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Saturday, December 7, 2013

Everybody wants to be Bourgié Bourgié Gladys Knight, John Davis, Ashford & Simpson and crew


Ashford and Simpson's Bourgié Bourgié is disco legendary. It was originally a cut on their 1977 l.p. Send It.  In the U.S. their version was never released on 12" so the U.K. press of it has become a coveted collector's item.  There is even a mis-pressed version of the U.K. 12" in which in one part the song gets sped up and then goes back to normal.

In 1979 John Davis and the Monster Orchestra covered it and it was released on a white label Promo, for which I wrote the discogs entry HERE.  The next year it was covered by Gladys Knight and the Pips as the b side to their soulful disco classic Taste of bitter Love.  The Gladys Knight version of Bourgié Bourgié was produced by Ashford and SimpsonGLADYS VERSION SINGLE EDIT POUND BOYS EDIT

A highly coveted edit of the Ashford and Simpson version was done by Joe Clausell.  It's not to be missed!  THE BEST VERSION

All three versions are outstanding though perhaps the John Davis version is the most campy in that over-the-top kinda way disco can be.  This version features Nickloas Ashford and Valerie Simpson on vocals according to the credits listed on the John Davis l.p. The Monster Orchestra Strikes Again.  JOHN DAVIS IS DISCO LEGENDARY
M AND M INSTRUMENTAL in .wav

BOTH SIDES OF THE JOHN DAVIS 7 INCH





Here I'll provide a link to download the Gladys Knight and the Pips version, in the Pound Boys bootleg form.
POUND BOYS BOOTLEG

And finally even a house version.  The Watergates featuring Janette Sewell came out in 1991.  The vocals are not unlike Gladys Knights.  WATERGATES




If anyone would like to post an opinion about this track or a comparison of the three versions I'd love to hear what you have to say.

From the Urban dictionary:
Stemming from the French word bourgeoisie. Pronounced "boo-zhee"

Someone who is class-conscious, with educated and discerning tastes, and interested in enjoying the finer things in life. It is definitely not high-class, aristocratic, snooty, or snobbish. “Bourgie'” is as much an idea, and a state of mind, as it is an attitude towards enjoying good food, good friends, and good conversation, everyday.  It evokes a mood of simple elegance, casual yet sophisticated—modern.
"Check out old girl in the Mercedes.  Isn't she from 82nd and International (Oakland)? Oh I guess she's bourgie now!"

In the meantime once again I invite you to check out what I have up on Ebay at the moment. There are almost 500 items in my main store and 100 in my secondary store 12inchVinyl4eva 12 INCH VINYL 4EVA. But I will be coming back strong during the last few days of the month. Please use the link below at the bottom of the page.









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WORLD AIDS DAY TRIBUTE

VOLUME 1
DOWNLOAD CLICK HERE
1. Thriller (2012 2.0 J Casablanca Remix) Michael Jackson
2. PYT (Womack ReWork) Michael Jackson
3. Off The Wall (Nick Party People Remix) Michael Jackson
4. Ben '09 (Guto Rodrigues & Rafael Lelis Tribute Mix) Michael Jackson
5. You Rock My World (Arthur D Bootleg Mix) Michael Jackson
6. Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' (Louis La Roche Remix) Michael Jackson
7. Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough (Gigamesh Remix) Michael Jackson
8. Hum Along & Dance (David Morales Remix) Jackson 5
9. Bad (Area 6 Remix) Michael Jackson
10. Remember The Time (Louis La Roche Remix) Michael Jackson
11. Who Is It (Nick Remix) Michael Jackson
12. Behind Michael Jackson's Mask (Womack ReWork) Michael & YMO
VOLUME 2
DOWNLOAD CLICK HERE
1. Dangerous (Womack ReWork) Michael Jackson
2. State Of Shock (SonnyDJ 2013 ReConstruction) Jackson & Jagger
3. Burn This Disco Out (Danny G's Soulsonic Pyro Disco Edit) Michael Jackson
4. Liberian Girl (B-1ne Moombahsoul Remix) Michael Jackson
5. I Can't Help It (Todd Terje Rekutt) Michael Jackson
6. Ease On Down The Road (Womack ReWork) Michael & Diana
7. You Can't Win (Kevin Bumper's Jackin' The Scarecrow Remix) Michael Jackson
8. Blame It On The Boogie 2003 (White Label Remix) Michael Jackson
9. Live Together (Black Disco Julien Love Good Time Remix) Jacksons
10. Music's Takin' Over (J-ski Extended FRA Edit) Jacksons
11. Just A Little Bit Of You (GLICKMIX) Jackson 5
VOLUME 3
DOWNLOAD CLICK HERE
1. Jacksonmania Megamix (Womack ReWork) Michael & The Jacksons
2. Let Me Show You The Way To Go (Keith Dumpson Remix) Jacksons
3. Dancing Machine (Disco Purrfection Remix) Jackson Five
4. Shake Your Body [Down To The Ground] (J-ski 935 Edit) Jacksons
5. Rock With You (Jimmy Michaels Mix) Michael Jackson
6. Billie Jean (Alternative Mix) Micheal Jackson
7. Beat It (The Apple Scruffs Edit) Michael Jackson
8. Baby Be Mine (Wonkar's Rerub) Michael Jackson
9. Say Say Say (Philvester's Classic Re-Edit) Michael & Paul
VOLUME 4
DOWNLOAD CLICK HERE
1. Classic Michael Jackson Old School Medley (SonnyDJ Mix) Michael Jackson
2. Just A Little Bit Of You (Martin Monster Aurelio Monstermix) Jackson 5
3. PYT [Pretty Young Thing] (Remixed By Jimmy Michaels) Michael Jackson
4. Thriller (Kharrington's Dance Step Edit) Michael Jackson
5. Scream (C-G's Tired Of Injustice Edit) Michael & Janet Jackson
6. Heartbreak Hotel [This Place Hotel] (The Apple Scruffs Edit) Michael Jackson
7. The Lady In My Life (BlackRoom Re-Construction) Michael Jackson
8. I Just Can't Stop Loving You (Trilingual Version by SonnyDJ) Michael Jackson
9. Man In The Mirror (The Apple Scruffs Edit) Michael Jackson
10. Gone Too Soon (Immortal Version) Michael Jackson
2 HOUR PROMO MIX PLUS ARTWORK AND PRINTABLE PDF'S FOR COVERS

Thanks for the everyone who contributed to the success of my Greg Womack's HIV AIDS awareness project - visit his Facebook for some truly amazing pics of Ryan White and Michael Jackson - it was so horrible that the entire town hated Ryan when he had no control over what happened to him when he had a blood transfusion.



Just the links:
mjrwwadtvol1.zip 174.9 MB
https://mega.co.nz/#!R4VUhL4T!RWhjQ2fLz7eJcMv8MZx5kAl_-4hhrpXjxPT0Qj6DMME
mjrwwadtvol2.zip 180.2 MB
https://mega.co.nz/#!1lUgBbwK!ZP96Kj3aVfpkhI82lBkT3i5W6d0Fyb_CfgsOL8Fdoi4
mjrwwadtvol3.zip 177.1 MB
https://mega.co.nz/#!wxljjLTR!EKOKSXtdoMLT6NUXoIMQqAyX05sOa23SyxRAlYb58LU
mjrwwadtvol4.zip 172.4 MB
https://mega.co.nz/#!FgNQnTwZ!cPqhggqmBCyqRDeVnp4RD34Yn9lntwMfzLz8x7WDG0M
mjrwwadtbonuses.zip 174.3 MB
https://mega.co.nz/#!JpUzGLpJ!YZIEkV-I10E58TVuBk90PVVzJ3Nr6LmNCHWIFFlWMoA
mjrwwadtpromomix.zip 173.7 MB
https://mega.co.nz/#!x982jZiS!HLo8dGk6_BwZEen0hsox2StHbYxp9SkdV1dCxJ-9-Y0
79 MINUTE PROMO MIX
https://mega.co.nz/#!5w1lTZya!KCPiSTRlKmKmt12luOV1OyopSKtgN9lTs2Mq76SK7Uo

VOLUME 1
https://mega.co.nz/#!R4VUhL4T!RWhjQ2fLz7eJcMv8MZx5kAl_-4hhrpXjxPT0Qj6DMME
1. Thriller (2012 2.0 J Casablanca Remix) Michael Jackson
2. PYT (Womack ReWork) Michael Jackson
3. Off The Wall (Nick Party People Remix) Michael Jackson
4. Ben '09 (Guto Rodrigues & Rafael Lelis Tribute Mix) Michael Jackson
5. You Rock My World (Arthur D Bootleg Mix) Michael Jackson
6. Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' (Louis La Roche Remix) Michael Jackson
7. Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough (Gigamesh Remix) Michael Jackson
8. Hum Along & Dance (David Morales Remix) Jackson 5
9. Bad (Area 6 Remix) Michael Jackson
10. Remember The Time (Louis La Roche Remix) Michael Jackson
11. Who Is It (Nick Remix) Michael Jackson
12. Behind Michael Jackson's Mask (Womack ReWork) Michael & YMO
VOLUME 2
https://mega.co.nz/#!1lUgBbwK!ZP96Kj3aVfpkhI82lBkT3i5W6d0Fyb_CfgsOL8Fdoi4
1. Dangerous (Womack ReWork) Michael Jackson
2. State Of Shock (SonnyDJ 2013 ReConstruction) Jackson & Jagger
3. Burn This Disco Out (Danny G's Soulsonic Pyro Disco Edit) Michael Jackson
4. Liberian Girl (B-1ne Moombahsoul Remix) Michael Jackson
5. I Can't Help It (Todd Terje Rekutt) Michael Jackson
6. Ease On Down The Road (Womack ReWork) Michael & Diana
7. You Can't Win (Kevin Bumper's Jackin' The Scarecrow Remix) Michael Jackson
8. Blame It On The Boogie 2003 (White Label Remix) Michael Jackson
9. Live Together (Black Disco Julien Love Good Time Remix) Jacksons
10. Music's Takin' Over (J-ski Extended FRA Edit) Jacksons
11. Just A Little Bit Of You (GLICKMIX) Jackson 5
VOLUME 3
https://mega.co.nz/#!wxljjLTR!EKOKSXtdoMLT6NUXoIMQqAyX05sOa23SyxRAlYb58LU
1. Jacksonmania Megamix (Womack ReWork) Michael & The Jacksons
2. Let Me Show You The Way To Go (Keith Dumpson Remix) Jacksons
3. Dancing Machine (Disco Purrfection Remix) Jackson Five
4. Shake Your Body [Down To The Ground] (J-ski 935 Edit) Jacksons
5. Rock With You (Jimmy Michaels Mix) Michael Jackson
6. Billie Jean (Alternative Mix) Micheal Jackson
7. Beat It (The Apple Scruffs Edit) Michael Jackson
8. Baby Be Mine (Wonkar's Rerub) Michael Jackson
9. Say Say Say (Philvester's Classic Re-Edit) Michael & Paul
VOLUME 4
https://mega.co.nz/#!FgNQnTwZ!cPqhggqmBCyqRDeVnp4RD34Yn9lntwMfzLz8x7WDG0M
1. Classic Michael Jackson Old School Medley (SonnyDJ Mix) Michael Jackson
2. Just A Little Bit Of You (Martin Monster Aurelio Monstermix) Jackson 5
3. PYT [Pretty Young Thing] (Remixed By Jimmy Michaels) Michael Jackson
4. Thriller (Kharrington's Dance Step Edit) Michael Jackson
5. Scream (C-G's Tired Of Injustice Edit) Michael & Janet Jackson
6. Heartbreak Hotel [This Place Hotel] (The Apple Scruffs Edit) Michael Jackson
7. The Lady In My Life (BlackRoom Re-Construction) Michael Jackson
8. I Just Can't Stop Loving You (Trilingual Version by SonnyDJ) Michael Jackson
9. Man In The Mirror (The Apple Scruffs Edit) Michael Jackson
10. Gone Too Soon (Immortal Version) Michael Jackson
VOLUME 5 BONUS REMIXES
https://mega.co.nz/#!JpUzGLpJ!YZIEkV-I10E58TVuBk90PVVzJ3Nr6LmNCHWIFFlWMoA
01. Shake Your Body Down (Womack ReWork) Jacksons
02. Threatened (The Dementor's Kiss Remix) Michael Jackson
03. Beat It (Philvester's Sub Ragga Dub Edit) Michael Jackson
04. Smooth Criminal (Original Vocal Hauser, Sulic, Jacko & Piper Mix) Michael Jackson
05. Price Of Fame (Womack ReWork) Michael Jackson
06. Hollywood Tonight (Nick Walk Of Fame Remix) [Extended] Michael Jackson
07. Thriller (Philvester's Def Mix) Michael Jackson
08. Michael Jackson Medley (Mike Maurro Mix) Michael Jackson

2 HOUR PROMO MIX PLUS PROJECT ARTWORK
https://mega.co.nz/#!x982jZiS!HLo8dGk6_BwZEen0hsox2StHbYxp9SkdV1dCxJ-9-Y0

79 MINUTE PROMO MIX
https://mega.co.nz/#!5w1lTZya!KCPiSTRlKmKmt12luOV1OyopSKtgN9lTs2Mq76SK7Uo



ARTISTS INFLUENCED DANCE MUSIC

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Los Angeles T.F. a classic italo disco act Magical Magical is your body!

Los Angeles TF were formed  in 1980 and were composed of two Italian musicians, Franco Zasa e Tony Travagliante.  They recorded in the Milanese "Music Hall Studio," Tony and Frank began producing Italo Disco tracks for many important labels.  One of these songs, "Magical body",was distributed in the U.S.A. in 1983 and this became one of the first well known Italian Disco hits ever to chart on the "Billboard" dance charts peaking in the 40th position.  Their other hits include "Everliving fever","Plastic paradise" and"Let your body dance."


2 Los Angeles songs for you

Magical Body however was considerably better then their other releases and through play on WBMX and by many important DJ's it is considered a classic of the genre.  I personally never grow tired of it.  The lyrics are such a gas.  It's also their only release that has since become a collector's item.  I had Everliving Fever in my eBay store for so long that I finally just gave it to The Goodwill.



"Magical, Magical is your body Typical, Typical of a Latin Lover, Musical, Musical is your voice, Tropical, Tropical is your smile."



Saturday, November 23, 2013

I hereby proclaim Dancer by Gino Soccio to be a perfect disco record


Not only is it a perfect disco record but it can be considered one of the earliest italo disco records.  Gino Soccio is Italo Canadese from Montreal.

I couldn't get a live performance of Dancer but here's one of The Visitors on Italian t.v.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Presage For Sale Baby Records Space Disco Classic

Presage was produced and arranged by Gian Piero Reverberani.  He also was responsible for the classic Rondò Veneziano.
A seminal space disco release on the classic italo disco label Baby it was released in 1983.  I have offered nine of the twelve tracks here.  I would have liked to find more information on this act, including the album cover but I did not succeed.  Not even on popsike.com or gemm.com which really surprised me because I'd imagine it's quite rare.  In any case I'd imagine you'll enjoy it.  It was a staple on the Cybernetic Broadcasting Network.  You can hear them nowadays on Intergalactic FM.
For sale was a side label of Baby Records.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Delphis by The Impossibles a great example of the Madchester sound

I ordinarily don't dip into the 90's but I'm going to make an exception with this post.  In 1991 I was just crazy about this song.  Though I'd have to say it is quite obscure.
The Impossibles (Mags Grundy and Lucy Dallas) are a female duo from Edinburgh who put out three singles between 1990 and 1991.  Delphis is the second one.  It's very much part of the Manchester Ambient sound that was huge in the early 90's.  Farley and Heller even got their hands on it and made a pretty cool mix.  Though I like all the mixes on the twelve inch and am including all four in a zip.
The 45 features a cover of the 60's classic Be My Baby.  I haven't heard it but I definitely think The Impossibles were simply made for that girl group sound.  Apparently they have a track called Meet Me Again which only appeared on an indie compilation release.  They later became a four-piece band but remained as obscure as before and eventually just broke up.  DOWNLOAD DELPHIS HERE

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Saturday, October 26, 2013

A mix from the notorious gay n.y.c. club The Anvil

The notorious club The Anvil opened in 1974 at 500 West 14th street in the currently oh so trendy meatpacking district.  Back then it was truly the definition of seedy.  There was a real free-for-all attitude in the club.  Gay men danced in their jock-straps and the smell of poppers and ethyl nitrate were in the air.  Felipe Rose of the Village People was discovered dancing here in a full American Indian garb with headdress.  Bobby "DJ" Guttardo was one of the d.j.'s that went on to have the most success.  His name seems to be on hundreds of my disco 12 inch releases as the remixer.
THE MIX
DUSEBERG ON AIDS the poppers story

On the bottom floor ground level of a landmark hotel called The Strand, I remember standing outside one morning with my friend George.  We were too intimidated to go in.  It seemed real hardcore to us and our suburban mindset.  Freddie Mercury was a regular, guess he had no problems with the atmosphere.


Declaration of Robert J. Cipriani includes passages about The Anvil

This mix is from 1983 by a DJ called David Antony at a party called So Many Men.  It's a great piece of history.  A mix that features all sorts of dance sounds from right after the term "disco" had fallen out of favor.  Some seem to forget that clubs like The Anvil were also a serious dance party and not only a sleazy dive.

The downstairs part of the club was like a huge back-room with dark passageways.  The club closed it's doors in 1986 just as New York was at the peak of the A.I.D.S. outbreak and many of the most popular establishments like the St. Marks Baths had to close their doors.  They became too synonymous with the outbreak.  Even some activists pointed their fingers at clubs like The Anvil and The Mineshaft.  And so a real after hours institution went by the wayside and remains only a memory for it's many punters.  Men who also frequented The Saint and Fire Island and the whole N.Y.C. gay leather scene of the time.  A N.Y. Times article from 1985 about the new climate of caution

It's now the 28 room hotel The Liberty Inn.  The Liberty Inn Sex Hotel A hotel with hourly rates.



The second album by U.K. new wave legends Visage was named after the club.  The Anvil was the last Visage project that featured Midge Ure.