October 18, 2008

Get It On! From RONCO!

This is the first in an ongoing, occasional series of albums brought to us by RONCO and its Canadian doppelganger, K-tel. These albums were around everywhere in the 70s and 80s.

Here we have "Get It On!", a "20 original hits, 20 original artists" compilation released in 1974 by RONCO. Lots of different stuff - here are a couple of notable tracks:

  • a cover version of Bob Marley's "Stir It Up" by Johnny Nash (best known for his 1972 hit "I Can See Clearly Now")
  • A disco-fied version of "Also Sprach Zarathustra", a.k.a. the main theme from the film 2001: A Space Odyssey.
  • "Cover of the Rolling Stone" by Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show

Also some Barry White, two songs by The Ohio Players, and a track from the Broadway musical Godspell ("Day By Day"), among other various hitmakers of the mid 70s.

1 comment:

Troy Menke said...

Loved this album growing up. Too bad you didn't get the complete album, you've added some songs and left out others. Below is the actual listing.

Side One:
Smokin' in the Boys Room - Brownsville Station
Funky Worm - The Ohio Players
Spiders & Snakes - Jim Stafford
Stir it Up - Johnny Nash
I'm Gonna Love You Just A Little More, Baby - Barry White
Drinkin' Wine - Jerry Lee Lewis
To Know You Is To Love You - B.B. King
Yes We Can Can - The Pointer Sisters
The Morning After - Maureen McGovern
Love Train - The O'Jays

Side Two:
Playground In My Mind - Clint Holmes
Cover of the 'Rolling Stone' - Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show
You'll Never Get To Heaven - The Stylistics
I'd Love You To Want Me - Lobo
Ain't No Woman (Like the One I've Got) - Four Tops
Also Sprach Zarathustra - Deodato
Drift Away - Dobie Gray
The Happiest Girl in the Whole U.S.A.
-Donna Fargo
Me & Mrs. Jones - Billy Paul
Painted Ladies - Ian Thomas