A Taste Of Honey, one of the first groups to feature female musicians, is best remembered for the disco hit “Boogie, Oogie, Oogie”. Formed in 1971 in Los Angeles, the group’s original lineup included bassist Janice Johnson, keyboardist Perry Kibble, drummer Donald Johnson and Gregory Walker. Walker soon left the group and was later replaced by guitarist Hazel Payne. The group improved it’s sound prior to being discovered by Capital Records. While performing in a nightclub, the group was spotted by recorded producers Fonze and Larry Mizell, who convinced Capital Records executive Larkin Arnold to give them an audition. They signed a five album contract billing themselves after Herb Albert’s hit “A Taste Of Honey”. They released their debut self-titled album with “Boogie, Oogie, Oogie”, being the lead single. The song spent three weeks at the number one position on the charts. The group received platinum records for both the album and single. They were also awarded a Grammy award for Best New Artist. They went on to release several more albums but were unable to recapture their initial success.
Flashback Friday: Boogie, Oogie, Oogie-A Taste Of Honey
25 Friday Sep 2015
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