The King Davis House Rockers were a popular Brooklyn-based dance band that had a few obscure singles released between 1968-1972. In 1973 the group re-formed and changed their name to Madison Street Express And The Brothers Trucking. The band was offered a song to record that had been recently written by Motown veteran Billy Nichols - Do It (Till Your Satisfied). When the band signed with Scepter Records to record the song in 1974, the label suggested they change their name to Brooklyn Transit Express. After the very successful release, the band was back in the studio recording their second release for Scepter. By the time of their 1974 debut album their name was shortened to B.T. Express. All three of those releases hit number one on the R&B charts, and the band had numerous hits off the other four albums that followed in the 1970's. After the band's second album, 15-year old keyboardist Michael Jones joined, who left in 1979 after changing his name to Kashif Saleem. Known simply as Kashif, he went to become an influential pioneer of urban music, as a solo artist and as a producer.
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