The Hues Corporation - Rock The Boat mp3 album
Rock the Boat" is a song by American trio The Hues Corporation, written by Wally Holmes.
Rock the Boat was featured on the Hues Corporation’s debut album Freedom for the Stallion. Hues Corporation member St. Clair Lee said that the song was a song you could do anything on. You could cuddle or you could get crazy if you wanted to. It was a love song without being a love song, but it was a disco hit and it happened because of the discos
Rock The Boat, which Hughes wrote in 15 minutes, was originally an album track on Freedom For The Stallion, the excellently titled LP that the Hues Corporation released in 1973. It’s a gloriously dumb song, a song-length metaphor about a relationship as an ocean voyage: Our love is like a ship on the ocean, We’ve been sailing with a cargo full of love and devotion. Everyone involved in Rock The Boat was shocked to learn it had caught on in these New York gay-club circles.
The Hues Corporation was a Los Angeles band formed in 1969. They were a black vocal group comprised of Hubert Ann Kelly, St. Clair Lee and Fleming Williams, who sang lead on this track. Their name was a pun on billionaire Howard Hughes' corporation. This song uses nautical imagery to describe a love that lasts. They've "sailed through every storm" with "a cargo full of love and devotion," so there's no reason to rock this boat. Richard Finch of KC & The Sunshine Band told Songfacts that "Rock The Boat" played a partial role in inspiring the hit "Rock Your Baby," which he wrote with Harry Wayne Casey. Finch explained: "Harry and I were also paying attention to the chart actions at clubs, because club records, according to Henry's direction, were doing better than just regular R&B Records.
SONG: Rock The Boat ARTIST: The Hues Corporation ALBUM: Freedom for the Stallion YEAR: 1974 TUNING: Standard (E A D G) TIME SIGNATURE: 4/4 TABBED: by Seanmo for BigBassTabs.
Artist: The Hues Corporation. Album: Freedom for the Stallion (Bonus Tracks), 2016. Has been played on. United States 1236. Allenbach Rock Radio.
Tracklist Hide Credits
|A1||Rock The Boat
Arranged By – Thomas Sellers*Written-By – W. Holmes*
|B1||All Goin' Down Together (Bajemos Todos Juntos)
Written-By – M. Jarrett*
Comes with picture sleeve
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Other (Rights Society): SGAE
|APBO-0232||The Hues Corporation||Rock The Boat (7", Single)||RCA Victor||APBO-0232||Peru||1974|
|APBO-0232, 26.11 201, 26.11201||The Hues Corporation||Rock The Boat (7", Single)||RCA Victor, RCA Victor, RCA Victor, RCA, RCA, RCA||APBO-0232, 26.11 201, 26.11201||Germany||1974|
|APBO-0232||The Hues Corporation||Rock The Boat (7", Single)||RCA Victor||APBO-0232||Spain||1974|
|GB-10481||The Hues Corporation||Rock The Boat (7", Single, RE)||RCA||GB-10481||US||Unknown|
|74909||The Hues Corporation||Rock The Boat (7", Single)||RCA Victor||74909||Turkey||1974|