THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
746-B. T. Express-Express.
1974-Number 34 single.
Best Bit-At 0.22. Pop has ‘9 to 5,’Swing has ‘Chattanooga Choo Choo,’Skiffle has ‘The Rock Island Line,’Dance has ‘The Last Train to Trancentral,’Soul has the ‘Love Train,’Folk has the ‘Marrakesh Express,’ but Funk has this.
B. T. Express were formed in Brooklyn, New York, United States, in 1974, they were active until 1987, releasing seven studio Albums, and achieving two top 10 singles on Billboard,’Do It (‘Til You’re Satisfied’) reached Number 2 in 1974, and this song peaked at Number 4 in the same year. They are recognised as major players in the development of, and laying down the foundations for the ‘Disco’ era.
‘Express’ was taken from the bands debut Album ‘Do It (‘Til You’re Satisfied’,) with all the band members sharing song writing credits.This included Billy Nichols, who prior to joining B. T. Express had worked for Tamla Motown, playing live with Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, before becoming musical director for Marvin Gaye. Another notable member was Michael Jones (1956-2016,) who changed his name to Kasif Saleem, in the 1980’s he wrote, produced, and played with artists such as Whitney Houston, and George Benson.
‘Here comes the express, express, chug, chug, chug. uh!’