Dec
08
2013
0

Flight 2

29997896589764578695Angelo & Eighteen – Flight 2

Images of ladies with fast bikes and proto disco tracks from the early 70s need no reasoning. Candy apple red CB750 comes from Japan and the tune from the UK (1972).

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Oct
27
2013
0

Black Diamond

2998763954986598568Rudy Ventura – Black Diamond

The clocks are chanced to winter time and there’s no reason to go out until the end of March 2014. Meanwhile I’ll be staring at this eurofunk perfection spinning 45 rounds per minute on my turntable. Marisa demonstrates what to wear and how to react when it’s playing at the discotheques – but it’s perfectly ok just to dance.

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Sep
30
2013
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Afro Rock

29020578029547530985709The Hard Rockers – Afro Rock

Haunting psyche funk from an unexpected long play.

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Sep
23
2013
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Cabaret Dance Music

2937569569934756934756Kalyanji-Anandji – Cabaret Dance Music

Freaky bollywood favourite filled with drama and excitement (India, 1975).

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Aug
05
2013
0

Danse Bakaloo

30702897087060108Gérard Levecque & Claude Romat – Danse Bakaloo

Groovy library sounds from the French seventies.

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Jun
17
2013
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Scuttin’

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Muscles – Scuttin’

I found this b-side accidentally when browsing a box of 45s ready to be given away. It sure is a keeper (UK, 1975).

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Jun
03
2013
2

Get Ya Some Mix

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Get Ya Some

Soulboys like Lloyd from Australia on the floor so what do you play? I’m no expert in boogiestyle and never did a mix of that stuff but now, got to try tracks like Get Ya Some by Melvin Sparks from 1975.

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May
19
2013
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Zombie

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Fela Kuti – Zombie

Black Sun is an over-the-top psychedelic masterpiece, in the league of The Child Of The Sun by the same authors. Disco in literary form. This is how the book is described on the jacket: “in BLACK SUN the background is no longer the slave-breeding farms of the pre-civil war South, but the lush and violent island of Haiti where a handsome, brawny New Englander has come to claim his Caribbean plantation. Here he becomes enmeshed with a lovely half-caste who initiates him into the strange and sensual rites of Voodoo, and plays a blazing and tumultous role in the bloody revolution led by the giant slave Henry Christophe.”

The insane and politically incorrect text seethes with interracial lust and unhinged violence. A voodoo princess drinks blood from the stump of a severed head during sex. Moroccoan boy slaves get buggered. Everyone is sweaty, crazed with perverse passions, or an African werewolf. The whole narrative unfolds like a drug trip. Here’s a sample:

“The tropic night descended. There was a flash of vivid colors in the sky – a kaleidoscopic shifting of orange, cerise, green and heliotrope – then all faded into a sapphire which in turn changed into amethyst and finally, when the scrubbed tin plate of the moon rose, to an emerald black. The drums had started. The sound extended from nowhere to everywhere, down from the mountains, up from the plains and back again. The night became alive with the drums of Africa, booming, throbbing, pulsating. The message came to him with clarity. The drums spoke to him, and he longed to do all the things they suggested. He wanted to feel warm black flesh in his fingers and satisfy his needs crudely and primitively with a ruthless savage power. But with that soft black flesh to caress, he found he needed another flesh – white flesh to bruise and hurt, to kill and mangle. And still the drums exploded like invisible fireworks into the night.”

The music is by Fela Kuti.

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Mar
26
2013
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The Question and Answer Session

Biddu – Girl You’ll Be A Woman Soon

The Prince – The Question & Answer Session

Even though on occasion posts here may touch delicate issues in less than delicate manner, we take seriously our duty to instill in young people a set of moral values that will help guide them to responsible life choices and to protect them from disease, unintended pregnancy, homosexuality and other forms of deviant behaviour.

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Mar
14
2013
1

I’ve Got The Sun Under My Skin

The Sunpower’s – I’ve Got The Sun Under My Skin

Mood music from the 70s promoting Vanaos sun lotion (France, 197?).

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Mar
06
2013
1

Let The Music Play

Midnight Session – Let The Music Play

A funky 7″ with a haunting choir (France, 1974).

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Feb
05
2013
0

Wganda Kenya

Wganda Kenya – Pim Pom

Colombia 1976. Dance music not for people who describe their personality as the content of their iPod.

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Jan
25
2013
1

Burundi Black, The Original

Burundi Stephenson Black – Burundi Black (1975)

Don’t be fooled by the later remix which is completely useless. Here’s the real deal.

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Jan
14
2013
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Black Rock

Black Rock – New York City Bump

in 1975 producer Sonny Casella recorded random sounds in the streets and subways of New York City and as an apparent first, had them inserted into a dance track.

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Nov
06
2012
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Tiro Al Blanco

Afrosound – Tiro Al Blanco

Afrosound is a Colombian beat born during the early 70s, fusing cumbia, funk, disco and salsa. This 1981 track is by a band named after the movement. My copy is off a scratchy but kicking compliation realesed on the Fuentes label.

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Sep
25
2012
1

Keep On Rolling

Ujima – Keep On Rolling

USA 1976. Can’t resist any disco train track and this is a good one.

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Jun
14
2012
2

Sofia

In my opinion Sofia Rotaru was the most beautiful singer in Soviet Union in 70s. She made her best records in 70s too.

Here’s dramatic disco-funk standart “Temp” (“Tempo” in  Russian, 1979) with irreproachable arrangements:

Sofia Rotaru – Temp

And this is her soul side: heartstopper “Lebedinaya Vernost'” (“Swans Fidelity”, 1974). Each time I listen to this song I can’t hold back the tears.

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Feb
29
2012
1

B&G Rhythm

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Very nice 1978 soul-funk joint from this US studio group who only did a jazz-funk album. I clearly got misled by the tit sleeve, but not bad after all.

B&G Rhythm – I Know You

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Feb
16
2012
0

Soul Center Orchestra

Soul Center Orchestra – The Land Of Make Believe

A 1976 jazz disco version of the Chuck Mangione tune, also covered the same year by the more well known Champs Boys Orchestra.

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Feb
10
2012
2

Jazz Carnival

Azymuth – Jazz Carnival – 1979 (Discogs)

Brasil ! lala lala lalalalaaaaa! Brasil ! Brasil !

“Light As A Feather” LP released on Milestone Records.

This is an epic story, a fusion jazz track with a funky bassline, a few sci-fi sounds, great drums (Brasil for sure) and even more.

10 min to travel out of space.

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