Aug
31
2014
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Captagony Nights

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Red Face featuring Claudia Fields – Captagony Nights

Red Face – Red Face Rides Again

Captagon is a middle eastern recreational drug. The track seems to have been made during the recording sessions of Claudia Field’s version of Pastime Paradise – the Stevie Wonder hit – as it’s practically an instrumental of the tune. Red Face Rides Again was made earlier, in 1976.

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Aug
26
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Aug
25
2014
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French Disco Take One

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Sounds a bit like an unreleased take of a Crazy Colour Orchestra record. Thanks to Rutes for the discovery.

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Aug
24
2014
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24
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Aug
23
2014
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Die Maschine

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Kraan – Die Maschine

Krautrock monster from 1975 moving like a disco dancer. Play loud for maximum destruction.

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Aug
23
2014
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El Bimbo The Ken Cayre mix

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Georgie Dann – El Bimbo (disco mix)

Both the Bimbo Jet version and this one, the instrumental disco version on Salsoul, were massive all over New York in 1974-75. Ken Cayre was one of the three Cayre brothers who founded the label.

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Aug
23
2014
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Flamenco Salsa

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Charo – Flamenco Salsa

The grooviest from the legendary cuchi-cuchi girl. Not to be confused with her “Salsa” which is great as well but not as hardhitting as this.

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Aug
18
2014
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Wallace Collection

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Wallace Collection – Strings Disco

The Wallace Collection is a prestigious art museum in England. That fact obviously compelled the Belgian makers of this 1981 album to really think about the cover. The music itself is fittingly regal, with grand movements composed according to the sonata principle.

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Aug
15
2014
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Twilight Asylum

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Oscar – Twilight Asylum

You can imagine all these British rock singers giving in around 1976, washing their hair and going out to check out a disco. Man, it was crazy, what’s going on?!

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Aug
13
2014
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Elektra

elektra 1Zdenka Kovacicek – Elektra

First time I heard this I felt unreal warmth and consolation. A tune so amazingly good it feels like you could program your dreams into desired directions. It’s impossible to think that I could ever loose that connection with this tune, even though I’ve heard it about 3214 times (Yugoslavia, 1978).

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Aug
12
2014
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Dis Go Dis Way

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Mother’s Finest – Dis Go Dis Way, Dis Go Dat Way (1977)

It sounds like a cut-up edit, but it is not, it is the original version.

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Aug
12
2014
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Manila Sound

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I was busy being a child in the 70s and had no chance to check the disco action in Manila – must have been hot according to the Orchestra Fango (B-side, Italy, 1977).

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Aug
12
2014
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Sosome Makonde

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Makonde – Sosome Makonde

French afro pounder was probably my top tune at Camp Cosmic 2014 last weekend.

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Aug
12
2014
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Naula Läpi Pään

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Kaseva – Naula Läpi Pään

A Finnish prog band goes disco in 1976 with a heavy tune called A Nail Thru The Head in English.

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Aug
12
2014
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Super Cock

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Super Coq – Super Cock

It -ahem- comes in both French and English versions.

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Jul
31
2014
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Can’t Say No

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Soul Sensation Orchestra – Can’t Say No

Lust-feeding, violent and exotic life of the African slave trade, heroes with abnormally large penises, gay sidekicks into heavy sadomasochism, whips, knives, murderous mulatto harem girls – yes, we’re having a heatwave and there’s no time better for another pulp fiction masterpiece by the one and only Lance Horner. “The Mahound” tells the story of Baron Roderick Mahound, “fighter, womanizer, slaver, adopted brother of a Sultan, victim of magic who lived as most men would want to live if they had enough of the Devil in them”. After being knocked senseless by a blond Adonis in a brothel in Glasgow, he wakes up on board a ship sailing for the Dark Continent. To provide perverse entertainment for the captain, the two troublemakers are forced to strip totally naked and to fight each other using whips: ”Slowly, his hands a-tremble, Tim reached up into the cupboard and took down two long braided lashes which were coiled and tied into thick circles. Handling them as gingerly as red-hot pieces of iron, he carried them to the table and laid them down on the green baize top. Captain Spark’s finger pointed to the strands of rawhide which tied each one and Tim untied them, whereupon Sparks uncoiled one of the whips and snapped it out full length. It was about six feet long, tapering from a handle-grip half as round as a man’s wrist to a thin end, little more than a cord in diameter. He snapped it again, this time with more force, making it crack like a pistol, and then threw it on the floor where it coiled itself like a snake”.

Who will win, Roderick Mahound or Tim the Adonis? What will happen later when Roderick, “sweating in his nakedness”, reaches the kingdom of Sa’ags where “adder-slim boys with bee-sting lips” compete for his attention with curvaceous harem girls? Will Tim get murdered or merely tortured? How will it all end?

The music is produced by the always reliable Roland Kluger in Germany.

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Jul
31
2014
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Cool It

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If you wish to impress your partner with your ZL-1 big block, remember to cool it for optimal performance. Ysanne got everything right with Cool It, except it could have been longer. There’s a skillfully extended edit available, but I’m doomed to play the short version – ’cause one must only play the original vinyls in order to impress…

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Jul
30
2014
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Pierre Spiers

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Pierre Spiers – Soul Makossa

Another famous French composer-arranger-hammond organ guru gets a cool fingersnapping groove going with an established disco hit.

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Jul
30
2014
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La Notte è Mia

A personal discovery, and one of my best kept, always-in-the-bag Italian secrets from 1977.
Unsurprisingly, Elena e il Parco dei Ricordi is yet another moniker for the mysterious babe Patrizia Brindani.
The bomb track here is of course on the flipside, which is originally very slow, so here it is presented the way I play it, speeded up for your climax, pardon, delight.
For those intense moments where a distinct erotic touch drives the hormones of the dancefloor, those guitars and piano solos – both moanings-driven – will just take you to heaven.

Elena e il Parco dei Ricordi – La Notte è Mia

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