11/26/11

Andrea True Connection "New York, You Got Me Dancing" (1977)

Browsing around the net a bit this morning, catching up on some of what I've missed the past several days that I've been on extended Thanksgiving vacation, I spotted news from last week over at Stupefaction that former porn star-turned-disco queen Andrea True passed away earlier this month at 68 years old. I was a bit interested in this this news item as there is somewhat of a small Kiss connection. Current Grand Funk Railroad and former Kiss guitarist Bruce Kulick played with the Andrea True band for a brief time early in his career back around 1976. Kulick has mentioned his short stint with True's touring band in an interview or two over the years including one in Vintage Guitar magazine from 1996: "I didn’t enjoy the Andrea True gig; we played nice places where she’d had big hits, but we also played Air Force bases. At times it was like Spinal Tap."

Anyway, more to the point here. While reading Ms. True's obituary, I noticed mention of her big hit song "More, More, More." Almost everyone knows that one of course. But, also mentioned was another song that I'd never heard before that apparently also did very well for her on the Disco Charts called "New York, You Got Me Dancing." Penned by Disco/Dance innovator and mastermind Gregg Diamond, this track comes from True's second album "White Witch." The song eventually reached #4 on the Disco charts early in 1977. Featuring shout-outs to such legendary 70's era New York City dance haunts as 12 West and Regine's...it seemed only fitting to include this funky little momento from the disco craze here at The New York Nobody Sings.





Lyrics (via LyricsTrue.net)

Baby, baby with your hard luck story
You need a place to show to win
You'd still be waiting for me at the airport
while my ship was coming in
And N.Y. you're taking me dancing....

So "don't you beware, don't you beware"
Keep on dancing
"Don't you beware, don't you beware"
Keep on dancing
"Don't you beware, don't you beware"
Keep on dancing
"Don't you beware, don't you beware"
Keep on dancing

N.Y., N.Y., you keep me dancing, dancing
N.Y., N.Y., you keep me dancing, dancing

I'm so glad I saw your ad on every avenue
I'm so glad I saw your ad "in every place we drove"
It's a town so nice, they had to name it twice - N.Y., N.Y.
It's so hot, so hot, like an old soft shoe

"Don't you beware, don't you beware"
Keep on dancing
"Don't you beware, don't you beware"
Keep on dancing
"Don't you beware, don't you beware"
Keep on dancing
"Don't you beware, don't you beware"
Keep on dancing

N.Y., N.Y., you got me dancing, dancing
N.Y., N.Y., you got me dancing, dancing
N.Y., N.Y., you got me dancing, dancing

Dancing the night away
Oh what a joy at the Barefoot Boy
"Night Trouble Lane's" the place to be
At 12 West the sound's the best
I guess you can come in your jeans
But I still prefer..getting dressed up
But I still prefer getting dressed up for Regine's

"Don't you beware, don't you beware"
Keep on dancing
"Don't you beware, don't you beware"
Keep on dancing
"Don't you beware, don't you beware"
Keep on dancing
"Don't you beware, don't you beware"
Keep on dancing

N.Y., N.Y., you got me dancing, dancing

2 comments:

Tim Broun said...

The best post we've had on here in a while. Thank you.

esquared™ said...

Thought about posting this just now and made sure it hasn't been posted here before, and voila here it is. We need more, more, more of Andrea True to make connection with and in NYC.

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