Rare Earth’s sound was equal parts funky soul and straight-up rock. For decades, when there’s cause for celebration, folks have been crankin’ up this chunk of funk rock. Let’s take a closer look at how Rare Earth carved their place in history with this track.

“I Just Want To Celebrate” (Nick Zesses, Dino Fekaris) Copyright 1971 Jobette Music Co., Inc (BMI)

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2 comments on “Rare Earth – “I Just Want To Celebrate”

  1. Rob Preuss Aug 19, 2023

    i love your podcast!!!
    this episode mentions production
    by Norman Whitfield
    but i don’t see that on any
    info pages for the song
    or the album or the band….!!
    is it a hidden secret??
    r o b

    • Hi, Rob. Norman Whitfield produced Rare Earth’s 2nd album, “Ecology”. But he did not produce “I Just Want To Celebrate”, which is on their 3rd album. That was my error– apologies for that! If I get a chance, I will correct that. Thanks for catching the mistake and your feedback, hope you keep listening!