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AWB scored another smash with this fine follow-up album from 1975! Contains "School Boy Crush," "If I Ever Lose This Heaven," and the hit title cut!
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Product Details

  • Audio CD (July 20, 1993)
  • Original Release Date: 1975
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Atlantic
  • ASIN: B00000331H
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #102,533 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Despite the hard times and tragedy the band suffered ie:(the death of drummer Robbie McIntosh) the band still put out some of their best work. Upon picking up drummer Steve Ferrone the band had once again jelled into one of the tightest groups of the 70,s. Check out (cut the cake) (school boy crush) (groovin the night away) and my favorite cloudy tight album!!!
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This album contains 10 tracks, and half of the tracks would definitely appear on one of my playlists. The first track. "Cut The Cake", is a very busy piece of dance music; its drum, bass, and guitar rhythms keep the listener's body moving, and its horn interjections keeps the listener fully engaged in the song's melody. The next track, "Schoolboy Crush", is pure lo-tempo funk. Its sassy lyrics, dominate bass, and relentless guitar elements are a joy for any lover of funk. I also enjoyed the fourth track, "Groovin' the Night Away". This song is in the mode of "Cut The Cake", but with a different melody and faster tempo.

One of the tracks on this album is a cover of Quincy Jones' "If I Ever Lose This Heaven". I enjoyed this song, but it is some-what diminished by its tentative vocals; however, the instrumental elements of the song more than make up for this flaw.

The final track, "When They Bring Down The Curtain" is a very enjoyable ballad with a memorable chorus, I find myself replaying it over and over in my head long after I have heard it.

While the remaining 5 tracks are not nearly as good as the tracks that I have mentioned, they are still very listenable. Overall, I really enjoyed this album.
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This is unique period music, so you have to like this sort of thing. "School Boy Crush" has significant romantic memories attached to it for me, so I have to like this disc. But be warned, this music is definitely of its era, so you have to like its era as well.
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The Average White Band got it; funk through the intricate charts of a solid horn section and a rhythm through drum and guitar that could go all night long.

In a nod to Gamble and Huff's Philadelphia sound, the Scottish group starts off strong with Cut The Cake and School Boy Crush. Hamish Stuart seems to play with the lyrics on the latter in a style that more than borrows from Curtis Mayfield.

And just maybe because the music was made by musicians - and not through technological gadgets in a studio that so dominates the industry today - it will remain a classic in sound & style. Cut the cake, please; but save me a slice for later!
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Love this album. AWB does it with flawless musicianship and great writing. It's pound cake funk and soul music. Favorites include "School Boy Crush" and "Why". A great LP that I play all the time. Buy it.
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Just some hot funkin' soul from the mid-70's...dancing tunes to the max and what man doesn't enjoy the "w" in AWB!
My personal fave will always be "If I Ever Lose This Heaven" cause I grew up in a small apartment over a bar and this tune was a staple on the jukebox when it first came out. I used to lay on the floor and funk on down with that song!
Great memories...great, great cd.
Greg
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Average White Band suffered an unfortunate loss when founding drummer Robbie McIntosh died of an accidental drug overdose. From my experience with the history of many musicians? Such an event can destroy a band. Especially hard when they have a song as enormous as "Pick Up The Pieces" was for them. Luckily one of Robbie's old musician buddies (and former Brian Auger's Oblivion Express) member Steve Ferrone was there to succeed him as the new drummer. The band were so deep in the pocket at the time? Their groove line just kept chugging right away.

The title song opens the album with an almost instructional "united funk" style jam with the bass,guitar and horns all responding to each other JB's style in total rhythmic harmony on the one. "School Boy Crush" gets into a deep,bass/guitar heavy stomp led along by percussive sleigh bells while "It's A Mystery",a version of "If I Ever Lose This Heaven" and "Why" are all melodically complex mid tempo numbers-full of liquid electric pianos and vocal harmonies. "High Flyin' Woman" mixes this creamy,melodic approach with the heavy funk groove while "How Sweet Can One Get" comes out with a down home,Crusaders like jazz-funk type groove.

"Cloudy" is a gospel fueled piano based soul ballad while "When They Bring Down The Curtain" is funky soul uptempo jam built on a steady rhythmic foundation. This album finds AWB's classic sound right about at the very peak of it's musical power. The funk is always direct. The interplay between Hamish,Onnie,Alan,Roger,Malcolm and newcomer Steve is extremely strong. Also important is that AWD continue celebrating the musical elasticity that's possible in the funk genre. Jazz,soul,blues and pop melodicism all play an enormous roll in advancing this music word. Another fantastic example from mid 70's AWB of the very finest of the funk era!
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AWB is nothing short of phenomenal! These guys are a treat to listen to, and if you were fortunate enough to catch them LIVE, well, nuff said! Put this CD in the player CRANK IT UP & enjoy!
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