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 Post subject: Re: AHEAD OF THEIR TIME
 Post Posted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 2:24 pm 
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Some more progressive dance tracks from the past:

1976 - Miroslav Vitous - ''New York City''
Miroslav Vitous is a Czech jazz bassist, born December 6, 1947 in Prague.
''New York City'' is an early Jazz Funk Disco Warners 12'' and a underground hit at places like Loft and Galaxy 21!

1984 - Strafe - ''Set It Off ''
The best remix work of Walter Gibbons at the 80's.The drum programming is really outstanding!

1983 - Herbie Hancock - ''Rock It''
Another revolution track from Herbie Hancock,Bill Laswell and Grandmixer DST!!!

1980 - Visage - ''Fade To Grey''
A great influential UK electronic song from Midge Ure and Steve Strange!!!


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This is absolutely MY kind of music!!!!
I wish I can go to a club where they played this only!!!!

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Those tunes were way out there in the atmosphere somewhere...
Certainly way ahead of there time....
Great cuts Dancer!

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I am glad that I'm back again here,in my favourite club!!!More progressive dance music for tonight:

1981 - TW Funkmasters - ''Love Money''
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJM2XmCl ... re=related


1984 - Hugh Masakela - ''Don't Go Loose It Baby'' (12'' version)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tih7wwc31lo

1972 - Barrabas – ''Woman''
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQCq4OD-d5k


1975 - Lonnie Liston Smith – ''Expansions''
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9dmX2uhQrZs


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Wow...''Don't Go Loose It Baby''
Killer track for me ! ! !

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Yea me too Cos---MASEKELA---the jam!!!!

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More Ahead Of Their Time songs:

1959 :shock: - Olatunji - ''Gin-Go-Lo-Ba'' (Drums Of Passion)


1983 - Exodus - ''Together Forever''


1975 - Johnny Hammond - ''Los Conquistadores Chocolates''

1983 - New Order - ''Blue Monday'' - 12'' mix


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Kudos to you sir. You have given me an education today.
"Jin-Go-La-Ba" is a song I have heard hundreds of times in my youth.
I had no idea who performed it. No idea it was from 1959.
It was a real pleasure learning this, and listening to it.
After all, this is all about the music. Thank you very much for this.

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How humble of 'vynil junkie' to grace us with his 'opinion'.

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I did not really give an opinion, did I? I just stated some facts. LOL
No-one here cares about my opinion.

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Thanks for the education on all of these tracks, had not heard any of them before!
This a thread that I enjoy a lot Giorgio as it is full of suprises..!

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For once, you are so right!!!

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Jay, Wanna dance?

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Some more serious tracks:

1983 - Shannon - ''Let The Music Play'' - Original 12'' Mix
"Let the Music Play" is a famous and critically acclaimed Latin freestyle song recorded by Washington, DC-area singer Shannon in 1983.
The original version of the record was produced by Mark Liggett and Chris Barbosa, the latter of whom was a Latino from New York who composed it with Ed Chisolm. He redefined the Electro Funk sound by adding Latin American rhythms and a heavy syncopated drum-machine sound that isolated it from sounding like Afrika Bambaataa's "Planet Rock" and Freeez's "IOU." This made "Let the Music Play" the first freestyle record in history.
The song played a surprisingly historic role in Western pop music. By the early 1980s, the backlash against disco had driven dance music off mainstream radio stations in the U.S. The rhythmic ingenuity of "Let the Music Play," with its complicated drum-machine pattern produced by a filtered Roland TR-808, allowed it to circumvent the prevalent anti-disco bias and become a huge hit, hitting #8 on the U.S. Singles Chart and #1 on the U.S. Dance chart in December 1983, ushering in the dance-pop era. "Let the Music Play" is considered to be the song that opened the door for such other acts!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKs4i0DA68g
http://rapidshare.com/files/228471751/S ... ___Mix.mp3

1981 - Kraftwerk - ''Numbers-Computer World''
Computer World is a concept album created by Kraftwerk and released in 1981. It was released in German as Computerwelt. The album deals with the themes of the rise of computers within society. Critics see this album as a peak in the career of Kraftwerk, along with Autobahn and Trans-Europe Express.
"Computerwelt" was subsequently remixed as a punchier-sounding dance version, with additional bass and percussion and was released in January 1982 as a twelve-inch vinyl single only in Germany. The English version of the "Computer World" track lacks approximately half the lyrics of the German "Computerwelt", and consequently some of its meaning, since the German second verse that was not translated for the English version makes reference to the collection of peoples' personal data (Finanzamt und das BKA - Haben unsere Daten da) by agencies such as the tax authorities and the police.

In an interesting move the same year, the song "Computer World" was nominated for a Grammy award in the category of Best Rock Instrumental Performance.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VjN_F0hqtzQ
http://rapidshare.com/files/228465130/K ... _World.MP3

1982 - Afrika Bambaataa & Soulsonic Force - ''Planet Rock''
Afrika Bambaataa (born April 19, 1957) is an American DJ from the South Bronx, who was instrumental in the early development of hip hop throughout the 1980s. Afrika Bambaataa is one of the three main originators of break-beat deejaying, and is respectfully known as the "Grandfather" and "Godfather" and The Amen Ra of Universal Hip Hop Culture as well as The Father of The Electro Funk Sound. Through his co-opting of the street gang the Black Spades into the music and culture-oriented Universal Zulu Nation, he is responsible for spreading rap and hip hop culture throughout the world.
Like many of the early pioneers in hip hop, he is of Caribbean descent. On September 27, 2007, he was nominated for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
"Planet Rock" is a 1982 song by Afrika Bambaataa & the Soulsonic Force. It is widely regarded as one of the earliest and most influential rap songs. Although it was only a minor hit in the US, Canada, and UK, it helped change the foundations of hip-hop and dance music. It is credited with giving birth to the electro style and helped pave the way for other genres such as techno, house, and trance. In November 2004, the song placed at #237 on Rolling Stone's list of "The 500 Greatest Songs Of All Time" and #10 in About.com's Top 100 Rap Songs.
Produced by Arthur Baker, "Planet Rock" blends synthesizer and vocoder sounds with breakbeating. It was influenced by artists such as Kraftwerk, Gary Numan and funk pioneer George Clinton. It was the first hip-hop recording to use a drum machine.
The record was recorded in the NYC upper eastside Intergalactic Studios, a popular site for NYC clubscene productions. Toward the end of the scheduled recording session, NYC music clubscene fixtures DJ David Azarc, soundman Jim Toth, and promoter Tom Goodkind—all from the Peppermint Lounge—asked Arthur to please hurry. The three had scheduled the next recording session for a band that would become the Washington Squares. Ever accommodating, Arthur told them that things would move faster if they assisted him with the backup vocals. The voices singing "rock it don't stop it" on Planet Rock are in fact those of the Washington Squares.
The influence of "Planet Rock" can still be heard in hip-hop genres like G-funk and in the work of producers such as The Neptunes who use electro-based sounds in their productions.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_vLzsG2TCU
http://rapidshare.com/files/228469355/A ... t_Rock.MP3

1981 - Yello - ''Bostich''
Yello is a Swiss electronica band consisting of Dieter Meier and Boris Blank. They are probably best known for their singles "The Race" and "Oh Yeah", which feature a mix of electronic music and manipulated vocals, as does most of their music.
The band was originally formed by Boris Blank (keyboards, sampling, percussion, backing vocals) and Carlos Perón (tapes) in the late 1970s. Dieter Meier (vocals, lyrics), a millionaire industrialist and gambler, was brought in when the two founders realised that they needed a singer. The new band name Yello was chosen as a pun based on a statement made by Dieter Meier: “a yelled Hello”.
Meier and Blank's first release was the 1979 single called "I.T. Splash". The LP Solid Pleasure, featuring the hit dance single "Bostich", was released the following year.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJFShE1VfEc
http://rapidshare.com/files/228466949/Y ... ostich.MP3


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 Post Posted: Sun May 03, 2009 4:42 pm 
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Thanks for all the info with the songs Dancer, very interesting and informative..
Keep up the great work!

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