Archive for Disco
OK so Claudette got one up on me. She put this on in the office and I said ‘WTF is that’? So if like me you were unaware of this disco diva let me fill in..
Sandy worked in the 80s with Ish (from Foxy). Later in Blue Modern and again appeared making house-wailing-noises as Sandy B. This album completely slipped me by. So this Sunday we hope we can add some fun in the sun.
Wheedle’s Groove is a documentary, directed by Jennifer Mass, detailing the once vibrant 60′s and 70′s soul music scene of Seattle.
The film includes commentary by Seattle notable music figures like Quincy Jones, Sir Mix-A-Lot, Mark Arm(Mudhoney), Ben Gibbard (Death Cab For Cutie), Ben Shepherd (Soundgarden), Kim Warnick (The Fastbacks) andKenny G and using interview footage, archival materials, original music, and live performances, the film paints a picture of a thriving and vibrant music scene centered around the city’s small African-American population.
Every week we take you back to some classic musical moments. We were about to do a Motown track after watching the story on BBC Four this week, but with sun threatening to come out we thought lets try to entice it.
Legendary New York DJ John Morales on mixing duties here, what more can we say the man is a legend! Bumble Bee Unlimited’s, 1979 hit, ‘I Got a Big Bee‘ is a brilliant percussive dance-floor track complete with disco lasers, Martian vocals and heavy b-boy breaks. Find this and more (Sun-Ra, Fonda Rae, etc) on the ‘The Blank Generation – Blank Tapes NYC 1971 – 1985‘ compilation.
We LOVE Toro in the office and the girls wanna take him home ahhhh bless.
Download: Toro Y Moi – “Still Sound” [Right Click Save-As]