The Best of Walter Murphy: A Fifth of Beethoven

The Best of Walter Murphy: A Fifth of Beethoven

by Walter MurphyWalter Murphy


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You have to give credit to Walter Murphy for being enterprising enough to put the type of classical spin on disco that he did with "A Fifth of Beethoven," but unfortunately the trick was carried just a little too far. It's people like Murphy and records like "Disco Duck" that give disco a bad name and provide ammo for the haters of the often thrilling -- and unsurprisingly enduring -- style of dance music. The Best of Walter Murphy: A Fifth of Beethoven includes titles such as "Toccata and Funk," "Dance Your Face Off," and "Flight '76," which, naturally, gives the dancefloor treatment to "Flight of the Bumble Bee." The titles tell you all you need to know. Songs like these can be filed with Rick Dees' "Disco Duck" and Meco's "Star Wars Theme" under novelty. The remainder of these selections fall into ballad and fluffy pop territory. It's all lightweight goo.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/16/1996
Label: Hot Productions
UPC: 0053993010525
catalogNumber: 105
Rank: 7947

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Walter Murphy   Primary Artist,Conductor,Keyboards
Harvie Swartz   Bass
Carmine d'Amico   Guitar
Ed Greene   Drums
Lani Groves   Vocals
Pat Henderson   Vocals
Jim Hughart   Bass
Gene Pistilli   Vocals
Maxine Willard Waters   Vocals
Greg Westhoff   Percussion
Michael Caruso   Guitar
Dennis Budimer   Guitar

Technical Credits

Walter Murphy   Arranger,Producer
Ron Johnson   Engineer
Edward Leonetti   Producer
Rick Rowe   Engineer
Thomas J. Valentino   Producer
Jay Borden   Engineer

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