Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Pop, R&B, Rock
If "Move Your Boogie Body" isn't one of the best calls to get your tired behind out of the chair and onto the dance floor, well, we don't know what is. — The Bar-Kays came to prominence, and also nearly to conclusion, as Ot... more »
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If "Move Your Boogie Body" isn't one of the best calls to get your tired behind out of the chair and onto the dance floor, well, we don't know what is.
The Bar-Kays came to prominence, and also nearly to conclusion, as Otis Redding's backup band at Stax. Made up primarily of studio musicians, the Stax/Volt doppelganger for the Funk Brothers was almost entirely wiped out in the plane crash that claimed the life of Otis Redding just as he was having his signature hit, "(Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay."
Upon regrouping, the Bar-Kays kept a fairly steady profile on the R&B charts as a primarily instrumental soul/funk unit. They accompanied Isaac Hayes on his breakthrough Hot Buttered Soul album, but gradually realized that their horizons would widen only if they branched into vocals. In 1971, they brought in Larry Dodson as their vocalist, and the following year they scored their biggest chart hit since Soul Finger.
Flash forward to 1979: the Bar-Kays have departed their bankrupted label (Stax) for Mercury's greener pastures. Actually, the pastures were lined with gold: all their Seventies Mercury albums (with one exception) went gold or platinum. Injoy leaped onto the R&B album charts explosively, reaching #2 (it hit #35 on the pop charts). Seamlessly amalgamating their earlier funk with the Euro-dance sounds being popularized by the likes of studio wizard Giorgio Moroder, the Bar-Kays set themselves up for half a decade of continued success with this album.
firstname.lastname@example.org | usa | 01/29/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I always dug me some Bar Kays. they were fun on Record&Brought it even more live on stage."Move your Boogie Body' was my joint. Larry Dotson brought the Pain.together with Producer Allen Jones they would incorperate what was happening on the radio&play on top of that. please read that last part because some People think People taking things here&there is something new,but if you will&the Bar Kays are talented cats,but this was in part a pre-cursor to what puffy,Dr.Dre&others do. the difference between what allen Jones&the bar Kays did in the studio was actually play Live.you heard traces of P-funk,Earth,wind&Fire,Rick James&others but the Bar Kays were a Happening act."
OMG!! OMG!! OMG!!!
M. Thomas | Metropolitan Area MD, | 10/22/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"OMG!!! IT'S ABOUT TIME!!! I've been in search of this one forever.
I first heard the entire album on the "Melvin Lensy" Quiet Storm (in Wash. DC) and recorded it onto my hand held cassette recorder.
I have loved this one forever, every song is all that, and I can't wait to play it over n over as i did back in da day, shewwww i'm so excited!!"