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Average White Band

Their self-effacing name to the contrary, Average White Band was anything but -- one of the few white groups to cross the color line and achieve success and credibility playing funk, with their tight, fiery sound also belying their Scottish heritage, evoking American R&B hotbeds like Detroit, Memphis, and Philadelphia instead. Singer/bassist Alan Gorrie, guitarists Hamish Stuart and Onnie McIntyre, tenor saxophonist Malcolm Duncan, keyboardist/saxophonist Roger Ball, and drummer Robbie McIntosh comprised the original Average White Band lineup. Veterans of numerous Scottish soul and jazz groups, they made their debut in 1973 as the opening act at Eric Clapton's Rainbow Theatre comeback gig, soon issuing their debut LP, Show Your Hand, to little notice. After adopting the abbreviated moniker AWB, a year later the band issued their self-titled sophomore effort, topping the American pop charts with the Arif Mardin-produced instrumental "Pick Up the Pieces." The record's mammoth success was nevertheless tempered by the September 23, 1974 death of McIntosh, who died at a Hollywood party after overdosing on heroin.

Ex-Bloodstone drummer Steve Ferrone replaced McIntosh for AWB's third album, 1975's Cut the Cake, which scored a Top Ten hit with its title track as well as two other chart entries, "If I Ever Lose This Heaven" and "School Boy Crush." (Put It Where You Want It, issued later that same year, was simply a retitled and repackaged Show Your Hand.) With 1976's Soul Searching, the group reclaimed the full Average White Band name, scoring their final Top 40 hit with "Queen of My Soul." Following the live Person to Person, they issued Benny & Us, a collaboration with soul legend Ben E. King. However, after subsequent outings, including 1978's Warmer Communications, 1979's Feel No Fret, and 1980's Shine, failed to recapture the energy of AWB's peak, the group dissolved in 1982, with Ferrone later joining Duran Duran and Stuart recording with Paul McCartney. Gorrie, Ball, and McIntyre reformed Average White Band in 1989, tapping vocalist Alex Ligertwood for their comeback effort Aftershock. Oft-sampled by hip-hop producers throughout the 1990s, the group continued touring prior to releasing Soul Tattoo in 1996. The live album, Face to Face, followed three years later. ~ Jason Ankeny, Rovi
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This was the jam back in th day! When I was stationed in England, in the Army, these dudes were still popular in the 80's!
THEY WE
Love ole school
AWB ROCKS!!! During my military service I met a man from the Maori tribe in New Zealand whose funk bass playing woulda made all the mummies in Egypt get up & dance-----my point being: Soul is Soul, no matter who's playing or singing it!!! If you got it,you got it.
I saw AWB and tower of power at the camel rock casino in NM in 1998. I was blown away!! Huge fan of both bands ever since.
Cedric,Johns o n . . A W B will always be one of the altime greatest bands,black or white..funky soul funk..
These are some funky white boys!!
S**t blood!! That's boom box worthy
Average honkey whitey cracker band
High School Days Lincoln Tigers(ROAR)
Great Group! Gives you a mighty jump doing the Day /On Bad days when y
These guys were amazing love thier songs ...........
A Love of My Own...favori t e song from AWB!
GREAT MUSIC
dotscot56
I've been a fan of these funky, white Scottish guys since I first saw their show in London's Hammersmith Odeon in 1976 (I still have my t-shirt that i bought at the show!!!)
Saw AWB in concert two weeks ago...man, they really make he crowd come alive!. One of the best shows ever. Only 2 original guys left (Gorrie and McIntyre), but they sound just a great as they did in the 70's - AWESOME!!!!
bill.chappel l 2
Timeless R&B -- could listen to these guys all day.
makes me mad they cut them short and dont start at the begining
coolcarl88
Confirmation that soul is colorless.
My jam just listing in my ride other day an the bass was pumping that's what old school do to u.
Blue lights in the basement...a h h h the 70's my old school music!
Love these guys , mood music for sure , oh yes !!
Love this song..
AWB was one of the groups i grew up on, back in the 70's along with Brick, The Dazz Band, Confunkshon, just to name a few, man those were the dazes, no gun play just fist a cuffs, got your butt whipped was friends the next day.
Love love love this song. AWB was on point. Who cares that they were White. They had enough soul to produce beautiful music. Just need some dark liquor and ________ lol.
They don't sound white at all. They sound good and they sound black and smooth. Really vibe to this.
I want to hear Cloudy by the AWB! And there is nothing average about that band!!
amye45
they where white guys? who knew?
One of my all time favorite bands. These boys were Bad
Oh yea that's jam right here Awb yes sir!!
Love that blue eye soul sound
Beautiful!
lajulita2012
My all time favorite!
phj233
Still a great group. Even live.
Luv AWB! Saw them in concert last year in Cali, Greek Theater. They JAMMED!!!
I love it"
AWB...full of soul!
go ya'll
These are the baddest white boys on the planet.
Awb has heart with lyrics have that east bay funk@soul Alan Gorrie AWB awesome
That's right Philly agrees, AWB tops! Horn section! Seen them live! Spectrum
Don't read this because it actually works. You will be kissed on the nearest possible Friday by the love of you life. Tomorrow will be the best day of your life. However if you don't post this you will die in 2 days. Now you've started reading so don't stop. This is so scary put this on at least 5 songs in 143 minutes. When done press f6 and your lover's name will come on the screen in big letters. This is so scary because it actually works!
I wish Stuart Hamish wld come back to the band,It's not quit the same! Wthout him!
Them White Boy's be Funkin like it was meant to be!
AWB is the baddest white band ever, they be bumpen!!!
average white band when you hear the music just turn the volume up.
AWB HAD PLENTY OF SOUL!!!!!!!! !
Always will be one of my all time favorite bands growing up. To this day,people still pat a foot or nod to that funky sound of AWB!
the best.....
theses guys were spectacular.
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