February 19, 2017

Tony Steward - Isn´t She Lovely b/w Come Closer (1977) - single

Nederlandse zanger, geboren in 1950, als Tonnie Verbrugge.
Naast Willeke heeft Willy Alberti nog een muzikaal kind: zoon Tony Alberti, vanaf 1966 te vinden in de groep The Shrimps.
In de loop der jaren -op enig moment- lid geweest van Tony Alberti & Friends: Geert Veen, Jaap Vlijm, Frits van Es en Tonnie Verbrugge.

Ook actief als Tony Steward, Tony Alberti en/of Tony Alberti & Friends.
In 1977 brengt hij (solo)  Isn't She Lovely  uit, een cover van de hit van Stevie Wonder.
In begeleidingsband zat o.a. Gerard Veen (later solo als Gary Fane).

A - Isn't She Lovely  (4:07)
       Written-By – S. Wonder

B - Come Closer  
      Written By – McRonald / Claessen / McRonald


Producer – Martin Agterberg
Genre: Disco
Label: CNR Records

Catalog# 141386

David Ruffin - Walk Away From Love b/w Love Can Be Hazardous To Your Health (1975) - single

David Eli Ruffin (born Davis Eli Ruffin, January 18, 1941 – June 1, 1991) was an American soul singer and musician most famous for his work as one of the lead singers of The Temptations (1964–68) during the group's "Classic Five" period as it was later known. He was the lead voice on such famous songs as "My Girl" and "Ain't Too Proud to Beg".
"Walk Away from Love" is a 1975 song recorded by American singer David Ruffin. The million-selling single, produced by Van McCoy and written by Charles Kipps, was number one on the US R&B Singles Chart for one week in early 1976, and crossed over to #9 on the Pop Charts. In Canada, the song peaked at #30.
"Walk Away From Love" was Ruffin's only number-one R&B hit, and only one of two Top 10 pop hits for Ruffin on the Billboard Hot 100, the other being My Whole World Ended (The Moment You Left Me), which also peaked at #9. The song was his only solo entry into the UK Charts, where it was a Top Ten hit as well, and peaked at #10 in early 1976. The backing vocals were performed by the disco group Faith, Hope & Charity.

A - 2-4-6-8 Motorway  (3:18)
       Written-By – Robinson

B - Love Can Be Hazardous To Your Health  (3:13)
      Written-By – J. Boyce

Companies, etc.

Phonographic Copyright (p) – EMI Records Ltd.
Published By – MCPS Ltd.
Published By – B. Feldman & Co. Ltd.
Pressed By – EMI Records


Mastered By – Blair (tracks: A)
Producer – Vic Maile


Release: 1977
Genre: Punk Rock
Label: EMI Records

Catalog# 5C 006-06570

December 4, 2016

Chip Taylor - Same Ol´ Story b/w John Tucker´s On The Wagon Again (1975) - single

Chip Taylor (born James Wesley Voight; March 21, 1940) is an American songwriter, noted for writing "Angel of the Morning" and "Wild Thing."
He is the brother of actor Jon Voight and geologist Barry Voight and the uncle of actress Angelina Jolie and actor James Haven. Taylor attended Archbishop Stepinac High School in White Plains, New York. In 1961, Taylor attended the University of Hartford in Hartford, Connecticut for one year.[citation needed]
After an unsuccessful attempt to become a professional golfer, Taylor entered the music business, writing pop and rock songs, both alone and with other songwriters, including Al Gorgoni (as the duo Just Us), Billy Vera, Ted Daryll and Jerry Ragovoy.

After writing three standards of the '60s -- the garage rock classic "Wild Thing," made famous by the Troggs; the soft pop ballad "Angel of the Morning," originally cut by Merrilee Rush; and "Try (Just a Little Bit Harder)," made famous by Big Brother & the Holding Company -- Chip Taylor began a solo recording career in the '70s, signing to Warner Bros. after releasing one rock-oriented album, Gasoline, on Buddah in 1971. His first album, rather ironically (and quite funnily) named Chip Taylor's Last Chance, appeared in 1973 but it wasn't a rock or a pop album: it was a country album, which signaled a return to his roots in a way, since he sang country music at the beginning of his career. Neither Last Chance nor the following year's Some of Us were hits, but the label stuck with him through one more record, 1975's This Side of the Big River. This is also a country album -- indeed, it was the only one of his records to sell well enough to appear on the country charts -- but it's not a conventional country record by any means.
The track "Same Ol´ Story" were released as a single and reached in 1975 No.4 in the dutch Top-40 and stay there for 7 weeks.

A - Same Ol´ Story  (3:14)
      Written-By – Chip Taylor

B - John Tucker´s On The Wagon Again  (5:27)
      Written-By – Chip Taylor

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Release:  1975
Genre: Country
Label:  Warner Bros. Records

Catalog#  WB 16646

November 28, 2016

Loverde & Patrick Cowley - Die Hard Lover b/w My World Is Empty Without You (1982) - single

Frank Loverde (or simply Loverde) (1947–1990) was an American disco singer and musician active during the 1980s. Based in San Francisco,
Loverde worked with record producer Patrick Cowley on his greatest success; Die Hard Lover, released in 1982.

Patrick Joseph Cowley (October 19, 1950 - November 12, 1982) was an American disco and Hi-NRG dance music composer and recording artist. Besides Giorgio Moroder, he is often credited as a pioneer of electronic dance music

Working with Linda Imperial and her sister, Loverde made a name for himself on the San Francisco club scene as both a DJ and performer. During this time, the trio gained a record deal with Prism Records and released Iko-Iko, a record produced by Patrick Cowley and Michael Finden, in 1980. Loverde continued on the club circuit, occasionally working on studio projects, until 1982 when he was given an instrumental track by Patrick Cowley and asked to write lyrics for it. This track became "Die Hard Lover", which was recorded along with Linda Imperial and Peggy Gibbons.
The trio, now calling themselves Loverde, had huge success with the single in 1982 and became celebrities in the Hi-NRG music community.

A - Die Hard Lover  (4:14)
      Arranged By – Frank Loverde, Patrick Cowley
      Written-By – Don Miley, Frank Loverde, Patrick Cowley

B - My World Is Empty Without You  (4:30)
      Arranged By – Denver Smith, Horus Jack Tolson
      Written-By – Holland-Dozier-Holland

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Release:  1982
Genre: Disco
Label:  Rams Horn

Catalog# RAMSH-1137

Children Of The World feat. Ellen Foley and Jimmy Hall - The Time Is Now b/w American Medley (1980) - single

Steve Popovich and legendary Nashville producer/arranger Bill Justis have created a labor of love for our perpetual enjoyment and inspiration.
The voices of children never fail to create goose-bumps — and these Children of the World will thrill your heart. They sing with a long list of adult superstars and the selection of songs is brilliant, from "If We Only Had The Time" (what a philosophy to come from out-of-the-mouths-of-babes) and "Kids Are People, Too," to "Grandfather Song" (perfect!), to a stirring, scalp-tingling "American Medley" with Charlie Daniels.
The soul is inspired. The eyes mist over … It is time that the music of our children be heard outside of school auditoriums and classrooms. It is time for these voices to ride the media and caress the airwaves. For these are the voices of rock and flame. These are indeed the voices of our children … Children of the World.

Ellen’s duet with Jimmy Hall "The Time is Now" is, unsurprisingly, a sticky sweet ballad.
The album also contains an instrumental introduction written by Ian Hunter, a song by Abba’s Björn and Benny [Disclaimer: I fucking hate Abba], an appearance by Slovakian polka king Frank Yankovich (not related to ‘Weird’ Al) and a Father Abraham and the Smurfs song performed by Hervé Villechaize.

A - The Time Is Now  (3:49)
       Written-By – K. Young, P. Ford

B - American Medley  (2:49) 
     (a) America The Beautiful
               Arranged By – B. Justis
               Written-By – Traditional
     (b) God Bless America
             Written-By – I. Berlin

taken from the album “The Time Is Now” (1980).

Companies, etc.
Phonographic Copyright (p) – CBS Inc.
Published By – Kangaroo Music Inc.
Published By – Chappell

Produced-By – Bill Justis, Steve Popovich,
Cleveland International Productions and Irving Berlin Music

Release: 1980
Genre:  Pop
Label:  Epic Records

Catalog# EPC 9082

November 24, 2016

The Pack - Muchias Gracias b/w Limelight (1981)


A - Muchias Gracias (3:45)
      Written-By – Chas Jankel, Kenny Young

B - Limelight (3:09)
      Written-By – Herbie Armstrong, Kenny Young

Producer – Chas Jankel, Chris Warwick, Kenny Young

Release:  1981
Genre: Latin, Disco
Style: Funk
Label:  Friends Records

Catalog#  FRS 010

November 23, 2016

Fat Eddy Band - Let Your Body Move It b/w When You Feel That The Love (1981)


A - Let Your Body Move It (3:59)
      Written-By – C.H. de Jong, M. V. Loa, R. Geest 

B - When You Feel That The Love  (3:11)
      Written-By – C.H. de Jong, M. V. Loa, R. Geest 

Producer – Jacques Zwart

Release: 1981
Genre: Funk / Soul
Style: Funk, Disco
Label: Polydor Records

Catalog#  2050695

November 22, 2016

Promises - Baby It´s You b/w What´s A Girl To Do (1978)


A - Baby It's You  (3:49)
      Written-By – Benny Knauer, Leslie Knauer 

B - What's A Girl To Do  (3:05)
      Written-By – Leslie Knauer 

Producer – Steve Verroca
Arranged By [String Arr By] – John D'Andrea

Release: 1978
Genre: Rock
Style: Pop Rock
Label: Bovema Negram Records

Catalog#  5N 006-77027

November 21, 2016

Heathermae - Keep On Dancin´ b/w Give It Up (1976)


A - Keep On Dancin´  (3:03)
      Written-By – Bewley, de Bois

B - Give It Up  (3:31)
      Written-By – Bewley, de Bois

Companies, etc. 
Made By – Negram
Produced For – Ladybird Music Production
Pressed By – EMI-Bovema N.V.

Producer – Richard de Bois

Release: 1976
Genre: Funk / Soul
Style: Disco
Label: Atlantic Records

Catalog# ATLN 10867

Hans Vermeulen - I Couldn´t Stay Away From You b/w (Mr.) Es (1976)


A - I Couldn´t Stay Away From You  (4:15)
      Written-By – B. Raleigh, B. Wayne

B - (Mr.) Es  (3:33)
      Written-By – Hans Vermeulen

Accompanied By – Rainbow Train
Executive Producer – Peter Koelewijn
Producer – Hans Vermeulen

Release: 1976
Genre: Pop
Label: Mercury Records

Catalog# 6198092