Tuesday, March 03, 2009

The Streisand - Siano Connection

I was inspired today to post this extended version of Barbra Streisand's 1975 disco hit "Shake Me, Wake Me (When It's Over)" after I read yesterday an excerpt from Tim Lawrence's book Love Saves The Day, that Nicky Siano's became so influential regarding record sales during the mid 1970's that Barbra Streisand, herself, once sent Siano a letter thanking him for playing the more dance-oriented track often at The Gallery. The original, shorter version, of "Shake Me, Wake Me (When It's Over)" was featured on Streisand's Lazy Afternoon album, which represented one of the singer's earliest explorations into the disco dance scene. Later on, of course, she successfully teamed up with Donna Summers in a collaboration effort in releasing the disco classic "No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)" in 1979. My good friend H.M.A. actually introduced me to the track a while back, and the song was often included in many of his Studio! mixes. It's kind of interesting and amusing to know that Nicky Siano had a role in furthering, an artist like Barbra Streisand's musical career.

Barbra Streisand - Shake Me, Wake Me (When It's Over)

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Anonymous said...

I find this more enjoyable than the irritating enough is enough song.THANKS Pat

Pat Les Stache said...

Don't hate on "No More Tears", that song is great! But I do like this track slightly better.