Jan
28
2015
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Dance The Boxer

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John Conteh – Dance The Boxer

John Conteh is a Light Heavyweight World Champion boxer from GB. He also had celebrity status and everything that came with it: fast cars, heavy partying and yes! studio time to record a kickass disco seven in 1975. His younger brother Mike also put one out two years later called Jump The Gun which isn’t half bad either.

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Jan
28
2015
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Nicht Schummeln, Liebling!

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Chris Doerk und Frank Schöbel – Wenn Wir Wollen, Dann Geht’s Los

Chris Doerk – Die Sonne Kommt Immer Wieder

Two in-my-opinion totally irresistible 1974 DDR tunes aus dem DEFA-film Nicht Schummeln, Liebling! / No Cheating, Darling! It’s a football comedy with highly spirited dance scenes performed by tanned girls in miniskirts and white knee-length vinyl boots and boys who are shirtless or wear funky garage workwear stained with motor oil. Super Atmo, super Laune, super Party, supergeil, Super Urlaub, super Wetter, super Sommer, supergeil!

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Jan
24
2015
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Gypsy Spirit

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Kitschy but catchy tune with all too many words. Thanks to the bounding bass I’ve almost played it out loud. Recorded from a Canadian DJ 45 with thicker labels and longer mixes.

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Jan
23
2015
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Tommy Martin & Ricky Collins

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Tommy Marten & Ricky Collins – Disco Baby

Feel the sheer animal magnetism of Tommy and Ricky, awakens the roaring beast in you, ja? In any case check the tune and slip from disco to schlager and back again.

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Jan
21
2015
0

Space Caravan

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Chris Craft – Space Caravan

The eyes of the envious shall pretend to sleep; but the eyes of the pure and the faithful shall gaze towards the Moons.

“And I will return with numerous Naptha Wah camels, and Z’ab be my guide”.

Thus Yahia Ben and Z’ab and the poets of Anahita journeyed until they came to the Oasis of Malik, where they discovered flowing streams, date-trees, warbling birds, and sweet-smelling substances; and the Oasis appeared like a blessing to enliven the sorrowing heart; and there was much music and dancing and smoking of Haschisch.

– Verses addressed by the Mizar Keita

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Jan
20
2015
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Killing Me Softly

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Harold’s Band – Salome

Glen Burton Experience – Killing Me Softly

The gang’s all here in the first track – Harold is Harold Faltenmeyer from München, backed by his whole posse, meaning Mats Björklund, Pete Bellotte and all the rest from Munich Machine plus Peter Moesser, even. The 1976 tune is yet another kitschy discofication of an evergreen. An acquired taste, certainly, one that takes some experience to get used to. The 2nd cut is more of the sound, this time from the US.

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Jan
14
2015
0

New Guitar

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Santiago – New Guitar

Those funky Germans! This one is from 1974.

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Jan
14
2015
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Dillon’s Downtown

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Dillon’s Downtown

Dillon’s Downtown was an enormous upmarket disco in the corner of West 5th Street and South Grand Avenue in Los Angeles. The venue, a converted hotel with a ballroom and meeting areas, had three floors with slightly different music in each. The main space throbbed with a mix of popular hustle beats, anthemic big-room bass, sleek ’n’ shiny synths, strings, cosmic arps, grand pianos, huge FX and Epic Drama. The crowd was somewhat dressy but they certainly danced. Going up the stairs from the main hall to the smaller rooms you would see people teaching each other the latest moves in the lounges. The too-tired-to-move-anymore were slumped on the carpeting, rubbing their feet or leaning silently against the walls.

Apart from the intro the music in the mix contains big hits played at the club during the second week of June 1978. Check the final track I Wanna Dance by Marathon, an El Bimbo on speed kind of frantic pounder from Pete Bellotte & co. Quite a tune.

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Jan
10
2015
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Emilienne

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Nino Ferrer – Emilienne

Emilienne was based on an already existing novel but no doubt rushed into production in 1974 to cash in on the enormous success of Just Jaeckin’s Emmanuelle. The less lavishly budgeted Guy Casarel film focuses on a concerned-looking forty-something housewife with bourgeous values, her moustachioed sleazebag of a husband and a bisexual hippy chick ready to rock their boat.

The first half of the film proceeds somewhat sluggishly until the director throws in his pièce de resistance, obviously calculated to top the big shocker sequence in Emmanuelle in which a hooker smokes a cigarette with her vagina. Here, Emilienne the housewife, having been introduced to the delights of Sapphic amour, visists a luxurious bordello for lesbians. In a large room a line of completely naked girls are inspected and fingered by chic old dykes in formal outfits in a harshly lit Helmut Newton-style tableau, while Emilienne looks on. Then, one of the prostitutes is ordered to lay down, and a huge Alsatian dog is called by it’s name. What follows is indeed a bit of a jawdropper.

Later on, Emilienne and the husband are stranded on a rainy coast, seeking refuge in the house of an old hag who naturally turns out to be another dyke. Only she has a harem made of blond, decidedly non-model-like women who stare ahead like The Children of The Damned grown up to be rampant lesbians.

In the picture, the Finnish poster for the film.

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Jan
10
2015
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He’s A Man

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Transatlantic Soul Express – I’m A Man

Transatlantic Soul Express – Sunshine Superman

Transatlantic Soul Express – Let’s Get On

So, Macho’s disco version of I’m A Man wasn’t the first one after all. Here’s a Dutch take from 1975 plus two more cuts from the album.

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Jan
09
2015
0

Take Off ’77 Part II

take off 2Crazy Boom Sisters – Take Off ’77 Part 2

Wonder why it doesn’t read 33 rpm + 8% on the label, because then this innocent looking 7″ transforms into a cosmic monster. Apparently models in the picture have found the rare 12″ version.

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Jan
09
2015
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Paranoid

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Rolf Kuhne – Paranoid

Finally this tune becomes listenable, and danceable.

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Jan
06
2015
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Special message to all who are Disco

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Ben Thomas – Sooleymon

Midnight Movers Unltd – Follow The Wind pt 1.

Face it. You’re no saint so indulge to the max in your vices at least once a year. In the evening of 16th of January A.D. 2015, give in to gluttony, lust and greed and celebrate with us all that is excessive, over-the-top and brilliant in the music we love, for hours and hours. Italo, funk, disco and beyond. Rare tracks and anthems. It’ll all be there to really wallow in, from exotic, sophisticated hothouse flowers to indescribable, sick sonic funghi from hell. From deep powerful vocals by mighty Divas to the flimsiest sighs from young girls who look like they’re sixteen but act like they’re twenty-one. No holds barred. Top tunes from a top lineup. The event will be re-broadcast on the 17th in case it’ll all become too much for you – though of course too much of a good thing is the best thing ever.

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Jan
04
2015
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The Fifth Movement

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The Fifth Movement

It was clear Percy Faith’s demonic dance version of “Tubular Bells: The Fifth Movement / The Theme From The Motion Picture The Exorcist” needed relating tracks in front of it for maximum impact, so here’s also some Sky and Birth Control for additional anguish.

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Jan
03
2015
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Raga In Asia Minor

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Cult track from the second Cybotron long play (Australia, 1978).

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Jan
03
2015
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Communications Breakdown

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Driver 67 – Communications Breakdown

Despite the title this one from 1978 sounds like something sequeing smoothly in or out of the Tom Dooley Story cowboy disco outrage posted by Carlo a while back.

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Jan
03
2015
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Mister Disco

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Petula Clark – Mister Disco

Yes, the 1977 track is by THE Petula Clark and no, of course it’s not her posing with Sterling St Jacques, a popular 1970s male model and disco singer himself.

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Jan
03
2015
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Ooh Uggerdoo

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Revolution System – Ooh Uggerdoo

Another 1972 one to play to the besserwissers claiming it all started with Soul Makossa.

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27
2014
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Let Me Love You Tonight

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Vicky Edimo – Let Me Love You Tonight

(1980, Zagora ‎- FR / Mariann ‎- SWE)

Daddy Daft Punk on board, I mean Mr. Vangarde aka Daniel Bangalter is behind this funny production for Victor Edimo. Please don’t say cheesy, it’s a simple song like a marshmallow neither less nor more. And I like it just the way it is… mmm Don’t take it too seriously disco is D.I.S.C.O. SooOo good.

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