torsdag 30 april 2009


I put together a little mix of some tasty cuts from 1974. Hope you'll like it.

Vintage74 - The Mix /ysi

Ace Spectrum - Don't Send Nobody Else (Atlantic)
George McCrae - Look At You (T.K.)
The Blackbyrds - Spaced Out (Fantasy)
Blue Magic - Look Me Up (ATCO)
Johnny Bristol - Hang On In There Baby (MGM)
Brother To Brother - In The Bottle (Turbo)
Razzy - I Hate Hate (MGM)
Kongas - Anikana-O (Barclay)
Sergio Mendes and Brasil 77 - Superstition (Fontana)
Stevie Wonder - Boogie On Reggae Woman (Tamla)
MFSB featuring The Three Degrees - Love Is The Message (Philadelphia International)

lördag 25 april 2009

The Temptations - Happy People

As you may have noticed I'm in a early disco period right now. So I will probably post more fat disco tunes from around '74-'76 here. I hope you like it as much as I do. The interesting thing with those records was that the disco music was being formed then. They were the ones that could lay out the standards and rules. Whatever worked on the dancefloor was a good disco tune wether it was Motown stuff, afrofunk, jazz or latin. Stay tuned for more great tracks...

The Temptations - Happy People /ysi
from the LP A Song For You (Gordy, 1975)

Labelle - What Can I Do For You?

Labelle - What Can I Do For You? /ysi
from the LP Nightbirds (Epic, 1974)

tisdag 21 april 2009

måndag 20 april 2009

Israel-Palestine: A Land in Fragments

This is a really good video that puts things in perspective. Have a look. It just takes two minuts of your slacker life,,,

söndag 19 april 2009

Hey Convict! - Prisoner Of My Convictions

I haven't posted anything for a while so here's a little something from bumrocks with that balearic touch.

Hey Convict! - Prisoner of My Convictions /ysi
from the album El Bum (Bumrocks, 2008)

lördag 18 april 2009

There are good americans

This billboard was set up in NYC an it is said that it is a former AIPAC-member who has put it up. There is hope after all.

onsdag 15 april 2009

Who's Who - Ad Libitum 80

I bought myself a copy of the Who's Who LP re-issue, and guess if I'm a happy little turd now. This french electronic disco masterpiece is produced by Daniel Vangarde aka Daniel Bangalter which is Tomas Bangalter's (from Daft Punk) father. As soon as I heard about this record I had to have a copy even if it is a re-issue. Apparently it is not the most easy record to get by.
Anyway, I didn't choose the most disco-ish track from the LP, but this instrumental piece was pretty hypnotic so I had chose it anyway. Enjoy!

Who's Who - Ad Libitum 80 /ysi
from the LP Who's Who (Out, 1980)

Same same, but different...

Mary Saxton - Take My Heart /ysi
from the 7" Take My Heart (Quality, 1969)

The Tams - Be Young, Be Foolish, Be Happy /ysi
from the LP A Little More Soul (abc, 1968)

tisdag 14 april 2009

måndag 13 april 2009

Deir Yassin Remembered

This post was originally posted on the Window Into Palestine blog by Fakhri Dweik, but this is something that if you didn't know should see. So take a couple of minutes to educate yourself. This is how Israel as we know it today started its history:

Dear brothers and sisters

Yesterday we remembered Deir Yassin massacre
Early in the morning of April 9, 1948, commandos of the Irgun (headed by Menachem Begin) and the Stern Gang attacked Deir Yassin, a village with about 750 Palestinian residents. The village lay outside of the area to be assigned by the United Nations to the Jewish State; it had a peaceful reputation. But it was located on high ground in the corridor between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. Deir Yassin was slated for occupation under Plan Dalet and the mainstream Jewish defense force, the Haganah, authorized the irregular terrorist forces of the Irgun and the Stern Gang to perform the takeover. In all over 100 men, women, and children were systematically murdered. Fifty-three orphaned children were literally dumped along the wall of the Old City, where they were found by Miss Hind Husseini and brought behind the American Colony Hotel to her home, which was to become the Dar El-Tifl El-Arabi orphanage.
You can watch few videos here about the people who remember Deir Yassin

One of the awful crimes against the Palestinians in 1948,
The song is try-not-to-cry by Yusuf Islam and the Outlandish
The materials are from the site:
Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
And the official site for reminding to this massacre:

fredag 10 april 2009

Happy Easter

I'm soon goin' away for the easter holidays to the countryside, but before I leave I wanted to share some of my latest finds to help you to get a great easter as well. Enjoy!

Black Soul - Mangous Ye /ysi
from the 12" Black Brothers / Mangous Ye (Beam Junction, 1976)

Frankie Valli - The Night /ysi
from the LP Inside You (Motown, 1975)

Daryl Hall & John Oates - I Can't Go For That (No Can Do) /ysi
from the 12" I Can't Go For That (No Can Do) (RCA Victor, 1981)

tisdag 7 april 2009

Rob Tex - Heard It To The Grapevine (Discorchestra)

I'm really tired after a long day, but I thought I'd give you some earcandy from one of the big ones edited by Rob Tex before I get ready for the bed.

Rob Tex - Heard It To The Grapevine (Discorchestra) /ysi
alternative link: zshare
from the 7" Rob Tex Presents The Marvin Disco Edits (EDR, 2008)

lördag 4 april 2009

Anna Oxa - Controllo Totale (Nassau Torre di Controllo Edit)

For two months, one of my favourite songs have been this one. I haven't wanted to put it up since I found it on another blog and don't want to cop anything. But I can't help myself.
You who follow the blog noticed the faggy italodisco I posted a couple of days ago by Easy Going, and now it's time for some beautiful italian music again. This time it's slow, balearic and hypnotic. It's hard not to fall in love with this song..
Instead of linkin it to the actual file I'll link it to the the original post on my favourite blog another night on earth.

Anna Oxa - Controllo Totale (Nassau Torre di Controllo Edit) /anoe
original version can be found on the q-disc Controllo Totale (RCA, 1980)

Here is also a cool live version of the original song Total Control by The Motels.

Beatconductor: Now and Then

One editer/remixer/producer I've admired alot is Ture Sjöberg also known as The Beatconductor, Jazzconductor, Southside Connection, Discoconductor and a couple of other aliases. I thought I'd post some of my favourites for you. This is really good!!!

Southside Connection - DJ - My Soul Is Free! /ysi
from the 12" Make No Mistake (...To The Disco) / DJ - My Soul Is Free! (Raw Fusion, 2003)

The Beatconductor - Balanço /ysi
from the 12" Crazy In Kingston / Balanço (G.A.M.M., 2004)

Beatconductor - Sumthin' Betta /ysi
from the 12" Sumthin' Betta / Kumbara (G.A.M.M., 2006)

Beatconductor - I Can't Go For That /ysi
from the 12" Brand New Secondhand Ep (Spicy, 2009)

fredag 3 april 2009

Martha Velez - There You Are

I recently discovered the music of Martha Velez and got very excited to see that her album Escape From Babylon were produced by no others than Bob Marley and Lee Perry, accompanied by The Wailers and I-Three on backing vocals. Of course the result is a reggae dripping album with a classic Marley touch, and since I've always loved Bobs music I got hooked on this one as well. Here is one of the Marley covers from the album. My current favourite. Enjoy!

Martha Velez - There You Are /ysi
from the LP Escape from Babylon (Sire, 1976)

Blue Magic - Look Me Up

Blue Magic - Look Me Up /ysi
from the LP Blue Magic (ATCO, 1974)