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The Madonna Medley: her 7 big hits knitted together like a warm winter sweater by José "Animal" Diaz.

Madonna was born in Bay City, Michigan (near Detroit) 24 years ago, and after singing and dancing through high school, she enrolled at the University of Michigan on a dance scholarship.  But the Big Apple called, and she started playing with a series of loft and garage bands around the city in 1978.  After five years of polishing her writing and singing abilities with a brief stint in Paris, Seymour Stein signed her to Sire Records and in July, 1983 her first LP entitled "Madonna" was released.

The album started slowly, but built faithful followers for Madonna first in the clubs, and then with black radio, and then with the general public as it went double platinum a year later.  And now her second LP, titled "Like A Virgin", is taking off like a bat out of hell, fueled by nothing but excellent material, production, and singing.

José "Animal" Diaz, who keeps them jumping at Panache in Fairview, NJ, has put together seven of Madonna's superhits into a special Disconet medley for you.  "Borderline", produced by Reggie Lucas, starts if off, followed by "Everybody", produced by Mark Kamins.  "Lucky Star" follows, and then it's "Holiday" produced by John "Jellybean" Benitez. "Physical Attraction", "Like A Virgin" (produced by Nile Rodgers) and "Burning Up" complete the set.

Animal's set is superhot, and ends with his famous Animal Yell signature and that wonderful, jovial laugh now sorely missed by New York radio listeners until Hot Tracks' Carlos de Jesus gets back on the air and plays some real music again.

SPECIAL NOTE TO DJs: Side A runs 18:05, from 120 BPM (beats per minute) to 139.

The Miami Sound Machines is back with "I Need A Man."  Giorgio Moroder and Paul Engemann do the "American Dream."

Miami Sound Machine's Epic album "Eyes of Innocence" keeps the dance hits coming in "Dr. Beat"'s tracks.  "I Need A Man" has been remixed from the album for a commercial vocal and dub 12" version, which have been combined in this special Disconet edit.  The song was written by MSM's drummer, Ernie Garcia, and produced by Emilio Estefan.  Smooth sounds and a lot of energy here!

Giorgio Moroder and Paul Engemann are next with "American Dream", from their Oasis/Teldec German import 12".  Paul Engemann's vocals are somewhat reminescent of Billy Joel and Neil Diamond, and the inspirational message benefits from Giorgio's traditionally classic production.

SPECIAL NOTE TO DJs: Side B runs 16:10, from 144 BPM to 140 BPM.

Lorraine McKane's "Let The Night Take The Blame" will never be the same.  "Neutron Dance" by The Pointer Sisters.

Lorraine McKane could be the next Irene Cara, and her "Let The Night Take The Blame" on Injection/Holland is heating dance floors throughout Europe.  The original tracks were co-written and produced by Stephen O'Donnell for Direct Records Productions at Greenhouse Studios in London.  We've combined the vocal and dub versions into this special extended Disconet edit for you.  Watch for U.S. release soon on Profile.

The group and album that's been spawning megahit after megahit for the last year is next… The Pointer Sisters with "Neutron Dance" from their "Breakout" LP on Planet/RCA.  Richard Perry produced, and the new 12" version was mixed by Bill Schnee and edited by Michael Brooks.  "Neutron" is also on the "Beverly Hills Cop" movie soundtrack, so it's sure to be hit city again for the lovely ladies from the Bay Area.  You'll also enjoy the added breaks and extensions in this special Disconet version.

SPECIAL NOTE TO DJs: Bonus Side 1 runs 16:30, from 121 BPM to a whopping 210.

Samantha Gilles' "Let Me Feel It" gets extended for your floor.  Jo-Lo's "Last Call" gets the Disconet remix.

Samantha Gilles' "Let Me Feel It" has become one of the most popular import 12" releases stateside, and we've combined the vocal and dub versions from her Infinity/Belgium release into this special Disconet version.  F. De Wulf produced for A La Carte Productions, and the sounds are crisp and clear.  There are some extra looped grunts and groans, too, so your floor will be sure to get the message!!

Jo-Lo is next with "Last Call", from their Megatone vocal and dub version.  John Hedges and Barry Beam wrote and produced for these talented two ladies (who were formerly in the Patrick Cowley Singers.) Jo-Carol Block (from New York) met San Francisco's Lauren Carter in the spring of 1980, and the initial makings of Jo-Lo were born.

SPECIAL NOTE TO DJs: Bonus Side 2 runs 17:43, from 133 BPM to 134 BPM.

John R. Wenta wins the LCD chronograph. John plays at The Cockatoo Club in Asheville, NC, and the pressing serial number on Program 5 (#186) matched the lucky winning number for that program.  We've sent John the watch that does practically everything.  Favorite cuts were the Disconet remix of "Out Of Touch" by Hall & Oates, "Point Of No Return" by X-Posed and "S.O.S. (Fire In The Sky)" by Deodato.  To win the watch be sure to return the postpaid feedback card!!!  Good luck.

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