Boogie Oogie Oogie - By A Taste of Honey - 1978
The original band called Taste of Honey was formed in 1970. The GIRL trio called themsleves A Taste of Honey, after Herb Alpert's song on Tijuana Brass Records.
Taste of Honey was playing the Hollywood club scene. Hazel Payne joined the group in 1976 and eventually the band signed a deal with Capitol Records. They were "discovered" by producers Larry Camp; Fonze Mizell when the group played at a wedding. In 1978 "Boogie Oogie Oogie" broke out and A Taste of Honey toured with artists like the Commodores, the Isley Borthers and Betty Wright. A Taste of Honey was the first group to be awarded with a Grammy for Best New Artist in 1978.
Their second album "Another Taste" (1979) with its single "Do It Good" was neglected by the public. The third album "Twice as Sweet" (1980) was produced by George Duke.
Their next and last album was "Ladies of the Eighties" (1982) and was produced by Al McKay from Earth Wind and Fire and Ronald LaPread of the Commodores.