I'm stranded in Berlin thanks to the seemingly endless volcano madness. I was meant to be back in London last Saturday, now i'm not going to be back in the Big Smoke until next Monday!!
Fortunately i've managed to squeeze in quite a bit of quality time in a LOT of record stores, fleamarkets & thrift stores around this beautiful city (And a big, big SHOUT goes out to my AMAZING & patient girlfriend Zoe & to 'Cheers Chris' & Fil too)
So, during my time here, I came across this taster for what looks like one amazing documentary that i'm sure all you readers of TGD will no doubt enjoy.. check it..
See you guys on the other side...
Monday, 12 April 2010
Here we have killer mix from DJ, Beat-maker & former BRONX DOG & WISEGUY - DJ Regal.
"The Bronx is burning" is a journey through the sounds of inner city NYC spanning from the early 70's to the paranoid, murderous citywide blackout of the "Summer of Sam" in the late 70's. The mix taking it's name from the 1972 FDNY documentary of the same name is a mini-soundtrack to what Regal says were "5 tumultuous years in Bronx History, which spawned so much, from so little..."
If you're a Beat-head, a B-Boy, a Disco fiend or a lover of Ruff Ghetto Soul then this mix is definitely for you!! Expertly programmed & mixed by someone with an unhealthy obsession of all things BX.
If all this 1970's New York stuff floats your boat then you should really wrap your eyeballs round this documentary from VH1 called "NY77 - The coolest year in Hell" which looks utterly AMAZING if this trailer is anything to go by:
Impressive, huh? Anyways, big up to DJ Regal for letting us post this killer of a mix & big up to you guys for reading, TGD may be a little quiet for the next week or 2 as i'm off to Berlin ransacking for records & Mr.Smith is STILL sunning himself in New Zealand!! But we'll be back soon - Stay tuned.
THE BRONX IS BURNING
1) LEROY HUTSON – “THE GHETTO ‘74” (1974)
2) 20TH CENTURY STEEL BAND – “HEAVEN & HELL” (JOHN PEEL SESSION ‘75)
3) BUMBLEBEE UNLIMITED – “LADY BUG” (1978)
4) HIDDEN STRENGTH – “HUSTLE ON UP (DO THE BUMP)” (1975)
5) JOE SIMON – “COME GET TO THIS” (1976)
6) JIMMY CASTOR BUNCH – “DON’T DO THAT!” (1979)
7) KOOL & THE GANG – “RATED X” (1973)
8) EARTH WIND & FIRE – “DREAMS” (1974) PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED
9) THE BLACKBYRDS – “THE BABY” (1974)
10) HERBIE MANN – “RHYTHMATISM” (1977) REGAL RE-EDIT
11) LOVE UNLIMITED ORCHESTRA – “KING KONG” (1976) REGAL RE-EDIT
12) SALSOUL ORCHESTRA – “212 N. 12TH” (1979)
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DJ REGAL - THE BRONX IS BURNING by theghettodisco
A REGAL JOINT
(DEDICATED TO: THE UNBREAKABLE CREW, ALL FBV, SEAN P, RICHARD SEN, GPA,
MR GLASS, FRENZIE, EDSEVEN, LIZ, MALACHI, G-MAN, MICKI, SUN & JENNY D.)
Wednesday, 7 April 2010
Tuesday, 6 April 2010
....Of course, I could be wrong.
This lil' beauty landed in my lap a couple of years ago & has since sat on my top shelf gathering dust along with 100's of other CD-R's here at TGDHQ...
An old friend who had an old friend who happened to host a prime-time radio show here in London on one of the 'big' stations (I'm not at liberty to say...Oh OK, XFM!) obtained & handed me this non-descript CD-R a couple of summers ago, telling me who it was by & that I should 'Check it out...'
I got around to checking it out eventually, a bit perplexed on the first few go's, thinking 'Damn, this isn't even mixed!' but gradually started enjoying the loose mixing & pretty bugged-out selection which make it an interesting listen.
I was informed at the time that this mix had been pre-recorded for said radio station for the 'guest DJ' section of the show but then it never got aired, thus making it a little bit of an exclusive gem... My sources tell me it was available for a short time as a Stones Throw Podcast so here it is again...
I'm pretty much 99% certain that anyone reading this Blog is familiar with PEANUT BUTTER WOLF or his record label STONES THROW & all the amazing artists, releases & music they're responsible for, so i'm not going to bother writing an extensive discography this time, check the links!!
Having revisited the mix this afternoon I can tell you there's a bit of something for everyone on here, One of my favourite records EVER, some insane Disco-Rap in the shape of 'The Grandmaster Lover', Electro, JazzFunk, Breaks, HipHop, Psych, high school anti-drugs raps & even THE CURE live, covering THE DOORS 'Hello, I love you' taken, amazingly, from The Jonathan Ross show on BBC.
Check it out.
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Un-aired Peanut Butter Wolf Radio mix. by Bobbyhands
Thursday, 1 April 2010
I LOVE this label.
I bought their "Family Album" CD comp & "Ball Players" 7 inch last week & was getting ready to be underwhelmed.. I don't know why, maybe it's because there's been a real lack of quality stuff coming out recently, I feel a lil' uninspired, I expected yet another comp of lackluster tunes passing themselves off as "Disco" or "Boogie" or i'd had a couple of record buying trips that yielded some pretty pony stuff & was just down generally... either way, when I got home & listened to them both they blew my fuckin' socks off, pure quality.
Now i'm going to make an effort & support PPU wherever I see it.
I mean, this video is DOPE, right? What's not to like? & It's obvious to me these guys really love what they're doing & their hearts are in it & they are re-releasing killer obscure records that truly deserve a re-release, which is rare in today's world of records where everyone's mother is doing re-edits, re-issues & spinning "Disco-Boogie-Synth-psych-funk" & wheeling out any old tosh... all that and the artwork is cool too.
Check out their online record store HERE too.
Here we have a sublime piece of uptempo Disco-Soul from Hollywood's Silver, Platinum & Gold. I can't seem to find out much about this group & it seems they only released 1 single & 2 albums in their short career - 1976's self titled debut on FARR Records & 1981's "Hollywood" on Neptune which seems to have only reached the promo stage with no official release, it's from the latter "Dance with me" comes & it certainly does not disappoint.
Having already shown up on Dimitri From Paris & DJ Muro's amazing "Super Disco Friends" mix in re-edited form I thought I'd post the OG version which is just as effective! I picked this LP up at a well known South London vinyl haunt where the staff need a serious attitude-check, and for the mere sum of £3 it seems they needs some schooling too! One man's loss, eh?
The other killer cut on this album is the synth heavy sleaze of "Silver, Platinum & Gold theme" which seems very current & in line with the output of a certain Mr.Dam-Funk & all of this recent interest in "Boogie", if you dig this sound, you need this track, simple as.
Another of the group's tracks taken from their 1st LP ended up on Dimitri's "Disco Forever" comp, "I got a thing" was the number & as usual it got the chopping block treatment, I've included a Youtube clip of it here too for y'all.
"I got a thing" (Dimitri from Paris re-edit).
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Dancewithme by Bobbyhands