Tuesday, January 9, 2024

White Chocolate - White Chocolate (1973 us, groovy blues funky glam classic rock)

White Chocolate were a Fairfield County, CT based band that played predominately throughout the East Coast. The original line-up was Charlie Karp on Guitar, David Hull on Bass and Jimmy Maher on Drums. The name was later changed to Dirty Angels and a change was made to the line-up, with the addition of George Maher on Rhythm Guitar.
Charlie Karp has an impressive musical background. Starting out as a young teen with Buddy Miles, he has also performed with the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Aerosmith, Meatloaf, Arthur Lee, Charlie Karp and the Namedroppers, Buster Poindexter and is now a member of Slo Leak along with Danny Kortchmar and Harvey Brooks. His is an example of the finest Blues guitar as well as Rock. 

David Hull is equally an impresario of the Bass. He also started out as a youth with Buddy Miles. His credits include Arthur Lee, the Joe Perry Project, Ted Nugent, Farrenheit (he used the pseudonym of Dave Heit), and most recently Pete Droge and the Sinners. Jimmy Maher was an excellent drummer and his contribution to the band was sizeable. 
1. Getting Ready To Rock 'n' Roll (Charlie Karp) - 2:50
2. Midnight Flight - 3:03
3. I'm Crying - 3:37
4. Past History - 3:04
5. Make It Easy (Charlie Karp, David Hull, Richard Gordon) - 3:38
6. Let's Get Funked (Charlie Karp, David Hull, Jimmy Maher) - 3:28
7. Outcast - 4:12
8. Sad Eyes (Charlie Karp) - 3:36
9. Looking For Love - 3:54
10.I'm Alive - 4:35
Songs written by Charlie Karp, David Hull except where noted

White Chocolate
*Charlie Karp - Guitar, Lead Vocals
*David Hull - Bass, Vocals 
*Jimmy Maher - Drums, Vocals
*AndrĂ© Lewis - Keyboards 
*Maxayn Lewis - Background Vocals 
*Gene Hull - Saxophone 
*Jerry Mirliani - Trumpet 
*Candido - Conga