Deep Shine Of Disco Lights

Mary Lake World
We're rolling into Christmas... ;-) Enjoy these disco classics to lighten up your holidays! Last Friday new remixes of 'Jerry goes black' by Funk My Jesus came out. They're all outstanding, just like the original that is on this cloudcast.

The Universal Robot Band were Gregory Carmichael, Patrick Adams, Leroy Burgess, Gregory Tolbert and Woody Cunningham. Their debut single was 'Dance And Shake Your Tambourine', which featured some magnificent keyboard parts by Gregory Tolbert. It peaked at #93 on The Billboard Hot 100 in 1976. Woody Cunnigham started the band Kleeer a few years later. I selected a Christmas track by The Universal Robot Band.

Michael Jackson / Sister Sledge
Rose Royce used to play with Motown artist Edwin Starr, but they became famous for the Norman Whitfield-produced soundtrack to the Richard Pryor movie 'Car Wash'. With its hand-clapping, funky intro, exciting vocals and the band's great performance, the title track became one of the biggest disco songs ever, leaping to #1 on the pop and soul charts. Fortunately, the group turned out to be neither a one-hit-wonder nor just a disco band. In 1978 Rose Royce proved to be a great love song group, hitting the charts with two now-classic ballads, 'Wishing On A Star' (later redone by The Cover Girls and Beyoncé) and 'Love Don't Live Here Anymore' (covered by Madonna and sampled by Dr Dre) from the top five album 'Rose Royce Strikes Again'. Their ‘R.R. Express' (a rework of 'Nytro Express' by Nytro) was a big success in Europe, but didn't do well in the US. It reached #2 on the Dutch pop charts in 1981. Then Rose Royce lost track and couldn't keep up with contemporary, more electronic-driven music.

Next up is a Christmas special by The Smooth Operators!

Tracklist:

Ola Onabule ‎– Soul Town [Nigel Lowis Remix] (2015)
Bob Sinclar & Dimitri From Paris – Love Is The Answer [Club Edit] (2015)
Mickey – Disco Lights (2015)
Rose Royce – R.R. Express (1981)
Michael Jackson – Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough (1979)
Change – Searching (1980)
Sister Sledge – We Are Family [Bernard Edwards Remix] (1984)
Tuxedo – Watch The Dub [M+M 80s Classic Mix] (2015)
Stevo – Pay The Price (1979)
Universal Robot Band – Disco Christmas (1977)
Charanga ‘76 – Mi Amor Prohibido (1979)
Escort – Starlight (2006)
Starpoint – It’s All Yours [Northern Rascal Mastermix Edit 2011] (1984)
Klymaxx – Meeting In The Ladies Room (1985)
Blue Feather – Shadows Of The Night (1985)
Alena – Don’t You Know [Ourra Remix] (2015)
Sneak E. ‎– Land Of Stuphph (1983)
Funk My Jesus – Jerry Goes Black (2015)


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