Somos Novios – The Three Degrees

I’m dead. This Latin drama (coming first from Mexico and here by way of Philadelphia) vibrating through the angelic trinity known to us as, “The Three Degrees” equates, for me, a lethal overdose of a soul sonic sound drug. (But, “It’s Impossible,” you say. Correct. Yes it is to most…but for a moment, in a recordng studio in 1975, on an album titled, “International” that would soon be released by Philadelphia International Records, it was a new hybrid sound we’ll call simply, Spanish Philly Soul.)  There’s just no other way to put it… and no video. You’ll have to see it in your own minds, my readers.

Now, listen. Listen at your own risk but rest assured because it’s merely a temporary death. You’ll be back to life, listening to Sia and The Weekend in about four minutes.

We’re Lovers

we’re lovers
as we both feel a mutual & profound love
and with that, we have already won the biggest prize (prize not included in text, however, in English, cannot simply say biggest)
of this world
we make love (love each other), we kiss
as lovers
we desire each other & sometimes even without a reason
& without cause, we fight (get angry)
we’re lovers
we nurture an innocent and pure love
as everyone does
we wait for night time (lit.: we seek for the darkest moment, but in English we don’t express it this way)
to talk to each other
to give each other the sweetest kiss
to remember the colour of the cherries
without words, we’re lovers

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.

 

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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