Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Wild Cherry, Various Artists, Leroy Washington|
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Blues, Pop, R&B
Funky White Boys
Thomas Magnum | NJ, USA | 12/12/2000
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Wild Cherry are a classic one-hit wonder. In the fall of 1976 they rode the burgeoning disco craze to the top of the charts with a catchy song based around a bar incident. Singer Rob Parrish and the band were playing in a bar and someone in the crowd shouted out to him to "play that funky music white boy". He turned that line into a song that will live on forever. While "Play That Funky Music" is a 70's classic, the rest of the album is pretty forgettable. "The Lady Wants Your Money", "Get It Up" & "What In The Funk Do You See" are serviceable, but pretty much everything else is not worth your time."
One marvel, four good, and four lousy tracks
Marcel Wild | Matieland 7602 South Africa | 08/27/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"As most reviewers agree, the title track "Play that funky music white boy" is a thriller, and is worth the prize of the whole cd
(for my taste the awesome guitar solo could have been longer even)!
The rest pales in comparison but still contains four g o o d tracks; in decreasing order
The lady wants your money, I feel sanctified (a cover version of The Commodores or an even earlier band), What in the funk do you see, Get it up. The remaining four tracks are forgettable, probably produced in a hurry because the band was capable of more. I only know of one "white boy" band that gets as funky as
(the performing) WildCherry and that's Rare Earth. Listen to
Finger Lickin good on their album Midnite Lady, or Keepin me out of the storm on Back to Earth."