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Greatest Hits, Vol. 1, Kano

Kano

August 3rd, 2013

Formed:
Italy

Genre:
Dance

Years Active:
'80s






Kano

Biography

Kano pioneered and exemplified Italo disco, a heavily melodic and synthesizer-oriented style of dance music inspired by U.S. and European disco, from Chic and Giorgio Moroder. The work of producers and musicians Matteo Bonsanto, Luciano Ninzatti, and Stefano Pulga, along with an array of session musicians and vocalists, Kano released a trio of album-length projects during the early '80s: Kano (1980), New York Cake (1981), and Another Life (1983). From a commercial standpoint, the group wasn't very successful. The effervescent “I'm Ready” (featuring a high-pitched group vocal) reached number 21 on the Billboard U.S. R&B chart, while “Can't Hold Back” (featuring powerful soul vocalist Glen White) reached number 35 on the same chart. In the group's homeland, three other singles charted, led by the swift disco-funk of “Baby Not Tonight” (another group vocal), a number three hit. Kano's impact was greater in underground clubs; three decades after release, the charting singles, as well as the likes of “It's a War,” “Another Life,” and “Dance School,” remained popular with house and throwback-disco DJs, as well as compilation producers. Kano's greatest exposure, however disguised, came with Tag Team's 1993 Miami bass/pop-rap smash hit “Whoomp! (There It Is),” which sampled a synthesizer line from “I'm Ready.”

Top Albums

Greatest Hits, Vol. 1, Kano
1. Greatest Hit..
Greatest Hits, Vol. 2, Kano
2. Greatest Hit..
Greatest Hits, Vol. 3, Kano
3. Greatest Hit..
Another Life - EP, Kano
4. Another Life..
New York Cake - EP, Kano
5. New York Cak..
Kano (Extended Version) - EP, Kano
6. Kano (Extend..

Top Songs

Name Album Time Price
1.

Another Life Another Life – EP 7:12 $0.99
2.

I´m Ready (Extended) Fulltime Production: Electr.. 7:13 $0.99
3.

Holly Dolly (Extended Album Version) Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 6:30 $0.99
4.

I'm Ready (Extended Album Versio.. Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 7:12 $0.99
5.

It's a War (Extended Album Versi.. Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 6:52 $0.99
6.

Another Life (Extended) Greatest Hits, Vol. 2 7:13 $0.99
7.

Can't Hold Back Greatest Hits, Vol. 2 4:49 $0.99
8.

It's a War (Ss Uk Re Edit) Greatest Hits, Vol. 3 8:11 $0.99
9.

It's a War (Extended Version) Best Of Disco 70-80, Vol. 1 6:53 $0.99
10.

Ahjia (Extended Version) Best Of Disco 70-80, Vol. 1 6:15 $0.99
11.

Baby Not Tonight Best Of Disco 70-80, Vol. 1 6:49 $0.99
12.

Don't Try to Stop Me Best Of Disco 70-80, Vol. 1 6:58 $0.99
13.

Don't Try to Stop Me Ultimate Funk (80's Fun.. 7:01 $1.29
14.

It's a War (Serge Santiágo Uk R.. Best of Club House, Vol. 1 8:11 $0.99
15.

Coming Back (Original Mix) Best of Club House, Vol. 1 7:16 $0.99
16.

Another Life (Remix 91) Best Off Dance 90 6:33 $0.99
17.

Comin Back (D.Lewis and Emix Remix) House Family, Vol. 16 6:21 $0.99
18.

We Are Ready (Beatmaster 2006 Remix) House Family, Vol. 9 7:43 $0.99
19.

I Need Love (BeatMaster Re-Edit) House Family, Vol. 5 7:37 $0.99
20.

Coming Back (Original Mix) House Family, Vol. 6 7:15 $0.99
21.

Fleming (Original Mix) House Family, Vol. 10 6:13 $0.99
22.

Frequency (Original Mix) House Family, Vol. 10 8:54 $0.99
23.

Frequency (Original Mix) Best of Electro House, Vo. .. 8:54 $0.99
24.

I Need Love (Beatmaster Re-Edit) Best of Club House, Vol. 1 7:37 $0.99
25.

Coming Back (D.Lewis, Emix Remix) Acid 80, Vol. 1 (Electro Ho.. 6:18 $0.99

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