Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd St Rhythm Band

Profile:
Funk band, formed in the mid-1960's in Los Angeles, California. Succesful both as a backing group to others (most prominent of them being Bill Cosby) as well as a group in their own right, best known for their 1970-hit Express Yourself.

The original line-up comprised of bandleader Charles Wright (vocals, guitar, piano), Al McKay (guitar), Gabe Flemings (piano, trumpet), Melvin Dunlap (bass), James Gadson (drums), John Rayford and Bill Cannon (both sax), and Ray Jackson (trombone). McKay left in 1969 to join Earth, Wind & Fire and was replaced by Benorce Blackmon.

Initially, the band was known as The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band, from 1969 on they recorded as Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band.

The group was disbanded when Dunlap, Gadson, Jackson and Blackmon went on to work with Bill Withers in 1972. Charles Wright then embarked on a solo career.
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Albums

Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd St Rhythm Band - Hot Heat And Sweet Groove album art Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band, The* Hot Heat And Sweet Groove (Album) Warner Bros. Records Lebanon 1967 Sell This Version
Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd St Rhythm Band - Together album art Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band, The* Together (Album) Warner Bros. - Seven Arts Records US 1968 Sell This Version
Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd St Rhythm Band - In The Jungle, Babe album art The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band* In The Jungle, Babe (Album) Warner Bros. - Seven Arts Records Canada 1969 Sell This Version
Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd St Rhythm Band - Express Yourself album art Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd St Rhythm Band Express Yourself (Album) Warner Bros. Records US 1970 Sell This Version
Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd St Rhythm Band - You're So Beautiful album art Charles Wright And The Watts 103rd Street Band* You're So Beautiful (Album) Warner Bros. Records Philippines 1971 Sell This Version
12.967 Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd St Rhythm Band - Eres tan hermosa album art Charles Wright And The Watts 103rd Street Band* Eres tan hermosa(LP, Album, Mono, Promo, Gat) Music Hall 12.967 US 1971 Sell This Version
Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd St Rhythm Band - Going To The Party album art Charles Wright Of Watts 103rd St. Rhythm Band, The* Charles Wright Of Watts 103rd St. Rhythm Band, The* - Going To The Party (Album) A Million Dollars Worth Of Memories Records, A Million Dollars Worth Of Memories Records US 1997 Sell This Version
RHM2 7771 Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd St Rhythm Band - Live At The Haunted House : May 18, 1968 album art Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd St Rhythm Band Live At The Haunted House : May 18, 1968(2xCD, Album, Ltd, Num) Rhino Handmade RHM2 7771 US 2008 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd St Rhythm Band - Spreadin' Honey / Charley album art The Watts 103rd St. Rhythm Band* Spreadin' Honey / Charley (Single) Keymen Records US 1967 Sell This Version
Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd St Rhythm Band - Bottomless / Giggin' Down 103rd album art Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd St Rhythm Band Bottomless / Giggin' Down 103rd (Single) Warner Bros. - Seven Arts Records Canada 1968 Sell This Version
Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd St Rhythm Band - Brown Sugar / Caesar's Palace album art Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band, The* Brown Sugar / Caesar's Palace (Single) Warner Bros. Records Canada 1968 Sell This Version
7222 Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd St Rhythm Band - Bottomless album art Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd St Rhythm Band Bottomless(7", Styrene, Pit) Warner Bros. - Seven Arts Records 7222 US 1968 Sell This Version
Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd St Rhythm Band - Must Be Your Thing / Comment album art Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd St Rhythm Band Must Be Your Thing / Comment (Single) Warner Bros. - Seven Arts Records US 1969 Sell This Version
Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd St Rhythm Band - Do Your Thing album art The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band* Do Your Thing (Single) Warner Bros. - Seven Arts Records France 1969 Sell This Version
Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd St Rhythm Band - Till You Get Enough / Light My Fire album art Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band, The* Till You Get Enough / Light My Fire (Single) Warner Bros. - Seven Arts Records Canada 1969 Sell This Version
Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd St Rhythm Band - Express Yourself / Living On Borrowed Time album art Charles Wright And The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band* Express Yourself / Living On Borrowed Time (Single) Warner Bros. Records UK 1970 Sell This Version
Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd St Rhythm Band - Express Yourself / Love Land album art Charles Wright And The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band* Express Yourself / Love Land Warner Bros. - Seven Arts Records US 1970 Sell This Version
Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd St Rhythm Band - High As Apple Pie / Solution For Pollution  album art Charles Wright And The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band* High As Apple Pie / Solution For Pollution (Single) Warner Bros. Records US 1970 Sell This Version
Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd St Rhythm Band - Love Land album art Charles Wright And The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band* Love Land (Single) Warner Bros. - Seven Arts Records US 1969 Sell This Version
7131 Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd St Rhythm Band - Till You Get Enough / Do Your Thing album art The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band* Till You Get Enough / Do Your Thing(7", Single) Warner Bros. Records 7131 US 1970 Sell This Version
PRO 427 Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd St Rhythm Band - Radio Spot For Charles Wright And The Watts 103rd St. Rhythm Band Express Yourself album art Charles Wright And The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band* Radio Spot For Charles Wright And The Watts 103rd St. Rhythm Band Express Yourself(7", Single, Promo) Warner Bros. Records PRO 427 US 1970 Sell This Version
WBS 50 Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd St Rhythm Band - Express Yourself / Living On Borrowed Time album art Charles Wright And The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band* Express Yourself / Living On Borrowed Time(7", Single, Styrene) Warner Bros. Records WBS 50 South Africa 1970 Sell This Version
Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd St Rhythm Band - I've Got Love / Let's Make Love - Not War album art Charles Wright And The Watts 103rd Street Band* I've Got Love / Let's Make Love - Not War (Single) Warner Bros. Records US 1971 Sell This Version
Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd St Rhythm Band - What Can You Bring Me / Your Love (Means Everything To Me) album art Charles Wright And The Watts 103rd Street Band* What Can You Bring Me / Your Love (Means Everything To Me) (Single) Warner Bros. Records Panama 1971 Sell This Version
Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd St Rhythm Band - Wine / Nobody (Tellin' Me 'Bout My Baby) album art Charles Wright And The Watts 103rd Street Band* Wine / Nobody (Tellin' Me 'Bout My Baby) Warner Bros. Records US 1971 Sell This Version