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Wednesday, August 20, 2014


This is the second most clicked post of mine since I started this blog in 2008.


So I've decided "refresh" this older post.  Thought I'd add some more links and spruce it up a bit.

Pardon me while I go off topic. But Candy J (Sweet Pussy Pauline) brings back a lot of great memories for me. Let's just say I have a penchant for porn beats and bitch tracks. Naturally Candice Jordan in all her incarnations is an idol of mine. She has the definitive potty mouth.

She first came to my attention when Ellis D. (Junior Vasquez), Work This Pussy was a massive underground house record in N.Y.C.  includes dub break  But since then i've come to realize that the year before her Candy J (the saga of Sweet Pussy Pauline had already been released on Hot Mix 5 records).

So I've added it up top.

My favorite Candy J. was the release labeled as Hateful Head Helen in 1989.  CANDY J is on FACEBOOK

Personally I find this type of nasty to be the height of feminism. She's taking back the power and letting us know exactly how she likes it.

Candy J. had a few early house records which I don't know. But I did used to have a copy of 1989's Hurt Me, Hurt Me on Echo U.S.A. I also used to have Shoulda Known Better a 1993 release on Vinyl Solution which later got picked up by Tribal America which an old buddy of mine Rob DiStefano used to run.  Her first release was in 1986 when "house" music was still quite the fresh genre.

I've provided a zip with a potpurri of Sweet Pussy Pauline. I have also provided you with a link for Fee Fi Fo Fum a British release by The Candy Girls. Yet another moniker for our Candy J.

Do let me know which are some of your favorite Sweet Pussy Pauline lines. I still regularly say "you're makin' me bark, you're makin' me bark!" But I've stretched the term to be used at any moment of extreme pleasure. Even a particularly delicious ice cream sundae can encourage me to toss out the line. Usually with a look of orgasmic pleasure and perhaps even crossing my eyes for full effect.

When I'm bummed out all I need to do is put on the acapella of Climb on Top. It absolutely always puts a smile on my face and perhaps even gives me a good belly chuckle.

Put your coins on the table and move on out the door! NEXT!!!!!


This post is basically a re-post of an older blog.  For some reason I couldn't edit the old one and add some new links to it so I decided I might as well just cut and paste and post as new.

Monday, August 18, 2014

WEEK END by CLASS ACTION "tonight it's party time, it's party time tonight"

Week End by Class Action is an example of how the remake is better then the original.  Now I know a lot of DJ's that would dispute this but I have a strong feeling they are all about five years or more older then me.  You see in 1978 when the Phreek version was out I was too young to go out clubbing.

But by 1983 when the Class Action version was out I was not only out I was out practically every night.  And I certainly was hoping to find a friend to spend at least a few minutes...

It's not like Christine Wiltshire should complain she's the voice on both versions.  In my zip I also include a Larry Levan remix and a more revamped version by the illustrious John Morales who used to mix as part of the fabulous M & M mix with the late Sergio Munzibai.
your weekend zip

I might add that the Class Action version was much bigger on the dance charts but I know most people don't judge success or quality by charts.

Anyway I ask you to always click on my ads to show your appreciation for my disco vinyl blog.  If I begin to see an increase in clicks I will also write more posts.  Eventually those pennies google gives do add up.

Monday, August 4, 2014

I love D Train KEEP ON, YOU'RE THE ONE FOR ME and much more


Brooklyn duo James "d train" Williams and Hubert Eaves III put out some of the best releases of the post DISCO era when in the U.K. they started to call disco "boogie."  They defined the Prelude records sound of the early 80's.

Born and nurtured in Brooklyn, New York, James "D-Train" Williams began his singing career at age 6. He sang in many church choirs and school choirs. While attending school at Erasmus High School he earned the prestigious title“D-Train” as a Defensive Tackle, football star. (”When he hits you, you felt the impact of the Train”). James’ career came into play by a chance meeting, while helping out his fellow classmate the legendary Will Downing in the studio, he met producer Hubert Eaves III and the two embarked on a musical journey of Number 1 Billboard Hits, on the dance charts.

James "D-Train" Williams gave memorable and fresh-sounding R&B/dance tracks of the early to mid-1980’s. Along with Hubert Eaves III their first single, the brilliant “You’re The One For Me,” was released on Prelude Records in 1981. The song hit number one on the dance chart in early 1982 and kept that position for three weeks. Their first album for Prelude was 1982’s entitled“You’re The One For Me.” The album stormed the club charts and produced three powerhouse 12″ singles. Besides the stunning title track it also featured “Keep On” and the much-covered “Walk On By.”  YOU"RE THE ONE FOR ME EDIT

“Music,” D-Train’s second album, followed in 1983 and was supported with another batch of singles: “Keep Giving Me Love,” “Are You Ready For Me,” and the major club smash Music amongst them. “Something’s On Your Mind,.” Followed by “Oh how I Love You Girl”, top 10 R’N’B hit, "Misunderstanding" (from his debut Columbia album, “Miracles of The Heart”,) “In Your Eyes”, and a host of others.

Having signed to the Epic/Prelude label, they found greater success in the UK than in their home country. They enjoyed three UK Top 30 pop hits with “You’re The One For Me” (1982), “Music, Part 1″ (1983) and “You’re The One For Me (Remix)” (1985). D-Train’s biggest US hit was the Billboard R&B Top 5 single, "Something’s On Your Mind"(1983).  But it was not one of their biggest club hits and they won't really be remembered for that one.
YOU'RE THE ONE SPECIAL DUB They put out three full albums, one in each year '83, '83 and '84.  I was in college then so I spent a lot of time dancing to "D" Train classics.

Keep On remains a classic at The Loft.  The lyrics are so inspirational and draw people to the floor as well now as they did in 1983. It was of course one of the high points at the Larry Levan tribute party this past May in New York, a street party to commemorate naming the street outside the Paradise Garage space on King St. Larry Levan Way.  FRANCOIS K REMIX OF KEEP ON

By 1985 their sound wasn't really in style anymore and the hits dried up.