What singer sang 22 orgasms and wrote down the first computer superhit? To birthday of Donna Sammer of
Though future “queen of the disco“ was also born in the USA, “star“ it was made by Europe where the vociferous black girl got over from - for the racist moods which got it in America. “Old World“ turned out at that time more tolerant, so, that Ladonna Adrian Grace (such is her real name) even managed to marry in a hurry for the white blonde - the actor Helmut Sommer. to
From the husband to it also got its scenic pseudonym - the surname was printed with a mistake, and then decided that so it is even better. Also our heroine Donna Sammer - Madam Leto became.
First she rushed about across all Europe (even worked in the Vienna opera theater), did not settle yet in the German Munich where there was a fatal acquaintance to the composer Giorgio Moroder who became her producer. Not the smaller role in Donna`s destiny was played also by one more person - the sound producer and the co-producer Pete Bellote.
Just the disco became fashionable, and the amicable company began to work in this direction. The song “Love to Love You Baby“ (“Like to make love to you, the kid“) containing a necessary shred of scandal became the first serious break. Music was written, as usual, by Moroder, words - Bellote, but the relish of a song was absolutely in another.
Many of you for certain heard the well-known French composition “Je T`aime... Moi Non Plus“ where Serge Ginzburg and Jane Birkin played the real bed scene with languid sighs and postanyvaniye. This idea seemed Sammer amusing, and it decided to turn “Love to Love You Baby“ in real “the disco - an orgy“. Crafty critics will count later that in the song 22 orgasms were feigned even (it is necessary - sat and considered!) .
“My producer to me dinned into the ears about the fact that it is the most abrupt song, and I at last told it: “Ha, I will make better“. We sat down in studios, wrote down the tool version “Love to Love You“, I listened to it few times to like mood, and then we turned off the light, I closed eyes and presented as if I alone with the boyfriend.
... All these groans and sighs were most difficult to be written down from what I ever wrote down. At first I could not lose the song at home because forces was not to listen to the groans“.
Nevertheless, first the song did not go - it failed in Europe twice. Everything changed when at one of parties the head of the American label of “Casablanca“ Neill Bogart began to scroll to friends of a novelty of the European music. Having heard “Love to Love You Baby“, friends asked Bogart to put this song again and again, and that understood that it is a hit.
He right there concluded the contract with Sammer and advised to make also the long version of a song in the form of such 17 - the minute disco - a mix.
Bogart`s expectations were completely met - the single “Love to Love You Baby“ which left in 1975 reached to 2 - go places the USA, the album became “gold“, and to rather modest and devout Donna Sammer pasted a label “sex - goddesses“. When the artful journalist of “Playboy“ asked the singer - in what the main message of her songs - that gracefully got out, having declared: “One woman of years 45 approached me and told that after my album they with the husband had the best night in 10 years. She correctly considered my message“ .
Next four years of steel for Donna apogee of glory. During this time it let out even 8 albums, and all of them became “gold“. Also she became the first singer who let out four hits No. 1 in one year.
But all western criticism meets that Sammer the song of 1977 with the simple name “I Feel Love“ became the main hit of Donna (“I feel love“). This composition was not only bottoms, successful, but also revolutionary for the world, - music. The famous priest - the experimenter David Bowie remembered: “Once in Berlin to me Brian Eno rode and told: “I heard future music sounds!“ I answered: “Stop, we only began to work on it“. He delivered to “I Feel Love“ of Donna Sammer. “There is everything, - Eno declared. - Neither to lower, nor to add. This single will change that there will be next 15 years“.
It is difficult for the modern music lover satiated synthetic music to understand that in this song of such epoch-making. But in those days computers and synthesizers only accustomed, and at the disco - music at all surely there was a live orchestration. And here came to Moroder to mind to make the song without uniform live tool - entirely by means of a synthesizer. Left, as they say, cheap but good.
Pete Bellotte remembered that process of record at Sammer happened very quickly. She was in studio, long stirred, then bethought - “Oh! I am late!“ - wrote down a vocal from one - two doubles and ran away.
“Then we called Robbie Vedel. It arrived with four cases in which was (synthesizer) of Moog and brought together him. Giorgio thought up what has to be a bass, and we explained to Robbie the concept: all song has to be written down by means of Moog synthesizer“.
“... it was inspiration because the synthesizer of Moog was used by the few composers of classical music, and they did not want that it was known to general public. They kept the secrets, and we as though stole them. So proceeded few years until synthesizers became more popular.
... We did not think that we create a rotary point in music, we all - navsy did the song of an album“.
But Bogart estimated the song the commercial eye estimation at once and also at once published it on a single. The result was not slow to wait - the song occupied 1 - e the place in Britain and 6 - e in the USA. In 1977 Donna Sammer declared: “The song became a hit because it is full of high energy (hi - energy)“ that gave at once to the name to the whole direction in bottoms - music (you remember how at the beginning of solo career Bogdan Titomir constantly cried out by a bad voice: “Huy - enedzh!“).
Now “I Feel Love“ sounds is strongly refined. And in olden days our people Sammer welcomed more “live“ compositions, giving a palm to the song of 1979 “Hot Stuff“ which sounded more rokovo (in many respects thanks to Jeff Baxter`s guitar from DOOBIE BROTHERS).
At the end of 1970 - x the singer felt that it is time to change something. And not for nothing. Style of the disco so set the teeth on edge that American di - Jay declared to it in 1979 the most real boycott. Dee - Jay Steve Dahl even organized the present of an auto-da-fe - “Night of destruction of the disco“, having asked listeners to bring on stadium for burning of a plate with hated style ( “and take more disks of Donna Sammer“ ).
At the beginning of 1980 - x the singer changes not only record company, but also sounding of songs, bringing closer it to the “new wave“ gaining strength. The success of new records was any more not though there were both hits - “This Time I Know It`s for Real“ and especially “She Works Hard for the Money“ (“She hard works to earn money“). The subject of the last song was cast by conversation of the singer with the cleaner of toilets, and subsequently the photo of this cleaner will decorate a reverse side of an album. The clip to the song (along with Michael Jackson`s clips) became one of the first “black“ videos, is active rotirovavshikhsya on MTV.
The considerable loss to success Sammer was caused also by its careless phrase about gays and AIDS in the spirit of: “It is the God`s penalty. Are guilty“. It is known that gays and the disco - music always went hand in hand therefore the offended not heteros began packs to return to the singer of her plate.
But, anyway, the oblivion did not threaten Donna. It periodically emerged in a hit - parades, and the U.S. President Barack Obama even invited the singer to make a speech at delivery to it Nobel Peace Prize.
And everything is good if not lung cancer which Sammer in May, 2012 sent Donna to the grave. She was 64 years old, and before death she was convinced that act of terrorism on September 11, 2001, to be exact dust which is kicked up in New - York from falling of “Twin Towers“ was an etiology.
A name of Donna Sammer - the most successful and bright American the disco - “star“ - remained forever entered in history of bottoms - music.