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31
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Guajira

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El Cadiz – Guajira

El Cadiz is an alias for the legendary Siegfried Schwab of the “Vampyros Lesbos” fame.

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31
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Disco Invader

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Silver Spectre – Disco Invader

Curious title for a twanging, surf-styled, spaghetti western-ish record from GB.

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Aug
31
2014
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Captagony Nights

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Red Face featuring Claudia Fields – Captagony Nights

Red Face – Red Face Rides Again

Captagon is a middle eastern recreational drug. The track seems to have been made during the recording sessions of Claudia Field’s version of Pastime Paradise – the Stevie Wonder hit – as it’s practically an instrumental of the tune. Red Face Rides Again was made earlier, in 1976.

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Aug
29
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We Love America, We Love China

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How naive can disco lyrics get? These almost take the cake within any genre. The good news is that you are spared for most of them, if you choose to listen to the instrumental version, which is quite nice with its driving bassline, synth, and drum arrangement. But really what it deserves is an edit, to take those last vocals out of the mix and make it even better. I might do it myself when/if i get a better copy, if someone doesn’t get to it before me. Until then, here you go.

Tutti Frutti – We Love America, We Love China (Instrumental)

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Aug
27
2014
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Disco Dick (The Elder)

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Disco Dick (AKA Christian D’Or) has become a household name around these parts by now, mostly because of his catchy nu-disco hit Hot Pants, which Jussi reviewed here. But did you know that he is but the latest in a long line of Dicks, and that there was even a Disco Dick before him? Well, now that particular X-file can finally be opened. The original Disco Dick operated in the LA underworld during the late 1970′s, and while there is no evidence that he actually wore hotpants, he was rumored to be a bit of a nasty character.

Now we are just waiting for the current Disco Dick to hook up with the former, so they can release some new dirt together. In the meantime, you can sample this obscure 1979 detective-disco tune with horror elements, below.

Disco Dick – Disco Dick

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Aug
26
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25
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Kai Warner’s Oriental Express

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Kai Warner has had most exposure among disco fans with his “Fly Butterfly”, and rightfully so. But many are not aware that he released a complete album a few years later, focusing strictly on turkish and middle-eastern themes. Oriental clichés abound here, but that shouldn’t deter you from picking it up – if you can find it – as it includes several good disco tunes.

Kai Warner – Shish-Kebab
Kai Warner – The Belly Dancer

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Aug
25
2014
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O Chico

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There’s no doubt that Antonia had absolutely zero talent (at least at singing), but i still find this 1979 tune highly enjoyable – over-the-top vocals and all.

Antonia – O Chico

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Aug
25
2014
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Disco-Ball

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For a long time I thought this was a disco venture by the legendary Woodstock band. But apparently it was a short-lived German studio project, perhaps somehow trying to capture that ’69 vibe. First time i heard this I thought “Kelly Family does disco?”, but I must admit i was sold instantly. Thanks a lot to Albion for ID and trade with this, some time ago.

Sweetwater – Disco-Ball

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Aug
25
2014
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French Disco Take One

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Sounds a bit like an unreleased take of a Crazy Colour Orchestra record. Thanks to Rutes for the discovery.

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24
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Dream Machine

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The synthesizer pad of the 80s.

Thanks to Discotruper.

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Aug
23
2014
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Die Maschine

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Kraan – Die Maschine

Krautrock monster from 1975 moving like a disco dancer. Play loud for maximum destruction.

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Aug
23
2014
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El Bimbo The Ken Cayre mix

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Georgie Dann – El Bimbo (disco mix)

Both the Bimbo Jet version and this one, the instrumental disco version on Salsoul, were massive all over New York in 1974-75. Ken Cayre was one of the three Cayre brothers who founded the label.

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Aug
23
2014
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Flamenco Salsa

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Charo – Flamenco Salsa

The grooviest from the legendary cuchi-cuchi girl. Not to be confused with her “Salsa” which is great as well but not as hardhitting as this.

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Aug
23
2014
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Tiger Dance

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Kebnekaise – Tiger Dance

Seriously psychoactive beats from Sweden, made in 1976.

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Aug
20
2014
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Radio maintenance

We’re off for a while. We’ll come back later.

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Aug
18
2014
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Monika Herz

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Monika Herz – Mingo

1978 was a very good year for the DDR Star.

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Aug
18
2014
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Wallace Collection

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Wallace Collection – Strings Disco

The Wallace Collection is a prestigious art museum in England. That fact obviously compelled the Belgian makers of this 1981 album to really think about the cover. The music itself is fittingly regal, with grand movements composed according to the sonata principle.

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