- Compact disc originally released 4/15/93
- Reissued 1/14/2003 digitally remastered with new box art and liner notes.
- Tracks 12-14 originally appeared on the album "Manhattan Millionaire" (Chelsea 516, 1976)
- Liner Notes: Al Fichera
- Released: March 14, 2006
- Originally Released: 2003
- Label: Collectables Records
- Original Album: Chelsea 505 (1975)
Description by OLDIES.com:
Created by club personality and former hairdresser Sir Monti Rock III, this album is probably one of the most bizarre products of the Disco era. As Disco Tex, Rock scored a Top 10 hit with "Get Dancin'" and "I Wanna Dance Wit' Choo" hit the Top 25. Includes five tracks penned (or co-penned) by Kenny Nolan, the songwriter who wrote Frankie Valli's "My Eyes Adored You" and Labelle's "Lady Marmalade," and featured vocalists include Sugarloaf's Jerry Corbetta (remember "Green-Eyed Lady"?) and Freddy ("Palisades Park") Cannon.
Personnel includes: Sir Monti Rock III (Disco Tex); Jerry Corbetta & The Jam Band, LuAnn Simms, Freddy Cannon, The Fangito Fireflies, The Chocalate.
Recorded between 1975 & 1976. Includes liner notes by Al Fichera.
Best remembered for their mid-70s hit "I Wanna Dance Wit Choo," Disco Tex & the Sex-O-Lettes represent the very embodiment of the disco era on Get Dancin'; artificial, tacky and campy as all get out, the record is a non-stop party recorded "live" in front of 20,000 people (or the pre-recorded screams thereof). Though there are much better disco records, somehow this one crystallizes the movement simply because it is so plastic, so much about image over substance, and so over the top in every way imaginable -- not to mention it's pure fun, something no other pop music has been since. ~ Jason Ankeny