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Title: The Disco topic--every forum needs one
Post by: JK on March 20, 2019, 01:33:07 PM
No disco topic on Smiley? :o Scandalous! Well that's easily fixed. ;D

Patrice Rushen's "Forget Me Nots" is a massive favourite of mine, not least because of the stunning bass lines courtesy of "Ready" Freddie Washington:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Amzp7W0RkPA


Title: Re: The Disco topic--every forum needs one
Post by: JK on March 21, 2019, 05:20:22 PM
More bass magic (this time from T.M. Stevens) on Narada Michael Walden's "I Shoulda Loved Ya":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFSB_tbHb6Q


Title: Re: The Disco topic--every forum needs one
Post by: SBonilla on March 21, 2019, 06:02:03 PM
No disco topic on Smiley? :o Scandalous! Well that's easily fixed. ;D

Patrice Rushen's "Forget Me Nots" is a massive favourite of mine, not least because of the stunning bass lines courtesy of "Ready" Freddie Washington:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Amzp7W0RkPA
I love love love Forget Me Nots! It's a great song, great performance. The track is crisp and tight. Hooks abound.


Title: Re: The Disco topic--every forum needs one
Post by: Ovi on March 22, 2019, 11:31:10 AM
Chic!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1qQ1SKNlgY (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1qQ1SKNlgY)


Title: Re: The Disco topic--every forum needs one
Post by: JK on March 22, 2019, 01:17:59 PM
Chic!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1qQ1SKNlgY (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1qQ1SKNlgY)

Yes!!!! Thanks for that, Ovi. :=)

My favourite Chic song is the follow-up, the magnificently minimal "Good Times":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Er9xGRolrT4


Title: Re: The Disco topic--every forum needs one
Post by: JK on March 23, 2019, 03:21:25 AM
Another great favourite of mine is Dan Hartman's "Instant Replay". Much more than just a pretty face, Hartman was taken from us far too soon.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jW-OfaiBs9k

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan_Hartman


Title: Re: The Disco topic--every forum needs one
Post by: JK on March 25, 2019, 11:59:23 AM
For years I used to hate disco with a vengeance. It was a mod on the old Capitol BB MB who turned me onto it. Donna Summer flung the doors wide open for me. Patrick Hernandez's "Born To Be Alive" was one I had sneered at for decades--I must have been mad! :smokin

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vb5a-GYty-o


Title: Re: The Disco topic--every forum needs one
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on March 25, 2019, 01:47:10 PM
Is "Grease" disco? It's good, hbig praised it b4 & I at last listened to it. Written by Bee Gees, right? Well, will not lie that 1st thing that appealed about song was favorite familiar vocal by Frankie Valli. But whilst listening, liked the melody, groove etc. Could leave out background vocs - even better.
Would like to hear SNF OST. Never seen film - if Bee Gees' songs listed there as good as "Grease", I may be, just may be inspired to see it. *drops mic*


Title: Re: The Disco topic--every forum needs one
Post by: JK on March 25, 2019, 03:26:54 PM
Would like to hear SNF OST.

Here you go, RR:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xRAfZTBRfWs


Title: Re: The Disco topic--every forum needs one
Post by: JK on March 26, 2019, 02:12:42 AM
I'd heard of the name Stacy Lattisaw but never (to my knowledge) heard any of their music. I'd always thought SL was a man! (The name can be used by either sex.) Turns out "Jump To The Beat" was recorded by a 13-year-old girl. And very cool it is too. :-D

To quote a YouTuber, "She looks so 'lonely' on the stage and no one is dancing or moving to her song? A little strange..." It is indeed. :(

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vtq4PMJvSI0

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stacy_Lattisaw


Title: Re: The Disco topic--every forum needs one
Post by: Ovi on March 28, 2019, 01:34:28 PM
I'm in the minority but I always loved Queen's disco record, Hot Space. These two tracks in particular I think are disco perfection. Can't sit down while I play them:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17x989t-a0Y (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17x989t-a0Y)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZ-hNCUthiU (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZ-hNCUthiU)


Title: Re: The Disco topic--every forum needs one
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on March 28, 2019, 04:37:23 PM
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Here you go
Ta. It says "Not available in your country".


Title: Re: The Disco topic--every forum needs one
Post by: JK on March 29, 2019, 02:40:28 AM
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Here you go
Ta. It says "Not available in your country".

And this one?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zviINyGpldU&list=PL8Lpw39GxwbMuSZ13zF7ErQgbXsW1Sb3U


Title: Re: The Disco topic--every forum needs one
Post by: JK on March 29, 2019, 09:08:25 AM
Is "Grease" disco?

Hard to say. I'm sure one can dance to it (I've never danced). :'(

Anyway, here's "Grease Is The Word". Love that intro! ::)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8gqiyqu1GVE


Title: Re: The Disco topic--every forum needs one
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on April 02, 2019, 08:28:53 AM
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And this one?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zviINyGpldU&list=PL8Lpw39GxwbMuSZ13zF7ErQgbXsW1Sb3U
0/10.


Title: Re: The Disco topic--every forum needs one
Post by: JK on April 02, 2019, 12:48:29 PM
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And this one?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zviINyGpldU&list=PL8Lpw39GxwbMuSZ13zF7ErQgbXsW1Sb3U
0/10.

How about "thanks for trying"? Really, RR, you do try my patience at times. ;D

This is my favourite track from that double album. Yvonne Elliman's "If I Can't Have You" is more a ballad than a disco thumper but I think it's gorgeous. ::)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FI9PN90qPTg


Title: Re: The Disco topic--every forum needs one
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on April 02, 2019, 01:21:36 PM
"Relax". I just didn't like it start to finish. Reasons galore, f.ex. problem with Bee Gees songs is Barry's atrocious falsetto. Talk about trying patience.


Title: Re: The Disco topic--every forum needs one
Post by: JK on April 02, 2019, 02:08:02 PM
"Relax". I just didn't like it start to finish. Reasons galore, f.ex. problem with Bee Gees songs is Barry's atrocious falsetto. Talk about trying patience.

Okay, I misunderstood you (again). Sorry to hear you didn't like it. :smokin


Title: Re: The Disco topic--every forum needs one
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on April 02, 2019, 02:19:13 PM
Can't believe that "0/10" could be read as anything BUT *rating the linked music*, here SNF OST. Wow. ::)


Title: Re: The Disco topic--every forum needs one
Post by: JK on April 03, 2019, 01:51:58 AM
Can't believe that "0/10" could be read as anything BUT *rating the linked music*, here SNF OST. Wow. ::)

The JK mind moves in mysterious ways, RR. ;D

The disco bandwagon got quite crowded at one time but it did yield some (in my view) great tracks. Both KISS and Rod Stewart rose to the occasion (and Queen--thanks, Ovi). Rod's "Do Ya Think I'm Sexy" has a stupendous bass line, courtesy of Phil Chen:  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hphwfq1wLJs


Title: Re: The Disco topic--every forum needs one
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on April 03, 2019, 07:14:39 AM
Youtube advised this stupid ''Runaway'' cover, sums up disco aka worst music genre to these ears https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Kdcnosn2tY

''always on the run'' chanting is like the song is suddenly about fugitive. ::)


Title: Re: The Disco topic--every forum needs one
Post by: JK on April 03, 2019, 07:22:24 AM
Youtube advised this stupid ''Runaway'' cover, sums up disco aka worst music genre to these ears https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Kdcnosn2tY

''always on the run'' chanting is like the song is suddenly about fugitive. ::)

That is truly awful! I love (good) disco but this really is the pits. It drains all the lifeblood from Del's song (and performance).


Title: Re: The Disco topic--every forum needs one
Post by: JK on April 16, 2019, 07:00:57 AM
To get this topic back on the road, here's one from Saturday Night Fever, the ultimate disco film. "K-Jee" as performed by M.F.S.B. featured in an all-time favourite top ten across the road. Thank you that person for reminding me of it. :=)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_R6u1Cd1Us


Title: Re: The Disco topic--every forum needs one
Post by: JK on April 22, 2019, 03:43:58 PM
Silver Convention hail from Munich:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGjPpCYYXX8

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fly,_Robin,_Fly


Title: Re: The Disco topic--every forum needs one
Post by: JK on May 01, 2019, 02:55:19 PM
Time for something joyous.  ::)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBNiNORa19o

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Never_Can_Say_Goodbye#Gloria_Gaynor_version


Title: Re: The Disco topic--every forum needs one
Post by: Ovi on May 03, 2019, 06:05:57 AM
No mention of ABBA yet?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=za05HBtGsgU (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=za05HBtGsgU)


Title: Re: The Disco topic--every forum needs one
Post by: JK on May 03, 2019, 09:04:06 AM
No mention of ABBA yet?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=za05HBtGsgU (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=za05HBtGsgU)

Good call, Ovi. I'm not the world's biggest ABBA fan but I'm the first to admit that quality-wise their stuff is absolutely top-notch.

"Voulez Vous" is cool but for me ABBA is "Dancing Queen" (and "Dancing Queen" is ABBA):  ::)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFrGuyw1V8s


Title: Re: The Disco topic--every forum needs one
Post by: Ovi on May 04, 2019, 07:17:40 AM

Good call, Ovi. I'm not the world's biggest ABBA fan but I'm the first to admit that quality-wise their stuff is absolutely top-notch.

"Voulez Vous" is cool but for me ABBA is "Dancing Queen" (and "Dancing Queen" is ABBA):  ::)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFrGuyw1V8s

Yes! Incredible song. I'm also a huge fan of Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XEjLoHdbVeE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XEjLoHdbVeE)


Title: Re: The Disco topic--every forum needs one
Post by: Ovi on May 04, 2019, 07:20:28 AM
Blondie also had two disco masterpieces, Heart of Glass and Atomic. The latter in particular feels like pure ecstasy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aa911_8TP2s (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aa911_8TP2s)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DbDdMqE49SA (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DbDdMqE49SA)


Title: Re: The Disco topic--every forum needs one
Post by: JK on May 05, 2019, 02:32:29 PM
Blondie also had two disco masterpieces, Heart of Glass and Atomic. The latter in particular feels like pure ecstasy.

I've always loved "Heart Of Glass" but "Atomic" is new to me. Awesome synths and bass on that one too--thanks a lot, Ovi.  :)
 
This is one that was playing non-stop on Dutch radio in mid 1980. I'd say "Funky Town" is pure disco with only a suggestion of funk:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s36eQwgPNSE

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lipps_Inc.


Title: Re: The Disco topic--every forum needs one
Post by: JK on June 03, 2019, 10:56:25 AM
The lyrics of Cerrone's 1977 disco hit "Supernature" were written by an uncredited Lene Lovich before she became a star in her own right.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJ5V3OZdIZM