Enlightened Conflict

an average white band

July 11th, 2017

AWB music

 

So.

 

This is digging back into the crates for a music highlight. I was in the car flipping through stations and stopped on the local ‘old school R&B’ station when I heard a song I haven’t heard in a very very long time …. Schoolboy Crush by the Average White Band.

 

<awesome song with some nifty chord progressions and timing shifts>

 

 

AWB logo musicFor you younger folk Average White Band is a Scottish funk and R&B band <yes … I just typed ‘Scottish’ and funk/r&b in the same sentence> that had a bunch of hit songs in the late 70’s.

 

Most people would recognize their instrumental track “Pick Up the Pieces.”

 

There is no reason for this post today … no real point to make <other than maybe a bunch of white guys from Scotland can actually create and play some good funk R&B> … other than this song is excellent.

And it has aged well.

 

And it sounded frickin’ good coming through even the crappy speakers in my car.

 

— an additional song from a band who is actually the 15th most sampled act in history <sampled by the Beastie Boys, TLC, The Beatnuts, Too Short, Ice Cube, Eric B. & Rakim, Nas, A Tribe Called Quest, Arrested Development> ———

 

Cut the cake.

 

 

 

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