AWB (album)

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AWB is a funk-disco album by Average White Band, released in August of 1974 (see 1974 in music). An enormous best-seller, AWB was the Average White Band's breakthrough record, stunning many listeners with its hard funk coming from a Scottish band.

AWB topped Billboard's Pop Albums and Black Albums charts.

Track listing

  1. "You Got It" (Ball/Gorrie/Stuart)
  2. "Got the Love" (Ball/McIntosh/Stuart)
  3. "Pick Up the Pieces" (Average White Band/Ball/Stuart)
  4. "Person to Person" (Average White Band/Gorrie/Stuart)
  5. "Work to Do" (Isley/Isley/Isley)
  6. "Nothing You Can Do"
  7. "Just Wanna Love You Tonight" (Ball/Gorrie)
  8. "Keepin' It to Myself" (Gorrie)
  9. "I Just Can't Give You Up" (Stuart)
  10. "There's Always Someone Waiting" (Gorrie)
  11. "Pick Up the Pieces" (Average White Band/Ball/Stuart)

Personnel

  • Michael Brecker - Horn, Sax (Tenor)
  • Don Ellis - Trumpet
  • Sonny Fortune - Sax (Alto)
  • Herbie Mann - Flute
  • Lew Soloff - Trumpet
  • Marvin Stamm - Trumpet
  • Mel Davis - Trumpet
  • Ralph MacDonald - Percussion, Conga
  • Alan Gorrie - Bass, Guitar, Vocals, Vocals (bckgr)
  • Howard Albert - Engineer
  • Ron Albert - Engineer
  • Roger Ball - Arranger, Keyboards, Saxophone, Sax (Alto), Sax (Baritone)
  • Kenneth Bichel - Keyboards, Mellotron
  • Randy Brecker - Trumpet, Horn
  • Raphael Cruz - Percussion
  • Melvin Davis - Trumpet
  • Malcolm Duncan - Saxophone, Sax (Tenor)
  • Joe Farrell - Sax (Alto)
  • Glen Ferris - Trombone
  • Steve Ferrone - Percussion, Drums
  • Sammy Figueroa - Percussion
  • Lewis Hahn - Engineer
  • Jaroslav Jakubovic - Sax (Baritone)
  • Alan Kaplan - Trombone
  • Steve Klein - Engineer
  • Arif Mardin - Arranger, Producer
  • Robbie McIntosh - Percussion, Drums
  • Ronnie McIntyre - Guitar, Vocals, Vocals (bckgr)
  • Jim Mullen - Guitar
  • David "Fathead" Newman - Sax (Alto)
  • Gene Paul - Engineer
  • Gil Rathel - Trumpet
  • Karl Richardson - Engineer
  • Barry Rogers - Trombone
  • Hamish Stuart - Bass, Guitar, Vocals, Vocals (bckgr)
  • Richard Tee - Piano (Electric)
  • Dick Morrisey - Sax (Tenor)
  • A. Scott Galloway - Liner Notes

Charting singles

Billboard Music Charts (North America)

1974	Pick Up The Pieces	Disco Singles	                No. 10
1974	Work To Do	        Disco Singles	                No. 10
1975	Pick Up The Pieces	Pop Singles	                No. 1
1975	Pick Up The Pieces	Black Singles	                No. 5
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