Thursday, November 15, 2007

Got tunes if you want 'em?

Hello again from the blog voted Most Likely to be neglected by its owner for weeks on end. We're back with another new mixtape and this time it's a disco special. Well, I play fast and loose with the genre, but I think it's safe to say that all these songs could be played in discotheques. Does anyone still call them that?

Oh, and I accidentally ripped it at 320kbps, so it's a bit of a big bugger to download but, hey, it sounds great!


  1. Thelma Houston - (I Guess) It Must Be Love (Opening up with some primo boogie from Ms. Houston. Be warned: this song contains one of the most badass synth licks in the history of badass synth licks. May contain funk.)
  2. The Mary Jane Girls - All Night Long (One of those songs that you all know but would probably be hard-pressed to come up with who sang it. You know the one. "You got me shook up, shook down, shook out on your lovin'" and all that? Covered - kind of - by Mary J. Blige? Yeah, that one.)
  3. Ashford & Simpson - Don't Cost You Nothing (Slap bass! Hand claps! Ashford and Simpson! This one has the lot!)
  4. The Rah Band - Slide (The saxophone does not have to be the instrument of evil, it just has to fall into the right hands. The hands of The Rah Band are certainly more than capable, but try as you might to stop yourself, I bet you all think of Midnight Caller when that sax kicks in.)
  5. RAMP - The Old One, Two (Told you I was playing fast and loose with the disco remit as this one isn't really disco at all, but an incessantly funky little jam by the legendary RAMP.)
  6. Don Armando's 2nd Ave. Rhumba Band - I'm An Indian, Too (This is more like it. Outrageously camp classic from the ZE stable. Irving Berlin goes disco! Who'd have thought it would work?)
  7. Evelyn "Champagne" King - Shame (The queen of boogie here with probably her most well-known song. More sax on show here too, brass fans.)
  8. Crown Heights Affair - You Gave Me Love ("Hoo-hoo-hoo-hoo-hoo! Hoo-hoo-hoo-hoo-hoo!")
  9. Mystic Merlin - Sixty Thrills A Minute (Supremely energetic little mover from the recent Capitol Disco compilation. Ticks all the boxes, I think you'll agree.)
  10. D-Train - Keep Givin' Me Love (Larry Levan Edit) (One of my favourite all-time disco tunes. Absolutely orgasmic in its rapturous good time vibe. Just wow!)
  11. C-Bank - One More Shot (This is where it all starts getting a bit electro. The star of Trevor Jackson's recent The Kings Of Electro mix (more about that soon), this is a collaboration between John Robie and Jenny Burton from 1983. No matter how much technology advances, this sound will always be fresh to me. Or maybe that should read "F-f-f-f-f-reshhhhhhh!"?)
  12. Joyce Sims - The All And All (UK Remix) (Curtis Mantronix takes on this soulful little number and gives it a streetwise - for 1986, anyway - overhaul. Those drums don't date.)
  13. S.O.S. Band - Just Be Good To Me (The original and still the best. Jam & Lewis + Mary Davis >>>>> Norman Cook + Lindy Layton.)
Yer Mam!'s Solid Gold Smashes Volume Three: The Disco Years, Ripped, Zipped and Sent Into Space

More updates to come. I promise.


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