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Akiem, Shondu

He is a percussionist who was active during the 1970s. Working in the field of funk and disco music he regularly performed with The Gap Band and other artists that include Natalie Cole, Flakes, Phil Hurtt, Rick James, Teena Marie, Marilyn McCoo and Stanley Turrentine.

Albums his work can be heard on include The Gap Band and Gap Band V: Jammin’, Choosing You by Lenny Williams, Wild and Peaceful by Teena Marie, Bustin’ Out of L Seven by Rick James, Everlasting by Natalie Cole, Giving it Back by Phil Hurtt, God Has Blest Our Hands by Michael Wynn, Hot Foot: A Funque Dizco Opera by Harvey Scales and Two of Us by Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr.

The Gap Band recordings Baby Baba Boogie (Lonnie Simmons/ Charlie Wilson)

Here he performs the syndrums on Chico Hamilton’s “Mysterious Maiden” in 1980..

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  1. http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:anfrxq9gld0e~T2
  2. http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=11:kcfrxq95ldde~T4
  3. http://shopping.yahoo.com/p:Shondu%20Akiem:1927036976
  4. http://www.answers.com/topic/wild-and-peaceful?cat=entertainment
  5. http://www.discogs.com/release/1096672
  6. http://www.discogs.com/artist/Shonda+Akiem?anv=Shondu+Akiem
  7. http://www.discogs.com/release/639029
  8. http://www.soulandfunkmusic.com/staff/shondu_akiem