Back It Up – Caro Emerald

January 4, 2019

  January 4, 2019, happy New Year “Flashback Friday followers and I wish you the very best of health and a happy 2019. I had a fantastic holiday season, spending time with my brother and sister, eating, drinking and you know I had to have my music just blasting the whole time during the day. Now it is time to set my goals for 2019. Something a friend taught me…

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Little Drummer Boy – Boney M

December 21, 2018

  I think everyone remembers Millie Vanilli a duo that formed in Germany. Well, they were brought together by the same person as my next selected artists Boney M. The difference was that Boney M actually performed live. The main vocalists on their recordings were Liz Mitchell and Marcia Barrett, but at live performances, Maizie Williams and Bobby Farrell would also sing. All four singers were from the Caribbean and…

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And The Break Goes On – The Break Boys

December 15, 2018

Here is another House music pioneer band The Break Boys. Again no information on the band, all I can surmise is the name comes from the members being part of the “Breakdancing,” craze that started in the 1970s and peaked in the 1980s with the introduction of Hip-Hop. Here are The Break Boys with “And The Break Goes On.”

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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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That’s Where Happy People Go – The Trammps

November 9, 2018

  Closing off on a happy note, I want to wish you a funky and soulful weekend and what better way to close off the session than with one of the first bands to be classified as disco, The Trammps. We are flying across the country to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where Philadelphia International Records is located and the Sound Of Philadelphia began with Ken Gamble and Leon Huff. The group started…

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At Midnight – T-Connection

November 9, 2018

&nbs We have to go offshore for the next group, who started their music career in Nassau, Bahamas. T-Connection was a Funk and Disco group that moved to Miami during the 1970s and signed with an offshoot of TK Records. They would release something like four albums while with TK Records, that would all do well on Billboard’s Hot Disco Singles Chart and the R&B Charts. “Do What You Wanna,”…

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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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Love Is A Five Letter Word – Denise LaSalle

October 28, 2018

  “Love Is A Five Letter Word,” was originally recorded by The Chicago Rhythm and Blues Kings and it really is a great recording. I found this cover by Denise LaSalle, one of the Disco Queens and as usual she added some background as to why love would be a five letter word. Denise LaSalle was born in Mississippi where she would have been surround by Gospel, Blues and Country…

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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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