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Brooklyn Dreams

Brooklyn Dreams combined the harmonies of classic doo wop using the electronic textures and rhythms of modern dance music to emerge among the more distinctive works from the disco period. People Bruce Sudano, Eddie Hokenson, and Joe “Bean” Esposito was raised within the same Brooklyn community and started collaborating as teenagers. In 1968, Sudano became a member of the group Alive ‘N Kickin’, rating a high Ten pop strike using the Tommy James-penned “Tighter, Tighter” before splitting in 1970 after just one single LP. Sudano came back house and reunited with Hokenson and Esposito, with whom he also started writing tracks. When friend and long term supervisor Susan Munao got an executive placement with Los Angeles-based Casablanca Information, she urged the trio to visit western, where they authorized to maker Jimmy Ienner’s Casablanca subsidiary Millennium. Made by ex-Three Pet Night member Miss Konte, Brooklyn Dreams’ self-titled LP made an appearance in 1977. The record fared badly at retail, however the group received an urgent boost via the look of them within the 1978 feature film American Popular Polish. Brooklyn Dreams’ 1979 follow-up, Sleepless Evenings, presented the smash “Heaven Understands,” a duet with disco queen Donna Summer season. The trio not merely opened up for the vocalist on tour, but Sudano and Summer season later on wed. The ambitious, Juergen Koppers-produced Pleasure Ride nevertheless demonstrated a commercial catastrophe, so when 1980’s Won’t RELEASE met an identical destiny, Brooklyn Dreams dissolved. A yr later Sudano released a single LP, The Fugitive Kind, but gained his greatest achievement like a songwriter, penning Summer’s traditional “Bad Women” along with the Dolly Parton smash “Beginning Over.” Esposito also came back towards the limelight in 1983 when his single cut “Woman, Lady, Woman” was included on the blockbuster soundtrack to Flashdance.

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