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A Taste of Honey

A Taste of Honey was a funk/disco/R&B band from Los Angeles, California. The group first formed in 1971. The line-up was: Janice Marie Johnson (guitar/bass/vocals), Hazel Payne (guitar/vocals), Perry Kibble (keyboards) and Donald Ray Johnson (drums). A Taste of Honey started out playing at various clubs in Southern California and at American ... See full bio »
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 2012 White Heat (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Personal is Political (2012) ... (performer: "Boogie Oogie Oogie" - uncredited)
 2010 The Hooker with a Heart of Gold (performer: "Boogie Oogie Oogie")
 2009 Grand Theft Auto IV: The Ballad of Gay Tony (Video Game) (performer: "Boogie Oogie Oogie")
 2007 Divas of Disco (Video) (performer: "Rescue Me", "Sukiyaki", "Boogie Oogie Oogie")
 2006 Everybody Hates Chris (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Everybody Hates Rejection (2006) ... (performer: "Boogie Oogie Oogie")
 2000 Screwed (performer: "Boogie Oogie Oogie")
 1999 Mystery Men (performer: "Boogie Oogie Oogie")
 1998 The King of Queens (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Road Rayge (1998) ... (performer: "Boogie Oogie Oogie" - uncredited)
 1997 Breast Men (TV Movie) (performer: "Boogie Oogie Oogie")
 1997 Contact (performer: "Boogie Oogie Oogie" - uncredited)
 1979 The Hitter (performer: "You're in Good Hands", "Distant")
 1978 Top of the Pops (TV Series) (performer - 4 episodes)
- Episode dated 3 August 1978 (1978) ... (performer: "Boogie Oogie Oogie")
- Episode dated 20 July 1978 (1978) ... (performer: "Boogie Oogie Oogie")
- Episode dated 6 July 1978 (1978) ... (performer: "Boogie Oogie Oogie")
- Episode dated 29 June 1978 (1978) ... (performer: "Boogie Oogie Oogie")
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 2007 Divas of Disco (Video)
 2005 My Music: Funky Soul Superstars (TV Special documentary)
 2002 American Bandstand's 50th Anniversary Celebration (TV Movie)
Themselves - Performers
 1983 Lou Rawls Parade of Stars (TV Series)
- Episode dated 10 December 1983 (1983) ... Themselves
 1981 Soul Train (TV Series documentary)
- Episode #10.24 (1981) ... Themselves
 1979 The 21st Annual Grammy Awards (TV Special)
 1978 The Mike Douglas Show (TV Series)
- Episode #17.11 (1978) ... Themselves
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 1978 Top of the Pops (TV Series)
- Episode dated 20 July 1978 (1978) ... Themselves

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The band's big hit song "Boogie Oogie Oogie" was inspired by an especially tough and unresponsive audience that the group was performing live for at an American military base. Hazel Payne yelled to the hostile crowd, "If you think you're too cool to boogie, we've got news for you! Everyone here tonight is going to boogie, and you're no exception to the rule!". Janice Marie Johnson subsequently ... See more »

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