Nov
20
2014
0

Witch Queen Of New Orleans

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From the endless catalog of great disco versions of rock classics (South-Africa, 1978).

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Nov
20
2014
0

Soul Machine

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The Team – Soul Machine

Any soul left in your shoes? Better recharge right here. The track is German, made in 1974.

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Nov
17
2014
0

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I hereby like to offer a refund for the lack of a decent Halloween contribution. As Black Dracula has been posted here before, I added the flip slightly pitched down, whose rather unusual instrumentation scores in weirdness.

 

Possession – Black Dracula

Possession – Living and Dancing

 

 

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Nov
16
2014
0

子連れ狼 地獄へ行くぞ!大五郎

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Kunihiko Murai – 子連れ狼 地獄へ行くぞ!大五郎 (Kodure Ookami Jigoku/White Heaven and Hell

Hideaki Sakurai – 子連れ狼 冥府魔道 (Kodure Ookami Maifumando/Baby Cart in the Land of Demons)

More themes from the legendary Lone Wolf & Cub series of films from the early seventies about Ogami Itto, an wandering assassin and his extremely fashionably dressed little son, Daigoro. White Heaven and Hell begins like a Love Unlimited tune, then breaks into a seriously funky club number. Baby Cart in the Land of Demons is a jazzy dancefloor track.

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Nov
15
2014
0

Free Love

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Personal fave from Erotic Discotheque (Brazil, 1978). More free love here.

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Nov
12
2014
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Dancing With Farina

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Piergiorgio Farina – Brigitte Bardot

Piergiorgio Farina from Ferrara, Italy – not to be confused with Giorgio Farina of Discocross – was a violin player, arranger, singer and soundtrack composer whose main claim to fame was performing the theme song for the 1967 western 10,000 dollari per un Massacro / 10 000 Dollars For A Massacre, and composing the score for legendary director Renato Polselli’s elusive Casa dell’amore… la polizia interviene. There was also this record which according to the sleeve notes won something called a “Hollywood Critics Award” in 1977, “presented by Al Pacino and Sammy Davis Jr”. If there really was such a thing as a Hollywood Critics Award, winning one must have been quite a coup for Piergiorgio and his record, realesed by a very minor Italian label.

In any case, this here version of the old warhorse Brigitte Bardot – a big sixties tune glorifying the once Goddess-like French film star who has now become an extreme right wing supporter – gets a great mock-Brazilian groove going and might very well have got Al and Sammy discoing wildly at the after-party for the Hollywood Critics Awards.

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Nov
12
2014
0

A Merry Cub

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Colorado – A Merry Cub

“America!” they screamed in Italy in 1979.

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Nov
11
2014
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African Juice

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Drums and other instruments for your dancing pleasure (Japan, 1979).

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Nov
11
2014
0

Born To Be Wild

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Is 137 bpm fast enough? South African disco version of the cult tune never fails on the floor. The sound effects are quite clearly from a race bike. Maybe a low-revving V-twin wouldn’t mix with frantic disco beat. I saw the movie a few months ago with fresh eyes and it wasn’t that bad for such an icon, easily 2 out of 5.

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Nov
10
2014
0

Gigar

 

Privately pressed 45 from a tiny northern Italy label. No date on the release but late 70s as inferred from the release number, this has the usual catchy “something” related to the wonderful world of failed attempts of turning tracks into synth-driven monsters.
In any case the wtf? tag is pretty much deserved.

Gigar

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Nov
07
2014
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Space 2000

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Yvan Guilini – Space 2000

Great Hammond organ disco from Belgium ’78. It’s from the LP Yvan Guilini vol.2. There’s some other good tracks on this album, but space 2000 is definitely the best. The picture above is the danish answer to Klaus Wunderlich. Ole Erling the king of hammonds. Maybe he did some disco related stuff too..?

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Nov
06
2014
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Der Montag

Ulli Baër – Der Montag edited, check out the bass line!

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Nov
05
2014
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Die Böhmstory

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Max Greger Jr. – Die Böhmstory (1977)

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Nov
05
2014
0

Tony Noble Harem

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Tony Noble Harem – Hurt

A grandiose mor standard once bellowed out by acts like Elvis, Timi Yoro and Ignazio Boschetto gets the 1978 treatment in Italy. See also: Tony Noble Band: House of the Rising Sun.

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Nov
03
2014
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Le Prédicateur

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Jo Alan – Le Prédicateur

A mysterious psyché-disco realese from Belgium by chanteur Jo Alan (real name Jorge Aliane). A Prédicateur is a preacher.

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Nov
02
2014
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Oct
31
2014
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Ritmo Dance

 

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Boncompagni and Ormi – Ritmo Dance

This record was made as a promotion for the Fiat Ritmo car in Italy ’78. It’s even released on a Fiat label. The only relation i have to Boncompagni & Ormi besides this, is from the Bus Connection project and Beryl Cunningham’s Why-O.
Drive the Ritmo!

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Oct
30
2014
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Tom Dooley

A cover version of the Tom Dooley track, an old US standard, in a 70s discofied version coming from Italy. This one starts as a spaghetti western, then turns into a demented cowboys-on-the-loose track, sounding like Sergio Leone meets a drunk Yodel male choir. The result is bad, bad, bad……….therefore absolutely magnifico! Please thank the immense italian maestro Dino Siani with the Verona Folk choir ensemble, for this gem which I’m sure will get stuck in your head and you’ll be humming for days.

Dean Siani Orchestra featuring Verona Folk – Tom Dooley Story

 

 

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Oct
29
2014
0

Bungaloo

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Bungaloo – Viridiana

France 1977. Not a discofied theme of the 1961 Bunuel film Viridiana – voted as the 37th greatest of all time in Sight & Sounds 2012 poll – but still positively quivering with heightened emotions.

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Oct
27
2014
0

Bubble Bubble

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Yan Tregger – Bubble Bubble

How to seduce a mermaid? The obvious choice would be to play this into the ocean. There’s lots of waterproof equipment available just for that. Very experimental piece by Yan Tregger. France ’74

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