With a funky, synth-heavy sound, Risse made several recordings for Chocolate Cholly’s, a regional label out of Gastonia, North Carolina.  In addition to Stone, the band’s original lineup included Alice McClary, Doris Burt, Michael Johnson, Michael Freeman, and Von Cobb.


The band Risse carried the torch of soul music from the 1970s to the 1980s under the direction of Victor Stone.