Low Rider - War (1975)





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Uploaded on Apr 19, 2010

"Low Rider" is a song written by the band War and appearing on their 1975 album "Why Can't We Be Friends?". It reached number one on the Billboard R&B charts and peaked at number seven on the Pop Singles chart. According to the Allmusic review of the song, "the lyric takes the cool image of the lowrider — the Chicano culture practice of hydraulically hot-rodding classic cars — and using innuendo, extends the image to a lifestyle." War, originally called Eric Burdon and War and often typeset as WAR, is an American funk band from California. Formed in 1969, War was a musical crossover band which fused elements of rock, funk, jazz, Latin music, rhythm and blues, and reggae. The band also transcended racial and cultural barriers with a multi-ethnic line-up. The band has sold over 50 million records to date. Although War's lyrics are often socio-political in nature, their music usually had a laid-back, California funk vibe. A particular feature of War's sound is the use of harmonica and saxophone playing melody lines in unison, sounding like a single instrument, for example in the melody of "Low Rider". Their music has been sampled and recorded by many singers and groups, ranging from R&B/pop singers such as Janet Jackson to nu metal band Korn and hip-hop groups like TLC. This channel is dedicated to all the great 'old school' R&B music I grew up with, the stuff that originally made me tap my feet and want to be a DJ.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!

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