Let It Whip

Gen X Flashback Friday Music Video.

Every Friday, we will spotlight a forgotten, or obscure music video from the Gen X era. This week it’s a funky flashback from 1982, Let It Whip from the Dazz Band.

The song hit #1 on the R&B charts and went to #5 on the pop chart. It also earned the band a Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal. Let It Whip was the band’s only top 40 pop hit. They had continued success on the R&B charts with nine other hits, including three of those that hit the top ten.

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In our last post, we talked about the various music genres of the Gen X era. We left out Funk because it clearly is a product of the Boomer generation, but we could have included a subgenre of funk called Electro-Funk. In this style, the horn sections got replaced with synthesizers and the beat often came courtesy of a drum machine. Some of the top acts associated with 80’s electro-funk include, the Dazz Band, Midnight Star, Zapp and The Gap Band.

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