Let It Whip – Dazz Band
Bobby Harris, Leader and Founder of the Grammy Award Winning Dazz Band, formerly “Kinsman Dazz” was born in Cleveland, Ohio and started playing saxophone with his father in jazz clubs in when he was 16 years old.
As a songwriter, Bobby Harris published countless song titles in his career and his performance and producer credits can be found on the two Kinsman Dazz albums and ALL fourteen Dazz Band albums including: Invitation to Love, Let the Music Play, Keep It Live, On the One For Fun, Jukebox, Hot Spot, Wild and Free, Time Traveler, Funkology, Here We Go Again, Rock the Room, Under The Streetlights, Motown Legends, and The 20th Century Millennium.
In 1982, The Dazz Band won a Grammy Award for Best Performance by a Group or Duo for “Let It Whip” written and produced by Reggie Andrews who also produced The Dazz Band hits including: “Swoop”, “Joystick”, “Heartbeat”, “Hot Spot”, “Party Right Here”, and “Let It All Blow”, their biggest UK single.
With a total of 20 hits on Billboard’s R & B and Pop charts The Dazz Band performed on popular television shows such as Soul Train, Sold Gold and American Bandstand. Hits like Let It Whip, Joystick, Heartbeat, Party Right Here, Swoop, Let It All Blow, Keep It Live, and others stood the test of time, and remain in recurring rotation while millions of fans continue to seek out Dazz Band music online and across the globe.
In 2001, Harris received an IAM Award from International Association of African American Music for the United We Funk Project, and later, a Diamond Award “for Many Years of Entertaining the World.”