Boney M – (1)1976 Take The Heat Off Me


Boney M’s first album, Take the Heat Off Me, was released in 1976. It contained tracks that Marcia Barrett had already recorded with Farian, including the title track and “Lovin’ or Leavin'”, both of which were previously recorded in German by another Farian act, Gilla. As Maizie Williams’ voice wasn’t considered suitable for recording purposes by Farian, and a try-out with Bobby Farrell performing “No Woman No Cry” didn’t work, Farian decided to use only Liz Mitchell and Marcia Barrett along with his own studio-enhanced voice to create the Boney M sound.
Liz Mitchell claimed that only she and Farian had sung on the hit recordings, but that Farrell did,
however, perform live in some of the various later touring incarnations of ‘Boney M’.
The album’s commercial performance was initially lukewarm. However, the group rigorously toured discos, clubs and even country fairs to earn a reputation for themselves. The group’s big break came when, at the end of summer 1976, German television producer Michael ‘Mike’ Leckebusch (of Radio Bremen) requested the group for his show Musikladen. Boney M. appeared on the live music show on September 18, 1976, after 10 pm and in their daring stage costumes, where they performed the song “Daddy Cool”. The song quickly went to no.1 in Germany, with the album following the success of the single. Another single, “Sunny” (a cover of the 1966 Bobby Hebb song) gave the group their second no.1 hit. The group’s popularity had also grown throughout Europe, with “Daddy Cool” reaching no.1 in Switzerland, Sweden, Norway, and Austria. Both singles were also Top 10 hits in the UK which would become one of their biggest markets. The album became a major seller outside of the United States, where the album just missed making the chart. Includes the hits “Daddy Cool” (#65 on the Billboard Hot 100, #11 on the Club Play Singles chart), “Sunny” and “Baby Do You Wanna Bump”. The title – track is the cover of the 1974 Italian hit Nessuno mai (No one ever), sung by the Sicilian artist Marcella Bella and written by her brother Gianni Bella with Giancarlo Bigazzi.
Boney M – 1976 – Take the Heat Off Me (First Album)
Label: Hansa International
Country: Germany
Released: 28 Jun 1976
Genre: Funk / Soul
Style: Disco, Reggae-Pop

Tracklist – Format: Vinyl, LP, Album

01-Daddy Cool (Frank Farian, George Reyam (Hans-Jorg Mayer) 3:29
02-Take The Heat Off Me (Bigazzi, Gianni Bella) 4:47
03-Sunny (Bobby Hebb) 4:03
04-Baby Do You Wanna Bump (Zambi (Frank Farian) 6:53
05-No Woman, No Cry (Vincent Ford, Bob Marley) 4:59
06-ever” (Eddie Cooley, John Davenport) 4:00
07-Got a Man On My Mind (Frank Farian, Fred Jay) 3:25
08-Lovin’ Or Leavin’ (Frank Farian, Fred Jay) 4:29

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Tracklist – Format: CD, Album
01-Daddy Cool (Frank Farian, George Reyam (Hans-Jorg Mayer) 3:29
02-Take The Heat Off Me (Bigazzi, Gianni Bella) 4:47
03-Sunny (Bobby Hebb) 4:03
04-Baby Do You Wanna Bump (Zambi (Frank Farian) 6:53
05-No Woman, No Cry (Vincent Ford, Bob Marley) 4:59
06-Fever (Eddie Cooley, John Davenport) 4:00
07-Got a Man On My Mind (Frank Farian, Fred Jay) 3:25
08-Lovin’ Or Leavin’ (Frank Farian, Fred Jay) 4:29
09-Help Help (Frank Farian, Fred Jay) 5:57
10-Got a Man On My Mind (Extended Version) (Frank Farian, Fred Jay) 5:12
11-Daddy Cool (Brass Version) (Farian, Reyam) 5:24
12-Baby Do You Wanna Bump(Part I) (Zambi) (7” Single) 3:39
13-Baby Do You Wnna Bump(Part II) (Zambi) (7” Single) 3:39
14-New York City (Frank Farian) 3:43
15-Daddy Cool (Anniversary Mix) (Farian, Reyam) 9:11

Bonus – Marcella Bella – Nessuno Mai (1974)


Get Down And Boogie – Disco Mix 1976 (2 Parts)


A Side:
A1–Giorgio Moroder-Knights In White Satin
A2–Donna Summer-Love To Love You Baby
A3–Roberta Kelly-Love Power
A4–Giorgio Moroder-I Wanna Funk With You Tonight
A5–Donna Summer-Try Me

B Side
B1–Margaret Singana-Where Is The Love
B2–Blacksmoke-(Your Love Has Got Me) Screamin’
B3–Jeannie Reynolds-The Fruit Song
B4–Parliament-Up For The Down Stroke
B5–Parliament-Give Up The Funk (Tear The Roof Of The Sucker)


Barry White – 1976 Is This Whatcha Wont


1.Don’t Make Me Wait Too Long(Barry White) 4:42
2.Your Love So Good I Can Taste It(Barry White) 12:33
3.I’m Qualified to Satisfy You(Barry White) 4:27
4.I Wanna Lay Down With You Baby(Barry White) 8:55
5.Now I’m Gonna Make Love to You(Barry White) 4:58

Released-November 30, 1976
Genre-R&B, Disco, soul
Length-35:18
Label-20th Century
Producer-Barry White

”Is This Whatcha Wont?” is the self-produced sixth album by American R&B singer Barry White, released in November 1976 on the 20th Century label. The album reached #25 on the R&B albums chart, White’s first to miss the top ten, and peaked at #125 on the Billboard 200. The album yielded two singles, “Don’t Make Me Wait Too Long” and “I’m Qualified to Satisfy You” which peaked at
#20 and #25 on the Billboard R&B Singles chart respectively. This was his first album that failed to produce a top ten single on that chart. Both singles also charted on the UK Singles Chart, at #17 and #37 respectively. The album was digitally remastered and reissued on CD on March 19, 1996 by Mercury Records.   

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Barry White – 1976 Let The Music Play


1.I Don’t Know Where Love Has Gone(Barry White) 4:57
2.If You Know, Won’t You Tell Me(Barry White) 5:04
3.I’m So Blue and You Are Too(Barry White) 7:05
4.Baby, We Better Try to Get It Together(Barry White) 4:26
5.You See the Trouble with Me (Barry White,Ray Parker) 3:30
6.Let the Music Play(Barry White) 6:16

Released-January 2, 1976
Recorded-1975
Genre-R&B, disco, soul
Length-31:21
Label-20th Century
Producer-Barry White

”Let the Music Play” is the self-produced fifth album by American R&B singer Barry White, recorded in 1975 and released in January 1976 on the 20th Century label. The album reached #8 on the R&B albums chart and peaked at #42 on the Billboard 200. It also reached #22 on the UK Albums Chart. The album yielded the Billboard R&B Top Ten single, “Let the Music Play”,which peaked at #4. It also reached #32 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #9 on the UK Singles Chart. Another single, “You See the Trouble with Me”, reached #14 on the R&B chart and #2 on the UK Singles Chart. A third single, “Baby, We Better Try to Get It Together”, reached #29 on the R&B Chart, #92 on the Billboard Hot 100, and #15 on the UK Singles Chart. The album was digitally remastered and reissued on CD with bonus tracks on February 14, 2012 by Hip-O Select.

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DJ TaViUsRoCk – Remember 1976 Dance Classics (61')


1.a fifth of beethoven-walter murphy   
2.play that funky music-wild cherry   
3.that’s the way (i like it)-kc and the sunshine band   
4.getaway-earth,wind and fire   
5.(shake,shake,shake) shake your booty-kc and the sunshine band   
6.young hearts run free-candi staton   
7.disco duck-rick dees   
8.you should be dancing-the bee gees   
9.i love music-the o’jays   
10.turn the beat around-vicki sue robinson   
11.boogie fever-the slyvers   
12.love machine-the miracles   
13.right back where we started from-maxine nightingale   
14.fly robin fly-silver convention   
15.december,1963 (oh what a night)-the four seasons   
16.get up and boogie-silver convention   
17.you sexy thing-hot chocolate   
18.tear the roof off-george clinton (with parliment Funkadelic)   
19.theme from s.w.a.t-rhythm heritage   

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DJ TaViUsRoCk – Remember 1976 Dance Classics (61′)

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