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memories of the ’70s – Rock Your Baby by George McRae

One of the classics of disco was born in 1974 thanks to another band: Rock Your Baby by George McCrae. Written and produced by Harry Wayne Casey and Richard Finch of KC and the Sunshine Band, the song was not … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Ring My Bell by Anita Ward

A song that was intended as a song for an 11 year old became a disco hit of 1979: Ring My Bell by Anita Ward. Written by singer Frederick Knight, the song was intended for a teenybopper singer Stacy Lattisaw, … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – If I Can’t Have You by Yvonne Elliman

With the success of numerous songs by the Brothers Gibb, a cover of their song also got a number one hit for Yvonne Elliman with If I Can’t Have You. Written by Barry, Maurice and Robin Gibb for the Saturday … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Seasons Change by Expose

The late 1980s brought another girl group to the charts with the song Seasons Change by Expose. Formed originally in 1984 by Miami DJ Lewis Martinee, the girl group was Sandra Casanas, Alejandra Lorenzo and Laurie Miller. The trio recorded … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Le Freak by CHIC

At the end of 1978, holiday music was pushed aside for a disco/funk dance tune with the song Le Freak by CHIC. Released in September 1978, the song was written by CHIC members Bernard Edwards and Nile Rodgers. The twosome … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Fly Robin Fly by Silver Convention

In the mid 1970s, the sounds of disco from Europe came to the Billboard charts in the form of Fly Robin Fly by Silver Convention. Producers and songwriters Sylvester Levay and Michael Kunze put together the group, named for Levay’s … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Party All the Time by Eddie Murphy

Rising high as an actor in comedies in the 1980s, Eddie Murphy tried for a singing career with the song Party All the Time. Murphy had been in 48 Hrs, Trading Places and Beverly Hills Cop when he worked with … Continue reading

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