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Sunday, October 30, 2011

TEST THE TRUST MORNING MUSIC GEM

Released in 1991 on the U.K. label Circa Test the Trust by Evident featuring Juliette Tieku brings us back to a time when Morning Music was appreciated.  get it
I have to admit it was brought to my knowledge by a reader of the blog.  I am very appreciative of this and even more appreciative that a buddy of mine in San Diego had the entire 12" to burn.  Better still that he's generous and was happy for me to bring it to all of you.

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Test The Trust (7' Edit)
Test The Trust (12" Version)
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5:27

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Eye Q 4:46
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Test The Trust (Instrumental) 5:27
And here for the barbeque mix done by Genaside II. Barbeque Mix
It's evident that Evident didn't have any other releases.  Does anyone know what became of them?

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Boogie Classic Dreamin' by Greg Henderson

This song to me is beyond description.  I just love it so much up and down and sideways.  10 out of 10 doesn't give it justice.  It's so cheery.  If you happen to have the original pressing on Rain records then you own a very valuable record.  I only had the pressing that got picked up by Sam records.  A favorite label of mine with many releases that I enjoyed so much in the late 70's and early 80's.  Dreamin' by Greg Henderson was one of very few releases by this artist.  I'd love to know what happened to him.
greg zip

Dreamin'
Dreamin' instrumental
Here's a more recent edit called the ColeCo edit.  I won't comment since what can you really do with perfection?  a recent edit and another recent edit.
This gem from 1982 has not gone unrecognized.  It was featured on this fun compilation on Harmless records released in 2009.  Soul Steppin' Listing on Discogs.com
While you're over there on Discogs.com you can check out my wares under seller names ExpatMichael and 12inchVinyl4eva.  What's Michael selling on Discogs.com?
The follow-up also on Rain records was released in 1984.  It remains hard to find because it never got picked up by a major.  It's a bit more on the funky tip and features vocals by Rome Jeffries, Never Too Late.  Jeffries also had another hot rare release on Rain in 1983 called Good Love. NEVER TOO LATE

Morning Music Classic by Any Trouble

Ahhhh morning music a genre relatively unheard of now.  Just think that back in the day a soft rock, new wave or ballad gem could get major exposure on an important crowded dance floor.  Even more incredible to believe that the sounds of pretty could actually bring joy to punters.
WIKIPEDIA THE SAINT
Of course morning music will never be like it once was at the mega super-club in the East Village The Saint.  But that doesn't mean that this style of music should not be celebrated even today.
Any Trouble's Touch and Go is a definitive morning music track.  I'd also have to say it was a nifty name for this relatively obscure group from Manchester.    

DOWNLOAD TOUCH AND GO
What are some of your morning music favorites?  How do you define the difference between morning music and sleaze?  Let's see if we can get a few interesting comments for this post.  I don't mind that 95% of the visitors to this site are lurkers but every now and then a comment makes me feel like it's worth my while to continue posting.

Five Special 5 Special was Special

It's hard to believe that 1980 saw such a huge decrease in releases for Disco music.  Because just one year before a huge number of classic disco 12" were released.  Many of which even crossed over to Pop.
WHY LEAVE US ALONE FIVE SPECIAL DOWNLOAD
The delicious Why Leave us Alone by Five Special is a 1979 disco gem.  Lucky for someone I still have the vinyl in my Ebay store ExpatMichael.
MY EBAY AUCTION FOR WHY LEAVE US ALONE
Their debut release The More I Get to Know You was released in 1976.  It's a rare release and is featured on a Mercury 12" promoting a few different acts.  That promo only 12" regular sells for upwards of $200.00 on Ebay.  All the songs on it are PRIMO.
THE MORE I GET TO KNOW YOU DOWNLOAD

It was co-written by the jazz superstar bass player and vocalist Michael Henderson who also wrote and sang the legendary Norman Connors beauty You are My Starship also from 1976.


Thursday, October 20, 2011

A NUMBER OF NAMES SHAREVARI and SKITSO (you're my friend)


Seminal Electro disco out of Detroit.  The Detroit techno scene was certainly something major and before it's time!
 SKITSO
SHAREVARI
Skitso is probably a bit more on the new wave tip.











SEMINAL ITALO DISCO LABEL TIME RECORDS

Time Records out of Brescia, Italy was one of the seminal italo disco labels. It was founded in 1984 and was active into the 90's. Atrium, Mike Hammer, Ric Felini, Fred Ventura and Danny Keith were among their roster.
  This megamix features some of their releases. MEGAMIX DOWNLOAD

Saturday, October 1, 2011

PARADISE GARAGE CLASSIC BY STEVIE WONDER'S EX-WIFE



Syreeta may have only hit the pop charts once in a big way, with her classic duet with Billy Preston With you I'm Born Again but she did have one of the definitive Paradise Garage classics. The 1981 12" release Can't Shake Your Love had them shaking their asses big time.

In this zip I've provided a mix called Mix #6, the Danny Krivit edit and the Larry Levan mix.

As usual by clicking on the post's title you will be brought to the download link.