Lil Louis, S/D

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I just bought the 12" of "Club Lonely" and its amazing, I've had the "French Kiss" 12" for awhile and I want to know what other amazing music I've missed out on ... help me find some kickass singles.

djdee2005, Friday, 20 August 2004 06:09 (sixteen years ago) link

"Club Lonely" is gorgeous.

I'm super-partial to the Kenlou 12" remix of "Saved My Life." At least the first three minutes. But the original version is great, kind of dictionary-definition uplifting.

Rich, Friday, 20 August 2004 06:14 (sixteen years ago) link

I'm only familiar with the stuff from the L'il Louis and the World album ...
but man, "Blackout" and "I Called U" still get me in a tizzy. Never mind "air guitar" ... when I hear those tracks I start "air preaching". I get way too worked up.
Sorry if I'm not telling you anything new.

Barry Bruner (Barry Bruner), Friday, 20 August 2004 06:16 (sixteen years ago) link

The saxophones on Club Lonely...so satisfying.

Every couple months I come across one song that I become absolutely obsessed with...the last one was Nick Straker Band's "A Little Bit of Jazz." This song is better, perhaps.

djdee2005, Friday, 20 August 2004 06:30 (sixteen years ago) link

I'm just getting over Luther Vandross' "Are You Using Me" that's on Masters at Work's In the House compilation. Satisfying horns there, too.

Rich, Friday, 20 August 2004 06:34 (sixteen years ago) link

"Saved My Life" and "I Called U"... oh, oh, oh, OOOOH.

mike t-diva (mike t-diva), Friday, 20 August 2004 09:05 (sixteen years ago) link

"I'm just getting over Luther Vandross' "Are You Using Me" that's on Masters at Work's In the House compilation. Satisfying horns there, too. "

Isn't that Little Louie Vega? Not the same guy. (No disrespect - MAW are awesome.)

Anyway, djdee, if you can get "I Called U" on 12" vinyl, the narrative and conversations are expanded across 3 cuts - fantastic stuff.

Tantrum The Cat (Tantrum The Cat), Friday, 20 August 2004 17:14 (sixteen years ago) link

Oh yeah...the Luther nod was apropos only of dee's comment about becoming obsessed with a single track. I was just stating my most recent example, not talkin good Lil' Louis (who's so clearly Chicago, anyway).

But seriously, check that shit out. It blends perfectly with "Wonderful Person," too (surprise, surprise, but a good blend is a good blend).

Rich, Friday, 20 August 2004 17:47 (sixteen years ago) link

"Oh yeah...the Luther nod was apropos only of dee's comment about becoming obsessed with a single track. I was just stating my most recent example, not talkin good Lil' Louis (who's so clearly Chicago, anyway). "

Ah. I get you now! On a similar note, I'm REALLY digging Phoenix's "If I Ever Feel Better". I missed the boat on Phoenix when they came out, but this song is just perfect to me - I found it via the new Orland Oye DJ Kicks compilation.

Tantrum The Cat (Tantrum The Cat), Friday, 20 August 2004 18:09 (sixteen years ago) link

I hope you're listening to the album (i.e. not-interrupted-by-Erlend) version.

Rich, Friday, 20 August 2004 18:24 (sixteen years ago) link

"I hope you're listening to the album (i.e. not-interrupted-by-Erlend) version. "

Actually, I DL'ed the album mix after purchasing the DJ Kicks disc, with plans to get the Phoenix record when I have a bit of extra cash.

I didn't mind Erlend's vocal harmony, but I wish they he'd mixed out instead of slamming into the next record - the string outro on the album version is beautiful and exactly what the song needs at that point.

Do you have the Erlend comp? It's my new favourite CD.

Tantrum The Cat (Tantrum The Cat), Friday, 20 August 2004 18:28 (sixteen years ago) link

Yeah, the Erlend disc is nice (I'm sure it's been discussed a lot here). Hate the Avenue D track, though, and as you touched on, not all the mixing is satisfying, but it's a sturdy comp. I'm in total house mode now, though, so I haven't listened to it in while.

Rich, Friday, 20 August 2004 18:51 (sixteen years ago) link

needing more tracks here! I've only got a couple to track down, he's gotta have more than this, right? I overheard a guy who works at gramaphone talking about how LL was his favorite producer.

djdee2005, Saturday, 21 August 2004 08:17 (sixteen years ago) link

I'd completely forgotten about 'I Called U' - I have it on 7" somewhere!

'Blackout' is completely amazing and scary (I think it's on the B-side?).

Alba (Alba), Saturday, 21 August 2004 10:12 (sixteen years ago) link

he was capable of some of the sexiest most beautiful house music, as well as some of the most avant-garde banging techno. Stuff like Video Clash and War Games are totally bizarre. I have like, 4 or 5 pressings of French Kiss on different labels with different mixes and b-sides. The I Called U 12" is just amazing, The Conversation has been mentioned and But U Went to the Party is one of the funniest, weirdest things ever pressed on vinyl. The flipside features the totally cool The Story Continues, which has spoken parts about relationships, and Why'd U Fall, which is also really cool.

He worked with Marshall Jefferson on 7 Ways to Jack and one website says he may have co-produced The House Music Anthem.

He was also an incredible DJ, there are some mixes on http://www.deephousepage.com

Dan Selzer (Dan Selzer), Saturday, 21 August 2004 13:55 (sixteen years ago) link

Last night I went to hear Byron Stingily, Kenny Bobien, and Marshall Jefferson!!!!!!!!!!

Tantrum The Cat (Tantrum The Cat), Saturday, 21 August 2004 14:17 (sixteen years ago) link

whoa, did they do "that's the way love goes"???

Tracer Hand (tracerhand), Saturday, 21 August 2004 14:49 (sixteen years ago) link

'whoa, did they do "that's the way love goes"??? '

You mean "That's The Way Love Is"??? No, but Byron did sing "Devotion". Kenny and Byron were fucking stellar. Marshall did not perform but spun a wicked DJ set with a ton of classics.

Great crowd - people from all walks of life, including this group of thirtysomething black guys and their girlfriends who were amused by this weird little white dude (that would be me) who knew all the words to these classic house tunes. First I got funny looks, then I got high fives. A good night made all the more significant by the fact that I'd been feeling shitty and angsty all week.

Tantrum The Cat (Tantrum The Cat), Saturday, 21 August 2004 15:01 (sixteen years ago) link

"do u luv me"

Ronan (Ronan), Saturday, 21 August 2004 15:28 (sixteen years ago) link

What chicago people (and non-chicago people with nothing to do) are going to see Frankie Knuckles in Grant Park this wed.?! Its gonna be a hot party.

djdee2005, Saturday, 21 August 2004 18:14 (sixteen years ago) link

four years pass...

new lil louis album out: http://www.traxsource.com/index.php?act=show&fc=tpage&cr=titles&cv=31709

two discs split, as usual, between r&b and dance sides. each song is about a former lover, i think?! has anyone heard it yet?

elan, Thursday, 12 March 2009 02:53 (twelve years ago) link

this djdee2005 sounded like a real straight shooter

ridin down the yellow brick road in the yellow 6-4 (deej), Thursday, 12 March 2009 02:59 (twelve years ago) link

I NEED A NEW DANCE BEAT

dan selzer, Thursday, 12 March 2009 03:32 (twelve years ago) link

'7 days of peace' / 'wargames' 12" is a fine thing.

resident advice whore (haitch), Thursday, 12 March 2009 03:58 (twelve years ago) link

they used to laugh at me...

elan, Thursday, 12 March 2009 05:41 (twelve years ago) link

I just got the French Kiss/New York/War Games/Jupiter 12" today, what a record. I love Lil Louis' shit, he is the man.

pipecock, Thursday, 12 March 2009 07:52 (twelve years ago) link

you just got that today? isn't that record like 20 years old?

rio (r1o natsume), Thursday, 12 March 2009 16:01 (twelve years ago) link

Surprisingly for a record that's on an underground label and has been out of print for ages, it isn't widely available. Asshat.

pipecock, Thursday, 12 March 2009 21:31 (twelve years ago) link

eight months pass...

this is SO good
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wgSZrT1S33E
need to find more house if its like this
reminds me of wileys ice rink

titchy (titchyschneiderMk2), Thursday, 19 November 2009 10:47 (eleven years ago) link

two years pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEOTwvJZ8cc

money (admrl), Wednesday, 11 April 2012 15:21 (nine years ago) link

seven months pass...

Ouch

http://www.whoislillouis.com/

groovypanda, Thursday, 29 November 2012 09:38 (eight years ago) link

damn

these bitches is my sons and i make dad jokes (The Reverend), Thursday, 29 November 2012 10:12 (eight years ago) link

two years pass...

pranksters are the worst people

lex pretend, Tuesday, 27 January 2015 10:35 (six years ago) link

dunno if it was a prank or if they were just showing off their new kit and didn't engage their brain before they did it. awful outcome either way though obviously

why you gotta be so rmde (NickB), Tuesday, 27 January 2015 10:41 (six years ago) link

Whoever did it is an artist or DJ manager, if he's genuinely ended his career then that's a lot of lost earnings he can take him for.

Matt DC, Tuesday, 27 January 2015 11:04 (six years ago) link

jesus fuck

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Friday, 30 January 2015 12:20 (six years ago) link

hope he gets well again somehow.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2GZ1u01zB0

piscesx, Friday, 30 January 2015 12:32 (six years ago) link

one year passes...

He's having a gig in here in August, so it seems the hearing loss didn't end his career, thankfully! I was thinking of going here, has anyone heard him spin lately?

Tuomas, Thursday, 2 June 2016 11:19 (five years ago) link

five years pass...

pic.twitter.com/YZmlDOBGaE

— DAVE QUAM (@revdrquam) June 8, 2021

the mai tai quinn (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 8 June 2021 23:38 (one week ago) link


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