Make It Last Forever - Donna McGhee

Make It Last Forever
Donna McGhee is an amazingly talented Funk and Disco singer hailing from Brooklyn, New York. She got her first break singing with The Fatback Band. Over the three years Donna was with The Fatback Band they toured with the likes of Teddy Pendergrass, Crown Heights Affair and Chaka Khan.

MAKE IT LAST FOREVER is Donna’s debut solo album after signing to the disco label Red Greg in 1977. Released in 1978 this Greg Carmichael and Patrick Adams (legendary producer of countless 70’s classics) produced album is a disco classic that is much in demand by aficionados across the world with copies going for over £70 on ebay.

DO AS I DO
was the albums first single and the B-Side MR BLINDMAN is the albums ultimate disco classic. This song is a regular feature in many DJ’s sets today as well as appearing on numerous compilation albums of the genres classics.

IT AIN’T NO BIG THING
tore up dance floors across the states becoming a staple in DJ’s set lists at Studio 54.

I’M A LOVE BUG
was nominated for a Grammy and was also re-recorded by Bumblebee Unlimited with Donna providing vocals, this version is a cult classic.

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"Before embarking on her solo career, Donna McGhee got her first break singing with The Fatback Band. Later, she found herself touring with Chaka Khan, Crown Heights Affair and Teddy Pendergrass. By 1977, Donna found herself signed to the disco label Red Greg Records, releasing Make it Last Forever in 1978. Produced by the Greg Carmichael and Patrick Adams, Make it Last Forever is a true disco classic, with copies changing hands for upwards of $100.”  

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1. MAKE IT LAST FOREVER
2. DO AS I DO
3. IT AIN’T NO BIG THING
4. MR. BLINDMAN
5. I’M A LOVE BUG
6. IT AIN'T NO BIG THING (Danny krivit re-edit)
7. MAKE IT LAST FOREVER (Single version)
8. IT AIN'T NO BIG THING (Single version)
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