Sunday, September 25, 2011
Vicki Sue Robinson might be mostly remembered for Turn the Beat Around but she actually had a long string of disco hits. Daylight which was also from 1976 was another gem that was a great crowd-pleaser in clubs all over the world. It was written by Soul superstar Bobby Womack.
Half black and born in Harlem Vicki was one of the major success stories of the disco era. I really enjoy a lot of her songs. Another one I particularly enjoy was released in 1979 and is virtually unknown. It's called What's Happening in my Life and I may post it here after the copy I posted in my Ebay store sells.
Based on the children's ditty he love me, he love me not, Margherita (daisy) by Massara is one of the most infectious Italo Disco record ever.
Giuseppe Previde Massara had other releases too but none quite like this one.
Here I provide a zip with the original and two more recently made edits, the Herr Beckman edit and the frisco dub (re-edit) both fun takes on this infectious dance gem.
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Tuesday, September 20, 2011
A 1986 release on Italy's Disco 3 label, Touched and Another Time are a genuine double A side. This is a highly coveted 12" release. The vocalist Ornella Ventura had an earlier release on F1 records Italy in 1981 with Che Pena.
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Monday, September 19, 2011
Jacques Fred Petrus had his hands on this one. I love almost everything he does.
Crazy Boy by Tato has the elements I love in classic Italo Disco. There is something just a bit off-kilter about the music, the singing is clearly by non mother tongue English speakers and there is something just a bit melancholy about the melody.
1985 was near the end of Italo Disco but this release on Rennaisance International Records Italy is not to be forgotten.
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Dreamy disco release out of Trinidad from 1979 Nadie La Fonde's Three Way Situation has all the right components to make it perfect disco. From the laser sound effects to the breathy vocals in the part where it goes kinda sexy.
Even the record company name is brilliant, Starburst records! This one has been included on a very cool compilation called The Real Sound Of Chicago and Beyond.
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