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The Michael Zager Band

Band, *1977 US, New Jersey
R&B/Soul and Dance
A.k.a. The M-Zee Band

Best known for the disco hit "Let's All Chant" (1977), which was sold to five million copies and reached the first place in US and Europe charts. Formed by songwriter, arranger, keyboardist, producer and conductor Michael Zager. Alvin Fields collaborated in the writing, and he sang on the albums. Zager discovered Whitney Houston at the age of 14. Indeed, Whitney sang with her mother Cissy Houston on the track "Life's A Party". The eponymic album, a masterpiece of the disco era, was recorded in USA (A side) and in Europe (B side). Deniece Williams also sang for The Michael Zager Band in 1980, on the track "Time Heals Every Wound".

        
Members
PortraitLoni Clark
voc
PortraitMichael Zager
key *1943 US
PortraitAlvin Fields
voc, bvoc US
PortraitGloria Agostini
hrp 1923-2004 US
PortraitJeff Mironov
g, eg *1949 US
PortraitDolette McDonald
voc
David Carey
vib, mar, xyl, cwb US
PortraitFrank Floyd
voc US
PortraitRob Mounsey
syn *1952 US
PortraitAlan Rubin
tr 1943-2011 US
PortraitRonnie Cuber
bs *1941 US
George Marge
US
PortraitUllanda McCullough
voc, bvoc US
PortraitJohn Gatchell
tr, fh 1945-2004 US
PortraitRubens Bassini
perc 1933-1985 US
PortraitPhil Bodner
sax 1917-2008 US
PortraitWally Kane
cl
PortraitDavid Taylor
tb *1944 US
PortraitTom Malone
tb US
PortraitFrancisco Centeno
b
PortraitJim Buffington
frh *1922 GB
PortraitMaeretha Stewart
voc, bvoc US
Brooks Tillotson
frh FR
Robert Millikan
tr, fh
PortraitAllan Schwartzberg
dr *1942 US
PortraitCliff Morris
g
Billy Baker
voc
Gerald Chamberlain
tb
Popular Tracks   
Let's All Chant on Let's All Chant by The Michael Zager Band
Love Express on Let's All Chant by The Michael Zager Band
Soul to Soul on Let's All Chant by The Michael Zager Band
Music Fever on Let's All Chant by The Michael Zager Band
Using You on Life's a Party by The Michael Zager Band
Dancin' Disney on Let's All Chant by The Michael Zager Band
I Wish You Would Make up Your Mind on Life's a Party by The Michael Zager Band
Life's a Party on Life's a Party by The Michael Zager Band
Freak on Let's All Chant by The Michael Zager Band
Love Love Love on Life's a Party by The Michael Zager Band

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Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Let's All ChantThe Michael Zager Band Remix By Bob Sinclar2010Single
The Best Of Michael ZagerThe Michael Zager Band2000Compil.
The Definitive CollectionThe Michael Zager Band2000Compil.
Let's All Chant / Think It OverThe Michael Zager Band / Cissy Houston1997Album
Let's All Chant / Angel EyesThe Michael Zager Band / Lime1996Album
Let's All Chant / Hold Yours HorsesThe Michael Zager Band / First Choice1992Album
Got To Be Real / Let's All ChantCheryl Lynn / The Michael Zager Band1991Album
Never Stop / Don't Sneak On MeEcho & The Bunnymen / The Michael Zager Band1991Single
High Energy / Let's All ChantEvelyn Thomas / The Michael Zager Band1989Album
Let's All Chant / Traffic JamThe Michael Zager Band1987Album
Shot In The DarkThe Michael Zager Band1984Album
Theme From Friday The 13th Part 3The Michael Zager Band1982Album
Dr. RhythmThe Michael Zager Band1981Album
Don't Sneak On MeThe Michael Zager Band1980Album
ZagerThe Michael Zager Band1980Album
Time Heals Every WoundThe Michael Zager Band With Deniece Williams1980Single
You Don't Know A Good Thing / Think It OverThe Michael Zager Band / Cissy Houston1979Album
Amor, Amor, Amor / No Sabes Lo Que TienesThe Michael Zager Band1979Album
Let's All Chant / Ça Plane Pour MoiThe Michael Zager Band / Plastic Bertrand1978Single
Haven't Stopped Dancing Yet / Life's A PartyGonzalez / The Michael Zager Band1978Single
Love ExpressThe Michael Zager Band1978Single
You Don't Know A Good ThingThe Michael Zager Band1978Single
Let's All ChantThe Michael Zager Band1978Single
Vamos Todos A Cantar (Let's All Chant) / El Expreso Del Amor (Love Express)The Michael Zager Band1978Single
Music Fever / New York CityThe Michael Zager Band / Walter Zwol1978Single
Counterpoint / Life's A PartyThe Michael Zager Band / Ralph MacDonald1978Album
Bailando Con DisneyThe Michael Zager Band1978Single
Crossongs / Let's All ChantDuty Free / The Michael Zager Band1978Single
Let's All Chant / Disco Satisfaction MedleyThe Michael Zager Band / Tommi1978Single
El Baile De Disney Partes 1ª y 2ªThe Michael Zager Band1978Single
Music FeverThe Michael Zager Band1978Album
Love, Love, Love / Still Not Over / FreakThe Michael Zager Band1978Single
Let's All ChantThe Michael Zager Band1978Album
Soul To SoulThe Michael Zager Band1978Single
Think It Over / Music FeverCissy Houston / The Michael Zager Band1978Single
Life's A PartyThe Michael Zager Band1978Album
Life's A PartyThe Michael Zager Band1978Album
Let's All ChantThe Michael Zager Band1977Single
Love ExpressThe Michael Zager Band1977Single
Soul to SoulThe Michael Zager BandAlbum
Lets All Chant / Love InjectionThe Michael Zager Band / TrusselAlbum
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