Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Shirley Ross - If You Leave Me Now (12'' Maxi) 1983 italo disco classic VERY RARE!

The amazingly beautiful and rare 1983 electronic italo disco 12'' by Shirley Ross (aka Valerie Dore/Dora Carofiglio) singing 'If You Leave Me Now'.
Shirley Ross (aka Dora Carofiglio) was the lead singer of Novecento, and also well known as a solo project Valerie Dore. Most (or all) 12" were produced by Pino, Ross and Lino Nicolosi. Arguably, Dora Carofiglio is the best vocal in Italo Disco. In the early 90's, Dora Carofiglio married one of the Nicolosi siblings & took on their name becoming Dora Nicolosi.
Retro Disco Hi-NRG thoughts... "a very rare and well produced record which was famously played as the final closing song each night at THE RIVIERA! (a popular gay disco in Durban, South Africa in the late 80's/early 90's....) A beautiful record which i searched 20+ years to find" :)

Saturday, 27 March 2010

Savage - I Love Savage (Greatest Hits Album) 80's italo disco

SAVAGE (aka Roberto Zanetti, born November 28, 1956) is an Italian singer, music producer, composer and businessman. In late 1983 his smash hit Don't Cry Tonight was a popular in Europe. The same year he recorded Only You, a low beat Italo Disco classic.
His first album Tonight was successful and preceded singles like Radio, Time, A Love Again, Celebrate, Love Is Death.

In the early to mid '90s Savage (using the production name "Robyx") was a Classic Eurodance pioneer. Hits such as "Think About the Way" by Ice MC, "The Rhythm of the Night" by Corona. feat Ice MC, "Me and You" by Alexia, and "Run to Me" by Double You; "Baby Baby" by Corona.made Robyx an international success. In October 2009, Savage released a new italo disco single called "Twothousandnine" Savage - I Love Savage (Greatest Hits Album)

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Disco Rock Machine - "Time To Love" (Mini Album) 1978 disco rock 70s 80s "OUT OF PRINT" VERY RARE!

1. Time To Love (Rabin) [7.20]

2. Living For The City (Stevie Wonder) [7.20]
3. You Really Got Me (Ray Davies) [7.13]
4. Loving Styles (Rabin) [7.15]
Produced and arranged by Trevor Rabin (from Rabbitt / “YES” ‘owner of a lonely heart’)Recorded at RPM Studios by Hennie Hartmann
Musicians (to be confirmed):
Trevor Rabin: guitars, keyboards
René Veldsman: vocals
Kevin Kruger: drums


Sunday, 21 March 2010

Disco Rock Machine - "Living For The City" (12'' Maxi) + "Time To Love" (12'' Maxi) 1978 very rare! disco rock 70s dance

Disco Rock Machine
Living For The City (12'' Maxi) + Time To Love (12'' Maxi) 1978

Produced and arranged by Trevor Rabin (from Rabbitt/YES)
Recorded at RPM Studios (Johannesburg, South Africa) by Hennie Hartmann 1978
1. Living For The City (Stevie Wonder) [7.20] 1978
2. Time To Love (Rabin) [7.20] 1978


Dead Or Alive - Nukleopatra (Album) PWL [South African Edition] 1996 Disco Punk RARE!

Nukleopatra is the sixth studio album from British dance music band Dead or Alive.
Still a massive success in Japan, Epic Records released Nukleopatra there in 1995.
Left without a record contract in the UK and the US, this album did not get released in other territories until years later. Nukleopatra was eventually issued on several different labels, with varying track listings, timings and album artwork.
Following Japan, "Nukleopatra" was released as a limited edition (only 550 CD's released) in South Africa by RPM Records in 1996. The South African album had completely NEW artwork, featuring risqué cover and disc pictures with Pete Burns grabbing his crotch..
aka (his "mangina") :)

The South African "Nukleopatra" CD album is a highly sort after collectable item - selling for US$300-US$500 plus+ when available

S.A. NUKLEOPATRA catalogue (CDRPM 1544) is the most rare and expensive official Dead Or Alive release ever.

Saturday, 20 March 2010

Fancy - Contact (Special Edition Album) 1986 Hi-NRG Classic 80's

"Contact" was the second album release by Fancy. Produced by the legendary Anthony Monn, "Contact" contained the mega-huge hit "BOLERO (Hold Me In Your Arms Again) which topped charts throughout Europe and the world, including holding the
#1 top sales position in Spain for 6 months+!
1986 was a great year for Fancy and Eurodisco hits!
This album also contains the hits "LADY OF ICE", "LATIN FIRE", "AFTER MIDNIGHT" + bonus hit tracks "L.A.D.Y. O", "FLAMES OF LOVE" and "FOOLS CRY"

Saturday, 13 March 2010

Various Artists - I Love Disco Energy Vol.1 (2CD Set) Hi-Nrg Disco Classics 80's

Various Artists - I Love Disco Energy Vol.1
[2CD Set]

Mr. Zivago - Little Russian (12'' Maxi) 1987 italo disco classic

"Looking back, You can remember how the time has gone...
The empty mirror when you're left alone...
The night is gonna be keeping, Something in your mind....
Looking up, The sky is gonna be so dark tonight...
The wind is blowing right into your eyes...
Until you see tomorrow, Live just for a night"
"Little Russian, you're looking for love tonight
Little Russian, dancing a longer night
Little Russian, you're jumping again tonight
Little Russian, dreaming a longer night
Little Russian, lover again tonight
Little Russian, taking a longer night
Little Russian, just to be free and wild
Little Russian, living a longer night"
"Looking down, The light is shining up into your eyes,
And now there's music coming through the night,
Until you see tomorrow, Play just for tonight...
Looking back, Remember how you worried only once,
And now you know the lonely days are gone
And you can see tomorrow, Living for tonight!"

Friday, 12 March 2010

The Flirts - Greatest Hits (Album) Hi-Nrg 80's

The Flirts were a female trio from New York City, created and masterminded by American Hi-NRG producer, Bobby Orlando aka 'Bobby O', an artist in his own right.
The trio - initially Andrea, Holly and Rebecca - are best known for quirky and/or sensual New Wave, Hi-NRG and Dance-pop tunes, one of which was their 1982 hit "Jukebox (Don't Put Another Dime)" from their debut album 10¢ a Dance.
Their biggest worldwide hit was the massive 1982 single"PASSION", which is still a Hi-NRG Dance Classic favourite today, nearly 30 years after it's original release! Other hits singles include
"HELPLESS (You Took My Love)"; "DANGER!"; and the mega sexy

Sunday, 7 March 2010

MarcAlex - The Very Best Of (Album) 1990 PWL South African Pop Dance Funk

South African pop twins, MarcAlex (Marc and Alex Rantselli), burst on to the late 80's pop scene with a dynamic live act and some slickly-produced and hooky songs and albums.
'Quick Quick' is still their finest moment and sounds as fresh today as when first released. That song appeared on their debut album, 'Marcalex'; their second, 'Boys B Boys', also earned a prestigious Stock Aitken and Waterman (PWL) remix. The boys also had a hit with 'Heartbreakin' Love' in the early 90's.

Saturday, 6 March 2010

IVAN - Fotonovela (Original 12'' Mixes) 1984 italo disco spanish mega hit

IVAN (real name "Juan Carlos Ramos") had a mega 'italo disco' hit in the 1980's with
selling over 4 million singles worldwide!
An Italo Disco Classic....but sung in Spanish :)
"A beautiful song!"

Latin Lover - Casanova Action - The Maxi-Singles Collection (Album) 80's italo disco

01. Latin Lover - Casanova Action '85
02. Latin Lover - Laser Light '86
03. Latin Lover - Dr.Love '87
04. Latin Lover - Laser Dance '86
05. Latin Lover - Laser Light (Remix '87)
06. Latin Lover - Casanova Action (Re-Edit '87)
07. Latin Lover - Dr.Love (Dub Mix)
08. Latin Lover - Casanova's Dance (Insrtrumental)
09. Latin Lover - Megamix
10. Latin Lover - Laser Light (Chernobyl Mix)
11. Latin Lover - Laser Light (Hi-Nrg Mix)

Monday, 1 March 2010

Funky Town Dance Classics - Various Artists 70's 80's 90's

The Helicopters - The Best Of (Album) 80's electro pop

The Helicopters were a South African pop rock band active in the 1980s.
They formed in 1981 in Vereeniging and were stylistically similar to the New Wave bands Duran Duran and A Flock of Seagulls. Benjy Mudie signed the group to Warner Bros. Records in 1984, where they released one album and several singles; in 1987 they moved to Epic and released a second full-length before disbanding.
The band scored several hit singles in South Africa, including "Mysteries and Jealousy"; "Whisper Your Secret"; and "Western Skies". The group was a popular concert draw, able to fill stadiums in its home country.
After the band's breakup, lead singer Bernard Binns moved to England, where he has released several solo albums
The Helicopters - The Best Of (Album)