I Wrote A Disco Tune (20 Years Too Late)

by Mr. Harley

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I Wrote A Disco Tune (20 Years Too Late) is my way of paying homage to that great and unfortunately short lived musical genre: Disco.

The song was written in 1998 (20 years too late) while I was studying music at the University of Maine at Augusta. I was asked to write a jazz standard using Major Diatonic 7th Chords. The song originally had a swing feel but it was quickly reworked to Disco and a bit of reggae (just because.)

I tested the waters by playing the song live with a group I was in, The Perpetual Motion Machine. It quickly became a favorite among our fans and I knew that maybe, just maybe, disco was not entirely dead.

Before I recorded it, I studied disco music of the mid to late 70's from artist like Donna Summers, the Bee Gees, and Gloria Gaynor. I found the disco music cliches and tried to incorporate them in my song to make it as authentic as possible.

I hope you enjoy.

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I wrote a Disco Tune (20 Years Too Late.)

This is the Reggae part of the Disco Tune

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released January 23, 2014
Record at Root Cellar Studios in Hallowell Maine

Mr. Harley: Guitar/Drums/Percussion/Vocals
Josh Robbins: Bass Guitar
Bob Colwell - Keyboards

Produced by Mr. Harley and Bob Colwell
Mix and Mastered by Bob Colwell

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Mr. Harley Sanford, Florida

Mr. Harley has been rocking and rolling for kids for 12 years. His music has been featured in NBC's the Today Show as well at radio stations across the country. Mr. Harley has released two CD's: 2007's Toast and Jelly and 2012's Blue Shirt. His music is engaging, fun, and always entertaining and will be sure to put a smile on anyone's face! Enjoy the music folks. You are the best! ... more

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