If it works on the road it works on the floor. Co-driver Donyale Luna.
Two sides from Max Berlins, made in France in 1978. Some sources insist Max is Jean Marc Cerrone’s brother but nobody has been able to offer any concrete evidence.
Impossible but apparently true – this adrenaline rocket of pure disco sound that explodes on contact has not been given a proper post here before. A snippet from the medley sequing together hits by the British band The Shadows got included ages ago in a mix, though.
The 7″ from 1977 is easy to get but the full long version combining the two sides only seems to exist inside a “Disco Sound” 3 album box out in in France.
It seems centuries have passed since my last post in this blog. But the disco bug has never left me … and my wallet. Among the records i found this winter, there is one that i think deserves to be posted here. It is a French 7″ of 1980, produced by Jean Lahcene, under the name of Roll-Mops. It contains the songs Cosmic Trip on A-side, and Feeling Dizzy on B-side. But, it’s the second that, i think, deserves more attention. The voice is of Serge Lamy, who in 1982 would have recorded the 7″ containing the song Ça Tourne, a spicy pop funk with latin veins. In short, enjoy!
A hot Bulgarian version of the Santana dancefloor jazz classic, also done extremely well by James Last.
Jazz moves combine African and Celtic dance influences. The basic steps have a showbizzy stylized feel to them.
A JAZZ SQUARE can be done alone or in a group.
1.Step forward on the right or left foot
2.Cross the other foot over the first foot
3.Step back with the first foot
4.Bring the feet side by side.
You need to be able to move the chest and hips if you’re thinking of making an impression. Here’s a good warm-up.
1.Loosen your knees
2.Extend your arms out to the sides
3.Holding your chest and your legs as still as possible, swing your hips from side to side
Another thing to master is the CHASSÉ step.
1.Step one foot forward or to the side
2.Bring up the second foot behind the first foot
3.As you bring up the second foot to join the first one, immediately step off the foot to create a skipping movement across the floor.
As for the rest just improvise with wide arm movements, much snapping of fingers and lotsa attitude.
There has been a few sandstorms on the blog in the past, but this is a pretty direct cover version of the La Bionda song, which i have always been a bit of a sucker for. Vocals here are certainly weaker, but overall an enjoyable little piece of orientalism.
You know how it goes…all parents adore their daughters and will do anything for them. Until the female offspring reaches a certain age. Then they start scouring the hardware stores for locks to put on their rooms and surveillance equipment to prevent those tall, dark and handsome strangers from moving too close. But no matter what mami and daddy do, those children always seem to find a way into the night. *Sigh*
Three more cuts from the 5T album, my personal fave of the month. Tangoul Dragustei is an improved version of Jinny and the Flamboyants “Cumparsita Dance” and check out the other two covers as well – familiar tunes spiked with strong acid.
The one I actually should have submitted. A heroic intro, a mysterious midnight rendez-vous at the Oasis, a camel race to Akaba under the stars, and more in Brazil and ancient Africa.
Italian group Momo Yang is famous for “La Malaguena”.
“Brigitte Bardot” is a flip side of “Salsa Jeans EP”.
This song is a cover version of samba song “Brigitte Bardot” by Jorge Veiga.
Momo Yang’s “Brigitte Bardot” is produced by Vittorio Bacchetta.
He uses the pseudonym “Victor Bach”, who is famous for “Living In Harmony”.
“Nerawareta Shojo” is known as “Targeted Girl” in English.
This song is composed and arranged by Haruomi Hosono, a member of legendary group YMO.
He plays all instruments.
According to the credit, it is programmed by Hideki Matsutake.
The equipments used in this song are real drum(Lynn), MC-4(Roland), Prophet-5 and Emulator.
On Overfitting Disco, this song can be listened in Overfitting Disco 7th Birthday mix by okay_awright.
Paul Martin’s “Le Troublant Témoignage De Paul Martin” is well known as a sampling source of Kza’s “Le Troublant Acid” in Japan.
Paul Martin is also known as Jean-Pierre Castaldi.