Disco Loco Volume One is the first
release in LocoBop’s series of dance
tracks circa 1977 – 1982 covering the
flamboyant disco era of Saturday Night
The Duck Band a.k.a. Rick Dees’s
Cast of Idiots were the same musicians
(and producer) responsible for the
classic “Disco Duck.” J. Blackfoot
scored Soul/R&B hits before and after
the disco period (solo and with the Soul
Children). “Light On My Feet” was cut at
the height of Disco’s popularity.
Masqueraders’ “Rock Jam”,
“Love Fever” by Shirley Brown and
“Give It All you Got” performed by
Randy Brown are other prime
examples of Memphis soul acts who
cashed in on the disco fad without
harming their R&B credentials.
Whitsett’s “Sundancer” is
melodic electro disco instrumental flush
with sequencers and synthesizers.
Amber, two girls and a guy coupling the
racial make up of Tony Orlando & Dawn
with the smooth vocal harmonies of
Abba graced disco charts in Europe on
the London label with “Dancing Place”.
“Fold Out Girl” is Memphis rocker
Taylor’s claim to disco
was a studio group forged by Carson
Whitsett featuring Fred Knobloch,
Frederick Knight, and James Stroud on
vocals. Richard Orange is another
Memphis icon whose “Supernatural”
made noise in Europe on the DJM label.
Bobby Manuel & Rick Christian wrap
this album with “Don’t Dance Too Fast”.