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sexta-feira, 5 de julho de 2013

Average White Band

Average White Band (also AWB) is a Scottish funk and R&B band, who had a series of soul and disco hits between 1974 and 1980. They are best known for their million selling song, "Pick Up the Pieces" and their albums AWB and Cut the Cake. The band name was initially proposed by Bonnie Bramlett. They have influenced others such as the Brand New Heavies, and been sampled by various musicians including the Beastie Boys, TLC, The Beatnuts, Too Short, Ice Cube, Eric B. & Rakim, Nas and A Tribe Called Quest, as well as Arrested Development[1] - in turn making them the fifteenth most sampled act in history. As of 2012, forty years after their formation, they continue to perform.

The band's breakthrough was a support slot at Eric Clapton's comeback concert in 1973. MCA Records released their debut album, Show Your Hand, which sold poorly. Bruce McCaskill, who was Clapton's tour manager, liked the band's music and agreed to manage them. He borrowed money to take them to the US and to promote them. McCaskill had many contacts from his days with Clapton and managed to get Atlantic Records to sign them. The band relocated to Los Angeles, signed to Atlantic and released the follow-up, AWB, better known as "The White Album". This album was the first of many with renowned producer Arif Mardin, and reached #1 in the US Hot 100 chart.

Soul Searching is the fourth album released by Average White Band.

Track listing:
"Overture" (White, Ball, Stuart) - 2:14
"Love Your Life" (White, Gorrie, Stuart) - 4:49
"I'm the One" (White, Ball, Gorrie, Stuart) - 4:18
"A Love of Your Own" (Stuart, Doheny) - 5:28
"Queen of My Soul" (Stuart) - 6:05
"Soul Searching" (Gorrie, Stuart) - 3:15
"Goin' Home" (Ball, White, Gorrie, Stuart) - 4:36
"Everybody's Darling" (Ball, Stuart) - 3:31
"Would You Stay" (Ball, Stuart) - 5:33
"Sunny Days" (Ferrone, Stuart, Gorrie) - 3:14
"Digging Deeper" (White, Ball, Gorrie) - 2:43

Alan Gorrie – Bass, Guitar, Lead and Backing Vocals
Hamish Stuart – Bass, Guitar, Lead and Backing Vocals
Roger Ball – Keyboards, Also Saxophone, String Arrangements, Horn Arrangements
Malcolm Duncan – Tenor Saxophone
Onnie McIntyre – Guitar, Vocals
Stephen Ferrone – Drums, Percussion

Michael Brecker - Tenor Sax, Horn
Randy Brecker - Horn, Trumpet
Jim Mullen - Guitar
Kenneth Bichel - Synthesizer
Seymour Barab, Alan Schulman, Jesse Levy - Cello
Carlos Martin - Percussion, Conga
Barry Rogers - Trombone
Marvin Stamm - Trumpet
Ronnie Cuber - Baritone Saxophone
David Brigati, Eddie Brigati - Backing Vocals

Um comentário:

  1. Wonderful post. Funk & Disco music. just great. thks


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