Freitag, 29. Februar 2008

The break of breaks and much more

I feel so bad posting hits, but I can't prevent doing it and there might be someone who never heard this before, really? So when John "Jellybean" Benitez, John Rocca and Arthur Baker got together to create this hit of hits it sure was a milestone in the history of dance music - This is some serious shit !

Freeez - I.O.U. 1982

Mittwoch, 27. Februar 2008

Vanity is unfair

Denise Matthews, Brenda Bennett and Susan Moonsey made up this girl group put together by Prince in the early 1980s. They Only released one album, and scored a dance club hit with Nasty Girl. Frontwoman Denise Matthews left the group to pursue a solo career just before filming began for Purple Rain, so her role in the film (as well as the single "Sex Shooter") were passed along to Apollonia and Apollonia 6 appeared in the film instead of this group.

Vanity 6 - Nasty Girl 1982

Montag, 18. Februar 2008

What was skating at the disco like . . .

New Yorker Vaughn Mason's most famous song was the disco/funk single "Bounce, Rock, Skate, Roll," credited to Vaughan Mason & Crew. Released on Brunswick, it hit the top five of the U.S. R&B charts in 1980 and became the title track of the group's first and only album. The single also became sample fodder for several rap songs, including:
Digital Underground's "Doowutchyalike"
Heavy D's "Black Coffee"
De La Soul's "Cool Breeze on the Rocks"
Redman's "Slide and Rock On."

Vaughan Mason & Crew - Bounce, Rock, Skate, Roll

Samstag, 16. Februar 2008

Are you flexible?

Shallow and deep at the same time this italo record sure is difficult to get for people still young enough to get offended by this kind of cheesiness. But there is a lot to miss if filtered out too early like the tech-trancy delayed synth lines and the superb break, whether you like horses or not - a good and cheap to find record.

Flexi Cowboys - Sexy Movie 1984

Mittwoch, 13. Februar 2008

Barrack Osama ?

In 1984 when the rouge president's dad was vice president and during a time when the USA were far away from excepting even a black presidential candidate, the band Martha and the Muffins changed their name to M&M and recorded the hit Black Stations/White Stations. It nearly made #1 on the American Billboard's Dance Chart only hold of from Prince's When Doves Cry. It didn't change much at the time but the songs stays timeless.

M&M - Black Stations/White Stations 1984

Montag, 11. Februar 2008

Fix and Foxy

Dear Reader,

all apologies for my bad behaviour in the last month. I wont even start with excuses and leave you with a disco classic anyone should be happy to know.

Yours sincerely


Foxy - Get Off 1978