You will take your dance floor back to the roots of today's dance music with KC & The Sunshine Band's "Super Hit Medley." KC (a/k/a Harry Wayne Casey) and co-writer, coproducer Ricky Finch developed a very pleasing combination of vocals with a lot of attitude, a heavy bass guitar groove, and tasty use of horns and percussion. Six of their biggest hits from various 1975-1977 TK albums have been substantially re-edited to create a special Disconet 11 minute set that should leave them screaming for more.
"Get Down Tonight" starts it out. What a fabulous intro on this song, and to think that it originally came out back in 1975! "Shake Your Booty" (1976) is next, followed by "I Like To Do It" (1976.) "Keep It Comin' Love" (1976) goes into "That's The Way (I Like It)" (1976) with a special looped intro. "I'm Your Boogie Man" (1977) ends the set with an extra-long looped ending for long overlays (or use the dead end echo.)
SPECIAL NOTE TO DJs: Side A runs 11:17, from 114 BPM (beats per minute) building slightly to 117 BPM.
Will Crocker and Jack Cardinal helped to make the B.B. Band's "All Night Long" a dance floor hit a few months ago on Disconet, and they're back with an excellent extended edit of Miro Miroe's "Nights of Arabia." The original 6:30 12" CBS import version has been extended to 9:25 for improved flow and impact, and the song is a definite "pick" for wide acceptance when it is released domestically in the U.S.
Miro Miroe is pronounced "ME-ROE ME-ROE." (That's what you hope the Indian in the canoe will say when you tell him that you are tired, but you are still 3 miles up the river from your camp site and dying for a cold beer.) The group was born in Cricklewood, England earlier this year when Ian Ritchie met Miss Bee. Ian has a chemistry degree from Liverpool University, and Miss Bee started her entertainment career with Thames Television as a lavatory cleaner.
Miss Bee was doing Blonde impersonations with "the most mediocre band in the world" and Ian was looking for a singer/lyricist. Evidently they met one night in a pub where Ian was performing jazz with a Texas guitarist, and Bee requested Wagner's "Ring Cycle." Bee sang "Die Walkure" while Ian played "Ornithology" in accompaniment. The rest is history.
Ian and Bee wrote "Nights of Arabia", and Colin Thurston produced. Ian Curnow did the additional keyboards. After a few plays they'll be hooked on a regular trip to "Arabia" as this song goes so well with so much of what's happening today.
SPECIAL NOTE TO DJs: Side B runs 9:25 at 138 BPM.
Brenda Jones was born in Brooklyn, and as Masters and Johnson said, "Timing is everything." An ailing friend asked Brenda to fill in for her at the last minute for a vocal background session for Wave Records' Dan DeAngelis and Lou Magrino. Dan, Lou and producer Mark Berry were so impressed that she got the lead and "My Heart's Not In It" was born. C.M. Lord sure knows how to write a hit song, and Brenda knows how to sing. This special Disconet remix gives a new slant to the song and can be worked back and forth with the original.
The Sons of Robin Stone are next with a special Raul Dance Edit of "I Need It Bad" from Ceasar Suero's Pezza Records. You may remember their Atco hit, "Got To Get You Back", from the mid-1970s. Buddy Turner wrote and produced at Alpha in Philadelphia. Franny Flynn sings bass, Jon Paladino sings baritone, Joe Dougherty is lead singer and tenor, and Jim Philips is first tenor. Ernie DJ Marconi and Rusty Stone were production assistants. Raul edited parts of Bruce Weeden's radio, instrumental and club mixes on the 12" to develop this new version.
SPECIAL NOTE TO DJs: Bonus Side 1 runs 13:45, from 116 BPM to 124 BPM.
Race has been performing in Chicago for five years. They were discovered by Mike Day and Rocky Maffit, who are members of the CBS recording act Champaign. Mike and Rocky wrote and produced "Show Me The Way" for Black Suit records, which released a 12" with a 7:04 instrumental and 5:46 vocal. Their electronics have so much zap and pump that a combination of the two versions in the form of this Disconet extended dance edit should go over well on your floor.
Precious Wilson is next, with "I Don't Know" from her Hansa/Germany 12". Precious was the lead singer with Eruption (remember "I Can't Stand The Rain" on Ariola in 1977? Mystery Woman sure does!) Frank Farian produced this exceptionally joyful party song, with a reggae flavor to attract even some of the more innovative rock clubs.
SPECIAL NOTE TO DJs: Bonus Side 2 runs 17:00, from 146 BPM drum-rolling into 114.
Tony Williams wins the LCD chronograph. Tony plays at The Marlin Beach Hotel in Ft. Lauderdale, and has been known to sing Sylvester and Patrick Cowley's "Do You Wanna Funk" at Backstreet, The Copa and Heaven. His pressing serial number on Program 2 (#553) matched the lucky winning number for that program. Tony's favorites on Program 2 were "Chanson D'Llegance" by d'Llegance, "Fill Me Up" by The Bang Gang, and The First Choice Classics medley.
To win the watch that does just about everything, be sure to enter the pressing serial number on the upper right hand corner of your Side A/B pressing on the feedback card. Good luck! Just think, now Tony can't sing "I Didn't Know What Time It Is."