Boogie Oogie Oogie (Boogie Cops part 2)

The title of this mixtape is a little bit inspired, of course, by the wonderful classic of A Taste Of Honey. They made such good records with the highly innovative Mizell Brothers behind the production desk. Fonz and Larry Mizell started to work on the Blue Note jazz label in the early seventies, but they became more crossover disco-jazz-funk producers later on. Check out their work with organ player Johnny Hammond, trumpeter Donald Byrd and flautist Bobbi Humphrey. They sound almost perfect!

John Morales
Universal Robot Band and Instant Funk can be found on a great new John Morales tribute on BBE records, named after his famous M&M mixes. John was a remix-pioneer in the late seventies and early eighties. He initially worked with tape, a pair of scissors and glue to rework original dance tracks. His intention was to create longer versions to play at his gigs. John started spinning records in his native Bronx, ending up playing in several of the Manhattan clubs.

An original copy of Chicago disco track ‘Le rock’ ('Move your body') by Le Cop is worth € 660 on eBay, by the way… Picture by Julie Dermansky

Full tracklist:

A Taste Of Honey – Boogie Oogie Oogie [John Morales Re-edit] (1978)
First Light – I Don’t Care (1982)
Le Cop – Le Rock [Joey Negro Edit] (1978)
The Force – Rock Your Baby (1979)
Cloud – Steppin' Out Jam [Special Instrumental Dub Version] (1983)
Gene Dunlap – Party In Me (1981)
Chaka Khan – Clouds (1980)
Ashford & Simpson – Found A Cure (1979)
Rhyze – Just How Sweet Is Your Love (1980)
Universal Robot Band – Barely Breaking Even [Demo] (1982)
Instant Funk – No Stoppin’ That Rockin’ [JM After-Session M&M Mix] (1982)
Mahogany Feat. Bernice Watkins - Ride On The Rhythm (1982)
Billy Ocean – Stay The Night (1981)
Mystic Merlin - 60 Thrills A Minute (1981)
Glitter Band – Makes You Blind (1977)
Brides Of Funkenstein – Disco To Go (1978)
Pixie Lott – Here We Go Again (2009)

Enjoy the boogie cuffs... eh cops!


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