August 22, 2015

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Graham Bonnet - It´s All Over Now Baby Blue / Heroes On My Picture Wall (1977)

Graham Bonnet (born 23 December 1947) is an English rock singer and songwriter. He has recorded and performed as a solo artist and as a member of several hard rock and heavy metal bands including Rainbow, the Michael Schenker Group, Alcatrazz, and Impellitteri. Sometimes titled 'the most powerful voice in rock' by his fans, Bonnet is known for his powerful voice and wide vocal range. 
In 1977 he released an eponymous album, which was certified gold in Australia. The single, "It's All Over Now, Baby Blue", a cover version of the Bob Dylan song, also reached the top five in Australia in 1977. When the Marbles split in 1969 Graham started on a lengthy solo career. Then, from 1978 to 1980 he was the lead singer with Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow.

A - It´s All Over Now Baby Blue
Written-by: Bob Dylan / Producer - Pip Willams
B - Heroes On My Picture Wall
Written-by: Williams, Hutchins / Producer - Pip Willams

Label:  Mercury Records
Genre:  Pop
Catalog#  6001108

(P) 1977
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Tom Tom Club - Under The Boardwalk b/w On, On, On, On (Remixed Version) (1982)

Tom Tom Club is an American new wave band founded in 1981 by husband-and-wife team Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz, both also known for being members of Talking Heads. "Under the Boardwalk" is a hit pop song written by Kenny Young and Arthur Resnick and recorded by The Drifters in 1964.
The song has since been covered by many other artists, with versions by the Tom Tom Club.


A - Under The Boardwalk  (4:12)
Written-By – Resnick, Young / Producer – C. Frantz, S. Stanley, T. Weymouth
B - On, On, On, On (Remixed Version)  (3:44)
Written-By – Tom Tom Club / Producer – C. Frantz, S. Stanley, T. Weymouth

Label:  Island Records
Genre:  Electronic, Synth-pop
Catalog#  104526

(P) 1982
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August 10, 2015

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Archie Bell & The Drells - The Soul City Walk b/w King Of The Castle (1975) - single

Archie Bell & the Drells was an American R&B vocal group from Houston, Texas, and one of the main acts on Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff's Philadelphia International Records.
“The Soul City Walk” was taken from the 1975 album “Dance Your Troubles Away”.




A - The Soul City Walk  (3:10)
Written-By – G. McFadden/J. Whitehead / Arranged By – Bobby Martin / Producer – Gene McFadden/ John Whitehead, V. Carstarphen
B - King Of The Castle  (4:26)
Written-By – B. Sigler, R. Tyson / Arranged By – Ronnie Baker / Producer – Bunny Sigler

Genre:  Philly Soul
Label:  Philadelphia International Records
Catalog#  PIR 3852

(P) 1975
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Peter Wiedemeyer - Zeven Dagen b/w Eva (1976) - single

Peter Wiedemeijer (19 december 1932 - 1 juli 1983) was een Nederlandse zanger.
Wiedemeijer begon met zingen in de jaren '50. Hij was zanger bij diverse radio-orkesten. De grootste hit van Wiedemeijer was Die tijd van vroeger. Dit lied stond in 1975 vijf weken in de Nederlandse Top 40 met als hoogste positie plaats 25. De B-kant van dit nummer was In de regen. In 1976 bracht hij de single “Zeven Dagen” uit, geproduceerd door Jack De Nijs (Jack Jersey), de plaat flopte.
Wiedemeijer overleed op 1 juli 1983, op vijftigjarige leeftijd.

A - Zeven Dagen  (4:00)
Written-by - Jack De Nijs, Henk Taal / Produktie: Jack De Nijs voor EMI/JR Productions
B - Eva  (3:34)
Written-by - Ragnar Blomstrom, N. Tustiby, H. Taal / Produktie: Jack De Nijs voor EMI/JR Productions

Genre:  Nederlandstalig
Label:  EMI Records
Catalog#  5C 006-25503

(P) 1976
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Limahl - Too Much Trouble b/w You´ve Been Gone For A Little While (Too Much Trouble Reprise) (1984) - single

Christopher Hamill (born 19 December 1958), better known by his stage name Limahl (an anagram of Hamill), is an English pop singer. He rose to fame as the lead singer of the 1980s pop group Kajagoogoo, before embarking on a briefly successful solo career.
“Too Much Trouble“ was taken from “Don't Suppose” his debut solo album in 1984.


A - Too Much Trouble  (3:31)
Written-By – Limahl / Producer – Dave Harris, Tim Palmer
B - You´ve Been Gone For A Little While (Too Much Trouble Reprise)  (2:03)
Written-By – Limahl / Producer – Dave Harris, Tim Palmer

Genre:  Synth-pop
Label:  EMI Records
Catalog#  1C 006-2001687

(P) 1984
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Elton John - Victim Of Love b/w Strangers (1979) - single

Victim of Love, released in 1979, is the eighteenth official album release for Elton John. It is a disco album, released shortly after the peak of disco’s popularity.






A - Victim Of Love
Written-By – Jerry Rix, Pete Bellotte, Sylvester Levay / Producer – Pete Bellotte
B - Strangers
Written-By – Elton John, Gary Osborne / Producer – Clive Franks, Elton John

Genre:  Disco, Pop
Label:  The Rock Record Company
Catalog#  6079688

(P) 1979
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Barry Manilow - Bermuda Triangle b/w Lonely Together (1980) - single

"Bermuda Triangle" is a song by Barry Manilow, from his album Barry. Released as a single in 1981, it reached number 15 in the UK charts, and number 16 in Germany.
The song features tonicizations, the cycle of fifths and a brief modulation to the tonic minor, which represents Manilow 'losing his woman'.



A - Bermuda Triangle  (3:45)
Written-by - B. Manilow, B. Sussman, J. Feldman / Barry Manilow, Ron Dante
B - Lonely Together  (4:19)
Written-by - Kenny Nolan / Barry Manilow, Ron Dante

Genre:  Pop, Easy Listening
Label:  Arista
Catalog#  102658

(P) 1980
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The Abdul Hassan Orchestra - Oriental Disco b/w Arabian Nights (1978) - single

The Dutch keyboard-player Hans van Eijck (former member of After Tea and Tee-Set) was the spiritual father of this one-time formation. With some additional anonymous players, disguised as Arabs and with belly dancer Yonina they scored one succesfull hit with the single Arabian Affair in 1978.




A - Oriental Disco  (4:03)
Written-by - Cemal Atam / Arranged-by - Camal Atam / A Corduroy/Bir Huker Production
B - Arabian Nights  (2:58)
Written-by - Cemal Atam / Arranged-by - Camal Atam / A Corduroy/Bir Huker Production

Genre:  Disco
Label:  Mercury Records
Catalog#  6013518

(P) 1978
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David Soul - Let´s Have A Quiet Night In b/w Mary´s Fancy (1977) - single

David Soul (born David Richard Solberg; August 28, 1943) is an American-British actor and singer, perhaps best known for his role as Detective Kenneth "Hutch" Hutchinson in the ABC television series Starsky & Hutch from 1975 to 1979. He became a British citizen in 2004.
During the mid- to late-1970s, Soul returned to his singing roots. Produced by Tony Macaulay, he recorded hits including "Don't Give Up on Us" (1976) which reached Number 1 in the US and the UK. From his 1977 album “Playing To An Audience Of One” the single “Let´s Have A Quiet Night In” reached #8 in the UK Charts in 1977.

A - Let´s Have A Quiet Night In
Written-By – Tony Macaulay / Arranged By – Tony King / Producer – Tony Macaulay
B - Mary´s Fancy
Written-By – David Soul, Gardner McKay / Producer – Tony Macaulay

Genre:  Pop, Ballad
Label:  Private Stock
Catalog#  5C006-60339

(P) 1977
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Spinners - Mighty Love (Part 1) b/w Mighty Love (Part 2) (1974)- single

"Mighty Love" is a 1973 song recorded by the American R&B vocal group The Spinners (known as "Detroit Spinners" in the UK). The song was co-written by Joseph B. Jefferson, Bruce Hawes and Charles Simmons and was produced by Thom Bell. Recorded at Philly's Sigma Sound Studios, the house band MFSB provided the backing. Bobbie Smith and Philippé Wynne rotate lead vocals during the first half of the song, with Wynne taking over completely for the final two and half minutes. During live performances by the Spinners, the song was often used to showcase Wynne's exceptional ad-lib ability. When it was released as the lead single from the album of the same name, the song was split into two parts and "Mighty Love - Pt.1" became another hit for the group, holding the number one spot on the US R&B Singles chart for two weeks in March 1974.
Todd Rundgren, Lisa Stansfield and Phil Perry are among those who have covered the song. The song appears in Richard Pryor's 1986 film, Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling.

A - Mighty Love (Part 1)  (3:14)
Written-By – Bruce Hawes, Charles Simmons, Joseph Jefferson / Producer, Arranged By, Conductor – Thom Bell
B - Mighty Love (Part 2)  (1:58)
Written-By – Bruce Hawes, Charles Simmons, Joseph Jefferson / Producer, Arranged By, Conductor – Thom Bell

Genre:  Soul
Label:  Atlantic Records
Catalog#  ATL 10416

(P) 1974
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Thelma Houston & Jerry Butler - It´s A Lifetime Thing b/w Kiss Me Now (1977)

Thelma & Jerry is Thelma Houston's fourth album for Motown Records, released in 1977. It is also the first of two vocal duet albums Houston did with Jerry Butler. Includes the R&B chart hit, "It's A Lifetime Thing."






A - It´s A Lifetime Thing  (3:31)
Written-by - M. Ward, K. Carter / Produced-by - Jerry Butler & H. Talbert III
B - Kiss Me Now  (3:45)
Written-by - G.G. Fuqua, K. Lupper / Produced-by - Hal Davis

Genre:  Soul
Label:  Motown Records
Catalog#  5C 006-99337

(P) 1977
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Brick - Sweat (Til You Get Wet) b/w Seaside Vibes (1981) - single

Brick is an American band that created a successful merger of funk and jazz in the 1970s.
"Sweat (Til You Get Wet)" was taken from their 1981 album "Summer Heat"





A - Sweat (Til You Get Wet)  (3:58)
Written-By – A. Bridgeforth, E. Irons, J. Brown, R. Ransom, R. Hickman / Arranged By, Producer – Brick, Ray Parker Jr.
B - Seaside Vibes  (3:30)
Written-By – J. Brown, R. Ransom, R. Hickman / Arranged By, Producer – Brick, Ray Parker Jr. 

Genre:  Soul, Funk
Label:  Epic Records
Catalog#  EPCA 1767

(P) 1981
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The Beach Boys - Beach Boys Medley b/w God Only Knows (1981) - single

"The Beach Boys Medley" is a single containing a medley of popular Beach Boys' songs from the 1960s, edited by John Palladino. Released in mid-1981, it capitalized on a medley craze begun by the Stars on 45 medleys. "The Beach Boys Medley" reached number 12 on the Billboard Hot 100. The B-side is the originally version of "God Only Knows" a song written by Brian Wilson and Tony Asher, released in 1966 as the eighth track on the group's album “Pet Sounds”.

A - Beach Boys Medley  (4:07)
Edited by - John Palladino
B - God Only Knows  (2:48)
Written-by - Brian Wilson, Tony Asher / Produced-by - Brian Wilson

Genre:  Pop, Surf Rock
Label:  Capitol Records
Catalog#  1C 006-86411

(P) 1981
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Svenne & Lotta - Til I Kissed You b/w Extra Extra (Read All About It) (1976) - single

Swedish duo consisting of Svenne Hedlund and Lotte Hedlund (Charlotte Walker).  Svenne Hedlund was lead vocalist of the successful Swedish group Hep Stars around 1960.
Charlotte Walker (b.1944), was a former member of the American group Sherrys, The, later moving to Sweden and becoming a member of the Hep Stars, adding female vocals, in 1968. She married Hedlund, and shortened her name.  The couple formed the duo after the Hep Stars parted ways and recorded several albums for the Polar label. In 1973, they represented Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest with the Swedish, "Bang En Boomerang", written by former Hep Stars bandmate, Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, of ABBA (who recorded the English version).

A - Til I Kissed You
Written-by - Don Everly / Produced-by - Michael B. Tretow
B - Extra Extra (Read All About It)
Written-by - Reid Whitelaw, Norman Bergen / Produced-by - Michael B. Tretow

Genre:  Pop
Label:  Polydor Records
Catalog#  2001698

(P) 1976
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Jocelyn Brown - Love´s Gonna Get You b/w Love´s Gonna Get You (Fun House Mix) (1985) - single

"Love's Gonna Get You" is a 1985 dance single by Jocelyn Brown, Jocelyn Lorette Brown (born November 25, 1950, Kinston, North Carolina, sometimes credited as Jocelyn Shaw).
A singer who had sung with the groups Salsoul Orchestra and Inner Life. The single was the first of four that Brown took to number one on the U.S. dance chart. It also reached number thirty-eight on the R&B singles chart, and was her second R&B top 40 hit as a solo artist.
Her solo career never really took off and she continued to sing on other people's records.

A - Love´s Gonna Get You  (4:24)
Written-By, Arranged By – Toni C. / Producer – John "Jellybean" Benitez
B - Love´s Gonna Get You (Fun House Mix)  (4:39)
Written-By, Arranged By – Toni C. / Producer – John "Jellybean" Benitez

Genre:  Funk / Soul
Label:  Warner Bros. Records
Catalog#  928889-7

(P) 1985
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Rossa Nova - Jamaica (Nederlandstalige Versie) b/w Jamaica (Engelse Versie) (1984) - single

Zang- en dansgroep uit Roosendaal. Leadzanger eerst Bert van Drunen, later Will Rommens (solo als Will Carter Davis).
De band waarbij Braziliaanse ritmes de boventoon voerden werd in 1974 opgericht. Een van de oprichters was Steenbergenaar Bert van Drunen die eerder drummer was bij The Funny's. Rossa Nova bestond naast zanger Van Drunen uit vier slagwerkers en vijftien danseressen gehuld in exotische kledij. De eerste twee jaar was Rossa Nova vooral actief in Roosendaal en omgeving en dan vooral in de carnavalstijd. In 1976 schoot het gezelschap als een komeet omhoog met hun eerste grote hit Margarita.

A - Jamaica (Nederlandstalige Versie)  (3:00)
Written-by - J. Verburgt, R.A.C. Elbers / Duke Sound Productions
B - Jamaica (Engelse Versie)  (3:00)
Written-by - J. Verburgt, R.A.C. Elbers / Duke Sound Productions

Genre:  Latin, Samba
Label:  Snowball Records
Catalog#  Snowball 010

(P) 1984
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De Adera´s - Geef Mij Jou Hand b/w Kom Met Mij Mee (1984) - single










A - Geef Mij Jou Hand  (4:05)
Written-by - Michiel Naves / Production - Piet Schneydenberg voor Vincent Produkties
B - Kom Met Mij Mee  (2:05)
Written-by - Michiel Naves / Production - Piet Schneydenberg voor Vincent Produkties

Genre:  Nederlandstalig / Piraten
Label:  VNC Records
Catalog#  VS 545

(P) 1984
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Saturday Night Band - Come On Dance, Dance b/w Touch Me On My Hot Spot (1978) - single

Concept band of the disco label Prelude. Jesse Boyce wrote almost all of their hits, sometimes with Moses Dillard. The band used Lorraine Johnson for backing vocals. “Come On Dance, Dance” reached the Dutch Tipparade in august 1978.





A - Come On Dance, Dance  (4:05)
Written-By – Jesse Boyce / Producer – Jesse Boyce, Moses Dillard
B - Touch Me On My Hot Spot  (4:10)
Written-By – Moses Dillard / Producer – Jesse Boyce, Moses Dillard

Genre:  Disco
Label:  Prelude Records
Catalog#  144637

(P) 1978
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Alan David - Get Your Love Right b/w Stranger (1977) - single

Alan David is a British actor/singer of the 1970s. born in Bognor Regis, West Sussex.
He released several singles first for Decca, then for EMI, from 1964 to 1978. David appeared, playing himself as a singer in a band, in the film Gonks Go Beat (1965), and co-hosted the BBC2 TV show Gadzooks, It's The In Crowd in June, 1965 with Lulu. “Get Your Love Right” released in 1977 and reached the Dutch Tipparade.

A - Get Your Love Right  (3:59)
Written-By – A. David, L. Martin / Producer – A. David
B - Stranger  (3:45)
Written-By – A. David, L. Martin / Producer – A. David

Genre:  Pop
Label:  EMI Records
Catalog#  5C 006-23628

(P) 1977
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