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Options August 13, 2014: The 6th annual Evan "Funk" Davies Disco and/or Dance Party!

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Summertime always reminds me of listening to Ken "Spider" Webb and Ricky Ricardo and, of course the Chief Rocker Frankie Crocker on WBLS. So when summer rolls around I start itching to play my favorite records from that era (give or take a few years) -- favorites I loved back then, and new favorites that I never heard back in the day.
In that spirit, I present the 6th nearly annual Evan "Funk" Davies Disco and/or Dance Party! I'll be spinning some classic jams from the mid-'70s and early '80s, along with some of the lesser-known nuggets. It's the kind of show that makes you say "I haven't heard this in 35 years" and "why haven't I heard this before?!" I can assure you that the beat will be turned around, your whistle will be blown, and your body will be shaken down to the ground so push the furniture against the wall and enjoy!

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Disco/dance disclaimer! I'm keeping the lines blurry and using "disco" and "dance" as catch-all terms for my own take on fun dance music from the mid-70s to the early '80s, expanding the boundaries (and sound) of the traditional disco era. No griping, please!

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Artist Track Album Label Year Comments Approx. start time
mcfadden & whitehead  ain't no stoppin' us now   Options s/t  phila. int'l       
edwin starr  h.a.p.p.y. radio   Options 12"  20th century  1977    0:06:35 ()
the quick  the rhythm of the jungle   Options one light in a blackout  epic  1982    0:13:04 ()
bell & james  livin' it up (friday night)   Options 7"  a&m  1978    0:16:53 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
william stuckey 
disco fly   Options 12"  ica  1977    0:20:38 ()
con funk shun  ffun   Options 7"        0:23:11 ()
aurra  make up your mind   Options 12"  salsoul  1981    0:27:05 ()
sister power  gimme back my love affair   Options 12"  ocean/ariola  1977  pretty much the best "Don't Leave Me This Way" knockoff you'll ever hear.  0:33:24 ()
change  searching   Options the glow of love  wb/rfc  1980    0:37:46 ()
philly cream  motown review   Options 7"  fantasy/wmot  1979    0:45:01 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
van mccoy & the soul city symphony 
the hustle   Options 7"  avco      0:49:51 ()
sinnamon  thanks to you   Options 7"  becket  1982    0:52:28 ()
patrice rushen  forget me nots   Options 12"  elektra  1982    0:55:37 ()
b.t. express  express   Options do it (til you're satisfied)  scepter  1974    1:02:58 ()
southroad connection  just laying it down   Options 12"  mahogany  1977    1:07:45 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
silvetti 
spring rain   Options 7"        1:18:17 ()
the three degrees  giving up giving in   Options 12"  ariola america  1978    1:15:36 ()
"212"  daddy   Options 12"  friends & co.  1979    1:22:17 ()
raydio  is this a love thing   Options 7"  arista  1978    1:28:58 ()
donald byrd & 125th st nyc  love has come around   Options love byrd  elektra  1981    1:32:34 ()
rosko  desiderata   Options 12"  prelude  1980    1:39:01 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
rice & beans orchestra 
coconut groove   Options 12"      RIP TK Records founder Henry Stone  1:47:29 ()
kc & the sunshine band  get down tonight   Options s/t  tk  1975    1:48:48 ()
freedom  set you free   Options 12"  tk  1979    1:53:35 ()
anita ward  ring my bell   Options 7"  juana  1979    1:56:34 ()
jimmy "bo" horne  i wanna go home with you   Options dance across the floor  tk  1978    2:00:40 ()
dorothy moore  let the music play   Options 12"  tk  1977    2:03:38 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
t-connection 
disco magic   Options 12"  tk  1977    2:08:47 ()
s.o.s. band  just be good to me   Options 7"  tabu      2:13:35 ()
the jacksons  shake your body (down to the ground)   Options 12"  epic  1978    2:18:39 ()
gino soccio  try it out   Options closer  atlantic  1981    2:26:27 ()
d train  keep on   Options you're the one for me  prelude  1982    2:33:41 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
the atlanta disco band 
bad luck   Options bad luck  ariola america  1975    2:39:58 ()
andrea true connection  more, more, more   Options 7"  buddah      2:42:49 ()
gary toms empire  7-6-5-4-3-2-1 (blow your whistle)   Options 7-6-5-4-3-2-1 blow your whistle  pip  1975    2:45:41 ()
teddy pendergrass  i don't love you anymore   Options 7"  phila. int'l  1977    2:50:49 ()
vicki sue robinson  turn the beat around   Options 12"  rca      2:54:24 ()


Listener comments!

     Wed. 8/13/14 9:04pm 12539:

I'm getting dizzy.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/13/14 9:05pm Matt from Springfield:

YEAH Disco Dance Party with EFD!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/13/14 9:05pm Matt from Springfield:

YEAH Philadelphia freedom!
Avatar Wed. 8/13/14 9:05pm cameron_michael:

It's already fun!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/13/14 9:05pm efd:

oh hmm, I didn't realize the wallpaper would be the background of the comments!
Avatar Wed. 8/13/14 9:06pm Loretta:

Hi Evan!! looking forward to the show tonight..
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/13/14 9:06pm Holly in NC:

Whooooo... forgot it was disco night! (happy surprise, just need eyes to adjust)

Will be listening via phone shortly anyway, so no matter. Hi everyone!
Avatar Wed. 8/13/14 9:07pm cameron_michael:

Whatever Evan, its fun! Just roll with it!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/13/14 9:07pm Matt from Springfield:

Hi Holly, Loretta, cam, 12539, Evan and EVERYONE!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/13/14 9:09pm Matt from Springfield:

Happy Radio, what is it good for?!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/13/14 9:10pm Holly in NC:

Why oh why am I such a sucker for cowbell? So trite, so embarrassing, so true. Always, MORE COWBELL!
Avatar Wed. 8/13/14 9:10pm Loretta:

hey Matt!
  Wed. 8/13/14 9:10pm Phillip.(Brooklyn):

I think I'm going to run down my steer half naked screaming "zombie apocalypse"
  Wed. 8/13/14 9:10pm ?:

hey efd and everyone, super start. you know i'll be dancing my ass off tonight!. if only Julie were here to join in the funky fun!
Avatar Wed. 8/13/14 9:11pm cameron_michael:

Hey Matt!
  Wed. 8/13/14 9:11pm Phillip.(Brooklyn):

I've been a wfmu listener going on 30 years. I can't remember when I've every heard disco music on it?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/13/14 9:12pm efd:

Philip, clearly you missed the five previous Disco Dance Parties! :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/13/14 9:13pm Matt from Springfield:

@Phillip: Evan "Funk" Davies, disco's friend on FMU! (And Nick Gilder's biggest friend on radio in general!)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/13/14 9:13pm Holly in NC:

@efd - off topic, but I missed this due to work and am so sad. Did you hear any reports?

www.slicingupeyeballs.com...
  Wed. 8/13/14 9:14pm Phillip.(Brooklyn):

Are we going to hear
More more more by Andrea True connection
France Joli - come to me
Alicia bridges - I love the night life
  Wed. 8/13/14 9:14pm V Priceless:

Evenin', Mr. E. Funk D.!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/13/14 9:15pm Matt from Springfield:

Sounds Jackson-esque!
  Wed. 8/13/14 9:16pm Phillip.(Brooklyn):

@efd I admit I'm not a regular Wednesday night listener
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/13/14 9:17pm efd:

Holly, heard it was happening but haven't seen any follow-up reports.

Philip, you're here now and that's what counts. Pretty sure one of those three songs will get played tonight.
  Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/13/14 9:18pm Lonely Planet Boy:

the bridge in More X3 is one of my favorite musical passages
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/13/14 9:18pm Matt from Springfield:

"Just got back from Africa"...well then, just like in '76--you'd better get tested for ebola!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/13/14 9:19pm Matt from Springfield:

@Lonely Planet Boy: How do you like it? How do you like it? ;)
  Wed. 8/13/14 9:19pm Phillip.(Brooklyn):

@efd Excellent:-) I'll be listening. I have nothing against disco. I even like some if it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/13/14 9:20pm JakeGould:

EFD, this completely reminds me of Coney Island/Brighton Beach boardwalk weekends back in the 1970s. I was kid, but 1 block away from the beach.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/13/14 9:21pm Holly in NC:

@efd - now that my eyes have adjusted, I strongly vote in favor of this being your background for the rest of the season. Love it! :-) A lot!
  Wed. 8/13/14 9:22pm ?:

efd- I look forward to your dance parties every year, it's a lot of fun!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/13/14 9:22pm steve:

hey disco people! nice backdrop! god, why don't i own a proper disco ball.
  Wed. 8/13/14 9:25pm Phillip.(Brooklyn):

Everyone put on your bell bottom pants and roller skates were all going to the roller rink to boogie down tonight
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/13/14 9:25pm Matt from Springfield:

@steve: I have a lava lamp, but I need something spinny, myself...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/13/14 9:27pm Holly in NC:

@Phillip - I'm thinking more my Calvin Kleins... but roller skates yes yes yes!

ffun = fflute yay
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/13/14 9:28pm JakeGould:

Roller disco in Central Park.
  Wed. 8/13/14 9:28pm Phillip.(Brooklyn):

I remember when the 13 year old me went to a disco roller rink.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/13/14 9:28pm Todd76Pct:

Evan, as a fellow old WBLS aficionado, you're channelling the vibe very well, and demonstrating how blurred the funk/disco lines were back then. 'Go on with your bad self'...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/13/14 9:29pm steve:

nice Matt. i do have an amazing revolving liquid light projector, but i think the lamp is cooked.
  Wed. 8/13/14 9:29pm Phillip.(Brooklyn):

I lost count how many times I fell on my behind trying to roller skate
  Wed. 8/13/14 9:30pm Weems:

Whew! Almost missed it Funk!
You opened with my ring tone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/13/14 9:31pm efd:

WEEMS! Glad you made it, I was getting worried!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/13/14 9:32pm Holly in NC:

fwiw, Family Groove records have been doing an amazing job of releasing both new & previously unreleased Aurra tracks. Highly recommended.

www.familygrooverecords.com...
  Wed. 8/13/14 9:34pm ?:

disco lives at the evan funk davies show! thank you efd.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/13/14 9:35pm efd:

good to know, Holly!

Todd76Pct, thanks for that comment - very much appreciated.
  Wed. 8/13/14 9:36pm daveB from Oakland:

Hot guitar on that Aurra track!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/13/14 9:36pm Matt from Springfield:

Sister Power knocking it off, outta the park!! :D
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/13/14 9:37pm Matt from Springfield:

Actually I thought this was going to be Donna Summer at first..
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/13/14 9:37pm Jack Mello:

maybe some funkpolitan?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/13/14 9:39pm Stevel:

Hanging with family, sneaking off upstairs to have my own private party.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/13/14 9:41pm Barkevious Shabazz:

mobile.nytimes.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/13/14 9:42pm Todd76Pct:

Luther!
  Wed. 8/13/14 9:42pm ?:

efd, i'm really digging your tunes. keep'em coming!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/13/14 9:43pm efd:

Barkevious (and all), we'll be paying tribute to Henry Stone a little bit later in the show.
Avatar Wed. 8/13/14 9:45pm Fuzzy:

Oh yeah, Disco Party Night! I need some Ack Shown!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/13/14 9:47pm Kat in Chicago:

I ALMOST FORGOT IT WAS DISCO NIGHT
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/13/14 9:48pm Matt from Springfield:

Ain't no more Motown reviews...gee, THANKS Berry!!! ..
  Wed. 8/13/14 9:48pm zoot allors:

yay disco night!!!! on Evan Disco Davies show
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/13/14 9:49pm Kat in Chicago:

wow the lyrics to "Motown Revue", especially that JFK bit.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/13/14 9:50pm Matt from Springfield:

Locked disco groooooooooves!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/13/14 9:50pm Stevel:

Good dancers work with the skips!
Avatar    Wed. 8/13/14 9:50pm Danne D:

Hi EFD :)
Hi Everyone :)
The Hustle?!? :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/13/14 9:51pm Stevel:

Do it!, Danne D!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/13/14 9:51pm bobdoesthings:

WHOA... what is going on in here?!!? Hello all..
  Wed. 8/13/14 9:52pm johnk77:

Con Funk Shun were a great live band
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/13/14 9:52pm steve:

the hustle is undeniable
  Wed. 8/13/14 9:54pm Weems:

Damn Funk. Killin it! You have no idea what this is like to someone who bought these records when they came out. Philly Cream man, tellin u, it was big for me.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/13/14 9:54pm efd:

Weems, if you're digging it then I know I'm on the right track!
  Wed. 8/13/14 9:57pm ?:

efd,i really hate to ask you but I want to hear that "give it up" tune by k.c. if it's no trouble. thnx very much efd.
  Wed. 8/13/14 9:58pm JustSheaNo:

EFD is DOIN IT. Send me Forgetmenots!
  Wed. 8/13/14 9:58pm courtneynoir:

I think EFD's disco parties are the only time I listen to disco for more than 15 minutes ...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/13/14 9:58pm efd:

THERE you are! Nice to see you, JustSheaNo!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/13/14 9:58pm bobdoesthings:

Hahah, I remember the will smith number sampling this. haha
Avatar Wed. 8/13/14 9:58pm Fuzzy:

AH, this is the jam...
Avatar Wed. 8/13/14 9:58pm Fuzzy:

Killer bassline!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/13/14 9:59pm bobdoesthings:

men in black! haha
  Wed. 8/13/14 9:59pm pawsbecause:

thanks for this, efd!!! great show so far!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/13/14 10:00pm efd:

my pleasure pawsb!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/13/14 10:00pm Todd76Pct:

The only thing missing from this experience is a sweltering hot August night...Walked away from my speakers for a few and Peech Boys started playing in my old dome.
  Wed. 8/13/14 10:01pm JustSheaNo:

Nice to hear you, EFD! I'm chillin with this song, pretending I'm rollerskating on the waterfront in Canarsie. Good job!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/13/14 10:01pm bobdoesthings:

anyone got recommendations on what headphones I should get? I want open cans.. $200-350 range.. so many good option out there.. I just find myself baffled after a week of reading audiophile reviews and head-fi posts..
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/13/14 10:01pm efd:

yeah Todd, I love that Peech Boys LP! Didn't bring it tonight though. I agree, it's not quite hot enough but what are you going to do...
Avatar Wed. 8/13/14 10:02pm Callieflower:

Thanks for a great show, Evan. It's a nice distraction from John Popper not being happy with me on twitter
Avatar    Wed. 8/13/14 10:03pm Danne D:

Callie you are fighting John Popper?!? :)
*Runs to twitter*
Avatar Wed. 8/13/14 10:04pm Callieflower:

Not really a fight. He's a weirdo who has alerts on his name and was mad that I called his band bad
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/13/14 10:05pm efd:

oh good grief.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/13/14 10:05pm efd:

JustSheaNo I've got a song for you in the pipeline, so let me know if/when you're fixing to exit.
  Wed. 8/13/14 10:06pm ?:

evan you always put on a great show. i'm enjoying it very much!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/13/14 10:06pm chad from oregon:

Wait, did EFD just say that he was coming out to Portland, OR?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/13/14 10:07pm efd:

yes he did! Details coming up!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/13/14 10:07pm Kat in Chicago:

@Callieflower you're not the first person I've heard of who's had weird interactions with John Popper on Twitter.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/13/14 10:08pm steve:

thats hilarious Callie
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/13/14 10:10pm chad from oregon:

Damn this being a night of extended 12" versions rather than radio edits!
  Wed. 8/13/14 10:11pm ?:

I just love disco, evan!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/13/14 10:12pm chad from oregon:

(I'm not a Millennial with a short attention span, but waiting is still not my strongest suit!)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/13/14 10:12pm bobdoesthings:

@EFD - loving everything I've heard, I gotta listen to your shows more! I'm too much of a bum at these hours
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/13/14 10:12pm steve:

nothing like a good disco lazer
Avatar    Wed. 8/13/14 10:13pm Danne D:

Trying to join in on the fun now Callie - let's see if they bite.

The crazy part is that you did not @ them in the tweet in question lol
Avatar Wed. 8/13/14 10:13pm Callieflower:

But ignoring my little aside, I'm loving this show :)
  Wed. 8/13/14 10:14pm aws from MP:

too much fun, Evan, distracting me from finalizing college loan app for my daughter!. Greetings from NW Bergen County, as always
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/13/14 10:14pm chad from oregon:

My strongest suit, however, would look great on a disco floor.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/13/14 10:15pm bobdoesthings:

@aws - .. hmmm NW bergen .... Midland Park?
  Wed. 8/13/14 10:15pm Weems:

Did you play You Like it, We Love it by Southroad Connection lady year. A monster.
  Wed. 8/13/14 10:17pm pawsbecause:

wow, thanks for the plug, evan :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/13/14 10:18pm bobdoesthings:

Or also.. try any of these horns --- www.instantrapairhorn.com
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/13/14 10:19pm bobdoesthings:

(try clicking a "different effect" on top!!)
  Wed. 8/13/14 10:20pm Holly in NC:

Had to google John Popper. So turns out I only know him from end scene of Kingpin. I love Kingpin. Yes, I do.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/13/14 10:20pm efd:

I did, Weems - flipped it over tonight!
  Wed. 8/13/14 10:20pm kristin belz:

hey how did you know i am listening in Portland, OR? cool that you are bringing FMU out here for a little west coastie toastie at Beech St.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/13/14 10:21pm efd:

(and pitched it up a little bit based on your comment last year!)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/13/14 10:23pm chad from oregon:

Thanks EFD! And I'll catch you here in a month!
Avatar Wed. 8/13/14 10:23pm Joe B:

Fred Sanford's favorite act!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/13/14 10:24pm efd:

They make his temperature feel like a hundred degrees!
  Wed. 8/13/14 10:24pm Yoenis:

Yeah!
  Wed. 8/13/14 10:25pm ?:

let's keep this party goin' all night! what do you say evan?
Avatar    Wed. 8/13/14 10:26pm Danne D:

someone is a bit spoiled I'd say
Avatar    Wed. 8/13/14 10:28pm slugluv1313:

Good evening EFD & listeners & cat sitters too!
Cat sitting here in JC myself - kitties and I are totally digging the disco dance party!
Avatar    Wed. 8/13/14 10:28pm Danne D:

okay so the live stream of #Ferguson with this in the backroom is kinda a little too bizarre
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/13/14 10:28pm Stevel:

Cow bell! Cow bell! Cow bell!!!
Avatar    Wed. 8/13/14 10:28pm Danne D:

live I've stumbled upon my own ECC mash-up or something
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/13/14 10:29pm efd:

see you then Chad, and you too Kristin!
  Wed. 8/13/14 10:30pm KP:

Hey, Hey Evan!
  Wed. 8/13/14 10:30pm KP:

And Danne D!
Avatar    Wed. 8/13/14 10:31pm Danne D:

s'up KP
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/13/14 10:31pm hola-soymilk:

Ok I'm here to listen to disco
  Wed. 8/13/14 10:32pm courtneynoir:

@Danne D I think that's how the news should ALWAYS be presented!
  Wed. 8/13/14 10:32pm aws from MP:

Midland Park it is, Bob -
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/13/14 10:33pm bobdoesthings:

@aws - couldn't think of any other "MP" - I'm from Norwood originally - NE bergen
  Wed. 8/13/14 10:34pm courtneynoir:

I think I might be moving around too much to the music to keep drawing. Good thing I'm not at the carving stage of this woodcut!
Avatar    Wed. 8/13/14 10:34pm Danne D:

Hola, Hola :)

Agreed, Courtney :)
  Wed. 8/13/14 10:36pm ?:

it looks like Julie's missing out on a great party, huh evan?
  Wed. 8/13/14 10:36pm Holly in NC:

Best catsitter in NC in the house! :-)

Also, only thing better than more cowbell = more vocoder
Avatar    Wed. 8/13/14 10:36pm Danne D:

I got a gentleman's C in woodshop, Courtney, I'm chagrined to say
  Wed. 8/13/14 10:36pm Kathy:

Why am I craving a Sloe Gin Fizz ????
Avatar    Wed. 8/13/14 10:36pm Danne D:

Hi Holly :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/13/14 10:37pm bobdoesthings:

anyone have any suggestions for some sweet home-listening cans?
  Wed. 8/13/14 10:38pm aws from MP:

@bob - outside of NJ now? been here 15 yrs as of last Sat ---
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/13/14 10:39pm bobdoesthings:

@AWS - Yeah.. moved to Flatbush Brooklyn a year ago so my commute to manhattan didn't involve rockland coach or port authority.. even sold my car :( but all good.. I still get WFMU on my FM tuner here!
  Wed. 8/13/14 10:41pm Holly in NC:

Hi Danne! How are things in Ferguson? (aside from profoundly f*cked up)

Everyone, great article @ deadspin. And most telling, scariest picture.
  Wed. 8/13/14 10:42pm rw:

We're having trouble sitting still over here!
  Wed. 8/13/14 10:42pm Weems:

Rosko. Got any Paco?
  Wed. 8/13/14 10:43pm Holly in NC:

@Kathy - my 16 y/o self will join you! Let's have several!
Avatar    Wed. 8/13/14 10:45pm Danne D:

@bobdoesthings I like the KRK's I bought for like $60, though the cord is very long
  Wed. 8/13/14 10:48pm Kathy:

exactly! @Holly Sloe Gin Fizz? Do they still exist?
Haven't had one in 35 years!!!
Dial Tone in Danbury Ct.... Late 70's early 80's, disco all night.... and Mondays from 8-9pm was 6 for 1 night. 6 drinks for the price of one. We'd order like 100 drinks in an hour and the rest is a blur!! Then the place burnt to the ground! Disco inferno for real!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/13/14 10:49pm steve:

bob - im very happy with my AKG K 240s.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/13/14 10:51pm bobdoesthings:

@danne. gnarly.. they have a clean look. I dig that. But I am looking to drop some serious coin for something that will last me years to come.. going to make some bad financial calls on this next set..

@steve - AKG has some sweet looking pairs. The reviews from those nerdy than I are also pretty well respected
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/13/14 10:52pm efd:

Weems, no Paco. No Jay Thomas either.
  Wed. 8/13/14 10:53pm ?:

i'm so into this efd, disco is great music! thnx evan for playing k.c. my favorite disco band,
  Wed. 8/13/14 10:53pm Weems:

Cue T Connection and Jimmy Bo Horne
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/13/14 10:54pm bobdoesthings:

Anyone know a place you can try on a lot of cans before buying? I think B&H might do that.. I'd really like to experience them before buying..
Avatar Wed. 8/13/14 10:54pm Fuzzy:

bob: I like my Bluetooth Arctic P311s...I can disco dance all over the house, even out to the street, almost!
  Wed. 8/13/14 10:57pm Holly in NC:

Love this song!

@Kathy- the Norge, New Haven CT early-mid 80s, no music, just a dive bar that didn't card very young people who drank sloe gin fizzes :-)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/13/14 10:57pm bobdoesthings:

@fuzzy. nice. those would be sweet for moving about.. but I want a pair for home listening, preferably open cans (not closed/covered behind driver) and super comfy..
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/13/14 10:58pm Todd76Pct:

@Kathy - The Dialtone?!?! You're freakin' me out! Db CT represent! I live about a mile from where that was...We used to also hit The Sunset Cafe in New Milford to dance 'cause a friend would DJ there and spin all of our requests...
Avatar Wed. 8/13/14 10:58pm Fuzzy:

Boo! Boo! Boo! Ta read my mind, EFD!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/13/14 10:58pm efd:

Weems, solid guesses but perhaps not the tracks you're thinking of...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/13/14 10:58pm steve:

i will buy ANYTHING on TK Disco on sight. Joe McGasko even let me take home a TK O'Jays 12 that was floating around the basement a few weeks ago, when he saw how excited i was.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/13/14 10:59pm efd:

Right there with you, steve!
  Wed. 8/13/14 10:59pm KP:

Ding
Avatar Wed. 8/13/14 11:00pm Chop Scott:

EFD! Remember that X-Mas did a great cover of this?
Avatar Wed. 8/13/14 11:00pm Fuzzy:

"Sunny Jo White, KISS 108!" Boston represent!
  Wed. 8/13/14 11:01pm Holly in NC:

Generally I only clicky star songs I don't own, but I must clicky clicky click Ms Ward because yay!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/13/14 11:02pm steve:

i cant think of any other label with a better ratio of quality to used bin price!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/13/14 11:03pm steve:

bob - AC Gears on E 8th St by Broadway, had a wall of headphones to try on last time i was in there (which was admittedly over a year ago)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/13/14 11:04pm bobdoesthings:

For anyone interested .. I'm looking at Sennheiser HD 598, Sennheiser HD600, Audio Technica ATH-M50X, Audio Technica ATH AD-900X, Beyerdynamic DT-880, Focal Spirit Professionals, AKG K702 (or K701), also the Phillips Fidelio X1 (more for looks than reviews on sound quality)... God.. If I were not me and I were to hear me talk... I would make fun of me for being such a shmuck.. as if it actually mattered.. like I would ever even notice.. as if this werent just me wanting to feel cool for getting the perfect pair .. ugh..
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/13/14 11:04pm efd:

next record is a perfect example of a 12" I bought just because it was on TK and turned out to be a monster of a song.
  Wed. 8/13/14 11:05pm Weems:

Next v/o inst: Shotgun Shuffle?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/13/14 11:05pm bobdoesthings:

@steve - thanks. I'll check them out
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/13/14 11:06pm bobdoesthings:

www.innerfidelity.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/13/14 11:08pm steve:

no way! i had no idea this was on TK. god jesus dammit, this and i wanna go home with you are disco face melters of the highest caliber!
  Wed. 8/13/14 11:09pm ?:

well evan, I got to go now. all good things must come to an end. once more thnx for all the great funky tunes you played night all!
  Wed. 8/13/14 11:11pm Weems:

3 years in a row for the D Moore cut?

In the name if Tom Moulton...Light on Philly tonight! Salsoul Orch was in NYC last week. Blue Notes. Trammps, Peiples Choice, Love Committee.
  Wed. 8/13/14 11:12pm ?:

it really was fun.
Avatar Wed. 8/13/14 11:12pm Clay Pigeon:

Reminding me of my old 96 FEVER days at WOKF, Evan. Great show! Midnight Blue - Lou Gramm.
Avatar    Wed. 8/13/14 11:14pm Danne D:

I gotta sign off folks :)
Have a good night and thanks EFD :)
Good night everyone :)
Bye Holly :)
Avatar Wed. 8/13/14 11:15pm Clay Pigeon:

I think GLADE was a TK subsidiary. Home to Timmy Thomas. This SOS cut is so good.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/13/14 11:15pm bobdoesthings:

I'm sure no-one gives a shit.. but I really want killer headphones because of my folks. My dad invested (I'm guessing 2 grand in the 80s) on STAX headphones with the special electromagnetic headphone boxes..and He would always flip shit when I tried to use them without asking permission as a little kid.. My mom would put on records and hand me the headphones and I have real good memories of being totally blown away by those headphones.... but alas... I cannot afford the now $3-5 grand worth headphones.. I just want to get something that'll make me feel the 'WOW' I remember putting those stax on as a kid..
Avatar Wed. 8/13/14 11:17pm Clay Pigeon:

Love that snare, like their whacking an x-ray with a wooden spoon.
  Wed. 8/13/14 11:17pm Holly in NC:

SOS band gets another clicky star for sheer wonderfulness
  Wed. 8/13/14 11:18pm herb.nyc:

Fun show, on a coupla levels. Thx evan. (My cat yawns, however. She's not into any music)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/13/14 11:18pm efd:

night, Danne!

Nice to see you, Clay! Glad you're enjoying the show. It was exactly Lou Gramm who popped into my head as I was trying to remember whether Dorothy Moore's hit was "Midnight Blue" or "Misty Blue."
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/13/14 11:19pm efd:

Weems, next year will be four years in a row for that record!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/13/14 11:19pm Todd76Pct:

@Clay: Hi, kynd sir! This SOS cut is an all-time fave of mine! Thanks again, efd, for all of this!!!
  Wed. 8/13/14 11:20pm Weems:

Believe he was thinking Midnight Blue by Melissa Manchester.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/13/14 11:20pm efd:

this Jacksons record might be my favorite 12" remix ever. The siren kills me every time.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/13/14 11:21pm efd:

yes, Melissa Manchester too!
  Wed. 8/13/14 11:23pm ?:

i had tons of fun,efd night
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/13/14 11:23pm efd:

thanks cheri, goodnight.
  Wed. 8/13/14 11:25pm Holly:

Dorothy Moore = Misty Blue
Avatar Wed. 8/13/14 11:25pm Clay Pigeon:

I'm remembering all these old disco cuts now ... Gibson Bros. - Cuba --- GQ - Disco Nights ----- Wardell Piper - Super Sweet ----- Bryan Adams - Let Me Take You Dancin' ---- Born to be Alive - Patrick Hernandez ... and on and on.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/13/14 11:32pm efd:

I've played that Wardell Piper before, Clay! Didn't bring it tonight, though (I know you weren't making a request). "Born To Be Alive" is here, could be coming up but it's a race against the clock!
  Wed. 8/13/14 11:32pm Weems:

Hmm. Soccio could lead anywhere:
Chic, Bohannon, Voyage, Beautiful Bend,
Don Ray, Bionic Boogie...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/13/14 11:37pm efd:

look out Weems, you just got hit by a D Train!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/13/14 11:39pm bobdoesthings:

@EFD - keep on keepin' on. Great show!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/13/14 11:40pm efd:

thanks bobdt!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/13/14 11:40pm efd:

and good luck in your headphone quest!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/13/14 11:41pm Todd76Pct:

Wowza! D Train! Love that you dipped into some Italodisco tonight too, Evan! Great late night drafting music, even though my wizened old azz is squirming in my chair...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/13/14 11:41pm bobdoesthings:

@efd - thanks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/13/14 11:42pm steve:

did anyone else catch Joel St Germain's debut fill in last Friday evening? i thought i was a big fan of Italo Disco, and yet he played 3 solid hours of primo 80s Italian dance and related musics and i only recognized two cuts in 3 hours! pretty amazing stuff, highly recommended.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/13/14 11:44pm efd:

oh man, I totally missed that! Thanks for the pointer, steve!
  Wed. 8/13/14 11:45pm Weems:

My toes are tapping, but my eyelids are flapping. Good show bro! Until next year!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/13/14 11:46pm efd:

Thanks buddy! See you on the Facebooks.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/13/14 11:46pm Todd76Pct:

Yeah, thanks, Steve! Will have to it the archives for that too!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/13/14 11:47pm bobdoesthings:

wow.. many famous samples on tonight's show. so cool to catch them from the originals... crazy.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/13/14 11:47pm efd:

If Weems were still here he'd tell us that Warren Tesoro from Downstairs Records was in Gary Toms Empire.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/13/14 11:47pm Spatulator (formerly elwyn5150):

@efd: why are you doing this to us? :-(
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/13/14 11:47pm Todd76Pct:

*hit
  Wed. 8/13/14 11:48pm Eric the Half a Bee:

Awesome old school; as Kelvyn Bell put it, EFD: Refunkanation!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/13/14 11:50pm Stevel:

Blow your whistle!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/13/14 11:54pm bobdoesthings:

only recently got my swag, gonna listen to the EFD starting with the 70s vol 3 premium tomorrow at work for sure!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/13/14 11:54pm efd:

hoo boy, one more record left! This has been all kinds of fun, thank you all for listening and commenting!
Avatar    Wed. 8/13/14 11:56pm Danne D:

@bobdoesthings one thing I'll say for sure, though it seems obvious, make sure you try out the headphones you want to buy in person. Your ears will know best.

Good night again folks :)
Avatar Wed. 8/13/14 11:56pm Tome:

..the love I lost > ooh bummer , I was thinking Harold Melvin and the Bluenotes my fave maybe ...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/13/14 11:57pm bobdoesthings:

for sure danne D. have a good one
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/13/14 11:57pm efd:

that is a great one, Tome! Maybe next year! :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/13/14 11:58pm Stevel:

Killer radio, yet again. Thanks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/13/14 11:58pm Todd76Pct:

Thanks so much for this stellar set tonight, Evan...Not that you don't always kill!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/13/14 11:58pm Matt from Springfield:

Coming back to say thank you EFD, nother great disco success! I was up and movin' around! Hope everyone had so much fun--have a good night, and keep dancin'! :D
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/13/14 11:59pm bobdoesthings:

thanks EFD!
Avatar Wed. 8/13/14 11:59pm Tome:

I only like the early stuff ,, yep ,,loved some of those songs ,, even at that time would not admit it ...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/13/14 11:59pm steve:

great show efd. love these every year.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 8/14/14 12:00am Kat in Chicago:

Thanks Evan!
Avatar Thu. 8/14/14 12:00am Fuzzy:

Thanks efd!
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