Friday, January 20, 2012
Boogie Playlist 15th January 2012
1. Boney M – Daddy Cool 1976. The group's big break came when they appeared on the live music show Musikladen on German television on September 18, 1976, after 10 pm and in their daring stage costumes, where they performed the song "Daddy Cool". The song quickly went to no.1 in Germany, with the album following the success of the single.
2. Gary’s Gang – Keep On Dancin’ 1979
3. Tina Charles – I Love To Love 1976
4. Baccara – Yes Sir, I Can Boogie 1977
5. Johnnie Taylor – Disco Lady 1976
6. Deodato – Whistle Bump 1978
7. Graham Central Station – Now Di-U-Wanta Dance 1977
8. Club Nouveau – Lean On Me 1986
9. Steve Arrington – Feel So Real 1985
10. Nu Shooz – I Can’t Wait
11. Conway Brothers – Turn It Up 1985
12. Timex Social Club – Rumors 1986
13. The Evasions – Wikka Wrap 1981
14. Space – Magic Fly 1977
15. Eruption – I Can’t Stand The Rain 1979. Eruption was formed in 1974 in Britain. In 1975 they won the RCA Soul Search Contest, whilst their first single "Let Me Take You Back in Time" was released in 1976. Finding their success quickly drying out, lead singer Lindel Leslie left the group, and their backing singer Precious Wilson stepped forward to front the band. They went on the road in Germany where Frank Farian, the producer of Boney M., took notice of them. Farian signed the group with the Germany-based Hansa Records and the band supported Boney M. on tour. After a minor hit single with "Party Party", their cover of "I Can't Stand the Rain" from their first album (of December 1977) was a hit, reaching #5 in the UK Singles Chart, and #18 in U.S. Billboard Hot 100. Precious Wilson left the group in 1979 to pursue a solo career and was replaced by singer Kim Davis.
16. The O’Jays – Put Our Heads Together 1983
17. Luther Vandross – Give Me The Reason 1986. In 2008, Luther Vandross was ranked #54 on Rolling Stone Magazine's List of 100 Greatest Singers of All Time. Vandross also sang backing vocals for Diana Ross, Roberta Flack, Gary Glitter, Carly Simon, Chaka Khan, Todd Rundgren's Utopia, Donna Summer, Bette Midler, Chic, and Barbra Streisand. Sadly, Vandross died on July 1, 2005 at John F. Kennedy Medical Center in Edison, New Jersey at the age of 54. The apparent cause of his death was a heart attack. His funeral was in New York City on July 8, 2005. After two days of viewing, Vandross was entombed at George Washington Memorial Park in Paramus, New Jersey. Much of his estate was left to friends and his godson Mark West. On September 20, 2005, the album So Amazing: An All-Star Tribute to Luther Vandross was released. The album is a collection of some of Luther's songs performed by various artists, including Stevie Wonder, Mary J. Blige, Usher, Fantasia, Beyoncé Knowles, Donna Summer, Alicia Keys, Elton John, Celine Dion, Wyclef Jean, Babyface, Patti LaBelle, John Legend, Angie Stone, Jamie Foxx, Teddy Pendergrass, Chris Farley and Aretha Franklin. Aretha Franklin won a Grammy for her rendition of "A House Is Not a Home", and Stevie Wonder and Beyoncé won a Grammy for their cover of "So Amazing".
18. Linda Lewis – It’s In His Kiss 1975
19. The Weather Girls – It’s Raining Men 1982
20. The Drifters – Kissin’ In The Back Row Of The Movies 1974
21. Odyssey – Native New Yorker 1977
22. Gladys Knight & The Pips – Baby Don’t Change Your Mind 1977
23. Sly & The Family Stone – Family Affair 1971
24. Jean Carn – Was That All It Was 1979
25. Billy Paul – Bring The Family Back 1979
26. Slave – Just A Touch Of Love 1979
27. The Jones Girls – You Can’t Have My Love 1984
28. Billy Griffin – Hold Me Tighter In The Rain 1982
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