“Some People” gotta pay the bills…and Ethel was no exception. Merman recorded 14 songs for The Ethel Merman Disco Album, although only seven were released on the finished record. Each of the songs was recorded in only one take and arranged vocally the way she had always recorded them, with disco instrumentation added later as a backtrack. They manage to discofy classics like “Everythings Coming Up Roses”, “I Get a Kick Out of You”, and “Alexander’s Ragtime Band”….which just screams “Disco”, right? One thing is guaranteed, you can’t help but smile, and gasp, at the marvel that was The Ethel Merman Disco Album in 1979.
Listen to the full eight tracks of The Ethel Merman Disco Album below: