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Standing Ovation

Don't Stop This Feeling  

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New York-based band GQ, or Good Quality, waited a long time for their moment in the sun.   They had performed under several different names as they knocked around the northeast soul scene without success.  A composition called "Soul on Your Side," recorded under the Rhythm Makers name, would be their ticket to the big time.   A loping groove originally cut in 1976 for the tiny Vigor label, they sped up the beat, rewrote the lyrics and voila - "Disco Nights" was born.  Arista scooped them up and suddenly they had one of 1979's biggest hits, which they followed with alternating dancefloor grooves and ballads.  Their most popular slow drags, "I Do Love You" and "Sitting In the Park," were both remakes of Billy Stewart classics.  The hits ran out in 1982. 

GQ's Deepest Grooves

Disco Nights (Arista, 1979)
Solid album from a veteran "new" band.  All those years of struggling gave them extra motivation to succeed, and the energy is evident on "Make My Dreams A Reality," "This Happy Feeling" and "Spirit."   Includes an effective cover of "Boogie Oogie Oogie."

GQ II (Arista, 1980)

Face to Face (Arista, 1981)

Greatest Hits (Thump, 1998)

GQ Tribute Album (I.T.P., 1999)
This album fell under the radar when released, but it's a re-formed GQ (now featuring a horn section!) doing covers of Billy Stewart and Marvin Gaye.  They also perform some original material.

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