North End (band)

North End
Origin New York City, United States
Genres Club/Dance
Garage house
Years active 1979-1982
Labels West End
Associated acts Arthur Baker, Michelle Wallace

North End was an American boogie- and club music-influenced garage house music group, consisted of Arthur Baker, Russell Presto and Tony Carbone.

North End debuted in 1979 with an uptempo disco track titled "Kind of Life (Kind of Love)" which was released by West End Records. Two years later, "Happy Days" was released on Emergency Records and peaked at number 9 on the Billboard Club Play Singles chart.[1][2] Madonna's "Holiday" was loosely based on "Happy Days".

Although the band didn't technically exist in 1982, all their members continued to arrange and produce Michelle Wallace's material, including "Jazzy Rhythm" and "It's Right", both written by Baker, Presto and Carbone.[3]

Chart performance

Year Title Label Peak chart positions[1][1][3]
Hot 100 R&B Dance Sales Dance
1979 "Kind of Life" West End
1981 "Happy Days" Emergency #9
1982 "Jazzy Rhythm" Emergency #51
1982 "It's Right" Emergency #13


  1. 1 2 3 "Michelle Wallace on Billboard charts". Allmusic, Billboard. Retrieved 2011-07-25.
  2. "Northend on Billboard charts". Allmusic, Billboard. Retrieved 2011-07-25.
  3. 1 2 "Billboard (r) Dance Top 80 (tm)". Billboard/Nielsen Business Media, Inc. 94: 40. 22 May 1982. ISSN 0006-2510.
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