Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Come On Down Boogie People

Hands down to this fabulous disco gem by David Williams.  This is a gorgeous disco soul "call on the dane floor" song that has the capacity to elevate any party to new heights.  David was born in Trinidad, a musical prodigy at the age of five whose  father was John "Buddy" Williams, a highly regarded bassist who led his own calypso band.  He studied bass at the London College of Music and while on a visit to New York, ended up playing the bass with Gap, Chuck Mangione,  Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway.   Following such amazing gigs he was called to work for The Voices of Harlem, Donald Byrd & the Blackbyrds (with whom David received his first gold record).  In 1976, David moved to LA and appeared on several studio releases with disco, funk, fusion and pop groups.  He played mostly Fender bass with artists including Herb Alpert and Hugh Masekela, David Benoit, Jermaine Jackson, Tuxedo Junction, John Klemmer, even Liberace!.  The disco hit "Le Spank" garnered another gold record during this period.  Soul is Free was his first album and it was released in 1979.  With this credentials, he is an indisputably a disco legend on his own right. Enjoy!

Come On Down Boogie People - David Williams

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