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Album Review

The debut album from the foursome from Pennsylvania. It featured the ferocious single "Play That Funky Music." Robert Parissi's animated vocals were complemented by the soulful chimes of the guitar, a smokin' bassline, and some hyped backing vocals. It peaked on the Billboard R&B and pop charts at number one. They received rave reviews considering that the band was all white conveying such a funky message. (The arrangement and lyrical phrasing are very similar to that of Stevie Wonder's "You Haven't Done Nothing" found on his Fulfillingness' First Finale album that was released two years prior.) No other singles came from this album. However, there were funk jams and smokin' numbers including remakes of "No Where to Run" and "99 1/2." Still, nothing compares to the featured single.

Customer Reviews

Try A Piece Of This Album won't be disappointed. I own everything these guys ever recorded on vinyl, and still wonder why only 'Play That Funky Music' gets remembered nowadays. Too bad this collection doesn't include 'Hole In The Wall', 'Lana', and the thermonuclear 'Get It Up'... great stuff.!

albums ok

I only love one song and thats play that funky music the album isnt that good

Give it a play

It's too bad Wild Cherry got labeled as a one hit wonder. Granted Their monster hit Play That Funky Music was the best they put out, but this is a great sample of 70's disco and blue eyed soul. Give it a listen and you may be suprised.


Formed: 1974 in Pittsburgh, PA

Genre: R&B/Soul

Years Active: '70s

One-hit wonders Wild Cherry was led by Rob Parissi (singer, guitarist, songwriter), who originally formed the group in 1970. Influenced by the likes of the Yardbirds and Sly & the Family Stone (and named after a flavor of cough drops), the group played around their hometown of Pittsburgh, PA, and even inked a recording contract with Brown Bag Records (led by former Grand Funk Railroad manager Terry Knight). But the group never issued any albums for the label and split up in 1975. Understandably dejected,...
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  • $5.99
  • Genres: R&B/Soul, Music, Disco, Funk
  • Released: 1976

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