Disco Discharge: Disco Fever USA

Disco Discharge: Disco Fever USA

     
 

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…  See more details below

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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:
06/26/2011
Label:
Harmless
UPC:
5014797021068
catalogNumber:
9702106

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Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Baby Let Me Kiss You  - Fern Kinney
  2. Like An Eagle  - Dennis Parker
  3. Sunshine Hotel  - Richard T. Bear
  4. Two Hot For Love  -  THP Orchestra
  5. Why Must a Girl Like Me  - Claudja Barry
  6. You're the Fire  - Cissy Houston
  7. Love Dancing  - Marlena Shaw
  8. Boogie Wonderland  - Jay "Sinister" Sealee
  9. Holler  -  John Davis & the Monster Orchestra
  10. Space Bass  -  Slick
  11. Cisselin' Hot  - Chuck Cissel

Disc 2

  1. Yester-Me, Yester-You, Yesterday  -  Boys Town Gang
  2. Life Is a Song Worth Singing  - Teddy Pendergrass
  3. Step On Out  -  Double Discovery
  4. One Love  -  Celi Bee & The Buzzy Bunch
  5. Begin the Beguine  - Johnny Mathis
  6. Duke's Train  -  Area Code 212
  7. Ritmo De Brazil  -  Ultimate
  8. Dance  -  Paradise Express
  9. Love Is Just a Heartbeat Away (Nocturna's Theme)  - Gloria Gaynor
  10. If My Friends Could See Me Now  - Linda Clifford
  11. Nighttime Fantasy  - Vicki Sue Robinson

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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
Pinks   Concept
Matthew Jones   Licensing

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