Archie Whitewater was not a person, but an eight-member band, none of whom were named Archie Whitewater.
Their sole and self-titled album attracted little notice on its 1970 release, in part because it was recorded for the Cadet/Concept subsidiary of Chess, which was nearing the end of its time as an active label of consequence
Fast forward to today, and the album is extremely in-demand among fans of funky breaks, selling regularly for £100+, attracting collectors of psychedelia, funk, jazz rock, horn rock and hip-hop alike.
Based in New York, Archie Whitewater were spotted by Robert Stigwood and signed to the same Chess stable as the acclaimed Rotary Connection. Re-mastered from the original tapes. 'Highlight Cross Country' was famously sampled by hiphop legend Common (on Chapter 13 - Rich Man Vs Poor Man ) while 'Hulk' was borrowed by Blahzay Blahzay.
1 Don't Be Short
3 Mist Of The Early Morning
4 Life Is A River
5 Friends And Neighbors
6 Country To The City
7 Home Again
8 Cross Country
9 Lament For The Walking Dead