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A Taste Of Honey – Boogie Oogie Oogie (Extended Re-Mix) (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on September 6th, 2013

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985

A. Front

DISCO FRIDAY!

“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.

SIDE A:
Boogie Oogie Oogie (Extended Remix) 7:24
Producer – Larry Mizell & Fonce Mizell
Remix – John Luongo
Written-By –  P. Kibble*

SIDE B:
We’ve Got The Groove 5:46
Producer – Al McKay
Written-By – A. McKay*

Boogie Oogie Oogie (Original Full Length Version) 5:35
Producer – Larry Mizell & Fonce Mizell
Written-By –  P. Kibble*

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1978 Boogie Oogie Oogie U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #1
1978 Boogie Oogie Oogie U.S. Billboard Hot R&B Singles #1
1978 Boogie Oogie Oogie U.S. Billboard Hot Disco Songs #1

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Capitol Records ‎– 12CL 357
Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 1985
Genre: Electronic, Funk / Soul
Style: Disco
Credits: Executive-Producer – Varnell Johnson
Written-By – J. Johnson*

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

B. Back

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Pro-Ject Speed Box S
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Soundcard: ESI Juli@
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

SOFTWARE USED:
Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Adobe Photoshop CS5
ClickRepair
dBpoweramp
Playlist Creator

RESTORATION NOTES:
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
Downsampled to 24bit/96kHz and16bit /44kHz using iZotope RX Advanced 2
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

PW: burningtheground

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19 Responses to “A Taste Of Honey – Boogie Oogie Oogie (Extended Re-Mix) (UK 12″)”

  1. antbee Says:

    Merci Monsieur Paul! Je t’aime la musique de la A Taste of Honey!
    Have a great weekend!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Vous êtes donc les bienvenus Antbee 🙂

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  2. Stefano Says:

    I love the Disco Friday series. Another great choice Paul. Have a great weekend!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thanks Stefano. Have a nice weekend :0

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  3. Jermajesty Says:

    I am reliably informed that Haywoode did a cover version of this.

    And then she went give me roses.

    Don’t know if she made it to the US?

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Never heard of Haywoode.

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    ric Reply:

    Yes, I remember Haywoode’s version, though hers was not as supreme as the original.
    Having said that, Roses is one of my top singles of 1985! Paul, you should check out that single.

    Thanks for this post, Paul. This is what I call Two Boogies For The Price Of One!
    As for A Taste Of Honey, i was quite surprised that they won the Best New Artist Award given Grammy’s history with disco. They would’ve been quite the one-hit wonder had it not been that 1980 smash Sukiyaki. And I thought the groovy Sayonara was brilliant too, even though it didn’t say “Hi” to the Hot 100.

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    Jermajesty Reply:

    Think you’d like Haywoode, though she might be one of those ones where you had to be there then to appreciate it now. Not heard her for years, and it does just sound very ‘influenced’ by all the other US 1985/86 stuff going on back then. 😀

    Here’s a 12″ of Roses:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nd4Erm1p_PA

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Not too bad of a track Jermajesty. You are right it does sound ver influenced but it is a catchy track. I have added it to my wantlist 🙂

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    Ray in Australia Reply:

    Excellent post Paul.
    Thought I’d put my two bob’s worth in about Haywoode. My own limited knowledge is that she done some recordings with Stock Aitken Waterman (including the original of “Getting Closer” which Kylie Minogue also recorded in her early days at PWL).
    Might be worth noting too if you weren’t aware, that Bananarama’s “More Than Physical” borrows it’s bassline from Boogie Oogie Oogie.

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    Jermajesty Reply:

    Didn’t realise that factoid Ray, gonna give them both a closer listen.

    More Than Physical is one of my Nana faves, thanks to the scene in Rita, Sue & Bob Too. 😀

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  4. ex15 Says:

    Well…….

    Super, fantastic, awesome, what more can I say..?

    I bought this back in er..1978.

    Lovely..

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Much appreciation Ex15 🙂

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  5. Gianni Says:

    John Luongo has done some some excellent mixes, and this one is a prime example. I’m pleasantly surprised to see both remixed and original versions included on this post. Thank you Paul.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You are right Gianni. That is one reason that I bought this single was because it included the original as well as the remix. I love that John Luango didn’t stray to far from the original production. Btilliant work 🙂

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  6. risildowgtn Says:

    Hahahahahah I remember this song from year 2 in primary school……….
    Disco was huge amongst younglings….. tHANX dJp

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Risildowgtn 🙂

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  7. Andrew Says:

    Fabulous post n’ ‘top tune’ Disco or otherwise ! Just to add to the Haywoode info. Getting Closer was a Single, & for a Looong while she held the ‘record’ for appearances on BBC’TV’s ‘Top Of The Pops’. Slightly unbeat-able tho, as she was a dancer on many B4 ‘Singing’ (as a Chart entrant) That’s all I know ’bout her, appart from quite famously falling off a stage “amid some cruel cackles” as the article said !

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  8. Kenneth Says:

    The GREATEST Disco Bass Lick of ALL TIME.

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