Scottish superstar DJ and producer George Bowie, aka GBX, releases his new discolicious version of Baccara classic ‘Yes Sir, I Can Boogie’ – the fans anthem for Scotland’s crusade at EURO 2020.
GBX has teamed up with the Baccara ladies Mayte & Maria for the track and recorded their vocals especially for this new version of their 70s hit, with George saying “The idea came about after we qualified for the Euros; it wasn’t so much an idea more a case of everyone saying ‘you need to do this!’
“It was actually a lot more work than I envisaged. I thought I could sit down at my piano, batter out some chords and play with some beats, throw the acapella on top and all would be good, but the original vocal recordings were lost in a fire at RCA back in the 1970s. We had to track down the girls and persuade them to re-record their famous vocals.”
Listen to ‘Yes Sir, I Can Boogie’ by GBX x Baccara on the Scotland Football Songs EURO 2020 Playlist on Spotify.
George continues, “We booked a recording studio in Palma, Mallorca and flew the girls in to re-record the song. Turns out that was the best thing we could have done. They must really look after their vocals as the vocal takes are incredible. Listen to the two versions side by side and you’ll hear it”.
George has high hopes for his European Championship anthem, adding, “Initially I just wanted this to be an anthem for Scotland fans, but the reaction has been insane. It’s been signed to Casual Jam Records in London, owned by MrRevillz who has a massive YouTube channel… he was the guy who introduced us to tracks like Jubel’s smash hit ‘Dancing In The Moonlight’ and Majestic’s version of Rasputin’.
The main radio remix of Yes Sir I Can Boogie is out today ahead of the Euro’s kicking off on Friday. C’mon Scotland!😃⚽️🕺🏴https://t.co/SIoEZBMWep
— George Bowie (@GBXANTHEMS) June 7, 2021
“We want to get the record out around the world to connect it to as many people as possible! Nothing is certain but the interest in the song is massive so who knows what’ll happen. Ideally I’d like to think people will still be loving this track long after the football ends.”