“Body Heat” by James Brown (1976)

1976’s “Body Heat” finds The Godfather Of Soul making pretty easy peace with disco. Or at least pinpointing the happy medium between his signature funk and the 4 on the floor beats that typified disco. What can be said other than the man knew what was going to make asses wiggle for a solid two decades. “Body Heat” wasn’t lyrically substantial, but who cares when the groove is that volcanic?

One guy that certainly appreciated the volcanic groove of “Body Heat” was our dear friend Prince Rogers Nelson. A longstanding rumor (eventually confirmed by members of The Revolution), was that one of Mr. Nelson’s favorite covers to rehearse was “Body Heat”, and he’d make members of his band practice it for hours on end. I bet that groove haunts Wendy & Lisa in their dreams.

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