Pop in the 70's, Vol. 3

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All Music Guide - Steve Huey
There aren't many smash hits on Pop in the '70s, Vol. 3 -- the best-known are a couple of disco hits, Silver Convention's "Get Up and Boogie" and Disco Tex & the Sex-O-Lettes' "Get Dancin'" - but that isn't the main problem with the collection. Rather, it's the decision to lead off with extended club versions of Santa Esmeralda's flamenco-ized cover of "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood" and the aforementioned "Get Up and Boogie"; they're both infectious songs, to be sure, but together they take up over 20 minutes, making poor lead-ins for the ten other concise pop singles that follow. The compilers mixed polished soul and disco cuts with AM-radio-ready singles obviously ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Huey
There aren't many smash hits on Pop in the '70s, Vol. 3 -- the best-known are a couple of disco hits, Silver Convention's "Get Up and Boogie" and Disco Tex & the Sex-O-Lettes' "Get Dancin'" - but that isn't the main problem with the collection. Rather, it's the decision to lead off with extended club versions of Santa Esmeralda's flamenco-ized cover of "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood" and the aforementioned "Get Up and Boogie"; they're both infectious songs, to be sure, but together they take up over 20 minutes, making poor lead-ins for the ten other concise pop singles that follow. The compilers mixed polished soul and disco cuts with AM-radio-ready singles obviously chosen for camp value. That may be debatable on some of the merely smooth and sentimental ballads, but it's hard to disagree on songs like Meri Wilson's giggly "Telephone Man," essentially a recitation of a porno-flick plot, and Austin Roberts' mawkish widower's tale "Rocky," which contains a groaner of a line in "Rocky, I've never had to die before." For further '70s nostalgia, there's Cyndi Grecco's "Making Our Dreams Come True," better known as the theme from Laverne and Shirley, and an early John Travolta single, "Let Her In," sung in near-falsetto range. Overall, it's actually an entertaining collection if you like your '70s pop with a heavy dose of kitsch, even if those first two tracks take up a massive amount of space.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/7/1999
  • Label: Madacy Records
  • UPC: 056775264420
  • Catalog Number: 2644
  • Sales rank: 300,121

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood (14:16)
  2. 2 Get up and Boogie (That's Right) (7:53)
  3. 3 Rocky - Austin Roberts (3:37)
  4. 4 Jeans On (3:21)
  5. 5 I'm Doin' Fine Now (2:50)
  6. 6 Making Our Dreams Come True (2:31)
  7. 7 Rock & Roll Lullaby (4:10)
  8. 8 Let Her In (2:58)
  9. 9 Telephone Man (2:00)
  10. 10 Popcorn (2:33)
  11. 11 Easy Come, Easy Go (2:40)
  12. 12 Get Dancin' - Disco Tex and the Sex-O-Lettes (3:54)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Disco Tex and the Sex-O-Lettes Track Performer
Bobby Sherman Track Performer
David Dundas Track Performer
New York City Track Performer
Hot Butter Track Performer
Santa Esmeralda Track Performer
The Silver Convention Track Performer
John Travolta Track Performer
Austin Roberts Track Performer
B.J. Thomas Track Performer
Cyndi Grecco Track Performer
The Sex-O-Lettes Track Performer
Meri Wilson Track Performer
Technical Credits
Thom Bell Composer
Bennie Benjamin Composer
Diane Hildebrand Composer
Harry Hyams Composer
Jack Keller Composer
Dave Roy Liner Notes
Sol Marcus Composer
Sherman Marshall Composer
Gloria Caldwell Composer
Brad Hamann Illustrations
Marcel Coté Graphic Design
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