Formats and Editions
1. Can't Keep My Hands to Myself (2023 Version)
2. Can't Keep My Hands to Myself (2023 Instrumental)
Formed in Philadelphia in 1976, Fat Larry's Band was fronted by drummer and vocalist Fat Larry James who also played in the iconic Philly soul bands The Delfonics and Blue Magic. Over the course of 10 years, the group released nine albums and scored big with memorable hits such as "Act Like You Know," "Zoom" and "Lookin' For Love." The band did particularly well in the UK where "Zoom" reached number 2 on the UK singles chart in 1982. They also scored big in the UK with the hits "Center City," "Boogie Town" and "Looking For Love" - songs that attracted a large audience of funk and disco music fans around the globe. Unfortunately, the band folded in 1987 after the premature death of Fat Larry James from a heart attack at the age of 38. The most recent incarnation of the band includes horn man and original founding member Jimmy Lee, original vocalist Art Austin who has been with the band since 1979, and vocalists Dr. Salaam Love and Carl Gray. At the behest of legendary Philly soul producer Butch Ingram, the band revisits their 1980 disco funk hit "Can't Keep My Hands To Myself" with a fresh makeover that will surely attract both old and new fans. Fat Larry may be gone but the band lives on.