Walter Murphy Band ‎– A Fifth Of Beethoven - 1976 - Funk , Soul ( Clearance vinyl )


Walter Murphy Band ‎– A Fifth Of Beethoven - 1976 - Funk , Soul ( Clearance vinyl )

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"A Fifth of Beethoven" is a disco instrumental recorded by Walter Murphy and the Big Apple Band, adapted from the first movement of Ludwig van Beethoven's Fifth Symphony. The record was produced by noted production music and sound effects recording producer Thomas J. Valentino.[2] The "Fifth" in the song's title is a pun, referencing a liquid measure approximately equal to one-fifth of a gallon, a popular size for bottles containing hard liquor, as well as Beethoven's Fifth Symphony from which the song was adapted.

Released as a single by Private Stock Records in 1976, the song debuted at number 80 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and climbed to number 1 within 19 weeks, remaining there for one week. In 1977, it was licensed to RSO Records for inclusion on the best-selling Saturday Night Fever soundtrack. The song is one of Murphy's few Top 40 hits, and is considered one of the most popular pieces of music from the disco era

Sleeve Condition (Out of 10) ~ 7
Label Condition (Out of 10) ~ 10 
Vinyl Condition ~ (Out of 10) 
Side 1 - 7 scuffing
side 2 - 7 scuffing
BIN # *Clearance

Label:Private Stock ‎– PS 2015-V,
Format:Vinyl, LP, Album 


A1 Flight '76 3:29
A2 (You've Got To Be) Your Own Best Friend 3:25
A3 California Strut 3:33
A4 A Fifth Of Beethoven 3:01
A5 Night Fall 4:40
B1 Russian Dressing 3:25
B2 Suite Love Symphony 2:51
B3 Midnight Express 3:05
B4 Get A Little Lovin' 3:57
B5 Just A Love Song 4:22

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