Jul 202008
 

From PICKIN’ UP THE PIECES: THE BEST OF AVERAGE WHITE BAND (1974-1980)
Written by Bill Champlin & Roger Ball

The Average White Band is, without a doubt, one of the best R&B/soul groups ever. These talented Scottish funksters have delighted the ears and souls of legions of fans during the course of their long career. The years between 1974 and 1980 saw the first incarnation of the band releasing a string of amazing hit records. Their main influence was the great soul/funk American tradition of masters like Marvin Gaye, yet they also incorporated sophisticated pop textures of people like Burt Bacharach. Continue reading »

Jan 022005
 

From VOLUME VIII
Written by David Foster, Alan Gorrie & Hamish Stuart

David Foster’s collaboration with The Average White Band didn’t achieve chart action in the USA, but was quite successful in the UK. In terms of artistic values, it stands as one of his best productions ever. Continue reading »

Jul 272003
 

From THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION
Written by David Paich

Most of the times while working on a record there are songs that don’t make the final cut. It could be for many different reasons, but especially when the producer or the band don’t think the tune is good enough. Continue reading »

Feb 022003
 

From SHINE
Written by Alan Gorrie

Let’s take another break from David Foster’s amazing string of ballads and take a listen to this energetic r&b/disco groove from Average White Band’s Shine album that he produced in 1980. Average White Band is the funkiest band ever to come out of Europe, six guys from Scotland that had tremendous success in the seventies with classics like “Pick Up The Pieces” and “Cut The Cake”. Continue reading »