A Taste Of Honey - Boogie Oogie Oogie

A Taste Of Honey - Boogie Oogie Oogie

A Taste of Honey was the name of an American recording act formed in 1971 by associates Perry Kibble and Donald Ray Johnson. In 1978 they had one of the best known songs of the disco era, "Boogie Oogie Oogie", and in 1981 the song "Sukiyaki". After their popularity waned during the 1980s Johnson went on to record as a solo artist and release the album One Taste Of Honey which produced numerous minor hits. In 2004, singers Hazel Payne (guitar) and Janice-Marie Johnson (bass) reunited for the first time in over 20 years to perform on the PBS specials Get Down Tonight: The Disco Explosion and My Music: Funky Soul Superstars.

"Boogie Oogie Oogie" is the name of a popular song by disco/R&B 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.

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.

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