One hell of a cheerful Disco tune! One of the best symphonic Disco releases of the seventies, suffice to say.
|Vivien Vee started her career in the late 70s with plain (Italian-flavoured) Disco and moved into the 80s with Italo Disco. Her most notable hit is IMO the incredible Higher, very melodic and well produced.|
BTW most of her songs are arranged and produced by the duo behind smash-hit bands such as Capricorn and Kasso and composed of Giancarlo Meo and Claudio Simonetti. (More on Claudio and his OSTs soon, in an upcoming ticket)
I must admit I know nothing about John Forde. Except that he used to produce some kind of weird and spacey slow-motion Disco songs.
Seriously (or not), they must have all taken LSD in the recording studio.
John Forde – Stardance (1977)
EDIT: John Forde appears to be an alias (or a typo on the covers) of John Ford.
In order to end the weird space-opera-to-disco chapter (first initiated with Star Trek and then with Battlestar Galactica), now here’s finally Star Wars. Same recipe as the others, the result ends up being as approximate (maybe worse) but it’s quite fun in its own way.
Re-arranged by Meco Monardo and Harold Wheeler in 1977, it’s their second fair try in the genre (after an album inspired by Close Encounters Of The Third Kind) and even if it ultimately falls short it is still enjoyable to some degree.
Released in 1978, the Music From “Battlestar Galactica” And Other Original Compositions contains remakes of the series themes on the A side (mostly written by Glen Larson and Stu Phillips) and produced by Harold Faltermeyer while on the B side Giorgio Moroder provides a 15-minute-long original composition. Not the very best of their work but worth it nonetheless.
|They did it. And the almighty The Universal Robot Band is responsible for this, not mindblowing but rather fun.|
|Naughty Jimmy, very naughty… he just can’t stop slapping bottoms. Here we have the original version by Jimmy “Bo” Horne in 1978 and a cover version from someone specialized in such activities and released in 1981|
It cannot be considered as a draft for Chase simply because it is actually equally brilliant and in a quite different range. From the essential From Here To Eternity LP
A very danceable track, full of ‘boogieness’, from Machine in 1979.
Senor Coconut did a cover version one year later and lots of recent House productions sample or pay a tribute to the original in one way or another.
|Reprogrammed by disco scientist Johan Agebjörn, Megaman is back to rock the dancefloor! This bootleg is quite an oddity but so fun to play.|
Blatant follow-up to Part 1. More groovy gimmicks…
Another fine tune from the Midwest duo Josh Barnes and Justen Parris aka Automatic & Silk. Chicagoan House all the way. Bouncing and cheerful.
which BTW samples sections from:
Margaret Reynolds – Keep On Holdin’ On (1982)
Dusseldorf May 2007 – from left to right: Michael Mertens (from the Propaganda fame), Beppe Loda and Francesco Boscolo (MC1 aka Memory Control One)
What a terrific single! The best slow motion disco I was able to listen in ages. Great solo synthesizer along with a perfect uplifiting mood. The drum science of Beppe Loda paired with the ethereal keyboards of Francesco Boscolo. Too bad, it doesn’t appear they’ve teamed up again after this release. Ladies and gents: Memory Control One.
Here’s a quick selection of a few 80s funky tracks you MUST play when you invite me 😀 A common feature is the use of a massive groovy bassline… and sometimes quite a catchy vocal loop.