Monday, October 20, 2008
I first heard the original of this on Danny Tenaglia's Choice compilation a few years ago and was instantly drawn to it. It is almost b-boy house or electro funk as it was known back in the day, and is record that is distinctly American record to my ears. I don't know much more about Tony Cook or his other records but Joakim has once again stepped up to the plate (how American is that?) and taken the tune by the horns and twisted and turned it to within an inch of its dancefloor slaying life. Great record and one that will rock just about everywhere from Tokyo to Manchester. Strictly for the heads.
Tony Cook - On The Floor - Joakim edit
Sunday, October 19, 2008
This sweet little gem is from the original soundtrack from the 1974 film Together Brothers, which is a film about a group of kids helping find out who killed a popular police officer. The movie isn't particularly great but the soundtrack from the Walrus of Love is absolutely firing! This cut comes sprinting in at just under 90 seconds but in that time the energy of the record absolutely engulfs you. This is one of those b-boy classics where the likes of Jazzy Jay would rock two copies back and forth to get their dancefloors absolutely screaming. I don't say it often but this cut needs an edit, can you imagine the carnage if this went on just a bit longer? An absolute masterpiece from the sorely missed Mr. White.
Barry White & The Love Unlimited Orchestra - You Gotta Case