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Unlikely Disco Artists A-C


AbbaAbba (Swedish pop group of the 70s)

Although not really a Disco group, Abba enjoyed tremendous success in the dance clubs with the three songs below, which appeared on 12 inch singles. "Lay All Your Love" even received a special remix by the team at Disconet and is highly collectible today by both fans of Abba and DJs.

Dancing Queen (1976)

Lay All Your Love (1980)

Voulez Vous (1979)

Bryan Adams

Bryan AdamsBryan Adams : (Canadian rock artist)

Although Bryan Adams is apparently very embarrassed at his only Disco hit, "Let Me Take You Danicng," it is his most remembered song.

Let Me Take You Dancing

Peter Allen

Peter AllenPeter Allen : (Pianist and Liza Minnelli's ex-husband)

Don't Wish Too Hard

I Go to Rio


Phylicia Allen

Phylicia AllenPhylicia Allen a.k.a. Phylicia Rashad: Played the part of Claire Huxtable: Bill Cosby's TV wife on the NBC television series "The Cosby Show." Phylicia was briefly married to Village People member, Victor Willis.

Josephine Superstar (disco album with versions of Josephyn Baker songs)

Herb Alpert

Herb AlpertHerb Alpert : (Jazz trumpet player and co-founder of A and M Records)




Bill Anderson

Bill AndersonBill Anderson (Country Star)

I Can't Wait Any Longer (1978)

Anexo 3

Anexo 3Anexo 3 did two Disco songs:

Callate Ya No Me Mientas
No Morire, Yo Seguire (Spanish version of Gloria Gaynor's "I Will Survive") from the "Regresa" LP 1979.

Paul Anka

Paul AnkaCheck it out... Not bad for the time and Paul Anka does a pretty good job.

Make it Up To Me In Love (with Odia Coates) Disco tune from The Best of The United Years 73'-77'.
Another song was Never Get to Know You.

Frankie Avalon

Frankie AvalonFrankie Avalon : (60's singer/actor)

You're A Miracle


Average White Band

Average White BandAverage White Band (70s blue-eyed soul and pop group from Scotland)

Pick Up the Pieces

Let's Go 'Round Again

Babe Ruth

Babe RuthBabe Ruth (70s Rock)

Babe Ruth was a progressive rock outfit that scored in the early days of Disco with the Mexican, whcih was later covered by the Disco group the Bombers and later by John Jellybean Benitez in the 80s.



Burt Bacharach

Burt BacharachBurt Bacharach : (Composer)

New York Lady

Shirley Bassey

Shirley BasseyShirley Bassey: (60's vocalist)

This Is My Life (La Vita) [Disco Version]


Joe Bataan

Joe Bataan Joe Bataan : (Latin singer first to use the term "Salsoul")

Rap-o Clap-o

Lucio Battisti

Lucio BattistiLucio Battisti: (Euro celeb)

El Velero

Bay City Rollers

Bay City Rollers:Bay City Rollers: (70's pop group)

Don't Stop The Music (1977 Canadian 12" release)

Beach Boys

Beach BoysBeach Boys: ('60s surfer band)

Here Comes the Night (1979)

Gato Barbieri

Gato Barbieri I Want You - A and M (12 inch Promo DJ Single) AM-8397 / 1976

Bee Gees

Bee GeesBee Gees : (Rock group)

While the Bee Gees began as a soft rock type of group in the late 1960s, they morphed into a falsetto dance tinged group best known for their contributions to the soundtrack to the movie Saturday Night Fever.

You Should Be Dancing

Jive Talking

More Than A Woman

Night Fever

Stayin' Alive

George Benson

George BensonGeorge Benson : (Jazz musician and vocalist)


On Broadway

Love X Love

Give Me the Night

Cilla Black

Cilla BlackCilla Black did a cover of Earth, Wind and Fire's Fantasy in 1976 on Private Stock Records. Cilla did have a Top 40 hit in the USA in the mid-Sixties... the bombastic You're My World, which Dionne Warwick covered on her Valley of the Dolls LP and didn't Helen Reddy remake this in the Seventies?

(Above courtesy of DiscoMusic.com member, Markeydefad


BlondieBlondie: (semi Punk/New Wave rocker Debbie Harry)

Heart of Glass


Call Me

David Bowie

David BowieDavid Bowie (1970s Rock singer)

John, I'm only Dancing (Again) 1975 b/w Golden Years - RCA (12 inch Disco Single) PD-11886 / 1978

Teresa Brewer

Teresa BrewerTeresa Brewer (1950s singer)

"Music, Music, Music" - this is a disco update of her 1950 hit "(Put Another Nickel In) Music! Music! Music!" - originally credited to Teresa Brewer and the Dixieland All Stars)

Sarah Brightman and Hot Gossip

Sarah Brightman and Hot GossipSarah Brightman, star of "Phantom of the Opera" and many other musicals, as well as Andrew Lloyd Webber's ex-wife, released a disco single in 1978 or 1979 entitled (I Lost My Heart to a) Starship Trooper. At the time she was lead singer of the group Hot Gossip.

Jackson Browne

Jackson BrowneJackson Browne: (Rock/pop singer)

Disco Apocalypse

James Brown

James BrownJames Brown: (Soul singer)

It's Too Funky In Here

Burnley Building Society

Burnley Building SocietyBurnley Building Society: contained a promotional song written by Satanic Verses author Salman Rushdie and sung by Olympic Runners vocalist, George Chandler.

The Best Dreams

Jerry Butler

Jerry ButlerJerry Butler (60s Soul). The song below is considered by some to be one of the earliest disco songs.

Only the Strong Survive

Max Bygraves

Max BygravesMax Bygraves was a British entertainer, comic and singer.

Discolongamax (1979)

Backing Vocals by The Ladybirds who were regulars on the Benny Hill Show.

Engineer - Terry Evennett

Produced by - Terry Brown

Sleeve by - Design machine

Arranged by - Frank Barber

Is this England's answer to Ethel Merman's There's No Business Like Show Business Album!

This is just so so so bad!

Charles (Charlie) Calello

Charles (Charlie) CalelloCharles Calello aka Charlie Callelo (Arranger, Big Band and Jazz musician)

Charles Calello arranged and produced for many groups including the Four Seasons and Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band. He released a solo record doing a cover of the Big Band hit "Sing, Sing, Sing" on Midsong Records.

Sing, Sing, Sing


Moonlight Serenade

Cab Calloway

Cab CallowayCab Calloway: (Jazz singer of the 30's and 40's)

Minnie the Moocher (Disco version of his original)

Glen Campbell

In 1977 guitarist Glen Campbell released the Gary Klein produced "William Tell Overture" to a fast moving Disco beat on Capitol Records.

William Tell Overture


CandidoCandido : (Latin percussionist)


Thousand Finger Man

Jim Capaldi

Jim CapaldiJim Capaldi (co-member of Traffic with Steve Winwood)

Shoe Shine

Captain and Tennille

Captain and TennilleCaptain and Tennille was a pop duo, known for such pop/adult contemporary hits as Love Will Keep Us Together and Do That To Me One More Time, recorded a Disco version of the Turtles' late-60s #1 hit Happy Together. Captain & Tennille's version went to #53 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Captain Beefheart

Captain BeefheartCaptain Beefheart (1970s musical renegade Born January 15, 1941 -)

The Captain was by no means a disco artist, but the track Tropical Hotdog Night off his 1978 "Shiny Beast (Bat Chain Puller)" is a must-hear for the disco fan. It's "Like two flamingoes in a fruit fight!" to borrow a lyric from the song.

Claudia Cardinale

Claudia CardinaleClaudia Cardinale: (Actress)

Love Affair

Karen Carpenter

Karen CarpenterKaren Carpenter ('70s pop singer in the duo group the Carpenters)

"My Body Keeps Changing My Mind" (released posthumously in the 1990s)

Angela Carrasco

Angela CarrascoAngela Carrasco is a Latin ballad singer from the Dominican Republic. She had a few Disco songs, No Quiero Bajar De Mi Nube, Ibiza from her self titled 1979 LP.

Nell Carter

Nell Carter Actress Nell Carter, star of Broadway and the sitcom "Gimme a Break!," had a disco hit in 1975 with "Dreams." She also recorded a disco song entitled "The Morning After the Night Before."

The Morning After the Night Before

Shaun Cassidy

Shaun CassidyAre You Afraid of Me?

from Under Wraps - WB (LP) BSK 3222 / 1978

You're Using Me

Adriano Celentano

Adriano CelentanoAdriano Celentano : (Italian singer and film actor / Euro celebrity) Born January 6, 1938


Somebody Save Me

When Love

Marilyn Chambers

Marilyn ChambersMarilyn Chambers : (70's adult star)


La Charanga '76

La Charanga '76La Charanga '76 : (Latin Salsa group)

La Charanga 76 released a hugely popular album in 1979 consisting of Spanish language covers of several Disco songs from the day like:

No Nos Pararan (Ain't No Stopping Us Now)

Good Times (Como Vamos A Gozar)

We Are Family (Somos Familia)

Music Trance


CharoCharo: (Latin superstar)

Charo, who was famous for her line, "Cuchi, Cuchi," was a Latin singer/guitarist. She teamed up with Vince Montana and the Salsoul Orchestra to create the classic "Dance A Little Bit Closer" and otehr Disco tracks.

Dance A Little Bit Closer

Olé, Olé


Cher: (actress and part of Sonny and Cher)

Take Me Home

Hell On Wheels

Wasn't it Good

Karen Cheryl

Karen CherylKaren Cheryl's real name is Isabelle Morizet and was born in 1957 in France. Karen Cheryl began her carrier in 1975 with very popular songs in French in a "Girl next door" style, but in 1978 she changed and sang English disco songs with a huge success in a style "sex-symbol". Karen Cheryl's best success are "Sing To Me Mama" and "Show Me A Man Enought" (very good songs for me). Now, she has a talk-show on an important French radio under her real name Isabelle Morizet.


ChicagoChicago (aka Chicago Transit Authority): (70's supergroup)


Chubby Checker

Chubby Checker Chubby Checker, famous for The Twist, released two Disco singles in 1976 on the Amherst label (AMH-D-4).

The Rub
Move It

Whilly Chirino

Whilly ChirinoDisco tracks, Anorandote, Extranandote and Honky Funk from the Diferente 1980 LP.

Petula Clark

Petula Clark Petula Clark along with Disco producer, Meco Monardo updated her 1960s pop hit Dowtown in 1977 with a completely Disco feel.

Natalie Cole

Natalie ColeNatalie Cole (Daughter of Nat King Cole)

I Love You So

Ray Conniff

Ray ConniffRay Conniff Plays Bee Gees and Other Great Hits - Columbia (LP) JC 35659 / 1978

I Will Survive

Rita Coolidge

Rita Coolidge Let's Go Dancing, from Rita Coolidge's 1979 album Satisfied.

Bill Cosby

Bill CosbyBill Cosby (Comedian / TV star)

Boogie on Your Face from Disco Bill (1977 parady album)

Creedence Clearwater Revival

Creedence Clearwater RevivalCreedence Clearwater Revival: (John Fogerty and company)

Heard It Through the Grapevine

Bob Crewe / aka B. C. G.

Bob Crewe / aka B. C. G.Bob Crewe (60's Pop)

Street Talk / Menage a Trois / Free - Elektra Records (12"ers) 1976

Pablo Cruise

Here's another one that I found. Really cool. This song was released when Disco was really exploding! The song I Want You Tonight it hit the pop chart and peaked at #19-- 10-13-1979.

This wasn't the only time that Pablo Cruise dabbled with Disco music. There was also "Don"t Want To Live Without It." Also charted at #21 pop around-9-16-1978 and it has all the ingredients of a Disco song.

They also had the Peter Allen song "I Go To Rio" Which was a pop hit #46 1-13-1979, which also had major Disco inflections. Talk to ya soon...Ganz

P.S. These songs can be found on the Best Of Pablo Cruise 20th Century Masters A&M 069493017-2


CrusadersCrusaders (Jazz group)

Street Life


By Bernard Lopez


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JLRake (Mr,. Jamie Lee Rake) |

One to add to the Unlikely Artists file...

Harry Caray

The inimitable Chicago baseball announcer recorded a very cheese'tastic, very disco rendition of the song in which he would lead the crowds at Wrigley Field or Comiskey Park during seventh inning stretches. B-side's a remake of Steam's wonderous one hit, also the bnasis of a stadium chant, I've not heard.

Take Me Out To The Ball Game/Na, Na, Hey, Hey (Kiss Him Goodbye) (Churchill 7" single, 1978)



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