Staying Alive - Bee Gee's Cover
Produced by Mark Jeffery Campayno
Smooth Jazz Guitar performance by Mark Jeffery Campayno
Produced at StudioRock of Northern Virginia
Original "Stayin' Alive" released in 1977.
RSO (Robert Stigwood Organization) Records
Written by Barry, Robin, and Maurice Gibb
Produced by the Bee Gees, Albhy Galuten, and Karl Richardson
The epitamy of the disco era was the supergroup, the Bee Gee's. Their unique blend of high register vocals laced with harmonies created one of the most identifiable sounds in popular music. Mixed with a high-hat laden beat, they set the standard for the disco craze in the 1970's.
Producing hit after hit, the Gibb Brothers created an empire unlike any before or after. The practically ruled the airwaves and were in demand all over the world.
"Stayin' Alive" received it's biggest boost from the movie "Saturday Night Fever", which propelled the song to number one on the charts.
The following information is from The Tampa Bay Times:
"[Stayin Alive] was written and performed by the Bee Gees.[It] was the second release of the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack. It hit No. 1 on Feb. 4, 1978, and stayed there for four weeks. The song was written and recorded in Paris for tax reasons.The original Stayin' Alive video was scrapped and redone so lead singer Barry Gibb could grow a beard for it. A study showed that humming the song helped in administering CPR. The song has 103 beats per minute, the perfect number to maintain CPR rhythm."
I did not intend to do a smooth jazz style improvisation/interpretation on this song. It just happened! I hope you enjoy my take on one the most groove-filled songs in the popular music repertoire.
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