Recharge is proud to bring you two cult albums on 1 CD from the heyday of US
was originally released in 1979 and produced by Bruce Weeden and Ed Strauman.
Both were protégés of the disco legend Boris Midney. Recorded in Philadelphia
for South Philly Records the album features all the hallmarks of 1979 disco -
soaring strings, catchy melodies, cooing disco girls and a 4/4 beat which meant
the album was an instant dance floor smash. Included on this Disco Recharge
album is the ‘Tangerué Medley’ which was only previously available as a 12”
single back in the day.
second album Strange Affair is a 1980 release which because of the ‘death of
disco’ movement virtually disappeared off the radar. Produced again by Bruce
Weeden but this time with Giuliano Salerni (of Ultimate fame) this is an
absolute gem. Again recorded for South Philly Records it takes influences from
Chic and Salsoul but adds its own unique twist. As a bonus we have included the
12” version of ‘Bad Connection’.
out of print the original vinyl releases of both Tangerué and Strange Affair are
perennial Disco collector’s items with original editions consistently fetching
large sums on e-bay and Discogs.
Additionally, a new generation of re-editors are now discovering the
tracks for the first time and doing their own interpretations as evidenced by
the amount of re-edits which have recently been turning up on Soundcloud and
various forums and blogs – proof positive that both of these albums are ripe for
re-discovery and will appeal across the disco