was an Atlanta band that created a successful merger of funk and jazz in the '70s they called "dazz." Brick
's roster included lead vocalist/saxophonist/flutist Jimmy Brown
; guitarist/bassist/vocalist Regi Hargis Hickman
; lead singer Ray Ransom
, who doubled as a bassist/keyboardist/percussionist; and Eddie Irons
, who did lead vocals and played drums and keyboards. They recorded "Music Matic" for Main Street in 1976, before signing to the CBS-distributed label Bang. Their first Bang single, "Dazz," topped the R&B charts and was number-three pop in 1976, and they continued on Bang until 1982. Brick
scored two more huge hits in 1977, "Dusic" and "Ain't Gonna' Hurt Nobody," each with a chunky, propulsive beat and catchy, light pop-jazz refrain. Their last Top Ten R&B hit was "Sweat (Til You Get Wet)" in 1981.