Jimmy "Bo" Horne

The Best of the T.K. Years, 1975-1985

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This is the first greatest-hits compilation from Jimmy "Bo" Horne, the R&B vocalist who recorded for the prolific TK Records. Although Horne possessed a nondescript persona, he did have a voice that was rhythmic and certainly got the party started. Also helping often was KC & the Sunshine Band production style provided by members Harry Casey and Rick Finch. The textbook artist of the work being great or horrible, Gimme Some!: The Best of the TK Years covers the years 1975 to 1985 and does offer a lot to choose from. The hilarious and deceptively candy-coated, "Gimme Some" is about as much emoting as anyone's going to want from Horne. The ridiculous propulsive "Spank" has him going on like a madman. The best song, "Dance Across the Floor," was Horne's biggest hit and it's right up there with other better known R&B/disco songs of the era. Everything's not great here however. Despite the fact that Horne offers a suave vocal on "Is It In," the premise is inane. Other tracks like "Let Me Be Your Lover" and "You Got Me Hot" have even less going for them and a haughtiness that's self-negating. Like so many other rhythmically centered artists, the ballads are horrid. Horne's take on the warhorse "(Close to You) They Long to Be" is probably the worst you're likely to hear. With its generous 19 tracks, Gimme Some! offers more songs than many people knew he even recorded.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 7:00
2 2:50
3 3:29
4 4:00
5 4:50
6 3:25
7 2:35
8 4:24
9 3:52
11 2:45
12 6:17
13 4:07
14 2:40
15 3:50
17 6:50
18 3:55
19 3:14
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