Average White Band - Person To Person Lyrics




Telephone line, bad connection
And I'm half asleep
Makin' conversation with you should be easy
But it ain't
Wish you could be with me
There would be no problem
Our communication's bad
And I want to see you again

Person to person, face to face
Person to person, one to one
Person to person, touching hands
Person to person, that's what love demands

Six weeks, long time to be without you sugar
But what can I do

Working hard on the other side of the world
Might as well be on the moon
Wish that I could write it all down
And put it in a letter to you
Feelin' like I do right now
Won't make it any better to you
Just got to be

Person to person, face to face
Person to person, one to one
Person to person, we can't replace
Person to person, that's just how it gets done

Person to person, line to line
Person to person, just keepin' time





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  1. Yaphet Bruce

    I just saw a podcast with Joe Rogan, and he had Cornel West on his show. They were talking about music and Dr. West mentioned these guys. Thank you Dr.West for your great taste in music...and your deep understanding of the human condition.

  2. Lieutenant Columbo

    Positively funky baby..person to person..face to face..lol

  3. Kevin Edinburgh

    Another great song with good lyrics/soul/feelings/beat/inspiration all that was needed to put together.

  4. Kevin Edinburgh

    This song tells us we need to learn how to communicate a little better in the world today. Come face to face with people in a positive vibe.

  5. Carter Gamble

    I just can't understand why this group not in Hall Fame of Rock

  6. Eric Gayton

    76 Drew Jr high anthem

  7. Daniel Goodwin

    Takes me back to the south side of Chicago, skating at Art's. Great times.

  8. Angela Gilbert

    Still in love with Hamish.

  9. Russ Williamson

    Something broke in World Normal and out bounced this lot . That White Album is a thing out on it's own . Jocks from Bagpipes ( The missing link between Racket and music ) to a full bag of Funk and up there with the best of the USA .

  10. White William

    Them bad ass 70's

  11. Surely Paradise

    MAKIN CONVERSATION WIT YOU SHOULD EASY...BUT IT AIN'T! hoTTT!

  12. 5burowz

    Dat ass

  13. Mauro Azevedo

    Dr. Cornel West being interviewed on Joe Rogan brought me here....*

    Terrence Timmons

    LOL literally just came here from there.

    B M

    Welcome.

    Lee Wyse

    Holy shit me too actually. I went down a funk rabbit hole. I'm so glad I followed his recommendation.

  14. Berry Seinfeld

    Dr. Cornel West brought me here.

  15. Russ Williamson

    Amazing ..1974 what an LP, still got mine . Chattering Horns , base line to kill and all of it fer ShhhCortland ! Funky as a funky thing can get    yer ken ?

  16. Sandra Dee Lawson.

    I just graduated from a elementary school in 1975 on seven grade on my way
    to Junior High School.

  17. P. Blaylock

    Look it is what it is. Funkiest White Boys Ever!!

  18. Rachel Blair

    One of my FAVORITES!!! PERSON TO PERSON!!

  19. Joi Lewis

    Still blazing fire in 2019🔥

  20. Rick Nasti

    YZ - “Thinking of A Master Plan” 2:00

  21. Saniyah Brockman

    I love this song

  22. Minyonne Straughter

    The badest bands were EWF. And AWB.....thats earth wind and fire ....the average white band...they were my favorite band i listen to in the 70's....

  23. RDante Dragon

    Ice Cube- Alive On Arrival

  24. Peter Wesley Bastone

    groov'in....shared to the Netshows Radio "Program 111" Playlist on youtube

  25. Arnold Ramson

    the good ole day's

  26. Debra Buford

    Real music playing now that's what's up

  27. Stephen Cashmore

    West Coast Funk old school...From Scotland Gotta luv it

  28. Phil Robertson

    What a killer R&B band, yup all pretty much white guys. Robbie MacKintosh was a great drummer!~ Died at 24, heroine... sad

  29. Annette B

    6 weeks,long time to be with out your sugar 💋

  30. Vaughn Miller

    The white album, wow! Hear brother James Brown influence all over this.. Person to Person on my short list of AWB jams.

  31. Gregory Crawford

    IT'S TOO BAD THAT TODAY PEOPLE DON'T RELATE AND COMMUNICATE AS MY GENERATION DID. TODAY THEY DO IT FACEBOOK TO FACEBOOK.😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄

  32. fanmaxis3004

    Who was the guy with the big ol beard in the average white band?

  33. R Will

    You could tell these guys wasn’t trying to sound like anyone other than themselves!! It’s got funk, soul and sound! They got blamed and tried to do something other than this and it didn’t fly. And they vanished!!! Poof! And this album is timeless!! Wherever you guys are you changed music forever!

  34. johnny zell

    Telephone line, bad connection
    And I'm half asleep
    Makin' conversation with you should be easy
    But it ain't
    Wish you could be with me
    There would be no problem
    Our communication's bad
    And I want to see you again

    Person to person, face to face
    Person to person, one to one
    Person to person, touching hands
    Person to person, that's what love demands

    Six weeks, long time to be without you sugar
    But what can I do

    Working hard on the other side of the world
    Might as well be on the moon
    Wish that I could write it all down
    And put it in a letter to you
    Feelin' like I do right now
    Won't make it any better to you
    Just got to be

    Person to person, face to face
    Person to person, one to one
    Person to person, we can't replace
    Person to person, that's just how it gets done

    Person to person, line to line
    Person to person, just keepin' time

  35. Maurice White

    One of the very best soul bands in the history of soul music!

  36. Johnny Munoz

    Person to Person put these Bad Ass Boys on the map. And in the 70's they blew up from there.

  37. Ogo Bongo

    Not your average white band..

  38. Michael Ali

    Classic!

  39. Christine Roy

    Love all they music

    Dick Dastardly

    FUNKY AS THEY NEED TO BE!

  40. Thomas Berry

    I remember seeing them blow Cameo off the stage because Larry Blackmon wanted to be the headliner haha ! AWB came with hit after hit after hit and had 20,000 black people partying. Cameo Did on last but they shouldn't have come behind AWB, they killed it and this was only a couple years ago. wow !

  41. Tor Kamau

    One word - FUNKY! George Clinton would be proud!!!

  42. Anthony Leighton

    nice break

  43. Stephen Gomes

    GREAT SOUL BAND PERIOD!

  44. The Scatman

    8 year old asks why Pops has an album with a butt on the cover......!

  45. Deekay Musiclover

    They are BAD in concert too...

    Sir Spence

    They R The " SHITE " ; Betcha !!!

  46. D'Artenya Granger

    Average White Band - "Person to Person" 1974

  47. Victoria Brown

    Good music knows no color. Europeans appear to appreciate ‘our’ music more than Americans.

    Bilal

    Exdamnactly.......

  48. Cheryl Harlin

    One Word TIGHT

  49. Toyota Corolla

    YZ. Thinking of a master plan

  50. riff tipton

    Über funky!

  51. Cumorah Tuhoro

    Love these bloody guys their Gangstah!!!!!

  52. Virgil Smith

    bad boys..yo!

  53. Speed Racer

    I tried to get my local library to order it but its outta print and had to order it from a collage and downloaded  a disc . This was their best LP .

  54. Darnell Webb

    power to the white boys power to the white soul I love them AWB wild cherry the Soul Survivors flaming Ember all Brothers in my book

  55. Toya Dezire

    Badass band!

    Toyota Corolla

    Toya Dezire I agree.

  56. APRIL CURTIS

    Those white boys are bad

    Mike #87

    Yes....yes they are.

  57. Andrew H

    Average White Band. Funky as hell! I'd love to learn the guitar riffs.

  58. StatoBrado

    Richter scale- EPMD 2:00

    Tallmans Easy Cooking

    YZ- Thinking Of A Master Plan

    Toyota Corolla

    OneTallman Classic song

  59. Michael J Howard

    2:00-2:06 is the shit.

  60. Jim Remsnyder

    White boys cant do R/B! and I cant do Latin percussion!

    johnnymusic

    Jim Remsnyder ,such a stupid & racist thing to say.My ears tell me different

  61. Jim Remsnyder

    Bass player / singer kicks a s!

  62. Anjeanette Harris

    This is what REAL music sounds like!!! Too bad this kind of music has gone by the wayside in favor of the crappy, nonsensical auto-tune trash that's being played today!!

  63. BIG THINKER

    DAMN!!!!!  I miss this type of music!!!!!!

  64. tracey tatum

    THATS IT THATS ALL

  65. PNgaia33859

    We did this... by .. AVG , done by an above average Maori Band.

  66. Reginald Boyd

    LOVE THIS SONG

  67. Amopro 22

    awwwwwwww thats where YZ sample that 2:00 2:05 good song

    Aaron Mickles

    You're a true hip hop head! Big Daddy Kane used the same sample in : Mr. Pitiful

    RDante Dragon

    And ice cube for Alive on arrival

  68. Anthony Davis

    FUNKY BAD WHITE BOY'S TRUE SPEAKING!

  69. Ray Love

    Funky, Funky, Funky!

  70. B. Rod Clark

    they were so funky that James Brown was intimidated by em by calling a very short-lived group the average black band; Big Daddy Kane, Ice Cube, Steady B and others got a sample of this funk too

    Joseph Sanchez

    James Brown was the Godfather But Average White still is the Best White Funk Band!

  71. Anj Harris

    Now this was REAL music!!😃😃😉

  72. GldnLady

    What an OUTSTANDING compilation you put together here! A++++++++++++ AWB was so good back in the day.

  73. LENNARD RAZOR

    HS DAZE......JAM FUN. LENNARD 'LINI' RAZOR. https://www.facebook.com/lennard.el/videos/1364770633549019/

  74. Darryl Slaughter

    Another classic  roller skate jam west side  original striders

  75. Kim Johnson

    Timeless.  One of the greatest FUNK Bands ever.  That beat takes me right back to 1977.

    Hollywuud25

    Here we with this shit again. AWB is bad no doubt, can't deny. To say that they are best EVER!! They learned by listening to about 20 bands funk better than them. Do your research Kim. PLEASE!!

    Fancy Lance

    Man Check out The Brothers Johnson if you like to hear the best.

  76. Tracy Carrazana

    miss real music we had alot of blue eyed soul brothers in the 70 80 90

    bayba parker

    Tracy Carrazana l

  77. Tracy Carrazana

    miss real music we had alot of blue eyed soul brothers in the 70 80 90

    Anj Harris

    This is way too funky!!

  78. Robert Kemp Kemp

    the drumbeat on hit too! Bad white boys from Scotland!

    Perverted Alchemist

    Courtesy of the one and only Robbie McIntosh, who passed away a few months after the release of the "AWB" album.

  79. Howard Toliver

    AWB stands the test of time...When music was truly music.

  80. Dave Ligon

    WAY TOO DAMN FUNKY

  81. Keisa Whittle

    Bass and drums do it!

  82. Yalonda Hill

    ilove it

  83. rollerchickable

    I LOVE IT THANKS FOR SHARING, THIS IS MY SKATING JAM. THE BEAT IS RIGHT ON TIME.

  84. Brianna Rich

    love this song. grandma and I listen to this everyday

  85. Arty Bean

    These boys had the right balance of soul with a threaded ribbon of funk..... killah!

  86. beloit22

    2 People had a "Bad-Connection"  !

  87. DeeJayRoyalT2

    These dudes were LEGIT! These were white brothas with REAL soul...not like so many fake-ass artists today who just want to 'sound" like they got soul to sell their music.

    Ford Brackin

    Still are!

    Vaughn Miller

    Tell it like it tis.

  88. Bronx-LockPicker60

    Awesome, brings back memories!

  89. D Lynn

    This is as fonky as it gets.

  90. D Boogie

    That guitar is FILTHY!!

    boldsoulsister

    LOL... made me a dirty girl.....

    LEGIT SAM 6IX

    +D Boogie lol chicken scratch 70s rhythm mmm mmm finger lickin

    Sandra Dee Lawson.

    +boldsoulsister 1975 That's when it was Easter that day the song came out.

  91. marvin whitehurst

    JUST SIMPLY SOULFUL

  92. eric randle

    Old stool shit

  93. LEGIT SAM 6IX

    SOUL SO SICK GIVE YA EBOLA N SHIIIIYT

    Mark Martinelli

    Xenobia 10 hahaha heel yeah

  94. Tony Ali

    Funkin Epic..!! Fresh As Funk..!!

  95. UNDFTDGordon

    The fonk!

  96. Stacy Latnie

    MY THROWBACK FOR TODAY !!

  97. Dolman Eff

    big daddy kane

    QuillisVerizon

    Yeah, that Mr. Pitiful sample is classic.  Don't forget EPMD's Richter Scale and YZ's Master Plan!! 

    Joe Doose

    @QuillisVerizon "That's Why They Do It"--Low Profile

  98. FweagoTV

    Puff Daddy feat. Foxy Brown-Friend....samples this song.

  99. Nicole Pstterson

    skating time

    J Puglisi

    @Nicole Pstterson Venice Beach back then