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Frank Corr heats the floor.

Frank plays at the Crisco Disco and Magique in New York City, has made special Guest DJ appearances throughout the country, and likes to use several forms of music to present his audience with a wide variety of songs.  Frank has put together two exciting sets of music for you, plus there are two bonus pressings with this program.

Keep On Lovin' Me, Baby / Savannah.  Savannah is from Stockholm, Sweden.  The group has been playing together for two years, and combine disco, reggae and funk with one common denominator… high energy.  Bosse Waldersten has produced Savannah's first release for Sound of Scandinavia entitled "Keep On Lovin' Me, Baby."  The single has been extended for this Disconet program to give you even more of their smooth, almost Abba-like sounds.

Sexy Thrills / Extensive Care.  "When I see your body in those tight blue jeans, when I see your body it just makes me scream!"  Well, they won't need additional new lyrics on this one… it is hot.  Produced and written by Peter "Erotic Drum Band" Dimilo, it's available on UniWave/Canada.

Hot Leather / The Passengers.  The Passengers were recorded in Italy, produced by Angelo and Felix Piccarreda for Durium Records.  It's also out on UniWave/Canada.  The 10:40 album cut has been edited slightly for better energy retention.  Best part… Frank's special 1:17 extended ending, perhaps the spaciest sound that you'll hear out of your big boom boxes in a long time which invites your most special, long overlay.

SPECIAL NOTE TO DJs: Side A runs 19:03, at 132 BPM (beats per minute.)

Feels Like I'm In Love / Kelly Marie.  Kelly is a real sweety pie, and Dave McAleer, Pye Records' r&b divisional head reports excellent club reaction to her new release in clubs throughout Great Britain.

Brother Louie / Ronnie Jones.  Ronnie's version of the song made famous by The Stories about 10 years ago on Kama Sutra includes some raps right out of the soap operas.  Once again, bigotted parents get in the way of true love.  Jurgen Korduletsch produced for Lollipop Musik (Germany.)

Rock 'N' Roll / Bread & Company.  There have been several remakes of The Glitter Band's classic, "Rock 'N 'Roll", and this one is particularly interesting.  Pino Greco's mix takes you from classic disco rhythm into rock, and his outro invites overlays into just about any form of music.  It's on Bread Records, backed with a pure rock mix of the same tracks.

SPECIAL NOTE TO DJs: Side B runs 18:02, from 122 to 128 BPM.

Rusty Garner massages Claudja Barry's tracks into two classic sets of her best.

Claudja Barry's career should begin to click in the U.S. now that she has signed with Casablanca.  Her new album, produced by Jurgen Korduletsch, should be released by the end of the year.

In the meantime, there's a lot of great music which Claudja has done, which has been compiled by Rusty Garner into a special "Claudja Barry/Disco Mixes" LP for Lollipop Musik, Germany.  Since it will never be released in the U.S., Jurgen thought it would be nice to include the entire two sides as an extra special bonus record in the Disconet series.

The first set (Bonus Side 1) includes "Johnny, Johnny Please Come Home", "You Make Me Feel The Fire" and "Boogie Woogie Dancin' Shoes."  "Johnny…" was originally out on Salsoul, mixed by Tom Moulton.  "Feel The Fire" is Jurgen's disco remix of the original version which appeared in the U.S. on Chrysalis.  "Boogie Woogie" was also released in the U.S. on Chrysalis, and comes right out of "Fire"'s high energy ending.  The set runs 21:23, from 134 BPM to 142 BPM.

The second set (Bonus Side 2) begins with "Dancin' Fever," followed by "Boogie Tonight" and "Sweet Dynamite." This set begins at 110 BPM and builds to 122, running 18:51.

There are very few artists in the world who can compile two sets of music as strong as these.  It's a real rarity to have the staying power as well as fresh, interesting production over a prolonged time period.  But Claudja shows that with a hell of a lot of hard work and professionalism, you can really keep them coming.

We'll look forward to her new album, and in the mean time, it's nice to have Rusty's work on vinyl.  Rusty, by the way, has just started Endless Music (the ultimate loop?), a promotion and marketing company, with Jim Hudak as west coast director and Cathy Jacobson as east coast director.  Howard Holben is director of special projects.  We wish them all the best!

Peter Struve remixes Viola Wills' "If You Could Read My Mind" into a 13 minute event.

Peter has lived in San Francisco for the past few years, plays at The Stud, and knows a smash song when he hears one.  He's taken the original Ariola (Europe) version of Viola Wills' "If You Could Read My Mind" which runs a shade over 5 minutes, and has given it the intro and outro you'll really like with some very well edited breaks along the way.  It doesn't sound like 13 minutes, and in San Francisco, where Viola is #1 right now, they'll probably be doubling and tripling this special remix.

Viola's forthcoming album for Ariola will undoubtedly make waves with "If You Could Read My Mind" leading the way.  And this shows, once again, that-disco DJs are really making so much of today's music really happen.

SPECIAL NOTE TO DJs: Bonus Side 3 runs 13:09 at 125 BPM.

Instant Funk and Tantra II.

The Funk Is On / Instant Funk.  Here is the lead cut from Instant Funk's forthcoming LP for Salsoul.  Randy Muller wrote it, Instant Funk produced, and Larry Levan mixed.  It is the slickest Funk production to date, with a very unique beginning and ending.  It will mix with just about anything, and brought an immediate energy response from the floor during test.  Well then, you just can't turn the funk off.

Sukuleu/Mother Africa/Hallelujah / Tantra.  "Wishbone" and "The Hills of Katmandu" are driving floors wild from Tantra's first album for Philips (Italy), and their second album shows this to be one very strong group.  Included in the second album is a wonderful grouping of three related cuts… "Sukuleu", an African chant reminiscent of Voyage with more of a jungle flavor, "Mother Africa" and "Hallelujah" right out of a getdown gospel session which again reminds us that disco is so similar to religion's group worship.

SPECIAL NOTE TO DJs: Bonus Side 4 runs 16:33, from 118 BPM to 125 BPM.

Charley Robart wins the LCD watch.  Charley plays at Equus in Philadelphia, and his pressing registration number on Program 8 (#050) matched the lucky winning number for that program.  His favorite songs on Program 8 were "Lady Of The Night/Hey Honey, Come Gimme Money", "Cathedrals/1980", and the remix of "I Strip You."

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