Trax feat. The Pointer Sisters, Alec R Constandinos & The Synchophonic Orch., Average White Band, Crystal Waters

Jada  –  Pointer Sisters (As real life sisters the Pointers’ released some singles on Atlantic before moving unto Blue Thumb Records … vocally & dress-wise their stylings hark back from the Twenties to the Fifties and were adored by the music critics and fans alike)

Synergy  –  Alec R Constandino & The Synchophonic Orchestra feat. Alirol and Jacquet (Alec came to my attention via Cerrone’s productions & his “Love & Kisses” studio project which was featured in the Disco movie ‘Thank God It’s Friday” starring Donna Summer)

Cut the cake  –  Average White Band (Scottish Funk band were assigned to MCA Records, with little success until an Atlantic  recording contract beckoned … produced by Atlantic’s secret weapon Arif Mardin when hits started flow)

Makin Happy  –  Crystal Waters (Crystal was assigned to Basement Boys Productions although assigned to Mercury Records – she was a (co) writer of her recording(s) which took the dance floors by storm … from her debut album “Surprise”)

Trax feat. Angela Bofill, Chic, Brass Construction, Terry Hunter feat. Samantha

Love in slow motion  –  Angela Bofill (Signed to the Jazz-based label GRP where she made two stellar albums before moving unto Arista Records and others … she was also the featured vocalist for such artists as Narada Michael Walden, David Valentin & Johnny Mathis)

Strike up the band  –  Chic (Nile Rodgers & Bernard Edwards were part of ‘New York City Band’ who were the touring musicians behind “New York City” – known for their hit “I’m doing fine” … the duo’s group is so named as a tribute to the stylised U.K avant-garde band ‘Roxy Music’)

L-O-V-E-U  –  Brass Construction (Originally releasing a single on Docc Records which was headed by Jeff Lane before this ten piece were assigned United Artists – which later became part of EMI … fronted by writer/arranger/producer Randy Muller)

Off the wall  –  Terry Hunter featuring Samantha (Not to be confused with the mega-hit album/single of the same name … this trak was released on Chicago’s Vinyl Soul Music – a subsidary of Music Plant Records)


Trax feat. Meli’sa Morgan, Bionic Boogie, Beggar & Co, Jasper Street Company

I remember  –  Meli’sa Morgan (Meli’sa had previously released an uncredited single under the name ‘Shades of Love’ moniker before joining studio band “High Fashion” then going solo … released on Orpheus Music headed by Charles & Beau Huggins)

Boogie Boo  –  Bionic Boogie (After his major Disco success with Andrea True Connection – writer/producer Gregg Diamond got together with the cream of New York’s session musicians and called them Bionic Boogie … signed & release by Polydor Records)

Rising sun  –  Beggar & Co (As an off-shot of London’s ‘Light of the World’- the premier Jazz-Funk band in the U.K … Beggar and Company was assigned to RCA and became a hit band as the horn section section on Spandau Ballet’s Chant No. 1)

Smile  –  Jasper Street Company (“Every time i see your smiling face, it reminds me of the good Lord’s grace” are the opening verse – a Basement Boys release … a genre known as Gospel House has gain prominence in clubs across the world )