“These Boots Are Made For Walking” by Jessica Williams and Man 2 Man – Disco Video Mix by Glenn Rivera
Jessica Williams is a disco/soul/jazz vocalist that helped disco music to become pop-phenomena with her contributions to groups Arpeggio, French Kiss, Romance and The Simon Orchestra. Her productions in the late 70s with Simon Soussan are the classics of hardcore disco connoisseur as her album “Queen Of Fools” is a box of candy for a disco lover. In the mid-80 as high energy music became the new label for disco her work with various independent producers included a cover of Nancy Sinatra’s “These Boots Are Made For Walking” – the arrangement is a stripped down electronic feel and uses Jessica as the defiant camp feel. An underground feel and energy.
I have taken scenes from the 2005 comedy-drama film, “Kinky Boots” starring Joel Edgeton and Chiwetel Ejiofor – using the finale sequence appropriately - blending the glam and glitz with Jessica Williams’ disco part. The film is one of the drag-extravaganza and works with a mighty stage presence and humor.
The film was directed by Julian Jarrold
Featuring scenes from “Kinky Boots” – RENT THE DVD!
Disco Video Mix by Glenn Rivera
Produced by Ken Emmons