Little Axe

~ Person

Legal name: Skip McDonald


Little Axe is the stage name of Skip McDonald (born Bernard Alexander, 1949, Dayton, Ohio) an American musician. McDonald played jazz, doo-wop, and gospel when young, and relocated to New York City as a teenager with his band of friends, called The Entertainers.

Axe joined the group Wood Brass & Steel in 1973 with bass guitarist Doug Wimbish and drummer Harold Sargent. The group recorded two albums before their 1979 breakup. Axe then became one of the members of the house band for Sugarhill Records and appeared as a session player on many early rap albums, one of which was The Message by Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five.

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Year Title RatingReleases
1994 The Wolf That House Built 2
1996 Slow Fuse 2
2002 Hard Grind 2
2004 Champagne & Grits 2
2006 Stone Cold Ohio 2
2008 Bought for a Dollar, Sold for a Dime 3 2
2011 If You Want Loyalty Buy a Dog 1
2012 Wanted 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title RatingReleases
2007 Live and Direct 1


Year Title RatingReleases
1994 Ride On (Fight On) 1
1995 Another Sinful Day 1


Year Title RatingReleases
1996 Storm Is Rising 1

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