Monday, 31 August 2009

GQ ''Disco Nights''


''Disco Nights''
( LP Arista Records, 1979 )
Catalog # AB 4225

A1 Disco Nights (Rock Freak) (5:51)
A2 Make My Dream A Reality (6:12)
A3 It's Your Love (4:14)
A4 Spirit (3:46)
B1 This Happy Feeling (5:22)
Percussion - Sammy Figueroa
B2 Wonderful (5:08)
B3 Boogie Oogie Oogie (4:14)
Written-By - Janice Johnson, Perry Kibble
B4 I Do Love You (4:45)
Written-By - Billy Stewart

Personnel & Credits:
Arranged By - GQ
Arranged By [Horns] - Ray Chew
Bass, Vocals, Written-By - Keith "Sabu" Crier
Drums, Vocals, Written-By - Paul Service
Executive Producer - Larkin Arnold
Guitar [Lead, Rhythm], Lead Vocals, Written-by - Emmanuel Rahiem LeBlanc
Keyboards, Vocals, Written-By - Herb Lane
Mixed By, Recorded By - Andy Abrams
Producer - Beau Ray Fleming
Producer [Assistant] - Vernon Gibbs
Producer, Mixed By - Jimmy Simpson
Recorded By - Randy Bean , Robin Martinez

Recorded at Sound Palace & Sigma Sound
Special thanks to Miss Roberta Flack who inspired us to hang in there.
We dedicate this album to the legendary Billy Stewart.
Format:Vinyl, LP, Album
Original vinyl record, not the cd reissue.

The four members of GQ -- Emmanuel Rahiem LeBlanc, Keith "Sabu" Crier, Herb Lane, and Paul Service -- first recorded as the Rhythm Makers for Vigor Records. Their smash "Disco Nights (Rock Freak)" was first recorded on Vigor as "Soul on Your Side"; the track is identical, but a new title and lyrics were added to cash in on the disco craze. "Disco Nights" topped the R&B charts for two weeks in 1970. LeBlanc first recorded at the tender age of 13 with a group he formed called Sons of Darkness. GQ was self-contained and wrote most of the material on this LP, except for A Taste of Honey's "Boogie Oogie Oogie" and Billy Stewart's classic "I Do Love You," which nearly went to number one also. "It's Your Love" is a beautiful, airy-sounding ballad that is uniquely arranged; the enthusiastic, positive message of "Make My Dream a Reality" will have you disco dancing to its lively beats and urgent, pleading vocals.
By Andrew Hamilton (AMG)

A Bronx group that effectively mixed East Coast disco and Chicago soul covers in the late '70s and early '80s, GQ began as Sabu & the Survivors in 1968. Lead vocalist Emanuel Rahiem Leblanc, Keith Crier, Herb Lane, and Paul Service were original members, but by 1980 GQ was a trio following Service's departure. They had two Top 10 R&B and Top 20 pop hits, as well as a number one R&B single in 1979, with "Disco Nights (Rock-Freak)" also peaking at #12 pop; the single also won GQ an American Music Award. Their remakes of the Billy Stewart classics "I Do Love You" and "Sitting in the Park" were number five and number nine R&B singles in 1979 and 1980 respectively, with "I Do Love You" also reaching number 20 pop. They enjoyed one other Top 30 R&B single in 1981, "Shake." All their hits were on Arista from 1979 to 1982.
By Ron Wynn (AMG)

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