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A Georgy Porgy

A Georgy Porgy

Georgy Porgy

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Hungate, a key part of Boz Scaggs’ Silk Degrees sessions, brings a distinctive and driving reinforcement to Porcaro’s backbeat. On “Georgy Porgy,” his impact in evident. Musicians don’t get more versatile than Hungate who, after his stint with Toto, moved to Nashville to become an accomplished session career and stellar producer.

For most bands, these elements would be enough but Toto’s production added subtle elements of conga from Lenny Castro, a string arrangement from Marty Paich — composer David Paich’s father — and a soulful background vocal from then-up and comer Cheryl Lynn. Lynn also benefited from David Paich’s production and songwriting acumen, with his contribution of her debut album. (Source: somethingelsereviews.com)

Porhy

Toto’s success was “Georgy Porgy” was due to some obvious factors, namely Steve Lukather’s stellar vocal delivery and understated slide guitar solo — as well as Jeff Porcaro’s ability to execute a fantastic shuffle amid dramatic stop-time passages. Both elements are widely recognized, but there’s much more than meets the eye: Toto’s funk secret weapon turns out to be bassist David Hungate.

Hungate, a key part of Boz Scaggs’ Silk Degrees sessions, brings a distinctive and driving reinforcement to Porcaro’s backbeat. On “Georgy Porgy,” his impact in evident. Musicians don’t get more versatile than Hungate who, after his stint with Toto, moved to Nashville to become an accomplished session career and stellar producer. (Source: somethingelsereviews.com)

Georgy

American R&B singer-songwriter Eric Benét recorded a cover of "Georgy Porgy" for his second studio album, A Day in the Life. This version features vocals from fellow American R&B singer Faith Evans and was produced by R&B group Somethin' for the People. Released on February 8, 1999, Benét's version was successful in New Zealand, where it peaked at number two on the RIANZ Singles Chart, and it became a top-40 hit in France, the Netherlands, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.

"...it's imitating Paul Humphrey heavily; it's imitating Earl Palmer very heavily. When it comes to that groove, my biggest influences were Paul Humphrey, Ed Greene, Earl Palmer, and the godfather of that 16th-note groove, James Gadson. That "Georgy Porgy" groove I owe to them." (Source: en.wikipedia.org)

 

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