Class Action (band)

Class Action (band)
Class Action
Origin New York, New York, U.S.
Genres Garage house, Post-disco, disco
Years active 1984, 1978
Labels Sleeping Bag
Associated acts Larry Levan, Leroy Burgess, Patrick Adams

Class Action and Phreek were garage house and disco musical projects. The original Phreek comprised Christine Wiltshire, Leroy Burgess, Patrick Adams, Stan Lucas and others.[1] Class Action was directed by Larry Levan featuring Christine Wiltshire on vocals. Both groups are best known for their club hit, written by James Calloway and Leroy Burgess, "Weekend". The 1983 version was remixed by Morales and Munzibai and Larry Levan and produced by Bob Blank and Lola Blank.



The song "Weekend" was originally recorded on Atlantic Records by Patrick Adams' studio group Phreek which Wilshire was once a member.[2][3] The song was heavily played by Larry Levan yet it was commercially unavailable therefore it did not enter any charts.[4] In the early 1980s, William Socolov, the co-owner of Sleeping Bag Records, invited Levan to make a new version of "Weekend". It became more successful than its original version, peaking at number 54 on the British pop chart.[4][5] It also entered the Billboard Dance chart in February 1983, reaching number 60.[6] Highest position on the same chart was number 9.[7]



  • 1978: Patrick Adams Presents Phreek (Atlantic)
  • 1978: "Weekend / Have A Good Day" (Atlantic)
  • 1978: "Weekend / May My Love Be With You" (Atlantic)
  • 1983: "Weekend" (Original version) (Atlantic)

Class Action


Track listing

Phreek version
  1. "Weekend" – 8:12
  2. "Have A Good Day" – 5:44
  • Mixing: Issy Sanchez
  • Written-by: James Calloway, Leroy Burgess
  • Producer: Leroy Burgess, Patrick Adams
Class Action version
12" single

Weekday Side:

  1. "Week End" (Vocal) – 9:38
  2. "Week End" (Dub) – 8:34

Weekend Side:

  1. "Week End" (Vocal) – 8:21
  2. "Week End" (Acapella) – 3:03
  • Remix: Sergio Munzibai, John Morales (1, 2, 4), Larry Levan (3)
  • Written-by: James Calloway, Leroy Burgess
  • Producer: Bob Blank, Lola Blank

Chart performance

Year Title Label Peak chart positions[7][5]
U.S. U.S. Dance U.S. R&B UK
1978 "Weekend" (by Phreek) Atlantic
1983 "Weekend" (by Class Action) Sleeping Bag #9 #54


  • The song has featured in the 2006 video game Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories, on the Paradise FM radio station.
  • In 1988, the song was covered by Todd Terry Project. This version also appeared in the 2004 video game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, on the SF-UR radio station.[10]
  • In 2004, Class Action' version has been reissued on Warlock Records label.[7]

References and notes

  1. ^ Production notes on Phreek' records issued by Atlantic Records.
  2. ^ Lawrence, Tim (2003). Love saves the day: a history of American dance music culture, 1970-1979. Duke University Press, 2003. p. 356. ISBN 0822331985. 
  3. ^ "Nightclubbing". Billboard (magazine). 95: 51. Feb 5, 1983. ISSN 0006-2510. 
  4. ^ a b Lawrence, Tim (2009). Hold on to your dreams: Arthur Russell and the downtown music scene, 1973-1992. Duke University Press, 2009. p. 226. ISBN 0898201608. 
  5. ^ a b "Class Action (1983) at ChartStats". Retrieved 2011-08-30. 
  6. ^ "Billboard (r) Dance Top 80 (tm)". Billboard/Nielsen Business Media, Inc. 95: 35. Feb 26, 1983. ISSN 0006-2510. 
  7. ^ a b c "Class Action on Billboard charts". Allmusic, Billboard. Retrieved 2011-08-30. 
  8. ^ a b "Class Action (1983) on Discogs". Discogs. Retrieved 2011-08-30. 
  9. ^ "Class Action (1983) on Discogs". Discogs. Retrieved 2011-08-30. 
  10. ^ "Nightclubbing". CMJ New Music Monthly. 29: 6. Feb 26, 1983. ISSN 1074-6978. 

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