Get ready to dance and “Rock Your Baby!”
In 1974, soul singing icon George McCrae set the wheels in motion for the disco craze that spread rapidly around the world. He did with the help of one song: “Rock Your Baby.” A song originally intended for Harry Wayne Casey (KC and the Sunshine Band).
When the song was released, it climbed the Hot 100 charts to #1 in over 40 countries. That was only the beginning. “Rock Your Baby” influenced John Lennon’s “Whatever Gets You Through the Night” and ABBA’s “Dancing Queen.”
“Rock Your Baby” brought tours with James Brown, Michael Jackson and the Jackson Five, TV appearances on Soul Train, and performances around the world.
George McCrae really has not taken much of a break since 1974. He has recorded a number of albums. Most recently in 2016, he released a new album called Love. It’s a must-hear for soul fanatics.
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Date Originally Recorded: 3 March, 2017
Date Originally Released: 22 March, 2017