70s Artist Watch:Andy Kim

If you remember in 1969 the big novelty hit "Sugar Sugar" by The Archies, then you may not have known that one of the writers was a Mr Andy Kim, who was born in Canada as  Andrew Youakim around 1950. His first single in the music of the 70s was in 1970 , a cover of the Ronettes hit "Be My Baby" which was a fair hit in the US.

The next three singles did not chart, so it was not until 1974 that Andy had his biggest hit from the music of the 70s, "Rock Me Gently" which Andy  had on his own record label "Ice Records, but as I remember the B side was just an instrumental of the first side as Andy just did not have enough money, but lucky for him Capitol records liked the single and  took over as the label to promote the single ,and that was Andy's contribution to the music of the 70s.






The "Rock Me Gently" lyrics


Ain't it good
Ain't it right
That you are with me
Here tonight
The music playin'
Our bodies swayin' in time
(In time, in time, in time)

Touching you
So warm and tender
Lord, I feel such a sweet surrender
Beautiful is the dream that makes you mine

Mmm
Rock me gently
Rock me slowly
Take it easy
Don't you know
That I have never been loved like this before

Baby baby

Rock me gently
Rock me slowly
Take it easy
Don't you know
That I have never been loved like this before

Oh my darlin'
Oh my baby
You got the moves that drive me crazy
And on your face I see a trace of love
(Of love, of love, of love)

Come hold me close
Don't let me go
I need you, honey
I love you so
You were made for me by the stars above

Oooh
Rock me gently
Rock me slowly
Take it easy
Don't you know
That I have never been loved like this before

And baby baby!
Rock me gently
Rock me slowly
Take it easy
Don't you know
That I have never been loved like this before

Rock me gently
Rock me slowly
Take it easy
Don't you know
That I have never been loved like this before

Ain't it good
Ain't it right
That you are with me
Here tonight

Rock me gently
Rock me slowly
Take it easy
Don't you know
That I have never been loved like this before

Baby baby!
Rock me gently
Rock me slowly
Take it easy
Don't you know
That I have never been loved like this before


But despite more single releases he did not chart again and disappeared from the public view until the 1980s when he appeared  as Baron Longfellow.

Andy Kim Official Website

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