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« on: March 20, 2019, 01:33:07 PM »

No disco topic on Smiley? Shocked Scandalous! Well that's easily fixed. Grin

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
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« Reply #1 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
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« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2019, 06:02:03 PM »

No disco topic on Smiley? Shocked Scandalous! Well that's easily fixed. Grin

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.
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« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2019, 11:31:10 AM »

Chic!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1qQ1SKNlgY
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A band called The Beach Boys are mostly going to be a fun in the sun-themed group. And that has, is, and will always be just as it should. There needs to be ONE classic band that isn't a pack of endless "artistic" moan. All people wanna do is make The Beach Boys into another Beatles they are less tired of.
And, for anyone who has actually experienced them, surfing and cars carry PLENTY of emotion and life experience. They can carry as much metaphor as any Van Dyke Parks clever epistle.
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« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2019, 01:17:59 PM »


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
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« Reply #5 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
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« Reply #6 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

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« Reply #7 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*
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« Reply #8 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
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« Reply #9 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. Cheesy

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. Sad

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

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stacy_Lattisaw
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« Reply #10 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=dZ-hNCUthiU
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A band called The Beach Boys are mostly going to be a fun in the sun-themed group. And that has, is, and will always be just as it should. There needs to be ONE classic band that isn't a pack of endless "artistic" moan. All people wanna do is make The Beach Boys into another Beatles they are less tired of.
And, for anyone who has actually experienced them, surfing and cars carry PLENTY of emotion and life experience. They can carry as much metaphor as any Van Dyke Parks clever epistle.
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« Reply #11 on: March 28, 2019, 04:37:23 PM »

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« Reply #12 on: March 29, 2019, 02:40:28 AM »

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Ta. It says "Not available in your country".

And this one?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zviINyGpldU&list=PL8Lpw39GxwbMuSZ13zF7ErQgbXsW1Sb3U
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« Reply #13 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). Cry

Anyway, here's "Grease Is The Word". Love that intro! Roll Eyes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8gqiyqu1GVE
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« Reply #14 on: April 02, 2019, 08:28:53 AM »

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« Reply #15 on: April 02, 2019, 12:48:29 PM »


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

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. Roll Eyes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FI9PN90qPTg
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« Reply #16 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.
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« Reply #17 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
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« Reply #18 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. Roll Eyes
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« Reply #19 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. Roll Eyes

The JK mind moves in mysterious ways, RR. Grin

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
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« Reply #20 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. Roll Eyes
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« Reply #21 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. Roll Eyes

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).
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« Reply #22 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
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« Reply #23 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
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« Reply #24 on: May 01, 2019, 02:55:19 PM »

Time for something joyous.  Roll Eyes

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

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