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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 ’80s – Emotional Rescue by The Rolling Stones

Heading into the next decade, The Rolling Stones kicked off the 1980s with the album and the first single of the same name: Emotional Rescue. Recorded in 1979 at Compass Point Studios in Nassau, Bahamas with the Glimmer Twins as … 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 – Hooked on Classics by The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

The beginning of the 1980s, a new way to market classical music came in the form of  Hooked on Classics. The series, released by K-tel Records, was disliked by traditional classical music fans, but embraced by other music fans and … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – (Love is) Thicker than Water by Andy Gibb

The late 1970s brought another Gibb brother into the spotlight with younger brother Andy Gibb and the song (Love is) Thicker than Water. Recorded in 1976, Flowing Rivers was Andy Gibb’s first solo album and the first single was the … 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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