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 Post subject: KC & The Sunshine Band info........
 Post Posted: Sat Oct 25, 2008 6:53 am 
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KC & The Sunshine Band - "Queen Of Clubs". Does anyone know who did the falsetto vocal on that? Was it K.C. :?:

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KC & The Sunshine Band - "Queen Of Clubs". Does anyone know who did the falsetto vocal on that? Was it K.C. :?:


As mentioned in a previous post....i know for fact that George McCrae sang on the "QUEEN OF CLUBS" track and was not credited with this!...Could he have used a falsetto voice on the track?....i am not quiet sure!....Jay will be the one to solve this little teaser!

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 Post subject: George McCrae
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Yes it was a known fact it was George McCrae. There was no credits on the LP besides producing & writing credits (Casey-Finch).

It was released before "ROCK YOUR BABY".

George personally acknowledged it to me on one of his many visits to Tropicalia.

One of the most embarrasing moments during my career at Tropicalia involved George.
One night George came to Tropicalia, pretty early to give me his brand new TK 12" release "GIVIN BACK THE FEELING".

The club owner, his name is Peter Martins, came to the DJ booth, didn't recognize George, and told him he had to leave the club because he wasn't dressed properly.
George had a blue jean SUIT on. A blue jean blazer & slacks!
I was livid and embarrassed!
I interrupted and told Peter that this was George McCrae!
The artist that we play all the time!
I pulled out the "Rock Your Baby" LP cover to show him.
His response? "Jay, I told you before if your friends come to the club, they have to be properly dressed!"
He then turned to George and said, "I'm so sorry, there is a private party tonite and you must leave now."
George saw what an asshole he was and graciously left.
He never came back after that.

And that was a guy that kissed Barry White's ass every other night!
(giving him a private table & free champagne whenever he came)

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Thanks for confirming Guru....you are the man!

What a great story as well....

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Thanks for the info guys. I was guessing it was George McCrae but wasn't sure. The vocal is heavily reverebed so its a little hard to tell. So the actual artist actually delivered his own records to the club? Wow. That's is a cool story Jay. 8)

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 Post subject: In The Day!!
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Back in the day, artists would deliver records all the time! I had THE KID, Cory Daye, Teddy Pendergrass, John Davis, Tina Charles, Silver Convention, The Ritchie Family, Peter Brown, Expose, The Miami Sound Machine and even The BeeGees do that! Then there were the lesser known artists. Scott Allen, Donna Allen, Peter Allen, Monti Rock III, Clockwork, Bobby Caldwell, even Harold Melvin without his Bluenotes! Common practice then. Can't tell you all the trouble I had with doormen. Louis Martinee had to call the booth from the lobby of the Hilton Hotel, because the CLUB MYSTIQUE was maxed out, and he couldn't get in with pressings of POINT OF NO RETURN. Or John Davis refused entry at The Copacabana because he wore no jacket. He got in after GUIDO was sent to escort him in! Tell me that KYLIE never hand delivered her early stuff, circa 1987?? Think back Paul, she must have!!

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 Post subject: Artists Promotion
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I didn't have the experience with artists that Pete had.
Just a few.
Earl Young came to Tropicalia and gave me the "Disco Inferno" LP before the pool had it.
Gloria Gaynor came to Act III in the Bronx and brought me her 2nd LP. The LP with "CASSANOVA BROWN" & "DO IT YOURSELF".
Barry White gave me a 12" of "ECSTASY" (I had it already) at Tropicalia. (He was a regular there)
Michael Zager came also and gave me an acetate of "LET'S ALL CHANT".
Joe Cayre (VP of Salsoul) brought me a test pressing of "TEN PERCENT" by Double Exposure. (NOT the Walter Gibbons Mix, I was blown away when I heard that!)
And that instance with George McCrae detailed earlier.

And that's it---but it was a highlight every time it happened. I made everyone sign the record, just like a fan.
I didn't know who Michael Zager was when I met him---but when I heard the song in the headphones, I damn knew everyone would know him soon enough!!

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 Post subject: Re: Artists Promotion
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Jay Negron wrote:
I didn't have the experience with artists that Pete had.
Just a few.
Earl Young came to Tropicalia and gave me the "Disco Inferno" LP before the pool had it.
Gloria Gaynor came to Act III in the Bronx and brought me her 2nd LP. The LP with "CASSANOVA BROWN" & "DO IT YOURSELF".
Barry White gave me a 12" of "ECSTASY" (I had it already) at Tropicalia. (He was a regular there)
Michael Zager came also and gave me an acetate of "LET'S ALL CHANT".
Joe Cayre (VP of Salsoul) brought me a test pressing of "TEN PERCENT" by Double Exposure. (NOT the Walter Gibbons Mix, I was blown away when I heard that!)
And that instance with George McCrae detailed earlier.

And that's it---but it was a highlight every time it happened. I made everyone sign the record, just like a fan.
I didn't know who Michael Zager was when I met him---but when I heard the song in the headphones, I damn knew everyone would know him soon enough!!



You still got the test pressing of "TEN PERCENT" that Joe Cayre give you?

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Sad to say, when it started to sound fuzzy and worn, I got rid of it.
Acetates don't last long. Maybe 5 years if you take care of them.
And "10%" was the original album version, 4 minutes and change, I have it on a 45 so why keep it???---all vocals down to the fade.
Walter's version was so much better!!!

I would have kept it if I knew then what I know now, for sure. I got it in one of my old cassette mixes--gotta look for it.

I used to give away/throw out/give to the record store at least 200 records per year, every year until 2000.
I didn't have room, and if I had the track available somewhere else--it was gone!!

I played a Teddy acetate remix I did in 1977 today and it was nasty. Surface noise--sounds like scratching throughout the song. Illegible.

My old DJ partner/mentor Paul Solari says he can clean them up for me--but he can only do so much.

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