Feb
16
2012
0

Soul Center Orchestra

Soul Center Orchestra – The Land Of Make Believe

A 1976 jazz disco version of the Chuck Mangione tune, also covered the same year by the more well known Champs Boys Orchestra.

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Feb
15
2012
2

Biba – Istanbul

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It’s almost carnival time at Overfitting Disco! So what’s better than throwing a party? This is the perfect track for the purpose: camp, way over the top and with an excessive amount of whistles, screeching synths and WTF choirs going on. For sure I couldn’t agree more over the “esplosivo” adjective as stated on the cover. This is the very (rare) first ever Biba single on the tiny italian label Devil from 1979.

Biba – Istanbul

Please go and check out her other ones here and here

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Feb
14
2012
5

Randi – Ritmo

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Well, this 1978 track is not that much my cup of tea, as the vocal part is quite trashy, but the slapped bass is catchy somehow……damn there’s just a terrible cha cha cha ballad on the flipside. Randi has apparently deserved a comfortable place on the piles of dusty forgotten records in vinyl second-hand shops, as I couldn’t find any info on him. So this is my way to pay hommage…..the youtube video got deleted so this post has been updated with the sample taken from the actual record.

Randi – Ritmo

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Feb
14
2012
3

Delia Scala – Invisibile

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Disco digger rule n.1: monster tracks 99% of the times sit on flipsides, and this is the case once again. This is the B side of the “Che Combinazione” single, another legendary TV show sigla from 1979. A slow disco jam with *tremendous* vocoder work, arranged by the immense Puccio Roelens.

Delia Scala – Invisibile

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Feb
14
2012
2

Bimbo e i milionari

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Another italian obscurity that needs to be revealed at this point. This is a semi-unknown parallel project from 1977 of Paolo Zavallone alias El Pasador, here under the moniker Bimbo e i Milionari, which ended up producing this only effort. The a side is a crappy ballad, but the Milionbimbo track – judge by yourself – is a crazy overlooked bomb!

Bimbo e i Milionari – Milionbimbo

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Feb
12
2012
5

Brand NEW DC LaRue

More Things Change – Jimmy Michaels featuring D.C. LaRue

Now check THIS out: a new, complete, EPIC nudisco track, posted with permission from D.C.LaRue himself. In the picture, D.C. with DJ Will and Lee Douglas at East Village Radio.

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Feb
12
2012
0

September Love

Ippu Do – Sumire September Love

Kid Creolesque thing from the Japanese band’s 1982 album Lunatic Menu.

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Feb
12
2012
0

Valentine French

Valentine French – Carioca

The showtune medley on the a-side of Valentine’s 7-inch is called Continental/Carioca. Why didn’t she do a whole album of this stuff?

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Feb
12
2012
1

Cantando

Fantasy – Cantando

1977. One of the singers here is Viola Valentino who later had massive pop hits on her own. Naturally, there was a Playboy cover.

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Feb
12
2012
0

Linda

Montevideo – Ode To Linda

Protodisco made in 1972, the same year milestone porn film Deep Throat came out. Which starred Linda Lovelace. A coincidence…or not?

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Feb
12
2012
2

Vienmēr Būt

Mirdza Zīvere – Vienmēr Būt (1980)

It might be of Latvian origin, I’m not sure.

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Feb
12
2012
4

Disco Laser

The title contained the words ‘disco’ and ‘laser’, the cover sleeve was hideous, it was released on a Belgian record label, it had everything to make it a serious winner, I even thought it could be as good as Waylon – Crème de le crème (silly me.)

The reality is: it’s just bad… REALLLLY bad.

So just pretend it never existed.

Rony Emanuel – Disco Laser (1980)

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Feb
12
2012
0

Rocks Away

Astral Sounds – Rocks Away (1982)

British library music.

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Feb
10
2012
2

Jazz Carnival

Azymuth – Jazz Carnival – 1979 (Discogs)

Brasil ! lala lala lalalalaaaaa! Brasil ! Brasil !

“Light As A Feather” LP released on Milestone Records.

This is an epic story, a fusion jazz track with a funky bassline, a few sci-fi sounds, great drums (Brasil for sure) and even more.

10 min to travel out of space.

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Feb
07
2012
3

New York After Dark

Fragment of forgotten film “Flashing Lights”  (aka “Monique”, aka “New York After Dark”, USA/France, 1978) featuring a club performance of Dennis Parker — the one and only true sex-symbol of disco epoch.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pdwW17sSr94
His another marvellous video is here.

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Feb
07
2012
2

Maria

There’s a reality show on tv focusing on four Hollywood wifes of Swedish origin. The undisputed star attraction is Maria Montezami, in the picture. Maria dresses like she was fourteen years old, looks at someone just past the camera and delivers sentences with heavily accented English like “Everyone cannot have a blue glass bowl filled with tuna salad, ja, but a blue glass bowl with salad can bring a family closer together”. She is always smiling and comes across as a genuinely well-meaning person from another, extremely weird dimension.

There has been no footage of any exclusive Hollywood parties from her villa yet but I bet that’s coming. Maria, check these tracks out for your soirée! I’m sure they’re right up your alley.

G.T Soundtrax – West Side Story / Maria

Joe Dolan – Midnight Lover

Voodoomen – Voodoodancing

Teddy Pendergrass – Choose Me

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Feb
05
2012
0

Disco Bebe

Disco Baby – Tema Do Bebe

Cipo di Gafaieira – Aquarela Do Brasil

Made in Brazil, both in 1978.

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Feb
05
2012
0

Eyesight To The Blind

Jackknife – Eyesight To The Blind

A 1979 German version of the The Who tune from the pop opera Tommy. The image is from the Ken Russell film – get it on dvd.

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Feb
05
2012
0

Only In Miami

Bette Midler – Only In Havana

Cabaret Goddess does socially conscious dance track in 1983.

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Feb
04
2012
0

I (Who Have Nothing)

Rare video — official promo of Sylvester’s “I (Who Have Nothing)”, 1979. Uncommon example of non-camp disco-video.

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