Sleaze Volume One by DJ Luke Howard

The good news about Luke Howard’s, “Sleaze” disco mixes? – There are fifteen volumes in this expertly curated disco reference tool. How wonderful to have an encyclopedic knowledge! Personally I am downloading all of them twice and having one set etched onto titanium plates as binary code then stored very deep underground at a classified location. The other set I’ll be mounting in the meditation room of my sacred disco temple where I frequently commune with and keep up with the dearly departed dancers from The Saint. Oh yes, they are still dancing and yes, Gay, there is flag dancing in heaven….it’s not easy because a lot of these guys have those big wings…sort of like the circuit queens’ costumes but…well they’re not actually costume wings…anyway…wings can make a lot of the old flagging moves difficult due to tangling, lost feathers, even broken wings from what I heard during last week’s session. oh yes girl, it’s heaven in heaven but shit still happens…from what I hear…and girl, did you hear who nearly fell through her cloud at last week’s High Tea?…I mean, how high does she need to be? This is heaven…top floor sweetie…GET OFF THE ELEVATOR! Bitch is dead and gone and still nearly killing herself on the dancefloor….she IS sweet though.

HERE IS YOUR SLEAZE DISCO ENCYCLOPEDIA by LUKE HOWARD

I hope I don’t die before I listen to all of them because they only have harps in heaven and I love a harp but I mean…all the time?…forever? No. I need my disco down here on earth.

More Music And Memories

This mix is sorta more of the same as the last one, like the one I played at Martin Keehn last week. There was too much, it needed a supplement. Basically the same songs I have been dancing to for thirty years. LOL. Grandpa still likes to get down…just a little slower at times. Mostly disco tracks, but somehow Adele got right in there too…keep it loose and move around.

Traffic jams, fire trucks and the sounds of what was.

Go ‘head.

Always Three Piece Down – High Steppin’, Hip Dressin’ Fella – Love Unlimited

High stepper, clean dresser
High stepper, clean dresser

High steppin’, hip dressin’ fella
You got it together
High steppin’, hip dressin’ fella
You got it together

High steppin’, hip dressin’ fella
You got it together
High steppin’, hip dressin’ fella
You got it together

There’s a guy in the neighborhood
And, oh Lord, if I could
I’d wrap him up and take him home

His machine is always clean
Whenever he’s on the scene
And there’s always a crowd around

Girls watch him like a hawk
Ah-watchin’ his body talk
Oh Lord, they love for him to get down, ooh

Oh, if I could find a way to tell him
I’m what he really needs
Oh, but they say you’re not a lady

If you feel that you

really need someone who

that makes you feel like, ooh
I don’t know what I shall I do?

He’s a high steppin’, hip dressin’ fella
You got it together
High steppin’, hip dressin’ fella
You got it together

He’s always so polite
And never seems uptight
He’s the kind of a man a woman wants around

Hair cut close and neat
Decked down to his feet
And he’s always 3-piece down

I’ve got to find a way to tell him
I’m really all he needs
They say you’ve got to be a lady

You’ve got to play along
You can’t come on strong
I don’t care if it’s wrong
I just want to get it on! (with a)

High steppin’, hip dressin’ fella
You really got it together
High steppin’, hip dressin’ fella
You really got it together

High stepper

Clean dresser

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.

 

R-1192534-1199723289

R-1192534-1199723306

 

R-117092-1249476839