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Stuart Bascombe

Stuart Bascombe is an original member of the 70's Soul/R&B Vocal Group Black Ivory.


Black Ivory is a R&B group from Harlem, which had a number of hits in the 1970s, including "Don't Turn Around", "You and I" (which featured Larry Blackmon from Cameo on drums), "Time Is Love", "I'll Find a Way (The Loneliest Man in Town)", "Spinning Around", "What Goes Around (Comes Around)", "Will We Ever Come Together", and "Mainline."


In recent years, some of Black Ivory's work has been sampled by a number of artists. Raekwon sampled 'I Keep Asking You Questions' on his acclaimed 1995 album, Only Built 4 Cuban Linx. In 2005, Omarion sampled "Don't Turn Around" on the remix of his song "I'm Gonna Try (Pt. 2)". 9th Wonder sampled "Love Won't You Stay" on Kaze's "For The Record". Brother Ali sampled "It's Time To Say Goodbye" on his track "Love On Display". Brand Nubian also sampled the introduction from "Wishful Thinking" for their song "Where are you now?". In his 2006 Beat Konducta Vol.1-2: Movie Scenes, Madlib sampled "You and I" in his beat titled "The Understanding (Comprehension)". Later on, in 2008; Q-Tip also sampled "You and I" for his single "Gettin Up". In 2012, Lil B sampled "Surrender" for his track "Surrender To Me" on the White Flame mixtape.

In addition, poet Wanda Robinson, on her album Black Ivory, used the instrumental track of "Don't Turn Around" as the background for her poem "The Final Hour" and "I Keep Asking You Questions" for her poem "Instant Replay." Robinson was Black Ivory's label mate at Today/Perception.


The group continue to perform on the Oldies circuit, featuring all three original members.


In December 2011, they released a new CD called Continuum.

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