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Friday, 24 August 2018

Disco Friday #6 - Ladies Choice

Today's Disco Legends  choices come courtesy of Mrs CC.

Londoner Tina Charles hit the top spot with I Love to Love (But My Baby Loves to Dance ) in 1976.She decided against using her actual surname Hoskins lest she get confused with that other disco diva Mary Hopkins.

Tina is followed by senoritas Mayte Mateos and Maria Mendiola known collectively as Baccara  with Yes Sir, I Can Boogie a number 1 in 1977 when punk was sweeping Britain.
I've spared you this one before but Mrs CC is not quite so generous. They split in 1981 no doubt citing musical differences and (good God) set up two rival Baccaras.

By way of compensation we finish with Wild Cherry a band I suspect that even the punks had time for.

Play that funky music

Tina Charles - I Love to Love (But My Baby Loves to Dance)

Baccara - Yes Sir, I Can Boogie

Wild Cherry - Play That Funky Music


  1. Listening to these three tunes, I'm struck by how late in the 70s they were released. If you had asked me cold I would've volunteered 1972 or 1973. Hearing them again makes me feel older than usual.

  2. Didn't like the 1st two songs back then and like them even less now. There's good disco and bad disco and I'd say "Play That Funky Music" was fair to middling.

  3. Ah Tina Charles - She looked like the girl next door but Baccara did not. They represented Spain in the Eurovision Song Contest around that time (because I sadly remember these kind of things).

    The Wild Cherry album was one we had in our 6th Year Common Room and always liked Play That Funky Music.

  4. This post made me very happy.