Oct
01
2014
2

Wer tanzt Boogie?

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DDR 1980. A young ambitious band releases their first songs along with two other young ambitious bands within the Kleeblatt series on Amiga, where else. The same group should become within a few years one of the most beloved East German Super Combos. Here, the former accompanying text:

In its current form “Familie Silly” has existed since the spring of 1978. Versatile use of keyboards and vocal harmonies characterize the band’s sound, which is based on Funky and Rock. The musicians played before any of these “Phoenix”, the “College Formation”, the Gerd Michaelis Chor as well as in the Horst Krüger Band. “Familie Silly” so far produced 10 tracks for radio. Guest appearances in various European countries, including three times in Romania.

Familie Silly – Tanzt Keiner Boogie

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Dec
06
2008
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From the archives:
Agboju Logun

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Shina Williams & His African Percussionists – Agboju Logun

Something warm for this winter: a great afro beat, funky vibes and exotic vocals.

Originally released in 1984 for the label Earthworks, selected for the compilation “Nigeria 70 The Definitive Story of 1970’S Funky Lagos” in 2001 and more recently for Supersound.

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Oct
01
2014
0

All Seven Inches

With kind permission of Geoffrey LaRue and Bill Spencer from Detroit, here’s a link to their All Seven Inches, a long, hot, powerfully throbbing mix including tracks like Paradise: Flying High In Your Magic, JM Bly & Green Waves: Waterfall, Christopher Laird: Break of Dawn, Ben Norman: Got To Be, Pages: Heartaches & Pain and a load of others. Pure dynamite.

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Oct
01
2014
1

Strasser Kaempfert

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Visit Venus – Strassen Kaempfert

Dj Steve Mak from Hong Kong knows his elegant lounge beats and it was he who brought this smooth Bert Kaempfert-inspired take on Space’s Magic Fly to my attention.

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Oct
01
2014
0

Farfisa 200

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Alexander Katenin – Cappuccino

Alexander Katenin – One Possessed

Music flows warmly like artifical sunlight thru the Farfisa 200 machine into your head. We have two cover versions here, played with that instrument. One Possessed is actually Michael Sembello’s Maniac.

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Sep
30
2014
0

Rhesus O+

rhesusI Visconti – Rhesus O+

Float to enlightenment with the classic of the month (France, 1978).

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Sep
30
2014
2

“Back From Flea Market” 29/09/14

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Various Artists – Back From Flea Market 29/09/14

Tracklisting coming soon.

All past flea market mix-sets are still here.

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Sep
28
2014
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Sep
28
2014
0

Ballerino & Miseria

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Los Campesinos – Ballerino

Los Campesinos – Miseria

Italy 1975. Miseria is a strange version of A Far L’Amore Comincia Tu, the Raffaella Carra tune heard during the party scenes of the excellent and visually extremely luscious La Grande Bellezza (2013) by Paolo Sorrentino, from which the image is from. The a-side Ballerino is the definitive take on Georgie Dann’s Campesino, one of the all-time package holiday disco classics.

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Sep
28
2014
1

Rakastaa

love love me babyAnne – Rakastaa

Borderline stuff here with Jealousy in Finnish.

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Sep
28
2014
0

The Laughing Policeman

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New World Symphony – Theme From The Laughing Policeman

The theme from a San Francisco-set police action film from 1973, the kind they just cannot manage anymore. The recent A Walk Among the Tombstones with Liam Neeson tried it’s best but while not a failure by any means, it still wasn’t bleak, grimy and brutal enough.

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Sep
27
2014
0

The Queen Of Love

233386587658645678768987654Diana Morini – The Queen Of Love

An alternative version of a classic (Italy, 1981).

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Sep
26
2014
2

Aberraciones del Disco

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Aberraciones del Disco

Need some action? Try these, originally recorded for Planeta Modular radio.

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Sep
23
2014
0

Isle Of Lesbos

ghiol-1819186773313636Gerhard Heinz – Isle Of Lesbos (1978)

Previously unreleased soundtrack of the movie “Die Insel der tausend Freuden” and now pressed in limited quantities by Private Records.
The whole OST is really pretty solid.

Note: this specific track does actually only appear for a few very short seconds (!) in the movie, no more.

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Sep
23
2014
3

Tatsia

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Apparently of Finnish origin

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Sep
23
2014
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Sep
23
2014
0

Little Maggie

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Sergio y Estibaliz – Little Maggie

Will Little Maggie get away. Who’s she running from? Unfortunately i don’t have the answer but i really like this Spanish production from the ’79 Beans album by the duo Sergio y Estibaliz. Thanks to Tansing for sharing this with me

 

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Sep
23
2014
0

Gaye Evans & Nitelite

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Gaye Evers & Nitelite – Body Party

Canada 1979. Produced by Pat Desario (The Dogs of War, Bombers, Kebekelektrik, Bob-A-Rela).

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Sep
23
2014
0

Arabian Song

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Eartha Kitt – Arabian Song

The Arabia thing refuses to quit here and now we have Eartha Kitt, the original Catwoman, growling and hissing a flying carpet tune from her 1984 album Where Is My Man. The album was written, composed and arranged by the Belolo/Morali/Ott team behind the Ritchie Family and Village People.

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Sep
22
2014
0

Mad Mountain King

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Apollo 100 – Mad Mountain King

My Grieg-y finale at CC 2014.

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Sep
22
2014
0

More Poncho Pueblo

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Poncho Pueblo – El Bimbo

Surely the grittiest version ever. In the picture, Salvador Dali poses with Potassa De La Fayette, a drag queen scenemaker during the early days of disco in New York where this tune was massive in all it’s permutations.

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