Tuesday, 30 September 2008

"You Gotta Know Whatcha Doin"

Carrying on the theme!

A dam funky group mostly from Los Angeles .....Charles Wright, the singer, originally came from Mississippi. The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band came together in the mid-'60s and released nine albums between 1967 and 1975. With a stripped-down but inescapably hard and heavy groove sound, the eight-man crew developed a huge local following in the 60s LA Funk scene and were championed by celebrities like Bill Cosby. Their biggest hit came with "Express Yourself," the inspirational title track off their fourth album, which Dr. Dre would rework almost 20 years later into N.W.A.'s single of the same name.

The group broke up in the mid-'70s, but reunited in 1998 for an all new LP called "Going To The Party".

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