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Sample Stories – Episode 11
S.O.S Band – Just Be Good To Me // Okain – House Be Good To Me
The really smooth track you’re listening to is the A side of Lezar Records’s first release that came out in 2009. You might have reckognized Deborah Cox’s voice since the track is an edit of her 1996 gem : Just Be Good To Me.
Although the true original is not Deborah Cox’s version, it’s S.O.S Band’s 1983 hit : Just Be Good To Me that was written by the two brilliant Terry Lewis and Jimmy Jam.
When it comes to partying though, Okain’s version definitely is the best one. Giving this video a quick look will surely help you to get what we’re talking about. It was recorded at one of the very unique CONCRETE parties that are thrown in Paris (that was called TWSTED when the video was recorded).
Feel that party vibe?
People’s Choice - You Ought To Be Dancin’
Infectious groove released in 1980 on Casablanca Records by the legendary People’s Choice!
People’s Choice was formed in 1971 in Philadelphia, and did some pretty amazing tunes such as Do It Anyway You Wanna, that we already wrote about within the framework of the Sample Stories series. Still, you can check out Party Is A Groovy Thing as well.
“Shake it up, shake it down!”
Change ft. Luther Vandross - The Glow of Love
Here’s one of the greatest tracks in the whole disco-funk history, you certainly heard it before, it’s a real classic.
In case of you didn’t know, this track was composed by Wayne Garfield, Mauro Malavasi and David Romani and is taken from Change’s debut album The Glow of Love that met with succes as soon as it came out in May 1980 becoming Gold a few months after its release.
“Hear it “mates!
Average White Band - Cut The Cake
Guess what? Funky Disco Please’s back! Sorry about all these long weeks without even a post, we’ve been pretty busy practicing our dance moves!
Anyway, we picked theses 1975 ultra groovy vibes by Average White Band to make sure that you’ll forgive us!
Let’s get back to blog’n’dance together!
Herb Alpert - Rise // Notorious B.I.G. - Hypnotize
Sample Stories - Episode 13
Like most hip-hop tracks, The Notorious B.I.G.’s ones are essentially based on samples. Although thanks to Puff Daddy’s talent, the sampling work have always been brillantly done in every single track.
For example Juicy is based - as you might know - on MTUME’s 1979 track: Juicy Fruit. If you wish to know more about these two tracks, you can check this other Sample Stories post we wrote within the framework of our collaboration with Absolute Bassline.
Anyway, we don’t know whether you reckognized it or not, but the track you’re listening to was used to create Biggie’s 1996 bomb: Hypnotize.
Let’s get down!
Billy Paul - It’s Critical (Scratchandsniff Re-Edit)
As you may have guessed, scratchandsniff is one of our favourite editor here at Funky Disco Please!
Here’s one of our all time favourite from him. The way the song progressively builds up is just incredible.
Hope you’ll love it as much as we do! If so, you can buy it here.
Patsy Gallant - O Michel
Released in 1978 on Patsy’s seventh album Patsy!
Propers to the great nodelusions916!
Scandal Featuring Lee Genesis - I Wanna Do It
1981 gem to keep you up all week long!
Let’s madly move to the beat!
L’impératrice - Le Baron Rouge
Here’s a guestpost that some French friends of us at Le Citharede wrote for Funky Disco Please. Pay them a visit, you definitely won’t regret it! I’ll now give them the floor:
This track from the debut L’Impératrice EP was released in october 2012, on the new but yet continuously growing parisian label Cracki Records. This melt up of 90’s House and Funk feels quite staggering. What a bass-line — and smooth vocals !
“Le Citharede” aims to promote music and cinematographic cultures. This goal is shared by more and more people by these times, as our friendly fellow from “FunkyDiscoPlease!”. Music is currently mutating pretty fast, enriching itself from experiments of the past and we, lecitharede.com, are trying to modestly show up what is coming.
Slave - Just A Touch Of Love
Here’s a little love to make you feel perfectly good.
Forget your worries and enjoy these 1979 classic love vibes!
Townsend, Townsend, Townsend & Rogers - Rock Me Sock Me
Sweet funk bomb released in 1979 on Neil Bogart’s well-known label Casablanca Records.
Performed by Ed Townsend with his three sons. This one definitely is one of our all-time favourite!
The O’Jays - Love Train
Massive classic released on the brilliant Ohio trio’s 1972 album Back Stabbers. This certainly is their most famous song as it peaked #1 on US Charts the year after its release and #9 in UK Charts.
Hit play for a ride on the rails of love!
Yasuko Agawa - The Music (Is The Way I Live)
Yasuko Agawa is best known for her 1984 smooth jazz gem: L.A. Nights.
She did some amazing other stuff though, this track is a great example of how groovy and funky Yasuko also used to be: you’ve got to love that killer bassline.
Also if you’re into jazz music, you might want to give Yasuko Agawa’s first and second LPs a listen. Night And Day is a good track to begin with.
Richard Evans - Educated Funk
P-funk, Released in 1979!