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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Mar
07
2017
0

War Dance

Wyoming – Indian War Dance

Supposed to be rock but sounds pretty disco or what.

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Mar
05
2017
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Vas’y Molo

Jean Adamo ‎– Vas’y Molo

Catchy French pop disco 7″.

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Mar
04
2017
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Retour au Adonia

Ose – Retour sur Adonia

Music from exotic far away worlds.

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Mar
01
2017
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Scientologist Goes Disco

Richard Yared – I Like You

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.

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Feb
26
2017
0

Exotic Guide

Spatial & Co – Exotic Guide

If it works on the road it works on the floor. Co-driver Donyale Luna.

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Feb
26
2017
0

Laurindo Almeida

Laurindo Almeida – Copacabana (At The Copa)

A luscious version of the Barry Manilow classic by a Grammy award winning guitarist, originally from Sao Paolo.

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Feb
23
2017
0

Tunnel Of Love

Wavemaker – Tunnel Of Love

Tunnel of love in the winter. Located on the railway from Klevan to Orzhiv in Ukraine.

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Feb
22
2017
0

Plastic Stars

Cinema – Plastic Stars

There’s only one question you need to ask yourself before playing a record: Does this track bring people closer to Disco?

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Feb
18
2017
0

Shadows in a Disco

Superguitar – Shadows in a Disco

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.

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Feb
08
2017
0

Mr Curry

Wasa Express – Mr Curry

Tasty stuff from a Swedish rock band more well known with “Get Up”.

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Feb
06
2017
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Tangoul Dragustei

5T – Tangoul Dragustei

Doar Noi Doi

Vei Fi Mereu Mai Drag

Three more cuts from the 5T album, my personal fave of the month. Tangoul Dragustei is an improved version of Jinny and the Flamboyants “Cumparsita Dance” and check out the other two covers as well – familiar tunes spiked with strong acid.

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Feb
04
2017
0

The Alternative BDay Mix

Jussi – The Alternative 9th Birthday Mix

The one I actually should have submitted. A heroic intro, a mysterious midnight rendez-vous at the Oasis, a camel race to Akaba under the stars, and more in Brazil and ancient Africa.

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Feb
03
2017
0

Brigitte Bardot

Italian group Momo Yang is famous for  “La Malaguena”.

“Brigitte Bardot” is a flip side of “Salsa Jeans EP”.

This song is a cover version of samba song “Brigitte Bardot” by Jorge Veiga.

Momo Yang’s “Brigitte Bardot” is produced by Vittorio Bacchetta.

He uses the pseudonym “Victor Bach”, who is famous for “Living In Harmony”.

Momo Yang – Brigitte Bardot

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Feb
03
2017
0

Viata E Lumina

5T – Viata E Lumina

Romanian girls take on the Don Ray track.

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