Interview with Bill "Fatback" Curtis

In a time where many of the great rhythm-and-blues acts from the past seem to be fading fast into touring ghost band status, The Fatback Band has managed to hang tight with many of its founding members still on board, still on the clock, and still keeping the funk alive.

Like impresario P.T. Barnum in his big-top heyday, seasoned drummer Bill "Fatback" Curtis keeps this show on the road. "It's like the circus and being on the train. It's in your blood," he said. "These guys will play until they drop. That's a driving force."

This driving force - with Curtis the ever-present ringmaster-is responsible for about 35 album releases over the years. All have featured infectious, hip-shaking dance music, and the best were peppered with good-time party hits made for the moment.

In a time where many of the great rhythm-and-blues acts from the past seem to be fading fast into touring ghost band status, The Fatback Band has managed to hang tight with many of its founding members still on board, still on the clock, and still keeping the funk alive.

Like impresario P.T. Barnum in his big-top heyday, seasoned drummer Bill "Fatback" Curtis keeps this show on the road. "It's like the circus and being on the train. It's in your blood," he said. "These guys will play until they drop. That's a driving force."

This driving force - with Curtis the ever-present ringmaster-is responsible for about 35 album releases over the years. All have featured infectious, hip-shaking dance music, and the best were peppered with good-time party hits made for the moment.

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