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Old 01-08-16, 06:04 AM   #1
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Underrated/underplayed disco tracks

Disco has been a guilty pleasure for me for a long time, and in the 80s (when you didn't even dare say the word "disco" for fear of being lynched) I successfully predicted it would come back as a nostalgia thing just as the "oldies" of the decades before it.

Of course the usual go-to disco tracks nowadays are stuff like YMCA and Stayin' Alive, but there were lots of great ones that don't get as much love nowadays. Here's some of my favorites that are on YouTube, with audio mattering more than the visuals:















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Here're a few for you, Alan:











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'A fifth of Beethoven' has always been a favorite of mine. Also anything by "Stars On"
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I picked up this cd in Israel, Disco Italia and it had some great tracks:



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Re: Underrated/underplayed disco tracks

"Struck By Boogie Lightning"
I perfer this instrumental version
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Old 01-10-16, 09:42 PM   #6
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Re: Underrated/underplayed disco tracks

There was a lot of great disco out of Italy that hardly got heard over here- same with new wave in the 80s. And now I have yet another reason to see "Don't Go in the House"- don't know why I've always passed on it when it was there for the buying only to go out of print after that.
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Also:

Donny & Marie went disco with surprisingly good results:


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According to legend Jackie's Under Fire was a club favorite in South America and Australia, but didn't sell enough to register on any charts. Produced by Terry Britten (Tina Turner) and recorded in the UK in 1979, Under Fire is a cover version of a song originally recorded by South African girl group Clout. Discophiles claim Jackie's version is one of the greatest Disco songs ever.



Rare TV performance by Canadian group American Fade performing their underground club hit I'm Alive. The guy in the plane is not a band member.

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If there ever was a living version of Studio 54, it was Amii Stewart.





And then there was the unique Belle Epoque.

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Pop singer Sheila was already a household name in native France since the 1960s. In 1977 she created the disco project Sheila (&) B. Devotion, hired three dancers from America and recorded an album in English which spawned several hits throughout Europe. In late 1979 she went to New York to record her second album (and final disco album) "Spacer" with Bernard Edwards & Nile Rodgers from Chic. The title track Spacer became one of her most well known and most successful songs ever, released in 1980.

Injecting some class in the euro disco scene, Sheila took her disco years quite seriously. Here she is performing her first single Love Me Baby:

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Disco never died, so why should this thread? A few more underplayed disco tunes:

Bonnie Pointer - Heaven Must Have Sent You (1978)



Kelly Marie - Feels Like I'm In Love (1980). A song that was offered Elvis Presley once.



Sylvester - Do You Wanna Funk (1982)

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Re: Underrated/underplayed disco tracks

a few more

Baccara - Yes Sir I Can Boogie (1977) - A gem for sure



Luisa Fernandez - Lay Love On Me (1978) - This was her first single and only hit in most of middle europe.



Gibson Brothers - Que Sera Mi Vida (1980) - Huge hit worldwide, but not in America.

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I'm pretty sure there was a movie from the 90s that used "Yes Sir I Can Boogie" in one scene, and in a bit of an ironic manner- but I can't for the life of me remember anything more than that. Does that ring a bell (no pun intended) for anyone?

And wouldn't it have been something if Elvis had done a disco record!
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I'm pretty sure there was a movie from the 90s that used "Yes Sir I Can Boogie" in one scene, and in a bit of an ironic manner- but I can't for the life of me remember anything more than that. Does that ring a bell (no pun intended) for anyone?
Search on IMDb brought no results. I'd be interested about the movie myself.

... and a few more:

Amanda Lear - Queen of Chinatown (1977) - even though she claims to be female speculation about her gender gave her lots of media attention. In reality she hated disco music, and she dated David Bowie once. How cool is that?



La Bionda - Baby Make Love (1979) From Italy. Soundtrack from the German discoploitation flick "Disco Fever (1979)"



Penny McLean - Lady Bump (1975) - Nope, this song is not about a camel toe. Penny used to perform with Silver Convention (Fly Robin Fly), this was her solo offering.

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I was always quite partial to this one by Don Ray:



The instrumental break from 4:10 - 6:00 is sublime.
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*bump* for a few obscure rarities

Secret Service - Oh Susie (1979) From Sweden. This was their only "disco/dance" song. Released in 1979, became a hit in Europe in 1980.



Supermax - Love Machine (1978) From Germany. Mixing disco with soul and rock. Cool tune.



Nick Straker Band - A Walk in the Park (1979) From the UK.

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