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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Rose Laurens, more than just AMERICAN LOVE

Another older blog post with freshened download links
MY AMERICAN LOVE EBAY AUCTION
LA NUIT DISCONET REMIX
A ZIP O ROSE
Rose Podwojny (name of art Laurens) had her first single release in 1977 with

Je T'Aime...Dis Moi Je T'Aime.   

She broke out in 1982 with the single Africa which became a Top 5 hit in a few European nations.  Africa hit #1 in Austria for two consecutive weeks.  In France it went platinum with sales totaling over 1,000,000 copies.

For a bit of chart trivia the song that was #1 in Austria before Africa was Moonlight Shadow by Mike Oldfield and the song that topped the chart after was Sunshine Reggae by Laid Back.

I just sold my copy on Ebay recently.  

 

It's entertaining, but the Rose I love are her morning music hits Night Sky and American Love.

 DANSE MOI IN MY eBAY STORE

American Love in my EBAY store

I still have a few more Rose Laurens gems left.

NIGHT SKY IN MY eBAY STORE

I only wish I had been able to see her in one of her many appearances at The Saint.

La Nuit on EBAY

A little bit of Rose trivia, did you know she sang the original french version of I dreamed a dream?  The song from the Broadway show Les Mis that made Susan Boyle a household name.  It even made Anne Hathaway win an Oscar.

Rose Laurens has provided me with many hours of listening pleasure but I'd have to admit that most American don't even know who she is.  Not that this should matter.  Maybe this blog will bring her to the ears of a few appreciative new listeners.




Though this remake by Astaire doesn't hold a candle to the original I thought I'd throw it in anyway.




I will say that in general Astaire was a solid Hi Nrg group, I particularly liked the song Love Trap.

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TAKE A CHANCE MR. FLAGIO ITALO DISCO BRILLIANCE

Here's another older post that I'm going to refresh the download for.
Flagio stands for Flavio Giorgio, Flavio VidulichGiorgio Bacco and one of the most brilliant italo disco gems of 1983, TAKE A CHANCE.  I have such a passion for vocoder.  Take a Chance wrote the book on how to use it correctly.  The bassline is hot enough to make Nile Rodgers proud.  A FLAGIO ZIP



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Prince on American Bandstand January 1980

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Monday, January 26, 2015

DEMIS HAS LEFT THE STAGE

My friend Donald Cleveland passed on this tasty edit of a 1975 Demis Single "Midnight is the Right Time."  Another one of his Alec R. Costandinos collaborations.  I'm sure you'll find it to be as potent as his disco classic L.O.V.E. got a hold on me from 1978 a highly collectible Loft classic.
Probably the most well known Greek artist throughout the world, he's sold 60 million records.  He has the same birthday as me June 15th and was born in Alexandria, Egypt (though his father was Greek), his mother was Egyptian of Italian descent.  They lost all their money in the Suez crisis so they moved to Greece.


Friday, January 16, 2015

Honey to a bee Tina b a Freestyle Electro Masterpiece

Produced and arranged by Arthur Baker and John Robie and edited by The Latin Rascals need I say more?  Tina Klein had the great fortune to marry Arthur Baker and he did what he could to promote his wife.  But she was good, damn good.  Her voice can be heard on classics like Africa Baambataa's Jazzy Sensation and Nothing's Gonna Come Easy before her signature record Honey to a Bee was released in 1984.  She was a member of Goon Squad and Rocker's Revenge to boot.



I will be forever in debt to Matthew Drudge for turning me on to this song.  He is undoubtably the biggest freestyle fan I have ever met and his obsession with John Robie was well documented.  
But he unlike me didn't friend him on Facebook.


Tina b. also appears on the Beat Street soundtrack.


January, February was O.K. but it was no honey to a bee.

We'll buzz around and around until we come alive
let's fall in love
like honey to a bee
you've got a love who stick to me
like crepes, cakes and wine
ooh your love is right on time

like honey to a bee
like honey to a bee
your love is right on time
busy busy like a bee aha aha  your love stung me
busy busy like a bee aha aha your love strung me
my name is Tina b coming straight from the hive 
I need some honey to keep alive
you look to me like  a real hum dinger you better watch or I'll lose my stinger!

busy bee busy bee busy bee

OOH, I LOVE IT (LOVE BREAK) SALSOUL ORCHESTRA SHEP PETTIBONE REMIX

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 One word sums it up, LEGENDARY.