Feb
11
2016
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POLISH FEVER

 

 

 

 

Poznanska Orkiestra

Those concerned with orchestral music are as a rule of the opinion that the process of maturing takes in the case of a big orchestra usually at least a few years of systematic work. But sometimes it is not so and an early success the newly-founded group has achieved, the excellent notices on its concerts upset all pre-conceived theories. This was precisely the case with the Entertainment Orchestra of Polish Radio and Television in Poznań, whose development proved very dynamic and spontaneous indeed.

It made its first recordings early in 1977. Being the youngest orchestra in this country, made up of freshly qualified graduates of Polish higher schools of music, it found itself, only after a few months of activities, on the two major festival platforms of Opole and Sopot. From the very start their enthusiasm and ambition prevailed over their lack of experience and their whole repertoire consisted of pieces written by the Young Poznań composers: Zbigniew Górny, Stanislaw Bartosik, Krzesimir Debski, Bogdan Jarmolowicz, Piotr Kaluzny and Janusz Piqtkokski.

Their cooperation with this big ochestral group provides them with the possibility of many-sided practice, as they can arrange, conduct and record their own pieces. Tens of their compositions and orchestral recordings have also been bought by foreign music publishers and record companies in the FRG, Great Britain and USA.

Now, three years after its foundation, the Orchestra is well-known to radio listeners and television viewers both at home and abroad. They owe this popularity to their recordings of around 300 pieces, their appearances in numerous radio and television programmes, with the most popular among them The Music of the Small Screen, as well as their three cassettes released by the Wifon company. One of these cassettes was done in cooperation with the British company London Weekend Television.

The style of the Orchestra is a resultant of the tastes and tendencies of its group of composers. That is why its repertoire is also diverse. You can find in it, along with disco and funky rhythms, numbers typical of jazz big bands, as well as arrangements of pop and classical music standards. But what is common to all its recordings is a modern approach to arrangement, wide range of instruments, precision in playing and a wish to achieve a distinctive sound of their own. In the realization of these qualities the orchestra is helped by the sound engineers, Ryszard Gloger and Zenon Wolinski.

The Orchestra’s appearances at the Intervision festivals jointly with such celebrities as Gary Brooker, The Temptations, Linda Lewis, Drupi, Dream Express has proved the Poznań group’s ability to reproduce the best qualities of their studio recordings before audiences as well.

This record début is an attempt to recapitulate synthetically both the creative and performing capacity of this very young but already mature Orchestra.” (From the sleeve notes of Poznańska Orkiestra Rozrywkowa PR I TV  LP, Polskie Nagrania Muza, 1978).

 

What else i have to say? Nothing except that i am falling in love with Polish disco.

A4 – Poznańska Orkiestra Rozrywkowa PR I TV – Podróż Błyskawicą

A6 (from Strawinski Firebird) – Poznańska Orkiestra Rozrywkowa PR I TV – Ognisty Ptak

B1 – Poznańska Orkiestra Rozrywkowa PR I TV – Wygrany Mecz

 

 

 

 

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Feb
11
2016
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ザ・ウルトラマン・ディスコフィーバー

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Los Angeles Ultra Band – ザ・ウルトラマン・ディスコフィーバー

日本 1979. 二番目 側 ディスコウルトラマン – , funky!

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Feb
10
2016
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Disco Rocket

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Mimi Ivanova & Start – Disco Age

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Mimi Ivanova & Start – Disco Rocket

Balkaton Diva from Bulgaria hits high notes here and the synths aren’t bad either.

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Feb
09
2016
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Frankenstein III

frankstein3Café Au Lait – Frankenstein III

Tried and tested disco monster for the peak hour ecstasy by the mysterious Café Au Lait.

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Feb
08
2016
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Aida

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Giancarlo Chiaramello – Aida

Maximalist interpretation. Verdi would certainly approve. The work is from 1977, by the person behind the Naples Pop Dimensions album.

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Feb
06
2016
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Folk Sinteza

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Igor Savin i Orkestar Stanka Selaka – Folk Sinteza

Driving at 120 bpm and the fashionistas on the floor move freely. What next? Can’t kill the groove with the amazingly trippy Folk Sinteza. It mixes beautifully with about anything alike.

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Feb
04
2016
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Balearic

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Balearic

Disco Yoga session.

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Feb
03
2016
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Feb
02
2016
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Voodoos ‘N’ Ketamine

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Voodoos ‘N’ Ketamine

There’s a level in-between dreams and reality. In that subconscious state you can get in contact with your biggest fears and passions. Some say ketamine can bring you there, but i will not encourage you to try it out. Maybe what you believe is in-between reality and dreams, in fact is a secret floor between life and death. And who says you can find the escape door when you’re there?

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Feb
02
2016
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Wanted: Susana

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Another fantastic Llobell production here. While the song starts fairly innocent but monster nonetheless, it eventually flips into orgiastic kosmische madness with Susana doing what she does… faking(?) climax. Full clip attached for evidence.

If anybody possesses this tape cassette only release, PLEASE get in touch!

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Jan
31
2016
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Dance With The Devil

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Sandy Nelson – Dance With The Devil

“The fire inside me don’t fade away
The smoke dances around the room
Never again to see the light of day
And the darkness starts to consume

The dance comes close to an end
And the light flickers out
They say that I did condescend
As the devil twirled me about”

– Elizabeth Wurstel. The music is an improved version of the Cozy Powell tune, made in 1974.

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Jan
31
2016
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Stolen Property

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Stolen Property – Low Rider

In the lowrider scene cars are partly concieved as bodies. The preparation of a lowrider is a preparation of a public self as much as it is the crafting of a cultural text into an industrial product.

The 1975 track is a Munich-made take on the War classic.

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Jan
30
2016
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New (Red) Roses

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Yukihiro Takahashi – New (Red) Roses

Japan 1981. There’s no less than Haruomi Hosono and Riuchi Sakamoto playing keyboards, so pay close attention.

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Jan
29
2016
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Peter Thomas Orchestra in Discoland

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Peter Thomas Orchestra – Land Of Make Believe

Peter Thomas Orchestra – Discoland

Peter Thomas Orchestra – Schwanensee (Swan Lake)

Peter Thomas Orchestra – King Kong Dance

Germany 1977. The outstanding Discoland track was posted last week as part of the Schlager/Tony Holiday minimix. Here’s more from the same album, including a bouncy version of Chuck Mangione’s Land of Make Believe.

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Jan
27
2016
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Kiss The Frog

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Oh my, did this take me by surprise. Troels Trier is one of Denmark’s most infamous rebel madmen, once part of the legendary left-wing rock collective Røde Mor and known for being very…over the top….with many of his musical projects. But here we have a wealth of danceable yet experimental synth elements along with some spanish/surf guitar action, all apparently filtered through the local bog. It’s from 1977 and for once NOT produced by Seebach.

Troels Trier – Kys Din Frø
Troels Trier – Frøperspektivet

Go ahead…kiss that frog!

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Jan
27
2016
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Samba de Acapulco

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Konrad Plaickner Orchestra – Samba de Acapulco

If you’re feeling a bit parched and a Mojito isn’t your choice of poison, try something else with a more or less authentic Brazilian mood, something that would mix well with Tony Holiday’s Tanze Samba Mit Mir. Konrad here first aims to entice discerning listeners – like us – with the chic packaging. It’s the music inside however that really is to be taken seriously, a emminently danceable Italian number from 1977, with 47% alcohol, all-artifical tropical flavours and a sultry Cinecittà chant.

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Jan
25
2016
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Star Dance

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Washington Flyer – Star Dance

Space disco from UK producer Alan Hawkshaw. An absolute favourite!

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Jan
25
2016
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Tanze Ein Schlager Mit Mir (or seven of them)

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Tanze Ein Schlager Mit Mir (or seven of them)

Die liebsten Schlager-Disco-hits, mit Tony Holiday, der Schlagerhit Köning von Hamburg! Mit seiner ersten Hit-Single „Tanz Die Samba Mit Mir (Liebelei)“ hat er gleich bewiesen, dass er ab sofort beatlastige Musik für lange Nächte machen will. Die Single ist auf jeden Fall der Schlagerhit des Jahres 2016 mit dem größten Teil Disco und Samba. Hier gibt es auch menge anderer Sängerinnen und Sänger, die für viel Stimmung gesorgt haben.

Tony Holiday sevens abandoned behind old boxes at City Music in Berlin! In filthy condition yes but eternal in their power to schlager-ize. Threw some other elevent sounding tunes in too for Eine Echte Deutsche Hitparade. Los!

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Jan
21
2016
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Party with Susana

Susana opened the door and the guests were taken aback with the sight – the Hostess was wearing the skimpiest of dresses and nothing under her highly fashionable satin jacket. “Entre por favor! Edwige, Jimmy, Udo, all of you, make yourselves comfortable. We’re still waiting for the Overfitting Disco listeners. Once they arrive, I’ll turn the music up and we can all start to GET DOWN!”

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Jan
20
2016
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Annamaria Rizzoli

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Showgirl Anna Maria Rizzoli had a massive exposure in the 70s due to her “ultimate bimbo babeness” status. One of the undisputed queens of italian commedia sexy, and three times cover girl of the italian “Playboy” edition, she retired to private life during the early 80s. “Tu solo tu” is a 1979 monster sleazebag produced by Andrea Lo Vecchio, among the most prolific italian songwriters and arrangers, and was probably made to capitalize on her appearance on the Sanremo festival that same year. Check out the demented choruses and the off-keybubbling synths: absolutely delicious!

Anna Maria Rizzoli – Tu solo tu

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