LP released: Nov 25, 2022
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Formed by drummer Bill Curtis in 1970, the Fatback band started off as a funk band although when disco began to break in 1974, they added that four-to-the-floor wrinkle to their sound to serve up some classics. In 1975 Fatback released both their fifth and sixth albums - ôYum Yumö and ôRaising Hellö - in the same year. Although singles had been released Stateside as early as 1971, it was not until 1975 that Fatback began to appear on singles here.Their third UK 7ö û æYum Yum (Gimme Some)Æ - got to number 40 in the UK charts in August. Later in November, æAre You Ready (Do The Bus Stop)Æ got to number 18, which helped propel the ôRaising Hellö LP into the top 20. This album also spawned the Top 10 hit æSpanish HustleÆ in early 1976. Both ôYum Yumö and ôRaising Hellö have been out of print on vinyl for decades. These new editions allow funky Fatback fans to drop the needle and get back into the groove.