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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
Boogie / Funk / Disco Disco

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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Disco Worldwide Sounds

“Disco Dildar” Rare Gems from Pakistan’s Lollywood 70/80’s era

via the always amazing Finders Keepers Records: Never one to merely scrape the surface of a niche genre, the Finders Keepers bloodhound digs deeper still into the core of the Indian subcontinent exhuming a concise party pack of opulent, off-centre Pakistani party targets driven by the pounding drum box rhythms …

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Video Digs
Boogie / Funk / Disco

E.S.G “You’re No Good” 1984 at Danceteria NYC

Quite an amazing youtube treasure right here! Had seen this a couple years ago but was reminded to share it when I saw the homie Alexander Nut (label boss of Eglo & Ho_tep) shared it. Killer video from the Scroggins sisters aka E.S.G aka Emeralds, Sapphires & Gold aka one …

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Playlists
Boogie / Funk / Disco

BOOGIE WAH WAH WAH’s – MIMS Playlist

Over the years, I’ve amassed a huge collection of cheesy love songs and put together a small playlist of some of my favorites Boogie WahWahWah tracks. Some are insanely beautiful and evoke the sadness that love can bring, while others are incredibly hilarious. Lyrics like, “Do I have to track …

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Forgotten Treasures
Boogie / Funk / Disco

Forgotten Treasure: Dwight Sykes & Jahari “Fire & Desire”

Guest contribution from: Andrew Morgan (Peoples Potential Unlimited) “When Dwight Sykes gets down and dirty repairing one of the trucks for his father’s refuse business, he thinks as much about cranking out songs as he does fixing a crankshaft. He has a dream and he figures he can write his own …

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Forgotten Treasures
Boogie / Funk / Disco Disco

Forgotten Treasure: Victor “Go On Do It” (1984)

I am sharing this one especially for our friend and MIMS collaborator Doc’trin. He’s really quite the disco aficionado and heard me play it in a club and went bananas asking about it. In fact, now that I think about it, this track was featured on the monthly MIMS Show …

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Forgotten Treasures
Boogie / Funk / Disco

Forgotten Treasure: Positive Force “We Got the Funk” (1979)

Unless you were clubbing in the UK during the late 1970’s it’s possible this Positive Force disco jam slipped under your radar. Released in 1979 by Sugarhill Records, the mid-tempo groove opens with the quintessential party soundscape, complete with hoots & hollers of “parrrrtay..don’t stop, don’t stop.” Believe it or …

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Music Books
Boogie / Funk / Disco

The definitive Disco Record Cover Art – Book by Soul Jazz

via SoulJazzRecords: New 400-page 12″x12″ deluxe heavyweight book on Soul Jazz Records/Books. First 200 orders come with free world exclusive ltd. edition 12″ collectors disco single* + free large poster – only available here! Pre-order now for shipping end of October Foreword by Tom Moulton and Nicky Siano (The Gallery). …

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Forgotten Treasures
Boogie / Funk / Disco

Forgotten Treasure: Mouzon’s Electric Band “Everybody Get Down” (1979)

It seems I used to hear this song all over the place and it got stuck in my brain. Friends played it at work, I’d hear it at afterhours, and on tons of DJ sets and podcasts. Where it came from, I don’t know, I’m just happy it’s popular enough …

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Forgotten Treasures
Boogie / Funk / Disco

Forgotten Treasure: Laid Back “Bakerman”

I imagine or like to assume that most people have heard Laid Back’s classic dance floor hit White Horse. But I’m not here to tell you all about chasing that white pony or to discuss the many versions of who sampled what. If you don’t know it, go get familiar …

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Forgotten Treasures
Boogie / Funk / Disco Soul

Forgotten Treasure: J.J Barnes “You Owe It To Yourself” (1973)

I’m dedicating this write-up to Sam Shepherd (aka: Floating Points) as he’s set to spin a 5 hour set in Montreal this evening, which will most likely include (but not be limited to) quality gems from his enthusiastic and extensive collection of Soul, Funk and R&B. Born Again is an …

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