Average White Band Download
Aug 17, 1976Spectrum (Philadelphia, PA)
Average White Band Download
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Total Length:
51:17
Copyright:
© Wolfgang's Vault

Average White Band Download

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What Makes Our Downloads Great

Our downloads are all from master recordings owned by Wolfgang's Vault, an archive built from more than a dozen historic collections spanning a wide spectrum of musical genres and legendary performers.

We have painstakingly restored every tape using the highest quality analog-to-digital converters available and the light engineering touch we’ve come to be known for that makes you feel like you were at the show.

All song files are high-quality 320k mp3s, delivered to you in a single zip file. If you haven't used a zip file before, it’s quite simple. On most computers you can just double-click on the zip file to extract it to a folder containing the mp3 song files, which you can then drag into iTunes or whatever library you use.

Sample this concert
  1. 1Person To Person07:19
  2. 2Goin' Home05:21
  3. 3T.L.C.14:43
  4. 4Queen of My Soul06:45
  5. 5Love Of Your Own05:13
  6. 6Love Your Life05:21
  7. 7Work To Do06:35
Item Number:
  • 20049662-7122-AD
Date:
  • Aug 17, 1976
Venue:
Sample this concert
  1. 1Person To Person07:19
  2. 2Goin' Home05:21
  3. 3T.L.C.14:43
  4. 4Queen of My Soul06:45
  5. 5Love Of Your Own05:13
  6. 6Love Your Life05:21
  7. 7Work To Do06:35
Total Length:
51:17
Copyright:
© Wolfgang's Vault

Liner Notes

Alan Gorrie - vocals, bass, guitar; Hamish Stuart - vocals, guitar, bass; Onnie McIntyre - guitar; Roger Ball - alto sax, keyboards; Malcolm Duncan - tenor sax; Steve Ferrone - drums; Marvin Stamm - trumpet

One might say that The Average White Band was the British equivalent to the U.S. horn-driven funk band Tower of Power, and in a lot of ways they are. This recording, made two years after AWB had achieved an initial pop success with the infectious dance instrumental "Pick Up The Pieces," shows the band at its creative peak. Most of the material comes from the band's second and third Atlantic Records studio albums, but they do include some throwbacks to the very beginning, specifically with "T.L.C.," a tune from their debut album, 1973's Show Your Hand.

The set featured in this concert is brief but compelling. The band focuses mostly on vocal pop songs and doesn't spend too much time showcasing their instrumental prowess. Songs like "Queen of My Soul" and "Person To Person" display the band's ability to write extremely melodic, rhythmically tight songs that employ powerful horn arrangements and convincing vocals. The set ends with a blistering version of the chart topping hit single "Work To Do."

AWB remains a working band today, although only McIntyre and Gorrie remain from the original lineup. Guitarist/bassist/vocalist Hamish Stuart eventually joined Paul McCartney's band from 1989 through 1993, and released several solo albums. Drummer Steve Ferrone also went on to play with McCartney, and has remained one of the most in-demand live touring drummers on the scene.

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