Cut the Cake (album)
Cut the Cake Studio album by Average White Band Released June 1975 Recorded 1975 Genre Funk, Soul Length 42:02 Label Atlantic Records Producer Arif Mardin Average White Band chronology AWB
Cut the Cake
Cut the Cake is the third album released by Average White Band, released in 1975. This album included the hit single "Cut the Cake", which reached #10 on the Billboard pop singles chart.
The follow-up album to the immensely successful AWB in 1974, recording was plagued by creative and artistic differences, with several members of the band walking out of the studio on three occasions. One point of conflict was the band's mourning for original drummer, Robbie McIntosh, who died of a heroin overdose in 1974. Producer Arif Mardin considered pulling the plug on the project due to this tension but ultimately relented and oversaw its completion.
Professional ratings Review scores Source Rating Allmusic 
- "Cut the Cake" (White, Gorrie, McIntosh) – 4:07
- "School Boy Crush" (White, Stuart, Ferrone, Gorrie) – 4:58
- "It's A Mystery" (Stuart, White, McIntosh) – 3:34
- "Groovin' the Night Away" (White, Stuart) – 3:42
- "If I Ever Lose This Heaven" (Ware, Sawyer) – 5:00
- "Why" (Ball, Stuart, Gorrie) – 3:57
- "High Flyin' Woman" (White, McIntyre, Gorrie) – 3:47
- "Cloudy" (Stuart, Gorrie) – 4:18
- "How Sweet Can You Get" (Ball, Stuart, Gorrie) – 3:57
- "When They Bring Down the Curtain" (Gorrie, Ball) – 4:42
- Alan Gorrie – vocals, bass, guitar (on "Cut the Cake" and "School Boy Crush")
- Hamish Stuart – vocals, guitar, bass (on "Cut the Cake" and "School Boy Crush")
- Roger Ball – keyboards, synthesizer, alto & baritone saxophones, arranger (Dundee horns)
- Malcolm Duncan – tenor saxophone
- Onnie McIntyre – guitar
- Stephen Ferrone – drums, percussion
- Ray Barretto – congas (on "It's a Mystery" and "When They Bring Down the Curtain")
Appearances in popular culture
The song "Cut the Cake" is also featured in the Starsky and Hutch movie soundtrack, as it was used in the movie during the end party scene where Snoop Doggy Dogg's character and 'Hutch' celebrate the downfall of Vince Vaughn's character.
Father MC sampled the song "School Boy Crush" on his song "One Night Stand" on Close to You (1992).
Year Album Chart positions US US
1975 Cut The Cake 4 1
Year Single Chart positions US US
1975 "Cut The Cake" 10 7 13 "If I Ever Lose This Heaven" 39 25 — "School Boy Crush" 33 22 —
- List of number-one R&B albums of 1975 (U.S.)
- ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/r1025/review
- ^ "Average White Band US albums chart history". allmusic.com. http://www.allmusic.com/artist/p3591/charts-awards/billboard-albums. Retrieved 2011-07-14.
- ^ "Average White Band US singles chart history". allmusic.com. http://www.allmusic.com/artist/p3591/charts-awards/billboard-singles. Retrieved 2011-07-14.
Average White Band Members Studio albums Hit singles"Pick Up the Pieces" (1974) • "Cut the Cake" (1975) • "If I Ever Lose this Heaven" (1975) • "School Boy Crush" (1975) • "Queen of My Soul" (1976) • "A Love On Your Own" (1976) • "Cloudy" (live version) (1977) • "Get It Up" (1977) – with Ben E. King • "Your Love Is A Miracle" (1978) • "Walk On By" (1979) • "When Will You Be Mine" (1979) • "Let's Go Round Again" (1980) • "For You, For Love" (1980) • "Let's Go Round Again" (remix) (1994) Contributions
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