On February 12, 1982 The Dazz Band released their smash hit “Let It Whip” off the Keep It Live album on the Motown Record label. Over the next year “Let It Whip” spent 5 weeks at #1 on Billboard’s R & B charts, and crossed over to Billboard’s Pop chart landing at #5. The success of “Let It Whip” led to a Grammy Nomination for Best Performance by a Group or Duo. The 25th Annual Grammy Awards took place on February 23, 1983 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Leader Bobby Harris recalls not expecting to win as the group was up against the heaviest of heavyweights including: Michael Jackson & Stevie Wonder, Tavares, Josie James, B.B. King, The Crusaders and Earth Wind & Fire. That night the Dazz Band ended up in a rare tie. The winners were the Dazz Band’s “Let It Whip” for Best Performance by a Group or Duo and Earth Wind and Fire’s “Wanna Be with You.” That evening also marked a first for Cleveland, Ohio, as Dazz Band was the first R & B Group to bring home a Grammy.
The Dazz brings their dynamic brand of R&B and funk back to Yoshi's for 2 shows as a part of their 40th Anniversary Let It Whip Tour.
$34 GA / $74 Premier Seating