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Every show starts with the ’70s! We’ll rediscover forgotten rockers, revisit unfairly maligned disco beats and replay power-pop favorites. Next: plenty of new releases, occasional live bands and more. Don’t let the nickname confuse you.
August 23, 2017: The 9th Annual Evan "Funk" Davies Summertime Disco/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'm excited to bring you the 9th annual Evan "Funk" Davies Show Disco and/or Dance Party! It's three hours of classic dance and disco jams from the '70s and early '80s, plus some lost shoulda-been-hits that just might become your new faves. Hook up the disco ball, pull the rug back, and tell the downstairs neighbors to go out to the movies (or just invite them up!) and get ready to get up and boogie. That's right!
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. Don't @ me!
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|Artist||Track||Album||Label||Year||Approx. start time|
|j.a.l.n. band||disco music||7"||magnet||1976||0:00:00 (Pop‑up)|
|jimmy james & the vagabonds||i'll go where your music takes me||7"||pye||1975||0:03:07 (Pop‑up)|
|the b.b.& q. band||on the beat||12"||capitol||1981||0:08:02 (Pop‑up)|
|c.d. band||music are you ready||hoodoo voodoo||casablanca||1979||0:13:55 (Pop‑up)|
|the futures||party time man||12"||phila. int'l||1978||0:20:09 (Pop‑up)|
|moment of truth||you got me hummin'||12"||salsoul||1977||0:25:16 (Pop‑up)|
|mcfadden & whitehead||ain't no stoppin' us now||7"||phila int'l||1979||0:29:37 (Pop‑up)|
|empress||take a risk||12"||prelude||1982||0:33:14 (Pop‑up)|
|siren||open up for love||12"||midsong||1979||0:39:02 (Pop‑up)|
|miquel brown||so many men, so little time||12"||tsr||1983||0:45:54 (Pop‑up)|
|gary toms empire||7-6-5-4-3-2-1 (blow your whistle)||7-6-5-4-3-2-1 blow your whistle||pickwick int'l||1975||0:52:13 (Pop‑up)|
|southroad connection||just laying it down||12"||mahogany||1977||0:57:20 (Pop‑up)|
Music behind DJ:
|jimmy "bo" horne||i wanna go home with you||dance across the floor||sunshine sound||1978||1:07:30 (Pop‑up)|
|sister power||gimme back my love affair||12"||ocean/ariola||1979||1:10:15 (Pop‑up)|
|larry santos||can't get you off my mind||7"||casablanca||1975||1:15:27 (Pop‑up)|
|lamont dozier||boogie business||7"||warner bros||1979||1:18:45 (Pop‑up)|
|the three degrees||giving up giving in||7"||ariola america||1978||1:22:32 (Pop‑up)|
|wardell piper||super sweet||12"||midsong int'l||1978||1:26:54 (Pop‑up)|
|patrick juvet||lady night||lady night||barclay||1979||1:32:56 (Pop‑up)|
|cheri||murphy's law||12"||venture||1982||1:38:06 (Pop‑up)|
|donald byrd & 125th st nyc||love has come around||love byrd||elektra||1981||1:44:21 (Pop‑up)|
|biddu orchestra||rock me with your love||rain forest||epic||1975||1:52:42 (Pop‑up)|
|d train||keep on||you're the one for me||prelude||1982||1:55:31 (Pop‑up)|
|teddy pendergrass||i don't love you anymore||7"||phila int'l||1977||2:01:44 (Pop‑up)|
|forrest||rock the boat||12"||profile||1981||2:05:06 (Pop‑up)|
|first choice||great expectations||12"||gold mind||1979||2:12:03 (Pop‑up)|
|gonzalez||haven't stopped dancing yet||haven't stopped dancin'||capitol||1977||2:18:17 (Pop‑up)|
|the jacksons||shake your body (down to the ground)||12"||epic||1978||2:22:51 (Pop‑up)|
|len boone||there's no me without you||12"||chrysalis||1979||2:28:37 (Pop‑up)|
|gino soccio||try it out||closer||atlantic||1981||2:33:33 (Pop‑up)|
|dorothy moore||let the music play||12"||tk||1977||2:39:43 (Pop‑up)|
|s.o.s. band||just be good to me||7"||tabu||1983||2:45:11 (Pop‑up)|
|the isley brothers||livin' in the life||7"||t-neck||1977||2:50:44 (Pop‑up)|
|yarbrough & peoples||don't stop the music||7"||mercury||1980||2:54:44 (Pop‑up)|