A Taste of Honey

Beauty & the Boogie

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Soft, soothing, sensuous sounds from Janice Johnson (lead vocals, bass) and Hazel Payne (lead vocals, guitar), better known as A Taste of Honey. From the erotic "Boogie Oogie Oogie" to a sweet remake of the Miracles' "I'll Try Something New," these ladies had it going on, a good combination of beauty and talent. Perry Kibble (keyboards, background vocals), and Donald R. Johnson (drums, background vocals) rounded out the group. The charming "Sukiyaki" charted for the duo, but the similar "Sayonara" failed, as did the horrible "Disco Dancin'." Taste of Honey recordings varied greatly -- they were either good or bad, which probably accounts for their quick descent. EMI includes two versions of "Boogie," the regular, and an extended take that titillates and teases for 7:17.

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