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Get On Up 76 - The Esquires - Get On Up 76 (Vinyl)


  1. Its irresistible, jaunty rhythm and the Esquires' searing harmonies propelled the single to number three R&B and number 11 pop. The group revived the Moorer, Sheppard, Johnny Taylor composition in as "Get on Up '".
  2. Their debut record for Bunky/Scepter was "Get on Up" (), becoming a major hit in the United States, peaking at #11 as a pop single but reaching #3 on the R&B charts. Following the release they played Chicago's Regal Theater and the Apollo Theatre in New York City.
  3. Sep 08,  · The Esquires - Get On Up & Listen To Me - Duration: Cletus Hunnicutt 2, views. The Boy from New York City - Duration: The Ad Libs - .
  4. Discover releases, reviews, credits, songs, and more about The Esquires - Get On Up '76 at Discogs. Complete your The Esquires collection.4/5(3).
  5. Esquires Format: Vinyl. out of 5 stars 4 ratings. See all 11 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from Used from until September when they popped back in with the # 62 R&B Get On Up '76 on Ju-Par b/w The feeling's Gone. All of the foregoing records, including the B-sides, are in this collection, with 4/5(4).
  6. " Get on Up " is a song written by Johnny Taylor, Gilbert Moorer, and Bill Sheppard and performed by The Esquires. It reached #3 on the US R&B chart and #11 on the Billboard Hot in The song was featured on their album, Get on Up and Get Away. The song was produced by Bill Sheppard.
  7. In , they re-cut their biggest hit as "Get on Up '76," which managed to chart, closing out their recording career. For the next two decades, the Esquires were exclusively a performing act, based in Milwaukee where they started out, with new members periodically coming in to work alongside Gilbert and Alvis Moorer.
  8. "Get on Up" was a huge success, soaring to number three on the R&B charts and number 11 as a pop single. Suddenly, the Esquires, who'd spent ten years preparing for this moment, were one of the hotter R&B vocal groups of "Get on Up" completed the transition of the Esquires .

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