I first heard Boogie Oogie Oogie a while ago, and I knew nothing about the group or their music. I loved the funky bass that drives the song, the awesome guitar parts and fuzzed out solo along with a funky organ. The song spent three weeks at number one, sold over two million copies and is considered a disco classic. But 1978’s A Taste of Honey should not be relegated to just being a disco flash, and this album is filled with funk and soul songs that are played by talented musicians that developed their chops playing USO shows for over six years before “being discovered” and signing to Capitol Records. The band was formed by bassist Janice M. Johnson and keyboardist Perry Kibble, who were friends, while guitarist Hazel Payne was added a couple years before this album was made. Boogie Oogie Oogie is by far the best song on the album, and I never get tired of it, but the rest of the album is good pop/dance funk/soul/disco that is distinguished by the excellent musicians making the music.
Listenability – 3 LPs Mood – 3 LPs Danceability – 4 LPs Value – 3 LPs