Best Of 70s Soul “Disco Extraordinaire”

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After a meteoric rise to fame as the leader of the Tijuana Brass, one of the most successful groups of the 1960s, Herb Alpert focused on running A&M Records, the indie powerhouse he had founded with partner Jerry Moss. His second artistic journey began with the release of Rise, a sultry dance instrumental, in 1979. It became the biggest hit of his career, winning a Grammy and climbing to number one on the Billboard chart, making him the only recording artist to have a number one record as a vocalist and as an instrumentalist. Alpert and his nephew Randy "Badazz" Alpert, who had cowritten Rise, created an entire album around his new, laidback sound, and Rise, the album, was born, topping the charts and providing a significant new chapter to Alpert's already accomplished career. Alpert's latest album Music vol. 1 came out last year.

Enjoy this disco episode of Best Of 70s Soul!

Tracklist:

The Ritchie Family – American Generation (1978)
Vicki Sue Robinson ‎– Turn The Beat Around (1976)
Juggy Murray Jones ‎– Disco Extraordinaire (1975)
Touch Of Class – I Need Action (1979)
Fern Kinney – Baby Let Me Kiss You (1979)
The O’Jays – The Big Gangster (1977)
Camouflage – You’ve Got The Power [A Tom Moulton Mix] (1976)
Bionic Boogie – Boogieboo (1977)
Archie Bell & The Drells ‎– Old People (1977)
The Three Degrees ‎– I Didn’t Know (1973)
China Burton – You Don't Care (About Our Love) (1979)
Johnny Pate – Shaft In Africa (1973)
Donna Summer – Mac Arthur Park (1978)
Herb Alpert ‎– Angelina (1979)
Véronique Sanson – Les Delices D’Hollywood (1977)
A Taste Of Honey – Disco Dancin’ (1978)
The Impressions – We Go Back A Ways (1973)

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