Personalities | Deee-Lite | One-Hit Wonders | Rock

‘Groove Is In The Heart’, 1990

With the legendary P-Funk bassist Bootsy Collins on bass, the equally legendary Maceo Parker (of James Brown fame – as, incidentally, so was Bootsy) on saxophone, and A Tribe Called Quest’s Q-Tip as a guest vocalist, all the elements were in place for a modern funk anthem. ‘Groove Is In The Heart’ was pop-funk perfection that reached No. 4 in the States, and No. 2 in the UK. Deee-Lite were a slightly psych/mod-influenced US dance group that, despite releasing three albums and one remix compilation, were never as popular as when this song was on the turntables. Despite disbanding in 1996, ‘Groove Is In The Heart’ packs dancefloors to this day.

Personalities | Chesney Hawkes | One-Hit Wonders | Rock

Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley


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