Thursday, June 4, 2009
LET ME BE YOUR LOVER
Jimmy "Bo" Horne, a singer from West Palm Beach, Florida, enjoyed some success in the 1970s, recording dance-oriented songs and novelty tracks for such labels as Alston and Sunshine Records. "Dance Across the Floor" was his lone R&B Top 10 hit in 1978, and ultimately became sampled by controversial Gangsta rap group Da Lench Mob for their 1993 song "Freedom Got an AK", as well as by DJ Cash Money & Marvelous in their 1988 song "The Mighty Hard Rocker."
Horne's 1978 song "Let me (Let Me Be Your Lover)" was sampled by the Stereo MCs in their 1992 song "Connected." It has since become a club staple, and holds up thirty years later as a quintessential underground disco-sleaze funk gem.