Album of the Day
Among the most unlikely exponents of funk in the 1970s, the Average White Band formed in Dundee, Scotland, and scored three Top 10 albums, the last of which was SOUL SEARCHING. The 1976 Atlantic set was produced by Arif Mardin, the label's master of sophisticated R&B, and features 11 originals including singles “Queen Of My Soul,” “A Love Of Your Own” and the title track. While none of them soared as high on the chart as “Pick Up The Pieces,” the collection is cited by many fans as their favorite, expanding on the group's trademark sound with some truly inspired improvisation. AWB co-founder Alan Gorrie celebrates a birthday today, and we'll wish him a happy one with SOUL SEARCHING.