A Taste of Honey

A Taste of Honey was an American soul-funk band from Los Angeles, best known for their disco hit “Boogie Oogie Oogie” and their cover of the Japanese ballad “Sukiyaki.” They released four albums between 1978 and 1982 on Capitol.

Members: Greg Walker (vocals, 1971-76), Janice Marie Johnson (vocals, bass, guitar, 1971-present), Perry Kibble (keyboards, 1971-80), Hazel P. Payne (guitar, vocals, 1971-?), Donald Ray Johnson (drums, 1971-80), Suzanne Thomas (guitar, 1996-?)


Background

A Taste of Honey originated in 1972 from a musical partnership between bassist/singer Janice-Marie Johnson and keyboardist Perry Kibble.


A Taste of Honey

A Taste of Honey released their self-titled debut album on May 15, 1978, on Capitol.


Another Taste

A Taste of Honey released their second album, Another Taste, on June 16, 1979, on Capitol.


Twice as Sweet

A Taste of Honey released their third album, Twice as Sweet, on July 14, 1980, on Capitol.


Ladies of the Eighties

A Taste of Honey released their fourth album, Ladies of the Eighties, on April 5, 1982, on Capitol.


Discography:

  • A Taste of Honey (1978)
  • Another Taste (1979)
  • Twice as Sweet (1980)
  • Ladies of the Eighties (1982)

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