This is an entertaining Philadelphia funk band, fronted by drummer “Body fat” Larry Wayne. Fat Larry’s Music group never obtained any major strikes, but their singles for Stax, Dream, and Omni had been prototypical past due-’70s and ’80s East Coastline jazz-tinged funk. Trumpeter and flutist Artwork Capehart, trombonist and alto saxophonist Jimmy Lee, saxophonist Doug Jones, keyboardist Erskine Williams, guitarist Ted Cohen, bassist Larry Labes, and percussionist Darryl Give finished the lineup. Their finest song visually was “BECOME YOU UNDERSTAND,” a 1982 tune having a surging bass range and basic but catchy lyric refrain. Wayne also used the Delfonics and Blue Magic and handled the group Slick. An excellent performer and charismatic character, James died extremely prematurely in 1987 at age group 38.
Music Songs Zoom, Act Like You Know, Lookin' for Love, Peaceful Journey, How Good Is Love, Breakin' Out, Boogie Town, Center City, Be My Lady, We Just Can't Get It Together, Party After Midnight, Down on the Avenue, Straight from the Heart, Castle Of Joy, Tune Me Up, We Just Want to Play for You, Close Encounters of a Funky Kind, Hey Pancho It's Disco, Get Down, Get Funky, Golden Moments, Nighttime Boogie, You Gotta Help Yourself, Don't Let It Go to Your Head, Can't Keep My Hands to Myself, Everything Is Disco, Stubborn Kind of Fellow, Life of an Entertainer, You've Waited Too Long, In My Song, Don't You Worry About Tomorrow, Music Maker, Passing Time
Albums Breakin' Out, Feel It, Spacin' Out, Tune Me Up, Lookin' For Love, Off The Wall, The Best of Fat Larry's Band, Fat Larry's Band: 12 Inch Classics - EP, Greatest Hits, House Party, Greatest Hits (Remastered)