Sad news about Donna Summer during the week. She was a real disco icon.
Big day today, just about to run out the door to meet a few buddies before the game. I am pretty excited for both the match and catching up with lots of old friends. Hopefully Ulster can squeak a win.
Cheryl Lynn* – Got to be real (GPF)
This is the definition of a feelgood track. Classic disco, with ridiculous over the top vocals. As I try to get myself in the mood for a very early flight to Barcelona this is putting a smile on my face and setting the correct tone. Hopefully it will be a fun (if almost certainly hectic) weekend.
Sorry if there is an interruption to normal service while I am away. I will try to find an internet cafe but that might be a challenge! If not I am back Tuesday so will get caught up then. See you on the other side.
Got to be REEAAALLL…
Harold Melvin and The Bluenotes – The love I lost
This is a Gamble and Huff Philadelphia International classic. It is one of the very earliest disco records and a Saturday night anthem. I hope if you’re out tonight you hear something as good as this.
We loved each other, we just couldn’t get along. Take a good look at me; I’m in misery, can’t you see…
Bee Gees – Stayin’ Alive (GPF)
I was going to post some more 90’s R’n’B today but I held off as I perhaps have been going a little overboard with it recently.
This is classic disco. Also, what a great video! It’s hard to be a bit of walking in unison.
Well, you can tell by the way I use my walk I’m a woman’s man, no time to talk…
The Spinners* – It’s a shame
I was listening to a mix and interview with Frankie Knuckles, who coined the term House music, this weekend. It was like a funky history lesson and very much recommended listening if you have any interest in that type of music. He played this and I was reminded of what a great song it it.
It’s a shame people don’t dance like this anymore.
The O’Jays – This time baby
The morning after the night before! Big day yesterday! Big day. Disappointing match, but very enjoyable otherwise.
It has left me feeling rather jaded so I will it shot. The O’Jays are awesome.
Chic – Everybody Dance
Saturday. Night. Anthem.
The reason it came into my head is that I was reading this week that Nile Rodgers, who produced it is apparrently working with Daft Punk. That is an almost unimaginably fabulous combo. Enough to get even as stoic a chap as me excited.
Teena Marie – Square Biz
I really enjoyed my musically meandering 2011, stumbling into many tracks that knocked me out whom I couldn’t have imagined liking as I embarked on the voyage in January. One of my frustrations is that it forced my taste to be ephemeral. I never felt as though I could dwell on any particular artist and investigate them fully.
Teena Marie is a perfect example of this. It has taken me until now to get back to giving her a further listen after posting her last January. She makes upbeatm funky music of which this is a perfect example.
I got the best, the most, baby, from coast to coast and I don’t wanna boast, but I love you Square Biz…
Gonzalez – Haven’t stopped dancing yet
I am at my boy Rory’s wedding today. Big day! So I wanted to post something wedding-y and this came to mind. It is upbeat and relentless. The kind of thing I hope to hear on the dance floor later, while I am tearing it to pieces.