Song of the day: Wild Cherry- Play That Funky Music
Disco at its best in the seventies! Of course it’s a funk song (note the title) and a good one too! Billboard put it on number 73 of the best songs ever, which is not bad for a dancing record. It was recorded in 1975 by the band Wild Cherry, when it was written by member Rob Parissi (the singer of the band). Guitarist was Bryan Bassett, and they invited four horn players to play the horns in the song! It would peak at number one in the US, and it would sell over 2 and a half million records in the US alone! It would make number 7 in the UK. Later, Vanilla Ice took the song, recorded it and paid Rob Parissi a half million dollars since he had forgotten to note him as the writer of the song. The B-side of that single, by the way, was Ice Ice Baby, which was also accused of copyright infringement, this time by Queen and David Bowie. Enjoy
Wild Cherry- Play That Funky Music
Posted on October 11, 2014, in 1970-1979, FlinterFiles Song Archive and tagged 1976, Bryan Bassett, disco, FlinterFiles Song Archive, funk song, hit, horn, Music, number one, play that funky music, rob parissi, seventies, vanilla ice, wild cherry. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.