Saturday, September 25, 2010


I have been wanting to post something by one of my favorite performers of all time and interestingly enough, last night while I was out hanging out at the Metropolitan Bar, I heard an amazing DJ work the turntables by mixing amazing songs back to back between Berlin era Bowie and late '70s Talking Heads.  I was stunned to realize how this is 20th century music and it still sounds incredible timeless and dance friendly. It felt so 'Right' to dance to it and it feels so 'Right' to post this one today.   Although this song is not exactly Berlin era Bowie but more of a Philly soul influence, it blended nicely with his late '70s stuff.  "Right" is from Young Americans, his eight album released in 1975 on RCA Records.  With this LP, Bowie made a sudden and jolting step in a new direction, shedding his glam rock past and exploring Philadelphia soul with backing from a pre-fame Luther Vandross.  Young Americans contained his first number one hit in the U.S.,  "Fame" co-written with John Lennon (who also contributed backing vocals), and work from Carlos Alomar, who would eventually work with Bowie on ten more studio albums. Enjoy

Right - David Bowie - RCA

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