Saturday, July 27, 2013

Musical Interlude: Knock On Wood (1979)

A little known soul singer, Eddie Floyd, had his only hit with "Knock On Wood" in 1966. 13 years later, Amii Stewart put a disco spin on the song and took it all the way to #1. When people think of "Knock" now, they think of Stewart's version, largely because it was more up-tempo, and there's the whole business of a video, which handsomepigg uploaded to YouTube:


magicdog said...

I've noticed that Stewart's version is also the choice of many female singers. I've heard it on American Idol more times than I care to talk about!

hobbyfan said...

That's only because it's the only version they've known. Eddie Floyd's original has been lost to the mists of time.