Upload

Loading icon Loading...

This video is unavailable.

Let It Whip - The Dazz Band (1982)

Sign in to YouTube

Sign in with your Google Account (YouTube, Google+, Gmail, Orkut, Picasa, or Chrome) to like DJ Buddy Love - Old School's video.

Sign in to YouTube

Sign in with your Google Account (YouTube, Google+, Gmail, Orkut, Picasa, or Chrome) to dislike DJ Buddy Love - Old School's video.

Sign in to YouTube

Sign in with your Google Account (YouTube, Google+, Gmail, Orkut, Picasa, or Chrome) to add DJ Buddy Love - Old School's video to your playlist.

Uploaded on Jan 19, 2011

"Let It Whip" was a 1982 single by The Dazz Band and their biggest hit, peaking at number one on the R&B chart for five non-consecutive weeks. The single also reached number two on the Dance chart and number five on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The song won the Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals in 1983. Co-written by producer Reggie Andrews, "Let It Whip" features a percolating drum machine rhythm underneath live drums, and a Minimoog bassline. The Dazz Band were a former American funk music band that was most popular in the early 1980s. The name of the band is a portmanteau of the description 'danceable jazz'. The Dazz Band, formed in 1976, grew out of the Cleveland, Ohio jazz fusion band Bell Telefunk, composed of lead guitarist/songwriter Mike Calhoun, percussionist Kenny Pettus, drummer Isaac 'Ike' Wiley, Jr., and his brother bassist Michael Wiley, and the band Mother Braintree. The new combined group became known as The Kinsman Dazz, named after both the street and the lounge where they worked as the house band, Sonny Jones' Kinsman Grill Lounge. The group adopted its name before the song "Dazz" became an R&B hit for Atlanta band Brick in 1976. The Kinsman Dazz were signed to 20th Century Records by Joe Lewis in 1978. The group went to Los Angeles to record for producer Marvin Gaye. Owing to illness, Gaye had to back out of the duties. Harris requested and got Philip Bailey, the vocalist of Earth, Wind & Fire, to produce the group's first album, "Kinsman Dazz". Bailey would co-produce their second album, "Dazz", and had a major input into the group's vocal arrangements. The Kinsman Dazz became The Dazz Band in 1980. Separately, the 20th Century Records label was closed, and The Dazz Band were signed to Motown Records. The group expanded from the original quintet — Harris, Calhoun, Pettus, and the Wiley brothers — with newcomers Kevin Kendrick, Steve Cox, Eric Fearman, Pierre DeMudd, Sonny 'Skip' Martin, Jerry Bell and Terry Stanton. This channel is dedicated to all the great 'old school' R&B music I grew up with, the stuff that originally made me tap my feet and want to be a DJ. Funk, soul, disco, R&B, dance, hip-hop, pop . . . 60s, 70s, 80s . . . whatever you call it, it's all 'Old School' and it's all here!

See my videos featuring the Roots of Rap at:
www.youtube.com/DJBuddyLoveRapRoots

If you like relaxing with some classic Cool Jazz, go to:
www.youtube.com/DJBuddyLoveCoolJazz

To explore the world of The DJ Cafe, go to:
www.youtube.com/DJBuddyLoveDJCafe

If you love jamming to some great Classic Rock, check out:
www.youtube.com/DJBuddyLoveClassRock

Check out my newer music videos and other fun stuff at:
www.youtube.com/DJBuddyLove3000

Check out my news videography stuff at:
www.youtube.com/VonReganDavis

Also, check out my youngest daughter (the world's youngest video producer) at:
www.youtube.com/DaddyzGirl3000

And coming in June 2011 . . .
DJ Buddy Love presents LONGEVITY . . .
A world record club DJ mixing marathon charity event . . .
121 hours nonstop to benefit cancer research . . .
Live to the world via UStream, Facebook, YouTube & Twitter . . .
More details coming soon . . .

Enjoy!!

;~}

Copyright 1982 Motown Records
All Rights Reserved

  • Category

  • License

    Standard YouTube License

Loading icon Loading...

Loading icon Loading...

Loading icon Loading...

Loading icon Loading...

Ratings have been disabled for this video.
Rating is available when the video has been rented.
This feature is not available right now. Please try again later.

Loading icon Loading...

Advertisement
Loading...
Working...
to add this to Watch Later

Add to