Apr
24
2014
0

Funky Nassau

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The Beginning of the End – Funky Nassau

Timeless classic from 1971. – Is he singing about Nassau, New York or Nassau, the Bahamas? No matter, they got Miniskirts, Maxiskirts and Afro Hairdos in both.

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Apr
23
2014
1

Baboo Baboon

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Big Baboon Band – Baboo Baboon

1976 was a big year for furry disco (dogs, gorillas, cats, chats etc). This one got pressed in Spain, Italy and Germany.

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Apr
22
2014
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I Love You

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Bappi Lahiri – I Love You

Bollywood, 1977.

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Apr
21
2014
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Santamaria De Portugal

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Albatros ‎– Santamaria De Portugal

Nice tune from the Italian Albatros guys. Very cool arpeggio driven synths floating in between the drums, chants and horns. Maybe not as good as the stop stop violence that came out a year before this, but i definitely think it belongs in the archive

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Apr
20
2014
4

Disco Guitars

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LeBaron Disco-Go – Disco Guitars

Anita – Lady Bump

Track one is the elusive LeBaron track missing from the database until now, made in Finland in 1980.

Track two confirms that Anita made a disco record. Anita who? Anita the girl who was my one-time babysitter when I was a small child, that’s who. She lived almost next door to us and came over when my parents went off to night clubs or generally out wherever. The vivacious and full-bodied girl soon decided to become a singer and proceeded to record a massive local hit called Sormet Pois! (No Fingering!). Naturally, to promote the sleazy song she posed topless in the then best selling tabloid magazine, holding her boobs in her hands for all to see. An instant success, she was gradually transformed into a national institution and remains a popular schlager act today.

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Apr
18
2014
3

Studio One Los Angeles Mix

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Studio One, Los Angeles Mix

Sounds played thirty seven years ago, the week of April the 18th to 23th 1977 at Studio One disco at 652 North LaPeer Drive in West Hollywood Los Angeles. According to Vince Aletti’s book, dj Paul Dougan listed the German record Jungle People by Soulful Dynamics as one of the hottest tracks. Also popular in clubs that week and included in the mix: the brilliant disco exotica number O Ba Ba by D.C LaRue, the seven minute version of Ritchie Family’s Lady Luck, the non-remixed original version of Kings of Clubs by The Chocolats, the David Todd remix of Faith, Hope & Charity’s You’re My Peace Of Mind, etc.

They used vinyls only in 1977 just like we do now at Overfitting Disco, of course.

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Apr
18
2014
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Cracker Jax

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1515 – Cracker Jax

Eerie beats and dramatic chants from France. Judging by the fab flyer glued to the sleeve this was spinned at the Kafka club in Geneve.

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Apr
18
2014
0

Sunshine Love

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Metal Weeds – Sunshine Love

Canada 1976.

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Apr
14
2014
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Only Man’s Love

299908970987098709873Tibet – Only Man’s Love

Progressive disco (Germany, 1976)

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Apr
13
2014
1

Disco Pepito

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Hiltonaires – Disco Pepito

1978. Listen to the vocalist near the end of the clip – was she on loan from the Cerrone stable?

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Apr
13
2014
0

Bongo Boy

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Chorus & Disco Company – Argentina

Chorus & Disco Company – Bongo Boy

Chorus & Disco Company – Mr Verdi

Poland, 1978. Not camp, rather from a whole other realm of weirdness.

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Apr
10
2014
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Waiting for your Love

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Usje Sukatma – Waiting For Your Love (1983)

Repressed in 2011.

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Apr
10
2014
0

Lui

ptl5861765 Paola Tagliaferro – Lui (1979)
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Apr
10
2014
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Apr
10
2014
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I Wanna Dance

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The Secrets – I Wanna Dance

Cheaply done and without any distinguishing attributes or degrees of excellence, this is no music intended for people who are educated and who care about serious matters. And yet…

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Apr
06
2014
1

Night People Mix (Times Square, October 1976)

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Night People Mix

The 3rd in the series based on the club lists in Vince Aletti’s book The Disco Files. The time is October 1976, the music tracks like Night People by Fantastic Four that were introduced at discos earlier as promos and imports. Now out commercially, the records are being pumped thru radios all over, in cars, stores, cocktail bars, hair salons, especially in New York.

The heart of New York is awash with the sound. Talking about Times Square area, the neon-lit urban jungle of blocks around Broadway and Seventh & Eight Avenue, stretching from West 42nd to West 47th Streets. Massage parlours, fast food joints, cinemas showing grotesque exploitation and porn films 24 hours a day, every day of the year. People pushing and shoving, loitering around doorways, pimps, pushers, prostitutes, junkies and alcoholics everywhere. Weird smells, smoke, deafening noise, sirens, screams, disco music.

This rich undergrowth of American culture is all gone now, nothing remains of the once vibrant, dangerous and exciting scene. All the cinemas are either gone or transformed and the filth is all cleaned up. Where once films like Rump Humpers or Trap Them And Kill Them lured in the curious or the homeless the latest Pixar animations now play for whole families. Everything is destroyed forever.

The Story is best told in Tales Of Times Square by Josh Alan Friedman, out by Feral House Books as an expanded edition:
“A six-foot-tall black hooker in a blond wig comes strutting down Eighth Avenue. “Wanna go out?” she asks to businessmen walking by. No response. “Looking for a date?”. No-one acknowledges her presence. She stands more aggressively in the middle of the sidewalk, grabbing pedestrians. “Wanna date, honey? Lookin for some sex? Wanna good time? How ‘bout a suck and fuck?”. Everybody just brushes her aside. She feels desperate and screams “DON’T NO ONE WANNA PAY FOR MAH PUSSY?”.

You get to go to Platos’s Retreat, live shows offering couples on stage, greasy restaurants, whorehouses, strip clubs plus all the grindhouses and pornies like The Harem on 249 West: “A double bill of second-run porn is showing, Titillation and Never Enough. Two long, narrow rows of seats are occupied by black transvestites, pre-op transsexuals, subway toilet queens, and confused Japanese tourists. Night and day, they live here for five bucks. Not one empty seat. Ghastly, open-mouthed faces lie unconscious, others are smoking, wheezing, spitting, festering in the warmth of each other’s disease.”

I so want to go back to Times Square but can’t. We still have the music, though.

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Apr
03
2014
1

Jungle Flower

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Fontenas – Jungle Flower

Fontenas – Whipping Post

We are not worthy we are not worthy. Irené and J.Fontaine of Fontenas from Belgium possess arcane musical knowledge and make any departure from their rules of argument senseless. They consolidate the fact that our kind of music is the best there is and this 1973 record proves it with absolute certainty.

The heavy Whipping Post has been heard here on a couple of occasions already. The Jungle Flower b-side is no less essential.

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Apr
01
2014
1

Red Lamp

patucchicoverDaniele Patucchi – Red Lamp

Another rare groove ost 7″ from the maestro (Spain, 1977).

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Apr
01
2014
0

Be What You Wanna Be

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Biddu Orchestra – Be What You Wanna Be

Biddu Orchestra – Aquarius

Biddu Orchestra – All Right Now

As the British hipster Oscar Wilde said the only difference between the saint and the sinner is that every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future. Be What You Wanna Be from the 1978 album Disco Gold is the classic of the month.

Is that a teabag hanging next to his crotch?

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Mar
31
2014
0

DJ’s Group

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DJ’s Group – Wyoming Station

France 1979. Perhaps Wyoming sounded more exciting than Gare Du Nord.

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