Widely and rightly regarded as one of the best ever soul and funk bands, the now legendary Average White Band tore-up the rule book and conquered the US, UK and International charts with a series of soul and disco hits between 1974 and 1980. AWB’s repertoire has been a source of inspiration and influence for many R&B acts and they are one of the most sampled bands in history, remaining relevant today, continuing to reach new generations of younger audiences. Snoop Dogg, Fatboy Slim, Ice Cube, Puff Daddy, TLC, Rick Ross, will.i.am and Mark Ronson amongst countless others, have all borrowed sections of their grooves.
AWB (aka The White Album) is the 2nd album by AWB and their first for Atlantic Records, originally released in 1974. The album reached #6 in the UK Albums Chart and #1 in the USA. AWB includes the ground-breaking classic Pick Up The Pieces, also reaching #6 in the UK, as well as the coveted #1 spot in the USA. It was produced by Atlantic’s legendary producer, Arif Mardin.