Jan
24
2012
0

“Black Underground Flavas”: unreleased Salsoul compilation

In 2003-2006 Salsoul re-released almost whole its catalogue, but one compilation of  “Salsoul  Flavas” series – “Electrophonic Beats, Dubby Mixes & Black Underground Flavas” – didn’t  see a light of the day. Greg Wilson (he selected the tracks) guesses that material seemed too experimental to copyright owners.

In 2008 Mr. Wilson published the tracklist in one of his article, but a few days ago this article disappeared from net. Now tracklist is here for your pleasure (192 kbps, 72:30, 99.6 Mb):

01. Aurra / Such A Feeling (pt 2 & 3) / Shep Pettibone Mix

02. Rafael Cameron / Boogie’s Gonna Get Ya (Instrumental) / Francois Kevorkian Mix

03. Weeks & Co / If You’re Looking For Fun (Dub) / Shep Pettibone Mix

04. Vaughan Mason / You Can Do It (Instrumental)

05. Sly Cabell / Feelin’ Fine (Club Version) / Shep Pettibone Mix

06. Leroy Burgess / Heartbreaker / Shep Pettibone Mix

07. Instant Funk / (Just Because) You’ll Be Mine (Extended) / Shep Pettibone Mix

08. Edwin Birdsong / She’s Wrapped Too Tight (She’s A Button Buster) (Extended)

09. Aurra / Baby love (Instrumental) / Shep Pettibone Mix

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Jan
09
2012
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Drums that changed a world

It’s always interesting to discover nodes where music flow changed its direction, especially when these nodes are the songs. Here are a few of such milestone songs.

“The Love I Lost” of Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes (Philadelphia International Records, 1973) gave to world “Four-on-the-Floor” rhythm pattern.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uN7mQtcLRCs&feature=player_embedded

BTW 2nd pretender to the palm is Temptation’s “Law Of The Land” (Motown, 1973), but actually it has only 4/4 kick drum without hissing open hi-hat.

Certainly I could not miss the song that gifted its own standard rhythm pattern to Hip-Hop. This is fabulous The Soul Searchers’ “Ashley’s Roachclip” (Sussex, 1974). Short drum break on 3:31 and the rest is… 5 pages on whosampled.com.

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Oct
11
2011
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Boogie Walk

Funky Bureau – Boogie Walk

A 1976 tune apparently available only in Japan.

The moves to the Walk are printed at the flip of the 7″ but what you get is a ridiculously simplified variation. The Walk was originally done a lot to Soul City Walk by Archie Bell & The Drells, and involved lines of people surging back and forth in unision as one unstoppable force on the dance floor. Every step took one beat. No improvising, you HAD to perform every move like everybody else, or else.

This is how the Walk was done. Starting with your right foot take 3 steps backwards. Right, left, right. On the count of 4, do a tap to the back with your left foot. That’s one-two-three-and-a tap. Then starting with the foot you just tapped with, the left foot, take 4 steps forward. Left, right, left, right. Next, repeat this whole pattern, stepping back and forth during 8 counts of music, starting with the same right foot you completed the first phase of the moves with. Next, keeping your body facing foward, take 3 sideways steps to the right like a crab, starting with your right foot that you just stepped foward with. That’s step to the right with your right foot, step to the right with your left foot which goes BEHIND your right one during this count of music, and then a step to the right with your right foot. On count 4, do a tap to the right with your left foot, in front of your right foot. Then do 4 steps back to the starting position to the left, starting with your left foot you just tapped with. When you do the steps to the left, spin completely around, clapping your hands on the final beat/step four.

Now you’re back in the starting position. To complete the action take step forward with your right foot and then step foward with your left foot. Repeat the same only stepping backward – back with the right, back with the left. Then staying in place in the starting position click your heels twice during 2 beats. Finally do 2 tap steps foward – not stepping anywhere, just tapping in place – with your right foot. That’s two taps foward during two counts of music, then two taps to the back. Then one tap foward, one tap back, one tap to the right side, and now we come to the tricky bit. For the next beat/tap step done during the 8th beat/count of this final phase of the series of moves, kick with your right foot in front of you while turning 90 degrees to the left, to face a new wall. Start the whole sequence again with your right foot, and repeat. After completing the patterns, you always turn 90 degrees to the left. Carry on doing this for hours till you reach the intended line dance nirvana.

The Walk later became the Bus Stop, the Los Angeles Hustle, and then the offical Line Hustle. In 1976/early 1977, the moves got capitalized by the makers of the Saturday Night Fever film fiasco who added naff stuff like pointing upwards with your finger. Of course, by that time nobody in their right minds would dance in a line anymore. Too bad as moving in a line with other people is not that bad at all. Now of course we’re back at it with the Zumba thing. I’ve been to a class twice. The moves are much more complicated than The Walk and you’ll start sweating like a pig after some 10 minutes. That’s the whole point. In other words a really good way to lose fat fast.

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Aug
04
2011
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Still I’m Sad

First there were The Yardbirds with 1965’s “Still I’m Sad” – 1st goth song ever (as some believe).

Boney M. made its heartfelt version in 1977.

But we took hairy & marasmic hard-rock cover made by Ritchie Blackmore’s hand (1975). Fantastic cowbell work turns it into sparkling funk-rock stick of dynamite.

Rainbow “Still I’m Sad” (How_Beezar Mad Cow Edit)

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Jul
20
2011
1

“Back From Flea Market” 20/07/11

French or French Canadian Disco Funk only. The kitsch factor is pumped up to the maximum.

Various Artists – Back From Flea Market 20/07/11

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Jul
07
2011
2

Quand tu danses

Micky Milan – Quand Tu Danses (Y’a Tout Qui Bouge, Qui Balance !…) (1982)

This one was written by François Feldman, a skinny white guy who used to produce awesome electronic funk in the early 80s and then, for unknown reasons, only utter pop garbage at the end of the decade.

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Jul
05
2011
0

Elephant Funk

La Mama – Elephant Funk (1982)

Now, if you switch the chorus line from “Let’s do the elephant funk” to “I am the disco machine” you’ve got the following track, which is slightly better IMO: (more…)

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Jul
05
2011
2

Wake Up

Epsilon – Wake Up (1976)

Oh yeah.

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Apr
30
2011
4

Die Unersättlichen

Various Artists – Die Unersättlichen

A false sequel to Hard Dixo.

The first half is dedicated to hard electronic basslines and French stompers, the other one slows down a bit and features some oddities and exotic curiosities.

The tracklisting follows: (more…)

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Apr
11
2011
0

Comin’ On Strong


Everybody loves this short hypnotic guitar riff.

Calendar – Comin’ On Strong (1977)

 

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Apr
09
2011
7

Fight Is Going On Again

One of main and mightiest soviet propaganda song (1978)  is curiously laid on funky beat and contains heroic “spaghetti-esque” trumpet solo.

All-Union Radio Orchestra – Fight Is Going On Again (How_Beezar 7 inch Re-Edit)

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Ready to join Communist Party? Just call your regional representative!

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Mar
06
2011
0

Spaced Out Session February 2011

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Not sure if anybody noticed our Oldschool-Electro-Set we presented in the beginning of February. So if you missed the session here you can catch it up.

The Robot Scientists – The Spaced Out Disco Session – February 2011 – Old School Electro Mix

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Mar
01
2011
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Feb
19
2011
0

I Can’t Stop (schlager version)

John (The Monster) Davis’s breakbeat classic is covered by soviet ensemble “Disco”. Yes, simply “Disco”. The chorus sings just one word in russian: “Orchestra!”.

This rare clip is taken from soviet TV music film “Urban Fantasy” (1978) and demonstrates that there are no frontiers for music.

Thanks to rare soviet groove diggers Musicdawn and zencd.

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Nov
25
2010
1

Bette vs Spaghetti

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Spaghetti Head – Funky Axe

Spaghetti Head – Big Noise From Winnetka

Bette Midler – Big Noise From Winnetka

The Spaghetti Head version of the 1938 jazz track is from 1975, Bette’s cabaret disco interpretation from 1979.

In the picture: Laurie Dann, a serial killer from Winnetka, Illinois.

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Nov
24
2010
0

Rotation

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Rotation – Rotation

Progressive Wirtschaftswunder funk from Germany, made in 1971.

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Oct
31
2010
0

Super Dragon

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Superdragons – Super Dragon pt 2

Usa 1976. The kung fu track of the month, produced by Bunny Sigler.

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Sep
19
2010
0

Dead On The Case

ddotc368817-8181448Disconnection – Dead On The Case (1977)

Add some mad effects and flangers and you get Skyline – Dead On The Case/Land Of Death

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Sep
17
2010
4

Viennetta

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Club Viennetta avec Disc-Jockeys Stanley Frank (Chilidog), Jason Kendig (HNYSNDSYSTM) et Jussi K (Overfitting Disco) Vous propose un menu raffiné, dans un cadre élégant et chaleureux. Nos vynils sont séduisants. Discrétion absolue, formule de qualite.

Viennetta, Underground SF, 424 Haight St. San Francisco, Les États-Unis d’Amérique, Lundi 11 Octobre 2010 a partir de 22 h. Entrée libre, couples, hommes et femmes célibataires ou mariés. Strictement interdit aux mineurs.

Viennetta presents 3 international djs at Underground SF, 424 Haight Street San Francisco, Monday Oct 11 2010.

Entering Viennetta

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Jul
14
2010
0

Woman

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Junior Byron – Woman (1983)
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Cheap SID-like arpeggios do always sound great to me. Does anyone know which chip was used?

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