Friday, September 05, 2014

Bon Rock (actually, dicso boogie proto rap electro funk)


We bought a new car recently (strictly speaking not new as it was pre-registered, but it only had 2 miles on the clock! = wallet saving). We are now driving around in comparative luxury, which includes a radio that works, and offers DAB.

At last I can listen to my at home go to radio station BBC 6 music.  “At home” means I usually listen to it in the evening. I have to say that, on recent car journeys,  I have been a little underwhelmed by 6 Music’s daytime output. Never mind.

Have just been listening – at home, pottering – to Son of John, Tom Ravenscroft. Some mighty fine tunes he has been playing too as he soaks up the atmosphere of Bestival. I often listen to Tom’s show and he definitely is following in his father’s footsteps. But I do detect a love of dance music. New dance music, of course, but tonight, at least, with a nod to the old school…. which is where I come in!

If Tom had been knocking about as a thrusting new(ish) DJ in the early Eighties maybe he would have played this. This being something I picked up at an impromptu visit to a local charity shop the other day. How do you classify this record? According to Discogs its genre is hip hop, funk/soul and its style is electro, funk, disco. Covering all bases there, then!

Whatever it is I have a soft spot for this genre, style, whatever. (A sentence that starts and ends with the same word, it won’t win any literary prizes I’m sure!). Maybe it has something to do with the fact I hung up my DJ headphones around ’81 ’82 and I am still hankering after what I just missed out on playing out. I could happily mine this early Eighties disco boogie electro funk motherlode for some time to come.

50p well spent, anyway. The rap at the end sounds so cheesy, but at the same time fits perfectly with the rest of the track.




PS. Sorry about the out of focus piccy.

3 comments:

Aime Brunn said...

Hello Darcy can u please contact me at aime.brunn@gmail.com...Its about a couple of songs I got from your blog...I need to get info about them but
I dont see youre email anywhere on the site and I cant find them on youre blog. I do know the names tho.. Someone Like you and Strange Ladies ... I need to know the creators of these songs asap. Super Important!

Darcy said...

Aime:
The search box on my blog worked for me:
Someone like You = Kim Weston
Strange Ladies = David Axelrod album, the track I featured was Sandy.

Darcy said...

Aime:
The search box on my blog worked for me:
Someone like You = Kim Weston
Strange Ladies = David Axelrod album, the track I featured was Sandy.