memories of the ’70s – Movin’ by Brass Construction

The disco era of the 1970s spawned many memorable one hit wonders, including one that came out of a jam session: Movin’ by Brass Construction.

The funk/disco band was working on its first album, and spent time in the studio working on various songs and sounds.

Thanks to Fred Frank and Sid Maurer, the band was signed to United Artists and decided on Movin’ as its first single, released in February 1976.

The song, a result of a 16 minute jam session by the band’s musicians, resulted in a shorter radio version and a longer album cut of Movin’, which focuses on instrumental sounds with minimal lyrics.

Released in March 1976, the album started climbing the charts and the song hit number one on the R&B charts, and hit 14 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts. On the disco charts, the song spent four weeks at number one.

The song became a mainstay of radio playlists and was used by pop culture, showing up in the TV series Good Times and became part of the songs played at discos to keep everyone on the dance floor.

 

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About Waheeda Harris

A pop culture junkie with a penchant for exploring our planet.
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