George McCrae – I Get Lifted

George McCrae - I Get Lifted

Before I start with this week’s selection I’d just like to say a big thanks to Shane Walsh for being our most recent guest contributor last week. I’m sure you’ll all agree with me that Shane picked a top track to feature. I hope to be able to add in more guest contributors over the next few months as it’s been somewhat “neglected” recently. Anyway, on to today’s pick and a cracking song it is too.

Many of you will doubtless be aware of George McCrae for his huge hit in 1974 “Rock Your Baby” which went on to top the charts in both the U.S. & U.K. and racked up almost 11 million sales in the process. Rock Your Baby was arguably the first hit record for the emerging disco scene and still remains one of the biggest selling singles of the 70s.

Today’s selection is from the same year and one of 5 singles released from the Rock Your Baby LP. This one is much more to my taste though as it has a funkier (albeit smoother) vibe to it and has been sampled heavily over the years by artists including Pete Rock, Snoop Dog & 50 Cent. Dig the groove!! 

 

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