Average White Band: Show Your Hand (MCA)
Dan Nooger, Phonograph Record, November 1973
A LOT OF British heavies on the order of Led Zeppelin, Humble Pie, and even Elton John came out of the soul club tradition, learning their axes by playing Sam & Dave, Temptations, and Sly numbers all night long for sweaty dancers. But while they've gone on to other styles, the Average White Band, six plug-ugly Scots from Dundee, have kept working within the soul and R&B idiom that was their first love.
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