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Wild Cherry

Wild Cherry - Wild Cherry
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Based on 16 ratings
1976 Ratings: #178
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March 20, 1976 / Release Date
LP / Format
Epic / Label
Funk, Disco, Funk Rock / Genre
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Great funk out of Ohio, much more than just the smash hit single "Play That Funky Music (White Boy)". They seemingly brewed up the "electrified funk" sound out of nowhere, and it sounds like Ohio. Garage gritty electric sound and played anywhere people are dancing still to this day, and is a huge influence on music.


Funk is always fun. It's a genre that always rides the horse of good mood and this album is no exception.
The album opens with the well-crafted classic hit "Play That Funky Music", with "Don't Go Near the Water" and "Nowhere to Run" as the only two other songs that stick out in an album otherwise full of fillers. Particularly annoying is the song "I Feel Sanctified" which is basically a copy of "Play That Funky Music" but with a different ... read more



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Track List

  1. Play That Funky Music
  2. The Lady Wants Your Money
  3. 99 1/2
  4. Don't Go Near the Water
  5. Nowhere to Run
  6. I Feel Sanctified
  7. Hold On
  8. Get It Up
  9. What in the Funk Do You See

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Added on: December 3, 2016