This song was written about a DJ at a Miami, Florida radio station by the name of Robert W. Walker. Walker was the first to give the group's hit single "Get Down Tonight
" airplay, so the band showed their appreciation by making a song about him.
Written by bass player producer Richard Finch and frontman Harry Wayne Casey, The "boogie" of the title is in the sense of dancing, shaking your boogie, and getting down, not with the scary kind of "boogie man." So Walker "was the Boogie Man that brought all the funk and the good feeling and the vibes to the people every morning," according to Finch.