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  • Miss Broadway [Big Tree, 1977] B-

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Miss Broadway [Big Tree, 1977]
The 7:25 title cut features a simple and familiar bass hook together with a refreshingly harsh female vocal hook, which, added to the sour gypsy strings, make for a piece of disco this rock and roller likes as much as just about anything on Saturday Night Fever. I like it so much, in fact, that I find the 4:10 single version a little scant--not enough strings, fancy that--and I'm sorry to report that the specially mixed disco disc is a promotion only item. Oh well--the rest of the first side is OK, which is more than I can say for the second. B-