Boogie Banger

Apr 2

Marvin Gaye - It’s A Desperate Situation


The greatest of them all was born on this day 74 years ago. To celebrate this, here’s an amazing early tune from Marvin Gaye that remained unreleased until 1994. 

 "It’s A Desperate Situation” is such a monster that it’s really hard to think of a reason for Motown not to release this back in the day. Well, the sounds of Marvin will never die although the man man is long gone. Peace to your soul.

Dec 31

Laura Greene - Manhattan


The year hasn’t been so great when it comes to this blog. Only 14 posts during the whole year. Well, otherwise it has been an awesome ride and I want to end the year with style also with the blog. Manhattan by Laura Greene is the perfect tune for this. Big, beautiful, classy and groovy disco monster released byt Sound Trek Records in 1979.

Laura Greene - Manhattan [320 kbps, DivShare]

Check out also Lexx’s Jungle City. It’s an amazing remix of Manhattan released by Big Bear Records in 2008. Highly recommended.

Nov 12

Tribute To Ali (kon1200 edit)

The original by Le Stim has an awesome groove to it and there are many great elements in the song but in my opinion it has some inconsistencies as well. Don’t get me wrong, it’s one of the greatest sports related disco jams EVER but somehow the tune doesn’t carry the whole nine minutes. Well Kon has once again worked his editing magic giving this rare Detroit disco classic a new life. Check out his version via Soundcloud. Amazing stuff, highly recommended for all true disco heads.

Sep 13

Thinking Of You x 3

Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards have written a bunch of great songs for Sister Sledge. For me the biggest of them all is Thinking Of You. Whenever and wherever I hear it, it hits the spot. It’s such a perfect midtempo tune that I have to share it with you just to make sure you all have a good quality copy of this.

Sister Sledge - Thinking Of You [320 kbps, DivShare]

The original is near perfect and so is Dimitri From Paris’ 2010 remix that appears on this must have box set. They definitely gave the master tracks to the right man. He did just the right things to spice things up but still remained loyal to the original.

While I’m at it, I’ll add a third version of Thinking Of You that I really like. Just recently I came across to a sweet reggae/soul version by Lord Echo from New Zealand. This one is not quite in the same league with the previous two monsters but it’s a fresh and innovative cover version with lovely vocals by Lisa Tomlins. This one definitely deserves a place in your sunshine flavored summer day playlist.

Aug 26

Eddie Henderson - Kudu

Life’s good, especially on Sundays. Unfortunately it seems inevitable that I can’t find time for regular blogging but I might as well drop by occasionally and share something. Right?

Lately I have been listening to a lot of jazz, jazz-funk and related organic rhythms from late 1960’s and 1970’s. Classic Blue Note albums, blaxploitation jazz-funk etc. You know the deal.

Here’s an amazing cut that I’ve been into lately. Kudu from Eddie Henderson’s massive 1976 album Heritage. This joint has THE GROOVE. The whole album is a jazz-funk masterpiece so make sure to buy the lp if you see one around somewhere. Definitely one of the most solid albums of the genre and the best Eddie Henderson release.

Eddie Henderson - Kudu [320 kbps, DivShare]

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