Vinyl? Check! #40: Nothing To It!

August 30, 2009

The cats from Scotland arrived when they released AWB, their second and largest selling album! The album went to #1 on the US Hot 100 charts, fueled by the success of their single, Pick up the Pieces. Also worthy of note is the great production prowess of Arif Mardin which created countless gems for Average White band (and many,many others) and helped 1974’s AWB‘s timeless sound.

Although recorded at Atlantic, Nothing You Can Do sounds as if it was cut at Curtis Mayfield’s Curtom Label. Alan Gorrie and crew’s vocals sound as sweet as anything by Curtis or Leroy and the melody of the tune is just as beautiful. Hit play on this one, close your eyes and be transported to a time when great music could actually rule the airwaves.

Average White Band – Nothing You Can Do

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