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Might as well post my research into the evolution of this groove while I have the tabs open too...

 

Brass Construction - Movin' from 1975

has a very similar bassline to The Rhythm Makers - Soul On Your Side from 1976

 

The Rhythm Makers later became GQ and used the same bassline for the track Disco Nights (Rock Freak) in 1979

 

Kenny Dope used elements from all of the above in the track Got Myself Together under his alias The Bucketheads.

 

 

Investigation instigated by MW_Jimmy, who sent me this.

 

 

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Excellent primary research!

 

This came up on shuffle and I thought I'd share. The original is incredible, but I've always thought this version is even better. I can't imagine a better edit exists than this. 

 

 

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I'm always looking out for some early eighties holy grails and found this recently. Kind of a slightly less polished Kashif or Circle City Band with some wild arpeggiated synth effects and a soaring guitar lead. It's a beauty.

 

 

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It's a great LP for sure. Floating Points has been hammering Don't Your Care for yonks which in part has made it properly hard to track down! I think she had zero success at the time so glad it's finally been repressed. Everyone should listen to it.

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Mr Scruff is such an amazing DJ and his collection is beyond enviable. I totally love that track and I think I have it on a double A-side with Skye’s Ain’t No Need which is also incredible. Theo Parrish used to play it a lot when I’d seen him.

 

 

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I mean we all know that Kool and the Gang were basically two incarnations. I mean listen to this groove and compare it to "Joooaaannnaaa"... It's ridiculous how good this is. To be fair, this whole album is utterly fantastic!

 

 

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That Marta Acuna track is a vocal version of Universal Robot Band’s ‘Thyme’ which is worth checking out too. Think Marta definitely improves it though.

 

That’s a killer Kool & The Gang track. Had this album on the other day which is great from back to front. This is a stand out.

 

 

 

 

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4 minutes ago, Art Vandelay said:

That Marta Acuna track is a vocal version of Universal Robot Band’s ‘Thyme’ which is worth checking out too. Think Marta definitely improves it though.

 

That’s a killer Kool & The Gang track. Had this album on the other day which is great from back to front. This is a stand out.

 

https://youtube.com/watch?v=qluZJMkITwk

 

That is a smooth, smooth track. A slightly different sound with the addition of the female vocals. But it's got such a dreamy quality. Yes, that's a great album, I think I am going to give it a listen in full right now.

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Having now listened to Marta Acuna - Dance Dance Dance, I know it and have heard it before (hadn't heard Thyme though, so thanks for the heads-up on that one). But when I saw it posted the other week, it was this that popped in my head.

 

Alexis Laik - Danse Danse Danse

 

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It’s on a Larry Levan live at the Paradise Garage mix that was posted a few pages ago that’s well worth a listen if you’ve not heard it. It’s such a brilliant track that has been criminally ruined in the public consciousness by that awful Sophie Ellis Bextor cover! Can’t knock Cher for that outfit too.

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I completely love that song. The whole album is great too. I lifted the intro for a tune I made but spent so long trying to bury it it maybe wasn't worth it!

 

I'd always focused on You Used to Hold Me So Tight I'd completely ignored this track from the same LP. A Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis masterclass.

 

 

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On 08/01/2021 at 22:49, Art Vandelay said:

I love that track! Patrick Adams is a genius as far as I’m concerned.

 

 


Excellent stuff, a new one on me too (not Thyme obvs).

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And speaking of Kool & The Gang, on the off chance anyone doesn’t know already, the Live version of Summer Madness is one of those rare exceptions when the live version is even better than the studio version...

 

 

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Marvin's I Want You is such an incredible album, and it nails that earthy/spiritual feeling that I don't think any other album does. I get lost in Since I Had You, so many layers.

 

 

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On 31/01/2021 at 10:44, acidbearboy said:

Any other album? Or any other Marvin album? I haven’t listened to it in some time. Time to revisit perhaps. I do remember the deluxe reissue had some excellent bonus material on. 

I think the bonus material is actually better than the album. It features a lot more of Dennis Coffey's incredible guitar playing for one thing.

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I Wanna Be Where You Are appears unedited too which is worth the admission fee alone. I bet Leon Ware wished he'd have kept it to himself though, the writing on it is a once in a lifetime creative streak. Until he did it again on Musical Massage of course. A twice in a lifetime streak. They're definitely companion albums in my opinion.

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