Fat Larrys Band - Boogie Town

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  Fat Larry's Band was an American R&B and funk band from Philadelphia, which enjoyed some commercial success in the late 1970s and early 1980s, particularly in the United Kingdom.

Career

Formed by drummer and vocalist "Fat" Larry James (August 2, 1949 – December 5, 1987) in 1976, the band included trumpeter/flautist Art Capehart, guitarists Ted Cohen and Tony Middleton, vocalists Freddie Campbell (1952 – January 19, 2013) and Darryl Grant, saxophonist Doug Jones, bassist Larry La Bes, trombonist/alto saxophonist Jimmy Lee, and keyboardist Erskine Williams.

The band's biggest hits were "Act Like You Know" and "Zoom", which reached number 2 on the UK Singles Chart in October 1982. Fat Larry's Band had three other hits in the UK: "Center City", "Boogie Town", and "Lookin' for Love".

On December 5, 1987, James died from a heart attack at the age of 38. As a result the band folded.

 

Discography

 

Singles

  • 1976: "Center City" - No. 31 UK
  • 1976: "Fascination" - No. 39 U.S. Dance
  • 1977: "Peaceful Journey" - No. 94 U.S. R&B
  • 1978: "We Just Can't Get It Together"
  • 1979: "Boogie Town" - No. 43 R&B, No. 46 UK
  • 1979: "Here Comes the Sun" - No. 44 U.S. R&B, No. 39 U.S. Dance
  • 1979: "Lookin' for Love" - No. 47 U.S. R&B
  • 1979: "Lookin' for Love Tonight" - No. 46 UK
  • 1980: "Can't Keep My Hands to Myself"
  • 1980: "How Good Is Love" - No. 78 U.S. R&B
  • 1982: "Act Like You Know" - No. 67 U.S. R&B/Funk, No. 24 U.S. Dance
  • 1982: "Be My Lady"
  • 1982: "Traffic Stopper"
  • 1982: "Zoom" - No. 2 UK, No. 89 U.S. R&B
  • 1983: "Stubborn Kind of Fellow" - No. 83 UK
  • 1983: "Straight from the Heart" - No. 88 UK
  • 1983: "Don't Let It Go to Your Head" - No. 93 UK
  • 1986: "Nice"
  • 1986: "Sunrise Sunset"
  • 1986: "Teach Me (There Is Something About Love)"

 

 

 

Fat Larrys Band - Boogie Town / Space Lady

UK Fantasy Records FTC 168 (1979) UK 1st pressing.

Record produced by Larry James.

The vinyl record has remained in excellent condition.

Audio quality is very clear and strong throughout.

Both record centre labels are clean, unmarked, and free from tears, stains or stickers.

The record centre hole displays only minimal signs of spindle wear.

The record comes with a generic, plain white paper sleeve.

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