DJ ALEX GUTIERREZ DISCO MIX 1
01 Jan 1970 |

Alex Gutierrez

THE CROWN – GARY BYRD AND THE GB EXPERIENCE

THE CROWN – GARY BYRD AND THE GB EXPERIENCE

Back in 1983 when “rap music” ( as it was known then ) was still fun .Stevie Wonder released this gem on his short lived record label and then on Motown Records. All though it had a serious message the arrangements and vocals gave it a post funky Disco feel perfect for the roller skating crowd. He even contribued some lead vocals ti this Chic inspired track. It was never a club song but could have been if it wasn’t for the cheesy delivery of the rap itself ( a style common at the time and much preferable than some of the stuff today) Gary Bird was a radio DJ from Buffalo New York and collaborated on a few tracks with Stevie Wonder on his ” Songs in the Key of Life” Lp .” The Crown” ( running 10 minutes 35 seconds and featuring Tina Marie on Background vocals) is one of my guilty pleasures and can still get my feet tapping almost 40 years later.
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March 8th, 2016

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