Slow Disco To Warm Up The Night
Tom Findlay of dance duo Groove Armada once said that the last thing he wanted to hear in the car after a gig was dance music, so he always put up soulful pop music from the 1970s and 1980s. Instead of a cool down, this mix is meant to warm you up for a pleasant night out, no matter what you are going to do. The music will give you the right mood to ‘be alright’, to quote Zapp from their 1980 album.
Kansas City based retro-soul style ensemble Hi-Lux have produced an ideal A-side, with the high-energy “Dance With My Baby” and its subdued counterpart, “Don’t Blame Me.” The former track is an upbeat jazz-funk groove that feels exquisitely carefree, while “Don’t Blame Me” looks back on failed love, using brassy percussion to bolster the theme. Released on Sunflower Soul Records.
'Night Owl' was released a year after Gerry Rafferty's 1978 Platinum-selling album 'City to City'. While not quite performing as well as its predecessor, 'Night Owl' still managed enough sales to achieve Gold status in North America and the United Kingdom. The title song reached No. 5 on the UK charts. To be honest, it is my favourite Gerry Rafferty track and is featured on this cloudcast
Enjoy some slow disco to warm up the night! Next up is a new part of Eddy's 80s Grooves.
Jamiroquai – Blow Your Mind (1993)
Marc Sadane – One Minute From Love (1982)
Raydio – Honey I’m A Star (1979)
Zapp – Freedom (1980)
Hi-Lux – Dance With My Baby (2018)
Mud – All I’ve Got To Give (1976)
Cecilio & Kapono – Goodnight And Goodmorning (1975)
Boz Scaggs – Lido Shuffle (1976)
Gerry Rafferty – Night Owl (1979)
Kommode – Fight Or Flight Or Dance All Night (2017)
Rasa – Questions In My Mind (1978)
Michael Franks – The Lady Wants To Know (1977)
Average White Band – Queen Of My Soul (1976)
Greenwood – Sparkle (1985)
Earth Wind & Fire – Side By Side (1983)
Faragher Brothers – Baby When You Make It With Me (1978)
Paul Davis – Medicine Woman (1976)
Boban Petrovic – Prepad (1981)
Addrisi Brothers – Streetlight Love (1979)