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craner
03-05-2009, 06:09 PM
Now then, I know that 99.99% of Dissensians are doctrinaire junglists and 2-steppers (otherwise, why are you here?) and therefore go backwards, as evidanced by the smashing success of the 80s soul thread. So I propose we go back a decade and showcase your favorite disco tracks. And if this works, we can go and do a Northern Soul/Motown/Stax thread, but let's see. Disco is not just disco, but pseudo-disco and disco not disco also, but I presume you will all recognise the remit. We're talking, mainly, 70s and early 80s disco-orientated dance music, primarily of American origin. Italo-disco doesn't count.

A scattering, from me:

Evelyn 'Champagne' King (posted by Oliver 'Cognac' Craner), 'Shame':

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxNqRFBqWzU

Rare Pleasure, 'Let Me Down Easy':

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CuVZiFHvJEE

Tamiko Jones, 'Can't Live Without Your Love':

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vu-XOkC1kUA

Dinosaur, 'Kiss Me Again':

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=48xdD_ITwLY

Gary's Gang, 'Let's Lovedance Tonight'

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IBM32NfS8EM

Loose Joints, 'Tell You (Today):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qTb5StzkI-Y

Hall & Oates, 'Crime Pays':

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5RZTvBYOqn8

simon silverdollar
03-05-2009, 06:23 PM
oh how i love disco.

Dusty Springfield - 'Baby Blue';

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QY2zFInPi9U

chorus is heavenly.

bassbeyondreason
03-05-2009, 10:58 PM
T-Connection - At Midnight (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RHbtT1eUMXI)
Stargard - Which Way is Up (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y05sFHFWHKM)
BT Express - Express (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MvKjK_JndEA)
Erotic Drum Band - Love Disco Style (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Vx1hx8ELYw)

I have no idea how obscure/known this stuff is (I look forward to this thread turning me onto some fresh craziness, which the "no italo" rule should help with)

Logos
03-05-2009, 11:22 PM
I think this one was quite well known.

Jackie Moore - This Time, Baby

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEsS0RNf-cs

nomos
04-05-2009, 12:23 AM
Thank you Craner! I have a lot to learn so this will be good.

This is a favourite:
Instant Funk - Dark Vader http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_GM6qbLQop8

Last year I read Tim Lawrence's book Love Saves the Day (http://www.timlawrence.info/books/love_intro.php) which traces the scene year by year (sometimes week by week) through the decade. Amazing work, based on hundreds of interviews.

Also saw the documentary Maestro (http://www.amazon.com/Maestro-Larry-Levan/dp/B0009X76ZU) which is disappointing. Too much scene-y blather and regurgitating the litany. The DVD extras are better. David Mancuso sounding like a knob talking about sound systems. The filmmaker getting schooled on how systems really work by the engineer who did the Garage.

nomos
04-05-2009, 12:27 AM
also, this is awesome...
http://www.dissensus.com/showthread.php?t=3519&highlight=raunchy+rich

michael
04-05-2009, 02:53 AM
Some (obvious?) faves:

Linda Clifford - Runaway Love (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOmhKpwpDkc)

Gwen Guthrie - Seventh Heaven (Larry Levan 12" mix) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UXG7Uqr4HFU)

Universal Robot Band - Barely Breaking Even (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X122FkikCsM)

Diana Ross - Upside Down (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4GtyMeEcPPE)

I know I just did Diana Ross, but I'll stop short of Michael Jackson, cos I guess you all know it through and through. Rock With You's one of my favourite songs.

There's a lovely song by George McCrae - You Treat Me Good - which I can't find on Youtube. He's the guy who did Rock Me Baby and I Get Lifted. Could go on a bit of a TK Records tangent...


I could also go nuts on Earth Wind & Fire's disco era and The Emotions, but I guess anyone who's here already knows how good that stuff is?

michael
04-05-2009, 02:55 AM
Also, I love disco to bits, but had only heard about 4 of the things posted before me... looking forward to lots of new goodies too!

dominic
04-05-2009, 04:47 AM
errrrr . . . .

Herb Alpert - Rotation
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vACvafOvq0

Candido - Thousand Finger Man
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNg8Ch-hVH0

Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band - Cherchez La Femme
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4CK-f-Hhij4

Ray Martinez and Friends - Lady of the night
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GF2djNCknGg

Ann Margret - Everybody Needs Somebody Sometimes
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syHTgO5JERU

Zulema - Change
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lbp--vCn-DA

Powerline - Double Journey
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1nYJXGsB_5Q

Kikrokos - Life is a Jungle
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=efC5h7VyYPI

Silver Convention - Mission To Venus
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8okNwfPSThc

Lime - Agent 406
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=da6oYzzyRS0

Sharon Bailey - Cosmic Dust
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPH1YWPF47Y

Roots - Sheriff's Horse
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RUcveXVIr60

Bombers - The Mexican
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4b0oj__UY4Y

Laser - His Name Is Charlie
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qAavbbW7cS0

Ian Hunter - Bastard
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w6wOLahxP5M

Betty Davis - Dedicated To The Press
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zF3PY5b6rXs

Amanda Lear - Follow Me
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LE64yADXvaE

Billy Frazier -- Billy Who
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0hzGChtCGqE

Empress - Dyin' to be dancin'
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4L92HSfFxI

Nightlife Unlimited - Peaches And Prunes
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3XPlRo91Vag

Cheryl Lynn - Star Love
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7AfxUDAGH8Y

Bumble Bee Unlimited -- Everybody Dance
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MihHNR3AOq0

Arpadys -- Funky Bass
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syqK9QcCQzo

Kym - Give Me The Dance
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-D4gnY010A

Eartha Kitt - Where is My Man
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R5m88CoGLno

Carly Simon - Why
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OyXLUvB-QHA

Cruisin'Gang - Affair a Gogo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0Bzm70ebvI

Chantal Curtis - Get Another Love
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFlbbkA0_pQ

Made in U S A - Melodies
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LAxW3bODoVQ

Pam Todd & Gold Bullion Band - Together
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9K9wa8_-YVs

petergunn
04-05-2009, 06:00 AM
also, this is awesome...
http://www.dissensus.com/showthread.php?t=3519&highlight=raunchy+rich

thx, forgot about that.... some personal favs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6KUNJMg-pqU loletta holloway- hot and run

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZI_uUMXCh8 clyde alexander- got to get your love

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PwID6073wGk the bombers - get dancing

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9VWtzFnWD9M asha puthli- space talk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZrjFa_LwPRE direct current- everybody here tonight must party

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IsIOr5feDY0 young and co.- i like what you're doing to me

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xPGPD9CjmI cloud one- spaced out

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DlAMEdeu19w jimmy bo horne- spank

http//www.youtube.com/watch?v=DoMQWXJF_xw (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DoMQWXJF_xw) paul lewis- girl you need a chaneg of mind

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDOIBCb0_-U o'jays- i love music

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wlJPSn4j7Ic freedom- get up and dance

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXMuZxzDRvw jackson sisters- i believe in miracles

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xUN668kI_X0 sessomatto- sessomatto

dominic
04-05-2009, 07:54 AM
Now then, I know that 99.99% of Dissensians are doctrinaire junglists and 2-steppers (otherwise, why are you here?)

ahem, i am in the .01%


We're talking, mainly, 70s and early 80s disco-orientated dance music, primarily of American origin. Italo-disco doesn't count.

oh! such a brit, with the need to so tightly categorize and delineate. i reckon 1/4 of my list above is non-american and therefore possibly italo? sorry!

dominic
04-05-2009, 09:20 AM
also, this is awesome...
http://www.dissensus.com/showthread.php?t=3519&highlight=raunchy+rich

agreed! absolutely fantastic! do you have a track list? it is all vaguely familiar but not actually known to me

dominic
04-05-2009, 09:22 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZI_uUMXCh8 clyde alexander- got to get your love



also very nice

dominic
04-05-2009, 09:29 AM
Instant Funk - Dark Vader http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_GM6qbLQop8


excellent

dominic
04-05-2009, 09:55 AM
Stargard - Which Way is Up[/URL]


brilliant

michael
04-05-2009, 11:00 AM
brilliant

Yeah, that Stargard track is particularly great.

I'm feeling positively schooled already... nice to read something from dominic again! I'm also in the .01%... Not sure how I ended up here, really. A friend got me to sign up, said it was interesting, and it was...

craner
04-05-2009, 11:11 AM
oh! such a brit, with the need to so tightly categorize and delineate. i reckon 1/4 of my list above is non-american and therefore possibly italo? sorry!

Well, it's more of a guideline than a rule...

michael
04-05-2009, 11:15 AM
That Gary's Gang track is my fave so far - I take it a million people have sampled that electric piano riff??

STN
04-05-2009, 01:33 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1pQWkr0bipk

teena gardner, heartbeat. club mix is better tho.

owengriffiths
04-05-2009, 02:44 PM
I don't know if this is suitable, but the original is 10 minutes long and seems like the kind of thing gay black new yorkers would have danced to in the early 80's, so it gets my vote.

Steve Miller Band- Macho City
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VWrB3lw8hjk

Most of my knowledge of disco comes from Salsoul records, which also happens to be the label that has reissued things more than anyone else, and has in turn been sampled more than anyone else. So I'm trying to pick tracks that arent blatantly obvious...

Instant Funk- I've got my mind made up (larry Levan re-edit)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AEcVpnzdzS4

I think one of the nice features of Larry Levan tunes is that they often have an element coming in out of time. Presumably they purposely spliced the reels wrongly to get this sound.

craner
04-05-2009, 02:49 PM
'Macho City' certainly counts, as does Yoko Ono's 'Walking on Thin Ice'.

Tentative Andy
04-05-2009, 05:16 PM
And if this works, we can go and do a Northern Soul/Motown/Stax thread, but let's see.

I for one would be more than up for this if it came to it.
Disco, though - love hearing a bit of it from time to time, but very far from being a fanboy, so I'm going to sit back and leach off others' knowledge for the time being.

IdleRich
04-05-2009, 05:38 PM
"Now then, I know that 99.99% of Dissensians are doctrinaire junglists and 2-steppers (otherwise, why are you here?)"
Not me.

This is good assuming it's early enough. The Flirts - Passion

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2S034XJRik

mms
04-05-2009, 05:40 PM
Not me.

This is good assuming it's early enough. The Flirts - Passion

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2S034XJRik

marvellous - stinks of poppers, absolutley reeks.

IdleRich
04-05-2009, 05:47 PM
"marvellous - stinks of poppers, absolutley reeks."
I read once that Bobby O was very homophobic... but my brain refuses to accept that, it just doesn't make any sense.

mms
04-05-2009, 06:08 PM
I read once that Bobby O was very homophobic... but my brain refuses to accept that, it just doesn't make any sense.

he was in it for the money. a straight italian guy on the mass production tip, works in real estate now

here is an interview with him from 87'
http://www.smack-dynamik.com/oartist_detail.php?ID=10

choice
'bobby O’s history of working relationships reads like a Bel Air alimony lawyers’s casebook. One of his most successful associations ended understandably abruptly when he claimed he could "cure" the artist of his homosexuality, but men continue to be mesmerized by the electric vitality of this irresistible, impossible character. Women, too, are oddly tantalized by a man fixes his dark eyes to theirs over dinner, tells them just how he likes to make love, and what a great lover he is, and then kisses them goodnight on the cheek only to call at midnight to ask if they are naked.'

crackerjack
04-05-2009, 06:12 PM
My favourite disco tune by a mile these days

Sylvester - I NEED SOMEBODY TO LOVE TONIGHT (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OvdluFpQV-Q)

And for sheer nuttiness, nothing matches Harry (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6pBvnITZLFM&feature=related).

I'm not too keen on the funkier end of disco, perhaps cos I'll never forgive it for murdering soul music.

But this Jones Girls tune (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nnRVA2GJMc0)is beyond great.

mms
04-05-2009, 06:18 PM
My favourite disco tune by a mile these days

Sylvester - I NEED SOMEBODY TO LOVE TONIGHT (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OvdluFpQV-Q)

And for sheer nuttiness, nothing matches Harry (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6pBvnITZLFM&feature=related).

I'm not too keen on the funkier end of disco, perhaps cos I'll never forgive it for murdering soul music.

But this Jones Girls tune (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nnRVA2GJMc0)is beyond great.

yep that sylvester record is amazing, the weird insomniac early morning bird twitters in the background too, it's quite an amazing track, it sounds exhausted doesn't it?
woebot played me that, i had the instrumental which is on the b side of feel mighty real but this is the one.

the jones girls track i really like is nights over egypt, produced by dexter wansell isn't it

this is getting more in to rare groove now but this one
life on mars is pretty stunning
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=086p5RAY30s

sampled on this track of course musto and bones
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddlcVvlaqMA

rare groove was jazz funks revenge on disco, much tougher more 4 4 but more 'musical'

there are a bunch of singles on that same label as the harry thurman which all have that cross over mental heavy sound design electronics and strings, that really is an amazing very avant side of disco, i need to find alot more stuff like that, i think, thats the side that really gets me very excited.

crackerjack
04-05-2009, 06:37 PM
the jones girls track i really like is nights over egypt, produced by dexter wansell isn't it

Nights was always the big JG classic, the one that commanded the big money and got stuck on comps. But I prefer that one, i'm just a sucker for basslines.

Talking of jazz-funk, not that it is particularly :confused:, sometimes this (http://myjazzworld.blogspot.com/2007/06/charles-earland-revelation.html)is absolutely my favourite track ever. And I still don't own the damn thing.

edit: Hmm, this is a slightly different mix from the one I have on tape. I don't spose there's a 12" of this title track anywhere....?

crackerjack
04-05-2009, 06:40 PM
there are a bunch of singles on that same label as the harry thurman which all have that cross over mental heavy sound design electronics and strings, that really is an amazing very avant side of disco, i need to find alot more stuff like that, i think, thats the side that really gets me very excited.

I await the mixtape!

mms
04-05-2009, 06:47 PM
I await the mixtape!

well thats the problem, there are very few records out there that are like this, i can only think of about 4 or 5, but then i can't really say i've done a huge investigation, cos it's so bloody difficult to find the things it's kind of serendipidous, but i'm really suprised that combination hasn't been explored or revisited as it's so much more exciting and interesting and has so much more potential than say italo or something.

crackerjack
04-05-2009, 06:49 PM
well thats the problem, there are very few records out there that are like this, i can only think of about 4 or 5, but then i can't really say i've done a huge investigation, cos it's so bloody difficult to find the things it's kind of serendipidous, but i'm really suprised that combination hasn't been explored or revisited as it's so much more exciting and interesting and has so much more potential than say italo or something.

Yeah, I don't get the Italo thing at all. Space disco is cool, but Italo just seems kitsch and ironic (although I know people whose love for it is apparently very sincere).

mms
04-05-2009, 07:05 PM
Yeah, I don't get the Italo thing at all. Space disco is cool, but Italo just seems kitsch and ironic (although I know people whose love for it is apparently very sincere).

some of it is amazing no doubt, alot of it isn't, i've kinda gone into this b4 on here, its part of the 'electroclash continnum' more than anything else imho.

IdleRich
04-05-2009, 07:05 PM
"he was in it for the money. a straight italian guy on the mass production tip, works in real estate now

here is an interview with him from 87'
http://www.smack-dynamik.com/oartist_detail.php?ID=10"
Nice one, good stuff.

scarboi
04-05-2009, 07:09 PM
There's a lot of Italo thats a direct predecessor to both early House and Techno.

Compare something like Charlie's Spacer Woman.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Frmit8M2M44&annotation_id=annotation_605024&feature=iv

To Cybotron.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=aOBUqCIXXWY

Or to Jamie Principle.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=kup0BdoLzbg

I think thats what got people interested in creating this ""Italo as revivalist scene" even though it was by and large very commercial and cheesy music.

mms
04-05-2009, 07:12 PM
There's a lot of Italo thats a direct predecessor to both early House and Techno.

Compare something like Charlie's Spacer Woman.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Frmit8M2M44&annotation_id=annotation_605024&feature=iv

To Cybotron.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=aOBUqCIXXWY

Or to Jamie Principle.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=kup0BdoLzbg

I think thats what got people interested in creating this ""Italo as revivalist scene" even though it was by and large very commercial and cheesy music.

yes of course, and alot of it was played in chicago too, as a revivalist scene i think it comes more from electroclash, which in itself was a bit of a revival of a type of sound and attitude.

scarboi
04-05-2009, 07:18 PM
Yeah, electroclash was hugely indebted to early High NRG like Bobby O or Patrick Cowley.

Felix Da Housecat used some pretty large Bobby O samples in his beats for one example.


Edit: This one being one of the more obvious.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51nxDqmBP3s


Sorry to derail thread into less organic sounding disco.

scarboi
04-05-2009, 07:33 PM
Here's one of my favorite proto Italo tracks by way of restitution.

Tantra - Hills of Katmandu

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oA_cL26Mwfw

Very big in early 80s NYC area clubs like the Funhouse.

mms
04-05-2009, 07:43 PM
Here's one of my favorites proto Italo tracks by way of restitution.

Tantra - Hills of Katmandu

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oA_cL26Mwfw

Very big in early 80s NYC area clubs like the Funhouse.

yes - gorgeous.
i'm going to put that on now.

reeltoreel
04-05-2009, 08:17 PM
More Tantra....

Tantra - Top Shot

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mj-5G4_H_ck

petergunn
05-05-2009, 08:06 AM
keeping thread alive....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DRJILtoi8is

began began- computer wars

Transpontine
05-05-2009, 08:18 AM
Some great tracks on this thread. As part of the Association of Autonomous Astronauts (http://history-is-made-at-night.blogspot.com/2007/06/space-is-place.html), I used to sometimes DJ as Neil Disconaut playing mainly space-themed disco and funk, but there were a couple of tracks mentioned earlier which I didn't pick up on (e.g. thanks to whoever linked to that Spacer Woman Italo-disco classic)

There's loads of Earth Wind and Fire and George Clinton spacey stuff, here's a few disco classics:

Crown Heights Affair - Galaxy of Love
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=veb2BiWskDU

Slick - Space Base
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2LNEl3wYpPY

Atmosfear - Dancing in Outer Space
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hoB0nTKL6U&feature=related

Any more space-themed disco? Quite a few have already been mentioned on this thread, including:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9VWtzFnWD9M asha puthli- space talk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7AfxUDAGH8Y Cheryl Lynn - star love

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xPGPD9CjmI cloud one- spaced out

Sharon Bailey - Cosmic Dust http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPH1YWPF47Y

Silver Convention - Mission To Venus http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8okNwfPSThc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=086p5RAY30s Dexter Wansel - LIfe on Mars

Charlie's Spacer Woman. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Frmit...024&feature=iv

Neil
History is Made at Night (http://history-is-made-at-night.blogspot.com)

petergunn
05-05-2009, 09:01 AM
hmmmmmmmmmmm spaced theme disco.......

wanda williams- mr UFO on TK.... (not on youtube...)

universal robot band- space disco

still, let's not dwell on spacey disco, b/c that is basically fetishizing records for being "pre-italo"........

chicago- street player remix (have this on vinyl on some great old school bootleg...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9mdQjmHxbs

machine - there but for the grace of god go i (the uk version seems to be longer, this is the US i have on 12") http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmGpLYTgHlg

scarboi
05-05-2009, 09:30 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSvdQn2Td5c

MMS if you're into rare groove/jazz funk I'm assuming you're familiar with Weather Report?

Have you heard any of their bassist's albums?

Alphonso Johnson's Moonshadow is steadily becoming a favorite of mine. Its a shame that the PC I use to rip vinyl is currently out of commission.

I'm still trying to find a streaming version of the best track, Stump.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UM00k282xI&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZu82T0dfVE

scarboi
05-05-2009, 09:43 AM
And if we're really going to talk about Disco, we need to talk about Philly Soul too.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVVKP3Gh8CI

I'm talking Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes, McFadden and Whitehead, MFSB, Gamble and Huff, and Teddy Pendergrass.

Not to mention LA based but still Philly sounding Barry White and his Love Unlimited Orchestra.

Don't get me started.

scarboi
05-05-2009, 09:50 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWh6cH2ZEZY

Frankie Knuckles did a brilliant cover of this on DJ International.

michael
05-05-2009, 10:32 AM
Not to mention LA based but still Philly sounding Barry White and his Love Unlimited Orchestra.

Hey, is Love Unlimited Orchestra's Midnight Groove (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUglr62TJG4) a well-known moment of greatness? Me and a friend love it to bits, but have no idea whether it's one of those tunes that's totally played out in the Northern Hemisphere...

dominic
05-05-2009, 03:30 PM
sampled on this track of course musto and bones
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddlcVvlaqMA


that is pal joey, not frankie bones

for frankie bones, compare this with this =

Looney Tunes -- Just as Long as I Got You
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wSfpw2Y16s

Love Committee - Just as Long as I Got You
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_08jLgQoM9s

which reminds me of this fabulous 808 state sampler track ------------>

808 State -- Ancodia
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LpsmPuS6re8

Thelma Houston - You Used To Hold Me So Tight
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3a3fsfnoEI

((((Ancodia also samples this, but not nearly as nice = Unique -- What I Got Is What You Need
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22F9rCnf0nw))))

IdleRich
05-05-2009, 03:47 PM
"Looney Tunes -- Just as Long as I Got You
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wSfpw2Y16s

Love Committee - Just as Long as I Got You
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_08jLgQoM9s"
Love these, was going to suggest the second (it's a bit of a stretch to call the Loony Tunes take disco) yesterday but I got distracted.

IdleRich
05-05-2009, 04:07 PM
Some Patrick Adams stuff mentioned but not the one that goes "I'm a Big Freak Are You One Too?" can't remember what it's called or immediately find my copy it seems. Doesn't seem to be on youtube which might explain why I guess.

IdleRich
05-05-2009, 06:30 PM
Turns out it's called I'm A Big Freak (R U 1 2).
Also, I'm not sure if this is exactly disco (though if not what is it?) but it's great

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vcq4s6GfM9s

dominic
05-05-2009, 07:20 PM
More disco, quite canonical . . . .

First Choice - Let No Man Put Asunder
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xO4Xsl9rN1w

Lamont Dozier - Going Back To My Roots
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdEwRm-kSJ0

Don Ray - Standing In The Rain
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJRq6bj4viw

Eddy Grant -- Time Warp
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4UX9iuU4r6U

Skatt Brothers – Walk the Night
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3KKibx7WgD0

Eddie Kendricks – Going Up in Smoke
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPnwwgZT7nc

Fun Fun - Happy station
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06ZlbURvidY

Dan Hartman - Vertigo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qNNf2JvUYc0

Andwella – Hold on to Your Mind
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXWblGMXB-w

Brother To Brother - Chance With You
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R5Yo-IOCCd0

Touch & Go -- Ecstasy, Passion & Pain
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gpBH8z0CEZ4

slim jenkins
06-05-2009, 10:39 AM
Let's Start The Dance - Hamilton Bohannon...rock the house...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2mG-nLrvIc#

'And love is just a passing word...it's the thought you had in the taxi cab that got left on the kerb'...NYC disco poetry and one of my all-time faves...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NoyJizkV7Ok#

'Got myself together...ye-ah'...early extended groove classic and a monster on the scene - here's an edit, best for Soul Train dancer junkies:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aMJ48hP8q2A#

This deserves better sound but it appears to be the only one available - too good to ignore - it's outtah sight - essential War:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ysC3XNlt48#

'I'm looking for the party people'...Fatback bass line bump special:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NxwzjyDFSh8&feature=related#

'You've only got one life so live it cool'...T-Connection's masterpiece that ruled the floors...timbales to the fore...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ylbn_96cwjw#

Christ, I could be here all morning - great thread for this one-percenter. The change was subtle, from Funk to Disco...up the tempo, load on the strings...and f*ck those who thought it all started with Sat Night Fever.

crackerjack
06-05-2009, 11:17 AM
Let's Start The Dance - Hamilton Bohannon...rock the house...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2mG-nLrvIc#

That's the second version and the superior one - songs with stupid raps beat songs without stupid raps every time.

slim jenkins
06-05-2009, 11:46 AM
Heh-heh...not so sure about that.

I recall 'Disco Sucks' and the rage against it all by Rock fans but as former funkateers who also got into Punk it was just part of the progression for those of us who have always loved dancing to black music (and the Average White Band). There was also a Funk/Punk connection with some of the clothes...hence Rotten wearing a mohair jumper was no surprise...plastic sandals anyone? ;). The Soul Boys in my area also took to beating up Punks so there was a triangle of hate going on...with me in the middle...:slanted:

dominic
06-05-2009, 06:10 PM
Dinosaur, 'Kiss Me Again':

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=48xdD_ITwLY


possibly his best pure dance track

or maybe one of these

Lola -- Wax the Van
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sylqh7IQpLw

Loose Joints -- Shoot The Pump
not on youtube!!!

and too obvious to mention, Loose Joints - Is It All Over My Face
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kLRb2O6DKJ8

dominic
06-05-2009, 06:20 PM
Another fabulous disco record, but not on discogs or youtube, is . . . .

Charmaigne -- Whoosh! What a Rush

andysays
06-05-2009, 07:32 PM
some great stuff on here!

just found this..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFfaIg-OBa0&feature=related

dominic
06-05-2009, 07:42 PM
Turns out it's called I'm A Big Freak (R U 1 2).
Also, I'm not sure if this is exactly disco (though if not what is it?) but it's great

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vcq4s6GfM9s

very nice

i would call it slow disco

nothing to do with patrick adams though

mms
06-05-2009, 07:47 PM
that is pal joey, not frankie bones

for frankie bones, compare this with this =



ur rite i stand corrected :)

Bang Diddley
07-05-2009, 10:40 AM
Bit short on time nowaday so will post up a couple tunes later one Ive been looked at the thread in more detail.

However http://www.livingart.com/raving/articles/housemusic101.htmis for everyone posting on this thread. Early Disco to House.

Bang Diddley
07-05-2009, 10:45 AM
Some great tracks on this thread. As part of the

Any more space-themed disco? Quite a few have already been mentioned on this thread, including:

Neil
[URL="http://history-is-made-at-night.blogspot.com"]History is Made at Night (http://history-is-made-at-night.blogspot.com/2007/06/space-is-place.html)


Life on Mars - Dexter Wansell

Bang Diddley
07-05-2009, 10:50 AM
Nights was always the big JG classic, the one that commanded the big money and got stuck on comps. But I prefer that one, i'm just a sucker for basslines.

Talking of jazz-funk, not that it is particularly :confused:, sometimes this (http://myjazzworld.blogspot.com/2007/06/charles-earland-revelation.html)is absolutely my favourite track ever. And I still don't own the damn thing.

edit: Hmm, this is a slightly different mix from the one I have on tape. I don't spose there's a 12" of this title track anywhere....?

Nights Over Egypt followed by this by Yasuko Agawa. What a bassline I dont the vocalist but she's sweet.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6SkJ7YH2fY

IdleRich
07-05-2009, 11:03 AM
"very nice
i would call it slow disco
nothing to do with patrick adams though"
Yeah, I couldn't find the Patrick Adams one I was after so I thought that I would post that killer from Hot Chocolate - kind of reminds me of Serge Gainsbourg in a weird way. Nice slow and sleazy orchestral disco. I like finding good tracks by artists that everyone thinks are rubbish. There is another Hot Chocolate one called Go Go Girl which is pretty good as well, it's a really early one and it's in a kind of glammy garage style. It sounds like T-Rex in a way. But I digress.

craner
10-05-2009, 11:08 PM
Pil, 'Death Disco'

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6dAqpiOENI4

mistersloane
11-05-2009, 01:30 AM
Yeah, I couldn't find the Patrick Adams one I was after so I thought that I would post that killer from Hot Chocolate - kind of reminds me of Serge Gainsbourg in a weird way. Nice slow and sleazy orchestral disco. I like finding good tracks by artists that everyone thinks are rubbish. There is another Hot Chocolate one called Go Go Girl which is pretty good as well, it's a really early one and it's in a kind of glammy garage style. It sounds like T-Rex in a way. But I digress.

See also Mindless Boogie by them
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5YU26w5fqY

possible the mosy cynical disco/funk track ever.

"Like the clowns and robots that we are
Music is the drug we're searching for...mindless boogie"

They were such a great band.

scarboi
11-05-2009, 04:54 PM
Space - Carry On, Turn Me On

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sd5KJ7hC7vw


Just found this in a shop for 2 dollars, I love America, so much cheap disco.

craner
12-05-2009, 12:18 AM
Central Line, 'Walking Into Sunshine (Larry Levan mix)'

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGamlobm8NY

craner
12-05-2009, 12:21 AM
Ultimate dumb/sublime party track:

Sylvester, 'Over & Over'

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9wOE7mWZXpg

craner
12-05-2009, 12:27 AM
But the best Sylvester track is this:

'I Need You' (it mixes in on this youtube clip from 'Over & Over' quite nicely, I think):

That bassline, as good as Chic surely!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7oUvv8TYLI&feature=related


Apologies if already posted.

craner
12-05-2009, 12:29 AM
Jackie Moore, 'This Time Baby'

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEsS0RNf-cs

craner
12-05-2009, 12:33 AM
http://fashionindie.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/06/guy_bourdin_thumb.jpg

petergunn
12-05-2009, 09:01 AM
But the best Sylvester track is this:

'I Need You' (it mixes in on this youtube clip from 'Over & Over' quite nicely, I think):

That bassline, as good as Chic surely!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7oUvv8TYLI&feature=related


Apologies if already posted.

"stars" is my fav sylvester song...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9XniOo_YkUI

at 138 bpm.... almost grime/dubstep tempo!

edwin starr's contact is at 132, if the labeling on this youtube video is to be believed...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F7CxikbFAQA

so, what other disco songs are at 130bpm or above.... i mixed Stars w/ some dubstep on a radio show recently and would love to do more mixes of that type...

scarboi
13-05-2009, 06:25 AM
There's some Grace Jones stuff thats in the 140s if I remember correctly.

owengriffiths
13-05-2009, 04:47 PM
Instant Funk- slap slap lickedy lap
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KeWqKl0t4Ag

craner
13-05-2009, 07:19 PM
Riz Ortolani, 'Relaxing in the Savana'

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3abKLPDS50

craner
13-05-2009, 07:21 PM
http://www.theage.com.au/ffximage/2004/03/22/guy_bourdin2,0.jpg

petergunn
15-05-2009, 11:14 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cZhS-Mqr6o
\
rio de janiero - garry criss real talk.....

petergunn
17-05-2009, 09:21 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QBuSQCqcIsE

mandolay- la flavour


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5H2H2StlMOs

mammatapee- monster fun

craner
04-06-2009, 03:21 PM
Tracy Weber, 'Sure Shot (Larry Levan Mix)'

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9zRQqVGaCA&feature=related

craner
04-06-2009, 03:37 PM
Class Action, 'Weekend'

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CRPPelfVrXo&feature=related

craner
04-06-2009, 07:18 PM
Dinosaur L, 'Go Bang'

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eeOYmGwhrds&feature=related

vs. Francois Kervorkian mix

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYfUGBfKCPU

four_five_one
05-06-2009, 10:51 PM
More Russell -- Felix - Tiger Stripes: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_-PvO7_oKI

Just got the excellent "World Of Arthur Russell" in the post today, which is finally back in stock at Soul Jazz...

gumdrops
20-08-2009, 02:08 PM
http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/interactive/2009/aug/20/1

Sectionfive
20-08-2009, 03:05 PM
This is a nice mix

The Trocadero was the US west coast’s most important dance club of the disco era and was one of a small pantheon of truly taste making venues around the country that included such luminaries as Paradise Garage, The Saint and The Trocadero’s sister club in New York, 12 West. I ride past what was the Trocadero every day, now a restaurant/bar called the Glas Kat on San Francisco’s 4th Street, on my way to the Caltrain station to take me south into silicon valley.

This mix was taken direct from the sound board of the Trocadero one night in 1980, recorded directly to quarter inch tape, it is a rare, high fidelity piece of history and indicative of the Trocadero sound a few years before high nrg diluted the format, the selection is underground and soulful but to me seems slightly more electronic for its time than mixes and snippets you hear from contemporary clubs of the era on the east coast.

There is a mystery attached to this mix though, the old veteran in San Francisco’s Castro who passed it on to me did not know who the DJ was that night, so I can’t give the correct credit to whomever executed it, but the resident DJ at the time would have been the venerable Bobby Viteritti so indicators would point to him, still it could still have been any one of a handful of well known DJ’s that passed through the booth to play on that famous sound system.


http://beatelectric.blogspot.com/2007/11/trocadero-live-mix-1980-full.html

Change – The End
Sabu – We’re Gonna Rock
Erotic Drum Band – Touch Me Where It’s Hot
Ann Margret – Midnight Message
Wardell Piper – Super Sweet
The Ritchie Family – Quiet Village
Dive Grey & The Oyster Band – Hotel Paradise
Cerrone – Call Me Tonight
Erotic Drum Band – Pop Pop Shoo Wah
Theo Vaness – No Romance Just Wanna Dance
Theo Vaness – Sentimentally It’s You
Persia – Inch By Inch
Vera – Take Me To The Bridge
Don Ray – Got To Have Lovin
Sylvia Love – Instant Love
Lust - Rinder & Lewis

bassbeyondreason
23-08-2009, 05:23 PM
Just been flipping through a bunch of disco 12s I bought a few weeks back and been completely blown away by Chantal Curtis - Get Another Love (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFlbbkA0_pQ). Might have finally found something to displace T-Connection's "At Midnight" from my all-time disco top spot.

bassbeyondreason
23-08-2009, 05:27 PM
Oh shit, look what was next in the pile: Boiling Point - Let's Get Funktified (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKMJnPRlZXM)

powerpill
25-08-2009, 06:17 PM
This is a nice mix

http://beatelectric.blogspot.com/2007/11/trocadero-live-mix-1980-full.html

Change – The End
Sabu – We’re Gonna Rock
Erotic Drum Band – Touch Me Where It’s Hot
Ann Margret – Midnight Message
Wardell Piper – Super Sweet
The Ritchie Family – Quiet Village
Dive Grey & The Oyster Band – Hotel Paradise
Cerrone – Call Me Tonight
Erotic Drum Band – Pop Pop Shoo Wah
Theo Vaness – No Romance Just Wanna Dance
Theo Vaness – Sentimentally It’s You
Persia – Inch By Inch
Vera – Take Me To The Bridge
Don Ray – Got To Have Lovin
Sylvia Love – Instant Love
Lust - Rinder & Lewis

thanks for linking that.

Sectionfive
09-12-2009, 05:26 PM
Larry Levan Interview - Kiss FM 1991

http://soundcloud.com/djmixes/larry-levan-kissfm-uk-radio-interview-mix-with-judge-jules-1991

bruno
09-12-2009, 05:56 PM
i hope this does not break the no italo rule, this is pretty astounding.

cerrone - générique (1978) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=flBlO-8dWRo)

Sectionfive
13-10-2012, 09:35 PM
Some great stuff here.

http://soundcloud.com/r_co/lee-collins-soul-in-the-hole

craner
14-10-2012, 02:10 AM
I always wondered what happened to this thread. I like the way I mixed together Jackie Moore, PiL, Riz Ortolani and Guy Bourdin, but enough about me and my life...this was supposed to rival the 80s Soul thread, but it never really took off in quite the same way. Scaboi was/is one of my favorite niche posters on Dissensus, and took the Yacht Disco thread in an interesting Christopher Cross/jazz fusion/acid house direction (I think, or did I dream that?)

craner
14-10-2012, 02:12 AM
The No Italo thing was, in the words of Peter Venkman, more of guideline than a rule.

Sectionfive
20-10-2012, 12:32 AM
Moroder has open a soundcloud

http://soundcloud.com/giorgiomoroder/


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTxeZ1HDg34

sgn
19-11-2012, 09:11 AM
<iframe width="640" height="360" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/pU3cTX30ZuY?feature=player_detailpage" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

baboon2004
28-11-2012, 08:03 PM
The No Italo thing was, in the words of Peter Venkman, more of guideline than a rule.

So staying within the rules, an extremely obvious choice but I've been obsessed by this (it's a cover of an original Italo track) since discovering it a few months back, and couldn't find anywhere relevant to post it here*. Absolutely perfect 80s video too. Completely passed me in the 80s, was before I started listening to the charts:

<iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/jRzIDvb7QPY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

* Ah, now I find that there is an Italo thread. ah well.

baboon2004
28-11-2012, 08:07 PM
that's brilliant, pity the interview seems to have gone


he was in it for the money. a straight italian guy on the mass production tip, works in real estate now

here is an interview with him from 87'
http://www.smack-dynamik.com/oartist_detail.php?ID=10

choice
'bobby O’s history of working relationships reads like a Bel Air alimony lawyers’s casebook. One of his most successful associations ended understandably abruptly when he claimed he could "cure" the artist of his homosexuality, but men continue to be mesmerized by the electric vitality of this irresistible, impossible character. Women, too, are oddly tantalized by a man fixes his dark eyes to theirs over dinner, tells them just how he likes to make love, and what a great lover he is, and then kisses them goodnight on the cheek only to call at midnight to ask if they are naked.'

mistersloane
29-11-2012, 12:57 PM
So staying within the rules, an extremely obvious choice but I've been obsessed by this (it's a cover of an original Italo track) since discovering it a few months back, and couldn't find anywhere relevant to post it here*. Absolutely perfect 80s video too. Completely passed me in the 80s, was before I started listening to the charts:

<iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/jRzIDvb7QPY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

* Ah, now I find that there is an Italo thread. ah well.

Video by William Friedkin, fact fans!

baboon2004
29-11-2012, 04:10 PM
It shits on The Exorcist.

baboon2004
30-11-2012, 02:43 PM
My favourite disco tune by a mile these days

Sylvester - I NEED SOMEBODY TO LOVE TONIGHT (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OvdluFpQV-Q)

I'm not too keen on the funkier end of disco, perhaps cos I'll never forgive it for murdering soul music.


been working my way back through this thread - thanks for this. Amazing tune. Agree with the second statement too, don't get it at all - the more artificial/weird the better, in my disco book.

Sectionfive
30-11-2012, 03:09 PM
I tend to see disco as soul music and soul music as disco.

firefinga
04-01-2014, 09:20 AM
Hey guys, I thought I'll resurrect this thread, after all I love Disco.

I plan to post a rundown on my fav disco tracks year by year, in chronological order.
First a few explanations: I am leaning towards "electronic" disco, because that's the stuff I like most. Lot's of disco in the early years, from let's say 1974 (that was the year "disco" as a genre really took off) onwards was traditional in the sense it was done with "classic" instruments, no synths, no drum machines. Those early disco tracks were well.craftred, well-executed music, many times soul-music for the 1970s. Greatmusic without a doubt, but not so much interesting for me, since I prefer "tracks" opposed to "songs" and weird sounding synths, sound gimmicks and drum machines always solde me, and still do.

I'll just post records respectively tracks which are on youtube, so you'll have the sound accompanying to the lists.

So, we'll start with 1975:

Andrea True Connection "More more More"

A great song and also a sales chart hit in early 1976. The "plopping" sounds are the icing of the cake. Plus, also sampled here and there.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YIXHks5z8Tw

Barrabas "Family Size"

Barrabas were a disco outfit of the mid70s. This is an example of a more "funky" tune, slower, with a great groove (at least IMO)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jx9w83vbs6g

another one from Barrabas:

"Mellow blow"

I especially enjoy this bc of the stomping groove, and the great hookline.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5itadKvIO04

firefinga
04-01-2014, 09:34 AM
Hamilton Bohannon "Disco Stomp"

I love this bc of its somehwhat minimalistic but mesmerising groovy stomp (indeed), coupled with the odd sounding male singing at the end of the track.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9PWva4nL_JQ

Ok, I'll admit, the next one might a bit cheesy. Nevertheless I like it.
Henry Mancini, one of the best composers of film scores, also did some disco influenced stuff in the 1970s. Not suprising, since conventional disco and music for films often worked with orchestras and disco WAS the "gimmicky" sound of the 1970s.

So here is
Henry Mancini "African Symphony" which I like bc of it's "cheesy opulence".


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1SzXqT13uQ

Herbie Mann "Waterbed" - another more minimal funkster IMO, I like it especially bc of its sexual connotations, I guess....


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y98qa8U2lew

firefinga
05-01-2014, 10:17 AM
Here is a good example of another sales-charts hit, produced in Munich.
Typical for German Disco Stomp:

Silver Convention "Fly Robin Fly"


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZ-QL75KGdk

another slower funk-stomper. That one got me via it's gimmicky intro and general groove:

Sweet Sensation "Mr. Cool"


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OkdwliHnBYs

The next one is included bc of general greatness:

The Fatback Band "Spanish Hustle"


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKANWJp1SV4

firefinga
05-01-2014, 03:04 PM
My last pick from 1975.

First, this one is undoubtedly about all of the Dissensus-members:

The miracles "Love Machine"


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i24pyZDO030

Next will be my 1976 choices. I hope you enjoyed my rundown so far.

Sectionfive
08-01-2014, 08:02 PM
Hello firefinga, excellent. Them them coming.

firefinga
06-01-2017, 05:02 PM
Italian disco producer legend Cerrone - Love in C Minor , charting in early 1977

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRiIiPnJvNc

firefinga
06-01-2017, 05:14 PM
now let's walk into 1976:

a slower groove monster from Brick - "Dazz" :cool:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIUvR5JTB3c&spfreload=10

firefinga
06-01-2017, 05:17 PM
In the mid- and late 1970s, a lot of popular chart hits got the "Disco treatment" just like later on they got remixed. It also happened to Tubular Bells. Here is the result, which I happen to like quite a lot (also from 1976):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddnCj_I6_ik

firefinga
06-01-2017, 05:22 PM
The Armada Orchestra - for The Love of Money (from 1976 as well)

absolute groove monster

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJ45xcZ35H0&spfreload=10

firefinga
06-01-2017, 05:26 PM
more from 1976, on the legendary Salsoul label - Bebu Silvetti "Spring Rain"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZM0mNkkWR9U&spfreload=10

firefinga
06-01-2017, 05:31 PM
further more into 1976, BeeGees "You should Be Dancing" extended version

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0ook7aj5CM&spfreload=10

firefinga
06-01-2017, 05:35 PM
More from 1976 : Diana Ross "Love Hangover" extended version :love:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=niEYaeYa72U

firefinga
06-01-2017, 05:37 PM
More from 1976 - a well known classic: Double Exposure "Ten Percent"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGrKcqcHHcE

firefinga
06-01-2017, 05:41 PM
1976 grooving on with one of the all time best: Emotions "I don't Wanna Lose your Love"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7NOaGDYZgI&spfreload=10

firefinga
06-01-2017, 05:43 PM
Another smasher from 1976: Fatback Band - "Night Fever"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bGc1f0-8bLw&spfreload=10

firefinga
06-01-2017, 05:47 PM
A slower funkmonster from 1976 as well: Five Easy Pieces - Too Hot to Stop

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3h1w2yDscYk&spfreload=10

firefinga
06-01-2017, 05:53 PM
This one's from Canada, released in 1977, it's gimmicky but great as well: Computer - "No One Loves A Computer" :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDAQMNTgKzk&spfreload=10

firefinga
06-01-2017, 05:59 PM
Hot Chocolate's finest hour, also from 1976: "Heaven Is In The Backseat Of My Cadillac"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZCRZdcBe3c&spfreload=10

firefinga
06-01-2017, 06:03 PM
I guess a lot know the following song from the movie of the same title, nevertheless suitable in this thread, also released in 1976 originally: Heatwave "Boogie Nights"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Sem04Mjsw0

firefinga
06-01-2017, 06:07 PM
In 1976 there even was a King Kong movie released (with one of the Bridges' boys, can't remember which one now) , and the Theme song happens to be quite a good mid 70s disco piece:

Love Unlimited Orchestra - Theme From King Kong

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PS2C-ffOCuo

firefinga
06-01-2017, 06:13 PM
The next entry is somewhat different - a percussive almost "cosmic" sounding track by an outfit named Ozo "Anambra" also from 1976

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KoUCG7LhD7I&spfreload=10

pattycakes_
06-01-2017, 06:57 PM
keep em comin'!!

this one sits somewhere between jazz funk & disco. have tried to play it out a few times but it never quite gets the response i hope for.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgpvQo1Z1hI

not sure why, that b-line is relentless!

firefinga
08-01-2017, 04:52 PM
Here is a more obscure one (I guess) Ganymed "It Takes Me Higher" from 1978, this outfit used to go on stage with odd alien masks and costumes. Song is a bit cheesy, but cheese was an integral part of Disco.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hgHUcGxsLNA

firefinga
08-01-2017, 06:00 PM
More great stuff rom '76:

Muscle Shoals Horns "Born To Get Down"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4QafftBWCo&spfreload=10

firefinga
08-01-2017, 06:05 PM
And more goodies from 1976: Michel Polnareff - Lipstick

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RkCPuxaKW8M

firefinga
08-01-2017, 06:09 PM
More from 1976: Rockets "Future Woman" - Rockets were also French.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5JQoF0GRUM&spfreload=10

firefinga
08-01-2017, 06:16 PM
More good stuff from 1976:

Ultrafunk - "Sunrise"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqllARpCdNQ

firefinga
08-01-2017, 06:32 PM
more '76 material A Disco version of Lalo Shifrin's "Jaws"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20h70eMO7lw

firefinga
08-01-2017, 06:35 PM
More from 1976: Uplifting tune from T-Connection "Disco Magic"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kjubfKKw8gw

firefinga
08-01-2017, 06:38 PM
Another goodie from Salsoul Orchestra - "Nice n Naasty":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjodGw4phhE

IdleRich
08-01-2017, 06:53 PM
more '76 material A Disco version of Lalo Shifrin's "Jaws"

That whole lp is pretty good. I think his version of Quiet Village is the stand-out, or is it the title track I forget... Do you call that disco though? To my mind it's funk if these distinctions matter at all.

IdleRich
08-01-2017, 06:54 PM
This


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXUnYGrJ974

IdleRich
08-01-2017, 06:55 PM
More from 1976: Rockets "Future Woman" - Rockets were also French.
I got an lp by them as well, can't remember if that tune is on it, the first track is a decent disco stab at On The Road Again.

IdleRich
08-01-2017, 07:07 PM
I'm obviously really late to read this thread... but that Bohannon one someone posted, I don't know that much about him to be honest but I always liked the repetitive groove of this tune


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vj63Ix90DKc

It's so similar to the one above but (possibly cos I know it better) I slightly prefer it. Maybe the vocal is better.

firefinga
08-01-2017, 07:08 PM
That whole lp is pretty good. I think his version of Quiet Village is the stand-out, or is it the title track I forget... Do you call that disco though? To my mind it's funk if these distinctions matter at all.

Yeah I'd call it Disco, it is faster than Funk usually is and has this "groove" going on throuhgout the whole track. But yeah, blurry lines where funk ends and disco starts.

firefinga
08-01-2017, 07:25 PM
I also love Disco bc of some of the gimmick-y stuff this genre produced - one prime example:

Hot Blood - Soul Dracula

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iSPD4t-n3Us

IdleRich
08-01-2017, 08:39 PM
See also


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BeoeOwJWzUM

pattycakes_
09-01-2017, 10:03 AM
More good stuff from 1976:

Ultrafunk - "Sunrise"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqllARpCdNQ

this one had a lot to live up to!

Corpsey
22-04-2017, 08:06 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gdzvu6bt37w

No music makes me wish I was with friends dancing, dabbing MDMA and swigging from a bottle of lemonade and vodka at a festival more than disco.

Ironic, really, cos I never get to hear disco at festivals