Monday, August 04, 2008

La Belle Epoque

Lately I've been getting into the classic disco group Bell Epoque. During the groups existence during the late 1970's the trio of Evelyn Verrecchia, Giusy Fortes, Marzia Thear, combined with a number of producers including Prima Linea came to together to release many classic disco records. The group might be best known for their popular singles "Miss Broadway" and the eleven-plus minute disco medley "Bamalama", however the group released many other amazing singles including "Drink Me", "Disco Sound", "Jump Down", and a version of the Cerrone popular classic "Black is Black". Overall, Bell Epoque will probably go down as one of disco's most innovative groups, crossing over at times with a bit of a italo and no wave sound. That being said, the more tracks I hear from this group, the more I'm completely blown away. Classic innovative disco at it's finest.

Belle Epoque - Black is Black
Belle Epoque - Drink Me
Belle Epoque - Miss Broadway

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8 comments:

Paul said...

The first song is actually Passion "Don't Bring Back Memories", not Belle Epoque "Drink Me".

The lead singer's voice is pretty annoying, but "Miss Broadway" has that "left field disco" appeal, say like Ram Jam's "Black Betty".

Pat Les Stache said...

The link is now fixed! Enjoy!

professor Eddy said...

'Black is black' is originally from Los Bravos (a hit record in 1966), but Belle Epoque made a very nice disco cover, that's true.

skymob said...

This blog is ridiculously good and keeps getting better.

Anonymous said...

there's a nice lee douglas edit of bamalama too...good stuff

Pat Les Stache said...

Yeah, I really like the Lee Douglas edit. I've also been able to find a Todd Terje edit of Bamalama as well that is pretty good.

Andy said...

can we expect a "Bamalama" post of the original and the edits in the near future then?

Anonymous said...

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