Category Archives: Disco

(July 18, 2013): Snap! – Ooops Up

From the 1990 album, World Power.  This is the not at all subtle throw to — including samples — the Gap Band’s funk riff from the 1979 single “Oops Upside Your Head”.

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(June 1, 2013): The Brothers Johnson – Stomp!

From the 1980 album, Light Up The Night.  This LP by George and Lewis Johnson is one of the great albums of the disco era.  With Quincy Jones producing, this tune was the biggest hit the Johnson’s would have.  It is … Continue reading

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(Apr 26, 2013): Risco Connection – Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now (version)

From the 1979 12″ 45 rpm, Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now / Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now (version).  Producer Joe Isaacs put together Risco Connection in the late 1970’s. The group covered a large number of classic Disco tracks. Their … Continue reading

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(Apr 21, 2013): The Salsoul Orchestra – 212 North 12th

From the 1979 album, Street Sense.  This late Salsoul Orchestra LP was produced by disco remix legend Tom Moulton and arranged by Munich session man Thor Baldursson.  This song foreshadows contemporary house music to follow decades later.  A pared down version is found on … Continue reading

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(Oct 22, 2012): The Gap Band – You Dropped A Bomb On Me (Special Disco Mix – Long Version)

From the 1982 EP, You Dropped A Bomb On Me (Special Disco Mix – Long Version)/Humpin’ (Long Version).  This is a Michael Evans remix, mixed again. The radio edit seems to have well outlived the dance floor and is used … Continue reading

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