суббота, 6 марта 2010 г.

HOT R.S.


HOT R.S.

HOT R.S. stands for House Of The Rising Sun.

It was the name of a faceless disco-rock studio band from Johannesburg, South-Africa. Their first album released in 1977 featured a 14 minutes plus disco-rock reworking of the classic House of The Rising Sun, made famous by the Animals (1964). Their second album 'Forbidden Fruit' had as it's centrepiece a cover of Iron Butterfly's 1968 classic 'In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida' cleverly combined with Frankie Vaughan's 1957 hit 'Garden Of Eden'.

Some famous musicians are rumoured to have played on these 3 albums released by HOT R.S. between 1977 and 1980. They include Trevor Rabin (later YES member), Robert John "Mutt" Lange, René Veldsman, Duncan Mackay and Cedric Samson and of course anchor members Dan Hill and Kevin Kruger.

Discography:

Singles

* Delta Queen (1978) RPM #3 on Radio 5 in January 1978
* Temptation (1978) RPM
* Doublecross (1980) RPM

Albums

* House Of The Rising Sun (1977) RPM
* Forbidden Fruit (1978) RPM
* Heads Or Tails (1980) RPM
* Forbidden Fruit and Other Delights (1997) Gallo
re-issue of 'Forbidden Fruit' and 'Heads Or Tails' on a single CD
* Hot RS II - I Get So Excited (July 2003) EMI

Various Artists

* Top 40 Free CD (1991) EMI includes 'House Of The Rising Sun'
* You Should Be Dancing (1998) PolyGram includes 'House Of The Rising Sun'
* Disco Fever (1999) Gallo includes 3 HOT RS tracks

Musicians (1977-1980):

* Dan Hill: keyboards, arrangements
* Kevin Kruger: drums, keyboards, production
* Mercedes Kornfield: vocals
* Penny Croft: vocals
* René Veldsman: vocals
* Robert-John "Mutt" Lange: guitars
* Trevor Rabin: guitars, bass, keyboards
* Cedric Samson: drums
* Duncan MacKay: keyboards
* John Weddepohl: vocals
* Aiden "Dooley" Mason: guitars
* Stewart Irving: vocals
* Cindy Alter: backing vocals

HOT R.S. – (1977) House Of The Rising Sun





HOT R.S. – (1977) House Of The Rising Sun

Label:Vision (3)
Catalog#:VNLP 5492
Format:Vinyl, LP, Album
Country:Brazil
Released:1977
Genre:Electronic, Rock
Style: Glam, Disco

Tracklist

A House Of The Rising Sun 14:35
B1 Slow Blow 7:16
Written-By - K. Kruger*
B2 Delta Queen 7:53
Written-By - T. Tassenberg*

Credits

Arranged By - Dan Hill (2) , Kevin Kruger
Artwork By [Sleeve Design] - DENRO
Engineer - Hennie Hartmann
Producer - Kevin Kruger

http://rapidshare.com/files/359832403/HOT__1977__.rar.html

HOT R.S. – (1978) Forbidden Fruit






HOT R.S. – (1978) Forbidden Fruit

Label: Alvorada Internacional
Catalog#: LP-S-29-3
Format: Vinyl, LP
Country: Spain
Released: 1978
Genre: Electronic, Rock
Style: Disco

Tracklist

A1 In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida (Act 1) 6:45
A2 The Garden Of Eden 4:57
A3 In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida (Act 2) 3:09
B1 Temptation 6:22
B2 Adam's Apple 9:08
B3 Snake Dance 5:22

Credits

Arranged By - Dan Hill (2)
Engineer - Hennie Hartmann
Keyboards - Trevor Rabin
Producer, Arranged By - Kevin Kruger

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HOT R.S. – (1980) Heads Or Tails


HOT R.S. – (1980) Heads Or Tails

Label: RPM Records (3)
Catalog#: RPM 1135 B
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: South Africa
Released: 1980
Genre: Electronic
Style: Disco

Tracklist

A1 Money 2:47
A2 With Plenty Of Money And You 6:11
A3 Doublecross 5:13
B1 Money Runner 6:28
B2 Money Baby 4:20
B3 Heads Or Tails 4:25

Credits

Arranged By - Dan Hill (2) , Kevin Kruger
Engineer - Hennie Hartmann
Producer - Kevin Kruger

http://rapidshare.com/files/359832689/HOT__1980__.rar.html

HOT R.S.II – (2003) I Get So Excited


HOT R.S.II – (2003) I Get So Excited

Tracks:

1. House (Mix) Of The Rising Sun
2. Slow Blow
3. I Get So Excited
4. Summer In The City
5. He
6. Hey You
7. Shy Guy
8. Je'taime
9. Hot Summer Nights Medley
10. Sunshine Of Your Love
11. You're So Hot
12. I Get So Excited (Dance Remix)

Produced by Kevin Kruger and arranged by Dan Hill

Musicians:

* Dan Hill: keyboards, arrangements
* Kevin Kruger: drums, keyboards, vocals, production
* Veronique Lalouette: vocals
* Bobby Louw: vocals, arrangements
* Malie Kelly: backing vocals

Release information:

2003, EMI, CDEMIM060

http://rapidshare.com/files/359832759/HOT__2001__.rar.html

Ganymed




Ganymed

Profile:
Ganymed was an Austrian space disco band founded in 1977.

In 1978, they released their biggest hit, “It Takes Me Higher”, which hit #5 on the Austrian charts for four weeks and also hit #23 on the German charts. That same year, they released their debut album “Takes You Higher”, which ranked at #16 for 12 weeks and also spawned another single, “Saturn”.

1979 would see the release of their second album, “Future World”. The album’s title track was released as a B-side to “Dancing in a Disco”. Afterwards, they released their final album, “Dimension No. 3”, plus a non-album single, “Money Is Addiction (Of This Crazy World)” in 1980. At their last concert in 1981, Falco played bass for the group. Ganymed officially broke up in 1983.

Members:

* Gerry Edmond (real name Edmund Gerhard Czerwenka; pseudonym in the group: "Kroonk") – lead vocals, guitar, keyboards, synth programming
* Yvonne Dory (real name Doris Yvonne Czerwenka; pseudonym in the group: "Pulsaria") – vocals
* Rudolf Mille (pseudonym in the group: "Vendd") – keyboards
* Gerhard Messinger-Neuwirth (pseudonym in the group: "Izl") – bass
* Ernst Nekola-Hefter (pseudonym in the group: "Cak") – drums, percussion, drum programming
* Daniele Prencipe (pseudonym in the group: "Suk"; only appeared on "Takes You Higher") – keyboards

Discography

Albums

* Takes You Higher (1978)
* Future World (1979)
* Dimension No. 3 (1980)

Singles

* It Takes Me Higher (1978)
* Saturn (1978)
* Dancing in a Disco (1979)
* Money Is Addiction (Of This Crazy World) (1980)

Ganymed – (1978) Takes You Higher





Ganymed – (1978) Takes You Higher

Label: Bacillus Records
Catalog#: BAC 2059
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: Germany
Released: 1978
Genre: Electronic
Style: Disco

Tracklist

A1 It Takes Me Higher 5:00
A2 Robot Love 3:36
A3 Wonderful Girl 3:01
A4 Ju-Jupiter 3:37
A5 Movin' All Stars 3:50
A6 Hyperspace 3:17
B1 Saturn 4:10
B2 Movin' On A Disco Planet 4:14
B3 Come On And Dance 4:51
B4 S'punk 3:41
B5 Music Drives Me Crazy 4:36

Credits

Artwork By [Background] - Helmut Wenske
Artwork By [Cover Design] - A. Weindinger
Drums, Percussion [Totronic Toms], Programmed By [Necer Sound Computer] - Ernst Nekola
Effects [Low Frequencies] - Gerhard Messinger
Engineer - Reiner Wööhhl*
Engineer [Assistant] - Gerry Kroonk*
Photography - Bernd Enzlmüller
Producer - Wolf R. Reitz
Synthesizer - Rudolf Mille
Synthesizer, Keyboards [All Unusual] - Daniele Prencipe
Vocals [High Energy Voices] - Yvonne Dory
Vocals [High Energy Voices], Guitar [Transmitter Git.], Synthesizer, Programmed By [Nectar Sound Computer] - Gerry Edmond
Written-By - Daniele Prencipe (tracks: A6) , Encanto (2) (tracks: A2 to A6, B4) , Gerry Edmond (tracks: A1 to A5, B1 to B5) , Bottazzi* (tracks: A2 to A6, B4)

Notes

Recorded at Cloud One Sound Recording Studio, Vienna.
Produced 'Cloud One Productions'.
Special Thanks To: Robert Kastler, Heri Metzger, Wolfgang Brezina,
Mario Bottazzi With His Hot Air On "S'punk" And Last Not Least To "For Music" For Their Excellent Collaboration.

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Ganymed - (1979) Future World




Ganymed - (1979) Future World

Label: Bellaphon
Catalog#: 288-09-103
Format: CD, Album
Country: Germany
Released: 1993
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop, Disco

Tracklist

1 Future World 6:51
Written-By - G. Edmond*
2 Black Hole Five 5:57
Written-By - E. Nekola* , G. Messinger* , M. Pearson (2) , R. Mille*
3 Prelude - Captain's Wife - Interlude 6:14
Written-by [Captain's Wife] - G. Edmond*
Written-by [Interlude] - R. Mille*
Written-by [Prelude] - R. Mille*
4 We Like You (The Way You Like Us) 9:49
Written-By - G. Edmond*
5 Stand By Your Love 4:34
Written-By - G. Edmond* , R. Mille*
6 Dancing In A Disco 4:55
Written-By - G. Edmond*

Credits

Arranged By - G. Edmond* (tracks: 1, 3, 4, 6) , R. Mille* (tracks: 1, 2, 5)
Producer - Ganymed
Notes
Full original LP album release in 1979.

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Ganymed - (1980) Dimension No.3


Ganymed - (1980) Dimension No.3

Label: Bellaphon, Bacillus Records
Catalog#: 260-09-002, 260-09-002
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: Germany
Released: 1980
Genre: Electronic
Style: Disco

Tracklist

01 - Bring Your Love To Me 05:06
02 - I Want You 04:53
03 - One Day Fool 05:16
04 - Love Can Be Some Better 04:58
05 - Rollerskater 07:06
06 - Hypershooter 04:43
07 - Death To The Alien - Up To The Heaven 08:32
08 - Money Is Addiction (Of This Crazy World )(Single '80) 04:18
09 - Stars Of Love (Single '80) 03:35

Credits
Producer, Written-By - G. Edmond*

http://rapidshare.com/files/359729564/G_1980__D3.rar.html

Kellee Patterson

Born in the midwest just outside Chicago, Kellee Patterson grew up in Gary, Indiana.

Kellee Patterson's rise into the public eye came in 1971 when she was the first black girl to become Miss Indiana when she entered the Miss America pageant with merits for her singing talents.

Her singing started professionally when she was just 16 and following the sucess in the Miss America pageant she toured the world where she both sung and gave speeches.

Kellee broke into TV to host Harambee in Chicago and continued on with her singing career later when she moved to the West Coast.

Kellee Patterson – (1977) Turn On The Lights - Be Happy



Kellee Patterson – (1977) Turn On The Lights - Be Happy

Label: Shadybrook Records
Catalog#: SB 33-007
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: US
Released: 1977
Genre: Funk / Soul
Style: Disco

Tracklist

A1 Overture 2:46
A2 Heaven 4:14
A3 If It Don't Fit, Don't Force It 5:17
A4 Yesterday Was Love 4:51
A5 Be Happy 3:23
B1 Turn On The Lights 7:45
B2 Movin' In The Right Direction 3:54
B3 Let's Hold On To Love 3:57
B4 I'm Coming Home 4:52

Credits

Artwork By [Art Direction] - Curtis Martin Hill
Artwork By [Photography] - Al Parker
Backing Vocals - Winners' Circle, The
Bass - David Shields
Drums - James Gadson , Mike Baird
Engineer - (Dr.) George Belle* , Jerry Barnes
Executive Producer - Gene Russell
Guitar - Craig McMullen , David T. Walker , Ralph Hammer
Horns - Benny Powell , Bob Carr , Bob Findley , Ernie Fields Jr.* , Fred Jackson Jr.* , Gary Grant
Keyboards - Larry Farrow
Lyrics By - Carolyn Johns*
Producer [Associate] - Hank Wylie
Producer, Arranged By [Conducted By], Composed By - Larry Farrow
Saxophone [Solos] - Ray Pizzi
Strings - Charles Veal Jr. , Don Palmer* , Haim Shtrum , Janice Gower , Lawrence Sonderling , Rollice E. Dale* , Ron Cooper* , Shari Zippert , Sheldon Sanov , Sidney Muldrow , Bill Henderson* , Winterton Garvey

Notes
Recorded at United Western Studios, Los Angeles.
Mastered at Allen Zentz Mastering

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Kellee Patterson – (1976) Kellee





Kellee Patterson – (1976) Kellee

Label: Hubbub Records
Catalog#: HUBLP03
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Remastered
Country: UK
Released: 1995
Genre: Funk / Soul
Style: Soul, Funk, Disco

Tracklist

A1 I'm Gonna Love You Just A Little More, Baby 4:55
Written-By - Barry White
A2 What You Don't Know 3:10
Written-By - Gene Marcellino , Gerry Marcellino* , Mel Larson
A3 Mister Magic 3:22
Written-By - Ralph McDonald* , William Salter
A4 You Are So Beautiful 2:17
Written-By - Billy Preston , Bruce Fisher
A5 I Love Music 4:32
Written-By - K. Gamble, L. Huff*
B1 Stop, Look & Listen To Your Heart 3:55
Written-By - L. Creed* , T. Bell*
B2 Jolene 3:49
Written-By - Dolly Parton
B3 Time To Space 3:35
Written-By - D. L. George* , K. Loggins*
B4 Once Not Long Ago 3:32
Written-By - K. Patterson* , R. Bolden*

Credits

Arranged By [Vocals] - Kellee Patterson
Backing Vocals - Gene Russell , Kellee Patterson , Kimberly Boyer , Ricky Zunigar , Shelley Michelle*
Bass - Bill Upchurch (tracks: A1 to A4) , Larry Klein (tracks: A5, B1 to B4)
Congas - Don Cunningham (tracks: A5, B1 to B4)
Congas, Bells, Shaker - Rick Geragi (tracks: A1 to A4)
Drums - Carl Burnett (tracks: A5, B1 to B4) , Johnny Kirkwood (tracks: A1 to A4)
Engineer - Arne Frager , Gene Russell
Executive Producer - Gene Russell
Guitar - Danny Jacob (tracks: A5, B1 to B4) , Marlo Henderson (tracks: A1 to A4)
Mastered By [Reissue] - Martin Gikes
Mastered By [Remastered] - Pete Lorentz
Piano - Gene Russell (tracks: A1 to A4) , Rick Bolden (tracks: A5, B1 to B4)
Producer [Associate] - Kellee Patterson

Notes
Originally released on Shadybrook Records with catalog# SB 33-003 in 1976.
Original catalog# of this release: HUBLP3


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Kellee Patterson – (1973) Maiden Voyage


Kellee Patterson – (1973) Maiden Voyage

Label: Black Jazz Records
Catalog#: BJQD/12
Format: Vinyl, LP, Quadraphonic
Country: US
Released: 1973
Genre: Jazz
Style: Soul-Jazz

Tracklist

A1 Magic Wand Of Love 3:32
A2 Look At The Child 3:37
A3 Soul Daddy (Lady) 2:37
A4 Maiden Voyage 5:15
B1 Don't Misunderstand 4:17
B2 See You Later 3:58
B3 You 2:58
B4 Be All Your Own 1:47

Credits

Artwork By - Bud Doty
Bass - John Heard
Bass [Fender] - Henry Davis
Congas, Percussion - Sajih
Flute - George Harper
Percussion - Billy Osbourne*
Piano - Ernest Van Trease
Producer - Gene Russell
Producer [Re-issue] - James Hardge
Tambourine - John Lasalle
Trumpet - Everett Turner
Notes
Recorded in Hollywood Spectrum Studios, Los Angeles, California

http://rapidshare.com/files/359529200/KP_1974__MVr.rar.html

четверг, 4 марта 2010 г.

Various – (1994) The Casablanca Records Story



Various – (1994) The Casablanca Records Story

Label: PolyGram
Catalog#: 314 516 917-2
Format: 4 x CD, Compilation
Country: US
Released: 13 Sep 1994
Genre: Electronic, Funk / Soul, Pop
Style: P.Funk, Hi NRG, Disco

Casablanca Records Story is unquestionably an absolute MUST HAVE since this four (4) CD box set contains mostly extended original version of classic Casablanca songs. The only gripe here is the use of a single edit on some Costandinos tracks. Contains a beautiful 47 page booklet with tons of photos. Audio quality is wonderful as the tracks are taken from the original master tapes


Various – (1994) The Casablanca Records Story CD1

Label: PolyGram
Catalog#: 314 516 917-2
Format: 4 x CD, Compilation
Country: US
Released: 13 Sep 1994
Genre: Electronic, Funk / Soul, Pop
Style: P.Funk, Hi NRG, Disco

Tracklist CD1

1-01 Donna Summer - Love To Love You Baby (12") 16:49

Arranged By - Giorgio Moroder
Arranged By [Strings, Horns] - Mike Thatcher
Producer - Pete Bellotte

1-02 Lipps, Inc. - Funkytown (12") 7:49

Executive Producer - Steven Prods.
Producer - Steven Greenberg

1-03 Parliament - Tear The Roof Off The Sucker 5:46

Arranged By [Horns] - Bernie Worrell , Fred Wesley
Arranged By [Rhythm] - Bootsy Collins , George Clinton
Producer - George Clinton

1-04 Cher - Take Me Home (12") 7:31

Producer, Arranged By, Conductor - Bob Esty

1-05 Donna Summer - I Feel Love (12" Version) 8:12

Arranged By - Thor Baldursson
Producer - Giorgio Moroder , Pete Bellotte

1-06 Alec R. Costandinos - Romeo And Juliet (DJ Promo 12" Edit Version) 4:10
Arranged By - Don Ray
Producer - Alec R. Costandinos

1-07 Teri DeSario - Ain't Nothin' Gonna Keep Me From You (12") 6:31

Producer - Albhy Galuten , Barry Gibb , Karl Richardson

1-08 Village People - In The Navy (Single Version) 3:43

Arranged By [Strings, Horns] - Horace Ott
Executive Producer - Henri Belolo
Producer - Jacques Morali
Producer [Assistant] - Michael Hutchinson

1-09 Liquid Gold - My Baby's Baby (Midnight Mix) (12" Version) 6:39

Producer [Additional], Mixed By - Joe Long (2) , Richie Rivera
Producer, Arranged By - Adrian Baker
Remix - Richie Rivera

1-10 Cameo - Find My Way (12") 5:17

Producer - Johnny Melfi , Larry Blackmon
Remix [Disco] - Manny Slali

1-11 Love & Kisses - I Found Love (Now That I Found You) (Promo-only Version) 5:02

Arranged By - Don Ray
Producer - Alec R. Costandinos

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http://rapidshare.com/files/358801878/VA_-_CRS1.part2.rar.html

Various – (1994) The Casablanca Records Story CD2



Various – (1994) The Casablanca Records Story CD2

Label: PolyGram
Catalog#: 314 516 917-2
Format: 4 x CD, Compilation
Country: US
Released: 13 Sep 1994
Genre: Electronic, Funk / Soul, Pop
Style: P.Funk, Hi NRG, Disco


Tracklist CD2


2-01 Love & Kisses - Thank God It's Friday (12") 7:40

Producer - Alec R. Costandinos
MacArthur Park Suite (DJ Promo-only 12" Version) (17:33)

2-02a Donna Summer - MacArthur Park

Arranged By, Conductor - Greg Mathieson
Producer - Giorgio Moroder , Pete Bellotte
Written-By - Jimmy L. Webb*

2-02b Donna Summer - One Of A Kind
Arranged By, Conductor - Greg Mathieson
Producer - Giorgio Moroder , Pete Bellotte
Written-By - Donna Summer , Giorgio Moroder , Pete Bellotte

2-02c Donna Summer - Heaven Knows

Arranged By, Conductor - Greg Mathieson
Producer - Giorgio Moroder , Pete Bellotte
Written-By - Donna Summer , Giorgio Moroder , Greg Mathieson , Pete Bellotte

2-02d Donna Summer - MacArthur Park Reprise

Arranged By, Conductor - Greg Mathieson
Producer - Giorgio Moroder , Pete Bellotte
Written-By - Jimmy L. Webb*
-
2-03 Brooklyn Dreams - Music, Harmony And Rhythm (DJ Promo-only 12" Version) 6:48

Producer - Skip Konte

2-04 Village People - San Francisco (You've Got Me) 5:19

Executive Producer - Henri Belolo
Producer - Jacques Morali

2-05 Village People - In Hollywood (Everybody Is A Star) 4:53

Executive Producer - Henri Belolo
Producer - Jacques Morali

2-06 Brenda & The Tabulations - Let's Go All The Way (Down) (Extended 'Breakdown' Version) 7:18

Producer - Bobby Eli , Gilda C. Woods

2-07 D.C. LaRue - Let Them Dance (DJ Promo-only 12" Version) 5:48

Producer, Arranged By, Conductor - Bob Esty

2-08 Ritchie Family, The - Put Your Feet To The Beat (12" Version) 6:58

Arranged By [Strings, Horns] - Horace Ott
Executive Producer - Henri Belolo
Producer - Jacques Morali
Producer [Assistant] - Michael Hutchinson

2-09 Paul Jabara - Pleasure Island (Single Version) 4:47

Producer, Arranged By, Conductor - Bob Esty

2-10 Dennis Parker - Like An Eagle (12") 8:35

Arranged By [Strings, Horns] - Horace Ott
Executive Producer - Henri Belolo
Producer - Jacques Morali
Producer [Assistant] - Michael Hutchinson

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Various – (1994) The Casablanca Records Story CD3



Various – (1994) The Casablanca Records Story CD3

Label: PolyGram
Catalog#: 314 516 917-2
Format: 4 x CD, Compilation
Country: US
Released: 13 Sep 1994
Genre: Electronic, Funk / Soul, Pop
Style: P.Funk, Hi NRG, Disco

Tracklist CD3

3-01 Parliament - Flashlight 5:47

Arranged By - Bernie Worrell
Producer - George Clinton
3-02 Cameo - I Just Want To Be (DJ Promo-only 12" Version) 6:21

Producer - Larry Blackmon

3-03 Starpoint - I Just Wanna Dance With You (12") 5:01

Producer - Lionel Job

3-04 Donna Summer - Hot Stuff (12") 6:46

Arranged By - Harold Faltermeyer
Producer - Giorgio Moroder , Pete Bellotte

3-05 Donna Summer - Bad Girls (12") 4:56

Arranged By - Harold Faltermeyer
Producer - Giorgio Moroder , Pete Bellotte

3-06 Giorgio Moroder - The Chase 8:23

Arranged By - Giorgio Moroder , Harold Faltermeyer
Producer - Giorgio Moroder

3-07 Skatt Bros. - Walk The Night (12") 5:24

Arranged By - Pete Pedersen , Skatt Bros.
Producer - Willi Morrison & Ian Guenther

3-08 Sylvers, The - Don't Stop Get Off (12") 5:20

Producer - Al Ross , Bob Cullen , Leon F. Sylvers III*

3-09 People's Choice - You Ought To Be Dancing (DJ Promo-only 12" Version) 6:14

Arranged By - David Brunson , David Thompson (3)
Producer - Tom Moulton

3-10 Stephanie Mills - Medicine Song 4:53

Executive Producer - Stephanie Mills
Producer - David "Hawk" Wolinski

3-11 Nightlife Unlimited - Dance, Freak And Boogie (DJ Promo-only 12" Version) 7:34

Arranged By [Vocals] - Rebecca Bell* , Denise Davis*
Arranged By, Conductor - Eddy Strauman
Producer - George Cucuzzella , Peter Di Milo
Producer [Coordinator] - Mike Pabone , Steve Thompson
3-12 Village People - Macho Man (12") 5:12

Arranged By [Strings, Horns] - Horace Ott
Executive Producer - Henri Belolo
Producer - Jacques Morali

3-13 Parlet - Pleasure Principle (Single Version) 4:32

Producer - George Clinton

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Various – (1994) The Casablanca Records Story CD4



Various – (1994) The Casablanca Records Story

Label: PolyGram
Catalog#: 314 516 917-2
Format: 4 x CD, Compilation
Country: US
Released: 13 Sep 1994
Genre: Electronic, Funk / Soul, Pop
Style: P.Funk, Hi NRG, Disco

Tracklist CD4

4-01 Donna Summer - On The Radio (DJ Promo-only 12" Version) 7:33

Arranged By - Giorgio Moroder , Harold Faltermeyer
Producer - Giorgio Moroder

4-02 Four Tops - When She Was My Girl 3:22

Producer - David Wolfert

4-03 Gloria Scott - Just As Long As We're Together (In My Life There Will Never Be Another) 2:44

Arranged By - Barry White , Gene Page
Producer - Barry White

4-04 Village People - YMCA 4:43

Arranged By [Strings, Horns] - Horace Ott
Executive Producer - Henri Belolo
Producer - Jacques Morali

4-05 Meco* - Stars Wars Theme / Cantina Band (DJ Promo-only 12" Version) 7:35
Producer - Meco Monardo , Tony Bongiovi

4-06 Michael Sembello - Maniac (DJ Promo-only 12" Version) 5:54

Remix - John "Jellybean" Benitez

4-07 Ultimate (3) - Touch Me Baby / Love Is The Ultimate (DJ Promo-only 12" Version) 10:35

Arranged By, Conductor - Juliano Salerni
Producer - Bruce Weeden , Juliano Salerni
Remix [Disco] - Howard Merritt

4-08 Captain And Tennille - Do That To Me One More Time 4:12

Producer - Daryl Dragon

4-09 Teri DeSario With KC (4) - Yes, I'm Ready 3:16

Arranged By - Bruce Lofgren
Producer - Harry Wayne Casey

4-10 Patrick Juvet - I Love America (DJ Promo-only 12" Version) 3:47

Executive Producer - Henri Belolo
Producer - Jacques Morali

4-11 Pattie Brooks - After Dark (12") 7:49

Producer, Arranged By, Conductor - Simon Soussan

4-12 Irene Cara - Flashdance... What A Feeling (DJ Promo-only 12" Version) 7:14

Producer - Giorgio Moroder
Remix - John "Jellybean" Benitez

4-13 Donna Summer - Last Dance (DJ Promo-only 12" Version) 8:11

Mixed By - Bobby "DJ" Guttadaro , Marc Paul Simon
Producer - Bob Esty , Giorgio Moroder

Credits

Compilation Producer - Bruce Carbone , Harry Weinger
Executive Producer - Bill Levenson
Mastered By [Digital Remastering] - Joseph M. Palmaccio
Other [Creative Consultant] - Cecil Holmes
Other [Design] - Hub Graphics Corp., The
Other [Project Assistance] - Catherine Ladis
Other [Project Coordination] - Terri Tierney
Other [Project Direction] - Richard Bauer
Other [Sleeve Notes] - Vince Aletti, Brian Chin, Cecil Holmes

Notes

This 4-CD box set is packaged in a deluxe foil-stamped slipcase and includes a 48-page booklet with the story of Casablanca Records, a detailed track annotation and lots of photos from the Casablanca archives among other things.
The 4 CDs contain 47 tracks; 14 of them are DJ promo-only 12" versions.

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Sylvester


Sylvester

Sylvester James (September 6, 1944 in Los Angeles, California – December 16, 1988 in San Francisco, California) was an American disco and soul musician, and a gay drag performer. Known for singing in falsetto (despite a rich baritone voice), he is also considered one of the first Hi-NRG artists. His grandmother was the jazz singer Julia Morgan. He performed under his first name only, Sylvester.

Living in San Francisco in the 1960s, he performed in a musical production called Women of the Blues, then joined a short-lived group of transvestite performance artists called The Cockettes in the early 70's (famed transvestite Divine was a member of the group as well). Sylvester can be seen in the Cockettes' outrageous short film Tricia's Wedding, lampooning the wedding of President Nixon's daughter Tricia, and in an eponymous 2002 documentary about the group.

In 1972, Sylvester supplied two cuts to Lights Out San Francisco, an album complied by the KSAN radio station and released on the Blue Thumb label. In 1973, Sylvester & his Hot Band released two rock-oriented albums on Blue Thumb (their self-titled debut was also known as "Scratch My Flower," due to a gardenia-shaped scratch-and-sniff sticker adhered to the cover). Signed a solo act to Fantasy Records in 1977, and working with the production talents of legendary Motown producer Harvey Fuqua. Sylvester later alleged that Fuqua cheated him out of millions of dollars.

Sylvester soon met his frequent collaborator Patrick Cowley. Cowley's synthesizer and Sylvester's voice proved to be a magical combination, and pushed Sylvester's sound in an increasingly dance-oriented direction; his second solo album - Step II (1978) - unleashed two disco classics: "You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)," and "Dance (Disco Heat)." By this time both his live shows and recordings also recognizably featured the back-up vocals of Two Tons O' Fun: future Weather Girls Martha Wash and Izora Rhodes. 1979 brought three Billboard awards and an appearance in the movie, The Rose, starring Bette Midler.

Moving to Megatone Records in 1982, Sylvester quickly landed a Hi-NRG classic with "Do You Wanna Funk." He was close friends with other Megatone artists Linda Imperial and Jeanie Tracy. Sylvester was also very close to the legendary Patti LaBelle.

Later pressure from the label to "butch up" his image would result in him attending meetings in full-on drag. A drag photo shoot, which he staged and presented to label heads as a gag (calling it his "new album cover") would later grace the cover of Immortal after Sylvester died; it was the label's way of paying tribute to his spirit. In 1985, one of his dreams came true as he was summoned to sing back-up for Aretha Franklin on her Who's Zoomin' Who comeback album. His sole Warner Bros. album was Mutual Attraction in 1986; a single from the album, "Someone Like You," featured original cover art by Keith Haring.

Sylvester died of complications from AIDS on December 16, 1988. His good friend Jeanie Tracy took care of Sylvester during his last days.

In the late 1990's, performance artist Djola Branner (co-founder of the highly influential Pomo Afro Homos troupe) created his acclaimed solo piece and CD Mighty Real around the life of Sylvester.

On September 20, 2004 Sylvester's anthem record, You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real), was inducted into the Dance Music Hall of Fame. A year later, on September 19, 2005, Sylvester himself was inducted into the Dance Music Hall of Fame for his achievement as an artist.

In 2005, a biography written by Joshua Gamson and titled The Fabulous Sylvester: The Legend, The music, The 70s in San Francisco was published.

Albums
• Sylvester & the Hot Band (performed by Sylvester & the Hot band; Blue Thumb, 1973)
• Bazaar (performed by Sylvester & the Hot band; Blue Thumb, 1973)
• Sylvester (Fantasy, 1977)
• Step II (Fantasy, 1978)
• Stars (Fantasy, 1979)
• Living Proof (double LP, recorded live; Fantasy, 1979)
• Sell My Soul (Fantasy/Honey, 1980)
• Too Hot To Sleep (Fantasy/Honey, 1981)
• All I Need (Megatone, 1982)
• Call Me (Megatone, 1983)
• M-1015 (Megatone, 1984)
• 12 By 12 (Megatone)
• Mutual Attraction (Warner Brothers, 1986)
• Immortal (Megatone, 1989)


Main Singles
• "Southern Man" (performed by Sylvester & the Hot Band; Blue Thumb, 1973)
• "Down On Your Knees" (performed by Sylvester & the Hot Band; Blue Thumb, 1973)
• "Down, Down, Down" (Fantasy, 1977)
• "Over And Over" (Fantasy, 1977)
• "Dance (Disco Heat)" (Fantasy, 1978)
• "You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)" (Fantasy, 1978)
• "I (Who Have Nothing)" (Fantasy, 1979)
• "Stars" (Fantasy, 1979)
• "Can't Stop Dancing" (Fantasy, 1979)
• "You Are My Friend" (Fantasy, 1980)
• "I Need You" (Fantasy, 1980)
• "Sell My Soul" (Fantasy, 1980)
• "Here Is My Love" (Fantasy, 1981)
• "Give It Up (Don't Make Me Wait)" (Fantasy, 1981)
• "Magic Number" (performed by Herbie Hancock featuring Sylvester; Columbia, 1981)
• "Do Ya Wanna Funk" (performed by Patrick Cowley featuring Sylvester; Megatone, 1982)
• "Don't Stop" (Megatone, 1982)
• "Tell Me" (Megatone, 1982)
• "Be With You" (Megatone, 1982)
• "All I Need" (Megatone, 1982)
• "Don't Stop" (Megatone, 1983)
• "Tell Me" (Megatone, 1983)
• "Hard Up" (Megatone, 1983)
• "Band Of Gold" (Megatone, 1983)
• "Too Late" (Megatone, 1983)
• "One Night Only" (Megatone, 1983)
• "Trouble In Paradise" (Megatone, 1983)
• "Stargazing" (performed by Earlene Bentley featuring Sylvester; UK release; Record Shack, 1984)
• "Good Feeling" (German release; Bellaphone, 1984)
• "Call Me" (Megatone, 1984)
• "Menergy" (ERC Records, 1984)
• "Rock The Box" (Megatone, 1984)
• "Take Me To Heaven" (Megatone, 1985)
• "Sex" (Megatone, 1985)
• "Takin Love Into My Own hand" (Mexico release; Discos Musart, 1985)
• "Lovin Is Really My Game" (Megatone, 1985)
• "Living For The City" (Warner Bros, 1986)
• "Someone Like You" (Warner Bros, 1986)
• "Mutual Attraction" (Warner Bros, 1987)
• "Sooner Or Later" (Warner Bros, 1987)

Sylvester-Megatone Remixes


Sylvester-Megatone Remixes

Tracklist

Band of Gold (Remix)
Be With You (Remix)
Call Me (Remix)
Do Ya Wanna Funk (Italian Boy Remix)
Do Ya Wanna Funk (Italian House Remix)
Do Ya Wanna Funk (Joseph Watt Remix)
Don't Stop (Remix)
Good Feelin' (Remix)
Menergy (Deep House Remix)
Rock The Box (Master Mix)
Rock The Box (Powerhouse Energy Mix)
Rock The Box (Purple Haze Acid House Mix)
Sex (An Ian Levine Remix)
Take Me To Heaven (An Ian Levine Remix)
Taking Love Into My Own Hands (Remixed by Sylvester)
Tell Me (Remix)
Too Late (Remix)
Trouble In Paradise (Remix)


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Sylvester - (2006) I Need You (Dim’s Maxi Disco Blend)



Sylvester - (2006) I Need You (Dim’s Maxi Disco Blend)

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Sylvester – (1990) Greatest Hits







Sylvester – (1990) Greatest Hits

Label: Unidisc
Catalog#: SPLK2-8022
Format: 2 x CD, Compilation
Country: Canada
Released: 1990
Genre: Electronic
Style: Hi NRG, Disco

Tracklist

CD1-01 Dance (Disco Heat) (Remix) 5:49
Producer - Harvey Fuqua , Sylvester
CD1-02 Body Strong 8:28
Producer - Harvey Fuqua , Sylvester
CD1-03 Sell My Soul 5:51
Producer - Harvey Fuqua , Sylvester
CD1-04 You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real) 6:34
Producer - Harvey Fuqua , Sylvester
CD1-05 Can't Stop Dancing 7:43
Producer - Harvey Fuqua , Sylvester
CD1-06 Lovin Is Really My Game 6:40
Producer - Ken Kessie , Marty Blecman
CD1-07 Do Ya Wanna Funk (Remix) 6:47
Producer - Marty Blecman , Patrick Cowley
Remix - Joseph Watt
CD1-08 Don't Stop 6:51
Producer - Tip Wirrick* , John Hedges , Marty Blecman
CD1-09 Band Of Gold 7:30
Producer - Sylvester
CD1-10 Stars 10:31
Producer - Harvey Fuqua , Sylvester
CD2-01 One Night Only 4:05
Producer - Tip Wirrick*
CD2-02 You Are My Friend 8:08
Producer - Harvey Fuqua , Sylvester
CD2-03 Ooh Baby Baby 3:17
Producer - Harvey Fuqua , Sylvester
CD2-04 Be With You 6:38
Producer - Tip Wirrick* , John Hedges , Marty Blecman
CD2-05 Take Me To Heaven 6:57
Producer - Ken Kessie , Morey Goldstein
CD2-06 Trouble In Paradise 6:33
Producer - Tip Wirrick*
CD2-07 I Who Have Nothing 11:13
Producer - Harvey Fuqua , Sylvester
CD2-08 Menergy (Deep House Remix) 8:04
Producer - Patrick Cowley
Remix - David Diebold , Leo Frappier
CD2-09 Rock The Box (Remix) 7:04
Producer - Ken Kessie , Morey Goldstein
CD2-10 Do Ya Wanna Funk 6:20
Producer - Patrick Cowley
Notes
Info taken from other releases:
CD1-07 is the Original mix.
CD2-10 is the Remix'89 by Joseph Watt.

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Disco queen Sylvester delivers 20 of her best on GREATEST HITS including "Body Strong" and "One Night Only."

With several outdated Sylvester collections on the market, this hard to find Canadian import is by far head and shoulders above the rest. For example, 1989's Original Hits unbelievably left off "Do You Wanna Funk," one of his signature hits, and other collections, such as 12 by 12, leave off "You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)." Therefore, this Canadian collection stands as the definitive Sylvester hits package, containing the full-length versions of his dancefloor classics. Greatest Hits includes his three American Top 40 hits, including the aforementioned pair and an 11-minute version of "I (Who Have Nothing)," as well as his U.K. hits, which include "Stars" and "Band of Gold." Additionally, the collection boasts excellent audio quality and live tracks such as "You Are My Friend," but unfortunately lacks detailed liner notes and photographs, which would have been interesting, especially considering Sylvester's colorful, inspirational, and ultimately short-lived life. So, for those wanting a comprehensive collection of Sylvester's music and an excellent testament to the bygone era of disco music, this rare double album is the way to go. ~ Jose F. Promis

Fantastic 20 song collection of the best of the late disco star, showcasing all her glorious moments. Includes all the greats like "Dance Disco Heat", "Do You Wanna Funk", "Be With You", "You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)", "Take Me To Heaven", plus the original 12" mix of "Menergy", a long sought collector's item. Rupaul may come close, but Sylvester was and will forever be the Queen Of Disco.

Personnel: Sylvester (vocals, keyboards).
Audio Remixers: Joseph Watt; David Diebold; Leo Frappier.