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Casablanca Records and KISS Alive!

From: KSLU
Series: Rock School
Length: 59:00

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It's the ups, downs, ins and outs of the record company started by Neil Bogart on this episode of Rock School. Bogart grabbed three colleagues, a wad of money and founded Casablanca Records, modelling the office after the bar from the 1942 film. Highlights included releases from Kiss, Donna Summer, Cher, George Clinton and The Village People before the company was bought by PolyGram. It not only recorded some major hits, but it also logged some legendary moments in rock history along the way.

Rs_logo_small It's the ups, downs, ins and outs of the record company started by Neil Bogart on this episode of Rock School. Bogart grabbed three colleagues, a wad of money and founded Casablanca Records, modelling the office after the bar from the 1942 film.  Highlights included releases from Kiss, Donna Summer, Cher, George Clinton and The Village People before the company was bought by PolyGram.  It not only recorded some major hits, but it also logged some legendary moments in rock history along the way.  

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It's the ups, downs, ins and outs of the record company started by Neil Bogart on this episode of Rock School. Bogart grabbed three colleagues, a wad of money and founded Casablanca Records, modelling the office after the bar from the 1942 film.  Highlights included releases from Kiss, Donna Summer, Cher, George Clinton and The Village People before the company was bought by PolyGram.  It not only recorded some major hits, but it also logged some legendary moments in rock history along the way.  

Timing and Cues

Outcue: "...back in a minute on Rock School."

Musical Works

Title Artist Album Label Year Length
That Lady The Isley Brothers 3 + 3. Epic Records 1973 05:35
Virginia (Touch Me Like You Do) Bill Amesbury Jus' a Taste of the Kid. Casablanca 1974 02:45
Rock and Roll All Nite Kiss Dressed to Kill. Casablanca 1975 02:34
Deuce Kiss Alive!. Casablanca 1975 03:44
Let Me Go, Rock 'N' Roll Kiss Alive!. Casablanca 1975 05:46
On the Radio Donna Summer On the Radio: Greatest Hits Volumes I & II.. Casablanca 1979 04:04
I Ain't Gonna Eat Out My Heart Anymore Angel White Hot. Casablanca 1978 02:50
Do You Wanna Touch Me (Oh Yeah) Joan Jett Bad Reputation. Blackheart 1981 03:49
Give Up the Funk (Tear the Roof off the Sucker) Parliament Mothership Connection. Casablanca 1975 05:46

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