Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Real Name: Linda G. Thompson, Ramona Wulf, Penny McLean, Rhonda Heath, Zenda Jacks (Known As Suzie McCloskey)
Profile: Vocal girl trio. German producer/songwriter duo Michael Kunze and Sylvester Levay released "Save Me," in 1974 on the European Magnet label, as a DJ promo using the artist name "Silver Bird Convention." The single was an early disco success in the UK and the artist name was changed to "Silver Convention."
Three German girls were added to complete the line-up. Further single releases in the US (on Midland and later Midsong records) did extremely well - the disco classics "Fly, Robin, Fly," and "Get Up And Boogie," combined infectious disco beats with whirling violins.
Later singles fared less well, but are just as
worthwhile, like "San Francisco Hustle" and "Tiger Baby." But other releases are just downright tacky cheese, like "Thank You Mr. DJ," and "Dancing In The Aisles." So be selective...
"Fly, Robin, Fly," was the very first US 12" on the Midland label (barring a Carol Douglas 4-track EP) - see above. It's actually the b-side of "Always Another Girl."
Catalog#: 2382 070
Format: Vinyl, LP
Credits: Producer - Michael Kunze
A1 Save Me (4:18)
A2 I Like It (5:00)
A3 Fly, Robin Fly (5:35)
A4 Tiger Baby (4:16)
B1 Son Of A Gun (3:55)
B2 Always Another Girl (4:02)
B3 Chains Of Love (4:10)
B4 Heart Of Stone (4:12)
B5 Please Don't Change The Chords Of This Song (4:57)