Professor Eddy’s Old School Disco Show

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This Boogie Bunker Radio mix is built around I love to love by Tina Charles. It is the key track in the excellent Netflix detective series River. Producer Biddu was inspired by Rock the boat from The Hues Corporation (off-beat tom tom) and George McCrae’s Rock Your Baby (rhythm box). Three of the musicians on the record, Tina's boyfriend Trevor Horn, Geoffrey Downes and Bruce Woolley would later start The Buggles and have a worldwide hit with Video killed the radio star.

I played 'I Love to Love' to the record company and the guy said, 'It's okay.' Then he played the flip-side, 'Disco Fever', and he said, 'The disco scene is starting to happen, and we have a song called "Disco Fever"; what more do you need?' I said, 'No way, the other song sounds like a number one.' He said, 'I'll bring out "I Love to Love"; we'll give it four weeks.' We brought it out and within four weeks it was #1. I asked myself, 'How can anyone be so wrong about a record?'
(Biddu)

When I did 'I Love To Love' I was actually suffering from really bad flu and I just thought: oh, it's a nice song, blah blah blah. But I was really feeling ill and I went home and I didn't think anything of it. I was very shocked and surprised when within five weeks of release it was #1. It took me by surprise totally, living in a little flat in Streatham with Trevor Horn.
(Tina Charles)

Tracklist:

Gizelle Smith – Dust [Dimitri From Paris Vs. Cotonete Remix] (2018)
Tina Charles ‎– I Love To Love (1975)
K.C. & The Sunshine Band ‎– That's The Way (I Like It) (1975)
Van McCoy & The Soul City Symphony – The Hustle (1975)
Donna Summer – Love To Love You Baby (1975)
The Stylistics ‎– Sing Baby Sing (1975)
Gladys Knight & the Pips – Midnight Train To Georgia (1973)
The Miracles – Love Machine (1975)
The Jackson Five ‎– Get It Together (1973)
Bimbo Jet – La Balanga (1975)
Carolyne Bernier – Hold Me, Touch Me (1977)
Mud – Laugh Live Love (1976)
Joe Casey And Fresh Hair – Let Me Hold You [Al Kent Re-Edit] (2016)
Patrick Juvet – Got A Feeling [Eddy’s Edit] (1978)
Dennis Parker – New York By Night (1979)
Le Flex – The Night Is Almost Gone (2018)

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