The birth of Side Effect began in the year of 1972 in Los Angeles with the members as they appear on this album. It took a few months before the group signed their first record deal with a company called Avenue of America : Gas Records, with whom they recorded this first album, ‘Effective’ in 1973. Regrettably, the results were not so effective as it was never commercially issued at the time. Although this relationship was terminated a year later, Side Effect continued to evolve. They changed female lead vocalist from Lomita to Sylvia Nabors, and joined At-Home Productions, a production company headed by Wayne Henderson of the Jazz Crusaders. One month later, they signed with Fantasy Records and recorded four albums. These were ‘Side Effect’, ‘What You Need’ (which had hit singles, ‘Always There’ and ‘Keep That Same Old Feeling’), ‘Going Bananas’, and ‘Rainbow Vision’. Sylvia Nabors did an excellent job on the first album, but by the time ‘What You Need’ was recorded, Helen Lowe was the new female vocalist (later to become gospel sensation Helen Baylor of ‘Oasis’ notoriety). After these four albums were completed, Side Effect parted company with Fantasy Records and were picked up by Elektra, along with new female vocalist, Miki Howard. They recorded three albums ‘After The Rain’, ‘Portraits’ and ‘All Aboard’ but upon completion of the final album, Side Effect parted ways. In 1990 group members of Side Effect formed an all male group named Flawless, under the direction and management of Mick Fleetwood and Dennis Duston. This Group included Reggie Ellis, Willie Green, Augie Johnson, Greg Matta and Louis Patton. In Early 1995, Side Effect re-united and immediately was picked up by Dog House Records. The newly revived group added Lewis Shaw Jr. after the departure of Willie Green and Reggie Ellis. A new version of the single ‘Keep That Same Old Feeling’ and a current CD album ‘N’Effect’ is currently on the market. Alongside all of this Side Effect has worked with numerous artists and organizations such as: Michael Jackson, Bette Middler, Barbara Streisand, Johnny Mathis, the Temptations, Gloria Trevi, Richard Simmons, The Brothers Johnson, movie and television soundtracks such as Glory, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Sparkle, Power of One, Gabriel’s fire, and commercials such as Cheerios and California Cooler. After making ‘Effective’, Jim Gilstrap went on to become a prolific writer and session singer also re-recording ‘Run, Run, Run’ from this album as a solo single for Bell Records.