Love Making Grooves From The Crates

Barry White and his wife Glodean
Last Friday I was at a wedding and the DJ played a song by Barry White, of course. The ‘walrus of love’ is the master of love making grooves. He was a disco pioneer by making ‘Love’s theme’ with his Love Unlimited Orchestra (probably the first ‘cocktail disco’ track) and many solo records in the mid-seventies. When disco reached its peak at the end of the decade, White’s popularity was already declining. His typical ‘slow disco’ sound was copied countless times at that point, so he was not that unique anymore. He was rediscovered in the nineties, when R&B and hip hop artists began to sample his work extensively. Barry White died on Friday the 4th of July, 2003, after a lengthy battle with numerous health problems, at the age of 58. White's career took him from the ghetto to international success with 106 gold and 41 platinum albums, 20 gold and 10 platinum singles, with worldwide sales in excess of 100 million. By the time of his death, Barry White had achieved a near-universal acclaim and popularity that few artists achieve and even fewer within their own lifetime.

The track by Pools is from their brand new album 'Innertubes' that came out last week. On Juno the album is reviewed as 'a ten-track collection of hazy warm pool parties, music with a vintage Instagram filter applied.'

Enjoy these slow disco, mellow soul and light-weight funk sounds in a new part of Grooves From The Crates!


Marvin Gaye – “T” Plays It Cool (1972)
Saint Tropez – Belle De Jour (1978)
Pools – Urrday Pool (2015)
Ernie Hines – Electrified Love (1972)
Farrell & Farrell – Make Me Ready (1981)
Gwen McCrae – Early Morning Love (1978)
En Vogue – My Lovin' (You're Never Gonna Get It) (1992)
Definition Of Sound – Rise Like The Sun (1991)
Angela Johnson Feat. Tricia Angus – Early Bird (2008)
Télépopmusik ‎– Breathe (2001)
Mystic Moods Orchestra – Anyway You Want It (1975)
The Floaters – Float On (1976)
Edee – Make It Last (1977)
Berry Lipman & Orchestra – Sex World (1975)
Teddy Pendergrass – You’re My Choice Tonight (1984)
Barbara Mason – Darling Come Back Home (1978)
The Dells – Slow Motion (1976)
Luther Vandross – Follow My Love (1976)
Barry White ‎– Never Never Gonna Give Ya Up [Tony Johns Edit] (1973)

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