K.C. & The Sunshine Band - Blow Your Whistle
It truly stinks to know that on a beautiful sunny Atlanta day I'm sick as a dog with a head cold, but maybe today's selection will bring some sunshine indoors. "Blow Your Whistle" was one of the first K.C. & The Sunshine Band 45s, and although it made it into the R&B Top 30 in 1974, the group's rise to disco superstardom was still a couple of years away. "Blow Your Whistle" is a nice mixture of funk and Latin sounds featuring a very nice groove, fun party chanting and an attractive bass-and-guitar "stop-and-go" vamp. At some point someone says "'Blow Your Whistle' is a baaad record"; whoever it is, they are right! Dance records with whistles would populate the '70s landscape, with Gary Toms' "7-6-5-4-3-2-1 (Blow Your Whistle)" being one of my favorites. Maybe this was the first.