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LA NUIT DISCONET REMIX
A ZIP O ROSE
Rose Podwojny (name of art Laurens) had her first single release in 1977 with
Je T'Aime...Dis Moi Je T'Aime.
She broke out in 1982 with the single Africa which became a Top 5 hit in a few European nations. Africa hit #1 in Austria for two consecutive weeks. In France it went platinum with sales totaling over 1,000,000 copies.
I just sold my copy on Ebay recently.
It's entertaining, but the Rose I love are her morning music hits Night Sky and American Love.
Rose is not really Italo Disco sort of Euro Dance goes Morning Music. But her impact on the Fire Island/Saint scene is notable.
I only wish I had been able to see her in one of her many appearances at The Saint.
A little bit of Rose trivia, did you know she sang the original french version of I dreamed a dream? The song from the Broadway show Les Mis that later made Susan Boyle a household name. It even made Anne Hathaway win an Oscar.
Though this remake by Astaire doesn't hold a candle to the original I thought I'd throw it in anyway.
I will say that in general Astaire was a solid Hi Nrg group, I particularly liked the song Love Trap.