Fatback Band Letter

December 7, 2009

I will never buy a new computer again. I got this PC in September, and three months later I’m almost back up and running. If you're not computer savvy, the best way to go is to take to the Geek Squad. This will save you time, headaches and they say it’s easy. If you’re thinking about getting a new computer and transferring your old files over to your new computer, take my advice... take it to a Geek.

As we all know, things are very slow all around and music is no exception. For a group like ours it’s even harder, but next year looks better. I've been talking to a few people in different countries to try to schedule dates around the time we’re in the UK. We will already be there, so it’s not like coming from the USA. What’s been happening is that we get these isolated dates, one here and one there, and we just can’t take them because airfares from the USA alone are killing the promoters. It takes three or more dates for us to leave the USA.

We have been trying for years to get to a few countries. I get lots of mail asking “why won’t we visit their country?” and my answer is: “Let me know if you know any sponsors, promoters or organizations that can put some dates together, I’m willing to work with them.”

On the music side, next year we will be do some more House music and another Bill Curtis and Friends /w Fatback Band record. It’s on the back-burner for now, but I’ve been thinking about putting together a Fatback Dive album… what do you think?

Some new Fatback video is floating around out there on YouTube and on our website: FatBackBand.com. Part two of Bill Curtis and Friends/w Fatback Band is on iTunes and all the other e-stores.

Hey, if any you guys want to help put some dates together to bring us to your city, you can email me at Bill.c@att.net.

Stay safe and have Blessed Holiday,

Bill Curtis


There’s a story behind this month’s downloads; I’ll make it short. Around 1972, when I was shopping Fatback demos, I went to all the major labels and got turned down. I shopped the demos for about a year. One afternoon, when I was walking down Broadway, I ran into old friend who was President of Perception Records. I don’t know what made me say, it but I told him that I had a great idea for some Country Western funk. He loved the idea and asked if I could do it for $5,000. I said "Yeah!" And that was my very first album. We did nine songs, and the closest we got to country were these two songs. We did the whole album in two four-hour sessions. Just a little history behind the downloads…

Tracks from “Let’s Do It Again Perception Records PLP28”

  • "Green Grass of Home"

  • "Wichita Lineman"




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