The Fatback Band

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Disco - funk band

Formed in 1970, New York City, NY, USA.
Active in the 1970's and 80's - they released an impressive 22 albums in two decades time, at labels Spring Records, Event Records Inc., Perception Records (5) and Cotillion.
They were the band concept of innovative drummer Bill Curtis that wished to merge the "fatback" jazz beat of New Orleans into a funk band.
They had seminal hits like "(Do The) Spanish Hustle", "I Like Girls", "Gotta Get My Hands on Some (Money)", and "Backstrokin'". Their 1979 single "King Tim III (Personality Jock)" is sometimes considered the first hip hop single.
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PLP-28 Let's Do It Again — The Fatback Band The Fatback Band Let's Do It Again (Album) Perception Records (5) PLP-28 US 1972 Sell This Version
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PLP-43 People Music — The Fatback Band The Fatback Band People Music (Album) Perception Records (5) PLP-43 US 1973 Sell This Version
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PLP-46 Feel My Soul — The Fatback Band The Fatback Band Featuring Brother, Johnny King* The Fatback Band Featuring Brother, Johnny King* - Feel My Soul (Album) Perception Records (5) PLP-46 US 1974 Sell This Version
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EV 6902 Keep On Steppin' — The Fatback Band The Fatback Band Keep On Steppin' (Album) Event Records Inc., Event Records Inc. EV 6902 US 1974 Sell This Version
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352 Raising Hell — The Fatback Band The Fatback Band Raising Hell (Album) Event Records Inc., Event Records Inc., Event Records Inc. 352 US 1975 Sell This Version
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2391 184 Yum Yum — The Fatback Band The Fatback Band Yum Yum (Album) Event Records Inc., Event Records Inc., Event Records Inc. 2391 184 Germany 1975 Sell This Version
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SP-1-6711 Night Fever — The Fatback Band The Fatback Band Night Fever (Album) Spring Records SP-1-6711 US 1976 Sell This Version
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2391 314 Man With The Band — The Fatback Band Fatback* Man With The Band (Album) Spring Records, Polydor 2391 314 Greece 1977 Sell This Version
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SP-1-6714 NYCNYUSA (Nĭk-Nē-Yōō-Sä) — The Fatback Band The Fatback Band NYCNYUSA (Nĭk-Nē-Yōō-Sä) (Album) Spring Records, Spring Records SP-1-6714 US 1977 Sell This Version
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MPF 1200 Fired Up 'N' Kickin' — The Fatback Band Fatback* Fired Up 'N' Kickin' (Album) Spring Records MPF 1200 Japan 1978 Sell This Version
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8T-1-6723 Fatback XII — The Fatback Band Fatback* Fatback XII (Album) Spring Records 8T-1-6723 US 1979 Sell This Version
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SP-1-6721, 2391 387 Brite Lites, Big City — The Fatback Band Fatback* Brite Lites, Big City (Album) Spring Records, Polydor SP-1-6721, 2391 387 US 1979 Sell This Version
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CT-1-6729 14 Karat — The Fatback Band Fatback* 14 Karat (Album) Spring Records CT-1-6729 US 1980 Sell This Version
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23 91 448 Hot Box — The Fatback Band Fatback* Hot Box (Album) Spring Records 23 91 448 Spain 1980 Sell This Version
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CT-1-6731 Tasty Jam — The Fatback Band Fatback* Tasty Jam (Album) Spring Records, Polydor CT-1-6731 US 1981 Sell This Version
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2391 533 Gigolo — The Fatback Band Fatback* Gigolo (Album) Spring Records 2391 533 Brazil 1981 Sell This Version
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SP-1-6736 On The Floor With Fatback — The Fatback Band Fatback* On The Floor With Fatback (Album) Spring Records SP-1-6736 US 1982 Sell This Version
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SEW 024 With Love — The Fatback Band Fatback* With Love (Album) Spring Records SEW 024 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
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SP-1-6738, 2391 563 Is This The Future? — The Fatback Band Fatback* Is This The Future? (Album) Spring Records, Spring Records SP-1-6738, 2391 563 US 1983 Sell This Version
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7 90168-4 Phoenix — The Fatback Band Fatback* Phoenix (Album) Cotillion, Cotillion 7 90168-4 US 1984 Sell This Version
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90253-1 So Delicious — The Fatback Band Fatback* So Delicious (Album) Cotillion, Cotillion 90253-1 US 1985 Sell This Version
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CD 9032 Live — The Fatback Band Fatback* Live (Album) Start (6) CD 9032 Germany 1987 Sell This Version
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ZYX 20.079 Tonite's An All-Nite Party — The Fatback Band Fatback* Tonite's An All-Nite Party (Album) Start (6) ZYX 20.079 Germany 1987 Sell This Version
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CDFGEN 001 The Legendary Fatback Band Second Generation — The Fatback Band The Fatback Band The Legendary Fatback Band Second Generation(CD, Album) Fatback Productions CDFGEN 001 UK 2004 Sell This Version
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CDFGEN 004 Bill Curtis And Friends With The Fatback Band — The Fatback Band Bill Curtis And Friends* with The Fatback Band Bill Curtis And Friends* with The Fatback Band - Bill Curtis And Friends With The Fatback Band(CD, Album) Ace Records Ltd. CDFGEN 004 UK & Europe 2009 Sell This Version

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REENO

REENO

November 12, 2020
Not only does FATBACK hold the title of releasing the very first rap record ("King Tim III"), but they were able to seamlessly go between funk, disco, & soul with equally convincing results.
Drummer/vocalist Bill Curtis is the mastermind of this band, but Keyboardist Gerry Thomas is crucial to their sound/feel.
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