Disco Tex & His Sex-o-lettes _ Get Dancin' 1975 Disco Purrfection Version
DISCO CLASSIC EXTENDED - WAV + MP3. DJ DiscoCat gets his creative Disco Purrfection claws on the atmospheric "Get Dancin'" from the mid'70s to vibe up the mood of 2021. Disco was born in a terrible era for the US and most countries around the world, giving joy to the people. Its the best thing to do when politicians do their worse - make love and music. Good work DJ DiscoCat..
Disco Tex & His Sex-o-lettes - Get Dancin' 1975 Disco Purrfection Version (C-major 8B - 105bpm) 70s Disco
"Get Dancin'" is a song written by Bob Crewe and Kenny Nolan and performed by Disco-Tex and the Sex-O-Lettes. It reached #1 on the US Disco chart, #3 on the US Dance chart, #8 on the UK Singles Chart, #8 in Canada, #10 on the Billboard Hot 100, #19 in Australia and #32 on the US R&B chart in 1974.
Four years before the Village People made their gay macho debut, celebrity hairdresser Monti Rock III (born Joseph Montanez Jr on May 29, 1942) was making the rounds of "The Tonight Show" with Johnny Carson and "The Merv Griffin Show" dressed as a Mack Daddy in furs, rings and hat as kind of a running gay joke.
His big, effusive personality and quick wit made him a media darling and producer Bob Crewe (he of Four Seasons fame) suggested that Monti form a studio disco group. Out of that meeting came Disco Tex & His Sex-o-lettes and the iconic "Get Dancin'". Written by Kenny Nolan (Firefly, "I Like Dreaming") and Crewe, the song took the disco sound to a new level by adding party crowd sounds when they recorded the song to give it a live feeling.
This collaboration was important as it was the first time that gay men were making the music rather than remixing the song or just playing it in the clubs. The album art conveyed a man with rings on every finger, long flowing robes and even a feather boa designed to appeal to gay men, as flashy as Liberace.
The group was comprised of Monti Rock III, Cindy Bullens (who would go on to record a song for "Grease" in 1978), Bob Crewe and Kenny Nolan. "get Dancin'" became a #10 Hot100 hit and #8 in Canada and the UK. The song was also the first record to be released as a 10" single and the second to break out of the gay clubs and onto mainstream radio after Love Unlimited Orchestra's "Love's Theme".
If you saw "Saturday Night Fever", you saw Monti, he was the foul mouthed macho Latino DJ. As a cultural touchstone, "Get Dancin'" was included in two Simpsons episodes, "Bart VS Thanksgiving" and "I'm Going To Praiseland" but credited to "Hooray For Everything".
The official follow up was "I Wanna Dance Wit' Choo (Doo Dat Dance)" which peaked at #23 pop and #7 disco then never had another top 40 hit and the band broke up in 1982.