October 25, 2015

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Boys Town Gang - Ain´t No Mountain High Enough / Cruising The Streets (1981) - single

The Boys Town Gang were a San Francisco based disco and Hi-NRG band. Their popularity peaked in the 1980s, when the group reached number 5 on Billboard's Hot Dance Club Play chart with the single "Cruisin' the Streets".
In 1980 DJ Bill Motley saw an opportunity to form a group that catered to San Francisco's large gay clientele. In his search to form a group he auditioned hundreds of vocalists, both male and female. Local cabaret singer Cynthia Manley captured the lead spot.
The idea was originally for one 12" single with two tracks of high energy music. Motley, a Diana Ross fan, picked two Ashford & Simpson songs to form a medley for the A-side. For the B-side he wrote a disco drama in four acts. A record label was founded to release the two songs.
When "Remember Me"/"Ain't No Mountain High Enough" was released the song took off, with Manley's vocals propelling the song into the top of the club charts. The four-act explicit "Cruisin' The Streets" was a snapshot of Castro and Market Streets at sundown.
On the records "Remember Me" / "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" and "Cruisin' The Streets" Cynthia Manley provided lead vocals with Robin Charin, Don Wood, Phill Manganello, Tom Morley and Keith Stewart providing back-up.

A - Ain´t No Mountain High Enough/Remember Me  (4:44)
Written-By – Ashford/Simpson / Producer – Bill Motley / Executive Producer – Stan Morriss, Victor Swedosh
B - Cruising The Streets  (3:31)
Written-By – Bill Motley / Producer – Bill Motley / Executive Producer – Stan Morriss, Victor Swedosh

Genre:  Disco
Label:  WEA Records
Catalog# 18854

(P) 1981

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