Georgy Porgy (song)
"Georgy Porgy" (//) is a song written by David Paich, released on Toto's self-titled debut album in 1978. It was released as a single and charted on the Billboard Hot 100 (number 48) as well as on both the R&B (number 18) and the Dance (number 80) charts.
|Single by Toto|
|from the album Toto|
|Toto singles chronology|
The song is still performed on tour. It is adapted with improvisational solos on guitar and keyboards.
"...it's imitating Paul Humphrey heavily; it's imitating Earl Palmer very heavily. When it comes to that groove, my biggest influences were Paul Humphrey, Ed Greene, Earl Palmer, and the godfather of that 16th-note groove, James Gadson. That "Georgy Porgy" groove I owe to them."
A version by US soul band Charme was released in 1979 featuring an uncredited vocal by Luther Vandross. The single was re-released a few years later after the vocalist's rise in popularity and he was then credited as the featured artist.
In 1979, Canadian artist Dwight Druick released a French-language cover of the song.
US disco/jazz-funk band Side Effect released their own version in 1980. It was on their After The Rain album. It made it to 77 in the US R&B charts.
The song was used by Devin the Dude in his song "Georgy" from album The Dude; and by Guru in "Kissed the World" from album Jazzmatazz, Vol. 4: The Hip-Hop Jazz Messenger: Back to the Future also.
In 2002, Japanese musician Ringo Sheena formed the band Yokoshima (邪) solely to play cover of "Georgy Porgy".
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