Amuzement Park "Groove Your Blues Away"
Forgotten Treasures
Disco Soul & Funk

Forgotten Treasure: Amuzement Park “Groove Your Blues Away” (1982)

Post Disco Boogie! I found the LP while browsing an online site, the original as kind of pricey, but I got instant happy in the pants to this tune. Uptempo groove, great bassline, glassy Funk guitar tones, and some killer horns. Lot’s of little breaks and fills to mix in/out …

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Disco

Exclusive Premiere: Misumami “Bodyrock” Ft. Buscrates 16 Bit Ensemble

via ISM Records: Gliding the boundaries of contemporary soul music and underground beats culture, Misumami represents a splash in a pond of the worldwide soul music scene. Effortless and fluid vibrations pushed from the heart and mind, designed to be felt by the body. The brainchild of singer, producer and …

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Forgotten Treasures
Afro Disco

Forgotten Treasure: Nel Oliver “Nel Oliver” (1980)

Over the last few years, under appreciated artists like Leon Ware and Leroy Hutson seem to have been rediscovered by a whole generation of new listeners. But another overlooked gem from the early 80’s soulful (last days of) disco era is this self-titled album by Benin singer-songwriter Nel Oliver. Recorded at Studio …

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Future Classics
Disco

Future Classic: Al Kent “More More More Disco & Soul”

via Juno: Aside from releasing his own tunes and edits on Million Dollar Disco, Al Kent also dabbles in the fine art of compiling for the BBE crew, and this time he’s been picked to pull together cuts for the label’s fourth outing of the Disco Love series. As you’d …

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Forgotten Treasure: China Burton “You Don’t Care (About Our Love)”
Forgotten Treasures
Disco Soul Soul & Funk

Forgotten Treasure: China Burton “You Don’t Care (About Our Love)” (1979)

Disco is a tricky genre to explore. On the one, hand it’s a natural progression from soul harmonies into a slick, slightly overproduced approach to incorporating new musical technology. On the other, the sound quickly evolved into a formulaic strings+handclaps +4/4 beat, paint-by-numbers way for record companies to capitalize on …

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Disco

The Madness of Disco Demolition Night (1979)

Disco Demolition Night was an ill-fated baseball promotion that took place on July 12, 1979, at Comiskey Park in Chicago. Wacky promotions were very common in Baseball in the 70’s, anything to liven up the slowest game on earth right? Apparently, the people behind the Chicago promo hadn’t learned a …

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Music Books
Disco

Pictures from the New York Disco scene (1979-1980) by Bill Berstein

From Bill Berstein: One thing that struck me as I photographed the New York City Disco and nightlife scene in the late 1970’s was the inclusiveness and overall diversity and cultural mix these clubs. I had never experienced a place where gays, lesbians, transgender people, black, white and straight people …

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Throwback Thursdays
Disco

40 Years Ago Today in New York Disco (October 1975)

One of the most prized music books in my collection is “The Disco Files” by Vince Aletti, a week-by-week chronicle of New York’s Underground Disco Scene from 1973-1978. The book is such a goldmine of information that it goes for anywhere from 100-300$ on the market. A essential reference guide …

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Forgotten Treasures
Disco Worldwide Sounds

Forgotten Treasure: Boban Petrovic “Zora” (1984)

via DISCOM: Boban Petrovic‘s ”Zora” is our first release that has been made under Disco not Disco record label and which had huge international success reaching N#1 at Juno Bestseller chart in July 2014 (first time one name from the Balkans took N#1 in one UK chart). It was made …

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Future Classics
Disco

Future Classic: Psychemagik “Magik Sunset Part 2” (Leng Records)

via SoundsOfTheUniverse: ‘Magik Sunset Part 2’ completes Psychemagik’s ‘Magik’ series and what a killer set of compilations these have been. Fans of the earlier volumes will not be disappointed by this closing installment. Danny and Tom have searched outa set of supreme artists from across the globe to bring together …

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Forgotten Treasures
Disco Soul

Forgotten Treasure: Mike & Bill “Somebody’s Gotta Go” (1975)

Forty years ago, this little nugget landed in New York’s blossoming Disco scene and even the most expert DJ’s and disco heads like legendary columnist Vince Alleti didn’t know what to make of the mysterious 7″ inch vinyl. “From all appearances, “Somebody’s Gotta Go” is piece of homemade product put together by …

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Forgotten Treasures
Disco Soul & Funk

Forgotten Treasure: Two Man Sound “Que Tal America” (1979)

I’ve always loved this cheeky disco track, a bit of a guilty pleasure. I found a copy in Toronto a couple years ago and I’ve been playing it ever since. The kind of cover or band name that you wouldn’t really pay attention to (you can still find it on …

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