Oct
30
2015
6

Nic Nie Może Wiecznie Trwać

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Anna Jantar – Nic Nie Może Wiecznie Trwać

Anna Jantar – Do Żony Wróć

Everyone in Poland knows all about Anna Jantar so it’s about time the rest of the world gets hip to her too. Here are two of the top tunes from the last album she made, recorded in 1979 before her death in a plane crash. Thanks to Weronica Banaszek and Adrian Lindéz for giving me the wax.

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Oct
30
2015
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Oct
30
2015
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Halloween

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Halloween

The veil between the living and the dead is thinnest at Samhain, the original Halloween when hills ran red with the blood of children and animals. Here now are dark and depressing dance songs to put you into that original spirit for the coming night, music about the living dead, pestilence, drugs, despair and madness. First up is naturally Diamanda Galas herself whose works include recordings The Litanies of Satan and The Divine Punishment, as well as the book The Shit of God, published in 1996.

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Oct
29
2015
1

Happy Music

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McKinleys was another famous Danish “boy” group, which, like Mabel, experimented with the disco sound during the late 70’s/early 80’s. Particularly their album “Robin Hood”, where “Happy Music” can be found, features some really nice production and songwriting skills. The drummer and singer of McKinleys, Ivan Pedersen, later became the male half of the 80’s pop duo Laban.

McKinleys – Happy music

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Oct
29
2015
1

Earthy

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Relaxing and down to earth casino-disco, for when hitting the big games in Vegas, Cyprus or…well, Monaco. It may or may not have been in heavy roatation along the riviera at the time of its release, but in any case its not late to give it another spin on the wheel.

Monaco – Earthy

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Oct
19
2015
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Big ones

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Pt 2.

Pt 3

Number two includes the 101 Strings disco version of Maleguena, a huge dose of extravagance – think exotic romanticism of Andalucia, fine wines, strong haschisch and Rossy De Palma.
For easier access and due to the length of the tracks the mix is divided into 3 parts.

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Oct
18
2015
2

Bitakat Hob

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Samira Bensaid – Bitakat Hob

Morocco’s first and only entry in the Eurovision contest. The song finished in penultimate place. Supposedly, king Hassan II got so pissed off by this he decreed Morocco wouldn’t compete again in subsequent editions. Only such a good song to piss off a king.

 

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Oct
16
2015
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QUATTRO LUNE

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“I’ d like to go to another planet, which i might live long enough to accomplish. Just get on a spaceship and go. But not the moon. I don’t see any flowers there. The moon is too close. I want to go further.” Shirley MacLaine

Track is “Quattro Lune” (literally “Four Moons”), by Antonella Forte, A-side of a 7″ issued in 1981 by italian label Drums Edizioni Musicali. Lyrics are a funny mix of glamourness and fascination with space. Lipstick on, look at the mirror, and transfer your body in space dust.

Antonella Forte – Quattro Lune

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Oct
14
2015
0

Special Ero

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Best enjoyed with cheap brandy and expensive tobacco.

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Oct
14
2015
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Free Again

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Mandy – Free Again

“Richtig – Barbara Streisand und Vicky Leandros haben diesen Titel schon auf-genommen, doch MANDY’s Version ist die erste discothekengerechte Version.” in:fo 3/79

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Oct
14
2015
0

It’s My Party

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Karla Jayne & The Boogie Man Orchestra – It’s My Party

We don’t usually go for slick sounding American disco productions at Overfitting Disco but this 1975 version of the sixties Lesley Gore classic may be strong enough to cause mass hysteria in teenage girls and outbreaks of Tourette syndrome in others, so it cannot be overlooked. The vocalist later became Karla DeVito, a big name in the music business putting out rock albums and hanging out with Andrew Lloyd Webber. The song was also covered by Amy Winehouse but of course that woman could never top either the original or this fabulous seventies disco take.

Here are the lyrics so you can sing along and act out the drama:
It’s my party and I’ll cry if I want to
Cry if I want to
Cry if I want to
You would cry too, if it happened to you

Nobody knows where my Johnny has gone
But Judy left the same time
Why was he holding her hand
When he’s supposed to be mine?

It’s my party and I’ll cry if I want to
Cry if I want to
Cry if I want to
You would cry too, if it happened to you

Play all my records, keep dancing all night
But leave me alone for awhile
Till Johnny’s dancing with me
I’ve got no reason to smile

It’s my party and I’ll cry if I want to
Cry if I want to
Cry if I want to
You would cry too, if it happened to you

Judy and Johnny just walked through the door
Like a queen with her king
Oh, what a birthday surprise
Judy’s wearing his ring

It’s my party and I’ll cry if I want to
Cry if I want to
Cry if I want to
You would cry too, if it happened to you

Oh, it’s my party and I’ll cry if I want to
Cry if I want to
Cry if I want to
You would cry too, if it happened to you

Oh, it’s my party and I’ll cry if I want to.

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Oct
14
2015
0

The Ray’s Tender Touch

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Argo – The Ray’s Tender Touch

Soviet Union topographical acoustic engineer Arseny Avraamov proposed to build powerful electro-acoustic systems that could be installed on aeroplanes, so that vast areas of land could be covered with sound.
This 1983 track by Lithuanian group Argo – here at 45 rpm – would have made for a perfect tune to force everyone to dance, from Irkutsk to the collective farms outside Vilnus. If they say you party, you party!

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Oct
12
2015
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Hit Machine (UK)

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Hit Machine – Hit Machine

No relation to the Kyohei Tsutsumi And His 585 Band album apart from the year of release, 1976. This one is British and the b-side of a boring tune called Would You Dance.

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Oct
12
2015
0

Mia Martini

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Mia Martini – Corazon

Mia may not have been too well known outside Italy but her 15 minutes of widespread fame arrived in 1977 when she took part in the Eurovision contest. One year after that she felt compelled to flash her assets in Playboy Italia, following the example of most female singers in her country around that time.

This 1974 track is a rare one, not listed in most databases at all.

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Oct
10
2015
0

Disco From A Space Show

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“Free them

Free yourself

Help to free me

Free us

DANCE”

– Diane di Prima, Revolutionary Letters.

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Oct
09
2015
0

Иоане, Иоане

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Kontemporan – ioane, ioane

 

1983, they were Kontemporan.

2015, this is yet contemporary.

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Oct
07
2015
0

City Beast

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Sweet Exorcist – City Beast

More from the 1977 French album realesed in Japan only.

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Oct
07
2015
1

The Variety Orchestra of the Bulgarian Radio

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The Variety Orchestra of The Bulgarian Radio – Everlasting Love

The one person who made it all possible for the Bulgarian jazz funk scene is Dr. Emil Iliev, also a well known dermatologist and acupuncturist.

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Oct
04
2015
2

Love Queen on Ketamine

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Barbarella – Queen of Love

Queen of Love by Barbarella (aka Eva Mango) was always interesting but try the 1980 track slowed down as if on horse tranquilizer.

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Oct
03
2015
0

Nova

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Janda & Köberl – Nova

1982 Austrian library track gradually shifts attention to emerging italoesque elements.

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