Boogie Land

The first track I had in mind for this mix was the one from Parlet. They are a P-Funk girl group, created by George Clinton. Debbie Wright, Mallia Franklin, and Jeannette Washington were the original members in 1978, the year they recorded their first album, ‘Pleasure principle’. George Clinton convinced Casablanca Records to put out lots of money to promote the record, but Debbie Wright had a bad drug reaction and was in no condition to tour. She had to drop out of Parlet. Shirley Hayden was brought in to replace her and they opened for P-Funk on tour for a while. Mallia Franklin left in 1979 to help form Sterling Silver Starship with then-husband and Parliament bassist Donnie Sterling. Janice Evans replaced Mallia halfway through the recording of their second album, ‘Invasion of the booty snatchers’ in 1979. A year later Parlet released one last album, ‘Play Me or Trade Me’ that contains 'Help from my friends'. At that time George Clinton dropped his side-projects due to financial problems to purchase a solo career.

Two of my favourite videos of the moment are from Ford & Lopatin (they sound like a reincarnation of 80s sensation Scritti Politti) and Midnight Magic. Both bands are featured in this mix. Enjoy Boogie Land! It's also available as a mp3 file on Discogs mixes. Beautiful picture from The Vision Beautiful


Soulpersona – Fire Of The Sun (2011)
Secret Weapon – Must Be The Music [Instrumental] (1981)
Ike Strong – Boogie Land (1981)
Parlet – Help From My Friends (1980)
Herbie Hancock – You Bet Your Love (1979)
The Rapture – How Deep Is Your Love [Dimitri From Paris Erodiscomix] (2011)
Lemelle – You Got Something Special (1982)
Midnight Magic – Drop Me A Line (2011)
Blue Feather – Let's Funk Tonight [Instrumental] (1981)
Ford & Lopatin – Emergency Room (2011)
Peter Godwin – Images Of Heaven (1982)
Chromeo – Hot Mess (2010)
The Crusaders – My Lady [Todd Terje Edit] (2010)


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