I Got Ants in my Pants and Need to Dance

I love great grooves, makes the day go great while I work. What are some of your favorite groves. I will start with 3 of mine

  • Motherlode - James Brown
  • Black and Blue - Rolling Stones
  • Fela Kuti (almost everything)

Marcus Miller’s instrumental version of Stevie Wonder’s “Boogie on Reggae Woman” is pretty funky cool. I don’t like to dance, but this one could actually get me moving given the right partner…


I like some of the tunes mentioned. Never heard of these before so that is awesome.

Another song I think has a good groove, but it is not a traditional groove is Taj Mahal by Gilberto Gil and Jorge Ben. It is just acoustic guitars and vocals but that tune always has me bopping in my seat.

BTW - check out that James Brown I listed above, that is some incredible playing.

Speaking of James Brown another recent discovery for me is 

Life on Planet Groove by Maceo Parker



Aerosmith - Walk This Way

Police - Message in a Bottle

Pretenders - Precious

"Be Good Johnny" Men at Work

"Devil Inside" INXS 

"China Grove" Doobie Brothers