Car Wash (soundtrack)

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Car Wash: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
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Soundtrack album by Rose Royce
ReleasedSeptember 13, 1976
GenreFunk, soul, disco, R&B
Length73:10
LabelMCA Records
ProducerNorman Whitfield
Rose Royce chronology
Car Wash: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
(1976)
Rose Royce II: In Full Bloom
(1977)
Michael Schultz film soundtracks chronology
Car Wash
(1976)
Krush Groove
(1985)
Singles from Car Wash: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
  1. "Car Wash"
    Released: 1976
  2. "Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is"
    Released: 1977
  3. "I Wanna Get Next to You"
    Released: 1977
  4. "I'm Going Down"
    Released: 1977
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]

Car Wash: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is a soundtrack double album released by the funk band Rose Royce on the MCA label in September 1976. It was produced by Norman Whitfield. It is the soundtrack/film score to the 1976 hit comedy Car Wash that featured Richard Pryor and George Carlin and is also the debut album for Rose Royce.

History[edit]

Although Rose Royce had already recorded most of a non-soundtrack album prior to Car Wash, their producer Norman Whitfield insisted that they recorded new material for the film's score.[2] Initially, the film's producer's approached Whitfield with a basic plot, and Whitfield set about creating the music for a film that (at that time) had not even been written yet.

The album was a major success, yielding three Billboard R&B Top Ten singles, "Car Wash", "I Wanna Get Next to You", and "I'm Going Down". The title track was also a number one single on the Billboard pop charts. The album was digitally remastered and reissued on CD in 1996 by MCA Records. The Car Wash soundtrack won a 1977 Grammy Award for Best Score Soundtrack Album.[3]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Norman Whitfield, except where noted.

Side one
No.TitleLength
1."Car Wash"5:06
2."6 O'Clock DJ (Let's Rock)"1:09
3."I Wanna Get Next to You"3:57
4."Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is"3:25
5."Zig Zag" (Rose Royce)2:30
Side two
No.TitleLength
6."You're on My Mind" (Lequeint Jobe, Henry Garner)3:27
7."Mid Day DJ Theme"1:43
8."Born to Love You" (Rose Royce)3:06
9."Daddy Rich"3:12
10."Richard Pryor Dialogue"5:21
Side three
No.TitleLength
11."You Gotta Believe" (Vocals by The Pointer Sisters)2:51
12."I'm Going Down"3:37
13."Yo Yo" (Rose Royce)4:16
14."Sunrise"10:48
Side four
No.TitleLength
15."Righteous Rhythm"2:30
16."Water"3:31
17."Crying"2:57
18."Doin' What Comes Naturally"3:09
19."Keep on Keepin' On"6:39

Personnel[edit]

Rose Royce

  • Kenji Brown – guitar
  • Lequeint "Duke" Jobe – bass
  • Victor Nix – keyboards
  • Henry Garner – drums
  • Kenny Copeland, Freddie Dunn – trumpet
  • Michael Moore – sax
  • Terry Santiel – congas
  • Gwen "Rose" Dickey – vocals

Additional Musicians/Personnel

Production[edit]

  • Norman Whitfield – producer, recording engineer
  • Baker Bigsby, Cal Harris, Leanard Jackson – recording engineer
  • Clay McMurray – recording engineer, album coordinator
  • Paul Riser – orchestra direction

Charts[edit]

Chart (1976) Peak
[4][5]
U.S. Billboard Top LPs 14
U.S. Billboard Top Soul LPs 2
UK Albums Chart 59
Singles
Year Single Peak chart positions
US
[4]
US
R&B

[4]
US
Dan

[4]
US
A/C

[4]
UK
[5]
1976 "Car Wash" 1 1 3 9
1977 "Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is" 44
"I Wanna Get Next to You" 10 3 9 14
"I'm Going Down" 70 10

References[edit]

  1. ^ Guarisco, Donald A.. Car Wash review at AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-05-08.
  2. ^ Rose Royce bio
  3. ^ allmusic Biography
  4. ^ a b c d e "US Charts > Rose Royce". Allmusic. Retrieved 2012-11-23.
  5. ^ a b "UK Charts > Rose Royce". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2012-11-23.

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