Wednesday, April 6, 2011
A K-Tel Gem from 1976: Disco Mania
That is what makes this album pure K-Tel nuttiness. Sure, there are some early bona fide disco hits here: “The Hustle,” “Walkin’ in Rhythm,” “Never Can Say Goodbye” and “Disco Queen.” But then, there are some songs that are gloriously out of place: “Rock and Roll All Nite” by Kiss, “Lady” by Styx and “Hey You” by Bachman Turner Overdrive.
There are 19 songs on this album and it begins with the classic disco song, “The Hustle.” This song was all over the place in 1976. I remember dancing to it in my living room.
Included are other Disco hits: “Kung Fu Fighting,” “Shame Shame Shame,” “Doctor’s Orders” and “Spirit of the Boogie.”
Disco Rock? Are you kidding me?
That--in a nutshell--is what K-Tel was all about.
Disco Mania is the featured album this month on Adventures in Vinyl. Join us for a nostalgic trip through this K-Tel album, played for you on original vinyl. Catch the premiere broadcast this Saturday---April 9 at 11 AM CT. Encore broadcasts are available all month. Check the schedule here.