Thursday, 7 January 2010

Celi Bee & The Buzzy Bunch "Alternating Currents"

Celi Bee & The Buzzy Bunch

"Alternating Currents"
( LP APA Records, 1978 )
Catalog # APA-77002

A1 - Macho (A Real, Real, One) 7:30
A2 - Together 5:10
A3 - Hold Your Horses, Babe 4:35
B1 - Comin' Up Strong 4:50
B2 - Alternating Currents 4:34
B3 - Disposable Love 4:00
B4 - Lost In Love 3:51

Personnel & Credits:
Arranged By, Conductor, Keyboards - Hector Garrido
Artwork By [Design] - Richard Roth
Artwork By [Logo] - Tom Nikosey
Backing Vocals - Helen Myles, Yolanda McCullough, Viviane Cherry
Bass - Neil Jason , Will Lee
Drums - Allan Schartzberg, Roy Markowitz
Engineer - Alec Head
Engineer [Assistant] - Bill Stein, John Richello
Engineer [Remix, Assistant] - Steve Bravin
Engineer [Remix] - Jack Sherdel
Guitar - Cliff Morris, Jeff Mironov, Lance Quinn
Keyboards - Pat Rebillot
Mastered By - Jack Sherdel
Other [Make Up] - Johnny Reinosa
Percussion - Eduardo "Sabu" Rosado
Percussion [Additional] - Phil Kraus
Photography - Jochi Melero
Photography [Assistant] - Alexis Chaviano
Producer - Pepe Luis Soto
Reeds - Lou Del Gatto, Morty Lewis
Strings - Irving Spice String Section, The
Synthesizer - Eddie Fernandez
Trombone - Barry Rogers
Trumpet - Danny Cahn, Pat Russo
Written-By - Pepe Luis Soto

Recorded at Mediasound, New York City, N.Y.
Remixed and Recorded at Ochoa Recording Studios, San Juan, P.R.
Mastered at The Lacquer Lab, San Juan, P.R.
1978 T.K. Productions, Inc.

Celi Bee was one of the most played singers at the disco scene of the middle 70's even though she did not reached mainstream status as, lets say, a Gloria Gaynor or a Vickie Sue Robinson.One of her best hits was "Macho(A Real,Real One)" which is the opening song for ALTERNATING CURRENTS. Sadly, the rest of the album lacks another smash like this one, nor any memorable song that could support the worthyness of this production. Even though "Disposable Love" is nice, it doesn't reach the level of importance of "Macho". Does this album stands on its own as a relic of the disco era and a good sample of Celi Bee's importance in the disco dancing period? Yes and No. "Macho" is essential for any collection, but you can always get "The Best Of Celi Bee: For The Love Of My Man" which not only has this song, but her greatest hit "Superman" along with "One Love" and "Fly Me On The Wings Of Love" [ and a buzzy bunch of other great Celi Bee songs ]. If you are a true Celi Bee fan, ALTERNATING CURRENTS is for you. But if you are not a fan, or just simply uninitiated on this disco diva, get her "Best Of" album.
By Raimundo Rodriguez (Amazon)

By Celo

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