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Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Now That I’ve Found Love

posted by on November 13 at 12:38 PM

Alec Costandinos was one of disco’s most active and greatest song writers and producers. This Egyptian born musician had a knack for producing some of disco’s most epic compositions. After Costandinos co-wrote Cerrone’s classic LP Love In ‘C’ Minor in 1977, he was offered a contract with the French label, Barclay Records. Shortly after signing, Costandinos wrote and produced Love & Kisses self-titled LP. This record consisted of two 16-plus minute tracks in “I’ve Found Love (Now That I’ve Found You)” and “Accidental Lover” which showcased his ability to write complex disco anthems. This LP was also significant to the disco scene because it introduced the world to writer/producer Don Ray who helped arrange and conduct the Love & Kisses record, as well as introducing “The Birds Of Paris”, as Costandinos like to call them, which was a vocal group featuring Sue Glover, Stephanie DeSykes, Sunny Leslie, Vicki Brown and Joanne Stone. This record helped jumpstart Costandinos solo career which consisted more Love & Kisses records, along with some amazing concept records including Sumeria’s Golden Tears LP. After listening to a just a few of Costandinos’ compositions, it’s easy to see how he was one of disco’s most brilliant minds.

Love & Kisses - I’ve Found Love (Now That I’ve Found You)

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