Dan Harman – Instant Replay (1978)
Instant Replay by Dan Hartman is just one of the many great songs you’d hear on The Beat Chicago including our Sunday Night Fever programming where we feature classic disco, soul and dance from 7PM – 10PM.
There’s enough stations playing rock n’ roll classics and the same 80’s songs from Bon Jovi, Journey, John Cougar, Elton John all day long and that’s all cool but, when you want something completely different? When you want everything from Marvin Gaye, Earth, Wind & Fire, The Spinners to Stevie B, C+C Music Factory and more of the music that keeps you movin? We’re it.
See, we’re all about the classics too…. Classic R&B and dance of the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, freestyle and more. For us, it’s not about how old a song is, it’s about how good it is and this is as good as it gets.
Back to 1978 we go for this fun-loving dance classic from the late Dan Hartman. Like many ‘disco’ artists and producers, Hartman’s talents ran deeper than that. His work crossed decades as he played with Johnny Winter, the Edgar Winter Group on the massive 1972 hit “Free Ride” to producing James Brown’s 1985 hit from Rocky III “Living In America” and more. He had produced and written hits for artists including Loleatta Holloway, Tina Turner, Dusty Springfield, Joe Cocker, Bonnie Tyler, Paul Young, James Brown, Nona Hendryx, Holly Johnson (Frankie Goes To Hollywood), Living in a Box, The Plasmatics and Steve Winwood.
In 1984, his massive hit “I Can Dream About You” from the film “Streets of Fire” would be performed in the movie by the fictional group “The Sorels” and reach #6 on Billboar’ds pop charts.
Instant Replay, the album was released in 1978. All the tracks released hit #1 on the Billboard Disco/Dance charts. This was the first single released. Instant Replay peaked at number 29 on the Hot 100 in the U.S. & number 8 in the United Kingdom.
This entire album featured some great musicians including Edgar Winter, G.E. Smith who’d go on to head the Saturday Night Live band, the amazing Vinnie Vincent who’d go on to play with Kiss, the Salsoul Orchestra and more.
Hartman passed away in 1994