Today’s trax



Wish i never met you  –  Mica Paris featuring Bobby Womack (Mica was hailed to be the lifesaver of U.K Soul  … written by Patrick Moten who was also the principle writer/producer/arranger for Beverly Glen Records – known for releases by Anita Baker, Johnnie Taylor and of course Bobby Womack)

Volare  – Larry Page Orchestra (When Disco first came along – there were lots of cover versions of old standards … this is an Italian composition that was entered in the Eurovision Song Contest in the late fifties, a Penny Farthing Record release )

Funk with a capital G  –  Quazar  (Producer Glenn Goins died during the making this album that it had to be finished  by Jerome Brailey  …. both were ex and current employees of Mr P-Funk himself –  George Clinton during his heyday of the mid-seventies)

Keeping on moving  –  Frankie Knuckles featuring Nicki Richards (One of the lesser known of Frankie’s  trax – a semi-instrumental originally released on David Morales’s Definity Records and remixed/re-edit  by Danny Krivit)

Today’s trax



I wanna get next to you  –  Rose Royce (Car Wash was the movie, Gwen Dickey was the lead vocalist, Norman Whitfield was the producer and MCA was the label)

You’re all i need to get by  –  Gloria Gaynor (Gloria went to Producer Norman Harris at Sigma Sound in Philadelphia – where Disco was invented – to help put back her Disco Queen crown which was slipping … having had big hits with Motown cover versions she resorted to this Ashford & Simpson nugget)

Put the Funk back in it  –  Brand New Heavies ( London based B.H.N. are one of the leaders who keeps the Funk alive in the U.K. – this trak was also featured on the Marked for death soundtrak on Delicious Vinyl)

House Inferno  –  Roy Davis Jnr. (“Inspired” by ‘Disco Inferno – The Trammps’ – though darker … this trak give the original a run for it’s money by adding an extra 25 seconds approx.)

Today’s trax



Blessed is a woman (with a man like mine) –  Shirley Brown (After Stax Records closed it’s doors – Shirley did a ‘one-off’ lp for Arista which feartured this trak written by Betty Crusher who was also assigned to Stax)

Disco Mania  –  The Lovers (An only single by producer Jacques Morali under this moniker … it was a medley of the then current Disco hits – the ‘b’ side was also worth-while also)

Journey to Pheobus  –  Salsoul Orchestra (Producer, writer, arranger Vincent Montana Jnr at the helm could do no wrong … with this album trak from their Magic Journey lp)

Burnin’ up  –  Celeda (Victoria Sharpe also known as Celeda sets fire to dance floors whenever and wherever this is played)