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  The Average White Band - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Average White Band (also AWB) is a Scottish funk and RandB band who had a series of soul and disco hits between 1974 and 1980 and continue to perform in 2005.
AWB were formed in 1971 by Alan Gorrie (vocals/bass) and Malcolm Duncan (tenor saxophone), with Onnie McIntyre, Hamish Stuart, Roger Ball, and Robbie McIntosh joining them in the original line-up.
The band's breakthrough was a support slot at Eric Clapton's comeback concert in 1973 (see 1973 in music).
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 Disco - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Social trends that contributed to disco music include the surpassing of white people by racial and ethnic minorities, fl and Hispanic people in the purchasing of records and sound equipment, the increased independence of women in finance and leisure, gay liberation, and the sexual revolution.
Disco music diverged from the rock of the 1960s, elevating music from the raw sound of 4-piece garage bands to refined music composed by producers who contracted local symphony and philharmonic orchestras and session musicians.
Strong disapproval of disco among some rock fans, many of whom are thought to have disapproved of the percieved fl and gay overtones of disco music, existed throughout the disco era, growing as disco's influence grew, such that the expression "Disco Sucks" was common by the late-1970s among these fans.
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 Deep Groove Encyclopedia - Average White Band
Any doubts that whites were capable of being legitimate soul performers were answered by the Average White Band, one of the genre's most solid acts during the 70s.
The truest test of a band's effectiveness is to capture them in a live setting, and this double LP delivers the goods.
Interesting concept behind this LP, since AWB was at the peak of its powers while Ben E. King's career was floundering.
allthingsdeep.com /dge/average_white_band.htm   (667 words)

 Average White Band: Pick up the Pieces
This is not to imply that they were in any sense a one-hit-wonder band, but rather to recognise that this song approaches a kind of perfection in a style of music that was very distant from the band’s roots in Glasgow.
Essentially the song is a brilliant assimilation of the style of American jazz fusion bands like the Crusaders, merged with the economy of modern jazz and the attitude of the JB horns.
Second, there is added percussion which is played relatively freely, rather like a samba band, with the intrinsic suggestion that there are more people on the stage, more characters in the action.
www.patrickdailly.f9.co.uk /PUPTEXT.htm   (2935 words)

 AWB (album) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
AWB is a funk-disco album by Average White Band, released in August of 1974 (see 1974 in music).
An enormous best-seller, AWB was the Average White Band's breakthrough record, stunning many listeners with its hard funk coming from a Scottish band.
AWB topped Billboard's Pop Albums and Black Albums charts.
www.wikipedia.org /wiki/AWB_(album)   (137 words)

 Berm: influenced by; similar to neil diamond, lou reed, steely dan, xtc, the beatles, fleetwood mac, led zeppelin, ...
One of the foremost and long-lived bands in the power pop movement spearheaded by such luminaries as The Beach Boys, The Beatles, and The Kinks, XTC have ofttimes tipped their hat (and winked their collective eye) to those bands, and many others.
Though the band held to some tenets of the New Wave, such as short songs devoid of solos and no fear of synthesizers and cavernous soundscapes, their cohesiveness as a rock band was made credible by their live performances.
Average White Band Home The Average White Band Official Web Site has the latest tour info, discography, and sound samples from the popular soul band from the seventies.
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 AVERAGE WHITE BAND on Adult Contemporary Music In Japan
Average White Band is the Scottish White Funk Band comprising Hamish Stuart (Lead Vocals, Guitar), Alan Gorrie (Lead Vocals, Bass), Onnie Mcintyre (Guitar), Malcolm Duncan (Tenor Sax), Roger Ball (Keyboards, Alto Sax), Steve Ferrone (Drums, Percussion).
Average White Band had stopped after releasing trier next album "Cupid's In Fashion" in 1982.
But They came back as Average White Band (comprising three original members: Alan Gorrie, Roger Ball, Onnie Mcintyre with a new member) in 1988 by releasing the album "Aftershock".
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 Music: Soul Survivors (September 26 - October 2, 1996)
AWB came through town a couple years back, playing Club Congress on a tour in search of a recording contract.
Sharing the bill with AWB is Tower of Power, the San Francisco-based funk-soul band best known for its horn section.
Both TOP and AWB are expected to sprinkle in some new material along with their standards at the Tucson concert (which is expected to be a sellout).
www.tucsonweekly.com /tw/09-26-96/mus.htm   (1047 words)

 The_average_white_band   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
If You Like Old School R&B/Soul, This Is Indispensable : The Average White Band will go down as one of the most overlooked and underrated bands of their kind.
A Creative Gem From AWB : When I bought this album, I already had a gut feeling that I would be listening to something special.
its great mainly becos of "cut the cake" : i first hoid awb's "cut the cake" in 1975 and i was s.o.l.d on the soul brothers...
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 Average White Band Audio Clips   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
On a regular basis, we'll raid the collections of various band members, and friends of the band, to present all sorts of treasures: radio shows, "official bootlegs", and maybe even some works in progress, fresh from the recording studio.
AWB's tribute to Cannonball Adderley and the soul-jazz movement.
Recorded on February 4, 2000, during the band's appearance at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, for the start of Black History Month.
averagewhiteband.com /soulmine.html   (488 words)

 Hux Records- New Releases - CD albums featuring classic rock archive material from BBC Radio
The band has retained its unmistakably English sound and the songs are as unique as ever; still as relevant today as they were 30 years ago.
This album was compiled with full assistance from the band and features their two BBC Radio 1 sessions, recorded in 1972 and 1974.
In 1979, Ian had his first solo hit in the States with 'Hold On', and he and his band set out on an extensive tour of the U.S. The concert on this CD was recorded during this tour and is now released here for the first time.
www.huxrecords.com /news.htm   (5608 words)

 Liquid 8 Records | Average White Band   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
For the better part of the last thirty years, the Average White Band has performed sold-out shows around the world, confirming the timeless appeal of their infectiously danceable funky soul.
Greatest and Latest is a collection that spans 16 years of AWB at its best, and is culled from their last four albums.
One of the most sampled bands ever; Average White Band's music has been used by well over 200 hip-hop and rap artists, including Janet Jackson, Bobby Brown, TLC and P. Diddy, and has influenced a whole new generation of funk and soul acts.
www.liquid8records.com /artists/averagewhiteband.htm   (548 words)

 AWB by Average White Band CD
On the band's signature tune, the mostly instrumental "Pick Up the Pieces," the theme is stated by a punchy-but-slinky horn section, with sinuous interpolations from Hamish.
Here the band demonstrates its impressive rhythmic facility and its ability to stop on a dime (the death-defying groove rivals the JBs in their prime).
To this day their first album is in my top 5 to listen to, along with Dark Side of the Moon, and others, and can get my aging body grooving and moving any time I put it on.
www.cduniverse.com /search/xx/music/pid/1117701/a/AWB.htm   (507 words)

 Drummerworld: Steve Ferrone
Steve first came to international prominence while playing with the Average White Band during the 1970s.
They were a pretty flambouyant band even then - the only band that I had ever seen who had their own lights in a tiny club.
I saw some girls at a dance react to Manfred Mann's band and decided that rock music was for me! I had figured out how to play the drums from appearing in a summer show...
www.drummerworld.com /drummers/Steve_Ferrone.html   (1183 words)

 Red Pepper | G8 | Average White Band, Patrick Bond, Dennis Brutus and Virginia Setshedi   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Bob Geldof superstar concert series 'Live 8' correctly stood accused of being 'hideously white' (as Black Information Link put it), since only one band from Africa was scheduled amongst dozens at the five major performances.
The aim of "White Band Day" will be to get everyone around the world that wants to end poverty to wear a white band on those days.'
No one is suggesting that putting on a white headband or wristband makes you a collaborator with neoliberalism, dividing-and-conquering the oppressed forces, and supporting 'moderate' NGOs so that they gain bantustan-style rewards from the global establishment.
www.redpepper.org.uk /global/x-jul05-whiteband.htm   (2344 words)

 Average White Trash - index page - Free MP3 downloads, CDs, Bio Info, Tour Dates, Lyrics and More!"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The band consists of: Joe - vocals/guitar, Erich - guitar, Skye - bass, Brian - drums.
They were writing pretty driven songs, and added some humor in the lyrics.
In everyday life you can catch Skye sleeping, playing computer games, listening to various punk bands, and cooking at a bar.
artists.iuma.com /IUMA/Bands/Average_White_Trash   (381 words)

 Tonight - Average White Band in Concert   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Comment: If you like old school & new AWB and have been to some of there concerts this a very enjoyable DVD...you should be very pleased.
I thought the DVD showcased some of the very best of the band and it really shows how talented all of the members are.
Being a hardcore AWB fan I'd like more songs: groovin the night away, daddy's all gone, your love is a miracle.
www.cdswap.ws /Content/findonamazonus-Asin-B00005Y6Z6.html   (280 words)

 Guardian Unlimited Sport | Special reports | Rugby union: Six Nations: Wales 11 - 9 England
Robinson confirmed the existence of a deep sense of "frustration that we didn't really play" and acknowledged that the litany of turnovers, costly penalties and slow ball would have to be rectified if England were to avoid further defeats.
With Martyn Williams and Michael Owen helping to provide the territorial platform for Henson's heroics, Wales were a team suffused with belief in front of a record Six Nations attendance in Cardiff; England, in contrast, appeared a side with a decreasing amount of faith in themselves.
Wales have a new king in crimson whereas England are taking their cue from the average white band.
www.guardian.co.uk /Sport/sixnations2005/story/0,15694,1407262,00.html   (883 words)

AWB was past its prime by the time this album arrived.
None of the songs are bad and a couple are very solid examples of the groove that only AWB could carve so handsomely.
If you are a lover of good funk (and AWB was the very best) or an AWB collector, don't hesitate to pay the freight for this one.
www.tutorgig.com /store/PRB000006Z6R   (365 words)

 Boston.com / A&E / Music / Tower of Power proves it can rise to the occasion
Perhaps it was proof of the satisfaction he feels that his band, Tower of Power, is still chugging along after nearly four decades.
"We are a soul band that has been playing soul music for 36 years," said Castillo, the group's leader, who first formed the band with baritone saxophonist Stephen "Doc" Kupka.
Driven by a stellar five-piece horn section, the band manages the tricky feat of sounding both retro and timeless.
www.boston.com /ae/music/articles/2004/04/29/tower_of_power_proves_it_can_rise_to_the_occasion   (267 words)

 Overdrive - The Horn Band - Home Page
is an seven-piece band with a tight and incredibly funky rhythm section as the driving force behind a killer four-piece horn section that features two trumpets, woodwinds, and trombone.
Dance music from the past three decades, music by Chicago, Tower of Power, the Average White Band, all the number one brass-rock hits, and a large selection of swing and songs from the Stax and Motown eras make up an exciting and exhausting performance.
Everyone in the band is friendly, extremely accomplished at his instrument, and loves to spend time discussing what the fans want.
www.overdrivehorns.com   (255 words)

 ► Lyrics: AVERAGE WHITE BAND - SHINE Song Lyrics
Average White Band - I Heard It Through The Grapevine
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All song lyrics are property of their respective owners and are strictly for educational use only.
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 Kohiba ....10-piece soul/disco/funk function band based in London   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Kohiba are a soul / disco / funk function band based in London.
They perform songs ranging from soul legends such as James Brown, Stevie Wonder and Aretha Franklin, funk instrumentals by The James Taylor Quartet and The Average White Band, to the disco classics of Rose Royce, Wild Cherry and LaBelle.
The band are all in their twenties and have a wealth of musical experience, as well as an infectious love for the music they play.
www.kohiba.co.uk   (96 words)

 Souled Out Band   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
One of the hottest bands, Souled Out, which include soulful lead vocals and sweet flowing harmonies, is taking the Northern Virginia nightlife by storm.
The five piece band that blends soul, funk, rock and country plays at many bars and clubs including monthly appearances at a club voted to be one of the top ten hot spots on the east coast.
They opened for the great R&B horn band, Tower of Power, as well as the funky Scottish group the Average White Band.
www.souledout.com   (281 words)

 Above Average Average White Band mp3 - MP3DB v2.0   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Above Average Average White Band mp3 music database
Average White Band When Will You Be Mine.mp3 (4:21)
Average White Band I Heard It Through The Grapevine.mp3 (4:15)
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 Pearl - The Best Reason To Play Drums
It wasn't until 1974 that Steve joined AWB due to the untimely death of Robbie McIntosh and recorded Cut The Cake which was released in 1975.
Until then, Steve was playing in such bands as Bloodstone and Brian Augers Oblivion Express.
After many successful releases AWB, Steve left the group to pursue more recording work and has since proved himself to be a first call studio musician.
www.pearldrum.com /s_ferrone.asp   (346 words)

 The List: Vote For Your Best Scottish Band
The prestigious accolade, sponsored by Orange, was announced in front of an invited audience of stars of the Scottish music scene past and present.
We recently published a guide to the ‘50 Best Scottish Bands of all Time’, sponsored by Orange, and since then the public have been voting for their favourite Scottish band, whether they were included in our guide or not.
We are very pleased so many people have voted for their favourite band and at the success of the Announcement Party.
www.list.co.uk /fiftybandsmain.html   (658 words)

 Buy ZZ Top Tickets Cheap ZZ Top Tickets At Onlineseats
The band's studio work during this decade failed to match the commercial and critical success of the 80s, although 1996's Rhythmeen demonstrated a willingness to experiment with their trademark sound.
They were formed in 1970 in and around Houston from rival bands the Moving Sidewalks (Gibbons) and the American Blues (Hill and Beard).
In 1974, the band's first annual "Texas-Size Rompin' Stompin' Barndance And Bar-B-Q" was held at the Memorial Stadium at the University Of Texas.
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