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Inner Rhythm Society / IRS

Columbus, 1975-9

The Inner Rhythm Society included several veteran Columbus musicians. The group played soul and funk styles of the times. The band included Jay Harmon on sax. Other members may have included people named Anderson, Stewart, and Tribune, they appear as writer credits.

The group made a 45 on their own, recorded at Kingsmill studios and released on the house label, Blue Ash, one of the earliest 45s on the label. In 1978, Gregory Beasley, a Cleveland entrepeneur who was looking to promote Ohio R&B groups, saw them and signed them to his Cleveland International label. They recorded a song by Norman "Wee" Whiteside and got some action on it, but not enough to take them, or the label, to the big time. The CU label 45 was credited to the IRS.

Seeing You / Function In Conjunction  - Blue Ash 102, 1976 (as Inner Rhythm Society)
C'mon Let's Be Friends / Let's Be Friends - Cleveland Unlimted 501, 1978 (as IRS)