Heatwave was an international funk/disco band formed in 1975. Its most popular line-up featured Americans Johnnie Wilder Jr. and Keith Wilder (vocals) of Dayton, Ohio; Englishman Rod Temperton (keyboards); Swiss Mario Mantese (bass); Czechoslovak Ernest “Bilbo” Berger (drums); Jamaican Eric Johns (guitar); and Briton Roy Carter (guitar).

The group’s debut album, ‘Too Hot to Handle’, was released in the spring of 1977, giving the lead track “Boogie Nights”, a No. 11 on the Hot 200 and No. 5 on the R&B charts, while the next single, the soul ballad “Always and Forever”, reached No. 18 on the Hot 100 in April 1978 and No. 2 on the R&B charts. The single was certified platinum by the RIAA.

Over the duration of their career, Heatwave released 6 studio albums over 20 singles.

Backing Tracks – Always & Forever  …  Boogie Nights  …  Mind Blowing Decisions  …  

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