Jul
19
2010
2

I Love You Maestro

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Patucchi’s Orchestra – I Love You Maestro

Obscure Cam-label realese from Daniele Patucchi, an Italian loungemeister/soundtrack guru.

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Jul
16
2010
2
Jul
14
2010
0

Woman

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Junior Byron – Woman (1983)
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Cheap SID-like arpeggios do always sound great to me. Does anyone know which chip was used?

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Jul
14
2010
4

Ali Baba

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Pappy’ion – 1001 Nights (Ali Baba) (1979)

If you can skip all the Euro-pop segments then it’s pretty decent IMO. I’ve looked for an instrumental version only but to no avail.

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Jul
13
2010
4

The Cost Of Living

It sounded like a promising idea, but in the end I don’t know. Anyway, running the webradio costs some heavy money so it may help a tad.

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T-shirts sporting seminal Disco record label logotypes from Europe are now for sell

- these are long dead and buried record labels so no copyright should be infringed anyway, but I may be wrong: protected artworks will be quickly removed on request.

For every bought shirt, 4€ are collected and will help covering the costs of the webradio.

At the moment, are featured:

  • Memory Records
  • Ciao (the promo marquee)
  • Squish Records
  • Zanza
  • Derby
  • Crash Records
  • Hansa International
  • Banana Records
  • Melba Disques
  • Crocos Records
  • Dischi Recordi
  • Tempesti
  • Isadora
  • Savoir Faire records
  • Real Music
  • Rifi Recordings
  • Baby Records
  • Alfa Record Kabushiki Gaisha
  • Ibis Records
  • Discomagic
  • Sensation Records
  • Sauce Internacional
  • Compagnia Generale Del Disco

Tell me if you’d like other labels to be added in the short term.

NEW: bands/artist/record artworks

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  • Charlie
  • El Tigre
  • Claudja Barry
  • Black Devil Disco Club
  • Silver Convention
  • Steel Cream
  • Skyline
  • Patrizia Pellegrino
  • Love Robot
  • Enterprise
  • Lucio Battisti
  • Computer

If it sounds fun, then head over here.

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Jul
13
2010
3

Return To Paradise

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Tonet – Quarta Specie

Friday the 16th, show yourself @ Zero/Nolla, Helsinki. 21-04.

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Jul
13
2010
0

The Beat Goes On

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J. Joyce & Co – The Beat Goes On

J. Joyce & Co – Friday On My Mind

France 1978. Two sixties pop tracks improved by J-P Massiera & Co.

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Jul
12
2010
7

The 2nd birthday of “Mister Italo”

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Friends of the good old Italo. For those who couldn’t tune in on the second of July because of the FIFA-Worldcup, the hot wheather or whatever: Here is the file of our “Best of Mister Italo”-mix. Only the very best – in our opinion – of this wonderful genre.  Think you know all the tracks.

The Robot Scientists – Mister Italo Special – 2nd Birthday

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Jul
12
2010
1

Roy Pisanelli – Playback

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Another Ciao Records catalogue hidden gem from 1979: a vocal disco stomper of the highest order!

If you search for this on YouTube, take care: you could come across Roy Pisanelli in person dancing on a very trendy – at the time – “multiply effect”. Ah, and notice that the b side *has* the lovely instrumental version…..

Roy Pisanelli – Playback

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Jul
12
2010
1

Logic Pitched

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Logic System – Automatic Collect pitched

Spinned at 45 rpm, pitched down. Japan 1981.

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Jul
12
2010
11

Raffaella Carrà – Black Cat

The enormous Raffaella in yet another disco masterpiece from 1978 written by Gianni Boncompagni. Watch the video to see how Raffaella has been enormously influential in Italy (and not only)

“Watch out/Don’t make a sound/Danger’s around/Black cat”.

Raffaella Carrà – Black Cat

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Jul
12
2010
2

Puente de Colores

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Pedro Marin – Puente de Colores

whoa, Hombres, check the hat! Pedro’s been big in Spain since 1979 when this track was made.

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Jul
11
2010
1

Love Queen Boogie

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Nonchalance – Love Queen Boogie

GB 1979. A personal favourite. Who needs madonnas or rihannas when there’s stuff like THIS around?

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Jul
11
2010
0

The House Of The Rising Sun

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Yngwe Forsell’s Orkester – The House of the Rising Sun

Dirty 1976 accidental disco version from Sweden. In the picture, actress Christina Lindberg in “Thriller – En Grym Film/They Call Her One-Eye”, first banned and then cut for 20 minutes in Sweden in 1974. The best film to come out of there, ever. Christina stars as a one-eyed one woman revenge squad, blowing pimps and other lowlifes away in ultra-graphic slo-mo detail. If you don’t own the dvd you have no business of having eyes.

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Jul
10
2010
2

Funky Jungle

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Black Gorilla – Funky Jungle (1976)

Friendly tip: If the record is priced too high (and it currently is) then either try to find Sweet Promise – Funky Jungle or El Currante – Jungle Fever, it’s the same track except that fewer people care about these two latter bands.

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Jul
10
2010
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Jul
10
2010
3

Just A Tease

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Coincidence – Just A Tease

France 1978

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Jul
10
2010
1
Jul
09
2010
0

Galaxy

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Laser – Galaxy

From the 1979 German lp, often unjustly overlooked in favour of the name track and “His Name Is Charly”.

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Jul
09
2010
0

Hit Machine

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585 Band – Hit Machine

For something smooth and sexy, a cool voice over Vince Montana-esque strings. Japan 1976.

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