Sparks is the musical partnership of American keyboardist–songwriter Ron Mael and his vocalist brother Russell Mael. They first recorded as Halfnelson, a quintet with drummer Harley Feinstein and another set of brothers, guitarist Earle Mankey and guitarist–bassist Jim Mankey. They signed to Bearsville for the 1971 release Halfnelson, produced by Todd Rundgren. Soon after, they […]

Donna Summer – Bad Girls (1979)

Bad Girls is the seventh studio album by American soul vocalist Donna Summer, released in 1979 on Casablanca. This was her second conceptual double-album in a row, having made comparative strides on 1977’s lavish Once Upon a Time…. Tracklist: A1. “Hot Stuff” (5:13) A2. “Bad Girls” (4:57) A3. “Love Will Always Find You” (4:01) A4. […]

Sparks ‎– No. 1 in Heaven (1979)

No. 1 in Heaven is the eighth album by American art-pop duo Sparks, released in 1979 on Virgin. Tracklist: A1. “Tryouts for the Human Race” (6:09) A2. “Academy Award Performance” (5:01) A3. “La Dolce Vita” (5:54) B1. “Beat the Clock” (4:23) B2. “My Other Voice” (4:56) B3. “The Number One Song in Heaven” (7:27) Credits: […]

Giorgio Moroder

Giorgio Moroder (born April 26, 1940) is an Italian composer, producer, and arranger who recorded three albums with accompanying singles for Hansa and Philips between 1969 and 1973. He is most famous for his working relationship with soul singer Donna Summer, whose 1976–81 output he co-produced with Pete Bellotte. Other artists that Moroder has produced […]