Slow Disco At The Poolside

Adam Holtrop
Slow Disco not only sounds good in the early hours, but also at the poolside with a cocktail in your hand and good company nearby!

After singing backup for artists like Elvis Presley (who died 40 years ago last week), Aretha Franklin, and Solomon Burke and being a member of gospel band The Sweet Inspirations, Cissy Houston started a solo career in the 1970s. Already in her early forties, Whitney's mum made a couple of soulful, but not very successful disco albums with producer Michael Zager (best-known for 'Let's all chant'). The first album they did was 1977's highly underrated 'Cissy Houston', which was a straight, tear-jerking, heart-wrenching, soulful album. 'Morning much better' was released as a single. At that time her disco albums did not leave a mark. Cissy Houston was too much a soul singer to become a disco performer. After four disco albums she stepped back from the music industry. She made room for her daughter, who almost immediately became a pop star, but she eventually had to pay a very high price for that.

Enjoy this new part of Slow Disco! Next up is a episode of AOR On The Radio.

Tracklist:

Dorothy Moore – Girl Overboard (1978)
Lou Rawls – Lady Love (1977)
Soulutions – Don’t Judge A Book By Its Cover (2016)
Tuxedo – U Like It (2017)
The Maneken – Mary (2016)
George Benson – Feel Like Making Love (1983)
Raydio – You Can’t Change That (1978)
Crystal Winds – Lovers Holiday (1982)
Cissy Houston – Morning Much Better (1977)
Final Touch – I’m Ready To Give Up My Love (1976)
The Emotions – Cause I Love You (1979)
Bobby Womack ‎– How Could You Break My Heart (1987)
Carmen – Time To Move (1984)
Denne & Gold – Let's Put Our Love Back Together (1977)
The Chi-Lites – Too Good To Be Forgotten (1973)

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