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Time to shake yo booty to tha Boogie! This is what happened to Disco & Funk as it went back underground and collided with electronica in the 80's. Definately a style I love to play to get a party started...and keep it goin!
Now as we are moving chronologically through music we are obviously about to go on an 80's binge..so stay tuned. I also wanna take this time to pay my respects to a few dj's, bands, friends etc. who have influenced me in Funk & Disco and are purveyors of the FUNK.
They are Lee Wilson, Chad Hedley, Clayton Chipper, Paul Gamblin, Brother B, Phil Cooker, Chris Wright, Jo 19, Simon "Boogieman" Kendrick, Tim Brown, Gareth Richardson, Fdel, Dave Jackson, Mandy B, Paul Bilsby, Ben M, Ben Taaffe, Milkcrate Posse, Pawell, David Weber, Phil Stevens, Proton, Bunghole, RTRFM, Mills Records, Dada's, Francis Grasso, Danny Krivit, François K, Norman Jay, Frankie Knuckles and Larry Levan...I thank you. (Sorry if I missed anyone...you know how my memory is!)
Now onto the Boogie...
1. Dennis Edwards - Don't Look Any Further (Gordy 1984): All time classic tune from former Temptations singer with killer bassline. Played everywhere from Phillies to Luxe Bar.
2. George Benson - Turn Your Love Around (Warner Bros. Records 1981): Epic tune that goes out to me old mate Andy Freeman. We've shared many a great night workin together at Hudson Gallery, Kuppa and Luxe Bar. Respect...always!!!
3. Junior - Mama Used To Say (Mercury 1981): One hit wonder from the UK that I found at Replay Records and first started playing at Hudson Gallery back in '03.
4. Fat Larry's Band - Act Like You Know (WMOT Records 1982): This tune is what got me into 80's Funk & Disco and samples the Whatnauts tune "Help Is On The Way". De La Soul also sampled it for "Ring, Ring, Ring".
5. Chanson - Don't Hold Back (Ariola Records 1978): Although this was released in the late 70's it has awesome "Boogie" appeal and was caned at Phillimores. Much respect to Simon "Boogieman" Kendrick for this one.
6. AM-FM - You Are The One (Dakar 1981): First time I heard this was on a Paul Gamblin mix back in '99 and I haven't stopped playing it since!!! Thank you Paul Gamblin and huge respect mate.
7. The Pointer Sisters - Automatic (Planet Records 1983): I fricken love this tune and I'll play it anywhere...anytime!!!
8. Zapp - Heartbreaker (Warner Bros. Records 1983). The über funky Roger Troutman givin' it up on this classic boogie tune. Warmed up many dancefloors with this one!
9. West Phillips - (I'm Just A) Sucker For A Pretty Face (Quality 1983): Found this on an 'Eskimo Recordings" compilation about 10 yrs ago and it's appeared on at least 2 of my mixes...and here it is again!!!
10. D-Train - You're The One For Me (Prelude 1981): This was released on one of my all time fave record labels and also appears on a my first Diggin' mix from '04.
11. Luther Vandross - Never Too Much (Epic 1981): This track gives me goosebumps everytime I play it. Boogie-Soul from one of the great vocalists of our time and goes down a treat at the Breakwater or Luxe Bar.
12. Young & Company - I Like (What You're Doing To Me) (Brunswick 1980): I remember finally finding the 12" of this while living in Tokyo back '02. Another fave label of mine that kept the funk alive in the 80's.
13. Billy Ocean - Nights (Feel Like Gettin' Down) (GTO 1980): Before the English Soul singer hit the mainstream, he was pimpin' classy tunes like this one. Used to warm up a Luxe Bar dancefloor.
14. George Duke - Reach Out (Epic 1983): The Boogie keeps flowing with this classic that gets serious air time at The Breakwater and Luxe Bar. Look out for the huge synth solo that sends this tune skywards.
15. Quest - Boy Scouts (Silver Lining 1981): Serious Boogie tune that was brought to my attention by Ex-Rhibosome legend, Chad Hedley. Thanks for this one mate...epic tune!!!
16. Lakeside - Fantastic Voyage (Solar 1980): All time tune that's been played since Phillimores and released on another fave record label of mine.
17. Cameo - Shake Your Pants (Chocolate City 1980): The great Cameo goin all P-Funk on us and turning out a classic Boogie tune. Shake your pants for action and romance!!!
18. Bar-Kays - Boogie Body Land (Mercury 1980): If I had to pick one tune to sum up Boogie music, this would be it. This Boogie monster was first dropped at Phillimores and has never left the crate.
19. Midnight Star - No Parking On The Dancefloor (Solar 1983): This one goes out to my man, Brother Lee Wilson. Big respect and my the funk be with you always my friend.
20. ESG - Moody (Spaced Out) (99 Records 1983): Closing out with these lady's as they roll out one fat bassline to shake yo booty to! Boogie, boogie, boogie!!!