Disco-Tex and the Sex-O-Lettes

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Disco-Tex and the Sex-O-Lettes
OriginThe Bronx, New York City
GenresDisco
Years active1974–1976
1981–1982
LabelsChelsea
Past membersMonti Rock III
Bob Crewe
Kenny Nolan
Cidny Bullens

Disco-Tex and the Sex-O-Lettes were a disco group of the 1970s, featuring Monti Rock III (born "Joseph Montanez Jr.").[1] The band is best known for their two disco hits "Get Dancin'" and "I Wanna Dance Wit' Choo (Doo Dat Dance)".

Career[edit]

The Sex-O-Lettes group included Bob Crewe, Cidny "Cid" Bullens (then known as Cindy Bullens), and Kenny Nolan; Sir Monti Rock III was "Disco-Tex."[2] Their albums included a 1975 self-titled album, and Manhattan Millionaire (1976).[2]

Their biggest hits were 1974's "Get Dancin'" (No. 10 US, No. 8 UK and Canada)[3] and 1975's "I Wanna Dance Wit' Choo (Doo Dat Dance)" (No. 23 US, No. 6 UK).[4] "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').

"Get Dancin'" is ranked as the 82nd biggest Canadian hit of 1975,[5] and ranks as the 100th biggest American hit of the year.[6]

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

Year Title Peak chart
positions
Record label B-side Album
US[7] US
Dance
[8]
US
R&B
[8]
US
Disco[8]
UK[7] AUS[9] CAN[10]
1965 "For Days and Days" (as Monti Rock III) Mercury Records "Trouble"
1974 "Get Dancin'" 10 3 32 1 8 19 8 Chelsea Records "Get Dancin', Part II" Disco Tex &
His Sex-O-Lettes Review
1975 "I Wanna Dance Wit' Choo (Doo Dat Dance)" 23 7 33 3 6 100 25 "I Wanna Dance Wit' Choo
(Doo Dat Dance), Part II"
"Jam Band" 80 "Jam Band Reprise"
"Boogie Flap" 51 "(I See Your) Name Up in Lights"
1976 "Hot Lava" 27 "Hot Lava, Part II" Manhattan Millionaire
"Dancin' Kid" 60 99 "Dancin' Kid"
"We're Havin' a Party (It's Gonna Be Alright)" "Strollin"
"Ride a Wild Horse" 27 "Hey There Little Fire Fly"
1982 "In Havana" (as Monti Rock III) Polydor Records "Hot Town Streets"

Albums[edit]

Year Title US
[8]
US
R&B
[8]
AUS
[11]
CA
[12]
Label
1975 Disco-Tex & His Sex-O-Lettes Review 36 20 34 62 Chelsea Records
1976 Manhattan Millionaire
1977 A Piece of the Rock (Sir Monti Rock III) Polydor Records

Compilation[edit]

  • Get Dancin': The Story of Disco-Tex & His Sex-O-Lettes (1999, Chelsea Records / Sequel Records)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sir Monti Rock III | Biography, Albums, Streaming Links". AllMusic. Retrieved 24 August 2021.
  2. ^ a b "Disco Tex and the Sex-O-Lettes | Biography & History". AllMusic. Retrieved 24 August 2021.
  3. ^ Canada, Library and Archives (July 17, 2013). "Image : RPM Weekly". Bac-lac.gc.ca.
  4. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 157. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
  5. ^ Canada, Library and Archives (July 17, 2013). "Image : RPM Weekly". Bac-lac.gc.ca.
  6. ^ "Top 100 Hits of 1975/Top 100 Songs of 1975". Musicoutfitters.com.
  7. ^ a b "Disco-Tex and the Sex-O-Lettes Songs • Top Songs / Chart Singles Discography". Musicvf.com.
  8. ^ a b c d e "Artist Search for "disco tex and the sex o lettes"". AllMusic.
  9. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-02-27. Retrieved 2016-01-28.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  10. ^ "RPM". Bac-lac.gc.ca. April 16, 2013.
  11. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (illustrated ed.). St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. p. 91. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.
  12. ^ [1][dead link]

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