French boogie bliss.
Sunday, January 27, 2008
Partners - Give It To Me (12", 1982)
French boogie bliss.
Friday, January 25, 2008
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Ellis & Cephas - I'm Gonna Miss You Girl (7", 1979)
Originally titled 'I'm Gonna Miss You Berle' after Milton Berle was banned from Saturday Night Live for his disastrous guest-hosting appearance in 1979. Just before pressing, executives at Von's Records forced the duo to re-record the track, replacing 'Berle' with 'Girl'.
Monday, January 21, 2008
Robin Kenyatta - Temptation Took Control Of Me (Terra Nova, 1973)
Sunday, January 20, 2008
Freddie McGregor - Natural Collie (7", 1980)
"Way down in the valley, stroking natural collie" sang proud owner Freddie after his purebred border collie Haile Sir Lassie won the 1979 Spanishtown Sheepdog Trials.
Friday, January 18, 2008
Thursday, January 17, 2008
Usha Uthup - Welcome, Test Tube Baby (Blast Off, 1984)
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Monday, January 14, 2008
Jimmy Stone - Family Affair (7", 1972)
The white sheep of the family Stone, Jimmy ran away to Spain as a boy and attempted to cash-in on his family's success by recording his own versions of their greatest hits.
Sunday, January 13, 2008
Loose Ends - A Little Spice (A Little Spice, 1983)
This reminds me of the smooth jazz station my dad always tuned to when we cruised around Miami in his jag convertible. And also the hold music at Walgreens pharmacy.
Saturday, January 12, 2008
Tats Yamashita - Magic Ways (Big Wave, 1984)
The soundtrack to this Japanese surfer film is laden with uninspired Beach Boys covers but the original compositions are pretty choice. Handclaps at 2:22.
Friday, January 11, 2008
Love Unlimited Orchestra - Forever In Love (Music Maestro Please, 1975)
Another joyously seductive production from the dearly departed Barry White, no doubt smiling down on us from his heavenly cloud. "Ambrosia? No thanks. I'll have a bucket of ribs and a banana shake, please."
Wednesday, January 9, 2008
Pram - Mother Of Pearl (Museum Of Imaginary Animals, 2000)
Ponytone rarely celebrates the products of this doomed and gaudy new millennium, but let us sing of this unsung band whose wobbly warmth led many to dismiss them as indie. In truth, they have written themselves a footnote in the grand history of experimental pop music. Pram people of Birmingham we salute you and your gilded theremin.
Tuesday, January 8, 2008
Judy Nylon - Carlotta (7",1982)
The first solo single from the better half of the punk duo Snatch, and the Judy from Brian Eno's 'Back In Judy's Jungle'
Sunday, January 6, 2008
LISTEN & OBEY
STAVELY MAKEPEACE I Wanna Love You Like A Mad Dog ODMENN Ortmort HAMMER Tuane FACE VALUE Run Rabbit Run ROY AYERS Chicago ASPHIXIATION The Crush DJ GRAND WIZARD THEODORE BAZ Subway Theme KONRAD My Girl LUIS SANTI Y SU CONJUNTO Les Feligresses KOLDO Disc Man RAY DAVIES Unholy Alliance NANCY SIT Shakin All Over DUTCH RHYTHM STEEL & SHOW BAND Funky Stuff LEE STONE What Is Life PESNYARY Ruzhy Cviet BJ WARD Vocal Ease HARMONICATS Dardanella BIG BLOOD Vitamin C AFLICTED MAN Hippy Punk LINDA LAMB King Meadowlands JUNIOR PARKER Tomorrow Never Knows
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Friday, January 4, 2008
From the album Soul, Steel & Show released in 1974. 'Stoned' is a definite improvement on the Chi-Lites original.
Thursday, January 3, 2008
Ronnie McNeir - Wendy Is Gone (Ronnie McNeir, 1975)
Last night I taped the image of Ronnie at his piano to the mirror of my vanity, and now I'm considering changing my name to Wendy. I guess I'm in deep.