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A Taste of Honey

Quick quiz: Which of these artists won the Grammy Award for Best New Artist of 1977? The Cars, Elvis Costello, Toto or A Taste of Honey? Since you’re here, you probably already know A Taste of Honey won. A Taste of Honey was one of those here this morning, gone this afternoon acts that disco seemed to specialize. Perhaps no other genre of pop music produced so many one- and two-hit wonders. A Taste of Honey’s claim to looking better than Costello and The Cars was a song called Boogie Oogie Oogie. And yes, it was as bad as it sounds.

Where are they now?

Where A Taste of Honey differed from most of disco oddities is in the fact that they never actually disappeared. The band produced a few other minor hits and added Suzan Thomasto their lineup in 1984. The band still manages to sell to sold-out crowds in concert halls, music festivals and casinos around the country. They recently released an enhanced-CD called Until the Eagle Falls which was inspired by band founder Janice-Marie’s Native American roots.

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3 responses to “A Taste of Honey”

  1. mick says:

    Please reunite. The 2004 performance with both of them was so memorable than I wanted more.

  2. I love Honey still to this day :) says:

    To fine and sexy ladies, to bad thinks change like life itself. take care, great music.

  3. rick says:

    Hey,,
    Just wanted to let you know, that Taste of Honey disbanded many years ago,
    and Janice Marie and Hazel Payne have led separate lives and careers for many years.
    I am a singer who has worked over the years with Hazel, and she said that she
    and Janice have not spoken for more than 10 years. Apparently there is a lot of ill will since the demise of the band.
    Hazel has a cover band that does worldwide tours to sell out crowds.
    she currently resides in Las Vegas

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