Sunday, 27 June 2010

Halloween - Come see what it's all about

This is for the old school ravers - Halloween's 'Come see what it's all about'. A very solid mid-tempo disco/boogie number from this short-lived group. They released just one LP in 79', produced by former Motown and Jackson Five producer Jerry Marcellino.
This is my personal pick, though the spacey disco-tune 'Lady midnight' might address to some of you. It's all well worth looking for, both available on 12" or LP.

Sunday, 20 June 2010

Mary Mundy - Love is gone

This tune is boss! An absolutely amazing song crossing between modern soul and disco. We're talking about a fairly ellusive 12" from Mary Mundy on Laurie Records. Apparently there's a different 7" version, don't quote me on that though, I haven't seen or heard one. I know the Moton dudes released this on one of their bootes some time ago.
Voila - some proper vintage dance music for your pleasure.

Mary Mundy - Love is gone

Saturday, 12 June 2010

Mighty Fire - Just a little bit

This is proper summer grooves by Mighty Fire. From their self titled 1982 LP, the track - 'Just a little bit' takes us on a full and mature swing. The  group released two LP's, the first in 81', and are very much in the vein of the typical L.A boogie funk genre from the time. Which is not a bad thing at all. 
Check this out - this is really really hip.

Mighty Fire - Just a little bit (320)

Thursday, 3 June 2010

Air - Mr. Man

Not to confuse with the French contemporaries (this is lot more interesting). This track is from a 1971 self titled LP by... Yes - Air. Released on Herbie Mann's label Embryo, and prog-ish jazz of highest order and actually produced by Herbie himself. This is a fantastic LP from beginning to end. To be frank, there aren't really many records where every track works in this way. 
A funny coincidence is that I just recently found, and posted, a later Googie and Tom Coppola track. These are all fairly new founds for me, and I haven't really done my research here. Please feel free to give us brief story on the Coppola couple.
Anyway, seek out the LP, check the Mr. Man track here to get a feel for the quality. 

Air - Mr Man (320)

Wednesday, 2 June 2010

Everybody loves the sunshine

Ok, here's the deal. I've been away on holiday, hence the non-existing posting. A great holiday in Italy, after my arrival I did three nights (dj'ing) in a row, and now I'm absolutely knackered. I'm not used to that anymore. But I'm not complaining - it's great.
Anyway, during my visit to Italy I attended a wedding. A good friend, and a music aficiando got married - All the best J-san! One thing that I will carry along from the wedding is the fact that David Axelrod's 'Holy Thursday' got played in the church.
How cool is that!?
Some of you have probably heard this from Seu Jorge and Almaz. A great (growing) cover of Roy Ayers' 'Everybody loves the sunshine'. A long player and 12" is set for release on Now Again Records later in the summer. Go there to get a free download of the track.
This is gonna be big this summer!