Monday, August 8, 2016

Billboard Chart Scrapers: The Armada Orchestra (1975)

First in a series.  To be considered a "chart scraper" album, an artist must have had only one album make the Billboard 200 album chart during the years 1976-85.  Said album spent no more than two weeks on the chart, placing no higher than 196.  They're all new to me.

The Armada Orchestra
Released: 1975 (Scepter)
Produced by: The Contempo Family

Side One Side Two
Band of Gold
The Hustle
Tell Me What You Want

You Want It, You Got It
Same Old Song
Feel the Need in Me
The Drifter
Do Me Right

January 17, 1976196
January 24, 1976196

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Two things tell you pretty much all you need to know about this group and album:

So it's a generic, orchestral disco album, but the playing and mix are of high quality. If you need to license background music for your next roller-disco film/party, this will do nicely. Who knows? Maybe these guys recorded this one day and the soundtrack to Star Wars the next.


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