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 Post Posted: Sat Feb 07, 2009 11:46 pm 
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Australia didn't have that many performers who'd describe themselves as a disco/dance artists.
However, there were quite a few who did recieve airplay in clubs, both in Australia & internationally.




JOHN PAUL YOUNG


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John Paul “Squeak” Young was the most popular and successful Australian male solo singer of the late Seventies. He is also without question one of the finest male pop-rock vocalists Australia has ever produced. He is gifted with a dynamic, powerful, soulful and gritty tenor voice.

Assisted by good looks and personality, John shot to pop stardom during his hugely successful five-year stint as one of the leading protégés of legendary producer-composer duo Harry Vanda and George Young, who came to fame in the 1960s in the legendary Easybeats and who headed Australia's hugely successful '70s 'hit factory', Albert Produtions.

In 1977 he released a disco song titled "Standing In The Rain" which became a major hit throughout Europe.

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As a result of his popularity he was crowned Australian 'King of Pop' in 1978.

His next single, "Love is in the Air", became his only worldwide hit during 1978, peaking at #2 on the Australian charts, #7 in the US, and #5 in the UK singles chart.

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John attributes the success of Love is In the Air to George Young's vocal direction, saying George told him to sing it "like a conversation - just throw it away".....
John says, "there's a whole casualness about this song, that was planned".

Subsequent singles such as "The Day That My Heart Caught Fire" and "Heaven Sent" continued the disco style but did not find an audience.

Cynics might have suspected that the Alberts hit factory were beginning to rely on formula.

Vanda & Young reputedly used the same rhythm loop on several songs, including "Standing In The Rain", "The Day that My Heart Caught Fire" and "Love Is In The Air" and the arrangements were remarkably similar, still, the public didn't seem to mind.

Young ceased recording new music in the mid 80s' and concentrated on a second career as a radio disc jockey until the film Strictly Ballroom was released in 1992.
Featuring a new version of "Love is in the Air," the film was a success throughout the world, and Young's single once again peaked at number 2 on the Australian charts, and was a minor hit in the UK.

John teamed up again with songwriter Harry Vanda, in 2006, to create a new album, In Too Deep.




http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNC0kIzM1Fo (Love Is In The Air)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XxYnPCMlKuo (Standing In The Rain)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSgQkPCjtnQ (The Day That My Heart Caught Fire)











RENEE GEYER



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Renée Geyer is an Australian singer who is widely regarded as one of the country's finest exponents of soul and R&B.
She enjoyed considerable commercial success as a solo artist in Australia in the '70s & '80s, & has also been an internationally respected and sought-after backing vocalist, whose session credits include work with Sting, Toni Childs, Joe Cocker, Neil Diamond, Julio Iglesias, Buddy Guy & Chaka Khan.

In 1976 Renee released an album, "Ready To Deal" which spawned the hit single, "Heading In The Right Direction" which reached the Top 20 in Australia.
The album was also relesed in America & most people thought she was black due to her vocal sound & style.

Later, in 1980 Renee released an album entitled "So Lucky".
One of the singles from this album became a poular hit in dance clubs because of it's Latin/salsa styled arrangement.

The track was called "Say I Love You".

It became the biggest hit of her career & reached #5 on the Australian singles chart & was released in the U.S. on the Portrait label.
Despite it's club popularity, it was never remixed into a 12" format.

Renee had one other killer track.

"Stares & Whispers" was a classic R&B soul ballad that I used to play in my morning sets ....almost always the 2nd or 3rd last track.
It's dreamy, & used to let couples have a slow dance together.......a beautiful song with classic arrangement.

I urge you to check this one out.


"Stares & Whispers"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOWuUiTs02s

"Say I Love You"......Official video complete with really bad lipsyncing.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJb1Kt1OTRo

"Say I Love You" - Clip from music show Countdown
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=So3iGoBW ... re=related

"Heading In The Right Direction"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGWPYKW3 ... re=related











FLASH & THE PAN


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Flash and the Pan were an Australian pop group (essentially an ongoing studio project) formed in late 1976 by Harry Vanda and George Young, both former members of a 60s group, The Easybeats.
They had various pop hits released in the late '70s but it wasn't until the early '80s that they started to get recognition on club dancefloors.

Late in 1982 they released a single called "Waiting For A Train" which did quite well in the clubs & actually reached #7 on the U.K. singles chart.

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Shortly after the initial release there was a French remix. There were 2 mixes.
1. Waiting For A Train (Disco Version) (5:38)
2. Waiting For A Train (Instrumental Version) (6:42)

The remixer was not credited. We presume it was Vanda & Young themselves.

Flash & The Pan - "Waiting For A Train"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKMAaiJWvTw&NR=1



1985 saw the release of another track called "Midnight Man" which also had moderate club success.

"Waiting For a Train" was then re-released with remixes in both '89 & '96 respectively, due to the release of their greatest hits album.

It's also interesting to note that their original album, "Flash & The Pan", released in 1979, contained a song called "Walking in the Rain", which was later covered by Grace Jones.
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Flash & The Pan - "Walking In The Rain
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJFB0roVxaM











ALSTON KOCH & DARK TAN


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Alston Koch migrated to Australia in 1969, having had a vibrant musical career in Sri Lanka for over a decade before that.

He is also a recipient of three ARIA (Australian Record Industry Award) awards.

After moving to Australia, Alston formed a band by the name of Dark Tan.
They were very popular on the club circuit all over Australia & Asia in the mid to late 70s & developed into Australia's leading disco group, releasing a number of singles on the Laser label a subsidiary of RCA records, Australia.

In 1977 they had a hit with "Disco Lady" which has nothing to do with Johnny Talyor's 1976 recording of "Disco Lady".

Alston says it was the first 12" pressing of an Australian artist.

Another Australian recording artist, Marty Rhone, says it was his 12" single of "Mean Pair Of Jeans" that was the first Aussie 12".
Apparently they were pressed within days of each other so we don't really know, but I'm still researching that point :twisted:

They performed "Disco Lady" on Countdown, 30th April 1978, when Countdown had its Saturday Night Fever dance competition.
They are actually introduced here by John Paul Young.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RaE_AIkoA0Q


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The song "Island In The Sun" was another club hit that initially clocked in at around 4:30, and as it took off in discos, it was remixed to 8:30.
Bobby "DJ" Guttadaro featured it on a Disconet release in 1979.

At the start of the "Island In The Sun" clip, you can see a plaque Dark Tan recieved from The Australian Discotheque Disc-Jockeys Association, as recipients of their 1977 Disco Single Of The Year Award.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8RkbFo8eBO8

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MARCIA HINES


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Australia's undisputed "Queen of Soul", Marcia Hines has been praised as “arguably the best female singer in Australia”, thrilling audiences with her superb and soulful voice for nearly four decades.

Marcia was born in Boston Massachusetts on 20 July 1953. Her vocal gifts were evident from an early age. She began performing in church choirs in her hometown as a child and gave her first solo performance at a church festival at just nine years old.

In 1969 aged 16, Marcia attended the Woodstock music festival & was blown away by the performers & music. 1969 was also the year Australian entrepreneur Harry M. Miller went to America to recruit African-American cast members for his new Australian production of the rock musical “Hair”.

Marcia's best friend just happened to be the younger sister of another Boston singer, Donna Summer, who had just left town to join the cast of the first German production. Marcia's buddy suggested that she try out for Australian “Hair” and, needless to say, she won the audition.

Twelve days later she was on her way to Sydney and a country she knew nothing about ("I didn't know where it was. I didn't even know what language they spoke"). Because Marcia was still legally a minor under Massachusetts law, Miller had to be appointed as her legal guardian.

Marcia joined the cast of “Hair” in April 1970, and immediately won praise from audiences and critics alike with her powerful and soulful vocal performances.

Another U.S. female performer landed a role in the Australian production of “Hair”.
Her name was Sharon Redd.
Allegedly, Marcia & Sharon lived together for a while whilst performing in the musical.
Sharon Redd went on to become a solo disco star back in the States in the 70’s as a member of Bette Midler’s "Harlettes".

Marcia's success in “Hair” led to her next major stage role, that of Mary Magdalene in the 1973 Australian production of “Jesus Christ, Superstar”, becoming the first black singer anywhere in the world to play this role. Her show-stopping performances further enhanced Marcia's reputation. The show ended in February 1974.

In 1974, Marcia set to work establishing herself as a solo performer. She signed a solo deal with Robbie Porters’ Wizard label. Marcia then released a string of hit albums and singles.

Like many other performers in this period, Marcia's success was boosted by considerable support from ABC-TVs’ new national pop show “Countdown”.
She became a regular guest, and quickly rose to become one of Australia's most successful and popular female performers.

She was crowned Australia's "Queen of Pop" for three consecutive years (1976-78). All of her first seven LPs went Top 20, and her total album sales exceed 500,000.

In 1977 Marcia ended the year on a career peak with her signature tune "You", which reached the #1 spot on the Australian charts.

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Here's Marcia belting out "You" at the "Concert Of The Decade" held in Sydney on the foreshore court at The Opera House in 1979 to over 180,000 fans.

Was I there?.........You betcha! (Lovin' the leopard print pantsuit she's wearing!!) :twisted:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WzDnbu8KIzc

Despite her many albums & hit singles over a 30 year period, only a few broke in dance venues.

1976 - “I Got The Music In Me”
1977 - “You”
1978 - “Music is My Life”
1981 - “Your Love Still Brings Me to My Knees” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2dZfed6JPLc

1999 - “Time Of Our Lives”
2005 - "Stomp"


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In 2006 Marcia released an album entitled “Discotheque”, proving once again, her love for dance music by covering classics such as Disco Inferno/Never Knew Love Like This/Stomp/Right Back Where We Started From/The Best Of My Love/You Should Be Dancing/Shake Your Groove Thing/Never Can Say Goodbye/Last Dance/ I Can’t Stand The Rain/You To Me Are Everything/Blame It On The Boogie/Let’s Groove/I’m Coming Out.


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Here is Marcia & her daughter, Denni Hines, performing a remake of the Brothers Johnson classic - "Stomp" from that album.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWYnid-DzG4

When Marcia first travelled to Australia back in 1970, little did she realise that she was already pregnant with her only child to date, Denni.

Denni has grown into a performer in her own right & will be discussed later in the thread as an ongoing ambassador for Australian recording artists who, just like Marcia still continue to release disco/r&b/dance music.

Marcia still performs “live” to this day, both at prestigious club events & on TV.













THE BEE GEES



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Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb were actually born on the Isle Of Wight to English parents. Their father was a dance band leader by night and a delivery man by day.
He wasn't much of a provider though, and by the time the family moved to Manchester a few years later, they seemed to be moving every few weeks to stay ahead of the bailiffs.
With no money, the three boys and younger brother, Andy, shoplifted from Woolworths, raided parking meters and went housebreaking at night.
While the boys had no friends of their own and no money, it wasn't all bad. Obsessive Beatles fans, they practised their harmonies for hours each evening using hairbrushes as microphones and honed their skills.
But they were also involved in less innocent pursuits. Robin pepped up the evenings by torching local landmarks; first a garden shed, then the back of a shop and finally, in 1958, a whole row of billboards in Chorlton.
After that night, the local police gave their parents two choices; arrest or a £10 assisted passage to Australia.
They opted to move to Australia, setting up residence in Redcliffe, Queensland.

The still very young brothers began performing where they could to raise pocket change. First called the Rattlesnakes, later Wee Johnny Hayes & the Bluecats, they were introduced to radio DJ Bill Gates by racetrack promoter Bill Goode (who saw them perform at Brisbane's Speedway Circuit).
Gates renamed them the "Bee Gees" after his and Goode's initials – thus the name was not specifically a reference to "Brothers Gibb", despite popular belief.

By 1960, the Bee Gees were featured on television shows, and in the next few years began working regularly at resorts on the Queensland coast.
Barry drew the attention of Australian star Col Joye for his songwriting, and Joye helped the boys get a record deal with Festival Records in 1963 under the name "Bee Gees."
The three released two or three singles a year, while Barry supplied additional songs to other Australian artists.

A minor hit in 1965, "Wine and Women," led to the group's first LP, “The Bee Gees Sing & Play 14 Barry Gibb Songs”.
By late 1966, the brothers decided to return to England, while the rest of their family stayed in Australia.
They were not confident, however, of success in England as Barry told a friend, that they would probably be back next year.
While at sea in January, 1967, they heard that “Spicks & Specks”, a song they had recorded in 1966, had gone to #1 in Australia.

Before their departure from Australia to England, Hugh Gibb (their father) sent demos to Brian Epstein, (manager of The Beatles) director of NEMS, a British music store and promoter.
Brian Epstein had given the demo tapes to Robert Stigwood who had recently joined NEMS.
After an audition with Stigwood in February 1967, the Bee Gees were signed to a five-year contract where Polydor Records would be the Bee Gees' record label in the UK and ATCO Records would be the U.S. distributor.
Work quickly began on their first international LP and Robert Stigwood launched a huge promotion to coincide with their first album.

Over the next 10 years The Bee Gees went from strength to strength recording a number of albums featuring hit singles, making them one of the most popular groups in the world.
In 1975 The Bee Gees moved to California.
Their current producer, Arif Mardin & Manager, Robert Stigwood urged them to craft more rhythmic disco songs like “Jive Talkin’” and "Nights On Broadway".
The latter featured Barry Gibb's first attempts at singing falsetto in the backing vocals toward the end.
The band liked the resulting new sound and Robin also started using a falsetto voice as well (although he would stop using it by the late 80s) and this time the public agreed, sending the LP “Main Course” which became their first R&B album, up the charts.
Barry Gibb's falsetto would become a staple of subsequent recordings.

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Mardin was unable to work with the group afterwards, but the Bee Gees enlisted Albhy Galuten & Karl Richardson who had worked with Mardin during the Main Course sessions.
This production team would carry the Bee Gees through the rest of the 1970s.

The next album, “Children Of The World” was drenched in Barry's newfound falsetto and blue's synthesizer disco licks.
Led off by the single “You Should Be Dancing”, it pushed the Bee Gees to a level of stardom they had not previously achieved in the USA, though their new R&B/disco sound was not as popular with some die hard fans from the 1960s.
The Bee Gees' band was now closer to a rock act, with rhythm guitar and real drums behind the falsetto.

By now it was 1977 & their popularity was just about to step up a whole new level.

Robert Stigwood asked The Bee Gees to participate in the creation of the “Saturday Night Fever Soundtrack”.

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It would be the turning point of their career.
The cultural impact of both the film and the soundtrack was tremendous not only in the United States but also in the rest of the world, bringing the nascent disco scene into the mainstream.
They were flown to the Chateau D'Heuroville studio in France & recorded “How Deep Is Your Love”, “Stayin’ Alive”, “Night Fever” & “If I Can’t Have You”, literally over the course of a few days.
Such was the popularity of “Saturday Night Fever” that two different versions of the song “More Than A Woman” received airplay, one by the Bee Gees, which was relegated as an album track, and another by Tavares which was the hit.
The Gibb sound was inescapable. During an eight-month period beginning in the Christmas season of 1977, the brothers wrote six songs that held the #1 position on the U.S. charts for 25 of 32 consecutive weeks—three under their own name, two for brother Andy Gibb, and the Yvonne Elliman single.

Fueled by the movie's success, the album broke multiple records, becoming the highest-selling album in recording history to that point.
"Saturday Night Fever” has since sold circa 40 million copies worldwide, making it the best selling Soundtrack album of all time.
During this era, Barry and Robin wrote "Emotion" for Samantha Sang who made it a Top Ten hit (the Bee Gees sang back-up vocals).

A year later, Barry wrote the title song to the movie version of the Broadway musical “Grease” for Frankie Valli to perform, which went to #1.
At one time, five songs written by the brothers Gibb were in the U.S. top ten at the same time.
It was the first time this kind of chart dominance had been seen since April 1964, when the Beatles had all five of the top-five American singles.

During this period, the Bee Gees' younger brother Andy followed his older siblings into a music career, and enjoyed considerable success. Produced by Barry, Andy Gibb's first three singles all topped the U.S. charts.
The Bee Gees' follow-up to “Saturday Night Fever” was the “Spirits Having Flown” album. It yielded three more #1 hits: “Too Much Heaven”, “Tragedy”, and “Love You Inside Out”.
The Bee Gees' overwhelming success rose and fell with the disco bubble.
By the end of 1979, disco was rapidly declining in popularity, and the backlash against disco put the Bee Gees' American career in a tailspin.
Radio stations around America began famously promoting "Bee Gee Free Weekends".

Following their remarkable run from 1975–79, the act would have only one more top ten single in the U.S., and that wasn’t until 1989.
The Bee Gees' international popularity sustained somewhat less damage.

Maurice Gibb died at a Miami Beach Hospital on January 12th 2003 of complications resulting from a twisted intestine.
Following his death, Barry and Robin announced that they would no longer perform as the Bee Gees.

The latest news is that Barry and Robin will travel to Australia in 2009 for a US documentary on how the Bee Gees conquered the world.
They will then travel to Sydney, where they will be handed the keys to the city and honored at a star-studded tribute.









PLAYER [1]

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Player were strictly a studio outfit formed by studio engineer/producers Russell Dunlop & Bruce Brown.
Dunlop was a respected drummer formerly with the band Ayers Rock.
He had also worked with the likes of Renee Geyer.
Dunlop & Brown had previously produced & mixed records for a variety of other Australian artists.

Player [1] were probably the first group to make use of the new facilities then in place at Albert’s studios in 1979.
For their Space Invaders album project, Brown and Dunlop recorded drum tracks on up to 20 tracks of the 24 track.
They then spliced these into 2" tape loops. Some of these loops were quite large, being strung between bobbins on microphone stands half way down the corridor.
They recorded up to four automation tracks on these loops and simply used the selector on the console to switch between verse, chorus, etc.
These drum mixes were then recorded onto a second 24 track to form the final drum tracks. For the project one of the engineers designed a device which would trigger a sequencer from an audio drum track.
This enabled Russell to control sequencers and drum machines with his percussion tracks.

The album spawned the single, “Space Invaders”, named & written after a very popular arcade game at the time.


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They were known simply as "Player" in Australia but when they were released in America, they had to change their name due to the fact that there was already a group by that name performing in the U.S.
They became "Player [1]" in Australia & "Playback" for overseas release.
The single started to chart on various continents due to club exposure & was remixed & released on the Ariola label.


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"Space Invaders" entered the Australian chart at #32 and peaked at #3, staying in the charts for 23 weeks in 1980.
It was the fourth 4th highest selling single of that year.

Player [1] or (Playback) never released any more product, making them truly a “one hit wonder”.
Sadly, Russell Dunlop passed away in May, 2009.



PLAYER [1] - "SPACE INVADERS (clip) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0dup-9wvQc













CHRISTIE ALLEN

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Christie Allen was born on 12 September, 1954, in the United Kingdom, before moving with her family to Perth, Western Australia.
Whilst performing in a band, Pendulum, with her brothers in Perth she came to the attention of songwiter & producer, Terry Britten.

Britten, a former member of Australian group The Twilights, had previously worked with Cliff Richard (with whom he co-wrote “Devil Woman”.
Impressed by Allen's vocal ability and bubbly personality, he began working with her and a recording contract with Mushroom Records resulted.

She released her first single "You Know That I Love You", which wasn’t a major hit, but did attract enough airplay and positive reviews to indicate bigger things for her future.

Her next three singles from her debut album Magic Rhythm were substantial hits.
The first single was a ballad "Falling In Love With Only You", which reached #20 in April, 1979.

Her next two singles were strongly influenced by disco.

"Goosebumps" reached #3 in September 1979, and "He's My Number One" reached #4 in 1980 with sales of 60,000.

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“Goosebumps" would be Allen's greatest success and was one of Mushroom Record's highest selling singles at that time.

Allen was voted the 'Most Popular Female Performer' at the T.V. Week/Countdown Music Awards for 1979 and 1980.


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Christie Allen gave Countdown something it had been lacking – a local female artist to appeal to the teeny boppers.

Christie Allen was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in March 2008 and died at her home in country Western Australia on 12 August 2008.


Christie Allen - "Goosebumps"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S__Hvjxagd4
















MI-SEX

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Mi-Sex were a New Zealand/Australian Punk Rock/New Wave band active from 1978 to 1984.

Led by singer Steve Gilpin they were best known for their singles “Computer Games” in 1979 and “People” in 1980.

They concocted a quirky futurist paranoia-themed blend of new wave, punk, and pub rock, amalgamating some of the textures common to Britain’s Tubeway Army & Ultravox.

They actually got their band name from an Ultravox song, “My Sex”, which they were covering during performances at the time.

In August 1978, the band headed to Sydney, Australia where they became a major live drawcard and were soon signed by CBS.

Their first album, “Graffiti Crimes” included their biggest hit, “Computer Games” released in Australia on October 1, 1979.

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This went to #1 in Australia and #5 in New Zealand, and also charted in 20 countries, reaching #2 in Canada.

Mi-Sex received three awards at Australia’s 1979 T.V. Week/Countdown Music Awards.

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The follow-up album, “Space Race” sold well and produced another big single, but the band were unable to maintain their early momentum and two later albums failed to produce the same popular interest.

Mi-Sex disbanded in March 1984.

In 1991 Steve Gilpin was involved in a car accident whilst returning to his home after a gig.
He lapsed into a coma from which he never recovered.

He died hospital on 6th January 1992.


MI-SEX - "Computer Games" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-m8IOD-wk9g













JO JO ZEP & THE FALCONS

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Jo Jo Zep and the Falcons were an Australian band that featured singer/songwriter Joe Camilleri.

The band was active in the late 1970s and early 1980s.
In 1978 they had a new contract with Mushroom records.
Mushroom were very eager to connect with the 'new wave' of music coming out of England.

They brought over English producer and latterday Procul Harum member Peter Solley to produce another of Mushroom's signings, The Sports.
One night Solley saw the band perform, and on the strength of a new song, "Shape I'm In", asked to produce Jo Jo Zep and The Falcons as well.
The 7' release featured a hot dub & 2 copies was a must!

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The first single, "Hit and Run", off their debut album with Mushroom, "Screaming Targets", showed nothing of the band's R&B roots.
It was pure pop reggae and reached #12 on the charts in August 1979.

The band toured the United States, the United Kingdom and Europe, including performances in The Bottom Line club in New York & at The Montreux Jazz & Blues Festival.

In 1981 Camilleri pulled the band off the road & a few members left the group.
The "Falcons" moniker was dropped, and the act was now known simply as Jo Jo Zep.
They started exploring Latin American rhythms, particularly Salsa.
The Jo Jo Zep album, "Cha" was released in October 1982 with the single "Taxi Mary" reaching #11 in the charts.

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“Taxi Mary” should have been remixed into an extended version for clubs, but that never eventuated.
Despite this Taxi Mary still did well in the clubs, at least in Australia.

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The next year, Jo Jo Zep disbanded, & Joe Camilleri went on to have great success with a new band he created, The Black Sorrows.


Jo Jo Zep & The Falcons - "Hit N Run"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7YFrPdTw_ik

Jo Jo Zep & The Falcons - "Shape I'm In"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q5l8SRluJDQ

Jo Jo Zep - "Taxi Mary"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUxGzROgd9I

"Taxi Mary" features the vocals of Jane Clifton who was also an actress you may have seen in an early Australian TV series called "Prisoner".
Jane was never credited as vocalist on the 7" release.
Gotta love "Taxi Mary". Salsa meets swing!


LINK HERE http://www.mediafire.com/?mzznemwnmjl

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Maybe they call him pop disco artist,but I like John Paul Young!!!
''The Day That My Heart Caught Fire'' is my favourite song of him 8)


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This was an interesting insight of JPY...
As you say - one can clearly hear the "formula" - but still I really like it.
One question - was George Young his father ??

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Another question:

Isn't JPY somehow related to Angus Young (of AC/DC)?


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Johannes "Harry" Vandenburg was an immigrant from Holland who met George Young, an immigrant from Glasgow when they migrated to Australia in 1964.
They went on to form a rock group called The Easybeats who had a worldwide smash with "Friday On My Mind".
John Paul Young was born in Glasgow, Scotland on 21 June, 1950 is no realtion to George Young from 60s rock group The Easybeats, nor is he related to Malcolm & Angus Young from rock group AC/DC.


However, George Young is the older brother of Malcolm & Angus Young. :wink:

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New artists added.

Renee Geyer

Flash & The Pan

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Hi Pflext,

Thanks for these insights in Aussie music.
Had never heard Renee before, a nice experience.
BUT - Flash & the Pan... Mmmm... I just LOVE them...
I had their first album the one with "Walking In The Rain" and "Hey St. Peter", "California" and others... GREAT ALBUM !!!
Loved "Midnight Man" and of course "Waiting For A Train"... :D

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 Post subject: Re: Australian artists who had disco/club success
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What about Marcia Hines "You" and "Music Is My Life" ? Apparently Dame Edna Everage had a record called "Disco Matilda". Hmm. Also early Pseudo Echo were borderline disco with a lot of synth. Oh and that little group from Brisbane, The Bee Gees... :D :D :D

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Fladh and the Pan are simply great,I am a huge fan of them!!!!


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I thought the Bee Gees were from Manchester, UK? :?


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Marcia Hines, Psuedo Echo & The Bee Gees will be forthcoming........

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NEW ARTISTS ADDED!!

Alston Koch & Dark Tan
Marcia Hines
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MORE TO COME!!

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hey mate, thanks for sharing the info,

Very informative & refreshing to see there was some disco coming out of Australia.

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Pflext,

Awesome - just what we were looking for in the Forum...
It's great to get to know about these Aussie acts and hear their music !
I just LOVE it !!!

THANKS MATE !!

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This is top notch info on this thread Paul..
Gives me a great insight into the disco/dance era in OZ...
Very informative and interesting....Much Appreciated!

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