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Skatetown U.S.A. - Various Artists


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Skatetown U.S.A. (1979) - Various Artists


    Featuring »

Philip Bailey, Ernest Berger, Roy Carter, Joe Cuttone, Billy Davis, Jr., Larry Dunn, Earth Wind And Fire, Johnny Graham, Heatwave, Patrick Hernandez, Hounds, John (Martin) Hunter(, Jr.), Randy (Steven Randall) Jackson, Michael Jackson, Tito (Toriano) Jackson, Marlon Jackson, Jackie (Sigmund Esco) Jackson, Eric Johns, Ralph Johnson, Mario Mantese, Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr., Dave Mason, Marilyn McCoo, Al McKay, Glen Rupp, John Sebastian, Rod Temperton, The Jacksons, Fred White, Verdine White, Maurice White, Keith Wilder, Johnnie Wilder, Jr., Andrew Woolfolk

    Tracklisting »

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Side One:
Skatetown U.S.A. (Main Theme)
  Running Time: 3:11
  Comments: by Dave Mason. Produced for Mystic, Inc.
Boogie Wonderland
  Running Time: 4:49
  Comments: by Earth, Wind & Fire with The Emotions
Shake Your Body (Down To The Ground)
  Date Performance: 1978, Running Time: 3:45
  Comments: by The Jacksons
Boogie Nights
  Date Performance: 1976, Running Time: 3:38
  Comments: (Edit) by Heatwave (P) GTO Records Ltd.
Born To Be Alive
  Running Time: 3:23
  Comments: (Edit) by Patrick Hernandez

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Side Two:
Roller Girl
  Running Time: 3:10
  Comments: by John Sebastian
Perfect Dancer
  Running Time: 6:28
  Comments: by Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis, Jr.
I Fell In Love
  Running Time: 2:21
  Comments: by Dave Mason. Produced for Mystic, Inc.
Under My Thumb
  Running Time: 4:17
  Comments: by Hounds
Feelin' Alright?Lyrics available
  Running Time: 4:30
  Comments: by Dave Mason. Produced for Mystic, Inc.
    Guest Appearances »

Wanda Hutchinson, Wanda Hutchinson, Sheila Hutchinson, Jeanette Hutchinson, Sheila Hutchinson, Jeanette Hutchinson, The Emotions

    Released »

1979

    Format »

Domestic Vinyl/CD Album

    Other Appearances »
Brenda Harwell Cooper (Songwriter), Patrick Hernandez (Songwriter), Michael Jackson (Songwriter), Randy (Steven Randall) Jackson (Songwriter), Randy (Steven Randall) Jackson (Songwriter), Michael Jackson (Songwriter), Mick Jagger (Songwriter), Mick Jagger (Songwriter), Den(n)is Lambert (Songwriter), Jonathan G. Lind (Songwriter), Dave Mason (Songwriter), Brian Potter (Songwriter), Keith Richard(s) (Songwriter), Keith Richard(s) (Songwriter), John Sebastian (Songwriter), Rod Temperton (Songwriter), Rod Temperton (Songwriter), Allee Willis (Songwriter), Mike Atkinson (Executive Producer), Bobby Colomby/Columby (Executive Producer), Barry Blue (Produced By), Jackie (Sigmund Esco) Jackson (Produced By), Tito (Toriano) Jackson (Produced By), Michael Jackson (Produced By), Jackie (Sigmund Esco) Jackson (Produced By), Tito (Toriano) Jackson (Produced By), Michael Jackson (Produced By), Randy (Steven Randall) Jackson (Produced By), Marlon Jackson (Produced By), Randy (Steven Randall) Jackson (Produced By), Marlon Jackson (Produced By), Den(n)is Lambert (Produced By), Jeffrey Lesser (Produced By), Dave Mason (Produced By), Al McKay (Produced By), Brian Potter (Produced By), John Sebastian (Produced By), The Jacksons (Produced By), Jean Vanloo (Produced By), Maurice White (Produced By), Joe/Joseph Wissert (Produced By), Bernie Grundman(n) (Mastered By), Via Sound (Production)

    Record Label »
Columbia Records

    Catalogue Number »

JC 36292

    Running Time »

39:32

    Liner Notes »

Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Featuring
Dave Mason
Earth, Wind & Fire
The Emotions
Patrick Hernandez
The Jacksons
Heatwave

Mastered at A&M Recording Studios

Earth, Wind & Fire and The Emotions appear courtesy of ARC Records
The Jacksons and Heatwave appear courtesy of Epic Records

Columbia Pictures and Rastar Present
Skatetown U.S.A.
A William A. Levey Film
Scott Baio, Dave Mason, Ron Palillo, Patrick Swayze
Special Guest Star Flip Wilson as Harvey Ross
Executive Producer Peter E. Strauss
Screenplay by Nick Castle
Story by William A. Levey & Lorin Dreyfuss and Nick Castle
Produced by William A. Levey and Lorin Dreyfuss
Directed by William A. Levey
Production Services by Rastar Films, Inc.

(C) 1979 The Skatetown Company

(P) 1978, 1979 CBS Inc.
51 W 52 Street
New York, N.Y.

Manufactured by Columbia Records (trademarks of CBS Inc. Marcas Reg.)

All rights reserved. Unauthorized duplication is a violation of applicable laws.

Printed in U.S.A.

Stereo

0 7464-1

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4/5.04/5.04/5.04/5.04/5.0
Second best disco collection around
Review written by John Fitzgerald, May 23rd, 2005

Granted, this album has it's embarrassments such as Hounds pathetic cover of the Rolling Stones' "Under my thumb" and some forgettable fluff like John Sebastian's "Roller girl" and Marilyn Mccoo & Billy Davis Jr.'s "Perfect dancer". Nevertheless, this soundtrack is the best runner up to the "Saturday night fever" soundtrack album for well documenting a time, an era and a musical genere in a nutshell as it contains some of the most known disco outcasts not used in the Travolta film such as Earth Wind & Fire's "Boogie wonderland", The Jacksons' "Shake your body (down to the ground)", Heatwave's "Boogie nights" & Patrick Hernandez' "Born to be alive". The Dave Mason tracks are a mixed bag but surprising in that a soundtrack from this period would include recordings from an artist unavailable elsewhere as that marketing trick had not be fully realized until the plethora of endless 80's movie soundtracks had surfaced. "Skatetown U.S.A (main theme)" is the most discoified tune of the three with it's forced lyrics and backing vocals, electric drums and (supposedly) a brisk string arrangement, I'm sure Dave would rather forget about this one. However, there is a better than usual version of his classic "Feelin' alright" with exciting guitar fills more plentiful than on other "live" renditions, this is a definite step forward. Although "I fell in love" is probably out of place musically on this album, it is obviously the number in which Mason is allowed to be close to what he wants to do musically (though the swelling strings do tend to overpower at the end which one can imagine was an "executive decision" to attempt to "make it fit more" as Dave's ballads don't usually "climb" that much in that area). Otherwise a pleasing tune that would've certainly been a highlight of say, "Mariposa de oro" or "Old crest on a new wave" had it been included on one of those albums instead. Overall, you will get a corny feeling but the musical choices are surprisingly, unlikely to disappoint.

5/5.05/5.05/5.05/5.05/5.0
Fantastic...takes you back to the 70's!
Review written by Rikki, May 23rd, 2005

I have this album (yes, the 33 1/3 rpm), no joke. I saw the movie too and I would love to find it on Video or a re-mastered DVD...but I know it isn't possible to get either of these. I do have the album to remember this movie by and I would highly recommend it...(if it were still available). Every song on it is good and there weren't many albums from the time that every song on the vinyl was good. It seems that this hit was shoved under the rug somewhere in time...I would love to see it revived.

    Last Modified »
2011-04-11
    Tracklisting »
Discography entry submitted by Steve MacDougall, Jeff Kenney & Marty Adelson.