So Im sitting in this dive downtown waiting for a friend to show up, and this lady in her 60's is absolutely destroying at Jukebox. I mean Delphonics, Philly Soul, early 70s Quincy (you gotta love the modern Internet jukebox.)
So then, out of nowhere, the greatest song I have never heard comes on. It's Ronnie Laws' "Friends and Strangers" and the song hits me so square-on that I'm on ebay ordering the vinyl before the song even ends. Now I can't stop listening to the album and want more. That's where you come in... [more inside]
posted by Senor Cardgage
on Dec 26, 2013 -
I'm trying to learn square dance calling. Friend is doing a disco themed fundraiser, and would like me to call a demo square. I need a ~130BPM singable without a super-trained voice karaoke track that's disco, but not over-played. [more inside]
posted by straw
on Sep 10, 2013 -
What is this song I keep hearing (at restaurants, on TV, movies, etc.)? I don't think it's new, but you never know. It has very few words, and the ones I do hear sound like "good time" or "good thing" - maybe even "fun time". The pronunciation is stretched out, and it might have a cowbell
. It's sort of a '70s "disco" or "funk" sound.
*Please read the extended explanation for what I know it is NOT
. [more inside]
posted by Seeking Direction
on Jul 22, 2013 -
I'm making a Summer Jamz 2k13 playlist for a few BBQs I'll be hosting this month, and I'm looking for more songs to add to the rotation. Despite my best efforts I'm a little out of both the indie/hipster loop and the R&B/rap/pop sensation loop, so I'm turning to you for help. [more inside]
posted by misskaz
on May 29, 2013 -
I'm trying to find this song
. It is from 3'30" until 4'05". I can't make out the lyrics very well. Maybe 'Turn it up' or 'Turn me on'. I recognise it and it's driving me around the bend. Anyone?
posted by ClanvidHorse
on Jan 7, 2013 -
Help me ID this disco font
please? It's from an old flyer I'm trying to restore, the thin lines + jpg artifacts are stumping all the auto font identifiers out there. Thanks!
posted by Tom-B
on Sep 5, 2012 -
Is there a name for the kind of aesthetic you find in Sailor Moon
, the Sixth Doctor's TV intro
, and Robot Unicorn Attack? What's the history of the whole magical-sparkles-in-space thing
, and where can I find more of it? [more inside]
posted by PhoBWanKenobi
on Feb 23, 2012 -
A two-fer about eighties music - I'm looking for eighties songs about the cold war, Reagan, Thatcher, US foreign policy, etc. Also looking for music I'll enjoy if I like eighties cellist composer guy Arthur Russell. [more inside]
posted by Frowner
on Jun 2, 2011 -
What are some disco and/or funk remakes of motown songs/oldies, in the same vein of "Heaven Must Have Sent You?" Making a playlist. Help!
posted by blackcatcuriouser
on Feb 12, 2011 -
Which version of the song "You Keep Me Hangin' On" is at about 1:06:00 in this DJ mix
? It's a disco version with (apparently) male vocals and awesome horns - here's the section in question: [mp3
posted by awesomebrad
on Sep 3, 2010 -
DISCO music challenge: Disco recording artist, solo guy, one (?) hit in US in 70's (I think) but big in Europe and many albums under his belt, and the recording artist name is like masterblaster or masterbox or blasterbox or something. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by Mike Mongo
on Aug 22, 2010 -
What is the name of the light that comes in as the background around 1:05 of this video
? Bonus points for other wacky disco lights you can tell me about.
posted by mike_bling
on Aug 4, 2010 -
Help me make a get your butt swingin' dance music (pop, house, nu disco) playlist! [more inside]
posted by wooh
on May 31, 2010 -
Does the song "Bulletproof" by La Roux sound exactly like a cover of a disco song, or is it just me? [more inside]
posted by kpht
on May 17, 2010 -
Does anyone know who sings the disco song that has the line ' Why don't we do it anymore?' repeated frequently? [more inside]
posted by riz1
on Jan 11, 2010 -
When I was in England I was in a bar where I heard a whole night's worth of music that sounded like "Atomic" by Blondie. Is this a genre of some kind? If so, what's it called and where do I get more? [more inside]
posted by rileyray3000
on Oct 7, 2009 -
Jackson-o-mania (and the nonstop repeats of "Don't Stop Till You Get Enough" among his other records) has made me wonder: what disco songs do we still listen to today? Or, in other words, what disco is actually good
? Presumably, staying power is some sort of indicator of how good (or, at the very least, how camp) they are.
posted by ocherdraco
on Jul 6, 2009 -
Can you remember the 1970s disco songs that start with sound effects such as machine gun fire, door opening slowly , and a man laughing ominously? [more inside]
posted by cluelessguru
on Dec 22, 2008 -
I live in Jerusalem and am going to Tel Aviv for the weekend. I really don't know the area, and am looking for:
1) A good day spa in Tel Aviv Yafo. My solid foam mattress is slowly killing my back, and I am in dire need of a good, strong massage.
2) Discotheque recommendation
3) Other recommendation? Anything? Cool place to visit, shop, good restaurant, anything. I live so close there's a good chance I'll come back too, so it doesn't have to all fit into a weekend.
posted by howgenerica
on Sep 9, 2008 -
Were the "R2D2 Circle" and the "C3PO Walk" widespread children's exercises in the late Seventies, or were they just something my Phys Ed teacher made up? [more inside]
posted by breezeway
on Feb 2, 2008 -
What makes disco disco? In particular, what makes it different from funk, r & b or soul? Is it the arrangement? Is it the beat? Is it the horns? Details please.
posted by wittgenstein
on Sep 5, 2007 -
What was the cultural significance of a hood
, this modern american would identify as klan like, in 1960's germany? [more inside]
posted by nomisxid
on May 30, 2007 -
We're having a "Disco Party" for my daughter's 6th birthday tomorrow.
I've got the music covered, but I was looking for some VIDEO I can burn onto a DVD and just have playing in the background.
posted by chococat
on Nov 17, 2005 -
Stupid song filter [again] The falsetto chorus goes: Ahhheeee-Ahhh, nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh; (repeat *2) -waaahhhhhhh. 70s, 80s disco-song, tempo @ ~128bpm (in 2/2?). My wife wants to know and hey, seemed to work for that guy yesterday.
posted by prettyboyfloyd
on Feb 6, 2005 -
Is there a name for the synthesized "werdert" or "wiggit" sound that's overlaid, every other beat, on exceptionally cheesy disco records and incidental music of that era? It almost sounds like a precursor to hip-hop turntable spinning, but it's distinctly disco.
posted by Saucy Intruder
on Jan 1, 2005 -