If this doesn’t get your feet moving, you might want to check they’re still attached to your legs. As infectious as an Indian variant, it’s arguably the first disco hit. Continue reading “Manu Dibango – Soul Makossa”
The exhilarating melody of this tune has stayed with me since childhood.
I had not heard of Jr Walker & The All Stars when it was a modest hit in the summer of 1972 and I’m not sure I even thought of them as a soul group. Continue reading “Jr Walker & The All-Stars – Walk In The Night”
What was the first disco hit? The Trammps would define the genre with Disco Inferno. But before that came this old Broadway tune in 1972. Continue reading “The Trammps – Zing! Went The Strings Of My Heart”
James Brown’s backing band The JB’s were pretty much in a class of their own when it came to funk. Pick Up The Pieces was one of their finest moments from 1972. Continue reading “The JB’s – Pass The Peas”