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FlinterFile: The Walker Brothers- The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Anymore

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In 1966, the Walker Brothers covered a song by Frankie Valli. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Disco-Tex & The Sex-O-Lettes- Get Dancin’

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In 1974, a hairdresser made his way to the charts. Sir Monti Rock III, who was named Joseph Montanez when he was born, He was a regular on the show of Johnny Carson in the sixties, and had his first hit with this song. The next song, also disco, featured Jocelyn Brown as a background singer. This song was written by Bob Crewe, a former Four Seasons member and later the man who wrote Lady Marmalade among other songs. Get Dancin’ was a number 10 hit in the US and even number 8 in the UK. Enjoy

Disco-Tex & the Sex-O-Lettes – Get Dancin’

Song of the day: Labelle- Lady Marmalade

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In 1974, Bob Crewe and Kenny Nolan wrote a song for the band of Kenny Nolan. He recorded it with Eleventh Hour, but this was not a big success. However, LaBelle recorded it in the same year for their album Nightbirds. They released it as a single and it became a number 1 hit in the US! It would be covered many times after this, including versions by Sheila E. and Pink. At the time, Patti LaBelle, who sung the lead vocals, had no clue where the song was about. I will help you out: it’s about a prostitute. Enjoy this big disco hit:

LaBelle- Lady Marmalade