Average White Band
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Average White Band

Glasgow, United Kingdom | Established. Jan 01, 1972 | AFM

Glasgow, United Kingdom | AFM
Established on Jan, 1972
Band Jazz Funk




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1973-Show Your Hand


1975-Cut The Cake

1976-Soul Searching

1976-Person To Person

1977-Benny & Us (with Ben E. King)

1978-Warmer Communications

1979-Feel No Fret

1980-Volume VIII

1982-Cupid's In Fashion


1997-Soul Tattoo

1999-Face to Face (Live)

2002-Tonight (Live DVD)

2003-The Ultimate Collection

2003-Living in Colour

2005-Greatest & Latest

2006-Soul & The City

2009-Times Squared

2015-AWB R&B



AWB (Gold Album)
# 1 Pop Album (Billboard)
# 1 R&B Album (Billboard)

Cut The Cake (Gold Album)
# 1 R&B Album (Billboard)
# 4 Pop Album (Billboard)

Soul Searching (Platinum Album)
# 2 R&B Album (Billboard)
# 9 Pop Album (Billboard)

Benny and US (with Ben E. King)
# 9 R&B Album (Billboard)
# 28 Pop Album (Billboard)

Warmer Communications (Gold album)
# 12 R&B Album (Billboard)

Feel No Fret (Silver Album - UK)


Pick Up The Pieces
# 1 Pop Single (Billboard)
# 5 R&B Single (Billboard)
# 6 U.K. chart
Grammy Nomination - ‘Best R&B Instrumental Performance’

Work to Do
#10 R&B Single (Billboard)

Cut The Cake
# 7 R&B single (Billboard)
Grammy Nomination – ‘Best Rhythm & Blues Vocal Performance’

Schoolboy Crush
# 22 R&B single (Billboard)

Soul Searching
# 4 Dance Single (Billboard)

Get it Up For Love
# 21 R&B Single (Billboard)

A Star in The Ghetto
# 25 R&B Single (Billboard)
Sweet & Sour
Grammy Nomination - ‘Best R&B Instrumental Performance’.

Walk On By
# 32 R&B single (Billboard), # 18 UK chart

Atlantic Avenue
# 24 UK chart

Let's Go Round Again
#12 UK chart, #1 Japanese chart.



AWB are widely regarded as one of the best soul and funk bands in the history of music. Though best known for their timeless instrumental mega-hit 'Pick Up the Pieces' the band's strength actually lay in their consistently accomplished song-writing, stretching across several gold selling albums and multi- grammy nominations for the legendary Atlantic Records. Somewhat incongruously, given their Scottish roots, the six piece took the influences of their R&B; heroes - people like Marvin Gaye, James Brown, Donny Hathaway and others - and developed their own 'authentic' sound which was eagerly adopted by black audiences in the US and elsewhere. While a good number of cuts - 'Cut The Cake' and 'Let's Go Round Again'- became hit singles, many other album tracks, like 'Schoolboy Crush' and 'Stop The Rain' became much sampled grooves. Many more tunes, such as 'Cloudy', and 'A Love Of Your Own'- amongst many others- stand alongside some of the finest soul 'album tracks' ever recorded.

The current line-up of the band - this time with noted US recruits augmenting founder members Alan Gorrie and Onnie McIntyre - continue to record and tour around the world to ongoing critical and audience acclaim.

All this and more is perfectly illustrated in the band's latest release, "AWB R&B", a live CD recorded in Austin,Texas in September of 2015.

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