May
08
2008
6

Devil’s Gun

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C.J. & Co – Devil’s Gun (1977)

C.J. & Company made their biggest hit with this first single released on Atlantic or Westbound and very well produced by the duo Dennis Coffey and Mike Theodore.
Warning! their soul is possessed…

More recently Maelstrom did an edit released on SolardiscoEdits EP#1“.

Maelstrom – Devilish Fun (2008)

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May
08
2008
3

My Other Voice

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A moody and ethereal production by Giorgio Moroder, it also features a great backing choir. The vocal part is quite irritating though.

Sparks – My Other Voice (1979)

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May
07
2008
2

The End

10945790_gal.jpg These are two remarkable Disco remakes of John Carpenter‘s original soundtrack for Assault On Precinct 13

Although they were not the work of the master (but of Ralf Henning, a composer specialised in the adaptation of successful OSTs to the dancefloor), the two versions in preview were first released under Carpenter’s own name in 1982.
I don’t know whether J. Carpenter gave his approval and this is actually a complete different story.

The Splash Band – The End (Disco Version) (1984)

The Splash Band – The End (Sound Version) (1984)
(The track name comes from the German title of the movie: Das Ende.)

For comparison purpose, the original score from 1976:

John Carpenter – Assault On Precinct 13 Main theme

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May
05
2008
1

Stress

Justice – Stress – album: † (Cross) – 2007

Video clip directed by Romain-Gavras (Kourtrajmé Prod°) that should be sooner or later removed by the censorship for its violent content so watch out now!
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May
02
2008
1

Cosmic Wind

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Mike Theodore Orchestra – Cosmic Wind
(Listen complete)

This Orchestra was led by the influent producer Mike Theodore who had already known the succes with the guitarist Dennis Coffey with C.J. & Co. ‘s big hits
(more in videos).

His solo first LP “Cosmic Wind” was released in 1977 for Westbound. Very trippy tunes mostly instrumentals.

Mike Theodore Orchestra – The Bull ‘El Tore’
(Listen complete)

Mike Theodore Orchestra – High On Mad Mountain
(Listen complete)

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May
01
2008
0

Spacer

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“He’s… A spay-ay-cer. A star… Chay-ser”

Sheila & B. Devotion – Spacer (1979)

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Apr
29
2008
3
Apr
26
2008
2

Disco Juice

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Cloud One – Disco Juice
(Listen to the full track)

Cloud One was formed in N.Y.C. in the 70’s by Patrick Adams. Before that he had worked for many soul, funk and disco projects like Universal Robot Band (related posts).

First LP “Atmosphere Strut” was released in 1976 with Peter Brown‘s collaboration for their own label P&P.

This music sounds beautiful to me with its synth melodies, voices and cool rhythms.

Another LP “Funky Disco Tracks Of Cloud One” was released after for Queen Constance including singles like “Happy Music“.

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Apr
22
2008
7

Last selection

Here’s my selection of my some favs tunes along these days:

Q Lazarus – Goodbye Horses

Brian Auger – Night Train To Nowhere (Cosmic Club Mastercuts)

Al Usher – Here Today

Al Usher – Gnanfou

Droids – Shanti Dance

Peter Visti – Heaven Is A Disco

Peter Visti – Fighting James

Methusalem – Robotism

JJ Cale – Ride me High (Joakim edit)

Amplified Orchestra, here we come back again with some other obsucre records of disco tracks: another great selection of very rare ones.

Amplified Orchestra – Satellites Are Spinning

Amplified Orchestra – Zweap

Amplified Orchestra – Moon Voyage

Amplified Orchestra – Cosmic Fire

Amplified Orchestra – Psycho Killer

Phreek Plus One are influenced by some Old-Disco, typhoon, Cosmic disco nites-life and Italian clubs of the 70s (Baia Degli Angeli for example) and 80s., for an all nite long party:

Phreek Plus One – New York Dolls

Phreek Plus One – I love you

Phreek Plus One – Bikini

Selfmade Millionaire has returned with 2 another gems:

Selfmade Millionaire – Get Down Boogie Woman

Selfmade Millionaire – Got Funk & Soul

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Apr
22
2008
5

Automatic Lover

Dee D. JacksonAutomatic Lover (1977)
http://fr.youtube.com/watch?v=bTFCwKvlKZo

This is D.D.‘s second single and first excerpt from her first album “Cosmic Curve” released in 1978 on french label Carrere.

The english disco singer became universally famous thanks to this big hit. (biography on a fansite)

A few covers each in a different range of style:

Sylvia – Automatic Lover (1978)
Key Motion – Automatic Love (1993)
Jay Jay Johanson – Automatic Lover (Michal Mix) (2002)

And speaking about lovers… what about this:

Sylvia Love – Extraterrestrial Lover (1979)
(listen full track / related post)

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Apr
18
2008
0

Black Holes

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I wonder if Stephen Hawking has ever listened to some Space Disco. Amanda Lear could have taught him a couple of quantum tricks for sure.

Amanda Lear – Black Holes (1978)

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Apr
18
2008
4

Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood

Santa EsmeraldaDon’t Let Me Be Misunderstood

http://fr.youtube.com/watch?v=WrOfBRblGec

Santa Esmeralda is a band led by the american singer and saxophonist Leroy Gomez. (biography)

They made a fusion between the genres pop, rock and disco with latin influences. Best known for their rock classics’ covers in 1977 like this originally by The Animals or the following.. (more…)

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Apr
17
2008
1
Apr
17
2008
2

Asha Puthli

asha.jpg Undoubtedly she has a voice that can give you a thrill, anytime.
It can be deep or ethereal at times, the unchanging factor is that her high-pitched voice is always soulful.

Here is a small collection of Asha Puthli‘s songs, mostly picked up from her excellent album (they all are): The Devil Is Loose

Asha Puthli – 1001 Nights Of Love (1979)
Asha Puthli – Say Yes (1976)
Asha Puthli – The Devil Is Loose (1976)
Asha Puthli – My Buddy And Me (1976)
Asha Puthli – Space Talk (1976)

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Apr
14
2008
3

Superman

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Strings and flangers: the ultimate combination. Another very fine tune from the great period of Disco.

Celi Bee & The Buzzy Bunch – Superman (1977)

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Apr
08
2008
2

Mischief

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French Kiss – Mischief (1979)

Disco Delivery has a pretty interesting backstory regarding the author.

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Apr
07
2008
11

Disco Alien

nostromo.jpg A Disco cash-in version of the Jerry Goldsmith‘s original score.
Released the same year as the movie, in 1979.

The long and creepy soundscapes have been removed in favour of plain 4/4 beats. Not memorable but somewhat fun (in a sense).

Nostromo – Alien
Nostromo – Around The World In 80 Seconds

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Apr
06
2008
1

Extraterrestrial Lover

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Recently dug out and promoted by Blackberrie (who inadvertently forgot to post it up here ?) and it’s actually pretty good, she’s right.

Sylvia Love – Extraterrestrial Lover (1979)
Sylvia Love – Instant Love (1979)

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Apr
05
2008
1
Mar
30
2008
0

Amityville

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Lalo Schifrin has composed the score of the original movie “The Amityville Horror“. The soundtrack released on Casablanca Records included a disco remake of the theme with a full re-orchestration and the same disturbing voices.

Lalo Schifrin – Amityville Frenzy (1979)

 

(Listen to the original main theme)

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