Wild Cherry

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Steubenville, Ohio 1970-80
Wild Cherry started as a straight rock band, playing Ohio style melodic hard rock with proto power pop influences. They cut a couple records on their own, before getting signed to Terry Knight's Brown Bag label. These records did not have much impact, and the band broke up for a while. In 1975 or thereabouts original Wild Cherry leader Rob Parissi recruited some musicians from the Pittsburgh area, and started a new Wild Cherry. This band tried to crack the rock clubs, but in the time since the original band's breakup, musical tastes, and clubs, were changing to more dance music. Parissi wrote a song from experience called "Play that Funky Music", and in doing so, the band followed their lead and became a funk/disco/dance band.
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Albums

Wild Cherry - Wild Cherry album art Wild Cherry Wild Cherry (Album) Epic, Sweet City (4) South Africa 1976 Sell This Version
Wild Cherry - Electrified Funk album art Wild Cherry Electrified Funk (Album) Epic, Sweet City (4) Japan 1977 Sell This Version
Wild Cherry - I Love My Music album art Wild Cherry I Love My Music (Album) Epic, Sweet City (4) Japan 1978 Sell This Version
Wild Cherry - Only The Wild Survive album art Wild Cherry Only The Wild Survive (Album) Epic, Sweet City (4) Japan 1979 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

WC-100-A/B Wild Cherry - You Can Be High (But Lay Low) / Tomorrow Morning album art Wild Cherry You Can Be High (But Lay Low) / Tomorrow Morning(7") WC's Where It's At WC-100-A/B US 1970 Sell This Version
111316 Wild Cherry - Something Special On Your Mind album art Wild Cherry Something Special On Your Mind(7", Single) WC II 111316 US 1971 Sell This Version
Wild Cherry - Get Down album art Wild Cherry Get Down (Single) Brown Bag Records US 1973 Sell This Version
Wild Cherry - Show Me Your Badge / Bring Back The Fire album art Wild Cherry Show Me Your Badge / Bring Back The Fire (Single) Brown Bag Records US 1972 Sell This Version
Wild Cherry - Voodoo Doll album art Wild Cherry Voodoo Doll A&M Records US 1975 Sell This Version
Wild Cherry - Play That Funky Music / The Lady Wants Your Money album art Wild Cherry Play That Funky Music / The Lady Wants Your Money (Single, Maxi) Epic, Sweet City (4) Venezuela 1976 Sell This Version
Wild Cherry - Baby Don't You Know album art Wild Cherry Baby Don't You Know (Single) Epic, Sweet City (4) Germany 1976 Sell This Version
131-0154 Wild Cherry Toquen Esa Musica Funky = Play That Funky Music / Me Siento Santificado = I Feel Sanctified(7", Single) CBS 131-0154 Ecuador 1976 Sell This Version
EC-55173 Wild Cherry - Toquen Esa Música Funky = Play That Funky Music  album art Wild Cherry Toquen Esa Música Funky = Play That Funky Music (7", EP) Epic EC-55173 Mexico 1976 Sell This Version
Wild Cherry - Hold On album art Wild Cherry Hold On (Single) Epic, Sweet City (4) US 1977 Sell This Version
Wild Cherry - Hot To Trot album art Wild Cherry Hot To Trot (Single) Epic, Sweet City (4) US 1977 Sell This Version
Wild Cherry - I Feel Sanctified album art Wild Cherry I Feel Sanctified Epic, Sweet City (4) UK 1977 Sell This Version
66.324 Wild Cherry - Dancin' Music Band / Baby Don't You Know album art Wild Cherry Dancin' Music Band / Baby Don't You Know(7", Single) Epic 66.324 Brazil 1977 Sell This Version
EN 1588 Wild Cherry - Dancin' Music Band / Hot To Trot album art Wild Cherry Dancin' Music Band / Hot To Trot(7", Single) Epic EN 1588 South Africa 1977 Sell This Version
Wild Cherry - This Old Heart Of Mine (Is Weak For You) album art Wild Cherry This Old Heart Of Mine (Is Weak For You) (Single) Epic, Sweet City (4) US 1978 Sell This Version
Wild Cherry - 1 2 3 Kind Of Love album art Wild Cherry 1 2 3 Kind Of Love (Single) Epic, Sweet City (4) UK 1978 Sell This Version
Wild Cherry - I Love My Music album art Wild Cherry I Love My Music (Single) Epic, Sweet City (4) Spain 1978 Sell This Version
Wild Cherry - Try A Piece Of My Love album art Wild Cherry Try A Piece Of My Love (Single) Epic, Sweet City (4) US 1979 Sell This Version
Wild Cherry - Play That Funky Music / Ain't Gonna Bump No More (With No Big Woman) album art Wild Cherry / Joe Tex Wild Cherry / Joe Tex - Play That Funky Music / Ain't Gonna Bump No More (With No Big Woman) (Single) Old Gold (2) UK 1982 Sell This Version
Wild Cherry - Play That Funky Music / Just Be Good To Me / Take Your Time (Do It Right) album art Wild Cherry / The S.O.S. Band Wild Cherry / The S.O.S. Band - Play That Funky Music / Just Be Good To Me / Take Your Time (Do It Right) Unidisc Canada 1990 Sell This Version
49 78585 Wild Cherry - Black Betty / Play That Funky Music album art Ram Jam / Wild Cherry Ram Jam / Wild Cherry - Black Betty / Play That Funky Music(12", Single) Epic 49 78585 US 1997 Sell This Version