The mixed-race septet, who named themselves after their hometown of Champaign, Illinois, included Pauli Carman and Rena Jones (later Day) on vocals; Michael Day and Dana Walden on keyboards; Leon Reeder on guitar; Michael Reed on bass; and Rocky Maffit on percussion/drums. The title track from their 1981 album, How 'Bout Us, was a hit single, reaching #5 in the UK Singles Chart, and on the US Billboard R&B chart (also #12 US Billboard Hot 100). Their second album, Modern Heart, was released in 1983 and contained the Top 10 R&B track Try Again (also #23 US Pop). Another follow-up, 1984's Woman in Flames, included the Top 10 R&B song Off and On Love. Other songs include Party People and Walkin'. Includes original album remastered from the original master tape and 3 bonus tracks. Limited edition of 2,000.
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