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Pop in the 70's, Vol. 3
     

Pop in the 70's, Vol. 3

 
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

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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.

Product Details

Release Date:
12/07/1999
Label:
Madacy Records
UPC:
0056775264420
catalogNumber:
2644

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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
Silver Convention   Track Performer
John Travolta   Track Performer
Austin Roberts   Track Performer
B.J. Thomas   Track Performer
Cyndi Grecco   Track Performer
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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