Monday, February 8, 2010

George McCrae : I Get Lifted

Along with wife Gwen McCrae, Miami-based artist George McCrae was a prime mover on the early disco front with his own R&B chart-topper "Rock Your Baby" in 1974. With disco kings Harry Casey and Richard Finch of KC & the Sunshine Band producing and writing his output on Henry Stone's T.K. label, McCrae rapidly returned with the double-sided hit "I Can't Leave You Alone"/"I Get Lifted".
In 1975 Gwen McCrae scored a U.S. top 10 hit with Rockin 'chair. The separate successes were taking their toll on the McCrae's marriage and the couple split later in 1977.
In the beginning of the 80s George left the music business and started working as a doorman in a hotel and had a job in a supermarket. In 1984 he returned and brought the album "One Step Closer". In America, his comeback remained unnoticed, but in Europe he reached the lower regions of the charts.

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