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What's currently doing it for you? Under-the-radar obscurity or celebrated megasmash that had hitherto passed you by - it doesn't matter to me, just post them up here and share the joy

i'm surprised to see your screwface at the door (NickB), Tuesday, 13 March 2018 17:02 (nine months ago) Permalink

random new-to-me things that i picked up recently for cheap...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sVif2QVRQTQ
Pierre - Just Right (1984)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikkDz5G45C4
Sarah Dash - Low Down Dirty Rhythm (1983)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26HV5g1Dfao
Steve Shelto - Don't You Give Your Love Away (1983)

i'm surprised to see your screwface at the door (NickB), Tuesday, 13 March 2018 17:07 (nine months ago) Permalink

also, my god i really need a copy of this amazing thing:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f19C89_8WaU
Black Gold - C'mon Stop (1983)

i'm surprised to see your screwface at the door (NickB), Tuesday, 13 March 2018 17:19 (nine months ago) Permalink

Short version 6:31. Ah, disco...

Really like that "Low Down Dirty Rhythm" track, thanks!

Fifteen miles to the Maaaaaatt Schlapp! (Dan Peterson), Tuesday, 13 March 2018 18:38 (nine months ago) Permalink

yr welcome!

i'm surprised to see your screwface at the door (NickB), Tuesday, 13 March 2018 18:53 (nine months ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3PuHwGchDE
Teena Marie - I Need Your Lovin' (1980)

I know and love Behind The Groove and Lovergirl, but I hadn't heard this one before today, I really gotta up my Teena game. What else is good?

i'm surprised to see your screwface at the door (NickB), Saturday, 17 March 2018 20:56 (eight months ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7nL3xFKM48c
Sly Cabell - Feelin' Fine (1982)

Keep coming back to this one at the moment. Have no idea who Sly Cabell is, but this is a Shep Pettibone joint on Salsoul with a lovely saxy good times vibe and also kinda Princey I think?

i'm surprised to see your screwface at the door (NickB), Saturday, 17 March 2018 22:17 (eight months ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JAXXpLRTprs
Mary Clark - Take Me I'm Yours (1980)

Most mind-melting reissue I picked up last year, JFHC what a belter

i'm surprised to see your screwface at the door (NickB), Saturday, 17 March 2018 22:35 (eight months ago) Permalink

I know and love Behind The Groove and Lovergirl, but I hadn't heard this one before today, I really gotta up my Teena game. What else is good?

― i'm surprised to see your screwface at the door (NickB), Saturday, March 17, 2018 1:56 PM (one hour ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

uh "square biz"!!!

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Saturday, 17 March 2018 22:40 (eight months ago) Permalink

wonderful thread idea btw

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Saturday, 17 March 2018 22:40 (eight months ago) Permalink

oooh, holy heck, how did i not hear that before?

i'm surprised to see your screwface at the door (NickB), Saturday, 17 March 2018 22:45 (eight months ago) Permalink

fuck, sweet tune! and that weird subtly psychedelic percussion sound in the background, reminds me of the glottal noises that the jug player in the 13th floor elevators used to make

i'm surprised to see your screwface at the door (NickB), Saturday, 17 March 2018 22:47 (eight months ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3HzfGbzq29g
Thelma Houston - If You Feel It (1981)

Another one I keep coming back to, so flipping funky. Don't know who's playing that bass but Keni Burke and Scott Edwards (who's all over the great Stevie albums) get credits on the album so that figures

i'm surprised to see your screwface at the door (NickB), Saturday, 17 March 2018 23:12 (eight months ago) Permalink

Gotta say though, I'm not sure what to make of the line 'you're like an important china tea cup'. Is that supposed to be a good thing?

i'm surprised to see your screwface at the door (NickB), Saturday, 17 March 2018 23:15 (eight months ago) Permalink

my favorite recent disco discovery is voyage's "souvenirs". completely gorgeous song.

dyl, Sunday, 18 March 2018 22:12 (eight months ago) Permalink

yeah, that’s a good one. wacky band, think all the people involved were french library music guys - some of their non-voyage stuff goes for a fortune

i'm surprised to see your screwface at the door (NickB), Sunday, 18 March 2018 23:51 (eight months ago) Permalink

So many new discoveries (as I'm maintaining this blog), so many new purchases (as I have a new weekly residency playing disco-jazz-funk-boogie on vinyl), so this is a timely thread.

Received in this morning's post:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HIx7RMbKqsg

Mary Clark "Take Me I'm Yours" also seconded - bought this a couple of weeks ago.

mike t-diva, Tuesday, 20 March 2018 11:20 (eight months ago) Permalink

Also received in this morning's post:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXhbXh2_xS8

mike t-diva, Tuesday, 20 March 2018 11:21 (eight months ago) Permalink

And finally, in yesterday's post:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NF6MqDsSock

mike t-diva, Tuesday, 20 March 2018 11:23 (eight months ago) Permalink

Hooray Mike! :D

Will have a listen once I get home, but that Mass Production looks familiar. Blog looks like an absolute goldmine!!

i'm surprised to see your screwface at the door (NickB), Tuesday, 20 March 2018 15:02 (eight months ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-eCNM-TmhY

obsessed with the vocal performance on this

boxedjoy, Tuesday, 20 March 2018 22:45 (eight months ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AbKv_M3UwMc

nothing new to anyone but do you ever notice the way all the different elements on this are so strong and yet intertwine so effortlessly

boxedjoy, Tuesday, 20 March 2018 22:56 (eight months ago) Permalink

welcome boxedjoy! that melba moore - oh shit, lovely stuff! <3

again she's someone that i need to investigate a bit more thoroughly, her catalogue's vast! things that i do know and love: 'You Stepped Into My Life', 'Pick Me Up, I'll Dance', 'Miss Thing', 'Underlove'

need to get myself educated though!

i'm surprised to see your screwface at the door (NickB), Tuesday, 20 March 2018 23:17 (eight months ago) Permalink

fave gwen for me atm is 'seventh heaven', but that whole 82-86 period of hers is all gold imo

i'm surprised to see your screwface at the door (NickB), Tuesday, 20 March 2018 23:19 (eight months ago) Permalink

ha, that donald byrd goes a lot harder than i thought it would! mass production is cool as well, love that soprano sax. i suspect a certain ratio were definitely listening to that one

i'm surprised to see your screwface at the door (NickB), Tuesday, 20 March 2018 23:27 (eight months ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54qYh92-F_A
Bobby Nunn - Don't Knock It (Until You Try It) (1983)

^ been jamming this one a lot today. was a single in the UK only and pretty much flopped at the time, but it's some really nice synthy boogie business. guy was involved with both rick james and earth, wind & firer, and i think it has got some of the funkiness of the former and the sweetness of the latter

i'm surprised to see your screwface at the door (NickB), Wednesday, 21 March 2018 14:15 (eight months ago) Permalink

jazz-funk but so so great

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Ga7f-vh4Bg

Thomas NAGL (Neil S), Wednesday, 21 March 2018 18:19 (eight months ago) Permalink

love that cover too

Thomas NAGL (Neil S), Wednesday, 21 March 2018 18:19 (eight months ago) Permalink

Best discovery yet from Mike's blog: Shalamar's 'Right in the Socket'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFrRECQarE0

The song itself is great, and at 4:36 it becomes amazing.

ArchCarrier, Wednesday, 21 March 2018 21:43 (eight months ago) Permalink

ha yeah - big old synth wombles in and starts blowing the place up! :D

i'm surprised to see your screwface at the door (NickB), Wednesday, 21 March 2018 22:37 (eight months ago) Permalink

something very prog but still pretty funky about the one that Neil posted, like if genesis had infiltrated earth, wind & fire instead of the other way round. hadn't heard of those dudes before

i'm surprised to see your screwface at the door (NickB), Wednesday, 21 March 2018 22:46 (eight months ago) Permalink

hadn't heard this before today either...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVy4HW6FQ9c

Midnight Star - Midas Touch [Acappella AKA Bassappella version] (1986)

you probably know the song but this version is just vocals and a really reverby bass synth, sounds weirdly modern but also quite bonkers

i'm surprised to see your screwface at the door (NickB), Wednesday, 21 March 2018 23:00 (eight months ago) Permalink

b2 on the standard US & UK 12" btw

i'm surprised to see your screwface at the door (NickB), Wednesday, 21 March 2018 23:02 (eight months ago) Permalink

shalamar 'right in the socket' is a key moment in this insanely good live larry levan dj set recording: https://www.discogs.com/Larry-Levan-Live-At-The-Paradise-Garage/release/21473

if you haven't heard that you are absolutely missing out on life

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Thursday, 22 March 2018 01:04 (eight months ago) Permalink

he blends it into cher's "take me home," so awesome

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Thursday, 22 March 2018 01:04 (eight months ago) Permalink

xp to Nick a great summary of "Celebration"! I love how that ecstatic guitar solo comes in towards the end, it's almost Eddie Hazel-esque in its virtuosity

Thomas NAGL (Neil S), Thursday, 22 March 2018 08:45 (eight months ago) Permalink

I also discovered "Right In The Socket" via the same blog, and I've since played it out a few times; handily, "Second Time Around" is on the other side.

Not played that Levan mix in a long, long time, must rectify.... but I see it has T-Connection "At Midnight", a copy of which arrived in yesterday's post!

mike t-diva, Thursday, 22 March 2018 09:00 (eight months ago) Permalink

My roommate is constantly digging for boogie/funk and we have lots of reccomendations.

davey, Thursday, 22 March 2018 10:22 (eight months ago) Permalink

Here's some UK Boogie we're feelin: https://www.discogs.com/State-Of-Grace-Touching-The-Times/release/600722
Italo: https://www.discogs.com/Dr-Togo-Be-Free/release/102834

davey, Thursday, 22 March 2018 10:23 (eight months ago) Permalink

Oh and I accidentally ordered six copies of this record a couple weeks ago. Boys and girls, don't drink and shop for records. https://www.juno.co.uk/products/unit-one-lets-all-sing-together/675376-01/

davey, Thursday, 22 March 2018 10:26 (eight months ago) Permalink

speaking of xxxxxpost Teena Marie, I really liked Congo Square, the last new album released before she passed--first few songs are pretty desperately philosophical more than anything else, but then she gets it together---and this transitional effect turns out to be very appropriate---wiki quotes:
The album title references Congo Square, in the Tremé in New Orleans, an area in which, during times of slavery, slaves were "allowed to dance and sing in the wardrobe of their mother country on Sundays."[5] Teena Marie said of the album:

"I've been through quite a few trials and tribulations over the last two years. I spent many of those hours in prayer and felt like God was putting his arms around me. I started thinking about the music I grew up on—how inspired it was. Each song I was coming up with began to sound like the style of some favorite artist of mine from the past... Curtis Mayfield and Marvin Gaye, Billie Holliday, the old Chicago soul of The Emotions and the new Chicago vibe of Kanye West... Ice Cube's bumpin' in the trunk vibe and of course, Rick James. It's all in there."[5]

Teena Marie also expressed her appreciation for Faith Evans, saying, "I've always loved Faith and her vocal style. She reminds me of me. Her correlation with Biggie—having a career with him and without him—reminds me of me and Rick James. I feel like she's a younger me. Of the younger ladies, she's the one I love most."

dow, Thursday, 22 March 2018 19:41 (eight months ago) Permalink

my favorite tune from the donald byrd from the F.U.M.L. album is the closer. i listen to it for affirmation at least once a month. and one of the great walking bass lines out there.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7z97XfHVoY

andrew m., Thursday, 22 March 2018 21:47 (eight months ago) Permalink

and some more solar. i am absolutely in love lately with dynasty's "groove control." i think it's perfect in every way.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FgCUq0gdh0M

andrew m., Thursday, 22 March 2018 21:50 (eight months ago) Permalink

davey: i was going to say that i don't think i've ever even heard of state of grace before and then it turns out that lol this one is already on my discogs want list...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HE8ytsuYgHg
State Of Grace - That's When We'll Be Free [Special New Mix] (1982)

and that dr togo song is sick! a nice uh chris rea vibe to that one (not an insult!) :D

i'm surprised to see your screwface at the door (NickB), Thursday, 22 March 2018 22:26 (eight months ago) Permalink

when i was listening to lots of jazz as a teen, donald byrd was always way too slick sounding for me and i never really checked him out, but now every song i hear from him is just super nice, what the hell was i thinking?

i'm surprised to see your screwface at the door (NickB), Thursday, 22 March 2018 22:31 (eight months ago) Permalink

and yes, dynasty have got some good stuff! the one i have is 'i don't wanna be a freak (but i can't help myself)'

i'm surprised to see your screwface at the door (NickB), Thursday, 22 March 2018 22:33 (eight months ago) Permalink

oh nice milk bottle accompaniment on 'groove control'!

i'm surprised to see your screwface at the door (NickB), Thursday, 22 March 2018 22:35 (eight months ago) Permalink

xxxp State of Grace is pretty good huh. I wasn't aware of their other output.

Here's another one I'd picked up recently. Not sure how obvious it is, since my knowledge of the genre isn't really deep, but it's funky as hell. It looks like there are some reasonably priced copies still on Discogs: https://www.discogs.com/Steve-Watson-Born-To-Boogie-My-Little-One/release/7554675

davey, Friday, 23 March 2018 09:18 (eight months ago) Permalink

Oh and another bomb reissue: https://www.discogs.com/Touch%C3%A9-Just-Like-A-Doorknob/release/11079663

I love how strong the vinyl reissue scene has been, lately. My theory is that Discogs is a big positive influence, since it's made it easy to quantify how many people want out-of-print releases.

davey, Friday, 23 March 2018 09:20 (eight months ago) Permalink

when i was listening to lots of jazz as a teen, donald byrd was always way too slick sounding for me and i never really checked him out, but now every song i hear from him is just super nice, what the hell was i thinking?

Pretty much the same path we all eventually follow with jazz-funk mastercuts fodder.

"Minneapolis" (barf) (Eric H.), Friday, 23 March 2018 12:43 (eight months ago) Permalink

Memorably deployed near the climax of Can't Stop the Music.

Uppercase (Eric H.), Thursday, 19 April 2018 19:57 (seven months ago) Permalink

Well, memorable to me in any case.

Uppercase (Eric H.), Thursday, 19 April 2018 19:57 (seven months ago) Permalink

Thanks for that Sex Pistols cover, Paolo! I love it. The original is by the Black Arabs:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZmZ1Z9o73E

ArchCarrier, Friday, 20 April 2018 06:31 (seven months ago) Permalink

Aha, I suspected as much and had been meaning to cross-check, thanks for confirming!

mike t-diva, Friday, 20 April 2018 07:07 (seven months ago) Permalink

In today's post: Carrie Lucas - Dance With You, as liberally sampled by a certain late 90s monster hit. The YouTube doesn't do it full justice compared with the 12", but HOLY SHIT THIS IS SO GREAT.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5BHww8urQGE

mike t-diva, Saturday, 21 April 2018 14:15 (seven months ago) Permalink

Obv introduced to that song via the sample that eclipsed it, but man the original is a barnstormer. Way closer to the on-beat than most disco

Uppercase (Eric H.), Saturday, 21 April 2018 19:36 (seven months ago) Permalink

Yeah that carrie lucas bangs, love that!

i'm surprised to see your screwface at the door (NickB), Saturday, 21 April 2018 19:40 (seven months ago) Permalink

Playlist from last Friday's DJ gig at the bar up the road:

Harold Melvin & The Bluenotes - Wake Up Everybody
Bill Withers - Lovely Day
ned doheny - to prove my love
donald byrd - love has come around
candi staton - when you wake up tomorrow
invisible man's band - all night thing
Norman Connors - Captain Connors
light of the world - pete's crusade
george duke - brazilian love affair
mass production - shante
tower of power - lovin' you is gonna see me thru
charles earland - let the music play
kleeer - it's magic
raul de souza - daisy mae
azymuth - jazz carnival
eddie henderson - prance on
debbie jacobs - high on your love
double exposure - ten percent
grey & hanks - dancin'
herbie mann - hijack
shalamar - right in the socket
d train - you're the one for me
david joseph - you can't hide (your love from me)
loose joints - is it all over my face?
talking heads - I zimbra
narada michael walden - I shoulda loved ya
gene chandler - get down
shalamar - I owe you one
the source ft candi staton - you got the love (original 1986 version)
sister sledge - thinking of you (dimitri from paris remix)
george benson - give me the night
Indeep - Last Night A DJ Saved My Life
queen - another one bites the dust
sugarhill gang - rappers delight
Positive Force - We Got The Funk
Patrice Rushen - Forget Me Nots
Michael Jackson - Off The Wall
players association - turn the music up
bobby thurston - check out the groove
Quincy Jones - Ai No Corrida
chic - le freak (dimitri from paris remix)
marvin gaye - got to give it up (the reflex re-edit)
Freeez - Southern Freeez
odyssey - use it up and wear it out
Sly & The Family Stone - Dance To The Music (John Luongo remix)
gloria gaynor - never can say goodbye
sylvester - you make me feel (mighty real)

mike t-diva, Wednesday, 25 April 2018 09:44 (seven months ago) Permalink

nice! how did it go down? am picturing the ruins still smouldering here

i'm surprised to see your screwface at the door (NickB), Wednesday, 25 April 2018 10:00 (seven months ago) Permalink

The original Source/Candi Staton went down particularly well, as nobody seems to know it; I had a similar reaction with Tony Lee's "Reach Up" a few weeks ago, when people realised it had the vocal from Phats & Small. Looking forward to pulling a similar trick with Carrie Lucas on Friday.

George Duke, D-Train and Players Association were all requests. The D-Train sounded particularly fantastic; I never quite know what's going to sound best on my PA system, until I play it out. On the downside, the Debbie Jacobs didn't sound great, although it plays fine at home.

Sylvester got the most dancers, obviously. But the early-set jazz-funk was much appreciated, too.

mike t-diva, Wednesday, 25 April 2018 10:20 (seven months ago) Permalink

can't argue with the d-train, huge song!

got lucky and picked up this bomb for a couple of quid at the weekend:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5XS1CZV9w4
Tamiko Jones - Can't Live Without Your Love (1979)

i'm surprised to see your screwface at the door (NickB), Wednesday, 25 April 2018 11:05 (seven months ago) Permalink

Great track, I also bought it a couple of months ago.

mike t-diva, Wednesday, 25 April 2018 11:10 (seven months ago) Permalink

Best Night Ever at the bar up the road on Friday; I hit a sweet spot with this sequence, and was rewarded with a packed floor.
Tailgunner - Jimmy McGriff
You And I - Rick James
Can't Live Without Your Love - Tamiko Jones
Everybody Here Must Party - Direct Current, with a flukily spot-on long-running mix into...
R.R. Express - Rose Royce
Backstrokin' - Fatback
Far Beyond - Locksmith
On The One - Cameo
Let's Get Funktified - Boiling Point
Let's Get Serious - Jermaine Jackson
You Got The Love (1986 original version) - The Source & Candi Staton
Going Back To My Roots - Odyssey
Take Me I'm Yours - Mary Clark (I'll play requests when they're as good as this one)
Which Way Is Up - Stargard
Star - Earth Wind & Fire

Dance With You - Carrie Lucas into Streetplayer - Chicago also worked a treat.

mike t-diva, Sunday, 6 May 2018 15:53 (seven months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

Out today on Be With Records

https://www.discogs.com/The-Whispers-Keep-On-Lovin-Me/release/12031106

Such a great video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6aRvVTSC0I

groovypanda, Friday, 25 May 2018 11:56 (six months ago) Permalink

I'm a bit of a boogie dilettante but listening to a few bits recently. I can sort of take or leave Leroy Burgess's voice on this but even so. Damn.

The Fantastic Aleems, Hooked On Your Love 12".

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmvMzqIJRXM

The shard-borne beetle with his drowsy hums (Chinaski), Friday, 25 May 2018 14:08 (six months ago) Permalink

four weeks pass...

Through the letterbox yesterday: Rhyze - Just How Sweet Is Your Love (SAM, 1980). Creamy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pxtNcDPmfy0

mike t-diva, Saturday, 23 June 2018 19:53 (five months ago) Permalink

This is a nice one:
Queen Samantha - 'Singing Hallelujah'
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HITBzKqmt3g

It's the B-side of her cover of 'The Letter'

ArchCarrier, Friday, 29 June 2018 12:52 (five months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

i've had this in my collection for a while

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xy4nrCYMMcM

and just learned it rips off lipps inc., which i'm now convinced is the superior version!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vr69NcmYg3Q

davey, Friday, 3 August 2018 07:22 (four months ago) Permalink

lol i like timecode better

you've heard the original by Ace? nice soft rock eagle-y romp

brimstead, Friday, 3 August 2018 17:48 (four months ago) Permalink

omg, i have heard the original and totally forgot about it. and it's also pretty great

davey, Friday, 3 August 2018 20:52 (four months ago) Permalink

four weeks pass...

Dee Dee Sharp Gamble - Breaking And Entering. (late 1980/early 1981)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZHCOKpVWjM

mike t-diva, Friday, 31 August 2018 10:05 (three months ago) Permalink

courtesy of my now former roommate, funky brewster, who sent it via text message. i miss him lots.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZbdPtRSv-s

davey, Sunday, 2 September 2018 04:37 (three months ago) Permalink

xp track is groovy as hell :)

davey, Sunday, 2 September 2018 04:39 (three months ago) Permalink

cool, bookmarked this thread.

holy moly this tune tho. is there a "songs where there are handclaps after the singer says clap your hands" thread?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RulvW5IqIrg
bileo - you can win

Closed Beta (NotEnough), Sunday, 2 September 2018 14:46 (three months ago) Permalink

From excellent sister thread I Love Deep Cuts--a yard sale treasure:

Another xpost Deep Cuts album mostly, though I think/hope Chic's "I Need Your Love" got a decent amount of airplay. Seems like a Chic album with well-served guest lead vox---Carly Simon at her best! The only track I kinda listen askance at is the closer w Debbie Harry. From the solo debut, and Nile & Nard produced that too, but the CREEM reviewer who liked it was not a Chic fan, so that put me off listening, and it disappeared pretty quickly, so another DC album but here's this---thanks again Discogs!

Various ‎– Soup For One - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Label:
Mirage (2) ‎– WTG 19353
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Compilation
Country:
US
Released:
1982
Genre:
Funk / Soul, Stage & Screen
Style:
Soundtrack, Disco, Funk
Tracklist Hide Credits
A1 –Chic Soup For One 5:33
A2 –Carly Simon Why 4:06
A3 –Teddy Pendergrass Dream Girl 4:08
A4 –Fonzi Thornton I Work For A Livin' 3:31
B1 –Chic I Want Your Love 6:53
B2 –Sister Sledge Let's Go On Vacation 5:08
B3 –Chic Tavern On The Green 2:15
B4 –Deborah Harry Jump, Jump
Written-By – Chris Stein, Deborah Harry
4:02
Credits
Bass, Vocals – Bernard Edwards
Bells [Tubular] – José Rossi*
Drums – Tony Thompson (2)
Engineer – Bill Scheniman, Bob Clearmountain, Scott Litt
Engineer [Assitant] – Barry Bongiovi, Dave "The Rave" Greenberg*, Jason Corsaro, Jeff Hendrickson, Josh Abbey
Guitar – Nile Rodgers
Horns – Edward Daniels*, Meco Monardo, Robert Millikan
Keyboards – Ray Jones*, Rob Sabino
Percussion – Sammy Figueroa
Producer, Written-By, Arranged By, Conductor – Bernard Edwards & Nile Rodgers
Vocals – Alfa Anderson, Diva Gray, Fonzi Thornton, Jocelyn Brown, Luci Martin, Michelle Cobbs, Robin Clark (2)

― dow, Sunday, July 22, 2018

dow, Sunday, 2 September 2018 20:13 (three months ago) Permalink

i'm sure i've posted this a few times but i love this b-side from "bad bad boy" by theo vaness. it's kind of cheaply constructed and really doesn't need to be so long but it BANGS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2LtNlT2SV_k

macropuente (map), Sunday, 2 September 2018 20:20 (three months ago) Permalink

Revelation - Feel It (1980)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9y2JapLMkSQ

mike t-diva, Tuesday, 11 September 2018 14:57 (three months ago) Permalink

oh hell yes

macropuente (map), Wednesday, 12 September 2018 01:29 (three months ago) Permalink

i've been getting reacquainted with how good "music and lights" by imagination is.

fyi the bass playing on that theo vaness track is so killer, it just pours out of whoever's playing it... and i really want to know who it is but i can't find any credits.

macropuente (map), Wednesday, 12 September 2018 01:32 (three months ago) Permalink

and i should say it's not a b-side! it's from a double a side released in 1987

macropuente (map), Wednesday, 12 September 2018 01:33 (three months ago) Permalink

That 1987 release was a re-issue. It was on the B-side of Paradise Garage classic "Sentimentally It's You", released in 1979. I vastly prefer this to "Sentimentally It's You", but would still prefer an instrumental version; Theo's vocals rub me up the wrong way.

mike t-diva, Wednesday, 12 September 2018 09:49 (three months ago) Permalink

I've been told by a friend who goes to "modern" rooms at Northern Soul events that Revelation's "Feel It" often gets an airing. It'll get a first airing from me on Friday night, too - as will Chemise "She Can't Love You" (1982), recommended to me by a regular. This gets better with every play; all those little staccato stabs and squelches really do it for me.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRrTR7hNO-M

mike t-diva, Wednesday, 12 September 2018 09:56 (three months ago) Permalink

^ Love this, especially the way she says, "She can't love you like I dohhhhh"

Josefa, Wednesday, 12 September 2018 13:04 (three months ago) Permalink

could spend a lifetime digging through all the various patrick adams projects. got this one the other week.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07dCMg7En9A

andrew m., Wednesday, 12 September 2018 14:47 (three months ago) Permalink

chemise is the GOAT floor-filler

flopson, Wednesday, 12 September 2018 15:05 (three months ago) Permalink

GOAT....???

mike t-diva, Wednesday, 12 September 2018 15:21 (three months ago) Permalink

Get Out And Tosssssss

I Never Promised You A Hose Harden (Eric H.), Wednesday, 12 September 2018 16:03 (three months ago) Permalink

GOAT was originally released as an abbreviation ca. 2007. It means Greatest Of All Time. ;)

macropuente (map), Wednesday, 12 September 2018 17:48 (three months ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aOl-vTIKzCE
Melody Stewart - Get Down, Get Down (1980)

ArchCarrier, Friday, 14 September 2018 07:30 (three months ago) Permalink

I saw a performance of King Lear last night. Shalamar's "Right in the Socket" takes on a whole new meaning after Gloucester's blinding scene.

ArchCarrier, Saturday, 15 September 2018 08:30 (two months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

Metropole - Miss Mahattan.
An Italian production from spring 1981, although it sounds a good deal more NYC than Italian.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u3s64eEcUMM

mike t-diva, Monday, 1 October 2018 16:52 (two months ago) Permalink

Vera - Take Me To The Bridge (late 1980/early 1981)
The proto-hi-energy intro is a bit misleading, as it settles into a smoother and more satisfying groove thereafter.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oW1L9-GTOTc

mike t-diva, Friday, 5 October 2018 14:11 (two months ago) Permalink

NickB already posted that Vera song itt 6 months ago but damn if it doesn't deserve another few postings here. Such a magical song! Thanks, you two!

Fetchboy, Saturday, 13 October 2018 17:08 (two months ago) Permalink

Ahaha so he did! Well, this is my current new favourite: Jean Carn "If You Wanna Go Back" (1976). I only wish it was longer.

https://youtu.be/wboKA2XpfyM

mike t-diva, Sunday, 14 October 2018 00:23 (two months ago) Permalink

with my first post in this thread, please allow me to say WOWOWOWOWOWOW @ "She's So Divine" upthread

The Troops™ (jamescobo), Thursday, 18 October 2018 18:26 (one month ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QjpELZNsTD4

familiar to everyone I'm sure but it's such a perfect slow groove isn't it

boxedjoy, Saturday, 27 October 2018 10:03 (one month ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

i've been downloading 80s jams all night, getting ready for a gig tomorrow. this is one of my fave rediscoveries in a while. not sure how obvious it is, probably it's pretty obvious heh. but i had forgotten all about it. solo nile rodgers is my kind of throwback to play!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oSCN4WZYU9Y

davey, Sunday, 11 November 2018 10:59 (one month ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

I'm having a good afternoon. These are all from around October 1981.

Arthur Adams - You Got The Floor
This builds from a subdued start, hitting its stride around 1:49, then peaking with a long jazzy instrumental section that eventually closes the track.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wm0e1fTpXo

The Frontline Orchestra - Don't Turn Your Back On Me
More strident and less weedy than Britfunk too often tended to be, and as such deservedly embraced by Knuckles and Levan.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fsr-dymmbKA

Letta Mbulu - Kilimanjaro
Sets out its stall early, then sticks there to pleasing effect.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KI4clrzJZZk

mike t-diva, Sunday, 25 November 2018 16:44 (two weeks ago) Permalink

very enjoyable stuff

niels, Monday, 26 November 2018 14:25 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Just discovered the french version and it's fye
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MdIvdGoLJRU

davey, Thursday, 6 December 2018 08:05 (one week ago) Permalink


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