Pick up the pieces

In Album, Pick up the pieces on March 1, 2014 at 3:50 pm

 “Pick Up the Pieces” is a 1974 song by the Average White Band from their second album, AWB. On the single, piecessongwriting credit was given to founding member and saxophonist Roger Ball and guitarist Hamish Stuart individually and the entire band collectively. It is essentially an instrumental, apart from the song’s title being shouted at several points in the song. The song features an intro 4 measures of Csus7#9, sus 4 (C F Bb Eb) afterwards in the theme 8 measures of Fm7 (F Ab C Eb), 2 measures of Bb7 (Bb D F Ab), 4 measures of Fm7.

“Pick Up the Pieces” was released in the United Kingdom in July 1974 but failed to chart. When the album was released in the United States in October 1974, radio stations there started to play the song, and on 22 February 1975, it went to the top of the US singles chart and peaked at number coverfive on the soul charts. After its US success, the song charted in the UK and climbed to number six. “Pick Up the Pieces” also made it to number eleven on the US disco chart.

The song is in the key of F minor.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


pickupthepieces intro

Intro Csus7#9 sus4 Csus7#9 sus4 Csus7#9 sus4 Csus7#9 sus4
A Fm7 Fm7 Fm7 Fm7
  Fm7 Fm7 Fm7 Fm7
Bb7 Bb7 Fm7 Fm7
Fm7 Fm7
B Bb7 Bb7 Bb7 Bb7      / C7#9
  C7#9 C7#9 C7#9 C7#9

Csus7#9, sus 4 (C F Bb Eb)

Fm7 (F Ab C Eb)

Bb7 (Bb D F Ab)

Bb7 sus4 (Bb D F Ab Eb)

C7#9 (C G Bb Eb)

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