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starting this so we have a proper thread for one of the GOAT record labels. my knowledge is limited to compilations and retrospective sets so yes i'm looking to get schooled.

i'll start it off with taana gardner favorite, "no frills" 1981:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kdYSmVuc3mQ

I GOT MY DANCIN SHOES ON LET'S GO

get shrunk by this funk. (Austin), Tuesday, 11 January 2022 16:54 (one week ago) link

search:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGfTCEyR75o

bad milk blood robot (sleeve), Tuesday, 11 January 2022 17:13 (one week ago) link

This compilation was my introduction to this stuff, and is amazing:

Larry Levan’s Classic West End Records Remixes Made Famous At The Legendary Paradise Garage

Kim Kimberly, Tuesday, 11 January 2022 17:18 (one week ago) link

oh good thread topic! one of my favourites is the walter gibbons mix of bettye lavette 'doin' the best that i can', this has drums for days:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0LyoOIfi9t0

o shit the sheriff (NickB), Tuesday, 11 January 2022 17:31 (one week ago) link

this is beautiful too:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Sm7ArNDG_4

Kenix ft Bobby Yopungblood - There's Never Been (No One Like You)

o shit the sheriff (NickB), Tuesday, 11 January 2022 17:35 (one week ago) link

err, Bobby Youngblood

o shit the sheriff (NickB), Tuesday, 11 January 2022 17:36 (one week ago) link

I don’t think I’ll ever get bored of DJing Shirley Lites - Heat You Up (Melt You Down).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfpLKAhw1J8

Chewshabadoo, Tuesday, 11 January 2022 17:52 (one week ago) link

Just taking a look at some other ones I have. This is a powerful one:

Pico – Malagueña

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXt9Z1NBjb0

Chewshabadoo, Tuesday, 11 January 2022 18:03 (one week ago) link

There’s something irrisistably smooth about this one, although I prefer the instrumental here:

Al McCall - Hard Times (Instrumental)

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

Chewshabadoo, Tuesday, 11 January 2022 18:09 (one week ago) link

best boogie:

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

Debbie Trusty - Searchin' For Some Lovin'

o shit the sheriff (NickB), Tuesday, 11 January 2022 18:20 (one week ago) link

Another favourite boogie joint with a bit of an electro feel to it:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DO1KoymGxyk

Love Club - Hot Summer Nights

o shit the sheriff (NickB), Tuesday, 11 January 2022 18:33 (one week ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nciARv3vBnE

More Arthur Russell

I am using your worlds, Tuesday, 11 January 2022 18:37 (one week ago) link

^^^ one of my faves

bad milk blood robot (sleeve), Tuesday, 11 January 2022 18:45 (one week ago) link

(only exists as test pressing)

O_O

get shrunk by this funk. (Austin), Tuesday, 11 January 2022 20:04 (one week ago) link


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