A Taste of Honey was the name of an American recording act formed in 1971 by associates Perry Kibble and Donald Ray Johnson. They later went on to score one of the biggest hits of the disco era. After their popularity waned in the early 1980s Johnson went on to record as a solo artist and release the album One Taste Of Honey which produced numerous minor hits. In 2004, Payne and (Janice) Johnson reunited for the first time in over 20 years to perform on the PBS specials Get Down Tonight: The Disco Explosion and My Music: Funky Soul Superstars. Formed as early as 1971, A Taste of Honey hailed from Los Angeles, California. The members of the band consisted of Janice Marie Johnson (vocals, co-writer, bass), Carlita Dorhan (vocals, guitar), Perry Kibble (keyboards, co-producer, co-writer) and Donald Ray Johnson (drums). Long time friends, Kibble and Johnson (no relationship with Donald Ray) were the original members of the band. Each had left a band to join forces and, after going through several drummers, they settled on Johnson, as well as replacing lead singer with Gregory Walker. who left the band just prior to the successful release of "Boogie Oogie Oogie" to join Santana. As Kibble recounted. Despite his misgivings for his son's musical aspirations, Mr. Kibble (Perry's father) was instrumental in their future success as he had set up a rehearsal studio wherein the group could experiment with various sounds. Carlita Dorhan left the group in early 1976 and Hazel Payne was added.
Label: Capitol Records Catalog#: SOO-11951 Format: Vinyl, LP, Album Country: US Released: 1979 Genre: Funk / Soul Style: Disco Arranged By, Co-producer - A Taste Of Honey Producer, Arranged By - Fonce Mizell , Larry Mizell
A1 Do It Good A2 The Rainbow's End A3 Dance A4 I Love You B1 Race B3 Let's Begin B4 Take The Boogae Or Leave It B5 Your Love