imageNumonics was an R&B trio from Oakland, California that consisted of Louis Dandridge, Luckey Davis & Lee Hayes.

Luckey began his music career as a teenager. He moved to Los Angeles, California in the early 1960s where he formed his own band & began performing in local clubs around the city. He also booked & promoted his own shows as well.

By the early 1970s, Luckey was working as a concert promoter, promoting concerts for artists such as Roberta Flack, the Gap Band, the Whispers & Bobby Womack. He even promoted a concert for the late Marvin Gaye at the Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana.

In 1970, he founded his own independent record label called Big City where he produced & promoted his own songs. Luckey received his first major record deal with Stax Records, but the label went bankrupt in 1975.

During the mid-1970s, Lucky, Joe Jackson (also known as the father of the Jackson 5) & Forest Hamilton published the magazine “Soulful Wheels” which became the first black custom car & cycle magazine. Luckey even produced & promoted a black custom car & cycle show as well.

In 1982, Numonics released their debut album “Rollin'” on Hodisk Records. It’s unknown how or if the album made the charts. image

imageThe singles released from the album “You Lied” and “One More Try” didn’t appear to make any Billboard charts at all. imageIn 1984, they released the single “Sexy Chile” which managed to peak at #80 on Billboard’s Black Singles chart, staying on the charts for only 5 weeks.

imageDuring that same year, the trio released the single “Fox Trappin’ (Part 1)” which peaked at #66 on Billboard’s Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 9 weeks, making it their only highest chart appearance to date.

After that, it seems as if  the Numonics faded into obscurity. imageIn 2009, Luckey released the album “Northern Soul: The Big City Records Collection” (under the name Luckey Jamal Davis) which is available on CD Baby. He still continues to be active in the music business these days.

It’s unknown what Louis Dandridge & Lee Hayes are up to these days.

To see a video for “You Lied,” go to:

To see a video for “One More Try,” go to:

To see a video for “Fox Trappin’ Part 1,” go to:

To see a video for “Sexy Chile,” go to:

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