This is one of my favorite songs from the 1980s. The funky bass line, the instrumentation, and the vocals are just wonderful. We didn’t hear this much on Top 40 radio in Upstate New York, it was a little too funky for the bland approach to Top 40 back then. I discovered the track on “Soul Train” (it might have been the performance in this video) and I bought the 45 back in the day.

When I was Program Director of the Rhythm/Dance Top 40 in the 90s, this track was prominently rotated in the back catalog. We made our own radio edit from the original 12-inch version; I should recreate that using modern methods and share it someday.

From 1983, here’s the S.O.S. Band and “Just Be Good To Me”.