Wild Cherry (album)

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Wild Cherry
Wild Cherry album cover.jpg
Studio album by Wild Cherry
Released June 1976
Recorded 1975–76
Studio Cleveland Recording Company
Genre Funk, disco
Length 33:08
Label Epic
Producer Robert Parissi
Wild Cherry chronology
Wild Cherry
Electrified Funk
(1977)Electrified Funk1977
Professional ratings
Review scores
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Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Wild Cherry is the first studio album by Wild Cherry, released in 1976. The album includes the group's only major single success, "Play That Funky Music."

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Rob Parissi except when noted.

  1. "Play That Funky Music" – 5:01
  2. "The Lady Wants Your Money" – 4:13
  3. "99½" (Steve Cropper, Eddie Floyd, Wilson Pickett) – 3:00
  4. "Don't Go Near the Water" – 3:16
  5. "Nowhere to Run" (Holland–Dozier–Holland) – 3:05
  6. "I Feel Sanctified" (The Commodores) – 3:53
  7. "Hold On" – 4:12
  8. "Get It Up" – 2:59
  9. "What in the Funk Do You See" – 3:26


Wild Cherry[edit]

  • Robert Parissi: Rhythm and Lead Guitar, Vocals
  • Bryan Bassett: Rhythm and Lead Guitar, Vocals
  • Allen Wentz: Bass, Vocals, Synthesizers
  • Ronald Beitle: Drums, Percussion, Vocals

Additional personnel[edit]

  • Becky Goldstein, Tampa Lann: Backing Vocals
  • Chuck Berginc, Jack Brandlar, Joe Eckert, Rick Singer: Horns
  • Mark Avsec: Piano and Synthesizers
  • Jerry Pollack: Vibraphone



  • Executive Producer: Carl Maduri
  • Arranged by Wild Cherry
  • Produced by Robert Parissi for Belkin/Maduri Productions
  • Recorded by Ken Hamann
  • Mixed by Carl Maduri, Robert Parissi and Ken Hamann

See also[edit]