Sunday, September 19, 2010

Boogie on down...

For lack of a better word, 'Boogie' seems to have been adopted for the rare groove genre some 'cratedigger' mates of mine, from a few years ago, used to voraciously hunt down in second hand record shops to play out at 80's retro parties.

Here's some of my favourties. Nothing too obscure, so y'all should be thoroughly familiar with these and if not, then shame on your funkless, lack of rhythm and blue honkyass :)

For a lot of my Pasifikan cousins, whenever we get together, this is all we listen to. No shame in that 'cos wayyyy back in the day, this is all we used to party to.

Theres one by my sistren of nubian persuasion, with some latina and caucasian mixed in and then theres one by my brothers of funky persuasion...

As much as us coloured folk would like to think we had a monopoly on the funk, it just ain't true.

Same goes for poverty...

107MB 78min

1. Club Nouveau - Why You Treat Me So Bad
2. Mary Jane Girls - All night long
3. Evelyn Champagne King - Love Come Down
4. A Taste of Honey - Boogie oogie oogie
5. Cheryl Lynn - Got To Be Real
6. Elisa Fiorillo/Jellybean Benitez - Who Found Who
7. Tara Kemp - Hold You Tight
8. Nu Shooz - I Can't Wait
9. Patrice Rushen - Forget Me Nots
10. Donna Summer - Love to Love You Baby
11. Jody Watley - Don't You Want Me
12. Chaka Khan/ Tom Brown - Jamaican Funk
13. SOS Band - Baby We Can Do It
14. Stargard - Which Way Is Up
15. Peaches & Herb - Shake your Groove Thing
16. Yarborough And Peoples - Dont Stop The Music

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107 MB 78 min

1. Shalamar - There It Is
2. Mac Band - Roses Are Red
3. The Whispers - And The Beat Goes On
4. Dan I - Monkey Chop
5. Dazz Band - Let it whip
6. Ready For The World - Oh Sheila
7. Cameo - Candy
8. Wild Cherry - Play that Funky Music
9. George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic - Flashlight
10. Brothers Johnson - Stomp
11. Lakeside - Fantastic voyage
12. Earth Wind & Fire - In The Stone
13. Cashmere - Can I
14. Midnight Star - Wet My Whistle
15. Kool & The Gang - Too Hot
16. Isley Brothers - Caravan Of Love

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'Boogie' is not to be confused with one of my favourite ultra realist street photographers of the same name, whose pictures capture as vital a moments in our time as these tunes did and, in my life, still do...

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