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https://www.discogs.com/Various-Jumpin-Original-Full-Length-Classics-From-The-Disco-Underground/release/34732

 

I bought this the other week, mostly for the T.W. Funkmasters track that was posted in here (which the liner notes describe as Brit-Funk which crossed over to become a NY Disco classic). Anyway, I managed to listen to it in full today - what a cracking selection of Disco! Almost every one a classic

 

Musique - Keep On Jumpin' (François K 12" Mix) - marginally better than the original 12" mix due to the added percussion 

The Salsoul Orchestra Featuring Loleatta Holloway - Runaway (Original Album Version) - a brilliant song, sung by a brilliant singer

Cloud One - Disco Juice (Original 12" Mix) - recognised the might dub katz sample. decent, but some of the harmonies sounded a bit off.

Machine - There But For The Grace Of God Go I (Original 12" Mix) - gets better every time I hear it. The liner notes inform me its an August Darnell project.

Candido - Thousand Finger Man (Original Album Version) - another familiar sample. love the arrangement of this. very unique.

Ecstasy, Passion & Pain Featuring Barbara Roy - Touch & Go (Original Version) - great soulful vocal. 

Loose Joints - Is It All Over My Face (Original 12" Larry Levan Female Vocal Mix) - a classic groove

T.W. Funkmasters - Love Money (1981 Remix) - holds its own alongside these other disco classics which bodes well for its longevity

Two Tons O' Fun - Got The Feeling (Original Album Version) - solid, but the worst of the bunch

Wood, Brass & Steel - Funkanova (Original Album Version) - an absolute banger

Northend - Tee's Happy (Tee Scott Club Mix) - classic uplifting boogie vibes

Dinosaur L - Go Bang! (François K Mix) - yet another classic groove

 

 

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Stick with the Two Tonnes o’ Fun one, I think that is a really underrated track and does eventually surrender its mysteries once you get over the hi-NRG production. They became The Weather Girls and went full cheese eventually, but not before making this Norman Jay anthem.

 

 

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Are you suggesting ‘It’s Raining Men’ is cheesy, Art?! Wash your mouth out. That is simply one of the greatest tunes of all time, transcending categorisation of genre.

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On 02/04/2021 at 17:27, The Hierophant said:


Listening to GP’s Britfunk playlist

 

And my word, this track, Love Money by Fink Masters is so far ahead of its time!  Proto-house from 1980!


 

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"Review" of this record by Greg Wilson as published by djmag.com/features/greg-wilsons-discotheque-archives 

"There are certain records that 'split the atom', creating a totally new sound – serendipitous moments in time when an artist pulls a rabbit from the hat and forecasts a change ahead.

This is the sort of musical alchemy mustered up by Radio London reggae presenter Tony Williams when, in 1980, he produced ‘Love Money’, his first attempt at a dance track, inspired by two then recent hits — the Sugarhill Gang’s ‘Rapper’s Delight’ and Dennis Brown’s ‘Money In My Pocket’. The twist was that he did this track with reggae musicians, inadvertently creating a hybrid sound in the process — it was funk, but not as we knew it, its dub sensibility setting it apart. The vocal side, which, to the best of my knowledge is the first example of a rap on a British release, was called ‘Money (No Love)’ and credited to Bo Kool, whilst over on the flip was the instrumental version, ‘Love Money’ by T.W. Funk Masters.

The UK jazz-funk scene was then in full swing, and this became a big underground tune, which went bigger still when the following year another, even more dynamic version of ‘Love Money’ was made available on the Champagne label.

I’d later come to learn that ‘Love Money’ in its various guises would also become a classic underground tune in New York and then in Chicago, and is included in both The Loft and Paradise Garage’s top 100 lists. Fast-forward to 2004 and I’m reading a selection of 12 tracks picked by Master At Work, Louie Vega, in Wax Poetics. ‘Money (No Love)’ is included, but it’s a case of mistaken identity — the magazine under the impression that the Tony Williams behind this record was the American jazz-drummer.

I mentioned this to Wax Poetics’ Andrew Mason, and he rectified the error in an article based around an interview I did with the real T.W. The incredible part of the story is that Williams had absolutely no idea that he’d been responsible for such a momentous record, inspiring New York DJs towards a more dub-based approach to their production and remixes, changing the parameters of dance music in the process. Only last year, during a panel discussion on edit /remix culture at London’s ICA, François Kevorkian confirmed that this was the catalyst record for his dub leanings, his next mix, of D-Train’s ‘You’re The One For Me’, starting the ball rolling in 1981. ‘Love Money’ would later be referenced in 1986 in the Larry Levan-mixed ‘Love Honey, Love Heartache’ by Man Friday."

 

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On 26/03/2021 at 14:31, Art Vandelay said:

Bluey and Gilles Peterson's STR4TA album got released today. Definitely one for the Brit Funk mob. They've got an amazing ear for the sound as it could be from 1981, but at the same time it's not just a load of revivalist bollocks. Massively recommended.

 

 

 

Having listened to this some more over the last week or so, I am blown away how good this is. I mean it is totally my era and a nostalgia overload, but even the "iffy tunes" (two) have grown on me. Love the title track (Aspect) and Vision 9. I seriously hope they're going to do some live gigs, because I'll be there. I am sensing the return of Brit Funk in a big way over the coming year.

 

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On 03/04/2021 at 21:07, acidbearboy said:

https://www.discogs.com/Various-Jumpin-Original-Full-Length-Classics-From-The-Disco-Underground/release/34732

 

I bought this the other week, mostly for the T.W. Funkmasters track that was posted in here (which the liner notes describe as Brit-Funk which crossed over to become a NY Disco classic). Anyway, I managed to listen to it in full today - what a cracking selection of Disco! Almost every one a classic

 


Glad you’re enjoying it.  Don’t forget about volume 2 which is contains more belters.

 

 

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21 hours ago, nightwaxon said:

 

Having listened to this some more over the last week or so, I am blown away how good this is. I mean it is totally my era and a nostalgia overload, but even the "iffy tunes" (two) have grown on me. Love the title track (Aspect) and Vision 9. I seriously hope they're going to do some live gigs, because I'll be there. I am sensing the return of Brit Funk in a big way over the coming year.

 

 

I really loved the first listen but it's got even better since. Hopefully there'll be some gigs as it's essentially Incognito wearing a different hat so you'd imagine they'd like to take it on the road. Feels like a festival no-brainer to me. 

 

It was interesting listening to how they made the album (I think it was on WorldWide FM a while ago) and Gilles Peterson talking through his role in it. It didn't sound like he was grabbing a bass guitar and knocking out some ideas, but telling Bluey what to keep and lose and when to stop fiddling to give it that unpolished spontaneity. It's the ideal independent release in a lot of ways. I'm a totally GP fanboy, but his role as an A&R / Executive Producer is pretty impressive. He's certainly got a knack for guiding these big projects to a pleasing conclusion. With any luck there's some remixes in the works too.

 

I watched TOTP 1981 on Saturday and they played a bit of Freeeze and Imagination ft. the drummer's poorly tucked in nob. It had a nice interview with Ingrid Mansfield Allman too which I'd never seen so well worth a watch. They closed out the Brit Funk segment with this anthem.

 

 

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On 06/04/2021 at 18:26, Art Vandelay said:

I'm a totally GP fanboy, but his role as an A&R / Executive Producer is pretty impressive. He's certainly got a knack for guiding these big projects to a pleasing conclusion. With any luck there's some remixes in the works too.


I am also a GP fanboy but you are absolutely right. Acid Jazz, Talkling Loud and Brownswood Recordings. His radio shows. His compilation albums. His work with festivals (including his curating one day of My favourite festival, Mostly Jazz, in its early years).  He has been hugely influential throughout the whole time I have been into music. 

 

 

 

 

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I took a punt on this compilation as I’ve been after the UK 12” mix of Aurra - You and Me tonight for a while.  Fortunately it’s the mix I wanted.  Most of the  other tracks aren’t known to me (except for the BB&Q Band, Chaka Khan etc) so will have to give it a proper listen.

 

 

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Just listen to that funky DX7 baseline :wub:

 

 

 

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That’s a nice track. I have Disco Giants 11, which I bought for some track or another. It’s a pretty good selection despite me not knowing many. Apart from BB&Q and Chaka, the only thing I recognise on that one above is You Are In My System by The System. One of my faves. 

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It's so similar! Love Weeks & Co. though, I posted some bits a few pages back if you'd not heard them. I think they're right up your street. 

 

Here's a nice 90s gospel banger from the legendary Clark Sisters. I could post their stuff all day, it's all absolutely amazing.

 

 

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Tasty - Ten City do EW&F! Is this a modern track then? It’s a new one on me…it has some slight hints of autotuney vocal production on that I’m not over the moon about in parts, but a lovely track nonetheless.

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I've been enjoying this Ten City album recently, which I picked up after buying a Spiritual Life compilation with a Joe Claussell remix of Nothing's Changed. It's good, but for this particular track I prefer the original vocal and instrumental. 

 

 

 

 

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Timeless classic! Amazing song, vocal and production. Plus there’s a brilliant remix from Steve Silk Hurley on the flip:


Ten City - That's The Way Love Is (Acieed/Extended Version).

 

 

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Have I posted this before? It's been in my collection for a while, but I've really been enjoying it recently. Just looked her up on Discogs and she was a member of High Fashion, who had a mention in here not too long ago. Really strong voice, anyway. 

 

Meli'sa Morgan - Fool's Paradise

 

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