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    Mace2theO

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    Maceo Musiciology Webcast #41 - Average White Band

    Post by Mace2theO on Sun Dec 01, 2013 7:48 am




    Average White Band (AWB)- hailing from Scotland - are widely regarded as one of the best soul and funk bands of the '70s. Though perhaps best known for their timeless instrumental mega-hit 'Pick Up the Pieces' the band's strength actually lay in their consistently accomplished song-writing, stretching across several gold selling albums and multi- grammy nominations for the legendary Atlantic Records. Somewhat incongruously, given their Scottish roots, the six piece took the influences of their R&B heroes - people like Marvin Gaye, James Brown, Donny Hathaway and others - and developed their own 'authentic' sound which was eagerly adopted by black audiences in the US and elsewhere...and the logo is killer! 



    Whilst a good number of cuts - 'Cut The Cake' and 'Let's Go 'Round Again' to name but two - attracted chart action as hit singles, many other album tracks, like 'Schoolboy Crush' and 'Person to Person' became much sampled and turn-tabled 'rare' grooves. They have been sampled by the Beastie Boys, TLC, The Beatnuts, Too Short, Ice Cube, Eric B. & Rakim, Nas and A Tribe Called Quest, as well as Arrested Development — in turn making them the fifteenth most sampled act in history.  Many more tunes, such as 'Cloudy', 'A Love Of Your Own' and 'Nothing You Can Do' - amongst many others- stand alongside some of the finest soul 'album tracks' ever recorded.





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    Y - this is what Hamish did before joining Paul McCartney's band Laughing


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    Ymaginatif

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    Re: Maceo Musiciology Webcast #41 - Average White Band

    Post by Ymaginatif on Mon Dec 02, 2013 6:22 am

    Hamish was so much better in this band than in McCartney's ...Cool
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    Re: Maceo Musiciology Webcast #41 - Average White Band

    Post by Mace2theO on Thu Dec 05, 2013 5:00 pm

    afro afro
    P did a half hearted attempt of this jam last summer...here they are on Soul Train (at the time, only the 4th non-black artist to appear on the show) with a live version of "School Boy Crush".



      



    ...and a shorter-than-the-extended-version-on-the-podcast version of "Cut The Cake"

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    fkkScoop

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    Re: Maceo Musiciology Webcast #41 - Average White Band

    Post by fkkScoop on Mon Dec 09, 2013 1:34 am

    Yeah. Like since 10 years... lol Very Happy

    AWB are more then average!
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    Re: Maceo Musiciology Webcast #41 - Average White Band

    Post by Silver-Tongue on Thu Dec 12, 2013 2:27 pm

    Thank-you Maceo for introducing me to the old school funk! I feel educated ;-)




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