Category: Disco


C.J. & Co

C.J. & CoC.J. & Co was a disco/R&B group from Detroit, Michigan that consisted of members Curtis “CJ” Durden, Cornelius Brown Jr., Joni Tolbert, Connie Durden and Charles Clark.

Originally, the group was a quintet called the Strides. The quintet cut a couple of tracks for the M-S Record label back in the ’60s, but they didn’t appear to attract much attention back then.
day dreamerIn 1974, they signed a record deal with the Sussex record label, calling themselves C.C. & Company where they released the single “Day Dreamer” which peaked at #91 on the Billboard Hot 100. However, it would be their only single released on the Sussex label which would later go out of business.

In 1977, producers Dennis Coffey and Mike Theodore united three male singers (Cornelius, Curtis and Charles) and two female singers (Joni and Connie) to form CJ & Co.
Devil's GunDuring that same year, CJ & Co. were signed to Westbound Records and released their debut album “Devil’s Gun” which peaked at #60 on the Billboard 200 and #12 on Billboard’s R&B Albums chart.


The title song peaked at #36 on the Billboard Hot 100, #2 on Billboard’s Hot Soul Singles chart (staying on the chart for 20 weeks) and topped National Disco Action Top 40 chart for 5 weeks along with the tracks “We Got Our Own Thing” (which managed to peak at #93 on Billboard’s Hot Soul Singles chart) and “Sure Can’t Go to the Moon.”
Deadeye Dick
In 1978, C.J. & Co. released their sophomore album “Deadeye Dick” which failed to make the album charts, although all of the tracks from the album peaked at #18 on Billboard’s National Disco Action Top 40 chart.

After that, the group disbanded in 1979. On February 28, 2013, Curtis Durden passed away and it’s unknown what the surviving members of the group are up to these days.

To see a fan-made video for “Day Dreamer,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Devil’s Gun,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “We Got Our Own Thing,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Sure Can’t Go to the Moon,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Deadeye Dick,” go to:

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French Kiss

French KissFrench Kiss was a disco music trio from New York that was led by maestro, producer and songwriter Simon Soussan. The members of the trio consisted of Lamarr Stevens, Muffi Durham and Yvette Johnson.
panic albumIn 1979, they released their only album “Panic!” on Polydor Records. It’s unknown how or if the album charted at all.
panicThe title song peaked at #23 on Billboard’s National Disco Action chart, staying on the chart for 13 weeks, making it their only charting single to date.
We're The Right CombinationThe follow-up single “We’re The Right Combination” failed to make the charts at all and after that, French Kiss faded into obscurity.

It’s unknown what the members of the trio or Simon Soussan are currently up to these days.

To see a fan-made video for “Panic,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “We’re The Right Combination,” go to:

freakin timeAsphalt Jungle was a disco\R&B music studio group from the early ’80s. Not much information is given about them, but William Howard provided the lead vocals for the group.

In 1980, they released their only single “Freakin’ Time” which peaked at #86 on Billboard’s Disco Top 100 chart and #60 on Billboard’s Hot Soul Singles chart.

After that, it seems as if Asphalt Jungle has faded into obscurity. Nothing much has been from them since the ’80s.

To see a fan-made video for “Freakin’ Time (Part 1),” go to:

To see a fan-made video for part 2 of the song, go to:

Karen YoungKaren Young (born on March 23, 1951 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) was a disco\dance music singer from the late ’70s\early ’80s.

Karen first began singing jingles and background vocals for production companies in Philadelphia. In the early ’70s, she performed with a band called Sandd and later pursued a solo career.
Hot ShotIn 1978, she released her debut single “Hot Shot” which became her only song to make the pop charts, peaking at #67 on the Billboard Hot 100. It also topped Billboard’s National Disco Action Top 40 chart for 2 weeks in August of that same year. It also managed to peak at #34 on the U.K. Singles chart.
Hot Shot albumAlso during that same year, Karen released her only album “Hot Shot” on the West End Records label which peaked at #100 on the Billboard 200 chart.

Her second single “Bring on the Boys” peaked at #31 on Billboard’s National Disco Action Top 40 chart (staying on the chart for 6 weeks), but missed the Hot 100. A promotional single from the album “Baby You Ain’t Nothing Without Me” was released, but didn’t make the charts at all.
dynamite
By the ’80s, Karen had moved on from West End Records to the Sunshine Recordings record label. One of the singles she released on the label “Dynamite” which managed to peak at #69 on Billboard’s Disco Top 80 chart (staying on the chart for only 3 weeks).
Deetour
Karen’s last charting single “Deetour” (which was released on Atlantic Records) peaked at #34 on Billboard’s Dance\Disco Top 80 chart (staying on the chart for 13 weeks).

Karen continued to release singles until 1987. In January of 1991, she died from a bleeding ulcer. She was only 39 years old at the time of her death.
Hot Shot remixIn 2007 (sixteen years after Karen’s death), an updated version of Karen’s song “Hot Shot” was released with new mixes using her original vocus which peaked at #7 on Billboard’s Dance Club Songs chart.

To see a video of Karen performing “Hot Shot,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Bring on the Boys,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Baby You Ain’t Nothing Without Me,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Dynamite,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Deetour,” go to:

Bell & James

Bell and JamesBell & James were an R&B\disco duo from the ’70s that consisted of LeRoy Bell and Casey James.

LeRoy and Casey originally played in a music act called Special Blend before working as songwriters. LeRoy’s uncle, producer\songwriter Thom Bell got them signed to a music publishing contract with Mighty Three Music (a company that he owned with songwriters\producers Gamble & Huff) for the Philadelphia International Records label.

The duo wrote songs for artists such as The O’Jays, Elton John, Gladys Knight & the Pips, Freda Payne and Phyllis Hyman before attracting the attention of A&M Records who signed them to a full album deal in 1978.
bell and jamesDuring that same year, Bell & James released their self-titled debut album which peaked at #31 on the Billboard 200 and #17 on Billboard’s R&B Albums chart.
Livin' It Up (Friday Night)Their debut single “Livin’ It Up (Friday Night)” became their only hit, peaking at #15 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #7 on Billboard’s Hot Soul Singles chart (staying on the chart for 24 weeks). The song sold over 1 million copies in the U.S. and also managed to peak at #59 on the U.K. Singles chart.
You Never Know What You've GotThe follow-up single “You Never Know What You’ve Got” peaked at #54 on Billboard’s Hot Soul Singles chart, staying on the chart for 8 weeks.
Only Make BelieveIn 1979, the duo released their sophomore album “Only Make Believe” peaked at #125 on the Billboard 200 and #36 on Billboard’s R&B Albums chart.
ShakedownThe lead single from the album “Shakedown” peaked at #65 on Billboard’s Hot Soul Singles chart, staying on the chart for only 5 weeks.
Only Make Believe singleThe title song managed to peak at #50 on Billboard’s Hot Soul Singles chart, staying on the chart for 11 weeks.
In Black & WhiteIn 1981, Bell & James released their last album together “In Black and White” which didn’t make any impact on the charts at all. After that, the duo disbanded.

Casey James went on to do session work for artists such as Chuck Mangione and Phyllis Hyman. It’s unknown what he’s currently up to these days or if he’s still active in the music business.

These days, LeRoy Bell continues to still be active in the music business as a solo artist, songwriter and even appeared on the U.S. version of “The X-Factor.” He also has his own band called LeRoy Bell and His Only Friends.

To see LeRoy Bell’s official website, go to:
http://leroybell.com/

To see a fan-made video for “Livin’ It Up (Friday Night),” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “You Never Know What You’ve Got,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Shakedown,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Only Make Believe,” go to:

Silver Convention

Silver ConventionSilver Convention was a female disco music group from Munich, Germany that was created by producers\songwriters Sylvester Levay and Michael Kunze in 1974.

Levay and Kunze first used female sessions vocalists Betsy Allen, Jackie Carter, Roberta Kelly, Lucy Neale and Gitta Walther for their first recordings.
save meIn 1975, they scored a hit with their debut single “Save Me” (under the original name “Silver Bird”) which peaked at #30 in the United Kingdom. When it was released in the United States, it peaked at #6 on Billboard’s Hot Disco Singles chart.

After realizing that they needed to find professional entertainers to the public for Silver Connection, Levay & Kunze presented three singers: Penny McLean (born Gertrude Wirschinger on November 4, 1948 in Klagenfurt, Austria), Ramona Wulf (born Ramona Kraft on October 18, 1954 in Hanau, Germany) and Jackie Carter, but after a few TV appearances, Jackie was replaced by Linda G. Thompson (born Linda Uebelherr on September 21, 1948).
sc albumDuring that same year, Silver Connection released their self-titled debut album which peaked at #10 on the Billboard 200 and topped Billboard’s R&B Albums chart. It also peaked at #48 on the album charts in Germany.
always another girlThe follow-up single “Always Another Girl” peaked at #7 on Billboard’s Hot Disco Singles chart.
fly robin flyIt wasn’t until the group’s third single “Fly Robin Fly” that they gained big success in the United States as the song became a number-one hit on the Billboard Hot 100, R&B and disco chart, making it their only number-one hit on the Hot 100 to date.

The song was also successful in their native Germany (where it peaked at #3 on the music charts) and also in other countries such as the U.K., Canada, Italy, France and the Netherlands.

tiger baby Another track from the album “Tiger Baby” peaked at #41 on the U.K. Singles chart, but it’s unknown if it generated any success in other countries.
get up and boogie albumIn 1976, Silver Connection released their sophomore album “Get Up and Boogie” which peaked at #13 on the Billboard 200. It also charted in countries such as Germany, Canada, Sweden and Norway.
get up and boogie singleThe title song became another hit for the group as it peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #2 on Billboard’s Hot Disco Singles chart. It also managed to peak at #25 on Billboard’s Adult Contemporary chart.

Internationally, the song topped the charts in Canada and also peaked at #7 on the U.K. Singles chart.
no no joeThe follow-up single “No, No, Joe” peaked at #60 on the Billboard Hot 100, #34 on Billboard’s Billboard’s Hot Soul Singles chart (which stayed on the chart for 9 weeks) and #14 on Billboard’s Hot Disco Singles chart.
madhouseAlso in 1976, Silver Connection released their third album “Madhouse” which peaked at #65 on the Billboard 200, but didn’t make the album charts in Germany. During that time, Linda G. Thompson had left the group and was replaced by singer Rhonda Heath (born on July 19, 1955 in New York City).

The only singles to make the charts were “Everybody’s Talking ‘Bout Love” (which managed to peak at #25 on the U.K. Singles chart) and “Dancing in the Aisles (Takes Me Higher)” (which peaked at #80 on Billboard’s Hot Soul Singles chart, staying on the chart for 6 weeks).
Telegram
In 1977, Silver Connection represented Germany in the Eurovision Song Contest with their song “Telegram” which charted in Germany, Belgium and Sweden. It also managed to peak at #51 on the U.K. Singles chart.
Summernights
During that same year, they released their fourth album “Summernights” (although in the U.S., it was released under the name “Golden Girls”) which made the album charts in the United States, Sweden and Canada.

By 1978, Penny McLean had left the group and was replaced by British singer Zenda Jacks (born Suzie McClosky on May 7, 1955). While the new Silver Connection line-up went on tour, Levay & Kunze left the group as well and Philadelphia music producer John Davis took their place.
Love In A SleeperIn 1978, Silver Connection released their last album “Love in a Sleeper” which didn’t make the charts in the United States, but managed to chart in Canada.
Spend The Night With MeThe only song from the album “Spend the Night with Me” peaked at #10 on Billboard’s Hot Disco Singles chart and #80 on Billboard’s Hot Soul Singles chart (staying on the chart for 6 weeks).
Café Au LaitThe group attempted another comeback in 1979 (with Penny McLean returning to the line-up) and released the single “Café Au Lait” which failed to make any impact on the charts at all. After that, Silver Connection disbanded.

Penny McLean left the music business in 1985 and went on to become an author. According to research, she currently resides in Vienna and performs occasionally.

These days, Linda G. Thompson resides in Munich where she is still active as a musician and also works as a photo stylist.

According to research, Zenda Jacks was a background singer for British band Hard Rain and around 2003, she worked at the Mechu Bar & Grill. It’s unknown what she is currently up to these days.

In the ’80s, Rhonda Heath released two solo albums and joined German rock\disco music group La Mama. She has also performed at the Eurovision Song Contest as a backing vocalist for Gary Lux in 1985 and Mekado in 1994.

According to research, she is married & resides in Munich, but it’s unknown if she’s still active in the music business.

Ramona Wulf attempted a solo music career to little success. These days, she resides in Berlin with her husband & three children where she works as a nautropath (as of 2010).

To see a fan-made video for “Fly Robin Fly,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Get Up and Boogie,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “No, No, Joe,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Save Me,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Always Another Girl,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Tiger Baby,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Everybody’s Talking ‘Bout Love,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Dancing in the Aisles (Take Me Higher),” go to:

To see a video of Silver Connection performing “Telegram,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Spend the Night With Me,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Café au Lait,” go to:

Anita Ward

anita wardAnita Ward (born on December 20, 1956 in Memphis, Tennessee) is a disco\R&B singer from the late ’70s.

Anita began singing at a young age and later went on to sing with the Rust College Acappella Choir and recorded an obscure album with her own gospel quartet. After graduating from Rust College with a degree in psychology, she began working as a substitute teacher in Memphis.

After deciding to pursue a music career, her manager put her in contact with singer\songwriter Frederick Knight who helped Anita get a recording contract with his record label, Juana Records. Knight signed on to help produce a three-song demo session for Anita, but after becoming infatuated with her voice, the demo sessions soon became an album for her.

While working on the album, Knight suggested that Anita listen to a song he wrote called “Ring My Bell” (which was originally intended for singer Stacy Lattisaw). At first, Anita wasn’t interested in recording the track, but agreed to do so after some persuading from Knight.
ring my bellIn 1979, “Ring My Bell” was released as a single and became a hit, topping the Billboard Hot 100, R&B and disco music charts, making it Anita’s only number-one single to date. The track also topped the charts in other countries such as the United Kingdom (where it was certified Gold), Canada (where it was certified Platinum), New Zealand, Spain and Norway.
songs of loveDuring that same year, Anita released her debut album “Songs of Love” which peaked at #8 on the Billboard 200 and #2 on Billboard’s R&B Albums chart. The follow-up single “Make Believe Lovers” didn’t chart at all.
sweet surrenderAlso in 1979, Anita released her sophomore album “Sweet Surrender” which flopped on the album charts.
don't drop my loveThe only song to chart from the album was “Don’t Drop My Love” which peaked at #87 on the Billboard Hot 100, #26 on Billboard’s dance music charts and #52 on Billboard’s Hot Soul Singles chart (staying on the chart for 7 weeks).

The follow-up singles “Can’t Nobody Love Me Like You Do” and “Cover Me” failed to make any impact on the charts at all.

Anita was working on a third album, but due to contractual issues between her and Frederick Knight, the album was cancelled after just three songs had been recorded. (Those three tracks would later appear on an reissue of Anita’s debut album).

In 1981, she was seriously injured in a car accident which resulted in sinus issues from a head injury that she sustained in the accident which affected her singing and she later faded out of the spotlight.

whenever there's loveIn 1989, Anita released her third album “Whenever There’s Love” on the Phillips Record label. The track “Be My Baby” was released as a single in Australia, but it didn’t chart.

After that, Anita took another hiatus from the music business to focus on her family. Nothing much was heard from her until 2002 when she performed “Ring My Bell” in New York City’s Times Square on New Year’s Eve.
it's my nightIn 2011, Anita released a single called “It’s My Night” and was working on a fourth album, but nothing much has been heard about it and it’s presumed that the project was possibly shelved.

As of 2015, she is still performing and is also reportedly working at a JCPenney in Memphis.

To see a fan-made video for “Ring My Bell,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Make Believe Lovers,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Don’t Drop My Love,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Can’t Nobody Love Me Like You Do,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Cover Me,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Be My Baby,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “It’s My Night,” go to:

Carol Douglas

Carol DouglasCarol Douglas (born Carol Strickland on April 7, 1948 in Bedford–Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, New York City) is an R&B\disco singer who became quite popular during the disco music scene of the 1970s.

Carol was born to jazz performer, Minnie Newsome (who has been cited as the inspiration for Cab Calloway’s song “Minnie the Moocher”) and her father, who worked as a mortician. She is also the cousin of late R&B singer Sam Cooke.

When she was 10 years old, Carol appeared on the game show “Name That Tune”. After that, Ebony Magazine followed her for the next three years.

During that period of time, she was an understeady for actress Jonelle Allen in the off-Broadway production of “The Life of Mary McCloud Bethune.” She later appeared in the play “Moon on a Rainbow Shawl” which starred James Earl Jones & Cicely Tyson.

Carol attended the Willard May School for professional children & later attended Quintanos High School for young professionals alongside performers such as Gregory Hines, Patty Duke and Bernadette Peters.

During her high school years, Carol sang in a female singing trio called April May & June. In 1963, she released a single called “I Don’t Mind (Being Your Fool)” on the RCA Victor which was released under the name Carolyn Cooke, but her time with the label was cut short after becoming pregnant at the age of 15.

Carol sung several jingles for television commercials and did voiceover work. In the mid-’60s, she married her high school sweetheart Ken Douglas and throughout the early ’70s, she toured nationally on the oldies circuit with R&B group The Chantels. During that time, she recorded a single for Capitol Records called “Some Tears Fall Dry.”

In 1974, Carol was recruited by the Midland International Records label. The label’s vice-president & record producer Eddie O’Loughlin heard British singer Sunny’s 1974 song “Doctor’s Orders” (which was a hit in the United Kingdom) and was looking for a female singer to record the song for the music market in the United States. After Carol’s audition for the label, she was signed to a five-year contract.
doctorsordersIn November of 1974, her version of “Doctor’s Orders” became a hit, peaking at #11 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, #2 on Billboard’s disco music chart and #9 on Billboard’s Hot Soul Singles chart (staying on the chart for 17 weeks and making it her only appearance to date on the R&B charts).

Internationally, the song was successful in countries such as France, New Zealand, Germany, Australia and Canada (which topped the charts for a week in February of 1975).
carol douglas albumIn 1975, Carol released her debut album “The Carol Douglas Album” which peaked at #177 on the Billboard 200 and #37 on Billboard’s R&B Albums chart.
hurricane is comin toniteThe follow-up single from the album “A Hurricane Is Coming Tonite” didn’t match the same success as her debut single, peaking at #81 on the Billboard Hot 100 (making it her last appearance on the Hot 100 to date). Another song from the album “Will We Make It Tonight” was released as a single, but didn’t chart.
midnightloveaffairalbumIn 1976, Carol released her sophomore album “Midnight Love Affair” which peaked at #188 on the Billboard 200.
midnight love affairThe title song (along with the track “Crime Don’t Pay”) topped Billboard’s disco music chart for a week in October of that same year, but it didn’t make the Billboard Hot 100 and only peaked at #102 on Billboard’s Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart.
full bloomIn 1977, Carol released her third album “Full Bloom” which peaked at #139 on the Billboard 200 chart, making it her last album to date to make the album charts.
i want to stay with youThe first single from the album “I Want to Stay with You” peaked at #28 on Billboard’s dance music chart (along with the track “Light My Fire”).
dancing queenThe follow-up single, a cover version of ABBA’s song “Dancing Queen” peaked at #110 on Billboard’s Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart and #35 on Billboard’s dance music chart.
we do itThe last single from the album “We Do It” peaked at #108 on Billboard’s Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart, but failed to make the dance music charts.
burninIn 1978, she released her fourth album “Burnin” which failed to make the album charts at all. The title song managed to peak at #11 on Billboard’s dance music chart.

A cover version of the Bee Gee’s song “Night Fever” peaked at #106 on Billboard’s Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart and #15 on Billboard’s dance music chart. It also managed to peak at #66 on the U.K. Singles chart.
come into my lifeIn 1979, Carol released her fifth album “Come into My Life” also failed to make the album charts. The only single to chart was “I Got the Answer / Love Sick” which peaked at #51 on Billboard’s dance music chart.

By the ’80s, RCA Records had purchased the 20th Century Records label and transferred Carol to the label from her previous record label (which was by then out of business).
my simple heartIn 1982, Carol released a cover version of The Three Degrees’ song “My Simple Heart” which managed to peak at #42 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Club Play Singles chart, but according to Carol, the label didn’t really promote the single.

After that, Carol relocated to Paris where she signed a record deal with the Carrere record label and later signed a record deal in the United States with the Next Plateau Records label.
love zoneIn 1983, Carol released her sixth album (and last one to date) “Love Zone” which failed to make any impact on the charts.

The only singles released from the album were “You’re Not So Hot,” “I Got Your Body,” and “Got Ya Where I Want Ya.” It’s unknown how or if the singles made the charts at all.
when love goes wrongAfter her deal with Next Plateau Records came to an end, Carol released the single “When Love Goes Wrong” (which she also co-wrote) in 1987 that was released on producer Darryl Payne’s New Image record label. It’s unknown how or if the single made any impact on the charts.

After that, not much was heard from Carol Douglas for the rest of the ’80s. During the retro-boom of the ’90s, Carol began touring again and made personal appearances at various special events.

In 2003, Carol returned to the recording studio where she was invited to sing backing vocals on singer Wanda Dee’s album “Goddess is Here!” and also re-recorded some of her hit songs. During that same year, she appeared on television on “The People’s Court” (with Judge Marilyn Milian) as the plantiff in a case involving herself and disco singer Sharon Brown.

These days, Carol is signed to the Black Wax Records label, but it is currently unknown if she is planning on releasing any new music. She is also working on developing a script about a television mini-series of her life.

To see a fan-made video for “Doctor’s Orders,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “A Hurricane is Coming Tonite,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Headline News” (from her second album), go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Midnight Love Affair,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Dancing Queen,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “I Want To Stay With You,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “We Do It,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Night Fever,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Burnin’,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “I Got the Answer,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “My Simple Heart,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “I Got Your Body,” go to:

France Joli

france joliFrance Joli (born on February 2, 1963 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada) is a female pop\disco singer who rose to fame in the late ’70s.

As a young child, France began performing for her relatives, lip-syncing Barbra Streisand songs while handling a skipping rope like a microphone. By the age of 6, she had appeared on television.

When she was 11 years old, France left public school to be tutored at home so she could focus on her career where she regularly appeared in television commercials and talent shows. At the age of 13, an acquaintance of France’s suggested that she meet up with a musician named Tony Green who approached France backstage after one of his concerts.

Tony didn’t take France seriously and according to him, “To get rid of her I [told] her to keep in touch.” Another source says that France visited Tony’s house to sing for him and that Tony first heard France singing from the audience at a “end of school year” show in 1978.

The next day, Tony wrote the song “Come to Me” for France. When the producer that Tony originally comissioned to record France indicated a desire to develop her as a Francophone singer, Tony took over the production duties for her. The tracks that France made with Green were picked up by the Prelude Records label.

fjoliOn April 17, 1979, France’s self-titled debut album was released. The album would eventually peak at #26 on the Billboard 200 chart.

The song “Come to Me” received popularity after France performed it on July 7, 1979 as a last-minute replacement for Donna Summer at a concert that was held on Fire Island before an audience of five thousand people.

come to me“Come to Me” became a hit on the charts, topping Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Club Play Singles chart (along with the tracks “Don’t Stop Dancing” and “Playboy”) for 3 weeks.

The song also crossed over to the pop charts where it peaked at #15 on the Billboard Hot 100 and managed to peak at #36 on Billboard’s Hot Soul Singles chart. Another track from the album “Don’t Stop Dancing” peaked at #3 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Club Play Singles chart.
tonightIn 1980, France released her sophomore album “Tonight” which peaked at #175 on the Billboard 200 chart.

The lead single “The Heart to Break the Heart\Feel Like Dancing” peaked at #3 on Billboard’s Hot Music\Club Play Singles chart.
this time
The follow-up single “This Time (I’m Giving All I’ve Got)” flopped, peaking at #103 on Billboard’s Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart.
now
In 1981, France released her third album “Now!” The album (which was produced by Ray Reid & William Anderson from R&B\funk music group Crown Heights Affair) failed to make any impact on the charts at all.
gonna get over you
The lead single from the album “Gonna Get Over You” peaked at #2 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Club Play Singles chart.
your good lovin
The follow-up single “Your Good Lovin’ / Can We Fall in Love Again” peaked at #53 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Club Play Singles chart.

During that same year, France was the opening act for The Commodores during their American tour. She would later leave Prelude Records and sign with Epic Records.
attitudeIn 1983, France released her fourth album (and first on Epic Records) “Attitude.” Like her previous album, it didn’t make any impact on the Billboard 200 chart.
girl in the 80sThe first single from the album “Girl in the 80’s/Standing in the Shadows of Love” peaked at #46 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Club Play Singles chart.
blue eyed technologyThe follow-up single “Blue Eyed Technology” didn’t fare so well on the charts, peaking at #61 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Club Play Singles chart.
party lightsIn 1984, France performed the song “Party Lights” (which was released as a single in Japan) at the Yahama Music Festival and won the Grand Prix.
witch of loveIn 1985, she released her fifth album “Witch of Love” which was produced by George Duke. The album didn’t make the Billboard 200 charts at all.
does he danceThe only single released from the album “Does He Dance” peaked at #40 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Club Play Singles chart and received some airplay in Canada.

After that, France left Epic Records and spent the next 10 years focusing on performing instead of recording music.
touchIn 1996, France reunited with Tony Green and released the single “Touch” on the Popular Records label. The song managed to peak at #24 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Club Play Singles chart and became a regional hit in the New York tri-state area.
breakawayA follow-up single “Breakaway” was released, but didn’t generate a lot of success on the charts.
if you love meIn 1998 (thirteen years after the release of her last album), France released her sixth album “If You Love Me” on the Monogram Entertainment Network record label.
hallelujahThese days, France continues to perform and in 2012, she released a cover version of Leonard Cohen’s song “Hallelujah.”

To see France Joli’s Facebook page, go to:
https://www.facebook.com/thefrancejoli/

To see a fan-made video for “Come To Me,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Don’t Let Go,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Don’t Stop Dancing,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Playboy,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Heart to Break the Heart,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Feel Like Dancing,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “This Time (I’m Giving All I’ve Got)”, go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Gonna Get Over You,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Your Good Lovin’,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Can We Fall in Love Again,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Girl in the ’80s,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Blue Eyed Technology,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Party Lights,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Does He Dance,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Touch,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Breakaway,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Save Me” (from her album “If You Love Me”), go to:

To see the music video for “Hallelujah,” go to:

Suzi Lane

suzi laneSuzi Lane (born Suziliene McDonald in Las Vegas, Nevada) is a former disco music singer from the late ’70s.
ooh la la albumIn 1979, she released her only album “Ooh, La La” on the Oasis record label. It’s unknown how or if the album charted at all, but it was produced by Giorgio Moroder (who was also producing music for Donna Summer during that time).

Suzi said that she met Donna Summer at the recording studio and was influenced by the “high-energy electronica” that was created by Donna & Giorgio.

During that same year, she released the singles “Harmony” and “Ooh, La La” which both topped Billboard’s Hot Dance Music Singles chart for a week in November, making it Suzi’s only chart appearance to date and also stayed on the chart for 6 months.

Soon after the release of Suzi’s album, she was involved in a car accident which seriously injured her face. She spent the next three years at her home in Las Vegas in seclusion as she recovered from the accident.

While visiting her sisters (who worked as fashion models) in New York, Suzi was discovered at a photo shoot for “Essence” magazine and was subsequently represented by the Ford Modeling agency where she modeled Hanes & Lane Bryant.

These days, Suzi is the host of the “First Ladies Lessons Learned” radio show on Blog Talk Radio. She is also the vice-president of the “Hands of Comfort” foundation.

To see a fan-made video for “Harmony,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Ooh, La La,” go to: