Disco-Tex and the Sex-O-Lettes

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Disco-Tex and the Sex-O-Lettes
Also known as Disco Tex and the Sex-O-Lettes, Disco-Tex and His Sex-O-Lettes
Genres Disco
Labels Chelsea
Past members Jocelyn Brown
Sir Monti Rock III
Bob Crewe

Disco-Tex and the Sex-O-Lettes were a disco group of the 1970s headed by Sir Monti Rock III (born Joseph Montanez Jr., 29 May 1942, Bronx, New York[1]).

Career[edit]

The group included Bob Crewe and Sir Monti Rock III. Jocelyn Brown worked as a backing vocalist. Albums included a self-titled album and Manhattan Millionaire.[2]

Their biggest hits were 1974's "Get Dancin'" (#10 USA, #8 UK) and 1975's "I Wanna Dance Wit' Choo (Doo Dat Dance)" (#23 USA, #6 UK).[3] "Get Dancin'" is featured on The Simpsons episodes "Bart vs. Thanksgiving" and "I'm Goin' to Praiseland" (both times performed by fictional group 'Hooray for Everything').

The group was name-checked by Elvis Costello in the song "Invasion Hit Parade" from his 1991 release Mighty Like a Rose with the "King of the Road"-alike lyric "No pool, no pets, no cigarettes - Just non-stop Disco Tex and the Sex-O-Lettes".

The group Pet Shop Boys included the lyric "It's the greatest show with the best effects, since Disco Tex and the Sex-O-Lettes" on their 1996 song "Electricity" from the album Bilingual.[2]

Discography[edit]

  • Get Dancin' (1974)
  • Disco-Tex & His Sex-O-Lettes (1975)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic biography for Sir Monti Rock
  2. ^ a b Disco-Tex biography - Allmusic
  3. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 157. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 

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