vol. 3, no. 7
by Dennis Haney
DISCO BITS AND PIECES
Prelude Records has a hot album release called "Fire Night Dance" by the
Peter Jaeques Band. Both the title cut and "Walking on Music" are receiving
heavy play which should make this LP one of the year's biggest and best.
No, that's not a new disco song by the Emotions you're hearing, but,
rather, Alton McClain and Destiny doing the ultimate rip-off with "It Must
Village People strike again with "In the Navy" from the forthcoming album
"Go West." Casablanca, meanwhile, has raised the list price of their previous
albums from $7.98 to $8.98, making Village People the first group to have their
entire catalog raised all at once.
Capitol Records has finally started releasing more commercial twelve-inch
singles. Three worth noting are A Taste of Honey's classic "Boogie Oogie
Oogic," Desmond Child and Rouge's "Our Love is Insane," and Gonzalez'
"Haven't Stopped Dancing Yet."
Although Herbie Mann's "Superman" is doing well, the original version
by Celi Bee is infinitely superior. Both are currently available as twelve-inch
Mclba Moore follows up her successful rendition of the Bee Gees' "You
Stepped Into my Life," with a new disco single entitled "Pick Me Up, I'll
Additional disco singles worth noting are Carrie Lucas' "Dance With You,"
the Bombers' "(Everybody) Get Dancin' " and remixed versions of Celi Bee's
"Fly Me On the Wings of Love" and Cher's "Take Me Home."
Donna Summer is currently in the studio at work on a new album with
producers Giorgio Moroder and Pete Bellote. Meanwhile, she has become one
of only seven female solo vocalists to top both the pop single and album charts
simultaneously. The Queen of Disco continues to reign!
"Bang a Gong" is the latest rock song to be redone disco style, this time by
a group calling themselves Witch Queen. Other recent remakes have included
Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven" and Del Shannon's old rock and roll hit
"Runaway." Meanwhile, the Beach Boys are the latest to try their hand at
disco with a new twelve-inch release entitled "Here Comes the Night."
Sylvester has a hot new twelve-ince single out called "I (Who Have Nothing)" from his new album "Stars." Portions of the LP were co-produced
Linda Gifford's new album titled "Let Me Be Your Woman" has been released and features a sizzling disco version of "Bridge Over Troubled Water."
From the lady who gave us "Runaway Love" and "If My Friends Could See
Me Now," this one should be dynamite.
Madleen Kane, who scored well last year with "Rough Diamond," is back
on the chart with "Forbidden Love" from the forthcoming album "Cheri."
Vicki Sue Robinson returns to the scene with the release of her new disco
single "Nighttime Fantasy." Remebered best for "Turn the Beat Around" and
"Hold Tight," she should score well with this latest outing, featured in the
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NEW RECORD COMPANY RELEASES GAY ALBUM
Aboveground Records, a new record company based in Philadelphia, has
just announced the release of its first album, GAY NAME GAME, featuring
singer/songwriter Tom Wilson.
Wilson, who accompanies himself on piano, has appeared at coffeehouses,
bars, and conferences in Philadelphia and New York. On the record he is backed
up by a small group of instrumentalists.
GAY NAME GAME is the album's title song and there are twelve others
ranging from humor and satire to quiet ballads.
Writing about his appearance at The Glines in New York, Gay Community
News (Boston) called Wilson "the surprise hit of the evening ... the gay version
of Tom Lehrer, with a little Randy Newman thrown in ... "
Philadelphia's Drummer, applauding an eppearance at the University of
Pennsylvania, called Wilson "wry, engaging" and "appealing."
At a recent statewide conference in Pennsylvania, Gay Era was "completely charmed by his songs and demeanor after dinner."
The album will be available at gay bookstores and specialty shops and can
be ordered directly from Aboveground Records, Box 2131, Philadelphia, PA
19103. ($7.00 plus 50 cents postage and handling; Pennsylvania residents
add 6% sales tax.)
"We're a gay company," according to a spokesperson from Aboveground,
"so it's appropriate that our first offering is an upbeat, upfront gay album. We
plan to record other gay artists in the near future." V
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