Track no 4, Dolly My Love by The Moments was never one I was particularly fond of - until now! By chance I happened to hear it while supermarket shopping this week, and suddenly thought what a great, happy sounding dance track.
Wasn't sure about including track 5, by Andy Williams, but it's a good example of "celebrity disco", a phenomenon that occurred around 1979 when a mixed bag of established artists started recording disco tracks - ironically just as the disco bubble was about to burst, in the US at least.
The Steely Dan track at no 7 was another re-discovery for me. I recently found the album Can't Buy a Thrill in a Manchester charity shop, and was struck by how strong this track is. Ditto with Maria Muldaur at no 8 - known the song for years, but it really does repay another listen.
I've used the Banzaii track so much lately, just because I love it. I guess at the time it was very much the poor relation of Carl Douglas's "Kung Fu Fighting" but of the two I reckon I now prefer Banzaii.
We finish up with Barbra Streisand and Guilty. Never a huge Streisand or Bee Gees fan - this is actually a duet with Barry Gibb - but I just love this, and it seems an ideal slow dance track.
Here's the complete listing:
|1.||00:00||Gary's Gang - Keep on Dancing||1978|
|2.||04:25||Peter Gatah - Rock Me Now||1980|
|3.||06:29||Paul Zaza - Prom Night||1980|
|4.||15:02||The Moments - Dolly My Love||1975|
|5.||21:22||Andy Williams - Love Story||1979|
|6.||23:44||Raydio - Jack and Jill||1977|
|7.||26:06||Steely Dan - Do It Again||1972|
|8.||29:51||Maria Muldaur - Midnight at the Oasis||1974|
|9.||35:22||Banzaii - Chinese Kung Fu||1975|
|10.||39:58||Barbra Streisand - Guilty||1980|
Please note this mix is presented for information and demonstration only in a low bitrate mono stream