Edwin Starr – H.A.P.P.Y. Radio (1979)

Edwin Starr’s H.A.P.P.Y. Radio 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.

Another feel good record from the disco era. Soul singer Edwin Starr who passed away in 2003

Starr’s biggest hits were the 1970 hit “War” and “25 Miles”, both produced by iconic producer Norman Whitfield. “Contact” was also a disco hit for Starr before H.A.P.P.Y. Radio was released. After H.A.P.P.Y. Radio was released, “It’s Called The Rock” was released but by that time, the disco era was driven into the ground by a large jealous DJ in Chicago with “Disco Demolition”

Back in the day, those who were there for it all may remember that H.A.P,P,Y. Radio had people on the dancefloor using their hands to create the letter H A P P Y, similar to what people still do today to the Village People’s Y.M.C.A.

Eource: Sal Amato