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« on: June 24, 2017, 07:09:08 PM »
War (originally called Eric Burdon and War) is an American funk band from Long Beach, California, known for the hit songs "Spill the Wine", "The World Is a Ghetto", "The Cisco Kid", "Why Can't We Be Friends?", "Low Rider", and "Summer".[4][5] Formed in 1969, War was a musical crossover band which fused elements of rock, funk, jazz, Latin, rhythm and blues, and reggae.[1] Their album The World Is a Ghetto was the best-selling album of 1973.[6] The band also transcended racial and cultural barriers with a multi-ethnic line-up. War was also subject to many line-up changes over the course of its formation, leaving member Leroy "Lonnie" Jordan as the only original member in the current line-up; four other members created a new group called the Lowrider Band.

Here is some of their work:



WAR - Don't Let No One Get You Down

The World Is A Ghetto by War

War - Four Cornered Room

War - Nappy Head

Eric Burdon & War - Spill The Wine

Eric Burdon & War - Paint It Black (Live, 1970)

Eric Burdon and War Tobacco Road

ERIC BURDON & WAR - A Day In The Life

War-Gypsy Man

War - Summer


War-Peace Sign

War-Slowly We Walk Together

War-Smile Happy

War-Cisco Kid

WAR - All Day Music


War-City Country City

WAR - That's What Love Will Do

War-There Must Be A Reason Why I Don't Know


War-Me and Baby Brother

War-Cinco De Mayo

War-Southern Part Of Texas

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Re: War
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2017, 02:43:17 PM »
Great band! these guys have some good songs.  8)


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Re: War
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2017, 09:31:55 PM »
Definitely dig these guys, have had their records since I was a kid. Got to see later incarnations of the band a couple times with Lonnie Jordan fronting.

My favorites are:
Four Cornered Room
Slowly We Walk
The World is a Ghetto
Slippin into Darkness
All Day Music
Nappy Head
That's what Love will do
and of course Low Rider.

You got all my favorites in there  8)
Some of the Eric Burdon War stuff was cool as well, but I preferred him with the Animals and his solo heavy rock "Eric Burdon Band lineups of the mid seventies and early eighties.

Champion of the Queensryche Board Wars :)


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« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2017, 09:49:36 PM »
I Have seen War in concert 4 times over the years.
In 1979, following the departure of B.B. Dickerson during recording sessions for their next album (replaced by Luther Rabb on bass who completed the album), the band considered changing their name to The Music Band, but decided at the last minute to continue as War, and use The Music Band as the title of a series of albums. The series originally consisted of two studio albums (The Music Band, The Music Band 2, both in 1979) and a live album (The Music Band Live, 1980), but after the band left MCA in 1981 and had already made records for other labels, MCA expanded the series with a compilation (The Best of the Music Band, 1982) and a third original album of left-over material (The Music Band Jazz, 1983).

The group lost another member when Charles Miller (saxophone) was murdered in 1980. He had already been replaced by Pat Rizzo (ex Sly and the Family Stone) in 1979. Other new members joining at this time were Alice Tweed Smith (credited as "Tweed Smith" and "Alice Tweed Smyth" on various albums) on percussion and vocals (giving the band its first female vocalist), and Ronnie Hammon as a third drummer.

Little side note on War Papa Dee Allen on the congo's died on stage
in concert while they were playing Gypsy Man in 1988.

In 1993, War reformed with most surviving previous members (including original members Brown, Jordan, Oskar, and Scott, and later members Hammon and Rizzo), augmented by a large line-up of supporting musicians and still under the management and production of Jerry Goldstein, and released a new album, Peace symbol.svg (Peace Sign) (1994).

In 1996, the group attempted to gain independence from Goldstein, but were unable to do so under the name "War" which remains a trademark owned by Goldstein and Far Out Productions.[8] In response, Brown, Oskar, Scott, and a returning B.B. Dickerson (who had not worked with War since 1979) adopted a name which referenced one of War's biggest hits: Lowrider Band. They are yet to record a studio album.

Lonnie Jordan opted to remain with Goldstein and create a new version of War with himself as the only original member. Some other musicians who had joined between 1983 and 1993 were also part of the new line-up. Both the "new" War and the Lowrider Band are currently active as live performance acts.

Here is a couple by Lowrider Band and then a couple By Lonnie Jordan's War:

Lowrider Band - Low Rider - Cisco Kid - Slippin' Into Darkness - LRBC #23 - 10-5-2014    Howard Scott - guitar and vocals
Harold Brown - drums and vocals
Lee Oskar - harmonica

The Lowrider Band: The World Is A Ghetto

WAR Performs "Why Can't We Be Friends" on The Queen Latifah Show

WAR (band) Live Spill The Wine / Galaxy 2017


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Re: War
« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2017, 04:57:57 PM »
War is playing tonight 7/4/2017 at Wiggins Park in Camden concert is Free and
starts at 8pm followed by fireworks