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Bill Curtis and The Fatback Band

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We are delighted to have with us Bill Curtis, the founder of the Funk/Disco Fatback Band, whose most known top ten hits are "(Do The) Spanish Hustle", "I Like Girls", "Gotta Get My Hands on Some (Money)", and "Backstrokin'" and their 1979 single "King Tim III (Personality Jock)" is considered the first rap single.

Through the mid-'80s, the band put out one more Top 20 hit with "Take It Any Way You Can Want It" and were backed by the female vocal trio Wild Sugar in 1981-82, and in 1985 Evelyn Thomas also provided the lead vocal for "Spread Love".

Join your host, Tania-Maria Xavier who is honored to have co-hosts Jay (JaySkills) Snowden, who is a music and executive producer, author of Angels With Broken Wings and Chuk Barber percussionist for The Original Lowriders AKA WAR and author of Dear Xango.

We look forward to meeting Bill and talking about their new album "Bill Curtis & Friends" and future projects.

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