Wednesday, July 18, 2012

95 Songs of Summer, #29 - "Rock Your Baby" (1974)

We're gonna stick with 1974 today, and feature a song that was one of the first whisperings of a new genre called "disco."  As far as I can recall, this was the only hit that George McCrae ever had, but if you're just gonna have one, it might as well be a masterpiece, right?  And I'd put "Rock Your Baby" in that category - infectious from the first listen, and still sounding great after a thousand or so.

And that backing band?  They would forge their own identity about a year later; you might have heard of them - KC and the Sunshine Band.

And of course, you've gotta love the guys in the Seventies, letting it all hang out during performance (so to speak).  And I gotta say that it doesn't look like George was pumping much iron in the gym or elsewhere, so he had to be one confident dude.

"Rock Your Baby," George McCrae, from the summer of 1974.

1 comment:

le0pard13 said...

KRTH (our oldies station) here in L.A. plays this fairly regularly. Fine pick.