Showing posts with label Freddie James. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Freddie James. Show all posts

Sunday, 19 December 2010

Get up and boogie - Freddie James

It's strange how a run of the mill disco track can sound quite good thirty years on. Freddie James recorded the track in 1979 and managed to get a worldwide hit with it, despite his age (he was just a young kid).

The single reached number 54 in the UK singles chart, but reached number 3 in the Dutch Top 40.

My collection: 7" single no. 4973
Found: Empire Record, Den Haag, December 3, 2010
Cost: 0,5 euro
Tracks: 'Get up and boogie' / 'Get up and boogie (instrumental)'

Saturday, 11 July 2009

Hollywood - Freddie James

Freddie James was born in Chicago, Illinois (USA) in 1965. At a young age he started a music career. In fact, in 1979 his debut single 'Get up and boogie' became a worldwide hit. The follow-up single 'Hollywood' sounded a lot like that hit, and subsequently failed to make the same sort of impact.

I mainly remember that this song was played on the radio once, and just after Freddie sang 'I'm going to Hollywood to become a star' the presenter commented: 'He'll have to eat lots of porridge first'.

My collection: 7" single no. 40
Found: Wouters, Den Haag, 1980
Cost: 3 guilders
Tracks: 'Hollywood' / 'Crazy disco music'

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