Gino Soccio

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Canadian disco producer, singer, songwriter, arranger and multi-instrumentalist, born September 9, 1955 in Montreal. His legacy is Italian.

Gino began studying piano at the age of 8. By the age of 18 Gino had begun renting electronic keyboards and synthesizers to use in his own home studio. A producer asked him to play keyboards and write a tune for a group called Kebekelektrik. He ended up doing practically the whole LP by himself.

Gino hit #1 on the US Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart twice with "Dancer" / "Dance to Dance" in 1979 and "Try It Out" / "Hold Tight" in 1981, six weeks each. Gino's third biggest hit "It's Alright"/"Look At Yourself" from his mega album "Face to Face" reached #2 for 5 weeks also on the Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart. "Turn it around" was released as a single-only in 1984.
Gino also assembled and produced the disco studio group Witch Queen, best known for their Top 10 dance hit "Bang A Gong" / "All Right Now" in 1979. See also Kebekelektrik.

He owns a YouTube channel where he posted 3 unreleased songs during the 2000s: https://www.youtube.com/user/GinoSoccio1955
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Albums

RFC 3309 Outline — Gino Soccio Gino Soccio Outline (Album) Celebration RFC 3309 US 1979 Sell This Version
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WBC 1477, RFC 3430 S-Beat — Gino Soccio Gino Soccio S-Beat (Album) Celebration WBC 1477, RFC 3430 South Africa 1980 Sell This Version
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LWA-6039 Closer — Gino Soccio Gino Soccio Closer (Album) Celebration LWA-6039 Mexico 1981 Sell This Version
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LP-73027 Face To Face — Gino Soccio Gino Soccio Face To Face (Album) Celebration LP-73027 Ecuador 1982 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

CEL 5 The Visitors / Les Visiteurs — Gino Soccio Gino Soccio The Visitors / Les Visiteurs (Maxi, Single) Celebration CEL 5 Canada 1978 Sell This Version
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MCR 5001, MRC 5001 Sauve Qui Peut — Gino Soccio Gino Soccio Sauve Qui Peut(7", Single) Montreco, Montreco MCR 5001, MRC 5001 Canada 1978 Sell This Version
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P-419W Dance To Dance / Dancer = 踊ろよダンス / ダンサー — Gino Soccio Gino Soccio Dance To Dance / Dancer = 踊ろよダンス / ダンサー (Single) Warner Bros. Records P-419W Japan 1979 Sell This Version
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RFC 17525, RFC 17 525 The Visitors — Gino Soccio Gino Soccio The Visitors (Single) RFC Records, RFC Records RFC 17525, RFC 17 525 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
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DRCS 8860 Dance To Dance / The Visitors — Gino Soccio Gino Soccio Dance To Dance / The Visitors (Single) Warner Bros. Records DRCS 8860 US 1979 Sell This Version
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0008757.7 Dancer — Gino Soccio Gino Soccio Dancer (Maxi, Single) Warner Bros. Records, RFC Records 0008757.7 Peru 1979 Sell This Version
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PROMO 082 Dancer / Blow Away — Gino Soccio Gino Soccio / George Harrison Gino Soccio / George Harrison - Dancer / Blow Away(7", Jukebox) Warner Bros. Records PROMO 082 Italy 1979 Sell This Version
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23(1041)00005 Dancer / There's A Woman  — Gino Soccio Gino Soccio Dancer / There's A Woman (12", Single, Red) Warner Bros. Records 23(1041)00005 Colombia 1979 Sell This Version
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PROMO 079 The Visitors / Ma Che Fai — Gino Soccio Gino Soccio / Johnny Dorelli Gino Soccio / Johnny Dorelli - The Visitors / Ma Che Fai(7", Jukebox) Warner Bros. Records PROMO 079 Italy 1979 Sell This Version
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RFC 17 663 S-Beat / Heartbreaker — Gino Soccio Gino Soccio S-Beat / Heartbreaker (Single) Warner Bros. Records, RFC Records RFC 17 663 Germany 1980 Sell This Version
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200105 S-Beat / I Wanna Take You There (Now)  — Gino Soccio Gino Soccio S-Beat / I Wanna Take You There (Now) (Single) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 200105 Argentina 1980 Sell This Version
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none S-Beat — Gino Soccio Gino Soccio S-Beat Warner Bros. Records, RFC Records none 1980 Sell This Version
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none Heartbreaker / Rhythm Of The World  — Gino Soccio Gino Soccio Heartbreaker / Rhythm Of The World (Single) Warner Bros. Records, RFC Records none US 1980 Sell This Version
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PROMO 108 S-Beat / Te Ne Vai — Gino Soccio Gino Soccio / Michele Pecora Gino Soccio / Michele Pecora - S-Beat / Te Ne Vai(7", Jukebox) Warner Bros. Records PROMO 108 Italy 1980 Sell This Version
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PRO-A-880 Steady Operator — Gino Soccio Gino Soccio Steady Operator(12", Promo) RFC Records, Warner Bros. Records PRO-A-880 US 1980 Sell This Version
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DMD 281 What You Feel Is Real - Hold Tight — Gino Soccio Gino Soccio What You Feel Is Real - Hold Tight (Single) Atlantic, RFC Records DMD 281 US 1981 Sell This Version
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ATL 11.594 Try It Out — Gino Soccio Gino Soccio Try It Out (Single, Maxi) Atlantic, RFC Records ATL 11.594 Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version
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PROMO 134 Try It Out / Radio Action — Gino Soccio Gino Soccio / Claudja Barry Gino Soccio / Claudja Barry - Try It Out / Radio Action(7", Jukebox, Promo) Atlantic, RFC Records, WEA PROMO 134 Italy 1981 Sell This Version
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23(7041)00026 Try It Out / Hold Tight — Gino Soccio Gino Soccio Try It Out / Hold Tight(12", Maxi, Gre) Atlantic 23(7041)00026 Colombia 1981 Sell This Version
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7-89975 You Move Me — Gino Soccio Gino Soccio You Move Me Atlantic, RFC Records 7-89975 US 1982 Sell This Version
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0-89938 Remember — Gino Soccio Gino Soccio Remember (Single) Celebration 0-89938 US 1982 Sell This Version

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studio5431

July 26, 2019
Some of the very best disco of the era was contributed by this Canadian man.

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