The First Ladies of Disco — comprised of Evelyn “Champagne” King, Martha Wash and Linda Clifford — is probably the dance-diva super-group of your dreams. But the trio’s track, “Show Some Love,” does little to fit into any preconceived notions you’d have for a collaboration among the three.
Instead of being the pulsating, four-on-the-floor thump-fest of, say, “Shame,” “It’s Raining Men” or “If My Friends Could See Me Now,” “Show Some Love” is built on a foundation of a rock/adult contemporary sound, with a few modern-day sonics thrown in to prove the record fits with music heard on the radio today.
Not that it’s completely out of the box, as each has recorded mid-tempos and ballads in the past. But listeners hoping for the next “Love Come Down,” “Give It to You” or “Runaway Love” will instead get a “Kumbayah” empowerment anthem.
But, perhaps to the ladies’ benefit, the tune will likely get a remix from a top-name DJ who just might churn out a reminder of why they are among the queens of disco.