Happy Birthday to the legendary Detroit native, Ms. Diana Ross. Here is one the many dance floor classics by this iconic lady of soul and disco. "It's My House" was released in 1979 from her amazing LP The Boss. The song was written by Ashford and Simpson and it's pure magic, specially as a warm up to a great party due to it's slow BPM. Enjoy and to many more years of "The Boss".
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Thursday, March 20, 2014
You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine (Frankie Knuckles live at the Boiler Room, 2013) - Lou Rawls
and here is the 60 minutes live mix as well:
....and here is Tom Moulton amazing treatment of it for your listening pleasure:
Saturday, March 15, 2014
and of course here is the original:
Sunday, March 9, 2014
Sunday, March 2, 2014
Today it's Oscar night and here is an incredible disco song that earned Giorgio Moroder an Oscar. "The Chase" which was featured in 1978 movie Midnight Express. This electronic instrumental was clearly labeled disco however it is a known fact that this song became the footprint for the hi-NRG genre of dance music. The song was arranged by Harold Faltemeyer under the leadership of Mr. Moroder. The song was aslo used for the NBA basketball season for that year and countless sports events. It was covered by Daft Punk during their live concerts and it has been sampled and covered to death as well. The group DuOuD did a great cover of it with Arab luths.
|Giorgio Moroder and Rachel Welch at the 1979 Oscars.|
Saturday, March 1, 2014
We start the month of March with a 1990's amazing dance vocal from American vocalist, pianist and song writer Oleta Adams. Circle Of One was her most widely acclaimed LP. The album was produced by Tears for Fears, she used be one of their background voices. You can actually hear her beautiful voice on their song "Woman In Chains". The first two songs, "Circle of One" and "Rhythm of Life" didn't grant this amazing voice success outside the dance floors until they released her cover of Brenda Russell's "Get Here"which peaked internationally and the US making this heartfelt song a favorite lip sync song among drag queens as I recall when I first heard it. Here is "Circle Of One", the Full Circle 12" remix which I think deserves respect. It's a beautiful almost dance ballad and I remembered it was a favorite among the DJ's when they would drop it late during nights or early mornings. Enjoy!