Flip the Disco-fueled Soul from the 70s 'Band of Thieves'Flip the Disco-fueled Soul from the 70s 'Band of Thieves'


Flip the Disco-fueled Soul from the 70s 'Band of Thieves'

Band of Thieves entered Tracklib's Most Sampled Songs for a reason… "Love Me or Leave Me" was sampled and cleared via Tracklib by Redveil, Lil Wayne, A-Trak, Brockhampton, Vic Mensa, and Statik Selektah. Get inspired by a few flips, and dig into two other songs by "the baddest band around."




January 10, 2024

"What's the bad, bad, BADDEST band around? Band of Thieves, of course. The Thieves feature a super funky disco sound that originates from lead singer and keyboard artist Napoleon Crayton. Put that together with Herb Philhofer's arrangements and the thieves are up for business."

—Back sleeve of their first and only record (S/T, 1976)

Love Me or Leave Me

New Day

"It was Band of Thieves and such contemporaries as the Valdons that went on to influence the likes of Prince and Morris Day who introduced the Minneapolis funk and soul scene to a world-wide audience a decade later."

—The Music's Over

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