Monday, July 14, 2008

Rock Your Baby to the Boat

From George McCrae's "Rock Your Baby" we move to The Hues Corporation and their hit "Rock the Boat."

The Hues Corporation consisted of St. Clair Lee, Flemming Williams, and Ann Kelley. The trio formed in 1969, but it wasn't until "Rock the Boat" in July of 1974 that they scored their one and only top 100 hit. And what a hit it was -- shooting all the way to #1. Unfortunately, they were never able to repeat their success and the band broke up in 1978.

Here are a few bits of trivia:
  • The Hues Corporation originally wanted to call themselves The Hughes Corporation but their record company nixed the idea feeling that Howard Hughes might take exception to the name. They settled on The Hues Corporation.

  • "Rock the Boat" hit number 1 on Billboard's Hot 100 the week of July 6, 1974. [Yeah. 34 years ago. Yeesh.] Guess what song followed it to take the number one spot? George McRae's "Rock Your Baby." We just can't get away from that song!


Anonymous said...

Great song right there Craig. I love those times. It's unfortunate I didn't grow up then. I'm such a big fan of that era.


Craig Zablo said...

Thanks for the comment. They were the best of times!