september 14, 2017

Alicia Bridges - Alicia Bridges (1978) - Lp

Alicia Bridges (born July 15, 1953) is an American singer who co-wrote and performed her international hit "I Love the Nightlife (Disco 'Round)" in 1978.
In 1977 she was signed to Polydor Records. Her 1978 hit single "I Love the Nightlife (Disco 'Round)" reached number five on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and also appeared on Billboard's "Hits of the World" chart. The song was also in the #5 position on the Record World and Cash Box charts. It was also a "crossover" hit, receiving play even on country music stations. The cover of the 1978 self-titled LP features an early skyline picture of Atlanta, Georgia.

In 1978 Bridges was a Grammy nominee and was the opening act, performing "I Love the Nightlife". Bridges' self-titled LP, Alicia Bridges, was also rising on the Billboard, Cash Box and Record World charts and the LP remained on the charts for up to 35 weeks. Both the LP and the single release were international successes, and "I Love the Nightlife" went top 40 in the UK and Germany, Spain and other European countries. Bridges' music was especially popular in Japan as well. She received an

RIAA Certified Gold Record for the sale of over one million copies of her hit single in the USA, as well as a gold record from Canada.
Contrary to the impression created by her success with "I Love the Nightlife", Alicia was primarily a singer of rock, blues and love songs. "I Love the Nightlife" has a definite back beat and organ similar to early 1970s R&B; the original intention was for "I Love the Nightlife" to be an R&B song, but when publishing mogul Bill Lowery first heard the song, he envisioned it as a disco dance tune. Soon after, Jim Burgess created a 12" single remix. Ultimately this mix became a worldwide hit. The song has been featured in several movies, including Love at First Bite, The Last Days of Disco and The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.
Bridges' second single, "Body Heat", was a rock song with strong electric guitar rhythms. It was a "rock/dance" song released at a time when there was some rivalry between disco fans and rock fans; this time period began to see more songs which mixed the genres of rock and disco to create a "rock/disco" flavor.


In an interview, Bridges mentioned Elvis Presley as the singer who originally aroused her interest in rock music but she has always considered herself an R&B singer. She cited Tina Turner, Aretha Franklin, Gladys Knight and Patti Labelle as her 70's influences. She said that she didn't care for white female singers as a rule with the exception of Joni Mitchell and Janis Joplin. She complained that white women sounded like they were "sleepwalking" through their performances. "Yeah, I jump around a lot when I'm performing," she said.

Side A
A1. Body Heat (3:02)
A2. Break Away (3:27)
A3. High Altitudes (5:01)
A4. We Are One (4:20)
A5. City Rhythm (3:38)

Side B
B1. I Love The Nightlife (Disco 'Round) (3:09)
B2. In The Name Of Love (4:07)
B3. Self Applause (3:22)
B4. Diamond In The Rough (3:28)
B5. Broken Woman (4:20)

Personnel
  • Alicia Bridges: Lead & Backing Vocal
  • Bernardine Mitchell, Keith "Doc" Samuels, Vinni O'Neal: Backing Vocals
  • Steve Buckingham, Ken Bell: Guitars
  • John Fristoe: Guitars, Backing Vocal
  • Randy McCormick: Organ, Piano, Synthesizers, Clavinet, Melodica
  • Alan Feingold, Steve McRay: Organ
  • Tom Robb: Bass
  • Roy Yeager: Drums
  • Mickey Buckins: Percussion
Production
  • Produced by Seve Buckingham for The Lowery Group
  • Engineered by Milan Bogdan, Pete Turbiville, Rodney Mills & Tad Bush
  • Mix & re-mixed By Rodney Mills
  • Mastered by Bob Ludwig
Notes
Release: 1978
Genre: Disco, Pop, Funk
Format: LP
Label: Polydor Records
Catalog# 2391364
Prijs: 6,75

Vinyl: Goed
Cover: Kleine Gebruikerssporen

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