If you are even remotely interested in the roots of disco music you don't want to miss this. One of the most legendary disco DJs/remixers, John Morales, is offering some of his early Sunshine Sound era acetate medleys and re-edits for free at his site. Go and get them. If this is old news that I've simply (once again) slept on, please forgive me.
Just How Sweet Is Your Love is a superb soulful bouncing boogie jam with a killer bass line. Some might argue that classic Motown-ish soul vocals don't go together with early 80's boogie sound and usually I might agree but not in this case. The track is just wonderful as it is and definitely needs the vocals.
The single version originally released by SAM Records should be cheap and easy to find and the album is not a bad buy either. Lots on nice smoother cuts and some good dancefloor heaters (e.g. Do Your Dance with Jim Burgess on the mix).
Rhyze - Just How Sweet Is Your Love [320 kbps, DivShare]
I was looking at my previous blog posts and it seems that I have been neglecting sweet 70's soul for far too long. A great way to end this grievance is to share a beautiful piece of mellow Detroit soul from 1976 with a superb intro and great vocal harmonies. Inspiration Of My Life is a rare 45 only cut by Citation, an obscure five men group.
Citation - Inspiration Of My Life [320 kbps, DivShare]
Posted by Milton Van Houten
I've always liked the a-side of this 12" single by Splendor but it's the b-side that made me buy the record. I noticed the comment quoted below while browsing through YouTube and I had to drop by and share this smooth gem with you. I'm convinced that this tune works great also in a less vulgar but equally sensual situations.
"Back in the 80s, I used to work at the "San Tropicana Resort" in Mexico. It was a really sleazy place. Lots of fugitives, prostitutes and swinging couples. One night by the poolside there was a massive party. About 200 people were in the pool having sex while this song was playing in the background. Some fat sleazy guy was getting a blow job at the hotel pool bar while some hooker was fucking another bloke on the side. An Amazing scene of lust and smooth jazz sleaze.This song brings it all back."
Splendor - Special Lady [320 kbps, DivShare]
Produced and arranged by Patrick Adams
Mixed by Francois Kevorkian
Vocals by Jocelyn Brown, Angela Howell, Gina Tharps and Christine Wiltshire
Just looking at the credits of this Prelude 12" guarantees that things will be off the hook when you drop the needle on this classic. Seven minutes of pure disco goodness and another killer on the flipside.
Musique - Keep On Jumpin' [320 kbps, DivShare]
Posted by Milton Van Houten
I've been gone for a while but now the holidays are over and I'm back in action with the blog. During my summer vacation I took a nice and long trip to Barcelona. Such a beautiful city with tons of cool things to see and to do. Of course I had to find time to check out some record stores of the city. I only went through five stores all located near MACBA. All the stores had something for me and these are quite close to each other so they can be checked out conveniently also during a shorter visit.
Here's couple of random treats I bought from Barcelona. One of the best finds of the trip was Karen Silver's classy boogie joint Nobody Else. I was looking for this for a long time but for some weird reason I never came across to cheap copy until now.
Karen Silver - Nobody Else [320 kbps, DivShare]
Another huge favorite of mine that was missing from my collection for far too long is Space Bass by Slick. I'm more then delighted to have this deep disco monster from 1979 in my record shelves.
Slick - Space Bass [320 kbps, DivShare]