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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 (three 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 (three 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 (three 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 (three months ago) Permalink

yr welcome!

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

wonderful thread idea btw

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

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

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

love that cover too

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

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

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

this Demis Roussos edit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gU1wm4uOuow

davey, Sunday, 25 March 2018 10:11 (two months ago) Permalink

Ooh, that's a good one!

ArchCarrier, Sunday, 25 March 2018 21:17 (two months ago) Permalink

This is the opposite of a deep cut, but I've been watching reruns of 1985 TOTP and this boogie banger is always a highlight. Had no idea they were Dutch!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3KyM6rCUOiM

Daniel_Rf, Friday, 30 March 2018 09:40 (two months ago) Permalink

Don't forget to check out the Dutch TopPop channel for much more Mai Tai.

On today's James Hamilton blog he mentions one of my favorite disco covers. Never fails to produce a couple of smiles in my direction whenever I play it in front of a crowd:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6nwa2YtZRGs

ArchCarrier, Friday, 30 March 2018 10:33 (two months ago) Permalink

(Not sure about the grammar in that last sentence but you get the idea...)

ArchCarrier, Friday, 30 March 2018 10:35 (two months ago) Permalink

Oh cool, need to check that out!

Daniel_Rf, Friday, 30 March 2018 13:05 (two months ago) Permalink

Fabulous thread, just saw----this band may have already been mentioned, but can't resist quoting a late great ilxor, as already quoted on Amazon, re Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band s/t debut:

Disco rarely got more musically or lyrically sophisticated than on this self-titled debut album. Long before he took up the role of Kid Creole with the Coconuts, wordsmith August Darnell cushioned small, perfect truths--singer Cory Daye promises to get her "equivalency diploma" in love in "I'll Play the Fool"--in knowingly retro sounds. Stylish, honest, and completely one of a kind. --Rickey Wright
Speaking of Cory Daye, check out her solo album, Cory and Me w Dr B etc. input--the last I heard, she and a bunch of them are still performing together.

Speaking of Africa, don't miss Rough Guide To African Disco, esp, w bonus disc. Disc 1's opening track is weirdly generic, but the rest of it takes disco expectations on a trip.

Ditto this Nicky Siano comp---I'm told he hated the d-word, didn't want it on here, but Soul Jazz insisted---but disco-and-boogie is a handy tag for it---he really likes songs that tell stories that you can/have to dance to:

Siano the Times
Mercury rising as disco evolves out of its prior knowledge
by Don Allred
January 11th, 2005 2:14 PM Issue 02

Blissed-out, but not always totally
photo: Courtesy of Nicky Siano
Nicky Siano's Legendary the Gallery: New York's original disco 1973-1977
Soul Jazz import

In the early '70s, a teenage DJ named Nicky Siano traveled the space-wise
dancefloor of David Mancuso's Loft, before launching his own Gallery. (Gallery
kid Larry Levan later levitated Paradise Garage; he and Siano also worked with disco mystic Arthur Russell.) Despite acid, balloons, and
the food bar, the Gallery wasn't always totally blissed-out. As described in his CD notes, Siano's sound design, influenced by Mancuso's approach, was logically
based on and changing with the rooms and scenes he performed in as the feast
moved around NYC.
The Gallery opened in the summer of '73. Couch-potato arena rock ruled. There and elsewhere, DJs and dancers (especially blacks,
Latinos, gays) were among those, at times closely observed, who chose to carve fresh heat from the vinyl
beast. Spinning out of this disc, the Gallery is mercury still
rising, through crosstown funk, soul, and one gospel
song, personalized: Gloria Spencer proclaims, "I got it! I don't understand it! I got
it!" A jet blasts (like, "Amen!") out of Exuma's "Obeah Man." The Temptations
lay down the "Law of the Land": "You might not like who you are, but you
better start. 'Cause you sure can't be nobody else." But the music rumbles and clatters like a
roulette wheel. Meanwhile, turns out that Bonnie Bramlett's "Crazy 'Bout My
Baby" is crazy like a tambourine and a fox, shaking in wait for that slowhand
dobro.
Loleatta Holloway, Bobby Womack, Bill Withers, the Isleys,
and Undisputed Truth also make the most of prior knowledge and surprise.
Without waiting for the remix: These are original (full-length) LP tracks and
seven-inch singles. Yet great breaks burst out of (and roll through) good
grooves, good songs. Often.
Also see http://www.nickysiano.com/ and http://www.timlawrence.info/.

.

dow, Friday, 30 March 2018 14:55 (two months ago) Permalink

And xgau almost nailed this one:
Midnight Rhythm [Atlantic, 1979]
At last a whole disco album that actually brings off all the disco tricks--exploding out of the speakers, washing over the room, and so forth. The thump of the bass drum never dominates the rhythmic pulse, and the lyrical tag lines avoid the words "dance," "dancer," "dancing," "dancin'," and "disco"--until an orgasmic break (repeated once) that goes "Dancin', dancin', dancin', dancin'." Monofunctional but potent. A-

"almost nailed" because dunno that it was really the first, though obv. he heard more than most people, certainly me, but yeah at the time it was kind of like back when Jefferson Airplane's After Bathing At Baxter's was the first whole acid-rock album I heard that sounded like all those psychedelic posters etc. looked. . Also dunno about "monofunctional," because some of it was good for tripping as well as dancing; I had flashbacks to it when first heard Algiers.

dow, Friday, 30 March 2018 15:07 (two months ago) Permalink

extremely recommend that everyone in this thread follow @garageclassics on twitter; a bot that tweets discogs of paradise garage-era classics twice an hour. insanely high quality curation despite the massive volume. would be better if it were youtube links but whatever; i go every couple weeks and add a few dozen trax to a tidal playlist and jam it all week

rhyze - just how sweet is your love

rome jefferies - good love

five special - why leave us alone

flopson, Saturday, 31 March 2018 22:22 (two months ago) Permalink

Some more great re-issues I just picked up on Juno:

Kleeer - Intimate Connection
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fhXIWjDmkU

Tommy Stewart - Bump & Hustle Music
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=718GGUbH3ho

Donnell Pitman - Love Explosion
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UmNcW8WdxMo

davey, Thursday, 5 April 2018 09:22 (two months ago) Permalink

This is the Kleeer track that got my dancers going last Friday, in the bar up the road - discovered a couple of months ago.

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

mike t-diva, Thursday, 5 April 2018 09:30 (two months ago) Permalink

That Donnell Pitman track's interesting - it's basically Ripple "The Beat Goes On And On" with a vocal plonked on top, but it works....

mike t-diva, Thursday, 5 April 2018 12:54 (two months ago) Permalink

love kleeer. lots of good jams spread among their albums.

andrew m., Thursday, 5 April 2018 15:41 (two months ago) Permalink

that rome jefferies is neat, thanks flopson! hadn't heard it before but greg henderson was already a familiar name cos he also did this classic which recently appeared on the sam records anthology set:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ft8uYVnrzgc
Greg Henderson - Dreamin'

i'm surprised to see your screwface at the door (NickB), Thursday, 5 April 2018 21:07 (two months ago) Permalink

ah i've heard 'intimate connection' before but i forgot about it, haha excellent track! seeeriousss...

i'm surprised to see your screwface at the door (NickB), Thursday, 5 April 2018 21:10 (two months ago) Permalink

i've spammed ilm about this song before but i've been binging on it once again lately...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0y1lgh166rk
Fern Kinney - Groove Me (1979)

starts off as a pretty sweet pop reggae track and then it veers off into outer space about halfway through. so good and pretty easy to find cheap ime. cover of a king floyd southern soul song btw, original is fucking excellent too if you don't know that.

i'm surprised to see your screwface at the door (NickB), Thursday, 5 April 2018 21:15 (two months ago) Permalink

and this is another track off the same fern kinney album as the above

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gaxyQF0jegQ
Fern Kinney - Baby Let Me Kiss You (1979)

bit more of an electronic one but still really spacey and again it's really easy to find the 12" in the UK - it's the b-side of her big hit 'together we are beautiful'

i'm surprised to see your screwface at the door (NickB), Thursday, 5 April 2018 21:18 (two months ago) Permalink

Both of those big staples on the Balearic scene

groovypanda, Friday, 6 April 2018 09:17 (two months ago) Permalink

Early Cameo is SUCH a treasure trove. "It's Serious" is one of my top jams (and I suspect it's the first track to use the "oo-wa oo-wa" chant, swiftly plundered by Michael Zager), almost all of the Secret Omen album is great, and I've just discovered "Cameosis" from 1980.

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9av9tY3vTY

mike t-diva, Friday, 6 April 2018 09:28 (two months ago) Permalink

hooooly shit, more incredible afro disco edits. the flip of this one's great, too, and there are still cheap copies on discogs. i will be snapping one up tonight for sure.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwXJ4OyLpwM

davey, Saturday, 7 April 2018 08:50 (two months ago) Permalink

here's another great discovery for me this week. all 4 tracks are hot on the brazilian tip. someone on discogs is saying that it will be getting another pressing in the next couple weeks. gotta have it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bRPBvCXrzDs

davey, Saturday, 7 April 2018 08:57 (two months ago) Permalink

xp i dig those Cameo tunes. didn't realize what a big band they were.

davey, Saturday, 7 April 2018 09:13 (two months ago) Permalink

that amadou balake is gorgeous!

i'm surprised to see your screwface at the door (NickB), Saturday, 7 April 2018 09:14 (two months ago) Permalink

those cameo boys sound drilled as fuck on those tunes - so tight!

i'm surprised to see your screwface at the door (NickB), Saturday, 7 April 2018 09:17 (two months ago) Permalink

This is my discovery of the week (again thanks to the James Hamilton blog): Debbie Jacobs - 'High on Your Love'.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSKwGJtOs-8

That intro!

ArchCarrier, Monday, 9 April 2018 11:22 (two months ago) Permalink

Ooooh, I missed that, creamy!

mike t-diva, Monday, 9 April 2018 12:59 (two months ago) Permalink

Re: the Kleeer song, I keep hearing "Internet Connection" :)

ArchCarrier, Monday, 9 April 2018 14:52 (two months ago) Permalink

Weird Al needs to get on that right quick.

davey, Monday, 9 April 2018 19:39 (two months ago) Permalink

In today's post: The Invisible Man's Band - All Night Thing (1979)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2MMntuWZ5o4

The band were formerly known as Five Stairsteps, of "O-o-h Child" fame, featuring Keni "Risin' To The Top" Burke and his brothers.

mike t-diva, Thursday, 12 April 2018 13:35 (two months ago) Permalink

my roommate funky brewster just put this on the turntable, ufff:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKqLmiMXja8

davey, Saturday, 14 April 2018 08:17 (two months ago) Permalink

and now this one. dude has expensive taste:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NIZ5suObstA

davey, Saturday, 14 April 2018 08:57 (two months ago) Permalink

Cubie Burke - Down For Double (1982)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKO7BW1mIFU

brimstead, Thursday, 19 April 2018 02:25 (two months ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmkTTE1CAJ8

Anarchy In The UK covered in a disco stylee :D

paolo, Thursday, 19 April 2018 18:19 (two months ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xnx4Ky8v6tg

ArchCarrier, Thursday, 19 April 2018 19:56 (two months ago) Permalink

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

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

Well, memorable to me in any case.

Uppercase (Eric H.), Thursday, 19 April 2018 19:57 (two 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 (two 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 (two 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 (two 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 (two 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 (two 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 (one month 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 (one month 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 (one month 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 (one month ago) Permalink

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

mike t-diva, Wednesday, 25 April 2018 11:10 (one month 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 (one month 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 (four weeks 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 (four weeks 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 (yesterday) Permalink


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