Funkapolitan – As The Time Goes By. Classic British Jazz Funk at it’s best from the early 80’s. Operator Emz dropped this at our all UK all 45 session at Mobile Mondays! and I experienced that great moment when you think, daam I forgot all about that song and all the good memories flood in.
Don Blackman – You Ain’t Hip. I dug this one out for our Don Blackman Tribute which is coming up this Monday 4/13/15 w our special guest his son Kyle Blackman. It also appeals to my innate sound clash battle senses!
Jill Francis – Make Love to Me. Last hour of the night at House Parties! Classic two step/lovers rock. The song sampled the Winstons Amen Brother and in turn was used in the Jungle Tune Leviticus Burial. I dug this out for our Strictly British Strictly 7″ night down at Mobile Mondays!
Aleem – Get Loose. Big Big tune on the dance floors in London, clubs like Rotation and Fresh N Funky. Another of those that came out of America and was better known as a classic in the UK. #MadeInEngland
One Way – Mr Groove. Big tune on UK dance floors in my early DJ days. Although One Way is an American Group, I don’t think I have ever heard this played out by any DJs in my 16 years of living in NY. I will add this to my US tracks that did better overseas category. Time to Revive it.
Reuben Wilson – Got to Get Your Own was and still is a big tune on the dance floors in the UK. Apparently not so known here as I discovered after playing it down at Mobile Mondays! There was definite curiosity and interest rather than recognition. It’s interesting how New York and London have their similarities and differences when it comes to African American music, what makes something big in one city and not in the other. I must research more into this. Any thoughts feel free to comment below.
Starvue – Body Fusion what a dope tune. Classic Rare Groove cut that in that stylee we Brits love. After buying this, I started to realize my 45 drug habit was going to be expensive. Maybe not that bad, as I discovered, when hanging with one of the largest Nothern Soul Collectors in the UK. In his world, they get so expensive (into Thouands), that money stops changing hands and they mainly just trade. Happy to have this 45 in my collection. Scared I’m gonna go broke! 1/27/14
Father’s Children Hollywood Dreaming, I love this song, back home this is a tune in the rare groove world and it made the Operator hit Shazaam ha. This was given to me by record collector Luke Sardello when he came to DJ with me and Spinderella for the MM Dallas Edition. So thank you Luke, you brought back some memories of London Town.