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     Risbrook, Bill (14th January 1951-Present)

    He is a singer-songwriter, saxophonist and flautist born William Francis Risbrook in Brooklyn, New York.  In the early 1970s he and his brother, Louis, were co-founders of the King Davis House Rockers, which evolved into B.T. Express after several name changes.  They saw success in 1974 with the hits "Do It ('Til You're Satisified)" and his co-written "Express" and later chart songs such as "Give It What You Got" and "Give Up the Funk".  Other songs he wrote/co-wrote for the group include "Depend on Yourself" and "Energy Level".  Some of the albums he  appeared on with B.T. Express include Energy to Burn, Function at the Junction, Non-Stop and Shout!  They disbanded in the mid-1980s but there have been several compilation albums released since and a new version of the line up re-appeared during the 1990s. 

     

    B.T. Express recordings

    Give It What You Got

    (Roadshow S62191) (US promo 45)

     

    Sources:

    1. http://www.soulwalking.co.uk/BT%20Express.html
    2. http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/bio/index.jsp?pid=4013
    3. http://www.70disco.com/btexpres.htm
    4. http://funkymusic.tripod.com/bte/bt.html
    5. http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=11:wjfrxqlgldse~T3
    6. http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=11:wjfrxqlgldse~T4
    7. http://shopping.yahoo.com/p:Bill%20Risbrook:1927321004?sort=za
    8. http://www.discogs.com/artist/Bill+Risbrook

     

    Here he is on sax with B.T. Express in a performance of "Do It ('Til You're Satisfied)"...

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     



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