Artist Spotlight: The Disco-Era Grooves of Bob McGilpin

If you’ve ever wanted to know what the essence of disco sounds like, you can find it with Bob McGilpin. Entering the scene in 1978, McGilpin found immediate success with his single, “Superstar,” going on to craft album after album of energetic disco music about love and loss. Complete with funky bass lines and pumped up brass sections, McGilpin’s music played alongside the likes of KC and the Sunshine Band and The Bee Gees, landing three #1 hits on the Billboard Dance Charts.


During his career, McGilpin signed with Butterfly/MCA Records and later worked with Casablanca, performing for years as a solo touring musician. Today, McGilpin still puts his musical chops to work as a producer, songwriter and sound engineer at his studio, McMusic Sound Recordings Studio, in Nashville, Tennessee, on top of writing and producing music for TV and film. We’re thrilled to feature some of McGilpin’s recordings in our Vintage Collection. Check out these classic disco-era songs below and enjoy.

Posted on May 19, 2017 and filed under Music.