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911-Stargard-”Theme Song from ‘Which Way Is Up.”
1977-Number 19 single.
Best Bit-At 5.22.On the Richter scale of Funky music, this one has a seismographic oscillation of 8.9.,and I’m not exaggerating.
Stargard were an American R&B, Funk, and Soul girl group, originally consisting of Rochelle Runnells, Debra Anderson, and Janice Williams, they were similar in appearance to the Disco group ‘Labelle,’ and could possibly be described as a more raunchy ‘Pointer Sisters.’They were active between 1977-1982,recording five studio Albums, and releasing 10 singles. In the UK their 1978 song,’What You Waitin’ For,’ gave them a second hit when reaching Number 39.
‘Theme Song from ‘Which Way Is Up,”’ was written by the legendary Norman Whitfield (1940-2008,) for the 1977 movie,’Which Way Is Up?’ starring Richard Pryor, the song would also appear on the girls self titled debut Album, on which Whitfield also wrote the song ‘The Force.’
When the band became a duo in 1980, after Debra Anderson had left the group, they released their forth studio Album, ‘Back 2 Back’, which was also produced by Norman Whitfield (see also best songs 777-569-533-480-346 and 233.)
‘I had a little trouble in the home town, things got Funky so I had to leave.’