Ripple (band)  

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Ripple was an American funk band from Michigan. The group was signed to GRC Records in the 1970s, and scored several hit singles, the biggest of which was "I Don't Know What It Is, But It Sure Is Funky".


Band members

  • Keith Samuels - guitar, lead vocals
  • Simon Kenneth Carter - bass, vocals
  • Brian Sherrer - drums, percussion, timbales
  • Walter (Wally) Carter - conga, percussion, vocals
  • Dave Ferguson - trumpet, flugel horn, percussion
  • William (Bill) Hull - tenor sax, flute, percussion




  • "I Don't Know What It Is, But It Sure Is Funky" (1973) US Pop #67; US R&B #11
  • "Willie Pass the Water" (1974) US R&B #27
  • "You Were Right on Time" (1974) US R&B #51
  • "A Funky Song" (1974) US. R&B #41
  • "This Ain't No Time to Be Giving Up" (1975) US R&B #81
  • "The Beat Goes On and On" (1978) US R&B #91, US Dance #13

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