Silk - Silk
Maurice Jackson formed a new group called Silk, with Eric Thomas (of the Independents) and Arthur Reid (also from the Operation Push Choir). The group got hooked up with a manager in New York who sent them to Al Bell and David Porter in Memphis to record. Silk released an album on New York's Prelude Records in 1977, and the first single from the album, Party became a national hit. The record had an interesting southern disco sound, being produced by Stax producers but with a contemporary flavor.