Throwback: Freddie James – Get Up and Boogie

Freddie James, child star of the late-70’s, has now become synonymous with classic disco. Growing up in the churches and choirs of Chicago and offspring to disco queen – Geraldine Hunt – some would say Freddie James was destined for musical greatness.

Freddie burst on to the scene when he was just 14 after releasing the now classic ‘Get Up and Boogie’, not to be confused with the ‘Silver Convention’ version from a few years earlier. An energy-packed arrangement and harmonic backing singers accompanied by Freddie’s vocals make this track as much of a hit now as it was back in 1979.

This is quintessential disco music; a fast-paced jam that does exactly what it says on the tin – makes you wanna get up and boogie.

Released: 1979

-Martin Bavone

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