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Click below for a Dan Hartman sample:

Instant Replay

  

 
Fundamentally a rock artist, Dan Hartman nonetheless enjoyed a varied career.   Hartman rose to prominence as a member of the Edgar Winter Group, for whom he wrote the hit "Free Ride."  He issued two unremarkable solo albums before trying his hand at disco with Instant Replay.  Mixed at the legendary Sigma Sound Studios in Philadelphia by Tom Moulton, Hartman scored a major smash on the title cut, a stunning effort for someone who should have been well out of his comfort zone.   (There is an episode of The Jeffersons where George becomes taken with disco fever.  During one of his trips to the club, "Instant Replay" is the song driving people to the dancefloor.)  He did even better for himself the following year when he recruited Loleatta Holloway to guest on "Relight My Fire," one of the all-time disco classics. He repaid the favor by writing and producing "Love Sensation" for her, perhaps her definitive tune.

After his disco phase, he moved into pop-soul recordings, getting a hit with "I Can Dream About You" in 1984 and "We Are Young" in 1987.  He also produced James Brown's comeback record "Living In America." Hartman died in 1994 while working on a new album.

Dan Hartman's Deepest Grooves

Instant Replay (Blue Sky, 1978)

Relight My Fire (Blue Sky, 1979)

I Can Dream About You (MCA, 1984)

Keep The Fire Burning (Sony, 1990s)
Odd compilation of classic cuts and Harman's versions of songs he wrote for other artists ("Living In America," "Free Ride"). Thank goodness he didn't try to tackle "Love Sensation."

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