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Bachman Turner Overdrive-Taking care of business
Bachman Turner Overdrive-Taking care of business
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Taking Care of Business Lyrics on Screen
Taking Care of Business Lyrics on Screen
Published: 2012/06/26
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Bachman Turner Overdrive "Takin Care Of Business" Live
Bachman Turner Overdrive "Takin Care Of Business" Live '74
Published: 2008/02/09
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BTO - Takin
BTO - Takin' Care Of Business (A Sexier Version)!
Published: 2007/12/13
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Takin
Takin' Care Of Business
Published: 2014/12/25
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Bachman-Turner Overdrive - Takin' Care of Business [1080p HD]
Published: 2015/02/26
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Bachman-Turner Overdrive (BTO) "Takin
Bachman-Turner Overdrive (BTO) "Takin' Care Of Business" 45rpm
Published: 2010/01/25
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Randy Bachman - Takin
Randy Bachman - Takin' Care of Business
Published: 2012/03/06
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Takin' Care of Livestock - (Takin' Care of Business Parody)
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The Simpsons Taking Care Of Business
The Simpsons Taking Care Of Business
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Eddie Cooper Takin
Eddie Cooper Takin' Care Of Business
Published: 2015/08/22
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Bachman Turner Overdrive -Taking Care Of Business (with lyrics)
Bachman Turner Overdrive -Taking Care Of Business (with lyrics)
Published: 2014/10/18
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Bachman-Turner Overdrive - Takin
Bachman-Turner Overdrive - Takin' Care of Business (Live)
Published: 2009/12/24
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The Guess Who - Taking Care Of Business (Live)
The Guess Who - Taking Care Of Business (Live)
Published: 2012/07/20
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Taking Care of Business - Bachman Turner Overdrive, BTO
Taking Care of Business - Bachman Turner Overdrive, BTO
Published: 2012/03/18
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The Guess Who "Takin
The Guess Who "Takin' Care Of Business"
Published: 2009/03/15
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Takin
Takin' Care of Business (BTO - with TAB)
Published: 2017/03/18
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Taking Care Of Business - Bachman Turner Overdrive
Taking Care Of Business - Bachman Turner Overdrive
Published: 2009/07/28
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Karaoke Takin
Karaoke Takin' Care Of Business - Bachman-Turner Overdrive *
Published: 2014/02/27
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"Taking Care of Business" USS Guam
"Taking Care of Business" USS Guam
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Randy Bachman - Takin
Randy Bachman - Takin' Care Of Business
Published: 2015/05/28
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Sawyer Brown - Takin
Sawyer Brown - Takin' Care of Business (Live at Farm Aid 2000)
Published: 2014/11/21
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Backman Turner Overdrive Takin
Backman Turner Overdrive Takin' Care Of Business Bass Cover with Notes & Tablature
Published: 2015/02/24
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Blue Angels taking care of business with BTO
Blue Angels taking care of business with BTO
Published: 2013/02/10
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"Takin' Care of Business" Guitar lesson - Bachman Turner Overdrive B.T.O.
Published: 2014/04/14
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Elvis Taking Care Of Business.wmv
Elvis Taking Care Of Business.wmv
Published: 2010/11/13
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TAKIN
TAKIN' CARE OF BUSINESS - BTO -Guitar Lesson - Randy Bachman
Published: 2012/08/31
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ELVIS PRESLEY TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS - IN A FLASH FTD BOOK
ELVIS PRESLEY TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS - IN A FLASH FTD BOOK
Published: 2016/07/05
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(Karaoke) Takin Care Of Business by B.T. O.
(Karaoke) Takin Care Of Business by B.T. O.
Published: 2015/10/28
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Takin' Care of Business
Published: 2014/11/09
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Vic Ruggiero- Takin Care Of Business
Vic Ruggiero- Takin Care Of Business
Published: 2009/10/28
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Randy Bachman - Takin Care of Business - The Story Behind The Song
Randy Bachman - Takin Care of Business - The Story Behind The Song
Published: 2015/06/14
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Taken
Taken' Care Of Business Instrumental
Published: 2007/08/03
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"Takin' Care of Business" l 2015 NL East Champions (HD)
Published: 2015/09/27
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BACHMAN TURNER OVERDRIVE - Takin
BACHMAN TURNER OVERDRIVE - Takin' Care Of Business
Published: 2015/01/31
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Phish - Takin Care Of Business - 10/20/13 - Hampton, VA
Phish - Takin Care Of Business - 10/20/13 - Hampton, VA
Published: 2013/10/22
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D.O.A. - Taking Care of Business (Punk Cover)
D.O.A. - Taking Care of Business (Punk Cover)
Published: 2011/11/06
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Young Dolph - Taking Care of Business (Audio)
Young Dolph - Taking Care of Business (Audio)
Published: 2016/05/27
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Bachman Turner Overdrive - Takin Care Of Business Karaoke | Best Karaoke Versions
Bachman Turner Overdrive - Takin Care Of Business Karaoke | Best Karaoke Versions
Published: 2017/07/06
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Bachman & Turner - Takin
Bachman & Turner - Takin' Care of Business - live July 20, 2014
Published: 2014/07/22
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D.O.A. - Takin
D.O.A. - Takin' Care of Business
Published: 2011/02/10
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2009: Randy Bachman
2009: Randy Bachman 'Takin' Care Of Business'
Published: 2014/11/27
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Taking care of business - Francine
Taking care of business - Francine
Published: 2016/12/29
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George Thorogood - Takin care of Business
George Thorogood - Takin care of Business
Published: 2010/06/25
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Takin' Care of Business (Full Band Cover)
Published: 2013/01/13
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Takin Care of Business  Guitar Lesson
Takin Care of Business Guitar Lesson
Published: 2016/07/14
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The Guess Who - Let it Ride & Takin
The Guess Who - Let it Ride & Takin' Care of Business
Published: 2012/01/06
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Bachman Turner Overdrive  (BTO) - Taking Care Of Business (documentary, 1975)
Bachman Turner Overdrive (BTO) - Taking Care Of Business (documentary, 1975)
Published: 2016/02/04
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Bachman-Turner Overdrive (BTO)  Takin
Bachman-Turner Overdrive (BTO) Takin' Care Of Business
Published: 2015/05/15
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Freddie King - Takin care of business
Freddie King - Takin care of business
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"Takin' Care of Business"
Takin' Care of Business single.jpg
7" Single cover
Single by Bachman–Turner Overdrive
from the album Bachman–Turner Overdrive II
B-side "Stonegates"
Released January 1974
Recorded 1973
Genre Rock
Length 4:50
Label Mercury
Songwriter(s) Randy Bachman
Producer(s) Randy Bachman
Bachman–Turner Overdrive singles chronology
"Let It Ride"
(1974)
"Takin' Care of Business"
(1974)
"You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet"
(1974)
"Let It Ride"
(1974)
"Takin' Care of Business"
(1974)
"You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet"
(1974)

"Takin' Care of Business" is a song written by Randy Bachman and first recorded by Canadian rock group Bachman–Turner Overdrive (BTO) for their 1973 album Bachman–Turner Overdrive II.

Development[edit]

Randy Bachman had developed what would later become "Takin' Care of Business" while still a member of The Guess Who. His original idea was to write about a recording technician who worked on The Guess Who's recordings. This particular technician would take the 8:15 train to get to work, inspiring the lyrics "take the 8:15 into the city."

In the early arrangement for the song, which had the working title "White Collar Worker", the chorus riff and vocal melody were similar to that of The Beatles' "Paperback Writer". When Bachman first played this version for Burton Cummings, Cummings declared that he was ashamed of him and that The Guess Who would never record the song because the Beatles would sue them.[1]

Bachman still felt like the main riff and verses were good, it was only when the song got to the chorus that everyone hated it. While BTO was still playing smaller venues in support of its first album, Bachman was driving into Vancouver, British Columbia for a gig and listening to the radio when he heard a particular DJ's (Daryl B) catch phrase "We're takin' care of business." Lead vocalist Fred Turner's voice gave out before the band's last set that night. Bachman sang some cover songs to get through the last set, and on a whim, he told the band to play the C, B-flat and F chords (a I-VII-IV progression) over and over, and he sang "White Collar Worker" with the new words "Takin' Care of Business" inserted into the chorus.[1]

After this, he rewrote the lyrics to "White Collar Worker" with a new chorus and the title "Takin' Care of Business". Along with this he wrote a revised guitar riff, which was the I-VII-IV progression played with a shuffle. Bachman says he then handed over the lyrics to Fred Turner with the thought that Turner would sing the lead vocal. But Turner handed them back, saying Randy should sing the lead as it would give himself a needed vocal break when the band performed live.[2]

The song was recorded by Bachman–Turner Overdrive for their second album Bachman–Turner Overdrive II. It reached number 12 on the US Billboard Hot 100 (August 10, 1974), number 6 on the Cash Box Top 100, and number 3 on the Canadian RPM charts, and would become one of BTO's most enduring and well-known songs. "Takin' Care of Business" spent 20 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100, longer than any other BTO single.[3]

The original studio version, recorded at Kaye-Smith Studios in Seattle, Washington, features prominent piano, played by Norman Durkee. Durkee, an accomplished musician who would become musical director for Bette Midler and Barry Manilow, was recording commercials in the next studio when sound engineer Buzz Richmond asked him to play on "Takin' Care of Business". With paid-by-the-hour musicians waiting, Durkee had only a few minutes to spare. Quickly conferring with Randy Bachman, he scribbled down the chords, and, without listening to the song beforehand, recorded the piano part in one take.[4] The fact that Durkee wrote the chords down on a pizza box may have been the source of the long-standing myth – mischievously propagated by band members – that the part had been played by a pizza deliveryman who had heard the track being played back, and then cajoled the band into giving him a chance to add piano to it.[5]

In 2011, Bachman said it was the most licensed song in Sony Music's publishing catalogue.[6] It is often referred to as "the Provincial rock anthem of Manitoba."

Chart performance[edit]

Pop culture[edit]

Elvis and the TCB Band[edit]

During his last few years of life, Elvis Presley adopted "Taking Care of Business in a Flash" as a motto, abbreviated as TCB and associated with a lightning bolt. The logo can be seen on one of his airplanes, and is still used in Elvis merchandise. His entertainment room at Graceland also shows his dedication to that motto. His last backup group was called the TCB Band, which still plays under the name. Elvis had been a major influence on Bachman, who in 2010 said he had been aware of rumors about the origins of the TCB name but had not had them confirmed until watching a documentary about Elvis in which his widow confirmed the BTO connection.[10] In an interview with Larry London of Voice of America, Bachman commented that Elvis had recorded a version of the song but that it would probably never be released.[11]

In 2004, Bachman rewrote the song into a Christmas version titled "Takin' Care of Christmas", which was released on a holiday CD of the same title.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Gary James interview with Randy Bachman at www.classicbands.com
  2. ^ Interview track on King Biscuit: Bachman–Turner Overdrive, King Biscuit Flower Hour Records
  3. ^ "Bachman-Turner Overdrive - Chart History". billboard.com. Retrieved March 6, 2017. 
  4. ^ "Takin' Care of Business". Snopes.com. Retrieved 2016-10-10. 
  5. ^ "Behind the Four-Wheel Drive". Mark After Dark interview with Robbie Bachman at www.newyorkwaste.com
  6. ^ Patch, Nick (2011-09-07). "In 'Vinyl Tap Stories,' Randy Bachman tells 50 years of rock 'n' roll tales". winnipegfreepress.com. Retrieved 8 September 2011. 
  7. ^ a b Steffen Hung. "Forum - 1970 (ARIA Charts: Special Occasion Charts)". Australian-charts.com. Archived from the original on 2016-06-02. Retrieved 2016-10-10. 
  8. ^ "Image : RPM Weekly - Library and Archives Canada". Bac-lac.gc.ca. Retrieved 2016-10-10. 
  9. ^ "Top Pop Singles" Billboard December 28, 1974: Talent in Action-8
  10. ^ Pat Pemberton, "Bachman-Turner Overdrive Inspired Elvis to Take Care of Business", Spinner (AOL.ca), July 15, 2010. Assessed March 25, 2012.
  11. ^ AllVoices, "Randy Bachman Interview on VOA's Border Crossings Part 1 video: Randy Bachman talks about the return of classic rock bands like Bachman-Turner Overdrive, his radio show "Randy's Vinyl Tap," and why he never met Elvis Presley" Archived September 30, 2012, at the Wayback Machine., 2010. Assessed March 25, 2012.
  12. ^ "Takin' Care Of Christmas". cduniverse.com. 

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