The Low Down Band "Music is The Answer" / Somebody 7"/45rpm Ltd.
The Lowdown Band is an African American funk and soul group from the United States that gained popularity in the early 1980s with their hit single "Music Is The Answer". Formed in San Diego, Ca in the late 1970s, the band was comprised of musicians from both the East and West Coasts of the United States.
The group's sound was heavily influenced by the funk and soul music of the 1970s, with a blend of groovy bass lines, tight drumming, and soaring horn arrangements. Their music was often characterized by catchy melodies, tight rhythms, and funky grooves, which made them a popular choice for dancing.
In 1982, the Lowdown Band released their most successful single, "Music Is The Answer". The song was written and produced by the band's keyboardists, John
M. Lowe, Angel Hayes, and featured the soulful vocals of lead singer, Raul Gallegos. The track was an immediate hit and gained popularity which peaked at #72 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and #20 on the US R&B chart. It also achieved success overseas, reaching #61 on the UK Singles Chart.
The success of "Music Is The Answer" led to other releases from the band which included "Somebody", " You Got Me Hanging", "Beautiful People", and "Hanging".
Although their time in the music industry was relatively short-lived, the Lowdown Band's legacy lives on through their music. "Music Is The Answer" remains a staple of funk and soul playlists to this day, and the band's contribution to the genre is still celebrated by fans and music lovers around the world.
In conclusion, the Lowdown Band was an African American funk and soul group that made a significant impact on the music industry with their catchy melodies, tight rhythms, and funky grooves.
The band consisted of the founders;
John Lowe (drummer, the original J-Lowe)
Raul Gallegos (lead vocalist)
Angel Hayes (guitar soloist)
Later came forth Ken Reeves (Bass Guitar)
Skip Pendleton (rhythm guitar player)
Ray Baker (keyboard)
Raymond Gulley (vocalist)
Prince Seawood (vocalist). In remembrance of passing members Anthony Current, James Chopper-Veal, and Cliff Girly.
Their hit single "Music Is The Answer" remains a classic of the genre and is a testament to the band's talent and influence.
The Lowdown Band's contribution to funk and soul music will always be remembered and appreciated by fans and music lovers.