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Associates – “Groovin' With Mr. Bloe” (UK Circa) 1990

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Written by Bo Gentry, Kenny Laguna and Paul Naumann. Produced by Bill MacKenzie “Groovin’ With Mr. Bloe” began life as an instrumental b-side to a vocal offering from Wind (featuring Tony Orlando) entitled, “Make Believe”. That disc reached #28 in 1969. However, the b-side attracted the attention in the UK and “Groovin’ With Mr. Bloe” was covered by a group calling themselves Mr. Bloe. Their disc reached #2 in the UK in the summer of 1970. Back in the US, Wind’s version was re-issued as by Cool Heat on Factory Records and reached #89. The Associates’ 1990 version appeared as one of the tracks on a 12” single, “Fever”. The group were formed by Bill MacKenzie and Alan Rankine in the late 70s. The group scored with their album, “Sulk” in 1982, which spawned two UK hits, “Party Fears two and “Club Country”. Their 1990 album, “Wild And Lonely” and the single “Fever” were something of a comeback for the Associates, whose window of chart success was rooted in the early 80s.