Joe 'Bean' Esposito got his start singing disco with a trio called Brooklyn Dreams, a band best known for the track they recorded with Donna Summer, "Heaven Knows." Working in that disco vein brought Esposito to the attention of producer Giorgio Moroder, which in turn led to work on the Flashdance soundtrack in 1983.
On this episode, we speak with Esposito about his career and, in particular, two classic movie songs -- Flashdance's "Lady Lady Lady" and the enduring Karate Kid montage staple, "You're the Best."
Donna Summer with Brooklyn Dreams, "Heaven Knows"
Joe 'Bean' Esposito, "Lady Lady Lady"
Joe 'Bean' Esposito, "You're the Best"
Laura Branigan & Joe Esposito, "Come Into My Life"
Brooklyn Bridge, "Worst That Could Happen"
Joe 'Bean' Esposito, "The Love I Lost"
Brooklyn Dreams, "Music, Harmony, & Rhythm"