Get Down and Get With It: SLADE

Scroll down for both versions: the hit single and the live version from Slade Alive!

Australian singles charts:
Get Down and Get With It entered the Kent charts on 8 November 1971 and peaked at #78.

Album – live version:
A live version of the song is on Slade Alive!, a #1 album that entered the Kent album charts on 3 July 1972. It remained on the charts for 51 weeks and was the #4 album of 1972.

Bobby Marchan

Chas Chandler

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Live version from Slade Alive!:

Get Down and Get With It is a song by American R&B singer-songwriter Bobby Marchan, first released as “Get Down With It” as the B-Side to his 1964 single Half a Mind. In 1967, American singer Little Richard would record his own version, which was released as a single. In 1971, the British rock band Slade recorded a version of the song as Get Down and Get With It, based on Little Richard’s version, which gave the band their first UK chart hit.
Prior to recording the song in the studio, the band had established Get Down and Get With It as a popular number in their live set, based on Little Richard’s version.
A live version of Get Down and Get With It was released on Slade Alive! in 1972.
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