Smooth Sailing: Rocking Gently & Going Steady
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Jesus Alvarez, who sang 'Shame, Shame, Shame' next to blues singer Shirley Goodman as Shirley & Company, was throughout his career mostly active on the labels from Sylvia and Joe Robinson (All Platinum, Sugar Hill, Stang, Vibration, Turbo, etc.).One year after the success of the hit, Jesus Alvarez recorded the disco song 'Delicious' as the lead of The Duprees, the famous doo-wop group who were trying to cash in on the changing times. The song is on the album 'The Heritage Years' and available on Spotify. By 1981, Alvarez changed his first name to Jason, swore off the ‘evils’ of show biz and became a TV minister. I selected his solo single 'Sooner or later', which is on the compilation album 'Step inside my soul'
Beat Electric wrote this about 'Don't stop' by Ish:
"Don't Stop" by Ish is one of those sultry tracks that climbs and climbs, the lyrics and the music simply oozing sexuality. I love the escalating breakdown with the moaning and breathy vocals over it. Pure genius. It's a little cosmic, a little synth and a little disco all sort mixed up in this perfectly seductive tune that grooves on and on. It really does feel so good."
The song by Ish Ledesma (singer of Foxy) is also on the fourth Horse Meat Disco album that came out in June and the track by Drop Out Orchestra is one of the Opolopo remixes on 'Mutants volume 2'.
Enjoy this new Smooth Sailing trip! Thanks to DJ Supermarkt and Walter Sobcek for the inspiration.