Une énergie folle et bouillonante qui gronde et fait vibrer votre corps, very big last weekend at Angora Bar in Paris (in the eternally cool Bastille area).
Was it an accident or did she deliberately choose death? With references to “alcohol” and “la mort” this 1983 track is very serious in any case. The flip is more lightweight, seemingly focusing on events before the tragedy.
Among the names credited on the sleeve is Bernard Torelli.
Cute French Space Disco. It is fun just to imagine that Rah Band plays for pre-adolescent children. This Production’s name is “Corporation Robotique Internationale”. What a nice name!
In the beginning, I love Mina because Pino Presti (LOVE!) wrote many songs to her. As I kept collecting Mina’s records, I came to know that Mina has many good Disco songs. “Capisco” is included in her LP “Kyrie” and EP “Buonanotte, Buonanotte”. Mina is popular even in Japan. But her late 70s and 80s works is not more popular than her 60s works. “Capisco” is written by Massimiliano Pani, who is a son of Mina and film actor Corrado Pani. I am addicted to this sticky beat.
This track is off the Success album by Richard Yared, recorded as a hommage to L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of Scientology.
How to start to gradually free your immortal alien soul – the Thetan – from the empty shell that is your body on earth? The first steps are a series of tests with an E-Meter, an invaluable aid to measuring your mental state. These are followed by the offical Purification Rundown detoxification processes at one of the countless Churches and Missions around the world. After a contribution of approximately 250 000 American dollars you can then aim at the highest Thetan levels, offered at Scientology’s Advanced Organizations at Los Angeles, Sydney, East Grinstead and Copenhagen, for actual immortality and dancing in outer space with Tom Cruise, Isaac Hayes, John Travolta, Juliette Lewis and the fabulous Priscilla Presley! Having possibly been subjected to beatings, forced abortions and rape are by that time all forgotten, of course.
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.