Apr
26
2008
0

No doubt about it

Hot ChocolateNo Doubt About It (1980)

http://fr.youtube.com/watch?v=Rr9fRIIziXY

Here’s a sensual funky space tune with a groovy bassline by this english band formed in the early 70’s. (biography)

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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
22
2008
0

Din-Don

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Some hybrid Italo Funk produced by the talented Maurice Cavalieri, notorious for being one half of the Disco band Firefly and the author of the incredible Spacer Woman.

EVO – Din-Don (1983)

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Apr
21
2008
0

I Need You Tonight

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Punkin Machine – I Need You Tonight (1981)

This tune is produced by J. Cucuzzella (better known for his work with Suzy Q) and written with S. Panzera and G. D’Orazio.

The background of Punkin Machine was more rock, punk and new-wave but they found then another direction with those producers when they release this single and also “Stand Me Up“.

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Apr
19
2008
2

From: Disco To: Disco

Whirlpool ProductionsFrom: Disco To: Disco
http://fr.youtube.com/watch?v=BBsq1tE–1Q

This funny and easy single is on the album “Dense Music” released on Ladomat 2000 in 1996.

Whirlpool Productions is a german trio that recorded 4 albums with no much success except a few singles.

Behind this project a man called Justus Köhncke in between. (more…)

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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
2

Feel Alright

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Komiko – Feel Alright (1982)
(Listen to the full track)

Not much to say about this song except it is a groovy thang! Beautiful soul chant, bassline and a few effects full of funkyness produced by Gary R. Turnier (from Gary’s Gang) and the influent Darryl Payne.

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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
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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
16
2008
5
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
13
2008
0

Volcano & Wind

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Beppe Loda and Francesco Boscolo are back.

I still don’t know if these are brand new records or some kind of unreleased material from the 80s. Anyway, it is as lovely as I was first expecting from the duo (even if my favourite is still Basic, by far).

Egotrya – Volcano (2007)
Egotrya – Wind (B. Loda Version) (2007)

Memory Control One – Counter (B. Loda Elettro Monster Version).mp3 (2007)

As maybe you’ve already noticed, it appears that it’s not the original Egotrya line-up (the one from the 80s) but only Boscolo behind the synthesisers, with a little help from Loda on both sides of the record.

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Apr
11
2008
5

Stranger (In A Strange Land)

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Pamala Stanley & Paul Parker –
Stranger (In A Strange Land)

(Listen to the extended version)

Paul Parker & Pamala Stanley are both succesful in the genre. This single produced by James “Tip” Wirrick was released in 1986 for TSR Records also selected for Paul Parker’s “The Colllection” in 1992.

Can you feel the NRG ?

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Apr
10
2008
2

Kelley Polar

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Kelley Polar Quartet – Parlour Games (2004)

Kelley Polar is a musician with a serious classical background beginning playing violin and composing very young.

He collaborated with the band Metro Area since 2000. Then he released his first EPs with his Quartet from 2002 to 2004 always for the label Environ including this tune on “Rococo EP

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Apr
09
2008
2

Electric Bird

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Georges Vert – Electric Bird (2007)

Available on the “Milky Disco” compilation on Lo Recordings. It’s an instrumental disco, classical, but progressive, deep and soOo trippy ! (more…)

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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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