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Thread started 01/03/18 4:28pm

luvsexy4all

Fatback Band

did they in fact have big ole asses???

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Reply #1 posted 01/03/18 8:37pm

mrwiggles

Well I don't know about that but they definitely caused some big ole asses to shake. Give it up for the Fatback Band and gimme somma dat fat back. Toss a thick slice of it into that pot of butta beans!
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Reply #2 posted 01/04/18 10:27am

purplepolitici
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No idea what y'all r talkin about, but it brought this to mind, so thank u!

https://www.youtube.com/w...etxD-QHims

music dancing jig

So the moral of the story is: Always do your best n 1 day you'll win. The end.
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Reply #3 posted 01/05/18 4:12pm

SoulAlive

“Backstrokin” is one of my favorite jams! That one still kicks ass.
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Reply #4 posted 01/06/18 9:27am

mrwiggles

I was in 7th grade when I Like Girls hit. I jumped on the fatback funk train then and rode it up to about '83 with Is This The Future? I recently went back and explored their rich early 70's legacy out of NYC. Street funk.
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Reply #5 posted 01/06/18 11:03am

SoulAlive

"Backstrokin" by Fatback Band (1980) headbang

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Reply #6 posted 01/06/18 2:50pm

SoulAlive

"Money (Gotta Get My Hands On Some)" by Fatback Band (1980)

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Reply #7 posted 01/06/18 2:51pm

SoulAlive

^^ in the summer of 1980,the 'Hot Box' album was one of the hottest,funkiest albums around.Funk fans were blasting that shit smile

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Reply #8 posted 01/06/18 2:56pm

SoulAlive

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Formed in New York City in 1970, The Fatback Band was the concept of Bill Curtis, an experienced session drummer, inspired to merge the "fatback" jazz beat of New Orleans into a funk band. In addition to Curtis, the band's initial line-up included guitarist Johnny King, bassist Johnny Flippin, trumpet player George Williams, saxophonist Earl Shelton, flautist George Adams, and keyboardist Gerry Thomas. The band specialized in playing "street funk". The group also later included conga player Wayne Woolford, vocalists Jayne and Gerry, Deborah Cooper saxophonist Fred Demerey, guitarist Louis Wright and George Victory.

The Fatback Band signed to Perception Records and had a hit single that summer with "Street Dance". The single reached the Top 30 on the US Billboard R&B chart, but failed to cross over to the pop chart, a pattern the group would follow for the rest of their career. The band released the albums Let's Do It Again, People Music, and Feel My Soul before signing to Event Records in 1974.

In the mid-1970s, the band incorporated jazz elements and moved more towards a disco sound resulting in the singles, "Keep On Steppin'", "Yum, Yum (Give Me Some)", and "(Are You Ready) Do The Bus Stop". The singles proved popular in dance clubs, but did not do as well on R&B chart until the spring of 1976 when "(Do The) Spanish Hustle" came close to the Top Ten.

Now recording for Spring/Polydor, the group continued with the singles, "Party Time", "The Booty", and "Double Dutch". Late 1977 brought a name change to Fatback, and in 1978 they found their first Top Ten single with "I Like Girls". The song "King Tim III (Personality Jock)" is often considered to be the first commercially released rap single, having shipped just a week before The Sugarhill Gang's "Rapper's Delight" in October 1979.[1]

In 1980, Fatback had a pair of their biggest hits with "Gotta Get My Hands On Some (Money)" and "Backstrokin'". Also finding the charts in the 1980s were "Take It Any Way You Want It", "I Found Lovin'", and "Spread Love", with singer Evelyn Thomas, in 1985. Whilst American pop success proved elusive, the group made regular appearances in the UK Singles Chart, including the Top Ten twice with "(Do The) Spanish Hustle" and "I Found Lovin'".[2]

Keyboardist Gerry Thomas was simultaneously a member of The Jimmy Castor Bunch, so the band elected to remain close to the New York area instead of extensive touring. They had substantial success in South America, especially in Brazil (with "Money", and "Backstrokin'").

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Reply #9 posted 01/06/18 4:19pm

mrwiggles

Now that would be a serious version of Unsung waiting to happen. Or have they already done one on them?
Tasty Jam. Y'all are making me wanna lay some Fatback vinyl on the Saturday night platter for sure.
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Reply #10 posted 01/06/18 4:41pm

SoulAlive

yeah,I'm gonna pull out some Fatback vinyl tonight,too biggrin gonna funk it up tonight

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Reply #11 posted 01/06/18 9:11pm

Slave2daGroove

Soulive you just took us there, thanks!

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Reply #12 posted 01/06/18 9:14pm

SoulAlive

Slave2daGroove said:

Soulive you just took us there, thanks!

thumbs up!

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Reply #13 posted 01/08/18 8:02pm

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This is one of my favorite Fatback funk jams

You ain't nothin but a jaybird with draws on
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Reply #14 posted 01/09/18 12:47am

SoulAlive

speaking of that album....

"Keep Your Fingers Out The Jam" by Fatback (1981) headbang

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[Edited 1/9/18 0:52am]

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Reply #15 posted 01/14/18 7:29pm

SoulAlive

mrwiggles said:

Now that would be a serious version of Unsung waiting to happen. Or have they already done one on them?

I don't think they have had their Unsung episode yet.I'd love to hear their story.

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Reply #16 posted 01/15/18 6:28am

ShaggyDog

Are there any good 'best of' style compilations that feature their early 80's stuff along the lines of Is This The Future and Backstrokin' or is it just a case of buying all the individual albums?

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