I've called this selection Easy Listening Disco because that's just what it is - something like a Radio 2 playlist perhaps (but a good one, of course!).
South Side Movement is a recent discovery for me and we kick off with a nice funky instrumental. Next up is The Cutter - a fun Rediffusion library track, linking on to Eddie Kendricks early disco sound with Date with the Rain.
A bit of celebrity disco at track 4, but Johnny Mathis does it so nicely we can forgive him! Then at track 5 something interesting - an uncredited female singer on Sounds Like Soul's version of Son of a Preacher Man (another Rediffusion library track), and I must say whoever she is she gives Dusty a run for her money.
Going way back in time next for the Frank Sinatra track. This and the end track are from an EP that's been lying about since I was a child. Usual classy vocals accompanied by a very uptempo and swinging Billy May Orchestra on these two tracks.
A soulful sound from session singer Rosetta Hightower next, and some more funk from LTG Exchange, then on to another track from the 1980 film Prom Night. This track accompanies the dancing at the prom disco just before all the carnage begins!
We finish up with some classic pop from one-hit wonders Ace, and some late 60s northern soul from Marilyn Powell before ending with the second Frank Sinatra track.
|1.||00:00||South Side Movement - Mud Wind||1972|
|2.||04:25||Vick Flick - The Cutter|
|3.||06:29||Eddie Kendricks - Date With the Rain||1972|
|4.||15:02||Johnny Mathis - Gone, Gone, Gone||1979|
|5.||21:22||Sounds Like Soul - Son of a Preacher Man||1969|
|6.||23:44||Frank Sinatra - Dancing in the Dark||1959|
|7.||26:06||Rosetta Hightower - Friendship Train|
|8.||29:51||LTG Exchange - Waterbed||1974|
|9.||35:22||Paul Zaza - Love Me Til I Die||1980|
|10.||39:58||Ace - How Long||1975|
|11.||43:06||Syd Dale - Time for a Change||1974|
|12.||46:30||Marilyn Powell - Something to Hold on To||1968|
|13.||49:14||Frank Sinatra - Baubles, Bangles and Beads||1959|
Please note this mix is presented for information and demonstration only in a low bitrate mono stream