Jan 15, 2015

A Taste of Honey - Boogie Oogie Oogie

A Taste of Honey - Boogie Oogie Oogie on WLCY RADIO
Boogie Oogie Oogie is a song by disco group A Taste of Honey. Released from their self-titled album in 1978, it became an extremely popular "crossover" song. The lyrics urge listeners to "boogie oogie oogie till you just can't boogie no more." It topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart, the Hot Soul Singles chart, and the Hot Dance Club Play chart. It would eventually sell over two million copies and has become one of the most recognizable songs from the late 1970s disco era. It would also help the group win the Grammy Award for Best New Artist of 1978. It also reached #3 on the UK Singles Chart.

In the late 1990s, the song was used in a national campaign ad for Burger King and was sampled by numerous rap acts. The song was also used in a campaign for Rold Gold Pretzels (featuring actor Jason Alexander) in the mid-1990s. Janice Marie Johnson, a member of the group, recorded another version of the song in 2001. The song also featured in the first episode of season four of Nip/Tuck and on an episode of Lucy, the Daughter of the Devil.

5 comments:

  1. Disco memories :)

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  2. Awesome, so glad I found this

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  3. The group's first single, "Boogie Oogie Oogie," was inspired by an unresponsive audience during a date at a military base; Johnson believed the crowd was chauvinistic toward the group's two female guitar players. The notorious bass solo intro came about when Johnson was warming up before the recording session, unaware that she was being recorded. The single sold more than two million copies and topped Billboard's charts for three weeks in fall 1978. The follow-up single, the slinky and funky "Do It Good," went to number 13 R&B and number 79 pop, and A Taste of Honey went platinum.

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  4. These are some "BAD " sisters. Straight out of Los Angeles and people loved their music and the bass line - I played it and love it. Great job sisters. Love the music.

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  5. Features of This Track

    disco grooves
    r & b influences
    call and answer vocal harmony (Antiphony)
    repetitive melodic phrasing
    extensive vamping
    minor key tonality
    a vocal-centric aesthetic
    electric guitar riffs
    prominent bass riffs
    electric pianos
    upbeat lyrics
    vocal harmonies

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