"That Old Black Magic" by Jeanne Shy - Disco Video Mix by Glenn Rivera
One of 1979 gifts to discotheques was Jeanne Shy. Her 12" single "Night Dancer"/"That Old Black Magic" produced by Bob Esty was always a favorite of mine and stood out as a production extraordinaire.
Jeanne's vocals are the most incredible disco performance on "Night Dancer" and on the flip side she transforms the classic standard "That Old Black Magic" into her own disco anthem. This recording always made my heart soar and feet move, of course. Bob Esty's wonderful studio ensemble also creates a memorable feel with both Jeanne's placemat and the swirling strings and funky guitars his productions are known for.
I have taken the 1958 film "Bell Book and Candle" into this Disco Video Mix - the film stars James Stewart, Kim Novak and Jack Lemmon. Not known more for it's efforts to revive the chemistry between Stewart and Novak - for what Alfred Hitchcock did in "Vertigo" - the story centers around a coven of modern day witches and warlock's in the big city. Eventually, our lead temptress and witch, Ms. Novak captures Stewart with a spell and later becomes captured herself by becoming emotionally involved with a mortal.
The film was directed by Richard Quine and is notable only for the starring roles - however, now with a proper soundtrack it can have a deeper and meaningful edge.
Featuring scenes from "Bell Book and Candle" - RENT THE DVD!
Disco Video Mix by Glenn Rivera
Produced by Ken Emmons
This Disco Video Mix is dedicated to Ms. Jeanne Shy and Mr. Bob Esty