Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Don't Let Go

Just about every Wednesday night, at some point, I break out the one disco classic released by former Dawn vocalist Tony Orlando, "Don't Let Go". Say what you want about Mr. Orlando and his overall "Las Vegas showbizz" career, however in 1978 the singer took a stab at disco with some success. This "one-off" funky-disco gem was mixed by the legendary disco mixer and engineer Jimmy Simpson and was included on Orlando's Elektra Records debut. The track gained some attention in the disco club scene, which in my opinion has a bit of a Gino Soccio/Don Ray/Cerrone overall feel to it. Recently the song was re-edited by Pete Herbert of Reverso 68 fame and included on a Disco Deviance released twelve-inch. Unfortunitely, this was Tony's only "disco" attempt, falling back more towards his Dawn roots, which I admit am not a fan of. However, that being said the singer did leave us disco enthusiasts with an incredible disco classic.

Tony Orlando - Don't Let Go

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