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Dennis Parker – Like An Eagle/New York By Night (US 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on May 30th, 2014




Dennis Posa, aka Dennis Parker, aka Wade Nichols (October 28, 1946 – January 28 , 1985) was an actor and singer from Freeport, New York who started his career in pornographic movies.

His first feature film role was probably in the 1975 gay adult film Boynapped!. He subsequently appeared mostly in straight porn films shot in New York such as Barbara Broadcast, Jail Bait, Summer of Laura, Punk Rock, Marishino Cherries, and Teenage Pajama Party. Posa was credited as Wade Nichols in most of the adult films in which he appeared.

In 1979, using the name Dennis Parker, he recorded a disco album on Casablanca Records entitled Like an Eagle. The album was produced by Village People creator / producer Jacques Morali. The title track was released as a single.

Posa (still as Dennis Parker) also joined the cast of the soap opera The Edge of Night in 1979, as Police Chief Derek Mallory.

Seriously ill by October 1984, Posa was unable to continue working on The Edge of Night and his character was written out of the show. The date of his death is commonly reported as January 28, 1985, but the Social Security Death Index indicates that Posa died in March of that year.

(According to a persistent rumor the cause of death was a self-inflicted gunshot wound, but this has never been confirmed.) In a tribute to Posa in a 1985 issue of Soap Opera Digest, fellow Edge of Night actor Ernie Townsend wrote, “He died in early January after a long and painful illness that took away a talent in its prime.” An obituary released in Virginia stated that he died after a “brief illness, survived by his mother, brother, and partner.”

This is a single sided 12″ with both tracks appearing on side A.

Like An Eagle 8:37
New York By Night 7:00

Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint (company)

Label: Casablanca Records ‎– NBD 20153
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM, Promo, Single Sided
Country: US
Released: 1979
Genre: Funk / Soul
Style: Disco

Arranged By [Strings & Horns], Conductor [Strings & Horns] – Horace Ott
Executive-Producer – Henri Belolo
Producer – Jacques Morali
Written-By – H. Belolo*, J. Morali*, S. Gaines*

Single sided 12″
Disco Mix From the LP “LIKE AN EAGLE”

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Speed Control: Pro-Ject Speed Box S
Phono Pre-amp: Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Tube: Tung-Sol 12AX7ECC803-S Gold Electron Tube
Soundcard: ESI Juli@
Record Cleaning: VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Artwork Scans: Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

Recording/Editing: Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Down Sampling: iZotope RX Advanced 2
Artwork Editor: Adobe Photoshop CS5
Click Removeal: ClickRepair (DeClick Level 3)
FLAC/MP3 Conversion: dBpoweramp
M3U Playlist: Playlist Creator

All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

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14 Responses to “Dennis Parker – Like An Eagle/New York By Night (US 12″ Promo)”

  1. NKelly Says:

    Late post today, lol! Been refreshing page every ten minutes… Thanks for post. Look forward to Mondays


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Yeah this record was a bit of a workout today but it’s finally finished 🙂


  2. Jan Says:

    THANK you for this post! Both are amazing songs and especially New York By Night has been a favourate since I have heard it as a young boy in the early 80s. New York By Night (single version) was featured on a South African compilation album (Pop Shop?) and it was a no.11 hit on the local singles chart if I remember correctly.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Jan this record has always been a favorite of mine. I just love it. Thanks for the info 🙂


  3. RA Feutz Says:

    Thanks Paul! As usual, I’m always digging your posts. Have a super weekend!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome RA. Have a super weekend as well 🙂


  4. Mike Says:

    Great post! TGIDF!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Mike 🙂


  5. Murdock Says:

    Excellent choice, Paul.
    Many thanks!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Murdock 🙂


  6. woz Says:

    Totally new to me. Thanks!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Hope you like it Woz. Have a nice weekend 🙂


  7. Lulu Says:

    Awesome!!! Thank you Paul and enjoy your weekend! xoxo


  8. vuoksenniska Says:

    Thank you for Dennis Parker (a.k.a. Wade Nichols).
    Both songs are great. I have his LP where these songs are from, but it’s quite bad shape, so I’m happy to get these songs on super quality.


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