Disco Discharge: Disco Fever USA

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All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
Like the preceding volume of Harmless' Disco Discharge series, Disco Discharge: Mondo Disco, Disco Discharge: Disco Fever USA is heavy on selections from 1977-1979 -- 18 of 22, to be precise. As a disco novice could likely discern from names like Claudja Berry and titles like "Ritmo de Brazil," this volume isn't made of purely American disco. We get Richard T. Bear's "Sunshine Hotel," fronted and produced by Canadians (the appropriately named Bear himself resembles a Dr. John of the Great White North) but released on RCA in the U.S. Predatory cruising anthem "Like an Eagle" was produced by Frenchman Jacques Morali but fronted by New Yorker Dennis Parker (adult film turned ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
Like the preceding volume of Harmless' Disco Discharge series, Disco Discharge: Mondo Disco, Disco Discharge: Disco Fever USA is heavy on selections from 1977-1979 -- 18 of 22, to be precise. As a disco novice could likely discern from names like Claudja Berry and titles like "Ritmo de Brazil," this volume isn't made of purely American disco. We get Richard T. Bear's "Sunshine Hotel," fronted and produced by Canadians (the appropriately named Bear himself resembles a Dr. John of the Great White North) but released on RCA in the U.S. Predatory cruising anthem "Like an Eagle" was produced by Frenchman Jacques Morali but fronted by New Yorker Dennis Parker (adult film turned soap actor Wade Nichols). Another twist comes with Mississippi native Fern Kinney's "Baby Let Me Kiss You," a King Floyd (of New Orleans) cover produced by Hammond B-3 organ master Carson Whitsett (of Mississippi); its undulating, sleaze-caked electro-disco is about as far from Southern soul as imaginable, easily mistaken for a European release. All that said, some of the biggest names in '70s R&B are here, including Teddy Pendergrass ("Life Is a Song Worth Singing"), Cissy Houston ("You're the Fire"), Gloria Gaynor ("Love Is Just a Heartbeat Away"), and Earth, Wind & Fire. The latter's "Boogie Wonderland," included in instrumental form, should give listeners a new appreciation for the song's phenomenal arrangements.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/26/2011
  • Label: Harmless
  • EAN: 5014797021068
  • Catalog Number: 9702106
  • Sales rank: 67,721

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Baby Let Me Kiss You - Fern Kinney (8:18)
  2. 2 Like An Eagle - Dennis Parker (8:35)
  3. 3 Sunshine Hotel - Richard T. Bear (6:09)
  4. 4 Two Hot For Love - THP Orchestra (6:44)
  5. 5 Why Must a Girl Like Me - Claudja Barry (7:28)
  6. 6 You're the Fire - Cissy Houston (5:58)
  7. 7 Love Dancing - Marlena Shaw (7:56)
  8. 8 Boogie Wonderland - Jay "Sinister" Sealee (6:17)
  9. 9 Holler - John Davis & The Monster Orchestra (6:02)
  10. 10 Space Bass - Slick (7:06)
  11. 11 Cisselin' Hot - Chuck Cissel (5:32)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Yester-Me, Yester-You, Yesterday - Boys Town Gang (5:13)
  2. 2 Life Is a Song Worth Singing - Teddy Pendergrass (4:11)
  3. 3 Step On Out - Double Discovery (4:03)
  4. 4 One Love - Celi Bee & The Buzzy Bunch (8:02)
  5. 5 Begin the Beguine - Johnny Mathis (8:28)
  6. 6 Duke's Train - Area Code 212 (6:53)
  7. 7 Ritmo De Brazil - Ultimate (4:49)
  8. 8 Dance - Paradise Express (8:16)
  9. 9 Love Is Just a Heartbeat Away (Nocturna's Theme) - Gloria Gaynor (7:27)
  10. 10 If My Friends Could See Me Now - Linda Clifford (7:56)
  11. 11 Nighttime Fantasy - Vicki Sue Robinson (9:25)
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Album Credits

Technical Credits
Thom Bell Composer
Chuck Cissel Composer
J. Davis Composer
G. Knight Composer
Jürgen S. Korduletsch Composer
R. Miller Composer
Cole Porter Composer
Pepe Luis Soto Composer
Boris Midney Composer
G. Allen Composer
Alan Jones Liner Notes, Sleeve Notes
B. Wells Composer
J. Evers Composer
S. GAINES Composer
H. Belolo Composer
C. Coleman Composer
P. Jabara Composer
K. Floyd Composer
L. Creed Composer
J. Morali Composer
B. Ingram Composer
Phil Kinrade Master Chorister
Stephanos Pantelas Promoter
Mr. Pinks Concept
Matthew Jones Licensing
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