In The 1970s The Fatback Band

The Fatback Band came to life in New York City in 1970. The group was a blend of jazz funk and soul and disco that had a bigger than expected impact on the British charts in the 1970s. The group consisted at the start of Bill Fatback Curtis, George Williams, Billy Hamilton, Earl Shelton and Johnny King. The group had a turnstile of members during the 70s and 80s.

UK single wise the group made an impact in 1975 with a No 40 hit called Yum Yum (Gimme Some)  on the Polydor label. But the breakthrough hit was later that year with (Are You Ready) Do The Bus Stop charting at No. 18 from the album Raising Hell.


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But the next single the same year was the biggest hit getting as high as No. 10 with Do The Spanish Hustle.


  
As big as that was, it was to be the last top twenty single to make the UK charts . Some singles just managed to squeeze in to the top 40 like Night Fever, The Booty and Double Dutch. The group did come back with a No. 7 hit in the 1980s called I Found Lovin'.

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