Jan
23
2012
0

Dream Express

The Honeybees – Dream Express

Someone I know had not heard this 12″. So in case there are more of you out there here it is, one of the definitive train song classics.

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Jan
16
2012
2

7″ mix


 

Jussi Kantonen – 7-inch Mix

 

The picture says it all: recently posted tracks thrown into a mix, with some new stuff. Titles include Go: Feast Movable, Jean Claude Petit: Congo Rythm, Soul Chonwa, the Hot Blood version of Le Chat, Cathy Lee: You Are The Song, Sam Clarte Orchestra: Soul Party/Sansoo Dancing ( with a quick snatch of Biddu Ork’s Blue Eyed Soul in the end) , Doverman Gang: Buldog (sic), Spinach Power: Funky Disco Princess, Magical Space Ship: Disco Ultra Seven and the vocal version of Bill Butler’s Notteke 79 Movin’. – Note the infuriating, sticky, impossible-to-handle plastic see-thru sleeves of the Japanese sevens.

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Jan
12
2012
0
Jan
12
2012
3

Doverman Gang

Doverman Gang – Buldog

Doverman Gang – Lonesome Soul Dog

Yes, the label does read Doverman Gang not Doberman Gang and Buldog, not Bulldog. The year is 1976 but there’s no info which country these things came from. Obviously they have nothing to do with the film about super-intelligent doberman dogs robbing banks.

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Jan
11
2012
0

Dancing In The Wonderland

Maiya – Dancing In The Wonderland

Japanese Red East label 12″ from 1979. The singer has a great snarling Esther Phillips-style voice.

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Jan
09
2012
3

Drums that changed a world

It’s always interesting to discover nodes where music flow changed its direction, especially when these nodes are the songs. Here are a few of such milestone songs.

“The Love I Lost” of Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes (Philadelphia International Records, 1973) gave to world “Four-on-the-Floor” rhythm pattern.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uN7mQtcLRCs&feature=player_embedded

BTW 2nd pretender to the palm is Temptation’s “Law Of The Land” (Motown, 1973), but actually it has only 4/4 kick drum without hissing open hi-hat.

Certainly I could not miss the song that gifted its own standard rhythm pattern to Hip-Hop. This is fabulous The Soul Searchers’ “Ashley’s Roachclip” (Sussex, 1974). Short drum break on 3:31 and the rest is… 5 pages on whosampled.com.

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Jan
07
2012
1

Any Day Now

Four On The Floor – Any Day Now

A gorgeous, fittingly opulent disco hommage to Burt Bacharach, one of the coolest cats in the universe.

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Jan
06
2012
0

Magical Space Ship

Magical Space Ship – Disco Ultra Seven

Welcome to the Magical Space Ship – all stainless steel and sharkskin plastic interior, heated seats and fire extinquishers in case it gets too hot.

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Jan
06
2012
0

Madleen Needs You

Madleen Kane – Want You Need You Love You

A Madleen curio from 1979.

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Jan
05
2012
0

Soul Wakamisugi

Doctor Nagumo to Silver Headphone – Soul Wakamisugi

A seriously heavy disco hommage to legendary Sumo wrestler Wakamisugi Akiteru (1937 -1983).

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Jan
04
2012
2

Keep On Movin Disco Princess

Spinach Power – Funky Disco Princess
Cosmic Gal – Keep On Movin

Moushiwake arimasen deshita! I am so sorry! I got 2 tracks mixed up in my excitement. Here are the real Funky Disco Princess and Cosmic Gal with her Keep On Movin. Sumimasen deshita!!!

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Jan
04
2012
0

Hey All You Boys And All You Girls

James Last & Rolling Trinity – Hey All You Boys And All You Girls

Despite the ridiculous lyrics about cartoon characters this 1979 tune becomes a compulsive experience.

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Dec
17
2011
0

Akado Suzunosuke

Akado Suzunosuke 1

Akado Suzunosuke 2

Two lush orchestral tracks off the ost of a 1978 anime film.

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Dec
14
2011
0

Headlines

Brian Bennett – Headlines

Fanfaring British library tune from 1978.

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Dec
14
2011
0

Moon Dancer

Peter Morris – Moon Dancer

GB 1978.

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Dec
12
2011
0

Reflection

Reflection – A Woman In Black

Reflection – Hot Summer Night

A typically sensuous Jean Musy production. The 2nd track is more straight ahead disco.

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Dec
12
2011
0

Train Of Love

Mayfair – Train Of Love

Chunky Doobie Brothers-style boogie from 1976. The pressing is German.

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Dec
12
2011
0

Minerva

Minerva & co minimix

Strictly Holiday On Ice-kind of cabaret disco, with showgirls in flashy but not authentic Brazilian costumes, washes of strings, grandiose arrangements. The tracks are Minerva: Carnival In Rio De Janeiro, Rossa Nova: Disco Rio, Wamer Person’s Band: La Chica De Ipanema, Rendezvous: Rendezvous, Chinchilla: Night Fire, Paul Delicato: Cara Mia.

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Dec
05
2011
0

Forever Dancing

Ritchie Family – Forever Dancing

Ritchie Family- La Barbichette

The classic of the month. Have we actually ignored this until now? Forever Dancing is based on the prelude to Charpentier’s hymn Te Deum, also known as bombastic theme of the Eurovision Song Contest. Track numero 2 is the title song of the 1978 Jean Yanne satirical comedy film Je Te Tiens Tu Me Tiens Par La Barbichette.

The film has been available on dvd on and off but it’s not really anything special and geared towards the whole family. No risque costumes or naughty gyrations on display. Still, the Ritchie Family performances are worth witnessing.

What does “La Barbichette” mean? It seems to be a game of sorts. Check Vincent Cassell singing the tune here:

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Dec
05
2011
0

Feel Like Dancing

Adrian Baker – Feel Like Dancing

Apart from the Celso Valli stuff any falsetto voice is normally a no-no. This 1978 British one could pass the test as well, though.

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