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Disco Fire, K-Tel

Contributed by Robert King on Jul 17th, 2018. Artwork published in .
    Disco Fire, K-Tel 1
    Source: https://hercsktelalbums.blogspot.com License: All Rights Reserved.

    This compilation was released in 1978: K-Tel’s DISCO FIRE is a 2-record set featuring disco “all original hits & stars.” Inside the album cover’s gatefold was a photo tutorial on how to do the “Hot Chocolate!”

    K-Tel International was an “As-Seen-On-TV” company, which was most noted for its compilation music albums, such as The Super Hits series, The Dynamic Hits series and The Number One Hits series. It is also known for “The Record Selector,” “The Micro-Roast,” “The Tote-a-Tune portable stereo,” and many other products.

    The title is based on Baby Teeth — it’s a long way from Glaser’s Bob Dylan poster.

    Disco Fire, K-Tel 2
    Source: https://hercsktelalbums.blogspot.com License: All Rights Reserved.

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    1. Thanks for your 'Likes’ today for my two recent font use submissions, Petra Černocká – “Koukej, se mnou si píseň broukej” / “Hádej, mámo” single cover and Klaus Wunderlich – Hammond Pops 8 album art.

      I always appreciate something with a Valérie Čižmárová connection so I’ve 'Liked’ this submission of yours. I keep wondering to myself how many people in the English-speaking world are even aware that, amongst 'I Feel Love’ and other notable releases, Donna Summer recorded a song called 'Wasted’, which was unknown to me until Valérie Čižmárová came along in Cyberspace from 1970s Czechoslovakia with 'Tikot všech hodin’ ('Ticking All The Time’)!

      I’ve got one of those K-Tel Disco compilations, by the way – 'Disco Fever’, from 1977. It’s a pretty impressive set, but it hasn’t quite got dance step instructions! It has got Baccara’s classic 'Yes Sir, I Can Boogie’ on it, though, which is another one of those 'Girls Of The Golden East’ connections, via Věra Špinarová's 'Já mám ráda boogie’ ('I Love Boogie’), the famously huge-voiced Věra Špinarová being the one who incredibly once commented that she 'envied’ Valérie Čižmárová's voice. Valérie Čižmárová took on their slightly lesser-known 'Sorry I’m A Lady’ as 'Tak se pozná dáma’ ('So You Know I’m A Lady’), incidentally.

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