Ripple (band)

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Ripple was an American funk band from Michigan. The group was signed to GRC Records and Salsoul Records in the 1970s, and scored several hit singles, the biggest of which were "I Don't Know What It Is, But It Sure Is Funky".[1] and "The Beat Goes On" Salsoul Records, on which they are joined by the Salsoul Orchestra. The former's signature "oh-la oh-la ay" line was later incorporated into Marcia Griffiths' smash hit, "Electric Boogie (Electric Slide)."

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
  • Curtis Reynolds - organ, piano, vibe master, vibraphone, vocals




  • "I Don't Know What It Is, But It Sure Is Funky" (1973) US Pop #67; US R&B #11[2]
  • "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