Car Wash (soundtrack)

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Car Wash
RoseRoyceCarWash.jpg
Soundtrack album by
ReleasedSeptember 13, 1976
GenreFunk, soul, disco, R&B
Length73:10
LabelMCA
ProducerNorman Whitfield
Rose Royce chronology
Car Wash
(1976)
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
Allmusic[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 record new material for the film's score.[2] Initially, the film's producers approached Whitfield with a basic plot and Whitfield set about creating the music for a film that at that point 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 are written by Norman Whitfield, except where noted.

Side one
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
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 Royce2:30
Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
6."You're on My Mind"Lequeint Jobe, Henry Garner3:27
7."Mid Day DJ Theme" 1:43
8."Born to Love You"Rose Royce3:06
9."Daddy Rich" 3:12
10."Richard Pryor Dialogue" 5:21
Side three
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
11."You Gotta Believe" (Vocals by the Pointer Sisters) 2:51
12."I'm Going Down" 3:37
13."Yo Yo"Rose Royce4:16
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 – saxophone
  • 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 (1976/77) Position
[4][5]
Australia (Kent Music Report)[6] 40
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]
AUS
[4]
UK
[5]
1976 "Car Wash" 1 1 3 12 9
1977 "Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is" 44
"I Wanna Get Next to You" 10 3 9 14 53
"I'm Going Down" 70 10 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 f "US Charts > Rose Royce". Allmusic. Retrieved 2012-11-23.
  5. ^ a b "UK Charts > Rose Royce". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2012-11-23.
  6. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (illustrated ed.). St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. pp. 282, 355. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.

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