Average White Band
Profile of the performer Average White Band:
Alan Gorrie (b. 19th July 1946, Perth, Scotland; bass, vocals); Mike Rosen (trumpet, guitar); replaced by Hamish Stuart (b. 8th October 1949, Glasgow, Scotland; guitar, vocals); Owen 'Ormie' McIntyre (b. 25th September 1945, Lennoxtown, Scotland; guitar); Malcolm 'Mollie' Duncan (b. 24th August 1945, Montrose, Scotland; saxophone); Roger Ball (b. 4th June 1944, Broughty Ferry, Scotland; saxophone, keyboards); Robbie McIntosh (b. 6th May 1950, Dundee, Scotland, d. 23 September 1974, Hollywood, U.S.A; drums).
This unique act, an R'n'B/ soul group from Scotland with only two black musicians became one of the best selling and sounding funk bands in the world. The horn section started out as "The Dundee Horns". They can be heard on Johnny Nash's reggae hit "[url=http://www.discogs.com/release/992063]I Can See Clearly Now[/url]".
Eric Clapton and Bonnie Bramlett (of Delaney & Bonnie) helped them on their way to becoming a household name. But it wasn't until they reached the US and were signed to Atlantic Records that the Average White Band really took off (Jerry Wexler signed them on the spot, after they hit him at home on one of his parties, where they played him the basic tracks for what would become the White Album: "AWB").
Arif Mardin became their producer and together they couldn't do wrong. All of their seventies albums reached gold or even platinum status and hits such as the timeless "Pick Up The Pieces" and "Cut The Cake" were number 1 hits on the U.S. Billboard Charts.
Tragedy hit the young group in 1974 when their drummer, Robbie McIntosh died at a Hollywood party in a drug-related incident, but their act only became stronger.
The Double album "Person To Person", recorded during their American 1975 Tour, is among the best selling live funk albums ever.
They reached the white market with their unique sound without losing respect from the core Soul/ R'n'B lover in the black communities.
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Choose albums of full discography of Average White Band
|#||Release cover||Release title||Tracks amount||Download release in mp3?||Official release date||Label of release|
|1||Walk On By||2||mp3, CD||1979-00-00||RCA|
|2||When Will You Be Mine (Re-Mixed Version)||2||mp3, CD||1979|
|3||Pick Up The Pieces||2||mp3, CD||1974||Atlantic|
|4||Benny And Us||7||mp3, CD||1978||Atlantic|
|5||Volume VIII||9||mp3, CD||1980||Atlantic|
|6||Put It Where You Want It||8||mp3, CD||1975|
|7||Let's Go Round Again||2||mp3, CD||1980||RCA|
|8||Nicky Holloway Presents Disco Edits Vol. 1||2||mp3, CD||2004-11-05||Playable Music|
|9||Pick Up The Pieces / Work To Do||2||mp3, CD||1974||Atlantic|
|11||Let's Go Round Again||2||mp3, CD||1980|
|12||Soul Searching||11||mp3, CD||1980|
|13||Warmer Communications||9||mp3, CD||1978|
|14||Person To Person||10||mp3, CD||1976||Atlantic|
|15||Feel No Fret||9||mp3, CD||1979||RCA|
|17||Cut The Cake||10||mp3, CD||1975||Atlantic|
|19||Cupid's In Fashion||10||mp3, CD||1982||RCA|
|20||The Best Of||12||mp3, CD||1979||RCA|
|22||The Spirit Of Love||6||mp3, CD||1988||Track Record Company|
|24||Pick Up The Pieces (Remix)||3||mp3, CD||1994||The Hit Label|
|25||Cut The Cake / Pick Up The Pieces||2||mp3, CD||1975-06-25||Atlantic|
|26||Soul Searching||11||mp3, CD||1976||Atlantic|
|27||The Ultimate Collection||35||mp3, CD||2003|
|28||Cut The Cake||10||mp3, CD||1975||Atlantic|
|29||Above Average||18||mp3, CD||1996-10-01|
|30||Soul Tattoo||12||mp3, CD||1996||SPV Recordings|
|31||Pick Up The Pieces||3||mp3, CD||1997||Club Classics (2)|
|32||Aftershock||9||mp3, CD||1988||Track Record Company|
|33||School Boy Crush / Do The Funky Penguin||2||mp3, CD||2005||Strictly Breaks Records|
|34||Benny And Us||8||mp3, CD||1977||Atlantic|
|35||School Boy Crush||2||mp3, CD||1975||Atlantic|
|36||For You For Love / Help Is On The Way||2||mp3, CD||1980||RCA|
|37||Let's Go Round Again||2||mp3, CD||1980||RCA|
|38||I Believe||2||mp3, CD||1982||RCA|
|39||The Very Best Of The Average White Band||17||mp3, CD||1996||Music Club|
|40||Cut The Cake||2||mp3, CD||1975||Atlantic|