Thursday, March 26, 2009

Disco Along The Rio

A record that has really grown on me over the past few weeks is Gary Criss's 1978 tropical disco-flavoured album Rio De Janeiro. This record which was arranged by disco's well-seasoned veteran John Davis and notable producer Billy Terrell features some solid disco cuts including Rio De Janeiro, Brazilian Nights, and Amazom Queen that fall a bit along the "tropical" side. This record was released on both Salsoul Records and the French label Carrere. As the spring weather here in the Pacific Northwest continues to be colder and more wet than I would like, tropical disco delights like Gary Criss's Rio De Janeiro is exactly what I need. Speaking of warm destinations, I would do just about anything right now to be where ever Gary Criss is on this album cover. Enjoy!

Gary Criss - Rio De Janeiro
Gary Criss - Amazom Queen

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Anonymous said...

Ah, splendid, my dear chap! Ask, and ye shall receive!

You wouldn't happen to have Mr. Criss' rare song "Acapulco" that you could kindly post, would you?

I'll buy you a drink at Bemelman's Bar when you come to New York if you do!

Pat Les Stache said...

Yes, your previous comment motivated me to post the Gary Criss' tracks.

I don't have the "Acapulco" track, however I'll keep my eyes open for it.

professor Eddy said...

Brilliant track!