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604-People’s Choice-Do It Any Way You Wanna.
1975-Number 36 single.
Best Bit-At 0.40.It may not have taken a genius to write the lyrics, but it did take a genius to write the music.
People’s Choice were formed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States in 1971 by Frank Brunson, and David Thompson, Brunson died in 2007, at the age of 78. They were active until 1985, working with nine other group members over the 14 years, and releasing six studio Albums.
Their debut single ‘I Likes To Do It’ was released on the ‘Phil-L.A. of Soul’ record label, and reached Number 38 on Billboard in 1971. After seeing the band in concert, the legendary music producers Kenny Gamble, and Leon Huff told Brunson that they wished that the group had recorded ‘I Likes To Do It’ for their ‘Philadelphia International Records,’ following this, the band signed with them in 1974.
‘Do It Any Way You Wanna’ was written by Leon Huff, and produced by Kenny Gamble, and Huff (see also best songs 1001-896-725-648-571 and 322,) and was taken from the bands debut Album ‘Boogie Down U.S.A’. from 1975. The 10 tracks on the Album were written by the ‘Philadelphia Records International’ ‘A team’ of songwriters, which included Cary Gilbert (1942-1993,) and the in house studio band ‘MFSB,’ a pool of more than 30 musicians.
In 1976 the Jamaican Reggae singer Dillinger sampled ‘Do It Any Way You Wanna’ for his single ‘Cocaine in My Brain,’ the song went to Number 1 in Holland, and Number 2 in Belgium (see also best songs 817.)
‘Do it any way you wanna do it, do it any way you wanna.’