Album: Stars on 45 - Greatest Hits Format: CD Compilation 2CD Country: Russia Released: 2008 Genre: Pop/Disco Style: Soul, Funk Quality: Lossless, EAC Rip | APE (Image) + Cue + Log Source: Internet Size: 146.3 + 79,1 MB +3%
Stars on 45, which consisted solely of studio session musicians under the direction of Jaap Eggermont, formerly of Golden Earring, popularized the medley, by recreating hit songs as faithfully as possible and stringing them together, with a common tempo and relentless underlying drum track. The point was to provide a danceable disco record which used familiar tunes.
Dutch Project started by Jaap Eggermont.
Inspired by a bootleg 12" featuring Beatles songs on a disco beat, Eggermont hired vocalists Bas Muys (as John Lennon), Hans Vermeulen (as George Harrison) and Okkie Huysdens (as Paul McCartney) to recreate the medley for official release. coinciding with the death of Lennon, the release proved a hit not only in the Netherlands, but all over the world because of the success, more medley's were produced, including ABBA, Stevie Wonder, the Rolling Stones and later, with the Star Sisters, also a 1940's Andrew Sisters medley.
Members: Bas Muys, Hans Vermeulen, Jaap Eggermont, Jody Pijper, Okkie Huysdens, Tony Sherman
STARS ON 45 - GREATEST HITS - 2008 - CD1:
01. Stars On 45 - Beatles Medley [0:16:14.58] 02. Stars On 45 - Abba Medley [0:11:40.45] 03. Stars On 45 - Stevie Wonder Medley [0:07:51.37] 04. Stars On 45 - Star Wars And Other Hits [0:05:19.58] 05. Stars On 45 - The Greatest Rock 'n' Roll Band In The World [0:05:18.38] 06. Stars On 45 - Golden Years Of Rock & Roll Medley [0:04:34.58] 07. Stars On 45 - Carpenters Medley [0:07:30.60] 08. Stars On 45 - Beatles Medley (Single Version) [0:04:49.02]
STARS ON 45 - GREATEST HITS - 2008 - CD2
01. Stars On 45 - Supreme Medley [0:07:09.67] 02. Stars On 45 - Bad Girls Medley [0:07:57.35] 03. Stars On 45 - Love Songs Are Forever Medley [0:10:04.30] 04. Stars On 45 - Swing Medley [0:16:59.22] 05. Stars On 45 - The Spencer Davis Group Medley [0:05:28.15] 06. Stars On 45 - Beatles Medley (Original 12 Inch Version) [0:09:49.23] 07. Stars On 45 - Abba Medley (Single Version) [0:03:55.25] 08. Stars On 45 - Carpenters Medley (Single Mix) [0:04:19.10]