Up To The Boogie"
- Gregg Diamond's
Gregg Diamond's masterpiece disco LP contained
some of the most incredible and funky arrangements with a
disco flair. This single has it all. Listen closely as Diamond
displays his fantastic productions values.
Dancing All Over The World"
- BUSTA JONES
Busta Jones can be heard on Bombers' "(Everybody)
Get Dancin'" single and LP - this album gave Jones the
opportunity to take his magnificent and soulful vocals to
the hilt. Gino Soccio provides the incredible synthesizer
rifts and hand clap tracks.
To Know You"
- CHAZ JANKEL
When disco was creating a pop sound for
a new time period, artists like Chaz Jankel pulled it together
continuing to use cleaver synthesizer rifts and an enhanced
break. This is a classic on it's own terms.
- D.C. LaRUE
Disco music at it's best. This pumping
number has every element which made disco fun and exciting.
The campy overtones of D.C.'s vocals create a playful pen
for the production. Bob Esty arranged this great piece.
Disco moved into a new sound with more
techno-keyboards during the early 80's. Thank goodness the
Italian producers knew that fantasy and escape were still
acceptable. The outline of this tune are the "I Feel
Love" synth-outlines - but it still contains an original
sound which was to become the Italo Disco sound.
"Keep It Together"
- GIORGIO & CHRIS
Giorgio not only conquered the underground
disco sound with "From Here To Eternity", he also
lit the fire to a more pop and upbeat sound with this experimental
LP with Chris Bennet (the second Munich Machine project vocalist).
This piece from the LP medley is smooth and sweet. It hints
at Giorgio's arrangement becoming more definitive as disco.
- JELLYBEAN (with ELISA FIORILLO)
With his training from the music of the
late-70's, John Jellybean Benitez took to the floor with his
own style of keyboard driven dance music. His style was definitely
New York street, but always effective.
- LIPPS, INC.
This gem is a disco excitor. Who cannot
say that when the male whisper, "Rock It!" was first
heard that they did not feel the energy that was intended?
And the vocals of Cynthia Johnson and those magnificent strings?
Let's just say that the time before was rehearsal for a perfect
- MIQUEL BROWN
Who did not know Miquel Brown following
"So Many Men, So Little Time"? Let's just say that
anything that followed was well enough to set any stage. Miquel
whips this number out with enthusiasm and flair. The keyboards
and effects add to her excitement.
- PATTIE BROOKS
A classic by any means!
This song pulls together what disco means. It should be listed
under the listing in any dictionary. The production and arrangement
can be hailed as the best. Each percussion track is placed in
it's proper place and brings Pattie's wonder vocals soaring into
a fantasy-like playground.
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Got The Love"
- PAUL SIMPSON (with CANDI STATON)
The best of the originals: Candi Staton brings
to life the house/dance arrangement of this cut. It is now a house
music classic, but it has every element of disco with it's slick
arrangements and leaves a lasting impression. I believe it will
continue to resurface through many future periods.
- BOYSTOWN GANG
Another great club anthem! This one is a San
Francisco produced club tune which Bill Motley brought alive a
percussion driven instrumental with old-style disco vocals which
featured Lauren Carter and Jo-Carol Block or Jo-Lo Fame. This
is another hit which signaled the re-surgance of disco music in
the early 80's.