The Definition of Disco Funk

France Jolie. 💋

This track is soooo tight it turns me from a 32 to a 28. I lose a quarter pound each time I play it. It was written by Eric Matthew (of Gary’s Gang fame) and Darryl Payne in 1982 and appeared on various dance labels here in the US and in Canada. When the lyric says, “gimme some of that ” I make a very pained expression and usually bust a one-leg-up side-shuffle type of move. Funkeeee!

Now, France Jolie – NOW!

Prelude Records people, the soundtrack to my life. 💋

DJ Billy Beyond – Favorite Disco Classics Vol 1

Enjoy over two and a half hours of non-stop funky, swishy, classy New York City style disco-era classics. Every one of them is a personal favorite of mine. These are the exciting sounds and intricate rhythms of Manhattan – City of Satin. The mood is elegant funk that leads us to an elevation in spirit – a higher level of disco-teric understanding. There is celebration in the music but it’s not without it’s natural counterpoint, a certain disco sadness. There are instrumental journeys, empowering chants, soaring vocal duets and there is The Hustle. Throughout the collection there remains an authentic musical mastery of the form that is as powerful and magical today as it was thirty-five years ago.
This is serious disco, people.

“Semper Disco   Semper Boogie   Semper Amare”

My cover model is the embodiment of elegant funk,  Miss Pat Cleveland.

XO

Dyin’ To Be Dancin’ – Empress

Now, this one really was my jam. Empress. Get into her. Sister Dimension owned this track. This was the sound of Whisper’s ( Sunday night at Pyramid. ) The levels on this rare 12″ mix are all over the place – so be ready for some ear bleed. It’s worth it though – the “rap” is hilarious but then again, this was 1981. Any lyric that starts off with a desperately shreeking, “Somebody help me!” is good for me. I hear you babe… I’m dying to be dancing.

Prelude Records made it happen. -Written and performed by Crown Heights Affair.  – Produced my William Anderson and Raymond Reid.

Vocals are by Gail Smith.

Crank it.

 

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Heavy Vibes – Montana Sextet

 

Billy Beyond – “MC Said”

and work and work and work and work and vogue.

now dip.

and vogue.

vogue.

vogue.

and vogue and vogue and vogue and vogue and dip.

now spin! spin god dammit.

and walk.

and walk and walk and walk and walk…no touching.

there is NO TOUCHING! You will be chopped, and walk.

Serve it to them nicely, sell the garment gurl, let those labels twirl.

and work.

and work.

and walk and walk and walk and you can keep right on walking darling, go ahead…keep walking – right out that door because YOU”VE BEEN CHOPPED.

NEXT!

 

 

 

Join Me At The Monster NYC for Disco Classics

I’ll be there tonight from 6 to 10 PM filling in for Bunny. The last time I did this the staff freaked out and the dance floor was full from 6:30 onward. I’m not the type to boast so I won’t tell you I received a very gracious and surprising round of applause after my set! I do it all for the dancers.

Come and dance – I’ll be doing it all for you.

The legendary MONSTER NYC – 80 Grove Street – ( Gay Ground Zero  )-  from 6PM till after dark.

It’s their 32nd Year on the Square , Sheridan Square.

I’ll be there next Sunday too but it might be very crowded after tonight!

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