Barry's guitar strumming has a smoother version of Kool and the Gang's signature chicka-chicka and funky Nassau version of KC and the Sunshine Band's Caribbean strumming.

He goes on to say, "We played it to [producer] Arif [Mardin], and he went 'Do you know what "Jive Talkin'" means?' [9], ^shipments figures based on certification alone. Largely recognised as the group's "comeback" song, it was their first US top-10 hit since "How Can You Mend a Broken Heart" (1971). Jive talkin', you're telling me lies...' and changed it." Robin then goes on to mention that, because they were English, they were less self-conscious about going into the "no go areas", referring to musical styles that were more black in styles, etc. Largely recognised as the group's "comeback" song, it was their first US top ten hit since "How Can You Mend a Broken Heart" in 1971. And we said 'Well yeah, it's, ya know, you're dancing.' This was the first big disco hit for The Bee Gees. Recording for "Jive Talkin'" took place on 30 January and 2 February 1975.

He says 'NO...it's a black expression for bullshitting.' early jazz; Slang. On Iron Maiden's song "More Tea Vicar", towards the end, Bruce Dickinson sings a bit of the song in a voice imitating The Bee Gees as a joke, then follows it up with "No, no no! Check your score in the Ramones version of Fact or Fiction. Robin Gibb then goes on to mention that, because they were English, they were less self-conscious about going into the "no-go areas", referring to musical styles that were more black in styles, etc. Do you know the girl singer on Eminem's "Stan"? "Jive Talkin'" is a song by the Bee Gees, which hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and reached the top-five on the UK singles chart in the summer of 1975. This was the lead single from the album Main Course (as well as a song on the 1977 Saturday Night Fever soundtrack) and hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100; it also reached the top-five on the UK Singles Chart in the middle of 1975. The flautist frontman talks about touring with Led Zeppelin, his contribution to "Hotel California", and how he may have done the first MTV Unplugged. He goes on to say, "We played it to Arif [producer Arif Mardin], and he went 'Do you know what "Jive Talkin'" means?'

This was called "Drive Talking" in its early stages, but producer Arif Mardin suggested the change to "jive" to play to teenage sensibilities. And we said 'Well yeah, it's, ya know, you're dancing.'

Contents[show] History The song was originally called "Drive Talking".

The CD versions of the album use the studio version. He says 'NO...it's a black expression for bullshitting.' Until December 5, 1998, a song had to be issued as a single to make the Hot 100. [8], Upon its release to radio stations, the single was delivered in a plain white cover, with no immediate indication of what the song's name was or who sang it. This was an R&B track that did very well in the black charts in America. In 1987, "Jive Talkin'" was covered by Boogie Box High, a musical project of Andros Georgiou's that featured collaborators such as his cousin George Michael and Haircut One Hundred's Nick Heyward. Jive talk, Harlem jive or simply Jive (also known as the argot of jazz, jazz jargon, vernacular of the jazz world, slang of jazz, and parlance of hip) was an African-American Vernacular English slang that developed in Harlem, where "jive" was played and was adopted more widely in African-American society, peaking in the 1940s.. The Bee Gees, with wizards like Arif Mardin (who usually worked with Motown greats) gave the world future early techno, as disco. On this day in 1975, “Jive Talkin’” reached number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and became the Bee Gees’ first [ … Katy Perry's breakout hit "I Kissed A Girl" was surprising to those familiar with her past: her parents were pastors and she started off singing Christian music. [6], According to Maurice, while hearing this rhythmic sound, "Barry didn't notice that he's going 'Ji-Ji Jive Talkin' ', thinking of the dance, 'You dance with your eyes'...that's all he had...exactly 35 mph...that's what we got." Billy Joel's song "Allentown" was written as "Levittown," which is the town in Long Island where he grew up. Boogie Box High was a musical project by Andros Georgiou in the late 1980s, that featured a range of vocal collaborations such as his relative George Michael (of Wham!)

You got the wrong track, you have to go in the studio next door." A monthly update on our latest interviews, stories and added songs. And we went 'OH, REALLY?!?'". Former Fugees singer Pras sampled this on his song "Blue Angels. The Bee Gees were one of the first white groups to explore that territory. They would often point out that disco became homogenized in the years after they got to it, and that their sound was really an extension of R&B.

The DJs would only find out what the song was and who played it when it was placed on the turntable; RSO did provide the song with a label on the record itself. The song's rhythm riff perhaps from "Shirley & Company's "Shame, Shame, Shame", with a prominent use of the Bo Diddley beat. They were very successful as contemporary singers in the late '60s and early '70s, but the two albums they released before, Along with several other Bee Gees hits, this was featured on the soundtrack to. "Ain't No Sunshine" by Bill Withers was inspired by the Jack Lemmon movie Days of Wine and Roses. He then said, "We didn't think that there was any 'no go' areas, it's music!" Largely recognised as the group's "comeback" song, it was their first US top ten hit since "How Can You Mend a Broken Heart" in 1971. The Isley Brother's song, "Contagious," peaked at #19 on the Billboard Hot 100. Behind the Track: “Jive Talkin'” The chart-topping “Jive Talkin’” once had a different name. This was a comeback song for the group. Later pressings of the album used the live version of "Jive Talkin'" from the Bee Gees 1977 album, Here at Last... Bee Gees... Live. It was the second time in the band's career that this strategy had been employed to get airplay for their music, after a similar tactic had popularised their debut US single "New York Mining Disaster 1941" in 1967.

and Nick Heyward (of Haircut One Hundred).

", More songs that had different titles when they started, Mike Scott of The Waterboys - "Fisherman's Blues". Not surprisingly, he would go on to become the most literate of rockers. The resulting crossbreed of pop hooks and funky rhythms quickly flew into the top reaches … The CD version restores the use of the studio version. The cover was their biggest hit in 1987. [5] Weaver stated, "Usually Maurice would play bass guitar, but he was away from the studio that night. In 1975, the funk band Rufus covered "Jive Talkin'" on their album Rufus featuring Chaka Khan. Like all Bee Gees song off the Saturday Night Fever, jive Talkin changed our lives in the late 1970's. The scratchy guitar intro was done by Barry and the funky bass line provided by Maurice. Upon its release to radio stations, the single was delivered in a plain white cover, with no immediate indication of what the song's name was or who sang it. The renown rock singer talks about "The House of the Rising Sun" and "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood.". They had seven more #1 hits in the disco era, but the band went out of style at the same time as white leisure suits. This criticism would weigh on them in later years as they felt that accusations of selling out and creating popular schlock were out of line.

Later pressings of the album used the live version of "Jive Talkin' " from the Bee Gees 1977 album, Here at Last... Bee Gees... Live, due to contractual distribution changes.

This was the lead single from the album Main Course (as well as a song on the 1977 Saturday Night Fever soundtrack) and hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100; it also reached the top-five on the UK Singles Chart in the middle of 1975. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. The song was originally called "Drive Talking" in its early stage. "I overdubbed certain sections to add bass extra emphasis". "Jive Talkin' " is a song by the Bee Gees, released as a single in May 1975 by RSO Records. Then sings "Okay" in a Bee Gees voice. The song approximates the synthesised propulsion of Stevie Wonder's "Superstition".[6]. It was the second time in the band's career that this strategy had been employed to get airplay for their music, after a similar tactic had popularised their debut US single New York Mining Disaster 1941 in 1967. The song was originally called "Drive Talking". Robin Gibb explained to. The group, which had considerable success before the disco era, took a lot of heat in the press. In 1987 this song was covered by the Boogie Box High. The lead singer and pianist for Procol Harum, Gary talks about finding the musical ideas to match the words. "I really liked the synth bass lines", Maurice said.

Aaliyah's "Try Again" was the first tune to top the chart based on airplay alone, without any sales figures being included. Miguel wrote "Adorn" about his girlfriend, model and artist Nazanin Mandi when he was returning home from a long trip and was anxious to see her. The DJs would only find out what the song was and who played it when it was placed on the turntable; RSO did provide the song with a label on the record itself. And when Maurice came back, we let him hear it and suggested he re-record the bass line on his bass guitar". And we went 'Oh, Really?!? The rhythm was inspired by the chunka-chunka-chunka sound of a car rolling over a bridge crossing Biscayne Bay near Miami. This meant that the band of brothers became the first group to score a Top 50 hit in six consecutive decades on the chart. This combination, with Maurice on bass and Barry on rhythm guitar, recorded all the Bee Gees albums of the late '70s and also went on tour with the group. [6], After hearing "Jive Talkin'", Lindsey Buckingham of Fleetwood Mac, and co-producer Richard Dashut built up the song "Second Hand News" (released on the band's Rumours in 1977) with four audio tracks of electric guitar and the use of chair percussion to evoke Celtic rock. The original studio version was included on the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack, as it was used in a scene that was cut from the final film.

"Jive Talkin ' " is a song by the Bee Gees, released as a single in May 1975 by RSO Records. He then said, "We didn't think that there was any 'no go' areas, it's music!". The song's rhythm was modelled after the sound their car made crossing the Julia Tuttle Causeway each day from Biscayne Bay to Criteria Studios in Miami. Maurice goes on to describe how Arif gave them "the groove, the tempo, everything." The original studio version was included on the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack, as it was used in a scene that was cut from the final film. "Jive Talkin'" is a term for slang. They became icons of the era, singing in falsetto harmonies over dance beats. A band so baffling, even their names were contrived. Maurice goes on to describe how Arif gave them "the groove, the tempo, everything." [7], "Jive Talkin'" is a stuttering song like the Who's "My Generation", David Bowie's "Changes", Elton John's "Bennie and the Jets" and Bob Seger's "Katmandu". "Jive Talkin'" is a song by the Bee Gees, which hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and reached the top-five on the UK singles chart in the summer of 1975.



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