Dazz Band

Let It Whip

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It makes sense that a dance band would want to put out a song that would create a dance craze. That was the plan in mind of producer Ndugu Chancler and the Dazz Band. "Let It Whip" was co-written by Chancler and Reggie Andrews, a student teacher from his high school days who became a Motown A&R rep and staff producer. "Let It Whip" parked at number one R&B for five weeks and number five pop in the spring of 1982. Their gold LP, Keep It Live, went to number one R&B, number 14 pop, and yielded "Live (On the K.I.L.)." During the late '90s, "Let It Whip" was used in a national TV ad campaign featuring the Grambling College Band.

Appears On

Year Artist/Album Label Time AllMusic Rating
Keep It Live 1982 PTG
Greatest Hits 1986 Motown 4:02
25 Years of Grammy Greats 1990
Various Artists
Motown
Mega Hits Dance Classics, Vol. 8 1991
Various Artists
Priority Records
Hitsville USA, Vol. 2: The Motown Singles Collection 1972-1992 1993
Various Artists
Motown 4:06
Touch My Soul, Vol. 1 1994
Various Artists
BMG 3:58
Funkology: The Definitive Dazz Band 1994 Motown 4:30
Jointz From Back in da Day 1994
Various Artists
Quality Music 4:04
Soul Train: Hall of Fame, 20th Anniversary 1994
Various Artists
Rhino 4:06
Motown Legends: Let It Whip/Joystick 1995 Universal Special Products / Motown 4:42
Disco Nights, Vol. 9: Motown Dance 1995
Various Artists
Rebound Records 4:42
Motown Year by Year: The Sound of Young America, 1982 1995
Various Artists
Motown 4:29
Disco Nights, Vol. 2: The Best of Disco Funk 1995
Various Artists
Rebound Records 4:31
Funkology, Vol. 1: Got to Give It Up 1995
Various Artists
Motown 6:11
From Hip to Hop, Vol. 2 1995
Various Artists
Orchard Lane 4:42
Old Skoolin' 1996
Various Artists
Quality 4:01
BET 15th Anniversary Music Collection 1996
Various Artists
Rhino 4:08
Old School, Vols. 1-5 1996
Various Artists
Thump Records 4:03
Roller Disco: Boogie from the Skating Rinks 1996
Various Artists
K-Tel Distribution 4:08
Double Exposure 1997 Intersound 7:41
Grosse Pointe Blank -- More Music from the Film 1997
Original Soundtrack
Polygram 4:24
Motown 40 Forever 1998
Various Artists
Motown 4:06
Bring on Da Funk, Vol. 1 1998
Various Artists
Intersound / Platinum Entertainment / Light Records 7:05
Club Mix: The 80's 1998
Various Artists
Cold Front Records / K-Tel Distribution 4:07
Billboard Top Dance Hits: 1982 1998
Various Artists
Rhino 4:08
Solid Gold Soul: Early '80's 1998
Various Artists
Time/Life Music 4:07
Pure Funk, Vol. 2 1999
Various Artists
Mercury / Polygram 4:02
Shape Fitness Music: Cardio, Vol.3 2000
Various Artists
Power Records (Fitness/Dance) / Peter Pan (ISP) 5:07
Party Starter Level 1: The Classics 2000
Various Artists
UTV / Polygram 4:05
Love Funk: 12 Classic Funk Hits 2000
Various Artists
Hip-O 6:11
Shake Your Booty: Funk and Disco Essentials 2000
Various Artists
Delta Distribution 4:30
DJ Dance Masters 2000
Various Artists
Universal Special Products 4:06
Pulsating Grooves, Vol. 2 2000
Various Artists
Sony Music Distribution 6:09
Funk from Da Old School 2001
Various Artists
DM Records 3:41
20th Century Masters-The Millennium Collection: Best of the Dazz Band 2001 Motown 4:47
I Want My 80's Box 2001
Various Artists
Hip-O 4:28
Solid Gold Soul: 80's Rhythm & Grooves 2001
Various Artists
Time/Life Music 4:06
Pure American Soul, Vol. 3: 80's 2001
Various Artists
Platinum Disc 4:04
Old School Jams, Vol. 3 2001
Various Artists
SPG 4:42
100% Motown '80s 2002
Various Artists
Universal 4:44
The 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: Motown 1980s, Vol. 1 2002
Various Artists
Universal Distribution 4:47
Original Artist Hit List 2003 Compendia Music Group / Intersound 7:41
Atomic Funk 2003
Various Artists
Razor & Tie 4:05
All Night Long: Classic Motown 12 Inch 80s Grooves 2003
Various Artists
Universal Distribution 4:44
20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of Funk 2003
Various Artists
Universal International 4:44
Funky Nights: United We Funk All Stars [DVD] 2003
Various Artists
Alpha Centauri Ent.
Throwback Funk 2004
Various Artists
Intersound 3:13
Superstars of Seventies Soul 2004
Various Artists
Shout! Factory / Sony Music Distribution 4:44
Funk Explosion 2004
Various Artists
Koch 4:03
Ultimate Funk [Madacy] 2004
Various Artists
Madacy Distribution / Madacy 4:04
#1 Soul Hits of the '80s 2004
Various Artists
Time/Life Music 4:43
Soul Grooves [Columbia River] 2004
Various Artists
Columbia River Entertainment Group 3:21
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas [Box Set] 2004
Original Game Soundtrack
Geffen 4:42
Summer of Motown 2004
Various Artists
Uncut Music 4:44
Dance Grooves [Northquest] 2005
Various Artists
Northquest 3:21
Ladies Night [Columbia River 2005] 2005
Various Artists
Columbia River Entertainment Group 3:21
Old School Nation, Vol. 2 2005
Various Artists
Hi-Bias Records 6:08
Ultimate 16: Funk Masters 2005
Various Artists
Madacy 4:04
More of Funk Comes A-Live! 2005
Various Artists
Intersound 7:20
Funk Classics of Soul 2006
Various Artists
KRB Music 4:12
We Got the Funk [Time Life] 2006
Various Artists
Time/Life Music 4:06
Essential Hip Hop 2006
Various Artists
Warlock 4:04
'80s Soul Gold 2006
Various Artists
Universal Music 4:30
Essential Playlist: 20 Non-Stop Hits! Funk 2006
Various Artists
Madacy 4:00
No Image 2006 Prestige Elite Records 7:41
30 #1 Party Hits 2006
Various Artists
Direct Source 3:21
The Greatest Funk Hits of All Time 2006
Various Artists
Universal Special Products 6:07
Ultimate Collection: Disco 2007
Various Artists
Direct Source 3:21
Disco Classics: Platinum Artist Series 2007
Various Artists
St. Clair 3:21
Disco Hits: 18 Greatest 2007
Various Artists
Direct Source 3:22
Number 1's: '80s Soul 2007
Various Artists
Hip-O 4:29
Live 2007 KRB Music 4:12
21 Essential Funk and Soul Classics 2007
Various Artists
Cleopatra
Hits of the 80s [Sonoma] 2007
Various Artists
Sonoma Entertainment 3:22
Live in Concert: Sounds of the 80's 2007
Various Artists
BCI Music (Brentwood Communication) 3:23
Forever Gold: R&B Funk 2007
Various Artists
St. Clair 3:21
Old School, Vol. 9 2007
Various Artists
Thump Records 4:01
Ultimate 80s [Madacy 3-CD] 2007
Various Artists
Madacy 3:21
R&B Funk [St. Clair] 2007
Various Artists
St. Clair 3:21
True Disco 2007
Various Artists
Spectrum Music / Universal 4:07
25 Best: Disco Hits 2008
Various Artists
Madacy 3:21
Motown: The Complete No. 1's 2008
Various Artists
Motown / Island/Def Jam / Universal Music 4:07
Don't Quit Music: '80s R&B Burn & Groove 2008
Various Artists
Hip-O 3:43
No Image 2008
Various Artists
St. Clair
Best of Funk 2009 Sheridan Square Records 10:37
Don't Quit Music: '80s Flashback Dance Fitness (Exercise, Fitness, Workout, Aerobics, Running, Walking, Weight Lifting, Cardio, Weight Loss, Abs) 2009
Various Artists
Hip-O 3:56
Best of Funk [DVD] 2009 ABC Music
To Dad From Motown 2009
Various Artists
Universal Distribution / Universal Music 4:44
Boogie Nights 2010
Various Artists
Columbia River Entertainment Group / Columbia River Group 3:21
Essential R&B, Vol. 1 2011
Various Artists
Real Talk Entertainment
Motown Anthems 2012
Various Artists
Universal Music TV
101 Motown Anthems
Various Artists
Spectrum Music
202 Motown Songs: The Complete #1's
Various Artists
Island/Def Jam / Universal Music 4:07
80s R&B Classics [2011]
Various Artists
Sonoma Entertainment 3:22
Body By Jake: 80s Flashback Dance Fitness
Various Artists
Body By Jake 3:56
Body By Jake: 80s R&B Burn And Groove
Various Artists
Body By Jake 3:43
Forever 80s [Sonoma]
Various Artists
Sonoma 3:21
No Image
Various Artists
Metacom 4:05
High Society: We Got the Soul
Various Artists
Universal
Hit & Run
Original Soundtrack
Lakeshore Records 4:45
Old School Gold Box Set
Various Artists
Thump Records 4:01
Roller Rink Rewind
Various Artists
EMI Music Distribution / Universal Music / Warner Music 4:41
The Best of 1982: 20th Century Masters
Various Artists
Strategic Marketing / Universal Music 4:47
The Best of Disco & Funk
Various Artists
Universal 4:00
No Image
Various Artists
Time/Life Music 4:08
No Image
Various Artists
Time/Life Music 4:08
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