Friday, 16 July 2010

The Hollies - Dragging My Heels (Special Disco Version)

The Hollies (yes, those Hollies!) unleashed a Balearic-before it was-Balearic classic in 1980 in the shape of this slice of Disco heaven. A popular cut at David Mancuso's legendary Loft nights in NYC, so I'm told read!

Thanks to a contributor to the ever-wonderful Popular blog for bringing this fantastic tune to my attention.

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

This Is A Journey Into Sound ...

Brilliant Radio 4 documentary examining the phenomenon of crate digging. Contains a superb sequence of Coldcut running through all the samples from their mix of Paid In Full in real time (just before the halfway mark).

Thanks to the excellent  speechification blog (see link to show below).

Monday, 12 July 2010

Jackie Mittoo - Summer Breeze

Perfect Isleys cover for this time of year from Studio One's Keyboard King. A rare outing for JM on vocals!

Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Orange Juice - Bridge

Quite simply one of the best and most underrated bands of all time. Looks like we're going to get some new material from Edwyn soon, too :) PLEASE Universal, put out the original OJ albums - it's time they got their propers!!!

 ... thought is was about time for a bit of Orange J love what with all the talk of The Drums ...