Vaughan Mason Wiki
Vaughan Mason was an American funk and post-disco based group, best known for their single “Bounce, Rock, Skate, Roll.” the creator of the roller disco song, “Bounce, Rock, Skate, Roll,” has died at the age of 69. The song reached number 5 on both the US Billboard Hot Soul Singles and number 38 on its Disco Top 100 charts in 1980.
Vaughan Mason Biography
He was born in 1959 in 1951 in New York, United States. Multi-instrumentalist, producer, and engineer Mason managed the 21st Century, who was best known for the classic Chicago soul ballad Remember the Rain, a 1975 RCA single. After he moved from Chicago to New York, Mason became an audio engineer and worked on sessions for B.T. Express.
A short-lived group he assembled, Vaughn Mason & Crew, signed with Brunswick Records. With lead vocals by Jerome Bell, the single Bounce, Skate, Rock, Roll bounced to number five R&B and number 81 pop in early 1980. The similarly titled album went to number 25 R&B later that year, while additional singles Roller Skate and Jammin’ Big Guitar were less successful. Mason later recorded two charting R&B singles for Salsoul with Butch Dayo: You Can Do It (late 1982) and Party on the Corner (spring 1983). Mason started another group, Raze, who had a Top 24 R&B Columbia single with the house jam Break 4 Love during the fall of 1988. During the tail-end of the decade and into the ’90s, he continued to assist with recordings for the likes of Doug Lazy, Pam Shelby, and DJ Pope.
He has died at the age of 69
Mason told Soul and Funk Music in a 2004 interview that he was working in a record store in New York City in 1978. It was there that Mason began the process of recording his most famous work. Mason borrowed $7,000 from friends and then recorded the song in 10 days. During that interview, Mason said that the success of the song led to him performing with Prince and Rick James.
In March 2015, Electronic Beats ran a feature regarding the birth of “Bounce, Rock, Skate, Roll.” Mason said that it was a friend of his who had just graduated from the Wharton School of Business in Pennsylvania who turned him on to the idea of following The Wall Street Journal to follow business trends. This was where Mason got the idea of writing a song that was aimed at the roller disco craze.
Mason said in that interview that the had dropped out of Howard University in 1972 after his father died. Mason then described growing up in a Jewish and Italian neighborhood in Yonkers, New York, as a huge Beatles fan. Mason said, ” I used to stand in front of the mirror and just wish and pray to God, “Why can’t I just have straight hair so I can shake my head and have everyone go ‘Hooo’ like the Beatles?”
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Vaughan Mason died on 2nd March 2020 at the age of 69. Mason’s death was confirmed in a Facebook post from his friend, Sheila Ford. Ford said that Mason passed away on April 2.
At the time of his death, Mason was still active in producing and recording music. Mason’s final Instagram post showed him working at Dream 1st Studios in Baltimore.
Mason was also manager to Baltimore-based singer Dimitri Reeves. Reeves paid tribute to Mason in an Instagram post writing:
My heart hurts so bad right now, I love you, THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING YOU WERE THE BEST MANAGER ANYONE COULD EVER ASK FOR!
You taught me so much you were like a father to me. I miss you already. This was just your temporary home, You belong to the cosmos now fly high I’ll see you again someday. RIP.”