Jacksons, Orlando Riva Sound (ORS), and Gwen McCrae, mixed by Steve

31 07 2011

Jacksons ~ This Place Hotel (Heart Break Hotel) ~ Epic ~ 1980

From their album ‘Triumph’, I’d almost forgotten about this, until it popped into view on my computer. It achieved an ‘ought to be known as a classic’ # 2 position on the US R&B chart, but sadly, a lowly #44 in the UK.

Orlando Riva Sound (ORS) ~ Body To Body Boogie ~ Ariola Germany 1978/ Salsoul US ~ 1979

Possibly best known for Moon-Boots, a much loved disco single among DJs of a certain era, this saw them back on form. A German studio band, they were formed by Anthony Monn and Rainer Pietsch and were a five piece for most projects.

n ~ Atlantic ~ 1981

And now to a record I absolutely love. It was written and produced by Kenton Nix who was also responsible for Taana Gardner’s ‘Work That Body’ and ‘Heartbeat’ among a few other s on the disco scene of the late ‘70s going into the early ‘80s. Gwen, was of course, the one-time wife of George McCrae.

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