crazydiscomadness:

The 1976 Disco anthology, “Motown Disc-O-Tech #3.” I almost didn’t buy this because of the cover artwork, but it turns out to be a fantastic collection—with several tracks that I hadn’t known of previously. Click here for more info.

crazydiscomadness:

The 1976 Disco anthology, “Motown Disc-O-Tech #3.” I almost didn’t buy this because of the cover artwork, but it turns out to be a fantastic collection—with several tracks that I hadn’t known of previously. Click here for more info.

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msmusicjunkie:

Taana Gardner - When You Touch Me (Vocal Mix)

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So Far Away   Marlena Shaw   1972 Carole King Cover

Marlena Shaw - Touch Me In The Morning (Disco Mix)

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You Can Never Say Goodbye To The Dancefloor
There is any number of “first disco records.” But there is no question that the first recorded disco mix — the first collection of songs beat-matched on tape to facilitate nonstop dancing — came from Tom Moulton.
In 1971, Moulton — a former A&R man for King Records, the home of James Brown in the 1950s and ’60s, who’d briefly quit the music business and become a model — was inspired by a visit to New York’s Fire Island to try his hand at making the dance floor experience more seamless. As Moulton told NPR last March, he spent 80 hours splicing together a reel-to-reel mix of current hits — then began to make them every few months for the Sandpiper, a Fire Island club.
…
But maybe his most important accidental creation came in 1974, when Moulton pressed his re-edit of Al Downing’s “I’ll Be Holding On” with a 12-inch acetate rather than the normal 7-inch ones used for singles. It was simple physics— wider grooves contain more information — and the sound quality was huge, bassy and powerful: perfect for DJs working with big systems, and expanding the canvas for musicians. (NPR)
Photo: Gloria Gaynor, whose cover of the Jackson 5’s”Never Can Say Goodbye” was one of the first songs included in a side-long megamix, in the 1970s. (Echoes/Redferns)

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You Can Never Say Goodbye To The Dancefloor

There is any number of “first disco records.” But there is no question that the first recorded disco mix — the first collection of songs beat-matched on tape to facilitate nonstop dancing — came from Tom Moulton.

In 1971, Moulton — a former A&R man for King Records, the home of James Brown in the 1950s and ’60s, who’d briefly quit the music business and become a model — was inspired by a visit to New York’s Fire Island to try his hand at making the dance floor experience more seamless. As Moulton told NPR last March, he spent 80 hours splicing together a reel-to-reel mix of current hits — then began to make them every few months for the Sandpiper, a Fire Island club.

But maybe his most important accidental creation came in 1974, when Moulton pressed his re-edit of Al Downing’s “I’ll Be Holding On” with a 12-inch acetate rather than the normal 7-inch ones used for singles. It was simple physics— wider grooves contain more information — and the sound quality was huge, bassy and powerful: perfect for DJs working with big systems, and expanding the canvas for musicians. (NPR)

Photo: Gloria Gaynor, whose cover of the Jackson 5’s”Never Can Say Goodbye” was one of the first songs included in a side-long megamix, in the 1970s. (Echoes/Redferns)

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Blue Boy - Remember Me (Official Video)  1997

soulmusicsongs:

Brick House - The Commodores (Commodores, 1977)

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Roger Sanchez - I Never Knew  1999

nodelusions916:

Lovin’ Is Really My Game

by Brainstorm

1977 12″ Single

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nodelusions916:

Let No Man Put Asunder

by First Choice

1992 The Original Salsoul Classics Vol. 2

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Brand New Heavies   Sometimes   Masters At Work Remix  1997

Hearing this caused crazy party flashbacks

axemansjazz:

Gwen McCrae - I’m Losing the Feeling.

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msmusicjunkie:

The Sequence - Funk You Up

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nodelusions916:

Jingo

by Candido

1979 12” single

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Prince           

FALLINLOVE2NITE

2014