Fat Larrys Band was an American R&B/funk band from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, which enjoyed some commercial success in the late 1970s and early 1980s, particularly in the UK.

Formed by drummer and vocalist in 1976, the band included trumpeter/flautist Art Capehart, guitarists Ted Cohen and Tony Middleton, vocalists Freddie Campbell and Darryl Grant, keyboardist Terry Price, vocalist Alfonso Smith, saxophonist Doug Jones, bassist Larry La Bes, trombonist/alto saxophonist Jimmy Lee, and keyboardist Erskine Williams.

The band’s biggest hits were “Act Like You Know” and “Zoom“, which reached number 2 on the UK Singles Chart in October 1982, and the top 10 on the Australian Singles Chart. Fat Larry’s Band had three other hits in the UK: “Center City“, “Boogie Town“, and “Lookin’ for Love“.

On December 5, 1987, James died from a heart attack at the age of 38. As a result, the band folded.

Fat Larrys Band Backing Tracks – Act Like You Know  …  Zoom  …  

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