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Disco Loco Volume Two
is the second release in LocoBop’s series of dance tracks circa 1977 – 1982 covering the flamboyant disco era of Saturday Night Fever fame.

The Bar-Kays 40-year career produced 27 albums (5 gold and 1 platinum), 37 singles (28 in the Top Ten) and membership in the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame. J. Blackfoot scored Soul/R&B hits before and after the disco period (solo and with the Soul Children). “U- Turn (Dance Mix)” was cut at the height of Disco’s popularity.

The Masqueraders
’ “Love Anonymous”, along with “The Right Track” by Randy Brown and Eddie Floyd covering his own classic “Knock on Wood” in Trance-Disco fashion are other prime examples of Memphis soul acts who cashed in on the disco fad without harming their R&B credentials. Carson Whitsett’s “Shoot Out on Mars” is a frenetic, melodic electro disco instrumental flush with sequencers and synthesizers. Amber, two girls and a guy coupling the racial make up of Tony Orlando & Dawn with the smooth vocal harmonies of Abba, graced disco charts in Europe on the London label with “Love Attack”. “Hello Monte Carlo” is from the late
Scott Mateer, a top mid- South DJ of the period.

Memphis femme fatale Fawn sings about “Night Work”, a track co-produced by Winston Stewart (The Bar- Kays). Richard Orange is another Memphis icon whose “There’ll Never Be Another Night Like This” made noise in Europe on the DJM label. Memphians Bobby Manuel & Rick Christian pair on “Lonely for Your Love”. Mississippi disco diva Ruth Wentland wraps this album with “I’ll Pay Any Price.”

 
 

 


 

FREAKSHOW ON THE DANCE FLOOR (Bar-Kays)

U-TURN - DANCE MIX (J. Blackfoot)

LOVE ATTACK (Amber)

SHOOT OUT ON MARS (Carson Whitsett)

LONELY FOR YOUR LOVE (Bobby Manuel, Rick Christian)

KNOCK ON WOOD – Live Trance Mix (Eddie Floyd)

THERE’LL NEVER BE ANOTHER NIGHT LIKE THIS
(Richard Orange)

LOVE ANONYMOUS (The Masqueraders)

HELLO MONTE CARLO (Scott Mateer)

NIGHT WORK (Fawn)

THE RIGHT TRACK (Randy Brown)

I’LL PAY THE PRICE (Ruth Wentland)

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