Taffy (singer)

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Taffy
Birth name Katherine Quaye
Born 1963
Origin New York, U.S.
Genres Hi-NRG, Italo disco, disco
Years active 1977–1988
Labels Ibiza Records, Transglobal, Phoenix Productions

Taffy (born Katherine Quaye, 1963, New York[1]) was an American 1980s Hi-NRG and Italo disco singer, known for her hit, "I Love My Radio".

The song, produced by Claudio Cecchetto,[1] who was also behind all her previous hits in Italy, was released in the United Kingdom by Rhythm King's Transglobal Records (both part of Mute Records in those days) and was originally a hit in Italy in 1985. The song's sentiments were about a disc jockey broadcasting in the early hours. However as very few radio stations in the United Kingdom broadcast after midnight in the late 1980s, this reference in the record was changed. A re-recorded version called "I Love My Radio (Dee Jay's Radio)" was released instead. This is the version that reached #6 in the UK Singles Chart.[2]

Singles[edit]

  • "White & Black" (1982, 1986)
  • "Walk Into The Daylight" (1984, 1985) (#20 Italy)
  • "I Love My Radio (Midnight Radio)" (12" single) - Ibiza/Break Records (1985) (#5 Italy, #35 Germany)
  • "Once More" (1985, 1986) (#3 Italy)
  • "I Love My Radio (Dee Jay's Radio)" - Transglobal Records (1987) (UK #6)
  • "Step By Step" - Transglobal Records (1987) (UK #59, #42 Italy)
  • "Whose?" (1987)
  • "If You Feel It" (1988)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b STRACULT, il Blog di Avanguard
  2. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 546. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.