Thursday, 1 January 2009

Three of a Kind #69

I dunno, you doze off for five minutes and all of a sudden it's 2009. What better way to start the new year, though, than with some tracks from the estimable 1978 compilation album Don't Walk - Boogie, which promises 20 Great Disco Sounds. And, like a milkman or midwife paid strictly on a commission basis, it certainly delivers.

That track listing in full:

Side One

A Taste Of Honey - Boogie Oogie Oogie
Tavares - More Than A Woman
Sheila B. Devotion - Singin' In The Rain
Macho - I'm A Man
Evolution - Summer In The City
Patsy Gallant - From New York To L.A.
Gonzalez - Just Let It Lay
Tavares - Whodunit
Gloria Jones - Bring On The Love (Why Can't We Be Friends Again)
Clout - Substitute

Side Two

La Belle Epoque - Black Is Black
Marshall Hain - Dancing In The City
Sylvester - You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)
Tavares - Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel
Matumbi - Empire Road
Jesse Green - Nice And Slow
Sun - Sun Is Here
T. Rex - I Love To Boogie
John Forde - Stardance
Tom Robinson Band - 2-4-6-8 Motorway

Putting aside the decidedly undisco-ish credentials of the likes of Matumbi, T Rex and The Tom Robinson Band, this is a cracking album and, like pretty much all compilation LPs released when the songs would still have been contemporary, is about a squillion times better than any disco compilation CD you'd find in the shops in 2008 2009, which tend to concentrate on the same, overplayed best sellers time and time again.

Anyway, it's proved devilishly difficult, as you might imagine, to whittle Don't Walk - Boogie down to just three tracks for today's post. But I've managed it, somehow. God my life's hard sometimes!

Sheila B. Devotion - Singin' In The Rain mp3

Patsy Gallant - From New York To L.A. mp3

La Belle Epoque - Black Is Black mp3


JC said...

I used to own this LP many many many moons ago.

Mond you, I couldnt tell you how half of the the songs go....

Love the idea of TRB on such a compilation - its like someone's idea of a schoolboy joke.

How Marvellous... said...

jeez yeah, wtf is 2468 doing there? ( & Bolan for that matter)

mmm, I'll have to add Black is Black to my cheesy disco collection though.

But no Boney M on a 78 disco comp? waaa! Rasputin 12" mix here I double-dare you not to smile at the stern-sounding newsreader voice.

Kippers said...

Ahh, I can't get that mp3 file to open at the mo. I'd love to hear that Rasputin remix though but!

How Marvellous... said...

bloody boxstr again I spect. works ok this morning.

I thiink I like the extended version on Nightflight to Venus better, the first track has drums from Rasputin towards the end, then rolls into Ras nicely. although after a while it just becomes the standard 3-odd minute version

Kippers said...

Ahh, got it now. Thanks!

ally. said...

super dooper duckie - i've got this too scrathed to pieces and madly quiet with all those tunes crammed in together.

sheila b devotion was the first track i' got 'removed' from dusty7s by the way so watch out

Kippers said...

Really? I remember that post. Hadn't realised it had been nabbed though. What a palaver!

Thanks for the warning BTW. I suppose I suppose I'd best remove that particular mp3 before some big lunk comes along and consigns the whole post to the dustbin of history!