Pattie Brooks from the


About Pattie from the Casablanca Record & Filmworks years

In the mid-1970s Pattie Brooks came to the attention of disco producer Simon Soussain, and her solo recording career was born. Her first of four albums on the Casablanca label was 1977's Love Shook[1] (credited as Pattie Brooks & The Simon Orchestra), the album peaked at #2 on the US Dance Chart.[2] Brooks remained with Soussain and in 1978 recorded her biggest club hit, "After Dark". It was selected to be part of the soundtrack to the film Thank God It's Friday, which topped the club play charts (#1 for six weeks).[3]

"After Dark" was the mainstay of Brooks's second album, Our Ms. Brooks.[4] The album also included the hit "This Is The House Where Love Died" and reached #22 on the US Dance Charts.[5]

In 1979 Brooks moved away from Soussain with her third album, Party Girl,[6] produced by Bunny Sigler of Instant Funk and Salsoul fame.[7] This album included a wider range of sounds – funk, pop, disco and ballads. While the album contained no major hits it did include "Got Tu Go Disco", the title song from the short-lived Broadway musical. The 12" single peaked at No. 67 on the US Dance Charts.[5] In 1979 Brooks branched out from disco by singing "Close Enough For Love", the title song to the Vanessa Redgrave movie Agatha. By 1980, when a disco backlash had hit the industry in the US, Brooks's fourth and last Casablanca offering, Pattie Brooks,[8] was more of a pop-soul affair, produced this time by Michael Smith. No hits were forthcoming, and Brooks left Casablanca.