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Love the info DANCER-----This thread rocks!!!!

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More Ahead Of Their Time:

1972 - Manu Dibango - ''Soul Makossa''
"Soul Makossa" is a 1972 single by Cameroonian makossa saxophonist Manu Dibango. It is often cited as one of the first disco records.
In 1972 David Mancuso found a copy in a Brooklyn West Indian record store and often played it at his Loft parties.The response was so positive that the few copies of "Soul Makossa" in New York City were quickly bought up.The song was subsequently played heavily by Frankie Crocker, who DJed at WBLS, then New York's most popular Black radio station.Since the original was now unfindable, 23 or more groups quickly released cover versions to capitalize on the demand for the record.Atlantic eventually licensed the song from the French record label Fiesta.
Their release of it peaked at #35 on the Billboard chart in 1973; in 1999 Dave Marsh wrote that it was "the only African record by an African" to crack the top 40.
At one point there were nine different versions of the song in the Billboard chart.It became "a massive hit" internationally as well.
"Soul Makossa" was originally recorded as a B-side for "Mouvement Ewondo," a song about Cameroon's association football team.It is probably best remembered for the chanted vocal refrain "Mama-ko, mama-sa, ma-ka-ma-ko-ssa", which was also used in Michael Jackson's 1983 "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'" (albeit in a different key with a not-so-monophonic melody) during the song's final bridge. It is also sampled in the hip hop song "Face Off" by artist Jay-Z on his album In My Lifetime, Vol. 1 as well as the single "Don't Stop the Music" by Rihanna. "Makossa" means "dance" in Duala, a Cameroonian language.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=16UUi61H3sE
http://rapidshare.com/files/230020704/M ... akossa.mp3

1984 - Colonel Abrams - ''Music Is The Answer''
An early vocal House Streetwise release,with elements from the future 8)
Colonel Abrams is a House music and Urban contemporary musician who was born in Detroit, Michigan and raised in Brooklyn, New York. Colonel Abrams is his actual name, not a stage name.
In 1985 he signed to the label, MCA Records for a debut album Colonel Abrams. This collaboration with the British producer Richard James Burgess produced the hits "Trapped", "I'm Not Gonna Let You" and urban contemporary ballad "Table for Two".
"Trapped" reached the top five and went gold in the UK Singles Chart and topped the U.S. Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart in 1985, followed by the entire Colonel Abrams album, which spent two weeks at number one the following year. "I'm Not Gonna Let You" also spent a week at number one in 1986. The album peaked at number 75 on the U.S. Billboard 200 albums chart and number 13 on the U.S. Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. His second album, You and Me Equals Us saw similar success.
Abrams also enjoyed a string of entries on the U.S. Hot Dance Club Play chart in the 1980s and 1990s, including four entries that hit number one. In 1987 he had his fourth number-one U.S. dance hit with "How Soon We Forget."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wIKgMxCeXKk
http://rapidshare.com/files/230018508/C ... Answer.mp3

1982 - Klein & MBO - ''Dirty Talk''
Made in Italy in 1982, ''Dirty Talk'' is a bona fide proto-house classic that has been included in countless DJ mixes and compilation albums.
The wiggin' drum machine, sexy vocals, funky bassline and dark edge all fuse together to create a sound that became a hit in the States, and a template for the house music sound that in 1982 was still in its infancy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ID4hQLOQVVY
http://rapidshare.com/files/230019333/K ... l_Mix_.mp3


1983 - Sun Palace - ''Rude Movements''
A bit of an exception among mostly party disco cuts. Rude Movements has nearly an ambient vibe built around a gentle rhythm guitar and an uncanny synth layer that brings a mystic touch to it. Solo Keys are still pretty much inspired by Disco but the whole atmosphere is rather that of a gentle chill-out.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZosZPSb_T3w
http://rapidshare.com/files/230022380/S ... ements.mp3


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Great songs and thanks for all the info provided to each tune... That's really cool info...

Btw - don't know if you all knew that I had a full interview with Colonel Abrams within the site, but for some reason he called me after a couple of months and wanted me to remove the piece. I still don't understand why - because it was a great piece. Let me know if there's some interest for this piece !!

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I fu*%ing love this thread G...
It's a daily education that I love...
Thanks alot!

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 Post subject: Re: AHEAD OF THEIR TIME
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Discoguy wrote:
Great songs and thanks for all the info provided to each tune... That's really cool info...

Btw - don't know if you all knew that I had a full interview with Colonel Abrams within the site, but for some reason he called me after a couple of months and wanted me to remove the piece. I still don't understand why - because it was a great piece. Let me know if there's some interest for this piece !!

// Discoguy


What up with the Colonel on that one Claes!
Did he not even hint on why he wanted it removed, do you think that he did not want to be associated with the word 'Disco'?...Thats a strange one!

Can you forward me the interview please and I am sure that Giorgio and Jay would like to recieve it to....Gotta read it..

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 Post subject: Re: AHEAD OF THEIR TIME
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Mikey,

I'll dig it up for you guys...
As I recall he said something about 'disrespectful' - could never understand that as it was to 99% his own words... I had also given him the chance to approve it prior to me publishing it. :?: :!:

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Some more for Friday:

1977 - Space - ''Carry On Turn Me On''
Space are a French electronic music band from Marseilles active from 1977 through 1980 and returning with on-stage remake performances since 1992. They are considered as one of the most notable artists of the short lived space disco music scene, and early pioneers of Eurodance electronica subgenre.
Space was founded in 1977 by Didier Marouani (also known as Ecama), Roland Romanelli, and Jannick Top. The first three albums — Magic Fly, Deliverance and Just Blue — were an immediate success (they sold over 12 million records all over the world). The album Magic Fly, which is widely considered to be their best work, was released in audio cd in 2001, 24 years after its original release. Although Didier Marouani left the band in 1979, the other two members Roland Romanelli and Jannick Top released in 1980 the album Deeper Zone under the name of Space. Then Space officially split up in 1981.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sd5KJ7hC7vw
http://rapidshare.com/files/230579566/S ... _Me_On.mp3

1981 - Clash - ''The Magnificent Dance'' - 12'' mix
"The Magnificent Seven" is a song and single by the English punk rock band The Clash. It was the third single from their fourth album Sandinista!. It reached number 34 on the UK singles chart.
The song was inspired by raps by old school hip hop acts from New York City, like the Sugarhill Gang and Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five.Rap was still a new and emerging music genre at the time and the band, especially Mick Jones, was very impressed with it, so much so that Jones took to carrying a boombox around and got the nickname 'Whack Attack'. The song was recorded in April 1980 at Electric Lady Studios in New York City, built around a bass loop played by Norman Watt-Roy of the Blockheads. Joe Strummer wrote the words on the spot, a technique that was also used to create Sandinista!'s other rap track, "Lightning Strikes (Not Once But Twice)". "The Magnificent Seven" represents the first attempt by a rock band to write and perform original rap music, and one of the earliest examples of hip hop records with political and social content. It is the first major white rap record, predating the recording of Blondie's "Rapture" by six months.
Though it failed to chart in America, the song was an underground hit and received heavy play on underground and college radio. Also popular were various dance re-mixes, both official B-side, ("The Magnificent Dance"), and original DJ remixes (WBLS's in particular, known as "Dirty Harry", after the film of same name), and can be found on various Clash bootlegs, including Clash on Broadway Disc 4.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-RVePCNEFUc
http://rapidshare.com/files/230578134/C ... ___mix.mp3

1982 - New York Citi Peech Boys - ''Don't Make Me Wait ''
The Peech Boys, also known as the New York Citi Peech Boys or NYC Peech Boys, was a band that comprised Bernard Fowler, Steven Brown, Robert Kasper, Darryl Short, Larry Levan and Michael de Benedictus. The group formed at the Paradise Garage, being influenced by Larry Levan. They only released four 12" discs with "On a Journey" peaking at 56 in the 1983 U.S. Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. However, they are most known for their 1981 song "Don't Make Me Wait", which was one of the early hits in the New York house/garage scene, due to Levan's playing of it at the Paradise Garage. They were signed to the West End Records label, but in 1983 they split up.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P9gesYqz ... PL&index=3
http://rapidshare.com/files/230581580/N ... e_Wait.mp3

1979 - Herb Alpert - ''Rotation''
Born in Los Angeles, California, Alpert began trumpet lessons at about the age of eight and played at dances as a teenager. Acquiring an early wire recorder in high school, he experimented with recording on this crude equipment. After graduating from Fairfax High School in 1952, he joined the U.S. Army and frequently performed at military ceremonies. After his service in the Army, Alpert tried his hand at acting, but eventually settled on pursuing a career in music. While attending the University of Southern California in the 1950s, he was a member of the USC Trojan Marching Band for two years. He graduated with a BM in 1954.
In 1957, Alpert teamed up with Lou Adler, another burgeoning lyricist, as a songwriter for Keen Records. A number of songs written or co-written by Alpert during the following two years became top twenty hits, including "Baby Talk" by Jan and Dean, "Wonderful World" by Sam Cooke, and "Alley-Oop" by The Hollywood Argyles and by Dante and The Evergreens.[2] In 1960, Alpert began his recording career as a vocalist at RCA Records under the name of Dore Alpert, where he recorded early vocals.
"Tell It to the Birds" was recorded as the first release on the Alpert & Moss label, Carnival Records. When Herb & Jerry found that there was prior usage of the Carnival name, their label became A&M Records.
''Rotation'' is my favourite spaced-out jazz-funk track from his 1979 album ''Rise''.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRBL3qQg4aE
http://rapidshare.com/files/230583211/H ... tation.mp3


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carry on turn me on and rotation are big favorits of mine...
BTW soul-boy,i like your avatar 8)

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Thanks for the education Dancer....Love all the info I'm getting off ya!
Many Thanks!

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More Ahead Of Their Time:

1973 - Creative Source - ''Who Is He And What Is He To You''
One of the first real Disco songs here in the full long album version!
http://rapidshare.com/files/232077144/C ... To_You.mp3

1975 - Deodato - ''Caravan-Watusi Strut''
An epic,fast Jazz-Disco song from Brazilian genious Deodato!!!
http://rapidshare.com/files/232079765/D ... _Strut.mp3

1973 - Airto Moreira - ''Tombo''
Another one bomb from Brazil!!!This time from Airto Moreira,the best percussionist ever !!! This is what 25 years later call ''Samba De Janeiro''
http://rapidshare.com/files/232081398/A ... _Tombo.mp3

1977 - Michele - ''Disco Dance''
A 13 minutes Disco masterpiece from Tom Moulton and Patrick Cowley!!!
http://rapidshare.com/files/232084585/M ... a_Mix_.mp3


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Brasil is waiting my Brother... 8)

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More trippy,electronic and adventurous dance tracks!!!!

1986 - Indian Ocean - ''Schoolbell-Treehouse'' - Walter Gibbons Mix
Very underground sound from Arthur Russell with a strange mix from Walter!!!!
http://rapidshare.com/files/259790561/I ... s_Mix_.mp3

1979 - Gino Soccio - ''The Visitors'' - 12'' Remix
Another great one from Gino!!!
http://rapidshare.com/files/259791265/G ... _Remix.mp3

1978 - Giorgio Moroder - ''Evolution''
No words....... 8)
http://rapidshare.com/files/259793203/G ... lution.mp3

1979 - Sparks - ''Beat The Clock''
Their best track....A Giorgio Moroder production again!!!
http://rapidshare.com/files/259795190/S ... _Clock.mp3


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This style of music is not normaly my bag but I gotta say that I am defo feeling these four brother!...Many Thanks"

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