Monday, 30 June 2014

LANA PELLAY - Pistol In My Pocket (12'' Maxi) 1986 hi-nrg disco eurobeat pwl 80s dance hit [Al Pillay]

LANA PELLAY aka "Al Pillay" / "Alan Pillay" (born 22 August 1959), the star of Eat the Rich is a person of many names and two genders.
He metamorphosed into a disco diva as the hormone popping transsexual Lana Pellay, dressed in costumes by his close friend, the legendary Leigh Bowery and exploded on the scene with the number one worldwide dance floor hit Pistol In My Pocket!

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Tracklisting:
01. Pistol In My Pocket (Radio Edit) 1986
02. Pistol In My Pocket (Extended Version) 1986
03. Pistol In My Pocket (Club Mix) 1986
04. Pistol In My Pocket (Dirty Harry Mix) 1986
05. Pistol In My Pocket (A Razormaid Remix) 1986

"Lana aka Al Pillay confirmed he is currently completing his Autobiography right now" (June 2014), which should be a very interesting read!"

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LANA PELLAY - "I Can Make A Man Out Of You" (12'' Maxi) 1986 hi-nrg disco eurobeat pwl 80s [Al Pillay] RARE! "Hard-To-Find" CULT!


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"I Can Make A Man Out Of You" is the 2nd 80's dance single release from LANA PELLAY (aka Alan Pillay) - the follow up to her hit single to "PISTOL IN MY POCKET"
Both singles released by PWL (Stock Aitken & Waterman) in
 1986


more about the fabulous Al Pillay here: http://www.alpillay.com/

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Sunday, 29 June 2014

Womack & Womack - Uptown (Remixes) ep 1990 rare funcky rnb dance house single 90s VERY RARE "OUT-OF-PRINT" CDMIXES Single



TRACKLIST
1Uptown (Single Version)4:15
2Uptown (Remix)6:54
3Family Spirit (Edit)4:51
4Sanctification4:12

Companies etc

Credits

                                                        
Notes        
Produced by Poetry In Motion (Womack & Womack)
Published by Spirit M. (administered by Willesden Music. Inc./BMI)
4: Bonus track previously unreleased
(P) (C) 1990 BMG Music
Printed in Germany
Made in Austria
 
"A very rare remix CD Single"
"Cecil Womack died February 1, 2013 at the age of 65 in South Africa"
 
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Womack & Womack - Teardrops (12'' Maxi Single) 1988 dance house rnb funky 80s classic hit


Tracklisting
 
A - Teardrops (Extended Remix)
B1  - Teardrops (Radio Remix)
B2  -  Conscious Of My Conscience 
bonus tracks
C1 - Womack & Womack - Celebrate the World
(Blaze unreleased mix)
C2 - Jeanie Tracy & Bobby Womack - It's A Man's Mans World
(Sleaze Sisters Last Dance Anthem mix)
 
 
"Cecil Womack died February 1, 2013 at the age of 65 in South Africa"
 
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Saturday, 28 June 2014

Record Shack Presents - Volume One (2LP's Non-Stop Mix) 1984 hi-nrg disco eurobeat 80s - 30th ANNIVERSARY 1984-2014








 
Tracklist
A1Evelyn ThomasHigh Energy
A2Break MachineStreet Dance
A3Eartha KittWhere Is My Man
A4Break MachineBreak Dance Party
B1Miquel BrownSo Many Men So Little Time
B2Earlene BentleyThe Boys Come To Town
B3Eastbound ExpresswayPrimitive Desire
B4Miquel BrownBeeline (Remix)
C1Miquel BrownHe's A Saint He's A Sinner
C2Earlene BentleyCaught In The Act
C3Laura PallasEmergency
C4Eartha KittI Love Men
D1Seventh AvenueI Hear Thunder
D2Eastbound ExpresswayFrantic Love
D3Earlene BentleyI'm Living My Own Life (U.S. Remix)
D4Miquel BrownManpower

Credits


RECORD SHACK was a small record shop based in Soho, London and they provided DJ's with all the latest funk & soul imports. After hooking up with DJ and record producer, Ian Levine, they had a successful run of HI-NRG disco hits that topped club charts all over the worls, and often crossed over into the mainstream pop charts! The labels biggest hits included "HIGH ENERGY" by Evelyn Thomas (7 million sales worldwide) & "SO MANY MEN SO LITTLE TIME" by Miquel Brown (2 million sales)
They also scored big international dance hits with "Skiing in the snow" by Laura Pallas, "Fan the Flame" by Barbara Pennington, "Primitive Desire" by Eastbound Expressway & "Love's Gone Mad" by Seventh Avenue. Other artists who recorded for Record Shack include Marsha Raven, Earlene Bentley & Sadie Nine.


"Celebrating 30TH ANNIVERSARY 1984-2014"
 
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AMANDA LEAR - Paris By Night - Greatest Hits (2 CD Set) [40 Trks] Disco Eurodance Eurobeat Pop Rock 1977-2005 70s 80s 90s RARE!


AMANDA LEAR
"Paris By Night - Greatest Hits"
(2 CD Set - 40 Tracks)
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Amanda Lear is a French singer, lyricist, painter, television presenter, actress and former model.
Lear's background remains a mystery. She has variously let it be known that her mother was English or French or Vietnamese or Chinese, and that her father was English, Russian, French or Indonesian. She may have been born in Hanoi in 1939, or Hong Kong in either 1941 or 1946.
 
Once she said she was from Transylvania. And to this day, it is a matter of conjecture as to whether she was born a boy or a girl.
 
"The Legendary Ms Amanda Lear!"
 
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Friday, 27 June 2014

DISCO Fever - Various Artists 2CD Classic (RARE ORIGINAL SOUTH AFRICAN DISCO ROCK HITS) 70s & 80s "Hard-To-Find" VERY RARE!!!


Disco Fever
CLASSIC RARE DISCO ROCK HITS

2CD Set Tracklisting:
  1. Magic Carpet Ride [Kay, Moreve] - Buffalo 1979 [4:28]
  2. Living For The City [Stevie Wonder] - Disco Rock Machine 1978 [7:19]
  3. House Of The Rising Sun [Traditional, arranged by Dan Hill and Kevin Kruger] - Hot R.S. 1977 [14:35]
  4. Hiroshima [P. Crossley, T. Owen, A. Oakley] - People Like Us 1987 [6:39]
  5. Eloise Concerto [Paul Ryan/ Zane Cronjé] - Rouge 1978 [17:32]:
    1. Eloise
    2. Love Lost
    3. Eloise Finalé
  6. Time Of The Season [Rod Argent] - Neil Cloud 1978 [6:33]
  7. Living Inside My Head [John Ireland] - John Ireland 1978 [6:25]
  8. In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida [Doug Ingle] - Hot R.S. 1979 [7:47]
  9. You Really Got Me [Dave Davies, Edward Kassner] - Disco Rock Machine 1978 [7:12]
  10. Born To Be Wild (Medley) - Buffalo 1980 [14:07]:
    1. Born To Be Wild [Mars Bonfire]
    2. Gimmy Gimmy Good Lovin' [Levine, Cordell]
    3. Mony Mony [Gentry, James, Cordell, Bloom]
    4. Born To Be Wild [Mars Bonfire]
  11. Reflections - Neil Cloud 1978 [17:38]:
    1. The Good, The Bad And The Ugly [Ennio Morricone]
    2. Reflections Of My Life [Campbell, McAleese]
  12. Delta Queen [T. Tassenberg] - Hot R.S. 1977 [7:49]
  13. Time To Love [Trevor Rabin] - Disco Rock Machine 1978 [7:18]
  14. Give [Sipho "Hotstix" Mabuse] - Harari [5:16]
  15. Money Runner [Quincy Jones] - Hot R.S. 1980 [6:28]
  16. Loving Styles [Trevor Rabin] - Disco Rock Machine 1978 [7:15]
  17. Burn Out [Sipho "Hotstix" Mabuse] - Sipho "Hotstix" Mabuse 1984 [4:57]
Release information:
July 1999, Gallo, CDREDD 627

Out-of-print and impossible to find. [Brian Currin, September 2009]

Credits:

Thanks to: John Ireland, Brian 'Vagabond' Currin, Dion Singer, Gary Van Riet, Lana-Jane Miller, Terry Owen, the good people at EMI, Peter Pearlson (Forest Studios) for all his hard work, Terry Fairweather, the crowd at Apula and everybody else who made this compilation possible.

Compiled by Derek Smith
Digitally re-mastered at Forest Studios by Peter Pearlson.

Reviews:

In the late 70s disco music internationally was dominated by such artists as The Bee Gees, Donna Summer, Chic, Gloria Gaynor, Village People, etc. The rhythm was everything and musicianship was secondary.

In South Africa, however, disco seemed to take on a distinct harder edge, with a number of classic hard rock and heavy metal songs being given the disco treatment. Paul Ryan's classic 'Eloise' was extended to 17 minutes by Zane Cronjé's Rouge, HOT RS covered Iron Butterfly's 'In-A-Gadda-Da -Vida' (cleverly combining it with Frankie Vaughan's 1957 UK #1 smash hit 'Garden Of Eden') and Peter Vee's Buffalo covered Steppenwolf's heavy metal anthem 'Born To Be Wild'.

Ex-Rabbitt, Trevor Rabin with his Disco Rock Machine recorded the Kinks' 'You Really Got Me' while his colleague, Neil Cloud (Rabbitt's drummer), covered 'Time Of The Season' originally done in 1968 by Rod Argent's Zombies.

All these tracks and others (like John Ireland's 'Living Inside My Head') are on this Gallo collection compiled by Derek Smith.
-- Brian Currin, 1999



Even if one did not care overmuch for disco, he or she should be able to find enough songs on this double CD to make at least a 90 minute tape. In Texas we spend much time in our cars so road tapes, for me anyway, are important. This is good music to use to thump one's way across Texas. When done South African style, and that's with a bit more rock thrown in, one wonders if the disco genre is undervalued. Here are the songs of Disco Fever: all disco or dance, though some do rock:

'Magic Carpet Ride' by Buffalo is a strong opener, and in its way, "Ooh, ooh, carpet ride!" is a fine basic rock lyric. Nice musical frills here, the song is imaginative despite the dominant disco beat that can easily become moronic if not decorated creatively, as it is here. I hear a couple of lyrics differently on the original, but this is really a strong song.

'Living for the City' by Disco Rock Machine is a nice disco-fied cover of Stevie Wonder's song, and one faithful enough to the original, yet different and so eminently danceable that I can imagine Stevie himself might like it.

'House of the Rising Sun' by Hot R.S. A good version of one of my favorite rock standards, though the young lady singing really over-emotes how glad she feels, and she carries on disturbing the neighbors for quite a while.

'Hiroshima' by People Like Us has nice singing and is interesting lyrically, more than I-love-you-baby lyrics, yet it is a more straight-forward disco song than the first two songs on this double CD set.

'Eloise Concerto' by Rouge starts out as a readily recognizable disco song, with horn accents, and moves into a lo-o-ong and rather mellow interlude. The song is pleasant, with several movements, and comes across more as listening disco than dancing disco. If I were to hear it in a club I might think differently, though. The pleasantness of the song is borne out by the fact that it does not seem to last 17 minutes and 32 seconds.

'Time of the Season' by Neil Cloud has the same eerie mood of the original, but with a more obvious beat. The original was a favorite song, this version is too.

'Living Inside My Head' by John Ireland is my favorite song on 'Disco Fever'. Maybe early in childhood I was entranced by 'Greensleeves', which I feel sure Henry the VIII did not write, despite his claim. Anyway, John Ireland does a much better job than Henry could have with this beautiful melody and original lyrics. Absolutely lovely.

'In-a-Gadda-da-Vida' by Hot R.S. rocks, or is it that maybe the original wasn't too far from being a disco number itself? Whichever the case, this is a good version of a classic song that everyone pokes fun at, but one which everyone knows nonetheless.

That's disc one, some good pure disco, and some disco with a definite rock edge.

Disc two:
'You Really Got Me' by Disco Rock Machine (featuring Trevor Rabin) is only barely disco. It's disco in a hard rock mode, go-ahead rock with a cranking guitar. This is a loud disco cover of The Kinks song with a disco beat in the back and a wailing guitar up front in the lead.

Medley: 'Born to Be Wild', 'Gimmy Gimmy Good Lovin'', 'Mony Mony', and 'Born to Be Wild' by Buffalo works, flowing from one song to another. Inspirational rock in that it lifts me up like good music is supposed to do. Nice and long at 14 minutes and 7 seconds, too.

Medley: 'The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly' and 'Reflections of My Life' by Neil Cloud also mixes different songs and it works, moving from the universally known "Good, Bad, and Ugly" theme to lyrics of Marmalade's reflective song to disco dance rhythm and back to the two pop songs -- it really works. Also nice and long at 17 minutes and thirty-eight seconds.

'Delta Queen' -- Another song with a vocal woman disturbing the neighbors. This starts out dance-worthy with a nice yearning mood, then it mellows to become a softer disco song, with a build meant to symbolize something going on. This is a disco song of movements and parts, good to listen to aside from the young lady's histrionics, which in the song, as in real life, are distracting.

'Time to Love' by Disco Rock Machine is a good disco song with a moderate beat and some electronic fills. Pleasant and acceptable, but it doesn't really stand out.

'Give' by Harari is not what I'd call a disco song, but rather it is a timeless dance number, and a catchy and good one. The few songs I've heard by Harari make me want to hear more.

'Money Runner' by Hot R.S. combines disco, horns, and hip lyrics in an anthem to the almighty buck. This song has a driving tempo and in a club was likely to cause everybody to move in unison.

'Loving Styles' by Disco Rock Machine is a quirky song, slow in tempo with a stop-start rhythm. While I can see where some might enthuse over this one it's another that didn't hit me. It's not obvious disco, but definitely a song to dance to. Okay, it has interesting guitar extrapolations.

'Burn Out' by Sipho "Hotstix" Mabuse is a nice and gently chugging dance song, and another without the obvious disco beat. The melody and beat work precisely together here. The vocals carry the tune but are not dominant, they work with the instrumentation. A pretty song, appropriate for a closing set for lovers to dance close to before going home together.

My take on over 150 minutes of South African disco music, untinged by nostalgia, is to wonder: can it be that South Africa improved on disco? I conclude: Yes.

About a third of the musical contents of these two discs is disco for rock fans, so rockified that one might ask, "Disco? What disco?" Many of the songs are untypical of an undervalued genre. The couple of songs that I didn't respond to as strongly as others most certainly don't detract from the whole. All in all, another case of my Dollars-into Rands being well-spent.
-- Kurt Shoemaker, Blanco, Texas, 2000

"An extremely RARE OFFICIAL 2CD Disco Rock compilation"

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Sunday, 22 June 2014

Hi-Energy Disco - Various Artists (1988) hi-nrg eurobeat 80s [japan] PWL italo eurodance



Various ‎– Hi-Energy Disco

Label: Wienerworld ‎– 8.11568

Format: CD, Compilation

Country: Hong Kong

Released: 1988

Genre: Pop

Style: Europop / Hi-NRG Disco

 

Tracklist

1
No! Mr. Boom Boom (Club Mix)
Producer – Teneen Ali
6:10
2
Lay All Your Love On Me (12" Version)
5:46
3
Pistol In My Pocket (12" Mix)
Mixed By – Phil Harding Producer – Daize Washbourn, Willi Morrison
6:47
4
Love And Devotion (12" Mix)
Producer – Fonny De Wulf
5:58
5
Oxygen (Extended Dance Version)
Mixed By – Duffy* Producer – Phil Harding
6:50
6
Dance Your Love Away (Disorder Mix)
Producer – Matt Aitken, Mike Stock
7:08
7
Laserlight (Extended Version)
Producer – Mark Kramer, Theo Werdin
5:23
8
Tonight (We've Got The Night) (Club Mix)
Producer – Teneen Ali
7:18
9
Get Ready (The Extraterrestrial Bass Mix)
Mixed By – Pete Hammond Producer – Stock, Aitken & Waterman
8:13

 Companies etc

§  Phonographic Copyright (p) – Pacific Music Co. Ltd.

§  Copyright (c) – Pacific Music Co. Ltd.

§  Manufactured By – Nippon Columbia Co., Ltd.

Notes

Wienerworld Label On Cover & CD.
 
"VERY RARE Hi-NRG CD Compilation"
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