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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

GRACE JONES SIGNATURE SONG WAS NOT ORIGINALLY HERS

The vocalist for La Vie En Rose was meant to be Teresa Wiater.  Produced, arranged and remixed by the mighty Tom Moulton in 1977 it has become one of the definitive disco re-make classics.  His muse Grace Jones knowing a good thing when she hears one convinced Tom to give it to her.  The rest made history as it crossed over to pop all over Europe and other parts of the world.

Teresa unfortunately fell into the depths of obscurity.  Although she managed to have one minor disco hit in 1979 with Once and For All.  Grace on the other hand.....
check out teresa
So which version is better?
TOM MOULTON MIX OF GRACE JONES

Friday, December 9, 2011

BEN LIEBRAND MAKES POUSSEZ! EVEN SEXIER

Dutch DJ, Producer and Mastermixer really did some magic on an older disco tune in 1986.  His mix of Poussez's 1980 disco hit Come on and Do It was memorable and many years before the disco edit craze we've been experiencing since the millenium.

BEN LIEBRAND REMIX OF POUSSEZ

Poussez was like a super-group featuring Alphonse Mouzon and Janet Wright and Connie Harvey and Christine Wiltshire to name a few.  In 1979 and 1980 they had a series of major disco hits.  Boogie with Me and Come on and Do it were the most successful.

POUSSEZ! A fabulous Roy Thode remix.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

DANISH HARMONICA PLAYER LEE OSKAR ONCE A MEMBER OF WAR...HAUNTED HOUSE

Rare and coveted disco 12" release on Elektra from 1978, Lee Oskar's Haunted House is very cool.  I just sold mine a few weeks ago to a happy Italian collector.  But luckily I had another copy, check it out HERE
Though born in Copenhagen Lee moved to the U.S. and was one of the founding members of the seminal funk band War.  GRAB IT