Along with George Clinton's Parliament/Funkadelic, Black Nasty was among the first crop of self-contained funk bands to emerge from Detroit's vibrant R&B scene. A family affair led by drummer Artwell Matthews, Jr. that featured the lead vocals of his sister Audrey and her future husband Terrance Ellis, the group was shepherded by Artwell and Audrey's mother, veteran singer, songwriter, and producer Johnnie Mae Matthews, whose earlier finds included the Temptations and Mary Wells. Notable among these greasy slices of early Seventies Motor City funk are the John Lee Hooker–inspired "Black Nasty Boogie" and such message songs as "It's Not the World," "Booger the Hooker," and the title track. Black Nasty would evolve into the ADC Band, which scored a Top 10 R&B hit in 1978 with the tune "Long Stroke."
Talking to the People, I Must Be in Love, Nasty Soul, Getting Funky Round Here, Black Nasty Boogie, We’re Doin’ Our Thing, I Have No Choice, It’s Not the World, Rushin’ Sea, Booger the Hooker
Audrey Matthews, Terrance Ellis, Jackie Cosper, Thomas Carter, Mark Patterson, Artwell Matthews, Jr.