(also AWB) is a Scottish funk and R&B
band, who had a series of soul and disco hits
between 1974 and 1980.
They are best known for their million selling
song, "Pick Up the Pieces".
Their self-effacing name to the contrary,
Average White Band was anything but - one
of the few white groups to cross the colour
line and achieve success and credibility
playing funk, with their tight, fiery sound
also belying their Scottish heritage, evoking
American R&B hotbeds like Detroit,
Memphis, and Philadelphia instead.