Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Roller Boogie soundtrack (1979)


"It's love on wheels!"

I'll let Netflix handle this description:


Suspension of disbelief required for viewing.  She's headed to Julliard to play the flute!  He's headed to the Olympics to compete for a rolling skating medal!  But forget about all that, they've got to save the local roller disco from unscrupulous mob developers!  (And the mob would have gotten away with it, too, if it weren't for those meddling kids.) Yes, it's as awesomely cheesy as it sounds.  I liked it in a Xanadu kind of way.

Casablanca Records issued a discolicious double LP soundtrack album.


Side One Side Two
Hell On Wheels
Good Girls
All for One, One for All
Boogie Wonderland
We've Got the Power
Top Jammer
Summer Love
Takin' My Life in My Own Hands
Side Three Side Four
Electronix (Roller Dancin')
Cunga
Evil Man
Lord Is it Mine
Rollin' up a Storm (The Eye of the Hurricane)
The Roller Boogie
Love Fire


This list is based on the 2004 DVD version.  In addition to the disco tunes below, we're also treated to incidental music composed for the film by Craig Safan. In the order the music appeared in the film:
  1. Opening credits: "Hell on Wheels" by Cher, found on Prisoner (1979) and the original soundtrack (1979)
  2. Terry's bedroom, Barkley garage, drive to beach: "Good Girls" by Johnnie Coolrock, found on the original soundtrack
  3. Terry arrives at beach: "All for One, One for All" by Mavis Vegas Davis, found on the original soundtrack. 
  4. Bobby ditches work for a skate: "The Roller Boogie" by Bob Etsy, found on the original soundtrack.
  5. Terry arrives at Jammer's Roller Rink: "Night Dancer" by Jeanne Shy, single only release (1979)
  6. Inside Jammer's: "Boogie Wonderland" by Earth, Wind & Fire, found on I Am (1979) and the original soundtrack.
  7. Terry offers Bobby $10/hr then heads to the ladies' room: "Love Fire" by Bob Etsy & Michelle Aller, found on the original soundtrack.
  8. Couples only skate: "We've Got the Power" by Ron Green, found on the original soundtrack.
  9. Terry meets Jammer: "Top Jammer" by Cheeks, found on the original soundtrack.
  10. Terry and Bobby making out on the beach: "Summer Love" by Bob Etsy, found on the original soundtrack.
  11. Terry leaves home, sleeps in car: "Takin' My Life in My Own Hands" by Ron Green, found on the original soundtrack.
  12. Terry and Bobby rehearsing: incidental music based on "Summer Love"
  13. Roller dance sequence: "Electronix (Roller Dancin')" by Bob Esty & Cheeks, found on the original soundtrack
  14. Conga line: "Cunga" by Bob Etsy, found on the original sountrack
  15. Mob developer arrives to confront Jammer: "Evil Man" by Mavis Vegas Davis, found on the original soundtrack
  16. Bobby solo skate at Jammer's: "Lord is it Mine" by Bob Esty, found on the original soundtrack
  17. Bobby on the beach with Terry voiceover: "Summer Love" by Bob Etsy
  18. Big Boogie Contest: "The Roller Boogie" by Bob Etsy, found on the original soundtrack.
  19. Bobby and Terry at the Big Boogie Contest: "Love Fire" by Bob Esty & Michelle Aller, found on the original soundtrack 
  20. Bittersweet goodbyes:  "Summer Love" by Bob Etsy, found on the original soundtrack.
  21. Closing credits: "The Roller Boogie" by Bob Etsy, found on the original soundtrack.




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