Heat You Up (Melt You Down) Shirley Lites

December 15, 2018

My next artist is one of the main ingredients for what we call House Music, some will call it Disco or Electro-Disco, but the followers of Dance know it has House. I tried to find a biography on Shirley Lites, but to date, she has not recorded her history or background. I do know that she had at least ten hits in her career and that she is still touring,…

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Dancing In The Street – Mick Jagger & David Bowie

December 15, 2018

Welcome to this week’s “Flashback Friday,” where we relive the hits and genre of yesterday’s music. I know people still create R&B and Soul songs, but the music that lives on are those songs from the 50s, to the 90s. Whether you called it R&B, Soul, Funk, Disco, House, Hip-Hop or even Pop, it is and will be everlasting. This month is the 50th anniversary of the album that really…

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Whatta Man – Salt & Pepa (Feat. En Vogue)

December 1, 2018

Welcome back to “Flashback Friday,” where we rev up the weekend with some old school R&B, Soul, Funk, Hip Hop, Dance and House music. Well we are at the tale end of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Hope you had an opportunity to take advantage of all the discounts all the participating stores were offering. I kept quiet this year but I do have a few big ticket items I…

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In The Bush – Musique

November 24, 2018

Well, I am definitely warm and ready for this Thanksgiving Weekend in the United States. Friends are visiting from Silver Springs, Maryland, and I know we will be celebrating with a little libation, food and of course great music. Always happy to see Jesse and Shaun. My last number for today is by another studio created group. Musique was created by Patrick Adams, who was considered a wizard in putting…

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Pump Up The Jam – Technotronic

November 24, 2018

  Alright, we are moving into the House music era. My next selection was probably the first House music song to make it on the American Dance charts. The group Technotronic was the idea of Jo Baegert, a displaced American, who moved to Belgium with the vision of becoming a music producer. His thought was to take the heavy bass and dance grooves and mix them with Hip-Hop. He pulled…

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Superwoman – Karyn White

November 24, 2018

  Hello Soul Music fans, yesterday was record-breaking when it comes to the weather. It was a balmy -17C, the coldest November 22, on record here in the Nation’ Capital. The crazy thing is we are a little under a month for the official start to Winter. It looks like we are in for a long and cold winter up here in the frozen North. Not to worry we have…

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Get Down Tonight – KC and the Sunshine Band

November 9, 2018

  It is TGIF and that means “Flashback Friday,” to get the weekend started. Well, I am braced for the beginning of the snow. We are scheduled to get 1-3cm of the white stuff between today and tomorrow. Hopefully, most of you that drive cars have installed your winter tires. Starting us off this week is probably one of the most popular bands in the 1970s, along with The Village…

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Disco Lights – Dexter Wansel

October 26, 2018

  Some of the songs I selected today would be classified Disco by a lot of mainstream music fans, but the Dance music that would dominate the Radio and Dance Halls would be House. A sound that started in the 1970s and pioneered by producers like Giorgio Moroder, Cerrone and artists like Donna Summers, Bjorn, Madonna and Janet Jackson. Listen to the beat, which is very close to what is…

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I’m Caught Up (In A One Night Love Affair)- Inner Life

October 26, 2018

During the age of Disco, we had singers like Donna Summers, Gloria Gaynor, Evelyn “Champagne,” King, Candi Stanton, Thelma Houston and Jocelyn Brown. All of these women and many more gave us some fantastic Disco and Dance music. Some of those songs are still classics and are guaranteed to get a party swinging. Jocelyn Brown, spent time with a group called Inner Life as the lead singer. The group went…

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I’m In Love – Evelyn Champagne King

October 26, 2018

I am sure everyone remembers Evelyn “Champagne,” King, when she burst on to the scene in 1977. It was refreshing to get a new dance beat and a different type of female Soul singer. Born in the Bronx, New York, to a musical family, the die was set. Her Uncle worked with Lena Horne at the famous “Cotton Club. Her father sang backup for artists appearing at “The Apollo Theater,”…

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