Funk Soul Disco Jazz Albums at Odimusic
Release Info: MOULIN ROUGE / Moulin Rouge (1979)
Moulin Rouge was produced, arranged and conducted by Michael Zager, a man who definitely knew how to make a smokin' disco track. "Let's All Chant" by the Michael Zager Band is one of the enduring classics of the disco era; it's "your body/my body" refrain is one of the most memorable in all of clubland. Unfortunately, that classic is not included on Moulin Rouge. This is an example of the producer-driven nature of disco. The three comely ladies on the album cover are most likely models whose vocals don't appear on the album. The gimmick here is that the album consists of covers of songs by the Bee Gees; not the lush, commanding pop-disco of the late-70's Bee Gees but the delicate soft-pop of the Bee Gees early days. Zager transformed all of these ballads into uptempo disco tracks. Where Moulin Rouge falls short is that it's just a group of session singers wailing in unison. The music ranges from fair to good but the vocal arrangements are nothing special. "Holiday" and "Run To Me" stand out from the rest.
Run To Me
To Love Somebody