Jimmy "Bo" Horne

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Jimmy "Bo" Horne (born Jimmie Horace Horne, Jr., September 28, 1949, West Palm Beach, Florida, United States) is an American musician, singer, and recording artist.

Biography[edit]

Horne was an only child and both his parents were school teachers.

He 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 single in 1978, and it was written and produced by Harry Wayne Casey, of KC and the Sunshine Band. The song also appeared in the hit Brazilian gangster movie City of God. It has been sampled by 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".[1]

Horne's other Top 20 R&B single was "You Get Me Hot" in 1979 for Sunshine Records, although the prior release, "Spank," (sampled in 1998 for D'Menace's "Deep Menace",[2] as well as Ultra Naté's "Release The Pressure") also received airplay in many clubs. "Spank" featured in the 1998 film 54.

Horne's last single was the disco flavoured "Is It In" in 1980, which flopped, but later featured on the fictional radio station, Paradise FM, on Rockstar Games' Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories. It was also sampled by Jungle Brothers for the 1989 song "Beyond this World" as well as Kasino for their 1998 song "Nasty Girl".

Horne's 1975 song "Gimme Some" was a UK Top 20 hit for Brendon in 1977. Horne's 1978 song "Let me (Let Me Be Your Lover)", was sampled by the Stereo MCs in their 1992 song, "Connected". Horne's song "Spank" was heavily sampled by DJ Falcon in Falcon's song "first" For a year between 1997 and 1998, Horne's 1977 song "Get Happy" was played in the background of The Chris Rock Show on HBO. It is also sampled in The Council's "Prepare For The Shining". His 1978 song "Dance Across the Floor" was sampled by Cee Lo Green and Christina Aguilera in their "Nasty" duet, which was released in May 2011.[3]

Horne has also been a guest on the Marilu Henner Show, along with Harry Wayne Casey.

Singles[edit]

  • "I Can't Speak" - 1967-70
  • "Sweet Love Power" - 1967-70
  • "Street Corners" - 1967-70
  • "Down The Road Of Love" - 1967
  • "Clean Up Man" - 1972
  • "If You Want My Love" - 1972-74
  • "Two People In Love" - 1972-74
  • "Don't Worry About It" - 1975
  • "Gimme Some (Part One)" - 1975 #47
  • "Hey There Jim" - 1976-77
  • "Get Happy" - 1977 #46
  • "Dance Across The Floor" - 1978 #8
  • "Let Me (Let Me Be Your Lover)" - 1978 #60
  • "Spank" - 1979 #55
  • "You Get Me Hot" - 1979 #18
  • "If We Were Still" - 1979
  • "Without You" - 1980 #78
  • "Is It In" - 1980 #77
  • "You're So Good To Me" - 1983
  • "Rocket In The Pocket" - 1984
  • "Let's Do It" - 1985
  • "Show Me How Much" - 1987
  • "Spank '87" - 1987
  • "Rhythm In My Heart" - 1989
  • "Get This Lovin'" - 1994-95

Albums[edit]

  • Dance Across the Floor, 1978
  • Goin' Home For Love, 1979
  • Bo" Horne '91", 1991 (as "Bo" Horne)
  • The Best of the T.K. Years, 1975-1985

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Cash Money & Marvelous - The Mighty Hard Rocker". Discogs. Retrieved 2008-07-09. 
  2. ^ "D'Menace - Deep Menace (Spank)". Discogs. Retrieved 2008-07-09. 
  3. ^ Comments (2011-05-21). "Cee Lo Green: 'Nasty' with Christina Aguilera Recorded Long Before 'The Voice'". PopEater.com. Retrieved 2013-02-17. 

References[edit]

  • Hillegass, Sean (2005-03-29). "End of an Era". The Standard Report, Regent University. Retrieved 2008-07-09. 

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