1970 Charles Wright – Express Yourself

Express Yourself is an album by Charles Wright & the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band, released in 1970.

Charles Wright & the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band is an American soul and funk band. Formed in the early 1960s, they had the most visibility from 1967 to 1973 when the band had 9 singles reach Billboard’s pop and/or rhythm and blues charts, such as “Do Your Thing” (#11 Pop, #12 R&B), “Till You Get Enough” (#12 R&B, #67 Pop), and “Love Land” (R&B #23, Pop #16). They are best known for their biggest hit on Warner Bros. Records, 1970’s “Express Yourself” (#3 R&B, #12 Pop), a song that has been sampled by rap group N.W.A and others.


1  Road Without An End (Charles Wright, Don Trotter) 03:07
2  I Got Love (Charles Wright) 03:38
3  High As Apple Pie – Slice 1 (Charles Wright) 07:23
4  Express Yourself (Charles Wright) 03:54
5  I’m Aware (Charles Wright) 03:49
6  Thell Me What You Want Me To Do (Charles Wright) 05:45
7  High As Apple Pie – Slice 2 (Charles Wright) 17:56


Bass Melvin Dunlap
Double Bass John Dukes
Drums James Gadson
Guitar Charles Wright
Guitar Benorce Blackmon
Piano Charles Wright
Piano Yusuf Rahman
Piano Gabe Flemings
Piano Ray Jackson
Sax Bill Cannon
Sax John Rayford
Trombone Yusuf Rahman
Trombone Ray Jackson
Trumpet Gabe Flemings
Background Vocals Carolyn Willis
Background Vocals Oma Drake
Background Vocals Oren Waters
Background Vocals Sandra Peeler
Background Vocals Sentell Willis
Vocals John Rayford
Vocals James Gadson
Vocals Charles Wright

Liner Notes

Producer – Charles Wright
Engineer – Doc Siegel, Stan Ross
Arranged By – Ray Jackson, Yusuf Rahman

Art Direction – Ed Thrasher
Illustration – Mark English

Recorded At Gold Star Recording Studios Inc
Copyright Warner Bros Records Inc