Major Harris Boogie Blues Band ~ Each Morning I Wake Up 1974 Disco Purrfection Version

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MFSB was the HOTTEST disco band even before disco was disco. Their tight playing mimicked the synergy of the Motown house band and elevated dance music to what we now consider classic disco. The band consisted of numerous accomplished musicians, with Bobby Eli, Thom Bell, Leon Huff, Kenny Gamble, Vincent Montana Jr, Ron Baker, Earl Young and Norman Harris. MFSB was an acronym for Mother, Father, Sister, Brother, at least that was the official line. Rumour has it that it also meant “Mother F*cking Sons of B*itches”. In any case the band backed many family related artists, including Major Harris III who was the cousin of Norman Harris. Major was a vocalist in The Charmers, The Teenagers, The Jarmels, Nat Turner’s Rebellion and The Delfonics, honing his vocal chops. In 1974, Major decided to go solo, and recorded a one off single “Each Morning I Wake Up” whhich was backed by MFSB. Dubbing the group the “Major Harris Boogie Blues Band”, the single peaked at #14 on the Disco/Dance Chart in early 1975. There was already enough buzz on the song to complete a full album, and the song was included on his solo LP “My Way”. Filling out the LP was another song in the vein of Barry White pillow talk, “Love Won’t Let Me Wait”, which of course was a huge hit, peaking at #5 pop and #1 for a week on the R&B charts in 1975. “Each Morning I Wake Up” is a disco stomper that should not be forgotten, as Major sings his heart out over the sleek and pumping music track. One of disco’s forgotten tracks, it has taken me seven months to complete this remix. This remix was done using the 3:52​ album version and required numerous edits to bring it to 8:09​ as I have done here. Major passed away at the age of 65 on November 9, 2012.

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