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

Jan
20
2016
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My First Love Letter

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Romy Haag – My First Love Letter

A lesser known but major track from Berlin legend Romy, recorded in 1979. In the picture the diva relaxes with another famed figure from he same circles.

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Jan
16
2016
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Sonnenschein

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Harmonia – Sonnenschein

Kosmische tanz musik designed by Moebius-Roedelius-Rother. Despite the title it’s best enjoyed loud in the dark through an overkill pa-system.

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Jan
13
2016
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Around The World

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BB – Around The World

Yes, concentration music, studying music, relaxing music, brain enhancing music, lounging-around-doing-nothing music and the best possible dancing music.

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Jan
08
2016
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Love in Naples

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I have just come back from two days around the Naples area. I had not really the time to do some crate digging also because , as every time i go there, i was enchanted by the maze of narrow streets and ancient buildings of the old town. I have, however, promised to return soon, and devote only looking for some disco rarities produced in the Neapolitan area. Inspired by this recent trip, i fished from my collection of vinyls, a piece from the musical “Musikiller “, which was staged in Rome in 1982, directed by Sandro Pochini and interpreted by Gli Immorali (The Immorals) company. The musical was recorded by the Rome based Pinciana Record label, specialized in stage soundtracks, under the group name Complesso Strumentale Nova Vera. Tracks vary from jazz to samba to funk-disco. This one is sung in Neapolitan dialect, and titled “Ma l’Ammore”; the text would say that only in Naples they are good in making love…well i hope not only in Naples to tell the truth!

 

Complesso Strumentale Nova Vera – Ma l’Ammore

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Jan
08
2016
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Robot

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Lysergic robot disco sounds from Yugoslavia, 1982.

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Jan
07
2016
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Snoopy

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Rod Hunter – Snoopy

’72 track from the French Moog Mania record on Decca. Snoopy is probably some classic like Telstar and Apache but it’s not known to me anyway. Let’s go cosmic!

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Jan
06
2016
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El Matador

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Yes it is the same Lucas Sainz of Los Pekenikes fame, already covered here.

The italian issue of the 45 mysteriously discarded “Rodilla Rota” and opted for “Caminando” as A side. The flipside “El Matador” is to me the best track of both issues, and possibly one of the standout tracks of the LP.

Surprinsingly cinematic, and a proper soundtrack of Lucas’ race at the VI Rallye Internacional Costa del Sol in 1965 where he was driving this Renault Alpine 1440.

Lucas – El Matador

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Jan
04
2016
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BB UFO

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BB – Old Ufo

Directors of interstellar message composition at the SETI agree that mathematic patterns and music might present the most universal way of communicating with aliens. Experts say space disco compositions would be most appealing because aliens are thought to listen to music or view art in a complex way, with interplay between analytical and affective music reception.

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Jan
03
2016
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Andrea Mingardi Supercircus

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Andrea Mingardi Supercircus – Funky, Funky

Judging by the cover this must have been yet another tune originally heard and seen during some Italian television extravaganza in 1977. Think 18 girls in silver lamé bikinis dancing around a lewdly salivating host while the studio audience claps their hands in unision. It ain’t bad at all, a kind of a Best Disco in Roma Town with snippets of hits like Ali Shuffle and Disco Duck.

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Jan
03
2016
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Гимн СССР Bimbo

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Maria Lukats – Melodya Bimbo

No better way to start a new year than with El Bimbo with a dash of the surreal! Here’s comrade Lukats proving that while the Soviet Union may have disintegrated into fifteen separate countries, it’s collective spirit will always live on it the performances of it’s artists.

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Dec
30
2015
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Do You Want To Dance (I Do)

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Riviera – Do You Want To Dance (I Do)

It doesn’t get much more disco than this German 7 inch flip side. At first you might be a bit unimpressed but after 1 min. the hook is stock and you don’t want it to stop.

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