Rudy Ray Moore – Signifying Monkey

From his “The Best Of Rudy Ray Moore The Gold Album 1995 (Original Vintage Recordings)”



In 1979, shock comedian Rudy Ray Moore conceptualized the DISCO GODFATHER, as a black point of view parody of the disco music phenomenon, SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER. Althought the film’s initial theatrical release was a box office disappointment, reviewers and fans described the film as, “So bad, it’s good.”

Over the past 35+ years, DISCO GODFATHER has discovered a cult following. The soundtrack has all the typical disco funk flavor of the late ’70’s, performed by many noted musicians, including legendary drummer James Gadsen (one of the most recorded drummers in R&B music, having played on hundreds of hit records); bass player David Shields (Smokey Robinson, Patti Labelle, Gloria Gaynor); guitarist Paul Jackson Jr. (The Temptations, The Pointer Sisters, Bobby Womack); guitarist Walli Ali (Rick James, Teena Marie, Marvin Gaye); percussionist Melvin Webb (The Gap Band, Janet Jackson); among many others.
Despite the film’s initial failure, the soundtrack has become a highly sought after album, no doubt due to the high caliber of its legendary studio performers. When they can be found, it is not uncommon for copies of the original soundtrack release to sell online from $150 to upwards of $400.

This digital release marks the first time the original motion picture soundtrack has been made commerically available, since its release in 1979, along with exclusive bonus content, including a audio trailer and never before heard behind-the-scenes production audio from the set of the motion picture.


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