Friday, October 14, 2016

AccuRadio Song Of The Day-Michael Lloyd & Le Disc

Artist:Michael Lloyd & Le Disc
Song:De Todo Un Poco
Album:20th Anniversary Edition

Michael Lloyd is a music producer best known for his work in films. He's not a film composer like Jerry Goldsmith. But what he usually does is compile music for soundtracks. The 1987 film Dirty Dancing is probably Lloyd's biggest success. He also performed some Latin music in the film as Michael Lloyd & Le Disc though it is not known who is actually performing. He was born Nov. 3, 1948 in New York City. Lloyd studied piano as a child. He was in bands as a teen. Tower Records was a Capitol Records subsidiary specializing in soundtracks. Lloyd was hired to work with Mike Curb and Kim Fowley and that's what he did in the 60s. He worked on all kinds of crazy things including the West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band and all kinds of Fowley projects. Lloyd went to MGM Records with Curb and produced The Osmonds among other groups in the 70s. His first big hit was the 1971 Lou Rawls hit Natural Man. His group Cotton Lloyd and Christian had chart success with their 1976 cover of the Del Shannon song I Go To Pieces. He also produced Shaun Cassidy and Leif Garrett. In the 80s, he was hired to produce the Dirty Dancing soundtrack. It became the best selling soundtrack of all time. There were a lot of oldies on that soundtrack. But Lloyd produced all of the original music including the hit Time Of My Life. Lloyd also recorded the Latin music used in dance contest sequences as Michael Lloyd & Le Disc. These recordings first appeared on the album More Dirty Dancing and also appear on the 20th Anniversary Edition which is available as a budget CD. From what I can tell, the musicians are not identified. So I can only assume that Lloyd used studio musicians. Lloyd still works on the occasional film soundtrack. But there's no question Dirty Dancing was his biggest success in his career. Here's Michael Lloyd & Le Disc performing De Todo Un Poco as it appeared in the 1987 film Dirty Dancing.

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