Rock Your Baby - George McCrae

Rock Your Baby
George McCrae started his musical career in The Jivin’ Jets, his wife Gwen later joined the group before they decided to work as a duo. He has worked on many solo projects and was nominated for a Grammy for Best Male R&B Vocalist in 1975.
His first solo album release was ROCK YOUR BABY in 1974 and is a classic of it’s time that still has a legion of fans to this day. It reached #7 in the R&B album chart, #38 Pop and #13 in the UK.
ROCK YOUR BABY was the first single from the album of the same name and became one of the first hits of the disco era selling an estimated eleven million copies world-wide. It reached the #1 spot in the US Pop & Soul chart as well as in the UK and eighty other countries. The song was even voted Rolling Stone magazines #1 song of 1974.
YOU CAN HAVE IT ALL reached the #23 position in the UK and was covered by Yo La Tengo in 2000. I GET LIFTED has been sampled by the likes of Snoop Dogg, Eric B, 50 Cent and Pete Rock.
Released in deluxe Super Jewel cases, with bonus tracks, ROCK YOUR BABY is a must for all Soul, Funk and Disco fans out there!

RELEASE DATE: 25/06/2012
Our Price: £9.95
Code: CDBBR0167
Weight: 200
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1. ROCK YOUR BABY
2. I CAN’T LEAVE YOU ALONE (I KEEP HOLDIN’ ON)
3. YOU GOT MY HEART
4. YOU CAN HAVE IT ALL
5. LOOK AT YOU
6. MAKE IT RIGHT
7. I NEED SOMEBODY LIKE YOU
8. I GET LIFTED
9. ROCK YOUR BABY (REPRISE)
10. ROCK YOUR BABY (SINGLE VERSION)
11. LOOK AT YOU (SINGLE VERSION)

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