“Jazz in the Sun”
Hoctor Dance Records #HLPS-4204
Selected track titles:
- Banana Pudd’n’
Willie and the Hand Jive
Bungle in the Jungle
The Ritchie Family
I don’t think these sisters are gonna have much luck…
This group of disco divas sprung from the mind of the creators of the Village People.
I Recently purchased your book as I love these kind of send up books, and I really had a good laugh when I saw you had an album by the Ritchie Family featured. I live in Australia and have a large collection of Vinyl records and I would imagine I am one of the few people around who has the complete collection (Well pretty sure it is) of Ritchie Family albums.
There were actually two Ritchie Families one from 1975 to 1977 and then 1978 to 1983. From what I can remember at the time no one ever found out why the first line up vanished. I read an article from billboard magazine around 1978 If i remember correctly saying one rumour was they were sacked because they got too fat. Anyway I am attaching pics of the albums in order of there release maybe not all of them are bad enough to get in your book but some certainly are.
“I Love My Life”
Mountain Railroad #52784
From the Back Cover:(actually the enclosed press release)
“Diverse themes include spiritual development, family life, divorce, child-raising, childhood fantasies, violent death, mysticism, sex, and of course, true love.”
“Waking & Dreaming”
This just has to be one of the gayest album covers ever. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. It’s just really hard to imagine a time when this cover would have been considered “cool”…
Orleans are best known for that 70′s yacht rock staple, “Still The One”. They’re still touring.
John Hall is now a US Congressman
David Le Winter and his Orchestra
“An Evening at the Pump Room”
From the Back Cover:
“Turn on the music and order anything you please from the solicitous waiter in gleaming knee breeches and tail coat of hunting pink; he’ll send over the emerald-clad Blackmoor Coffee Boy, his white satin turban adorned with white plume; the curry boy in deep gold; and a sommelier scarcely taller than his champagne cart. The sumptuous food comes to you on a flaming sword! And all the elegance in the world is yours tonight.”
“The Garden of Eddie Lawrence”
I bet the neighborhood kids are forbidden to go anywhere NEAR Eddie’s garden.
“Quiet Moments with Greg and Steve”
“Caution! Men Swinging”
This is one of my all-time favorites. How many construction workers has Dennis freed from the drudgery of the heterosexual home and family??