ROSE ROYCE

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R&B Funk/Disco band formed in South Central Los Angeles in the early 70s. Consisted of: Kenji Brown (guitar), Lequeint 'Duke' Jobe (bass), Victor Nix (keyboards), Kenny Copeland, Freddie Dunn (trumpets), Michael Moore (saxophone), Henry Garner and Terrai Santiel (drums)

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Polygram Uk 2002
$3.84
$2.48 (used)
Greatest HitsGreatest Hits
Whitfield Records 2011
$12.36
$6.83 (used)
In Full Bloom: Expanded EditionIn Full Bloom: Expanded Edition
Bbr 2016
$11.46
$15.42 (used)
Car Wash: Original Motion Picture SoundtrackCar Wash: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Remastered · Soundtrack
Geffen 1996
$13.45
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Strikes Again: Expanded EditionStrikes Again: Expanded Edition
Bbr 2015
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Their Greatest Hits - 2 Albums on 1 CD ( CD ) Rose Royce / ChicTheir Greatest Hits - 2 Albums on 1 CD ( CD ) Rose Royce / Chic
Platinum 2000
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Rainbow Connection IVRainbow Connection IV
Wounded Bird 2010
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ROSE ROYCE Car Wash (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Car Wash (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Jazz Related Soundtracks 1976
ROSE ROYCE In Full Bloom album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
In Full Bloom
RnB 1977
ROSE ROYCE Strikes Again album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Strikes Again
RnB 1978
ROSE ROYCE Rainbow Connection IV album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Rainbow Connection IV
RnB 1979
ROSE ROYCE Golden Touch album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Golden Touch
RnB 1980
ROSE ROYCE Jump Street album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Jump Street
RnB 1981
ROSE ROYCE Stronger Than Ever album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Stronger Than Ever
RnB 1982
ROSE ROYCE Music Magic album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Music Magic
RnB 1984
ROSE ROYCE Fresh Cut album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Fresh Cut
RnB 1986
ROSE ROYCE Perfect Lover album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Perfect Lover
RnB 1989
ROSE ROYCE Studio Cuts (Greatest Hits) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Studio Cuts (Greatest Hits)
RnB 2002

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ROSE ROYCE live albums

ROSE ROYCE Greatest Hits - Live In Concert album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Greatest Hits - Live In Concert
RnB 1993
ROSE ROYCE Live In Hollywood album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live In Hollywood
RnB 2003

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ROSE ROYCE Best Of Car Wash (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Best Of Car Wash (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Jazz Related Soundtracks 1976

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ROSE ROYCE Car Wash (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Album · 1976 · Jazz Related Soundtracks
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Those who seek obscure funk jazz tracks and rare groove know that soundtracks from 70s African-American movies can sometimes be plentiful in exotic jazzy instrumentals. The movie “Car Wash” was a huge hit in the 70s, and is still popular to this day, but it seems much of its brilliant soundtrack has been overlooked. The main hits from the movie, including the title track, are all well known, but what a lot of people are missing is that this double album is loaded with excellent instrumentals. The main players here are the then brand new RnB group Rose Royce, famous Motown producer Norman Whitfield and guest guitarist Wah Wah Watson, who some may know from his work with Herbie Hancock. As the story goes, Whitfield was working with Royce on their new album when he got the call to do the soundtrack to a new movie that was bound to be big as it boasted the huge drawing power of both Richard Pryor and George Carlin. Whitfield decided the best thing to do was just take the work he had started with Royse and make that the soundtrack to the movie.

The handful of RnB pop tunes that Whitfield crafted for the album are all good, and they reflect his work with The Temptations, but the jazz and rare groove fans will want to check out the plentiful instrumentals. The hard charging funk of “Mid Day DJ Theme” and “Righteous Rhythm” are tops, and you can hear all of Wah Wah Watson’s signature guitar riffs, the same ones he used to build Herbie’s “Hang Up Your Hang Ups”. “Crying” is laid back space groove and “Sunrise” sounds like a modern nu jazz cut with its repeating minimal riffs. Really, everything on here is gold and all of it has that classic mid-70s funk sound that can’t be faked.

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