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Stars On 45 - Stars On 45 - CBS - Disco

Stars On 45 - Stars On 45 - CBS - Disco
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Track Listing

A1 Stars On 45
A1.2 Boogie Nights
A1.3 Funkytown
A2.1 Video Killed The Radio Star
A2.2 Venus
A2.3 Sugar Sugar
A2.4 No Reply
A2.5 I\'ll Be Back
A2.6 Drive My Car
A2.7 Do You Want To Know A Secret
A2.8 We Can Work It Out
A2.9 I Should Have Known Better
A2.10 Nowhere Man
A2.11 You\'re Going To Lose That Girl
A2.12 Sherry
A2.13 Cathy\'s Clown
A2.14 Breaking Up Is Hard To Do
A2.15 Only The Lonely
A2.16 Lady Bump
A2.17 Jimmy Mack
A2.18 Here Comes That Rainy Day Feeling
A2.19 Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini
A2.20 Stars On 45 (Reprise)
B1.1 Stars On 45
B1.2 Video Killed The Radio Star


Media Condition » Near Mint (NM or M-)
Sleeve Condition » Very Good (VG)
Artist Stars On 45
Title Stars On 45
Label CBS
Catalogue CBS A 13 1102
Format Vinyl 12 Inch
Released 1981
Genre Disco

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Information on the Disco Genre

The disco sound, style and ethos has its roots in the late 1960s. New York City blacks, gays, heterosexuals, women and Hispanics adopted several traits from the hippies and psychedelia. They included overwhelming sound, free form dancing, "trippy" lighting, colorful costumes, and hallucinogens. Psychedelic soul groups like the Chambers Brothers and especially Sly and The Family Stone influenced proto-disco acts such as Isaac Hayes, Willie Hutch and the Philadelphia Sound discussed in the next paragraph. In addition the positivity, lack of irony and earnestness of the hippies informed proto-disco music like M.F.S.B.'s "Love Is the Message.

Philly and New York soul were evolutions of the Motown sound. The Philly Sound is typified by lavish percussion, which became a prominent part of mid-1970s disco songs. Early songs with disco elements include "Only the Strong Survive" (Jerry Butler, 1968), "Message to Love" (The Jimi Hendrix Experience, 1969), "Soul Makossa" (Manu Dibango, 1972) and "The Love I Lost" (Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes, 1973).

The early disco sound was largely an urban American phenomenon with producers and labels such as SalSoul Records (Ken, Joe and Stanley Cayre), Westend Records (Mel Cheren), Casablanca (Neil Bogart), and Prelude (Marvin Schlachter) to name a few. They inspired and influenced such prolific European dance-track producers as Giorgio Moroder and Jean-Marc Cerrone. Moroder was the Italian producer, keyboardist, and composer who produced many songs of the singer Donna Summer. These included the 1975 hit "Love to Love You Baby", a 17-minute-long song with "shimmering sound and sensual attitude". Allmusic.com calls Moroder "one of the principal architects of the disco sound".

The disco sound was also shaped by Tom Moulton who wanted to extend the enjoyment of the music — thus single-handedly creating the "Remix" which has influenced many other latter genres such as techno, and pop. DJs and remixers would often remix (i.e., re-edit) existing songs using reel-to-reel tape machines. Their remixed versions would add in percussion breaks, new sections, and new sounds. Influential DJs and remixers who helped to establish what became known as the "disco sound" included David Mancuso, Tom Moulton, Nicky Siano, Shep Pettibone, the legendary and much-sought-after Larry Levan, Walter Gibbons, and later, New York–born Chicago "Godfather of House" Frankie Knuckles.

Disco was also shaped by nightclub DJs such as Francis Grasso, who used multiple record players to seamlessly mix tracks from genres such as soul, funk and pop music at discothèques, and was the forerunner to later styles such as house. Women also played important roles at the turntable. Karen Cook, the first female disco DJ in the United States, spun the vinyl hits from 1974 – 1977 at 'Elan, Houston, TX, and also programmed music for clubs throughout the US that were owned by McFaddin Ventures.

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