Oct
27
2014
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Summer Breeze

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Percy Faith – Summer Breeze

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“Sweet is the memory of distant summer days and friends! Like the mellow rays of the setting sun, it falls tenderly, yet sadly, on the heart.” – Washington Irwin.

Huh? In fact, when radiation hits your body, it actually cooks your skin, creating heat that you feel as warmth. A sonic illusion of sunkissed days on the beach is far healthier, like this rather gorgeous 1973 version the the Seals and Crofts lounge classic.

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Oct
26
2014
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Love Beat

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Peace, love and drums.

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Oct
26
2014
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Oct
26
2014
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Ich Lebe Mein Leben

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Modern Soul Band DDR – Ich Lebe Mein Leben

Modern Soul Band DDR – Meeting

East German ghetto culture. Memory strasse for some, a history lesson for others, serious ass-shaking for everybody.

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Oct
23
2014
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Trouble

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Fausto Papetti – Troublemaker

A sleazified version of the 1975 Roberta Kelly/Giorgio Moroder/Pete Bellotte classic.

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Oct
23
2014
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Oct
20
2014
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Besame Más

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It’s been Besame Mucho fever lately, in case you haven’t noticed, and here are two more versions to add to the catalogue. One is Turkish and, as is often the case, has a completely different title and set of lyrics to go along with it. The other is an instrumental by Swedish dansband Rospiggarna Med Brudar who, as far as I can gather, were just one short step from being Raggare. This is the biggest surprise of the two – a really unique, slow instrumental psychedelic take on the classic.

Romali Perihan – Seni Görünce
Rospiggarna Med Brudar – Besame Mucho

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Oct
20
2014
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Oriental Wind

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Oriental Wind – Kabak

Fuzzy Turkish-flavoured groove thing recorded in Paris.

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Oct
20
2014
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The East is Red

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Tillsammans – The East Is Red

On any given day, dozens of exciting news come out, testimonies of integrity, victory and Heroic Valor. This dance record was made by our friends in Sweden – Tillsammans means Together! – in 1975 to celebrate the approaching moment when our Leader wins and holds control over all economic, political and cultural institutions of the world, and when human race will be propelled to its highest accomplishments.

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Oct
19
2014
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Pure Love

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My all time hippie disco fave.

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Oct
18
2014
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Oto Gelb 3

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Eugene Tambourine – Oto Gelb 3 / Unafraid

The cream cut off the Oto Gelb 3 12″ is a long, spectacular slightly re-titled edit of a British steel drum laced club fave from 1982 – think the Notting Hill carnival, Boy George and Marilyn flaming on a float, dancers wearing t-shirts screaming Fuck off Margaret you dumb twit.

The enigmatically named Oto Gelb projects 1&2 were under catalog number Balihu BAL 016 & 016X, presented By Danny The Dancer, an alias for a dj now residing in Berlin. This new one is helmed by Danny and Brooklyn dj Eugene Tambourine. Eugene has collaborated with Overfitting a couple of times in fact, check out his gorgeously smooth soulful style here: http://overfitti.ng-dis.co/?s=eugene+tambourine&x=6&y=10

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Oct
17
2014
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Shining Down

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Perfectly timed subtle glances or shamelessly intense stare? Vedette Records classic is for the latter situation.

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Oct
17
2014
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Basatomba (Hunting For Leopard)

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Dramatic disco sounds for Miss Christine from the instrumental Live and Love album.

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Oct
17
2014
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Besame

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Apollo 100 – Besame Mucho

“Katherine moaned, first in outrage, then in helpless surrender. He recognized her capitulation within a heartbeat, his demanding tongue ceasing to be a plunderer and becoming a lover, coaxing the cherry lips of her mouth to ecstasy. By slow degrees, her struggles ceased, her body relaxed, molding itself to his, reshaping itself to fit his steely contours. Katherine, thrilled with Eduardo’s magnificent strength, burst into a rousing rendition of “Besame Mucho”, with joy and supreme satisfaction.”

YES – hotter than any version of the tune unearthed before if you ask me. A tumultous arrangement, bold guitars. The buildup near the end of the clip is especially stunning. This seems to be the only actual disco record Apollo 100 made but what a record it is!

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Oct
16
2014
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Jose Mascolo

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A wonderfully purring mediterranean track, “Sciarada” is a terrific mixture of vocalization, tropicalismo and designer disco shortly appeared on the market as a 7″ flipside in 1974. The recipe of the Sciarada cocktail goes like this: 3/10 dark rhum Captain Morgan, 3/10 cold Pineapple juice, 1/10 Bitter Campari, 1/10 Papaia Boero, 2/10 Brut Testa Rossa La Versa. Mix directly in the Long Drink glass with ice. Decorate with pineapple and maraschino cherry. To be served with a background of meowing synthesizers, possibly at the cocktail party you’re throwing at your 70s space age villa, in your private saucer-shaped discotheque and DJ booth.

José Mascolo – Sciarada

 

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Oct
15
2014
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Karnaval

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“If there won’t be dancing at the revolution, I’m not coming.” – Emma Goldman.

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Oct
15
2014
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Late Night Surrender

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In 1979, Jack Levy, Ron Carran and Bill Heller made a handful of disco productions under various monikers, and for some reason the best of them ended up in the Psycho-inspired DON’T Go In The House, released in theaters that same year. The Richard Taninbaum co-produced “Late Night Surrender” features right after the human BBQ afficionado, Donald (played by future Sopranos star Dan Grimaldi), finds his mother dead, and then again later, during a fiery dancing scene.

Jeree Palmer – Late Night Surrender (Instrumental)

“Struck By Boogie Lightning”, which was posted on the blog back in 2009, appears both in the disco-shopping scene and during the end credits. Both nice songs, but maybe a bit too feel-good and inappropriate for the movie.

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Oct
14
2014
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Doldinger Special

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Klaus Doldinger of Passport serving up a few dishes of discofied progressive synth here. “Loco-Motive” was also released on the Passport LP “Ataraxia”, but I think “Night Special” is only found on Doldinger’s solo 7″ release of the same title. Enjoy the ride, and don’t forget your passport.

Klaus Doldinger – Loco-Motive
Klaus Doldinger – Night Special

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Oct
14
2014
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TBSSO

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Perfecter of the “Special Soft Sound” (lol), Roy Boston, here under the moniker TBSSO (The Boston Soul Sound Orchestra – what a mouthful), with 2 cool tunes for each end of the party spectrum. “Love, Love Me Baby” is a late night kinda number, reminiscent of “Do It All The Night” which R.B. released under the name Powerplay. “Do It Now” is more on the funky minimalistic side, and best suited for the early hours of the evening.

TBSSO – Love, love me baby (Part 1)
TBSSO – Do it now

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Oct
14
2014
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Action

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Sergio Y Estibaliz – Action

More from the duo Espanola, made in 1979. This is not pitched down, this is the way it sounds.

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