Steve Arrington (born Steven Ralph Arrington, March 5, 1956), is an American singer, songwriter, drummer, record producer, engineer and minister, who grew up in Dayton, Ohio.
He joined the funk group Slave (founded 1975) on their third LP, called The Concept, in 1978 – originally to play percussion, then later becoming the drummer and a backing vocalist. Eventually Arrington took over lead vocals, singing on the hit singles "Just a Touch of Love", "Watching You" (which has been sampled by Snoop Dogg) and "Wait for Me".
His most successful album was his 1985 solo work Dancin' in the Key of Life, whose title track became a Top Ten R&B hit. The single also spent three weeks at number two on the dance charts. Another single from the album, "Feel So Real" reached #6 in the UK Singles Chart in May that year. He was nominated for the NAACP Image Award for Best Male Artist of 1986.
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