Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Girl You Groove Me  

Rather ironic due to their moniker, very little is known about Legacy. The band released two private label 12"s and the "Word Up" single on the more ubiquitous Brunswick label in 1982. "Word Up" is a tight Boogie track featuring killer synth-bass, an awesome staccato guitar line and driving cowbell. This heavily sampled cut is probably best known as the blueprint for "Peter Piper" by Run DMC. The track also probably has one of the best lyrical/vocal arrangements of the era. Just listen for the "Raawwwr" and "Say What??" lines. Classic!

Legacy- "Word Up"

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  • March 5, 2008 at 3:59 AM  

    hey man,

    have deep love and respect for the blog-it's turned me on to loads of new music.

    it's all killer no filler with you guys.

    not too be too trainspotter-y but
    peter piper is based on a bob george sample 'take me to the mardi gras'

    I think this tune may have been to deep for them.

  • March 5, 2008 at 12:03 PM  

    hey John,

    You're right. Lebaron made that call so we can squarely throw him under the bus. Lebaron and I will search high and low for the proper track(s) that sampled this cut.

  • March 5, 2008 at 12:05 PM  


  • March 5, 2008 at 4:33 PM  

    John is absolutely right...i wanted to say the same...
    btw. i have this Legacy 12" as a Promo and love this Song. Good Choice.
    and i have also deep love and respect for your blog.
    Thanks a bunch

  • March 5, 2008 at 5:54 PM  

    Thanks John and Frico!

    Your kind words are what keep us searching for the deep soul heat!

  • March 6, 2008 at 11:36 AM  

    and talkin bout trainspotting...hey john, it's bob james not bob george!

  • March 7, 2008 at 6:22 AM  

    thanks frico

    ain't that a bitch!!

    too much prince has addled my poor brain.

  • March 8, 2008 at 1:51 PM  

    Nice track, just now came across the blog, but looks like a lot of heat. Thanks guys....

  • April 2, 2008 at 8:10 AM  

    Hey great blog!

    Is this the source of the sample for tht great track that goes "Take me to the next phase baby"... it had an automan reissue, but i cant for the life of me remeber what it was called now...


  • December 1, 2008 at 11:29 PM  

    Thanks John I have just discovered ur blog I iz gettin' huge waves of "blasts" from my past ..thanks a bunch mate...love ya work !!!! Russ