Best disco in town by Ritchie Family 1976 - On
45 (Derby 1976) splitted in two parts Best Disco in Town I & II, on 33 The Ritchie
Family Arabian Nights ( Carabine, a french release 1976)
Jacques Morali &
Richie Rome's band before the Village People. First
single release, "Brazil" was a major disco record in 1975 - it's a
disco version of the theme from the 30's movie of the same name. B-side
"Hot trip" is a great non LP latin groove track. Ritchie Family albums
were concept albums. Their first was "Brazil", the second
"Arabian Nights", then a 30's themed album followed by "African
Queens". These LP's (apart from "Life is music") all featured a
15 or 20 minute disco medley - espeically good is the Arabian Nights medley.
From this LP also came their biggest hit, "The best disco in town"
which was itself a medley of disco hits of the time. From the rest of their
Marlin albums, the best disco tracks are "Life is music", "Lady
Luck" and "Quiet Village". Then the band switched labels and
their style of music for a more eurobeat feel. "American Generation"
includes the great title track and also their best song of all "I feel
disco good". Their final album of the 70's includes "Put your feet to
the beat" and "Where are the men", the latter signifying a return
to their earlier style of music.
Other LP Covers
AMERICAN GENERATION - 1978 - Durium AI 30-298