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Thursday, March 26, 2009

CHARLES WRIGHT & THE WATTS 103rd STREET BAND - WHAT CAN YOU BRING ME?


It's been a while since I've featured some funkier sounds, and while trolling for today's selection, this greazy slab stood out.

Mississippian Charles Wright's family moved to Los Angeles when he was young, and he became a staple on the L.A music scene, and the genesis of the 103rd Street band was built around Bill Cosby needing a band for his first vocal record. Through strange occurrences the funk was begotten!

One of the first bands to play dead on the one, they were also one of the best and had a HUGE hit with the incredible "Express Yourself". This one is from a few years later and equally powerful.

from 1971...

CHARLES WRIGHT & THE WATTS 103rd STREET BAND - WHAT CAN YOU BRING ME?

1 comment:

Thomas said...

Holy hell that track is funky. Did that wind up on one of their LPs?