May
22
2017
0

Everybody’s Talkin’

Sky Crackers – Everybody’s talkin’

1977. The only known disco version of Nilsson’s hit single from the 1969 Midnight Cowboy ost.

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May
21
2017
0

Afeik ir Nueik

Afeik ir Nueik

Afeik ir Nueik means the Awakening of the Senses.

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May
17
2017
0

Gypsy Sky

Another geat record from the cheapo bins. Conducted by french singer/guitar player Alain Labacci, who also appears on Toni Van Duyne’s Cosmic Dancer album. The spanish guitar and my Discos Movieplay pressing initially led me to the conclusion it’s español, however français it is.

Heredia & Co. – Gypsy Sky

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May
17
2017
0

Colour Generator

This bagel has been lounging around for quite some time, but it’s still tender and luscious. Released in ’76, it has all the right ingredients- infectious groove, seraphic voice and oh these Moogs! It won’t break the bank either and gets the deck sharks going.

The Lime & Lemon Co – Colour Generator

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May
14
2017
0

More Cicciolina

Radio Vendetta, you wished! Let’s just pretend, Ilona “Cicciolina” Staller has been a co-host like she pretends “I Was Made For Dancing” (some gents know better)

Ilona Staller – I Was Made For Dancing

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May
13
2017
0

Vetrina Di Hit Parade

Back after a god knows how long offline period with a promise. And a hit. Ofcourse everybody in the multiverse knows it but how about this version by The Droogs (if I remember right)? The tune is taken from Vetrina Di Hit Parade Vol.10 and the sleeve doesn’t offer any artist info. In any case, you know what you should do until your soles glow like mine. It’s saturday!

Dancing

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May
10
2017
0

Gluck Track

Gluck Track – Love Concert

Do we really need another version of Tchaikovsky’s piano concert number one? Yes if it’s this good, if it’s produced By Detto Mariano and if it comes with a triumphant chicken noise intro.

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May
09
2017
0

Thorleifs

Thorleifs – American Generation

Strapping bunch of Swedes take on the Ritchie Family summer classic. As my H1 got low battery this was recorded with the old Iriver for inferior sound quality.

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Apr
29
2017
1

Gruzia: Iveria

Gruzia: Iveria

You must celebrate the 1st of May with the comrade workers of the Soviet Republic of Gruzia. Here’s your flight ticket (one way).
The group is apparently called Iveria. After the rousing, heroic opening number keep dancing to the (un)related music that follows.

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Apr
26
2017
0

Gruppe Loreley

Gruppe Loreley – Loreley

The beautiful Loreley sits on the cliff above the Rhine river in Germany. She combs her golden hair and distracts shipmen with her song, causing them to crash on the rocks. This was documented in Amando de Ossorio’s 1974 film Las Garras de Loreley / Loreley’s Grasp in which the siren was portrayed by the wonderful Helga Line.

The 1977 track has seductive power as well, luring you thru the Munich-style intro into it’s schlager inferno within 35 seconds.

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Apr
20
2017
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Magical Rose

Magical Rose

From Japan with love. Very Costandinos, very romantique.

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Apr
17
2017
0

Party Night at Overfitting Disco

Party Night at Overfitting Disco

Maybe you are like us and been to some clubs and didn’t find them to be your ‘scene’, or maybe you’ve met some friends in the scene and feel like something more intimate? Join us right now!

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Apr
13
2017
0

Fly

Gate Number 7 – Fly

If there is an offical anthem for the mile high club this could be it. To join you need to have sexual intercourse while on board a flying airplane. Of course the mile high is not an offical club as such, it’s something that people bring up after a few drinks: “oh, last weekend flying back from Torremolinos, know what happened? She was a stewardess, too. I quess that makes me a gold member of the club, right?”

There’s also a vocal dinner disco version by Tony Pacino but this is the one to fly with.

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Apr
10
2017
0

Thé a la Menthe

Thé a la Menthe – Tahrala

Thé a la Menthe – Lubanga

Finally some ululation disco! Ululation is shrill high-pitched vocal sound produced by a movement of the tongue, practiced in Morocco and thereabouts and even in parts of Spain. Here the thing is done by three experts with shaved armpits in a setting straight out of a James Bidgood fantasy. Pierre & Gilles and David LaChapelle fans should be pleased too. The b-side is more folk-ish but still rhythmic enough for a quick Guedra, the national dance of Tuaregs and Berbers.
(Want more of Tahrala? Check my latest mix in Soundcloud).

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Apr
08
2017
0

You’re just the same

International Power – You’re just the same

This German Private recording from ’78 sounds and smells exactly as rare as it is. Could have been recorded in one of the guys bedroom or in the garage with a cheap drum kit and a Moog synthesizer. We will never know but we will dance our ass off to it with waving hands in the air!

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Mar
31
2017
0

Introduction

Tom Scherpenzeel – Introduction

It is important that after the guests have been introduced to each other the hostess should undress and disco-dance in a very sexy manner.

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Mar
26
2017
0

Maskeraad

Marju Kuut – Maskeraad

Slow motion Estonian funk classic from the relatively rare Eesti Populaarset Muusikat 2-lp has a perfect blend of sensous soulfulness with hard hitting drums and guitars to please the hip teens on the floor.

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Mar
26
2017
1

Rupert goes to the club

NYC 26.3.1977

Actor Rupert Everett is one of the most prominent British disco queens. In the volume one of his memoirs called Red Carpets and Other Banana Skins – stuffed with gossip about people like Helmut Newton, Julia Roberts and of course Madonna – he writes about his nights at the legendary Paris discothéque Le Sept. According to the author the following took place there in 1976: “And then, when ”Carwash” bean to play, Saint Laurent and Nureyev jumped up and came hand in hand onto the dance floor. They started jiving together, as I wiggled my way towards them and danced for five ecstatic minutes by their side. When the backing girls sang “toot toot beep beep” they raised their hands and wagged their fingers in unison”.

Rupert dear, there’s no such chorus in the Rose Royce classic. You’re thinking of Donna Summer’s Bad Girls. If you who supposedly lived on the dance floors of London, Paris, St Tropez and New York during the late seventies don’t know your 1976 Rose Royce track from your 1979 Donna Summer song, how are we to trust anything you write?

In 1977 Rupert lived in New York and that means more disco coverage in the book. By this time the details are no longer to be trusted, however entertaining the whole thing is. But, according to the club lists published in Vince Aletti’s Disco Files, the sounds above are what he must have been dancing to exactly 40 years ago.

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Mar
18
2017
1

Comme D’Habitude

Jacques Lepage – Comme D’Habitude

Originally a hit for Frank Sinatra as My Way and then for Claude Francois as Comme D’Habitude, this version is a prime example of cocktail disco vintage 1976, complete with masses of strings, a drama vocal and the absolutely essential wooo!!!s from the girl chorus. Several other club versions appeared around the same time to excite or horrify dancers everywhere.

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Mar
16
2017
0

Ca Me Donne Les Idees

Jo Alan – Ca Me Donne Les Idees

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).

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