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Click below for an Olympic Runners sample:

Whatever It Takes

Keep It Up

  

 
A great lost British funk band, the Olympic Runners were led by George Chandler on vocals and their producer Mike Vernon, who also ran their label London records. Other members were Pete Wingfield (keys), Glen LeFleur (drums), DeLisle Harper (bass) and Joe Jammer (guitar).

Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is spotlights them at their funkiest, before they adopted a more discofied approach as time wore on.   "Whatever It Takes" and "Don't Let Up" are the peaks of their later material.  They did the theme for the disco exploitation flick The Bitch in 1979 and broke up shortly thereafter, with the group members making a steady check from session work.

Olympic Runners' Deepest Grooves

Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is (London, 1974)

Out In Front (London, 1975)

Don't Let Up (London, 1975)

Hot to Trot (London, 1977)

Keeping It Up (RCA, 1978)

Out of the Ground (RCA, 1979)

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