmy Brown, Regi Hargis Hickman, Eddie Irons, Donald Nevins and Ray Ransom all from Atlanta, Georgia who decided to call their music ‘Dazz’ as a combination of the letter ‘D’ from disco and the word jazz. In 1976 they released their first single “Music Matic” on the Main Street Records label. They left the company later on that year and got on the Bang Records roster that was distributed by CBS. Good High was their debut album that also had “Music Matic” and the song “Dazz” which proved to be their quantum leap to commercial and grass roots success. “Ain’t Gonna Hurt Nobody” was one of the outstanding tunes from the second album with the eponymous name. “Dusic” and “Living From The Mind” were two more heavily sampled
shining party jams from that collection. Brick would record four more albums with two more hits “That’s What It’s All About” and “Sweat (Til You Get Wet)” along the way. “Wide Open” from 1981’s Summer Heat and “Stick By You” ended their run by 1988. In December of 2009, the band which now includes Jimmy Brown’s children Jamaul and Markesha Brown, released the four-song EP Strong on iTunes. Brown is also the father of Organized Noize member Sleepy Brown.