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Raul remixes Gloria Gaynor's "Chain Of Whispers."  Gary Otto extends Deniece Williams' "Let's Hear It For The Boy."

Gloria Gaynor's "I Am What I Am" last fall became a big hit throughout the U.S. and Europe, and her Silver Blue/CBS album was bound to pop more material for the dance floor.  Here it is… an enchanting, high energy song called "Chain Of Whispers."  Produced by Joel Diamond, with quite a bit of input from ace keyboardist Marcus Barone, Joel, Marcus and Raul remixed the LP version at Unique Recording in New York with Frank Heller at the controls.  Raul has taken the vocal and instrumental/dub versions and combined them into this special Disconet version for you.

And speaking of special versions, direct from the Boom Boom Room in Laguna Beach, Gary Otto has given Deniece Williams' "Let's Hear It For The Boy" an excellent extended edit to keep this crowd-pleaser fresh.  Originally from the "Footloose" soundtrack, the song has become the title cut of Deniece's new Columbia album produced by her and George Duke.  It's been at the top of just about every chart, and should continue to be one of your strongest songs this summer.  Be sure to check out the extended break Gary created, as well as the way he spices the instrumental portions with bits of vocals.

SPECIAL NOTE TO DJs: Side A runs 17:14, beginning at 140 BPM (beats per minute) and then accapelloing into Deniece at 124 BPM.

Casey Jones' Eurodance Medley 3 with Parking Meters, The Bridge, Foreign Press, Seona Dancing and Hazel O'Connor.

Casey Jones' Eurodance Medlies 1 and 2 spotlighted trends in dance music from Europe, many of which became part and parcel of U.S. dance and pop music as new sounds and techniques won favor with the general public.

Casey began spinning in Texas in 1975, and moved to New York at the end of 1979.  He's now a regular at New York's new music Panache club, and makes occasional guest appearances in Texas (like last spring's Mardis Gras-like celebration at San Antonio's Bonham Exchange.)  Casey also works at Vinyl Mania, a leading new music store in New York which regularly breaks imports.

He's assembled five 12" imports into a set which brings perspective to much of what is happening.  Each song, according to Casey, has not received the exposure it merits, as the glut of 12" product from the majors, a continuing flow of independent product, and a very strong dollar (which means that imports are 40% less expensive in the U.S. than they were a few years ago) has led to more songs reaching out for listeners than there is time to absorb.

Parking Meters leads of Casey's set, with "Cross My Heart" from their BMC/Belgium release.  Herwig Duchateau produced the song with the group, and did the remix.

The Bridge is next, with "Love Dance."  Their Second Vision/UK 12" comes with two mixes (industrial and love), and was produced by Paul Bell.

Foreign Press follows, with "The Great Divide" from their EMI/UK 12".  The Do Jo Be Music Production comes in two versions on the commercial release, along with a second song called "Love In A Strange Place."

Seona Dancing is next with "Bitter Heart", from their London/UK 12".  Phil Thornalley produced, and the song is backed with "Tell Her" on the commercial release.

Hazel O'Connor completes the set with "Don't Touch Me", from her RCA/UK EP produced by Martin Rushent and Neil O'Connor.  As with most of this set, Casey has combined vocal and instrumental portions to get an overall flow going.

The overall texture of Eurodance 3 is very serious music, with a wide use of Linn and other synthesized drums and regular breaks into electronic riffs which predominate much of today's street music in the states.  But the Europeans go farther in their use of melody and harmony, and are leading the way towards making electronic chips sound like real music.

SPECIAL NOTE TO DJs: Side B runs 17:27 at 126 BPM.

Bonnie Tyler's "Holding Out For A Hero" now gives you more.  Joseph Watt extends Doris D & The Pins "Starting At The End."

People still want dance movies and dance music, as evidenced by the overwhelming success of the "Footloose" movie and Columbia original soundtrack album.  We've provided a special extended edit of Bonnie Tyler's "Holding Out For A Hero."  The song was written by the movie's screenwriter, Dean Pitchford, along with Jim Steinman, who produced the track.  It's fast-paced high energy all the way, and demonstrates Bonnie Tyler's wide range of skills as a vocalist.

Doris D. & The Pins are next, with an extended edit of "Starting At The End" by San Francisco's Joseph Watt.  The Utopia/Holland 12" single has vocal and dub versions which Joseph has combined, and it will be interesting to see your reaction to this very popular European group.  Jacques Zwart arranged and produced, and the song was recorded at Wisseloord Studios in Holland.

SPECIAL NOTE TO DJs: Bonus Side 1 runs 16:03, from 153 to 177 (whew!) BPM.

Steven Von Blau combines Jimmy Ruffin & Jackson Moore and Jimmy James into a "Love You Forever/Love Fire" super set.

ERC/Megatone has two high-energy dance singles which Steven Von Blau has combined into a side for you.

Jimmy Ruffin and Jackson Moore start it off with "I'm Gonna Love You Forever", produced and arranged by Peter Green.  You may remember Jimmy from "Hold On To My Love" a few years ago on Volume 4, Program 4 as eloquently edited by Robbie Leslie.  And Jackson Moore, formerly with The Boystown Gang, marks her first appearance in this duet since leaving The Gang.

Jimmy James' "Love Fire" is next, again produced and arranged by Peter Green.  If Jimmy's name and voice ring a bell, that's because his first hit on Pye Records was a pioneering dance music classic called "I'll Go Where The Music Takes Me."

Both songs have highly workable vocal and instrumental versions, and Steven has moved some of the pieces around to provide a cohesive 15 minute set.

SPECIAL NOTE TO DJs: Bonus Side 2 runs 15:38 at 136 BPM.

Ray Nalley wins the LCD chronograph. Ray plays at the VIP Club near Pittsburgh, and the pressing serial number on Ray's Volume 6, Program 10 (#1036) matched the lucky winning number for that program.  Ray's favorites on that program were the special remixes of "I Want A New Drug" by Huey Lewis & The News, "Crystal" by Elton John and "Touch And Go Lover" by Carol Jiani.  To win the watch that does practically everything, be sure to return the postpaid feedback card included with this program package and enter the pressing serial number on the upper right hand corner of your Side A/Side B pressing.

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