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The Average White Band: Benny & Us/Warmer Communications

Daryl Easlea, (Columbia Records), 2005

Comprising the considerable talents of guitarists, bassists and vocalists Alan Gorrie, Hamish Stuart and Onnie McIntyre; the Dundee Horns themselves, Malcolm "Molly" Duncan and Roger Ball; and, by this point in their career, drummer Steve Ferrone, the Average White Band's earthy brand of funk and their ostensibly punning moniker made them the toast of the US and the UK in the mid to late '70s. Although not necessarily as well remembered as "The White Album" [sic] or Cut The Cake, their run of albums between 1977 and 1980 are full of invention, hooks and sweet, sweet melodies.

 

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