Feb
28
2012
0

The Pelican Dance

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Obscure Bernard Estardy release originally published in 1973 under the name “The Baronet”. The italian release from 1974 sports a different picture sleeve and a slightly different version of the track, released under moniker “The But”.

The But – The Pelican Dance

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Feb
28
2012
1

Legs O’ Feelin

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1977 Power funk soul from France, the package is complete with appropriate moanings and a picture sleeve with a black guy (?) in a deliciously terrible leather suit, that sure hits me like a cannonball.

Legs O’ Feelin’ – Papa Soul

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Feb
28
2012
2

Barbara Marchant Family

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From the endless box of tv tunes, here is the sigla of the Italian TV program “Rally”, on the sure shot YEP label.
The cover needs no comment, right?

Barbara Marchand Family – Rally

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Feb
28
2012
4

Les Clodettes

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Schlagerish french pop disco of the………….worst level, from 1980, but I know out there sure are fans of this sound. Shamelessly, I am.

Les Clodettes – Hey marry me

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Feb
26
2012
0

Celestial Dance

The New York Potpourri Strings – Celestial Dance

Chunky Rinder&Lewis-style boogie, from producer August Darnell of Dr Buzzard’s Original Savannah Band and Kid Creole fame.

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Feb
26
2012
0

Down Istanbul

Abdul Hassan Orchestra & Yonina – Down Istanbul

The Netherlands, 1979. Abdul Hassan is one of the aliases of Hans van Eijck, the man behind countless schlagers like “Linda Linda” by the Tee-Set.

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Feb
26
2012
1

Dancer vocal version

Gypsy – Dancer vocal version

There’s the instrumental in the February mix, a few posts below.

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Feb
26
2012
1

Sospesi Nel Traffico

Gianni Mazza – Sospesi Nel Traffico

Poliziotteschi-style library track throbs with menace.

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Feb
25
2012
1

Bullet

–What’s this garbage? Sounds like a chipmunk with diarrhea.
–l like that.
–What are you doing? Cost me $10.95 plus tax.
–You call that music? This is music.

This way I fell in love with “Right Said Fred” Barry White.

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Feb
23
2012
8

L.O.V.E. Got A Hold On Me

He might be white Barry White (sorry for bad pun), but has chosen German and Italian TV-shows instead of NY clubs.
Sorry for this foolish TV spot, but the song is worthy of it, even in short version (David Mancuso would not give me a lie).

And here’s another, big proto-disco stomper with video even worse than previous. (more…)

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Feb
23
2012
3

Back To You

Melophonia – Back To You

Imo one of the lushest and most baroque disco numbers. Fell on my knees and recieved stigmata when I first heard the strings near the end of the clip.

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Feb
20
2012
1

February mix

February mix by Jussi

Secret Weapon: Dancing Into Midnight (thanks Jerry B for the tip), Augusto Martelli: Popcorn Time, Krono: Manhattan, Paul Mauriat: Ritual Fire Dance, Montreal Synthesizer Orchestra: Do It Again, some Cat Stevens, Michael Garrison and Claudja Barry, Delilah: Give A Little Love, Broadway Brass: Luck Be A Lady, the first part of of Rive Gauche’s Whap T-Lee Whap, some of Paul Jabara’s Pleasure Island, Milk Shake Disco: Goodbye Sadness Hello Joy, a quick bit off the 1979 Martine Clemenceau album, Dancer by Gypsy going into a stunning record Carlo sent me, stuff like that. C. 45 minutes. Only vinyls used, of course.

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Feb
19
2012
2

Midnight Story

Wanja – Midnight Story

Germany 1977. Love the violins but object to the lyrics: “In the early morning light, no-one is really satisfied, they walk home, all alone”. Say what? Now what kind of club for losers did you go to, Wanja?

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Feb
19
2012
0

On a sun day… “There I Was”.

Chris Malinchak – There I Was (2012)

Something fresh and funky, cute, and freshly cut. I don’t really know if this sound really fits to the blog right now but this makes me feel soOo good. I’ll let you just take a lick to taste… Listen here @ soundcloud.com

And even more because I can’t resist ! (more…)

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Feb
18
2012
4

Karate

One of trendiest soviet song of season 1982-83: underground disco-rock smash “Karate” from “Leysya Pesnya” (“Flow Song”) group.

The song has never been officially released. This version is taken from bootleged live performance (1982).

Leysya Pesnya – Karate

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Feb
16
2012
2

Hello Song!

2 fragments from 1979 TV benefit of soviet disco ensemble “Zdravstvuy Pesnya” (“Hello Song”).
Disco-funk number in schlager traditions “Love was nearby”:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OIH6M-8ftbc&feature=related
Cover of Neil Sedaka’s “One way ticket” (a year later after Eruption’s take):

And some more: ensemble’s trumpet-player, Sergey Baulin (unfortunately, he is not on video) taught me to drum in late 80s.

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Feb
16
2012
2

Pantera

Pantera – I Confess

Pantera – The Big Bamboo

Yet another version of The Big Bamboo. We need them all.

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Feb
16
2012
0

Los Tigres

Los Tigres – El Ticu Tuca

More not-so-authentic ethnic music for folk dancing.

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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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