OLDIES SUNDAY: Bunny Wailer – Electric Boogie (1980)


Today, we celebrate another Jamaican music Icon who has transitioned to the big session in the afterlife. Today on Oldies Sunday, we go back in time to check out the classic “Electric Boogie” by “Jah B“, the “Blackheart Man”, and the last Wailer, Bunny Wailer.

Produced through his Solomonic Music label and released in 1980, Bunny Wailer gave us a song that was bound to make us move! With his “Electric Boogie”, we were gonna get shockwaves of good energy from the dynamic production, and Bunny’s attention grabbing lyrics. Originally written and recorded in 1976, “Electric Boogie” did not perform very well when released, but when Marcia Griffith re-recorded it and released it in 1983 for her “Carousel” album that it began to catch on. When Marcia’s version got remixed and released as “Electric Slide” in 1989 paired with a line dance, it became a smash hit, and one of the most successful singles by a female Reggae Artist ever. “Electric Boogie” would also get a re-release in 1989 along with an energetic music video. It was featured on Bunny’s 1993 album, “Just Be Nice“. “Electric Boogie” still gets plays worldwide, and remains one of Bunny Wailer’s most recognized songs. Born Neville Livingston, Bunny Wailer passed away on March 2, 2021 at the age of 73. May his legacy live on!

THANK YOU BUNNY WAILER!

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