Sock It To 'Em J.B. (Rex Garvin and the Mighty Cravers)

15 MARCH 1966


Rex Garvin and The Mighty Cravers had a minor hit in 1966 with the fantastically funky floor-filler.'Sock It To 'Em J.B. Part 1'. The 'JB' referred to in this driving Northern Soul song was James Bond, and also James Brown as it was performed in Brown's style. It was covered by British band the Specials on their 1980 album 'More Specials'.

Garvin had been singing and recording without much success since the mid-1950s.


'I told you he was coming, who?
J.B., and he’s ready to sock it to ya one time Sock it to ’em, sock it to ’em
Sock it to ’em, sock it to ’em
Sock it to ’em, sock it to ’em
Sock it to ’em, sock it to ’em Sock it to ’em, sock it to ’em
Sock it to ’em, sock it to ’em
Sock it to ’em, sock it to ’em Sock it to ’em, sock it to ’em
Sock it to ’em, sock it to ’em
Sock it to ’em, sock it to ’em
Sock it to ’em, sock it to ’em
Sock it to ’em, sock it to ’em Dr. No, from Russia with love, gold finger
Thunder ball, Casino Royal Soul jerk, shake your hips
Shake your body line to the ground, J.B. style
Soulful, oh mamma you doin’ it good
You doin’ it right, you doin’ it J.B. style
Soulful Sock it to ’em, sock it to ’em
Sock it to ’em, sock it to ’em
Sock it to ’em, sock it to ’em
Sock it to ’em, sock it to ’em
Sock it to ’em, sock it to ’em Diamonds are forever, Moon raker
Man with the golden gun
Live and let die
Spy who loved me, you only live twice J.B’s got you doin’ the bosanova
J.B’s got you doin’ the scratch
So let me see you rock
And let me see you shake it to J.B’s rock
Soulful Sock it to ’em, sock it to ’em
Sock it to ’em, sock it to ’em
Sock it to ’em, sock it to ’em
Sock it to ’em, sock it to ’em Sock it to ’em, sock it to ’em
Sock it to ’em, sock it to ’em
Sock it to ’em, sock it to ’em
Sock it to ’em, sock it to ’em
Sock it to ’em, sock it to ’em'

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