Soul & Disco Grooves From The Crates

Shante Slagle

Enjoy these Soul & Disco Grooves From The Crates! Amy Paulette "Amii" Stewart (born January 29, 1956) began attending Howard University in Washington but soon left to work with the D.C. Repertory Dance Company, studying ballet and modern dance. Before being signed to Ariola Records, Stewart was in the touring company of the stage production Bubbling Brown Sugar in 1975, firstly in Miami, then Broadway, and eventually London's West End. There she met Barry Leng, a record producer for Hansa records. Her first single, a disco cover version of the 1966 Eddie Floyd hit 'Knock on wood', reached #1 in the U.S. in April 1979, and earned her a platinum record and a Grammy Award nomination. It also reached #6 in the UK, and later that year #10 in the Netherlands. In the same year, Amii Stewart followed up with another cover, this time The Doors' classic 'Light my fire', which reached #5 in the UK, although only climbed to #69 in the US. In the Netherlands it was released as the B-side of 'Knock on wood'.


Melba Moore – This It It (1976)
Average White Band – Person To Person (1974)
Linda Clifford – Never Gonna Stop (1979)
Tomorrow’s Men – Who’s That Lady (1969)
Archie Bell – Harder And Harder (1981)
Universe City – Can You Get Down (1976)
Ron Green – Takin’ My Life In My Own Hands (1979)
Family Pride ‎– Music (Listen To The Music) (1977)
Hazel Ramberransingh ‎– I Want To Give You Everything (1978)
Rose Royce – It Makes You Feel Like Dancin' (1977)
Natalie Cole – Party Lights (1977)
Standing Room Only – Take A Chance (1982)
Herbie Hancock - Motor Mouth (1982)
Starzarus – Starship Love (1978)
Amii Stewart – Light My Fire (1979)
Chaka Khan – A Woman In A Man's World (1978)


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