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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Barbra Streisand's Shake Me Wake Me Twelve Inch

Another refreshed link post from a few years back.

Everyone knows The Main Event (fight) and her duet with Donna Summer No More Tears (Enough is Enough) but years before a special disco version promo only 12" by Babs was released. The Shake Me, Wake Me white label 12" was serviced to d.j.'s in 1975 by Columbia records. It was a made for the dance floor re-working of a track from her successful Lazy Afternoon l.p.

Arranged and Conducted by Rupert Holmes who later had a #1 pop hit with Escape (the pina colada song) it was a Holland Dozier Holland penned r and b song which previously had been a Top 20 pop hit for The Four Tops in 1966.

Not exactly one of those makes you run out to the dance floor crowd fillers, it's still a valid piece of disco history and rather hard to find.  It might also be disputed that she didn't necessarily jump on the disco bandwagon as this is so early in disco history that not even commercial 12" were being produced yet.

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