New Orleans singer/songwriter King Floyd started his musical career singing at a bar on Bourbon Street. After a short stint in the army, Floyd moved to California to pursue music. His 1969 debut album A Man In Love, which he wrote with Dr John, failed to produce any hits so he moved back to New Orleans and found work at the post office. In 1970, Floyd was persuaded to return to the studio by producer/arranger Wardell Querzergue, known as "The Creole Beethoven", to record the song Groove Me. The song was released as the B-side to Floyd's What Our Love Needs. Floyd had written the song when he was in California, it was inspired by a poem that he had written for a college girl at a box factory where he worked. After he had finished the poem, the girl - who he never spoke with - didn't return to work. He never gave the poem to her. The song was recorded at Malaco Records studio in Mississippi during the same recording session as Jean Knight's Mr. Big Stuff. (see HERE) Groove Me quickly became a local classic in New Orleans, and after Atlantic picked up the distribution rights the song soared to the top of the Billboard soul charts.
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