Both of these songs were given a pounding at every school disco we had. The style is called Hi-NRG Disco. People say Disco died, in fact it just mutated into many different forms which still exists today.
Sylvesters' "Do ya wanna funk" is one of the first 12" singles I ever bought.
And this is Patrick Cowley and "Menergy"... You'll notice that the video is just a remix of the one above, it's possible there was no video for this track, ever.
Browsing youtube I often find tracks by bands I know, but songs I haven't heard, This was lovely, so I'd like to include it here, I love the very different sounds included in what we call "World Music" it's always a real delight for the ears.
"Marta's Song" - Deep Forest
The Wonderful, The Exotic, The Beautiful Angelique Kidjo who hails from Africa, She's an Oxfam supporter, Grammy award winner and is fluent in four languages. This is "Wombo Lombo"
Although I had my 80s music which I still love, I was born rather late to my parents who listened to a lot of 40s music because they were teenagers themselves in the 40s. It seems to me that whatever you listened to as a teenager sticks with you for the rest of your life. Anyway I ended up knowing who a lot of the 40s singers were and also the actors at the time who I can still identify much better than any actor/actress walking up a red carpet today. Stars back then had something special which I don't see today, or perhaps that just the effort to get dressed up and see a movie in a cinema was so much better than simply owning a pile of DVDs. I don't want to depress anyone though... Here's the Puppini Sisters and with the Andrews Sisters hit, Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy.
Here's Paul Kelly and The Coloured Girls with "Darling it Hurts"
The Models Re-Modeled this phrase for their own use, and I find myself saying it this way in conversation because it really worked it's way deep into my mind and replaced the correct phrase... I'm sure I'm not alone.
Each song has a "gem" in it that makes it standout, something odd that sticks out like a sore thumb, Everyone who knows this song well knows what I'm talking about If it's new to you, I'm sure you'll notice it as you listen.
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