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Music: Soul

Average White Band

When

Tuesday Nov 13, 2012 (8–9:30pm)

Wednesday Nov 14, 2012 (8–9:30pm)

Where

Yoshi's Oakland (Venue Partner)

510 Embarcadero West

510-238-9200

Price

$25

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Yoshi's Oakland says…

AWB are widely regarded as one of the best soul and funk bands in the history of music. Though perhaps best known for their timeless instrumental mega-hit 'Pick Up the Pieces' the band's strength actually lay in their consistently accomplished song- writing, stretching across several gold selling albums and multi- Grammy nominations for the legendary Atlantic Records. The six piece took the influences of their R&B heroes - people like Marvin Gaye, James Brown, Donny Hathaway and others - and developed their own 'authentic' sound which was eagerly adopted by audiences in the US and elsewhere. Whilst a good number of cuts - 'Cut The Cake' and 'Let's Go Round Again' to name but two - attracted chart action as hit singles, many other album tracks, like 'Schoolboy Crush' and 'Stop The Rain' became much sampled and turn tabled grooves. Many more tunes, such as 'Cloudy', 'A Love Of Your Own' and 'Nothing You Can Do' - amongst many others- stand alongside some of the finest soul 'album tracks' ever recorded.