Dancing in the Moonlight

♬ ♪ Dancing in the moonlight ~ King Harvest

Thin lizzy – Dancing in the moonlight

“Dancing in the Moonlight” is the title song on the 1973 King Harvest album.[1] The track was released as a single and it reached #13 on the Billboard Hot 100. They released other singles but these were never able to match the success of “Dancing in the Moonlight”. The track used a Wurlitzer electric piano throughout.

The song was written in 1968 by Sherman Kelly,[whose brother, Wells Kelly –
King Harvest’s drummer in the early 1970s – introduced the song to the band.
It was originally recorded in 1969 by the American band, Boffalongo,
which included Sherman Kelly (who sang lead on this original recording of his own composition[2]) and future King Harvest frontman,
Doc Robinson.

Wells Kelly later became the original drummer for Orleans.
Meanwhile, King Harvest recorded and released “Dancing in the Moonlight” as a single, with “Lady, Come On Home” on the B-side, while the band was based in Paris. Steve Cutler, a jazz drummer from New York City (standing on the pole in the cover picture), played drums on the tracks and toured with the band in France and the UK. The group disbanded after six months, and the single languished for a year, until it was bought and released worldwide by Perception Records.

The song’s first line, “We get it on most every night” is often misheard as “We get it almost every night”

Source : wikipedia

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