Jam It Or Slam It? Incognito

Since I wrote about Incognito earlier this morning, I figured I would do a Jam It Or Slam It for a new song of theirs. I was hoping that they would play this at the show, but it didn’t make the set list. No matter. The song is a cover of a 1979 song by Ned Doheny called “To Prove My Love.”

Doheny didn’t get much fame from this song, but its influence and his can be found in some interesting places. The song is regarded highly in house music circles, and was an underground dance hit in England. Doheny also is a songwriter of note, having co-written “A Love Of Your Own” (which he performed first) for the Average White Band, as well as “What’cha Gonna Do For Me” which was performed by Chaka Khan. Both songs were written with Hamish Stuart, a member of the Average White Band. Early on, Doheny has worked with Don Henley and Glenn Frey of the Eagles, Linda Ronstadt and Jackson Browne, and was also in a trio with Cass Elliot and Dave Mason.

As for Incognito’s cover, I believe it can be found on a reissue of three of the group’s albums that contain some extra tracks. Unfortunately, I can’t find a YouTube video of the song, so I had to go to Spotify, which is the only place that I’ve found the song. It is part of an EP called Incognito Play Jazz Funk Classics.ย ย Hopefully you can hear it.

Because I love Incognito, I’m jamming this all the way! Your mileage of course may vary. Let your voice be heard, assuming you can hear this one.


UPDATE! A YouTube version of the track now exists! For those of you who couldn’t play the Spotify version, here ya go:




23 Replies to “Jam It Or Slam It? Incognito”

      1. Yes, there is YouTube if you don’t already own the albums!!! Adventures In Black Sunshine is one of my favorites of theirs anyways; the fact that “Autumn Leaves” is on it is one of the highlights.

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      2. I could so relate to what you said about Positivity. I was in grad school when I bought it. I would drive to school jamming the hell out of it ๐Ÿ™‚
        That joker was badass! I put that joint in the CD exchanger and kept it pushing! LOL!!!!
        I had a champagne colored honda accord, tinted windows with the tail ๐Ÿ™‚ YAAASSSS!
        Am I aging myself?

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      3. No more than me remembering the day I walked into the store (called Records Plus, though they didn’t sell any records at that point) and just picked up the album and bought it, just because I liked the way it looked. Just on a hunch on one random day in 1994. I never thought when I paid for it that it would become something that would be a long love affair with that group, and with Maysa.

        I feel bad when people have asked me who did I see in concert, and when I tell them, they don’t even know who they are!!! I just think to myself, you all are missing out.


    1. They are a very good band, Lisa. The leader of the group mentioned at the show that he was inspired by Earth, Wind & Fire after seeing them at a concert when he was younger, and in a lot of ways their sound reminds me of EW&F, at least musically. They are two very different types of bands, but I can hear the influence. I also love that they keep that tradition of playing instrumental songs as well as vocal songs on their albums, and they are usually very reliable, even as personnel shifts from album to album.

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  1. Uh yeah!!! Jam it!!
    It goes without saying!
    Anybody who can write classics like Whatcha gonna do for me or A love of your own should be able to provide a field day for a group like Incognito.
    Match made in heaven I say๐Ÿ˜‰
    Excellent post Twin๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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    1. As usual, we are here >>><<<! By the way, Twin, if you checked out that EP on Spotify, there's a cover of a song that is near and dear to both of our hearts, though I've actually already heard it before. It's their version of Donald Byrd & 125th St. NYC's "Love Has Come Around." I love their version, but the original still holds the title in my opinion.

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    1. Before I say anything regarding this song, let me say congratulations for your Cubs finally grabbing the World Series trophy. It was an entertaning, thrilling World Series (maybe too thrilling in parts for you), but I truly enjoyed it. And seeing all those Cub fans being able to let loose is something I’ll never forget.

      “Autumn Song” (I guess we’ve all erred in renaming it “Autumn Leaves”) is a great song. Absolutely gorgeous.

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      1. You’ll have to forgive me, I’m going on about three hours sleep today. That was a fantastic Series with more drama than I could handle. I thought I was going to die during the bottom of the 9th. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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    1. Hi Paula! Glad you liked at least the little you were able to hear. I think we all misnamed Autumn Leaves. It is actually called Autumn Song. I think we all called it the former because the lyric says “the leaves were down, long before the autumn winds arrive.” At any rate I hope you find the song, and I hope you like it! ๐Ÿ˜Š

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