Seconds – The Salsoul Orchestra featuring Loleatta Holloway

No words are necessary with this post because there ARE no words that can describe, relate or capture the many aspects of this classic Loleatta track.

This is the Salsoul Orchestra original extended 12″ mix and is the highest quality mp3.

 

There It Is (Verse 2), from The Holy Book of Shalamar

Today our Shalamar study group examines the sacred trio’s 1982 single,”There It Is” from the album, “Friends.” This is the blessed beat and heavenly sound of Solar Records. Inside the lyrics we find a piece of true dance-floor poetry. Effective, beautiful and transporting, the poem uses a simple simile on top of a sound that seems to smile as it sways softly over it’s central yet unwritten theme, “the sometimes turbulent waters on the ocean of love.”

Here now, the standard King James 12″ version for your notes:

Composers – Nidra Beard, Dana Myers and Charmaine Elaine Sylvers

VERSE 2 –

In the sea of love we set our sails when waters were rough,
Two in search of love with no direction,
Fish were biting at the time when catching wasn’t enough,
We couldn’t make a sport of our affection.

And who would dream that we would sail into each other?
Ooh girl, I never felt the wave of love so strong,
And this love I never felt in any other,
I trust it like a lighthouse guides a ship to land,
I found it when you touched my hand.

 

( Extra credit and no homework work work work work to anyone who can get Rhianna to read this. )

Hey Howard Hewitt,  LOOKIN GOOD ! ! !   ; )

Howard’s time tested talent is still makin’ Akron proud.

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AMEN.

A New Year’s Affirmation Inside A Very Fine Cheese

Enjoy this barely polished, low quality, Hi-definition disco-pop gem from the German “So gay but not gay” duo, Modern Talking. Learn the lyrics and remember them through the coming year.

You Can Win If You Want, If You Want It You Will Win – mantra

You meaning “I” that is, you are you to me but I am me to myself so when I repeat this disco mantra I say “you” but I mean ” I.”  right? wait…who am I again?

Valued readers I wish you all a winning new year filled with one finger piano solos, a bold abuse of bronzer and catchy falsetto backups over a throbbing bass that just makes you feel like, “giddy-up ,giddy’up, giddy-up!”

Let’s go!

You can win if you want
If you want it, you will win
On your way you will see that life is more than fantasy
Take my hand, follow me
Oh, you’ve got a brand new friend for your life

The Most Percolating Version of “Runaway” That Everybody Needs

This mostly instrumental version of Loleatta Holloway‘s “Runaway” recorded by The Salsoul Orchestra in all their glory could actually make your hip slip – so be careful.

FACTOID : Vincent Montana Jr. was the group’s founder, producer, arranger, conductor, primary songwriter and featured soloist. So pretty much a very large portion of all our Disco Classics came right outta this guy right here. Thanks Vince. R.I.P.

In any case – this is thee Salsoul track that will give you extra credit when your DJ and discophile friends are within earshot. Any of the classic disco dances are appropriate here – you could even bust a Lady Kier one foot wobble on this track because it is HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY and Vincent Montana Jr.‘s vibes vibe is clyassy! You can actually hear him singing along to his own playing on this version!

Oooh dat’s jus so classy. Mmmm.

Vincent Montana Jr. and The Original Philadelphia Rhythm Section – Another Star

Absolute Latin vibrafonic swish punctuated with sparkling Swarovski horn hits.

Me gusto.

Another Star…

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Maxine Nightingale’s Ocean of Glitter

I love glitter. I admit it. I praise it! Praise glitter. See?

But turning spiral-ish shaped thingies covered in gold glitter out of focus and with a star filter? I’m so proud of glitter after this IMPORTANT bit of video history.

Love Maxine too – always have.

 

It’s Always Italo Time Around Here

Enjoy “Love Is On The Rocks” ( Rhythm Stick Remix ) by Lama.

Rare and essential, this 12″ remix was a favorite of The Saint crowd.

… a Lucio Battisti cover!

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Earlene Bentley – Point Of No Return

I owe this one to DJ’s Sister Dimension and Jeffrey Hinton. If you have carpeting, this track will give you a lot of static. ZAPP!

Earlene Bentley, people, a regal New York lady and the best friend of Miquel Brown! She did a duet with Sylvester. Ahkay?

Told.

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Great cover. The lips are a masterpiece. Keep it simple.

Does anybody out there have the DUB VERSION? Need it. Want it. Trouble sleeping with out it.

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Lorraine McKane – Let The Night Take The Blame

I can’t believe I forgot to play this at the Laforce and Stevens party at The Eagle…

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This is truly classic gay disco. It’s like disco Scarlatti. The arpeggios in the breakdown bring the classical drama and the arrangement is superior. The feeling is melancholy but energized – fully alive. The lyrics encourage abandoning your concepts of your own lifetime and living only for “these few hours.” Wow. As I look at it now what seemed then to be so shallow and fleeting appears to be so deep and enduring… or am I (still) just too much?

Ladies and gentlemen, from 1984 and Beyond, Profile Records recording artist, Miss Lorraine McKane

coming up! Earlene Bentley. And now back to your DJ, Anonymous.

Smart and Swishy PURE HIGH DISCO from DJ DiscoNRG

This DJ knows what time it is. This mix is one of the best I have heard in a long time. It’s so great to find a disco mix without the elementary disco party crap like “Shame” or “Knock On Wood.” There is no “YMCA” in this mix. “Dancing Queen” will not be found. This DJ understands this genre of Disco perfectly – his segue from the ultra insane “Romeo and Juliet” by Alec R. Constandinos into Cerrone’s “Give Me Love” is cerebral because Constandinos actually produced “Give Me Love!” I stopped on the sidewalk and threw my arms up shouting, “double-play!,” when I heard “Pride” by Grace Jones and yes there IS Amanda Lear in here.

This mix reminds me of very expensive Italian slip-ons and a whiff of fine French cologne. Easy dancing with a beautiful partner somewhere in mid-town.  To me, this kind of disco is like a silk charmeuse lining – it skims over your body and heats up with a little motion. HEAVEN

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