Average White Band: Live At Montreux 1977
Catalogue No: EAGCD449
| Release: 22/08/2011
The Average White Band (or AWB) came together in 1973 from various Scottish soul and jazz groups. They became one of the few white bands to achieve both success and critical acclaim playing funk. Their breakthrough release, the Arif Mardin produced Pick Up The Pieces, was a No.1 single in the US and a top 10 in the UK and across Europe in 1975. AWB have only played at Montreux in 1977 but that year they not only had their own concert, which forms this CD release, but also acted as the backing group for a number of other acts. However this headline performance was definitely one of the stand out nights of the 77 Festival.