The Medicine Song

Go on and take it. This song will only ever be “Susan’s Favorite.”

Good times. Further proof that the music in the ’80s was better, but take note: Stephanie’s voice is just as good today if not better . TOLD.

This video is one of my faves – now I remember why. Green screen leotards and Stephie in nurse drag? A little magic involving a ring and a handsome doctor? No wonder! Stephie made it through in style. Love me my Stephanie Mills. What a talent…I have pics from her show last night  at B. B. King’s. I’ll be posting those tomorrow. I won’t be posting the heartburn from the BBQ platter. God Bless.

 

The Jacksons – Walk Right Now

No idea what the lyrics mean – but Michael sounds great and this production is GLOSSY. (three horn hits) Valentina played this one on Thursday night  high up overlooking Manhattan from the closed in terrace of Company 3. It filled the floor. It’s a floor filler. When you just can’t listen to “Can You Feel It” one more time, throw this one on. It has all the same effects and did I mention?…(Three horn hits.) This would be a great track to teach a toddler how to count to three.

Written, produced, arranged and performed by The Jacksons, this track never made it past seventy-three but went to number seven in the UK in 1981 (when the music was better.) This is a special promo 12″ version. The album is TRIUMPH by

CRANK IT

Love Is In Control (Finger On The Trigger) – Dance remix

OK – I gotta stop now. It’s the ’70s classics and the Non-Stop Suites that are the most important to have. Everybody should have them. Donna Summer had many more hits after 1982 when this one came out. I think I better leave it up to each of you individually to find them and add them to your collections. Now let’s go back and listen to all of them again!

I’m Donna’d out. But it feels great.

9/11 dust! Why am I still alive? I was down near ground zero cooking hamburgers and hot dogs for the firemen! It’s a cruel world, but the Non-Stop Suites make things easier. They just keep playing and playing and playing….

State Of Independence

Vangelis in the house of Summer. This one may cause emotional flashbacks to a happier time. Listen with caution and if you are using headphones, for God’s sake please have a few extra Kleenex stuffed into the cuff of your sleeve. This music is very powerful and should be played with consideration.

I Feel Love – Patrick Cowley Mix

One of the greatest important remixes of all time….this is history you can listen to.

In 1978, disco and Hi-NRG pioneer Patrick Cowley created a 15:45 remix of “I Feel Love” which, despite not impressing Moroder, became a popular “underground classic” available only on acetate discs. The remix used loops, keeping the song’s bass-line going for extended passages of overdubbed effects and synthesizer parts.

In mid-1980, Cowley’s mix was released with the title “I Feel Love / I Feel Megalove” and subtitle “The Patrick Cowley MegaMix”, but only on a limited vinyl pressing by the DJ-only subscription service Disconet.