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Ashford & Simpson – One More Try
5th April, 2010 | 347 views

Rhino Records to the rescue with a box set collection of their 12″ disco releases which includes this impossible-to-find promo-only release from 1976, another of the “Disco Holy Grails”…

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The DJs DJ, the late Walter Gibbons at the remix controls; a rare jewel in the disco crown and, so far, with no counterfeit pressings in existence.

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Dunn Pearson Jr. – Groove On Down
29th March, 2010 | 327 views

Mid-tempo number with an in-house orchestra providing strings that carry you away – an indispensable track for disco enthusiasts.

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Fugi – Red Moon
10th September, 2009 | 138 views

Creedence just saw a bad moon rising whilst Fugi seem to have a lot more on their plate.

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Steve Miller Band – Wild Mountain Honey
8th September, 2009 | 641 views

Save the bees! Listen to this track…

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Ruby – Running Back To Me
31st July, 2009 | 367 views

Pub rock – a most underrated form of music.

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Junior Murvin – Memories
14th May, 2009 | 217 views

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Trippy Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry production during the same rich period where he produced The Heptones (see this blog post) and enhanced perfectly by the plaintive falsetto of Junior Murvin. A phat 12″ vinyl pressing that begs to be played loud on as big a system as one can muster, so as to get lost in the subtle nuances of Perry’s production techniques.

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Big Youth – Hit The Road Jack
11th May, 2009 | 86 views

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The song originally a hit for Ray Charles (written by Percy Mayfield) but reggae-fied by Big Youth, with his deejay delivery.

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Marianne Faithfull – Why D’Ya Do It
8th May, 2009 | 692 views

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Marianne Faithfull in full rant mode, dispensing obscenities on the theme of sexual jealously with a ‘new’ voice affected by years of substance abuse. Unsurprisingly, it caused some controversy at the time that included a ban in Australia and a walk out by female packers at the pressing plant; it certainly pulls no punches. However the spoken word/’rap’ lyrics complement the laidback bass and reggae rock stylings.

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Steve Hackett – Voice Of Necam
2nd March, 2009 | 856 views

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Reminiscent of 10cc’s I’m Not In Love, with the vocal harmonies; for some reason this track always brings to my mind Holkham Beach in Norfolk. Perhaps the sand dunes that stretch into the distance when the tide is out beneath an open blue sky, give an expanse that mirrors the atmosphere created by this song. Or maybe it was played on a portable radio when I was there and forms one of my first musical memories… Something I’ll probably never find out. The album it’s from, Please Don’t Touch, is very strange but in a positive experimental manner and whilst not as overtly prog rock as his debut solo album, Voyage Of The Acolyte (a title that loudly proclaims it’s progressive rock credentials), still has some flute action as well as guests including Richie Havens and Randy Crawford.

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Supertramp – Give A Little Bit
23rd February, 2009 | 2,448 views

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Another acoustic guitar led track that leaves a warm glow inside and a smile on the face when listened to. Was brought up in a household with a parent who was a Supertramp fan and became susceptible to their vocal harmonies and trademark keyboard sound.

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