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“Groove Me” is a song recorded by R&B singer King Floyd. Released from his eponymous album in late 1970, it was a crossover hit, spending four non-consecutive weeks at number-one on Billboard Soul chart and peaking at #6 on the Billboard Hot 100.
The song was recorded and produced by Wardell Quezergue at Malaco Records’ Jackson, Mississippi recording studios during the same session as another Quezergue-produced song, Jean Knight’s “Mr. Big Stuff”. “Groove Me” was originally released as the B-side to Floyd’s “What Our Love Needs” on the Malaco subsidiary Chimneyville. When New Orleans disc jockey George Vinnett started playing the B-side, the song began meriting attention, and as the record emerged as a local smash, Atlantic Records scooped up national distribution rights.
No credits are listed for the Malaco studio musicians on the record. According to Rob Bowman’s liner notes from the 1999 box set, The Last Soul Company: Malaco, A Thirty Year Retrospective, the musicians for this session included:
- Vernie Robbins – bass
- James Stroud – drums
- Wardell Quezergue – organ
- Jerry Puckett – guitar
- Jimmy Honeycutt – saxophone
During this time at Malaco, horn lines were typically played by saxophonist Hugh Garraway and trumpeter Perry Lomax.