1979, Supertronics Record
Even though I'm sad that so many record stores are closing in New York, I'm still encouraged by the possibility of choice vinyl flea market finds. Last weekend, I happened upon a trove of late 80's/early 90's house. All it took was an 808 and a dream in those days...
Pal Joey squeeze some sounds of his mixing board that are all over popular music now. This is his take of Roy Ayers' Running Away with a touch of Sister Sledge. Pretty genius, if you ask me. Check out his website.
This is a track from a compilation of songs that were favorites of Ron Hardy's, the dj at the Chicago club the Music Box. This has sort of a punk Giorgio Moroder vibe to it. I really like the break. I'm guessing that going out at the Music Box was a pretty unique experience.
This is some good old fashioned NYC early 80's sleaze.
I became a dance music addict after going to Club Shelter in New York. I still go there. The next few posts are songs that Shelter's DJ, Timmy Regisford, played some role in making.
Timmy and Boyd Jarvis collaborated on a few tracks that came out in this period. The best known (and one of my all-time faves) is probably Visual's The Music's got Me. This track, under the name TZ, is from 1983 on Street Sounds records.
This a re-edit I did. The original has a really tacky vocal part - so I essentially just snipped that out. I heard Danny Krivit play this once, and I've pretty much copied his edit. DJ alert - mixes well with You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real).
The photo is a lot to handle.