A really sick 7 inch featured here from Pittsburgh, PA unit The Assignment. Released in '87, Jammin' to the Beat was the groups first release and quite notable as it so nicely bridged the gap between lo fi boogie and late 80's electric funk. The band released a few more singles and experienced regional notoriety but never quite broke through on the national stage. If you want to dig a little deeper on The Assignment, I found a pretty sweet bio page with some lo-res scans of the band (featuring members Chill Bill, Fly Ty and Cookie) in full Prince-esque splendor.
The Assignment - Jammin' To The Beat
The Assignment - Keep Jammin' To The Beat
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