“Ride Like The Wind” by Taka Boom – Disco Video Mix by Glenn Rivera
Taka Boom (Yvonne Stevens) is one of the recognizable voices in soul/funk/disco music immediately with her power and ability to seal lyrics as her sister Chaka Khan. Taka is a star in the disco museum thanks to her vocal on classics like “Mr. D.J. You Know How To Make Me Dance” by The Glass Family, “You + Me” by The Undisputed Truth, and her own hits, “Night Dancing” and “Red Hot”. Her 1983 album “Boomerang” is one of the early 80s projects moving into the electronic dance floor sound – successfully produced by Bob Esty. “To Hell With Him:” was the first single from the album which made me, as a club jock at the time jump with excitement to hear Taka again working that disco rhythm and dancers all over again. “Ride Like The Wind” takes Christopher Cross’ 1979 pop-rock anthem into a new arrangement that gives off a haunting feel and soulful appeasement with Taka’s vocal.
I have taken visuals from the 1994 crime thriller, “The Getaway” – a remake of the 1972 film – this time around starring Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger. The two are fugitives in love and turning every corner to run, duck and cover and share a romantic kiss. It is more of a visual sweetener for the disco track to give it a play at danger and romance.
The film was directed by Ronald Donaldson
Featuring scenes from “The Getaway” – RENT THE DVD!
Disco Video Mix by Glenn Rivera
Produced by Ken Emmons