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1975 Disco

1975 was an exciting year for the development of the disco genre. This was the year for radio hits like "The Hustle" and "Love to Love You Baby" and the sweeping violins of "Fly, Robin, Fly". Particularly excellent were Barry White's "What Am I Gonna Do With You?" and Tavares's "It Only Takes A Minute". Meanwhile, Vincent Montana, Jr.'s Salsoul Orchestra released its first disco songs. Gloria Gaynor was crowned "Disco Queen" on March 3, 1975 by the National Association of Discotheque Disc Jockeys.

Disco Music released during 1975:

  • 5000 Volts a.k.a. Airbus - "I'm on Fire" - disco-pop; reached #26 Pop in the USA in December 1975, #4 Pop in the U.K. in September 1975
  • Al Matthews - "Fool" - disco-soul; reached #16 Pop in the U.K. in autumn 1975
  • Al Matthews - "Your Affair"
  • André Gagnon - "Wow" - reached #95 Pop in the USA in 1976
  • Andrea True Connection - "More, More, More" - reached #4 Pop in the USA in July 1976
  • Archie Bell and the Drells - "Let's Groove"
  • Archie Bell and the Drells - "The Soul City Walk"
  • The Armada Orchestra - "Band of Gold" - instrumental cover of the 1970 Freda Payne classic
  • The Armada Orchestra - "Cochise"
  • The Armada Orchestra - "Do Me Right" - instrumental disco version of the 1971 Detroit Emeralds song
  • The Armada Orchestra - "Feel the Need in Me" - instrumental disco version of the 1972 Detroit Emeralds song
  • The Armada Orchestra - "Same Old Song" - instrumental disco version of the 1965 Four Tops classic "It's the Same Old Song"
  • The Armada Orchestra - "The Hustle" - cover of Van McCoy's hit
  • The Armada Orchestra - "You Want It, You Got It" - instrumental disco version of the Detroit Emeralds' 1972 song
  • Astor and the Potentials - "Give Me What I Want"
  • Atlanta Disco Band - "Bad Luck" - instrumental cover of the song by Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes; reached #94 Pop in the USA in early 1976
  • Atlanta Disco Band - "Buckhead" - rock-disco
  • Atlanta Disco Band - "It's Love"
  • Atlanta Disco Band - "My Soul Is Satisfied" - funky disco
  • B.T. Express - "Devil's Workshop" - funky disco
  • B.T. Express - "Discotizer"
  • B.T. Express - "Express" - disco-funk; reached #4 Pop in the USA in March 1975, #34 Pop in the U.K.
  • B.T. Express - "Give It What You Got" - disco-funk
  • B.T. Express - "Peace Pipe" - disco-funk
  • B.T. Express - "Still Good - Still Like It"
  • B.T. Express - "Whatcha Think About That"
  • Bandits of Love - "Mulher Rendeira" - electro-disco with its melody from the 1958 song by Alfredo Ricardo do Nascimento
  • Barbra Streisand - "Shake Me, Wake Me" - disco-soul version of the 1966 Four Tops Motown song "Shake Me, Wake Me (When It's Over)" with modified lyrics
  • Barry White - "I'll Do For You Anything You Want Me To" - reached #40 Pop in the USA in June 1975, #5 Pop in the U.K. in May 1975
  • Barry White - "What Am I Gonna Do With You?" - reached #8 Pop in the USA in April 1975, #5 Pop in the U.K. in March 1975
  • Biddu Orchestra - "Aranjuez Mon Amour"
  • Biddu Orchestra - "Blue-Eyed Soul"
  • Biddu Orchestra - "Exodus" - disco version of the theme to the 1960 film "Exodus", written by Pat Boone and Ernest Gold, originally performed by Ferrante and Teicher
  • Biddu Orchestra - "I Could Have Danced All Night" - disco version of the song from the musical "The King and I"; bundled with "Jump with Joy", reached #72 Pop in the USA in 1976
  • Biddu Orchestra - "Jump for Joy"
  • Biddu Orchestra - "Northern Dancer"
  • Biddu Orchestra - "Summer of '42" - disco version of the 1971 song by Peter Nero and His Orchestra; reached #57 Pop in the USA in late 1975, #15 Pop in the U.K. in August 1975
  • Bimbo Jet - "La Balanga" - electro-disco in Spanish
  • Black Blood - "A.I.E. (A'mwana)" - African disco in Swahili
  • Black Blood - "Chicano" - African rock-disco/latin-rock in Swahili
  • Bobby Moore - "Call Me Your Anything Man" - disco-funk
  • Bobby Moore - "Try To Hold On (Disco Version)" - disco-soul
  • The Boogie Man Orchestra featuring Mel Hayes - "(Theme From) Lady, Lady, Lady (Are You Crazy for Me?)"
  • Brass Construction - "Changin'" - disco-funk
  • Brass Construction - "Love" - funky disco
  • Brass Construction - "Movin'" - funky electro-disco; reached #14 Pop in the USA in June 1976
  • [Sidiku] Buari - "Advice from Father" - African-flavored disco-funk
  • Carl Bean a.k.a. Valentino - "I Was Born This Way"
  • Carol Douglas - "A Hurricane is Coming Tonite" - reached #81 Pop in the USA in April 1975
  • Carol Douglas - "Carol's Theme, Pts. 1 and 2"
  • Carol Douglas - "Crime Doesn't Pay" a.k.a. "Crime Don't Pay" - instrumental pattern is largely copied from her 1974 hit "Doctor's Orders"
  • Carol Douglas - "Headline News"
  • Carol Douglas - "In the Morning" - has a brief reprise of "Midnight Love Affair" at the end
  • Carol Douglas - "Lie to Me"
  • Carol Douglas - "Lifetime Guarantee"
  • Carol Douglas - "Midnight Love Affair"
  • Carol Williams - "Rattlesnake" - disco-soul
  • Chuck Jackson - "Beautiful Woman" - disco-soul
  • Consumer Rapport - "Ease on Down the Road" - funky disco version of the song from The Wiz musical; reached #42 Pop in the USA
  • Crispy and Company - "Brazil"
  • Crown Heights Affair - "Dreaming a Dream (Goes Dancing)" - reached #43 Pop in the USA
  • Crown Heights Affair - "Every Beat of My Heart" - reached #83 Pop in the USA
  • Crystal Grass featuring Steve Leach - "You Can Be What You Dream"
  • Cy Coleman - "Chloe" - jazzy disco
  • Dalida - "J'attendrai" - French disco version of the 1938 Italian song "Tornerai"
  • David Bowie - "John, I'm Only Dancing (Again)" - rock-disco
  • David Ruffin - "Who I Am"
  • Dionne Warwick - "Take It From Me" - disco-soul
  • Donna Summer - "Love to Love You Baby" - mellow disco; reached #2 Pop in the USA in February 1976, #4 Pop in the U.K. in January 1976
  • Donna Summer - "Need-A-Man Blues" - electro-disco
  • The Dramatics - "You're Fooling You"
  • The Duprees - "Delicious" - disco-pop
  • Dynamic Superiors - "Face the Music"
  • The Eagles - "One of These Nights" - rock-disco; reached #1 Pop in the USA in August 1975
  • Earth, Wind and Fire - "Sing a Song" a.k.a. "Singasong" - disco-funk; reached #5 Pop in the USA in February 1976
  • Ebb Tide - "It Takes Love to Make Love" - disco-soul
  • Eddie Drennon and B.B.S. Unlimited - "Get Down Do the Latin Hustle" - latin-disco
  • Eddie Drennon and B.B.S. Unlimited - "Let's Do It Again"
  • Eddie Drennon and B.B.S. Unlimited - "Let's Do the Latin Hustle" - latin-disco; reached #20 Pop in the U.K. in March 1976
  • Eddie Drennon and B.B.S. Unlimited - "Please Stay Please Stay" - latin-disco
  • El Coco - "A Brighter Shade of Blue" - electro-disco - produced by Laurin Rinder and W. Michael Lewis
  • El Coco - "Brazil" - electro-disco - produced by Laurin Rinder and W. Michael Lewis
  • El Coco - "Disco Carnival" - electro-disco - produced by Laurin Rinder and W. Michael Lewis
  • El Coco - "Mondo Disco" - produced by Laurin Rinder and W. Michael Lewis
  • The Elton John Band - "Philadelphia Freedom" - disco-pop; reached #1 Pop in the USA in April 1975
  • Enoch Light and the Light Brigade - "Brazil" - based on Ary Barroso's "Aquarela Do Brasil"; influenced by the Ritchie Family's version
  • Enoch Light and the Light Brigade - "Fly, Robin, Fly" - mellow electro-disco version of Silver Convention's hit
  • Enoch Light and the Light Brigade - "Hijack" - cover of the 1974 song by Barrabas
  • Enoch Light and the Light Brigade - "Love's Theme" - mellow electro-disco version of Love Unlimited Orchestra's 1973 instrumental hit
  • Enoch Light and the Light Brigade - "Summer of '42" - disco version of the 1971 song by Peter Nero and His Orchestra; influenced by Biddu Orchestra's 1975 rendition
  • Enoch Light and the Light Brigade - "T.S.O.P. ('Soul Train')" - mellow disco cover of MFSB's 1974 hit
  • Enoch Light and the Light Brigade - "The Hustle" - electro-disco cover of the hit by Van McCoy and the Soul City Symphony
  • Enoch Light and the Light Brigade - "To Each His Own" - cover of Faith, Hope, and Charity's song
  • Enoch Light and the Light Brigade - "What a Diff'rence a Day Makes" - disco version of Dinah Washington's 1959 classic
  • Ernie Bush - "Breakaway" - disco-soul
  • Esther Phillips - "What a Diff'rence a Day Makes" - disco remake of Dinah Washington's 1959 classic; reached #20 Pop in the USA in 1975
  • Faith, Hope, and Charity - "Disco Dan"
  • Faith, Hope, and Charity - "Little Bit of Love" - R&B-disco
  • Faith, Hope, and Charity - "Mellow Me" - mellow disco
  • Faith, Hope, and Charity - "To Each His Own (That's My Philosophy)" - reached #50 Pop in the USA in 1975
  • Fatback Band - "(Do the) Spanish Hustle" - electro-disco; reached #10 Pop in the U.K. in March 1976
  • Fatback Band - "Trompin'"
  • Father's Angels - "Disco Trucking" - funky disco
  • Fix - "Lindude Järele" - Estonian electro-disco
  • Floyd Smith - "I Just Can't Give You Up"
  • Foxy - "Get Off Your Aaah and Dance"
  • Frankie Valli - "Our Day Will Come" - disco-pop version of the 1963 Ruby and the Romantics original; reached #11 Pop in the USA in December 1975
  • Frankie Valli - "Swearin' to God" - disco-pop; reached #6 Pop in the USA in July 1975
  • Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons - "December 1963 (Oh, What a Night)" - electro-disco-pop; reached #1 Pop in the USA in March 1976
  • Gail - "Consideration"
  • Gary Toms Empire - "7-6-5-4-3-2-1 (Blow Your Whistle)" - funky disco; reached #46 Pop in the USA in 1975
  • Gary Toms Empire - "Drive My Car" - funky disco version of the Beatles hit; reached #69 Pop in the USA in late 1975
  • George Tindley - "Pity the Poor Man" - disco-soul
  • Geraldine Hunt a.k.a. Geraldine Milligan - "Ne me dis pas adieu" - French disco
  • The Glitter Band - "Makes You Blind" - rock-disco; reached #91 Pop in the USA in late 1976
  • Gloria Gaynor (a.k.a. Gloria Fowles) - "All I Need is Your Good Lovin'"
  • Gloria Gaynor (a.k.a. Gloria Fowles) - "Casanova Brown" - R&B-disco
  • Gloria Gaynor (a.k.a. Gloria Fowles) - "False Alarm"
  • Gloria Gaynor (a.k.a. Gloria Fowles) - "If You Want It Do It Yourself"
  • Gloria Gaynor (a.k.a. Gloria Fowles) - "How High the Moon" - disco version of a 1960 Ella Fitzgerald hit; reached #75 Pop in the USA in late 1975
  • Gloria Gaynor (a.k.a. Gloria Fowles) - "Reach Out (I'll Be There)" - disco version of the 1966 Four Tops classic; reached #60 Pop in the USA in early 1975
  • Gloria Gaynor (a.k.a. Gloria Fowles) - "Real Good People"
  • Gloria Gaynor (a.k.a. Gloria Fowles) - "Searchin'" - R&B-disco
  • Gloria Gaynor (a.k.a. Gloria Fowles) - "Walk on By" - reached #98 Pop in the USA
  • Hamilton Bohannon - "Disco Stomp"
  • Hamilton Bohannon - "Foot Stompin' Music" - reached #98 Pop in the USA in September 1975
  • Hans Edler - "Mus Expo"
  • Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes - "Bad Luck" - reached #15 Pop in the USA in June 1975
  • Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes - "Don't Leave Me This Way (A Tom Moulton Mix)" - disco remix of their song
  • Hokis Pokis - "Nowhere" - electro-disco
  • Hot Blood - "Soul Dracula" - funky disco cover of the 1975 song by Georgie Dann; Hot Blood's "Sans Dracula" is a variation of the song
  • Hot Chocolate - "You Sexy Thing" - disco-funk; reached #3 Pop in the USA in February 1976
  • Houston Person - "Disco Sax" - jazzy disco; reached #91 Pop in the USA in early 1976
  • The Hues Corporation - "Follow the Spirit"
  • The Hustlers - "Hustling" - disco-funk
  • Isaac Hayes - "Disco Connection" - funky disco
  • James Last - "Ding-A-Dong"
  • James Last - "Doctor's Orders" - cover of Carol Douglas's 1974 hit
  • James Last - "Giddy Up, Giddy Up"
  • James Last - "Inspiration"
  • James Last - "Jubilation"
  • James Last - "Lady Marmalade" - disco cover of LaBelle's 1974 R&B hit
  • James Last - "Never Can Say Goodbye" - cover of Gloria Gaynor's 1974 hit
  • James Last - "Shame, Shame, Shame" - disco cover of Shirley and Company's 1974 rock-disco hit
  • James Last - "You are the Sunshine of My Life" - disco version of Stevie Wonder's 1973 hit
  • James Last - "You're the First, the Last, My Everything" - cover of the Barry White hit
  • Jay and the Techniques - "Number Onederful" - disco-soul
  • Jerry Mantron - "Supersonic Band"
  • Jigsaw a.k.a. British Jigsaw - "Sky High" - reached #3 Pop in the USA in December 1975, #9 Pop in the U.K. in November 1975; theme to the 1975 movie "The Dragon Flies" a.k.a. "The Man from Hong Kong"
  • Jimmy "Bo" Horne - "Gimme Some" - electro-disco
  • Jimmy James and the Vagabonds - "Chains of Love" - disco-soul
  • Jimmy James and the Vagabonds - "I Am Somebody" - funky disco; reached #94 Pop in the USA in 1976
  • Jimmy James and the Vagabonds - "Let's Have Fun" - disco-funk
  • Joe Bataan - "Chico and the Man" - disco version of Jose Feliciano's television theme song
  • Joe Simon - "Get Down, Get Down (Get on the Floor)" - reached #8 Pop in the USA in June 1975
  • Joe Simon - "Music in My Bones"
  • Jon-Wite Group - "Autumn Leaves (Les Feuilles Mortes)" - disco version of the 1946 song composed by Joseph Kosma
  • Julie Budd - "One Fine Day" - disco-pop version of a 1963 hit by the Chiffons; reached #93 Pop in the USA in 1976
  • K.C. and the Sunshine Band - "Get Down Tonight" - disco-pop; reached #1 Pop in the USA in August 1975
  • K.C. and the Sunshine Band - "Rock Your Baby" - cover of the 1974 George McCrae hit
  • K.C. and the Sunshine Band - "Shotgun Shuffle - electro-disco
  • K.C. and the Sunshine Band - "That's the Way (I Like It)" - disco-pop; reached #1 Pop in the USA in November 1975
  • Karla Jayne (a.k.a. Karla DeVito) and the Boogie Man Orchestra - "It's My Party" - disco-pop cover of Lesley Gore's 1963 hit
  • Léo-Pol - "Brasilia Carnaval" - Portuguese electro-disco cover of the 1975 song by Edilda and Tony Vale
  • Leone Thomas - "Thank You Baby" - electro-disco
  • Linda Fields and the Funky Boys - "Shame, Shame, Shame" - cover of the 1974 Shirley and Company hit
  • Liquid Smoke - "Dance, Dance, Dance" - disco version of a song by The Casualeers
  • Love Childs Afro-Cuban Blues Band - "Get Dancin'" - cover of the 1974 hit by Disco Tex and the Sex-O-Lettes
  • Love Unlimited Orchestra - "Bring It On Up"
  • MFSB - "Get Down with the Philly Sound"
  • MFSB - "K-Jee" - disco version of the 1971 track by The Nite-Liters
  • MFSB - "Let's Go Disco"
  • MFSB - "Philadelphia Freedom" - cover of the Elton John tune
  • MFSB - "Sexy" - reached #42 Pop in the USA
  • MFSB - "T.L.C. (Tender Lovin' Care)"
  • MFSB - "The Zip" - reached #91 Pop in the USA
  • Marianne Rosenberg - "Er gehört zu mir" - German disco-pop; reached #7 Pop in Germany
  • Maryann Farra and Satin Soul - "Do Those Little Things"
  • Maryann Farra and Satin Soul - "Forget That Girl"
  • Maryann Farra and Satin Soul - "Just A Little Timing"
  • Maryann Farra and Satin Soul - "Never Gonna Leave You"
  • Maxine Nightingale - "Right Back to Where We Started From" - Motown-flavored R&B/disco-pop; reached #2 Pop in the USA in May 1976
  • Merry Clayton - "One More Ride" - disco-soul
  • Miami - "Kill that Roach"
  • Mighty Clouds of Joy - "Everything is Love" - gospel-disco
  • Mike and Bill - "Somebody's Gotta Go (Sho Ain't Me)" - disco-soul
  • The Miracles - "Love Machine" - funky disco; reached #1 Pop in the USA in March 1976
  • Moment of Truth - "Helplessly"
  • Moonlion - "The Little Drummer Boy" - disco version of the Christmas classic
  • The New York Rubber Rock Band - "Disco Lucy" - disco version of the "I Love Lucy" theme
  • The O'Jays - "I Love Music" - reached #5 Pop in the USA in January 1976
  • The O'Jays - "Livin' for the Weekend" - reached #20 Pop in the USA in 1976
  • Oliver Sain - "Apricot Splash" - jazzy disco
  • Oliver Sain - "She's a Disco Queen" - jazzy funky disco
  • Pat Lundi - "Party Music"
  • Paul Roberts - "Give Me a Sign" - rock-disco
  • Penny McLean (a.k.a. Gertrude Wirshinger) - "1-2-3-4...Fire!" - disco-pop
  • Penny McLean (a.k.a. Gertrude Wirshinger) - "Big Bad Boy" - mellow disco-pop
  • Penny McLean (a.k.a. Gertrude Wirshinger) - "Devil Eyes" - electro-disco
  • Penny McLean (a.k.a. Gertrude Wirshinger) - "Lady Bump" - reached #48 Pop in the USA in early 1976
  • Penny McLean (a.k.a. Gertrude Wirshinger) - "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" - disco version of the song written by Jerome Kern and Otto Harbach for the 1933 musical "Roberta", which became a hit for the Platters in 1958
  • Penny McLean (a.k.a. Gertrude Wirshinger) - "The A-B-C of Love" - mellow disco-pop
  • Percy Faith - "Sabre Dance" - disco version of the 1942 Aram Khachaturian classic from the ballet "Gayane"
  • Pharaoh - "Ramses"
  • Polly Browne a.k.a. Polly Brown - "Special Delivery" - disco-pop
  • Ralph Carter - "Extra Extra (Read All About It)"
  • Ralph Carter - "When You're Young and in Love" - disco-pop cover of the 1964 hit by Ruby and the Romantics; reached #95 Pop in the USA
  • Ray Conniff - "The Hustle / I Only Have Eyes for You" - disco-pop medley of Van McCoy's hustle-disco hit interspersed with the 1934 classic by Harry Warren and Al Dubin that became a hit for Ben Selvin in 1934, the Flamingos in 1959, and Art Garfunkel in 1975
  • Redd Holt Unlimited - "Gimme Some Mo" - disco-funk
  • Retta Young - "(Sending Out An) S.O.S."
  • The Rimshots - "7-6-5-4-3-2-1 (Blow Your Whistle)" - funky disco cover of the Gary Toms Empire original
  • The Ritchie Family - "Brazil" - based on Ary Barroso's "Aquarela Do Brasil"; reached #11 Pop in the USA in October 1975
  • The Ritchie Family - "Frenesi" - disco version of the 1940 Artie Shaw jazz classic
  • The Ritchie Family - "I Want to Dance With You (Dance With Me)" - reached #84 Pop in the USA in December 1975
  • The Ritchie Family - "Life is Fascination"
  • The Ritchie Family - "Peanut Vendor" - disco version of the latin-jazz classic
  • Ronnie Spector - "You'd be Good for Me" - disco-pop
  • Rozza and Wine - "Disco Boogie Woman" - funky electro-disco
  • The Salsoul Orchestra - "Chicago Bus Stop (Ooh, I Love It)"
  • The Salsoul Orchestra - "Get Happy"
  • The Salsoul Orchestra - "Salsoul Hustle" - reached #76 Pop in the USA in 1975
  • The Salsoul Orchestra - "Salsoul Rainbow"
  • The Salsoul Orchestra - "Tale of Three Cities"
  • The Salsoul Orchestra - "Tangerine" - disco version of a 1942 song written by Johnny Mercer and Victor Schertzinger; reached #18 Pop in the USA in April 1976
  • The Salsoul Orchestra - "You're Just the Right Size" - reached #88 Pop in the USA in mid-1976
  • Santiago - "Feeling Good" - funky disco
  • Silver Convention - "Always Another Girl"
  • Silver Convention - "I Like It"
  • Silver Convention - "Fly, Robin, Fly" - mellow disco; reached #1 Pop in the USA in November 1975
  • Simon Said - "Love Song" - mellow disco-soul
  • Soul Train Gang - "Soul Train '75" - reached #75 Pop in the USA
  • South Shore Commission - "Free Man" - reached #61 Pop in the USA in May 1975
  • South Shore Commission - "Train Called Freedom" - reached #86 Pop in the USA in early 1976
  • South Shore Commission - "We're on the Right Track" - another version of the 1973 Ultra High Frequency song; reached #94 Pop in the USA in early 1976
  • The Spinners a.k.a. Detroit Spinners - "Love or Leave"
  • Spooky and Sue - "I've Got The Need" - disco-soul
  • Springblossom - "B.U.M.P."
  • Stephanie Mills - "This Empty Place" - disco version of the 1963 Dionne Warwick song written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David
  • The Supremes - "Where Do I Go From Here" - disco-soul
  • Sweet Blindness - "Cowboys to Girls" - disco version of the classic soul song by the Intruders
  • Sweet Blindness - "Full Time Subject" - rock-disco
  • Sweet Blindness - "Quebec" - mellow disco
  • Tavares - "It Only Takes A Minute" - reached #10 Pop in the USA in October 1975
  • Thelma Houston and Pressure Cooker - "I've Got the Music in Me" - disco-soul
  • The Three Degrees - "T.S.O.P. (The Sound of Philadelphia) (Live)" - reprise of their 1974 track with MFSB, recorded live in 1975 in England
  • Touch - "Do the Hustle"
  • Touch - "Love Hangover" - instrumental version of Diana Ross's hit
  • Touch - "Me and You" - mellow disco
  • The Trammps - "Hold Back the Night" - reached #35 Pop in the USA in March 1976, #5 Pop in the U.K. in October 1975
  • The Trammps - "Hooked for Life"
  • The Trammps - "Save a Place"
  • The Trammps - "That's Where the Happy People Go" - reached #27 Pop in the USA in June 1976, #35 Pop in the U.K. in March 1976
  • Van McCoy and the Soul City Symphony - "Disco Baby"
  • Van McCoy and the Soul City Symphony - "Doctor's Orders" - instrumental cover of the 1974 Carol Douglas hit
  • Van McCoy and the Soul City Symphony - "Hey Girl, Come and Get It" - cover of the 1974 Stylistics tune
  • Van McCoy and the Soul City Symphony - "The Hustle" - reached #1 Pop in the USA in July 1975, #3 Pop in the U.K. in May 1975
  • Van McCoy and the Soul City Symphony - "Turn this Mother Out"
  • Walter Murphy Orchestra - "Disco Bells" - disco version of the Christmas classic "Jingle Bells"
  • Wing and a Prayer Fife and Drum Corps. - "Baby Face" - disco version of the 1926 song written by Henry Akst and Benny Davis; reached #14 Pop in the USA in March 1976
  • Yambu - "Sunny" - latin-jazzy disco-funk version of the 1966 Bobby Hebb hit

    On November 28, 1975, a 4-hour-long "Disco Dance Party" was held at Madison Square Garden in New York City, with live performances by such disco artists as the Trammps, Crown Heights Affair, and Gloria Gaynor. About 14,000 dancers attended.

            Significant funk songs released in 1975 include "Love Rollercoaster" by the Ohio Players (electro-funk), "It's All Right Now" by Eddie Harris, "Bohannon's Beat" and "Happy Feeling" by Hamilton Bohannon, "Low Rider" by War, "Dance the Kung Fu" by Carl Douglas, "(Do You Wanna) Dance Dance Dance" by Calhoon, "Honey Butt" by Mandrill, "And You Call That Love" by Vernon Burch, "Got to Learn How to Dance" and "(Are You Ready) To Do the Bus Stop" (electro-funk) by Fatback Band, "Do It Anyway You Wanna" by People's Choice, "Funky Weekend" by the Stylistics, "Dynomite" by Tony Camillo's Bazuka, and "You Don't Stand A Chance (If You Can't Dance)" by Jimmy James and the Vagabonds. "Brother Green (The Disco King)" by Roy Ayers is also funk. Also check out JB's funk track "It's the JB's Monoaurail", with a bassline copying B.T. Express's "Express".
            "Supership" by George Benson, "Disco Baby" by The Stylistics, "Let's Go to the Disco" by Faith, Hope and Charity, and "Where Do I Go From Here?" by LaBelle were examples of danceable R&B. "Jive Talkin'" by the Bee Gees is also R&B. Barry White's "Let the Music Play", The Stylistics' "Can't Give You Anything (But My Love)", Al Green's "Full of Fire", and David Ruffin's "Walk Away from Love" are disco-flavored soul. Another non-disco R&B hit in 1975 was "Rockin' Chair" by Gwen McCrae. "Disco Man" by The Moments is also R&B, despite its title. "Mister Magic" by Esther Phillips is jazz-funk. There's also a jazz influence evident in "Expansions" by Lonnie Liston-Smith and the Cosmic Echoes, a song which can be described as "rare groove" or jazzy electro-funk. Jazz-funk masters The Blackbyrds came out with "Walking in Rhythm" and "Happy Music" this year. Donald Byrd's "Change (Makes You Wanna Hustle)" is another jazz-funk classic. "Never Gonna Let You Go" by Vicki Sue Robinson, "Love Don't Go Through No Changes on Me" by Sister Sledge, "You're My Number One" by Polly Browne a.k.a. Polly Brown, "(Baby) Save Me" by The Secrets, "It's Been So Long" by George McCrae, and "There'll Come a Time, There'll Come a Day" by Basic Black and Pearl are proto-disco. "Bye Love" by 5000 Volts a.k.a. Airbus is electro-dance-pop due to the extra beats throughout the song. "Who Loves You" by Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons (reached #3 Pop in the USA in November 1975) is a pop song whose only disco beats per se come during the moments in the chorus when the drum player taps the cymbals about twice a second.
            "Disco Body (Shake it to the East, Shake it to the West)" by Jackie Moore and "Disco Queen" by Copperpenny are funk. "Disco Lypso" by Mandrill is funky calypso dance music. "Disco Shirley" by Shirley and Company is old-style rock-and-roll. "Disco Shuffle" by Isaac Hayes Movement is funk with extensive rock guitar playing and a big-band horn section. "The Disco Rag" by Clive Baldwin fuses jazz with disco elements.


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    Disco Music released before 1975:

  • 1972-1974 Disco

    Disco Music released after 1975:

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  • 1978 Disco
  • 1979 Disco
  • 1980 Disco
  • 1981 Disco
  • 1982-1989 Disco
  • 1990-1999 Disco
  • 2000-2003 Disco
  • 2004-2006 Disco
  • 2007-2009 Disco
  • 2010+ Disco

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