Silky Vincent (Group)
Lou "Silky" Vincent has been the lead singer for various bands since the early 70s and was still actively performing as of 2019.
In the 1970s he put together a band with a full horn section and had local promoter Billy Pittman promote them. Billy ran Operation Hook-Up to promote music and other arts shows for the Akron area's black youth and young adults. Together they recorded a bunch of records from 1973-1980 that showed off the group's danceable party style sound.
The group's first 45, "Funky World" was first released on the Hook-Up label and apparently enough of a hit to get released on the Eastbound label from Detroit. The next 45s were all issued on Hook-Up.
Sometime later - much later - Silky released a 45 credited to Silky and the D.G.B.
We don't have a lot of info about the other band members, there does seem to have been a few different people over the years.
Funky World - Part I / Funky World - Part II - Hook Up no # (Rite 30731/2), Eastbound 618 - 1973
Breezin / Breezing Part 2 - Hook Up no #
Dream / Breezing - Hook Up no #, Rite 36435/6
Changed Man / Get Down With Your Action - Hook Up no #, Rite 36437/8
Dance / Come Back Baby - Hook Up no #
Missing You / Tomorrow - Hook Up no #