As I'm especially drawn to the space disco sound his tunes many of which were in this vein with the added joy of super disco diva vocals made him a favorite.
His two biggest disco hits on the Billboard dance charts, Dancer his debut maxi single in 1979 and Try it Out in 1981 both remained at the top for six weeks making them a couple of the biggest disco records of their respective years. It's Alright in 1982 managed to stay at #2 for five weeks and was also a major success. His association with the soul singer Erma Shaw proved to be quite fruitful and brought about some of his best collaborations.
Gino though a huge disco star really didn't get to receive the kudos of a major cross-over to pop hit. Though Dancer and Try it Out did chart on the R & B charts which is quite a feat in itself, for a white Canadian. He was also the first artist signed to Ray Caviano's seminal Warner Brothers disco imprint label RFC. A label which was sort of just coming up as the disco movement was nearing it's end. Which Gino believes was orchestrated by the rock department guys who were jealous and hateful about the sound and it's aficionado's who were often minorities or gay.
Gino Soccio was also the man behind Kebekelektrik (a huge Paradise Garage record) and Witch Queen two other acts which scored huge disco hits and he brought some disco success to fellow Montreal native Karen Silver. He was pretty prolific for a disco artist with four full length albums in his three years of charting. There were also a few singles which weren't on any album.