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I'm Your Boogie Man - KC & The Sunshine Band

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Legbamel Not-Pop

As someone who grew up saving my dimes and quarters to buy 45s to play on my turntable, I admit to a musical weakness when it comes to some of the records I still keep and play. But honestly, how can you resist something as funky and horn-filled as KC & The Sunshine Band? I have a 45 with (Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty on the A side and Boogie Shoes on the B. I’m actually surprised the grooves don’t go all of the way through the vinyl, by this point, no pun intended.

After decades of CD and cassette singles being craptacular substitutes for buying albums (since the cost only half as much), digital music has essentially revived purchasing just a single. What it hasn’t done is force you to get a second song, often one unreleased as a single which you would otherwise never have heard. That’s how I found some of my favorite songs, as a young(er) person. Then again, I couldn’t tell you what’s on the B side of That’s the Way (I Like It), so some of them obviously deserved the obscurity.

All of that was my rambling way of saying that today I’m in a disco-funk mood. Rather than add one of these better-known songs, however, I’m including the less-celebrated I’m Your Boogie Man. Enjoy, and get down!

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2 Responses so far.

  1. Bean says:

    Oh my!
    I haven't heard those songs in ages but the mere mention of them brought back such vivid memories!

  2. legbamel says:

    I'm a disco baby at heart, what can I say? Horn sections and boogie get me every time. :D

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