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Happy 45th: Tower of Power, BUMP CITY (Article)
AWB (Album of the Day)
The band name may have been self-effacing, but these six white guys – from Scotland, no less – cut one of the funkiest records of the 1970s in AWB. Certainly some of the credit for the band's Atlantic Records debut goes to veteran R&B producer Arif Mardin, but one listen to the set's No.1 hit “Pick Up The Pieces” reveals some serious instrumental chops at work here. In Alan Gorrie and Hamish Stuart, the group also had a pair of talented vocalists, and the original material on this 1974 collection, including such tracks as “Person To Person” and “You Got It,” was tailor-made for dancefloors. Gorrie was born 70 years ago today, and we'll celebrate the birthday with another spin of the chart-topping AWB.