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Options August 21, 2019: The 11th Annual Evan "Funk" Davies Show 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 11th (!!) 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!

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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. Don't @ me!

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Artist Track Album Label Year Comments Approx. start time
mfsb  summertime and i'm feelin' mellow   Options summertime  phila int'l  1976     
george mcrae  honey i   Options 7"  tk  1975    0:03:30 ()
gino soccio  dancer   Options outline  warner bros  1979    0:07:15 ()
the futures  party time man   Options 12"  phila int'l  1978    0:13:43 ()
sister power  gimme back my love affair (short version)   Options 12"  ocean/ariola  1979    0:19:13 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
space project 
conquest of the stars   Options disco from another galaxy  rca      0:22:52 ()
the ritchie family  american generation   Options american generation  marlin  1978  RIP Henri Belolo  0:26:46 ()
bionic boogie  dance little dreamer   Options s/t  polydor  1977    0:31:38 ()
chantal curtis  hey taxi driver   Options 12"  key records  1979    0:35:18 ()
patrick hernandez  born to be alive   Options 12"  aquarius  1979    0:39:26 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
silvetti 
spring rain   Options 7"  salsoul      0:45:11 ()
southroad connection  just laying it down   Options 12"  mahogany  1977    0:49:08 ()
gary toms empire  7-6-5-4-3-2-1 (blow your whistle)   Options 7-6-5-4-3-2-1 blow your whistle  pickwick international  1975    0:55:07 ()
the players association  goin' to the disco   Options born to dance  vanguard  1977    1:00:36 ()
mcfadden & whitehead  ain't no stopping us now   Options 7"  phila int'l  1979    1:04:28 ()
rendez-vous  rock'n' roll boogie   Options 12"  tropique  1982    1:07:56 ()
al downing  i'll be holding on   Options 7"  chess  1974    1:14:46 ()
b.baker chocolate co.  higher and higher / the high and the mighty   Options 12"  tk  1979    1:19:53 ()
rosebud  have a cigar   Options 12"  warner bros.  1977    1:29:09 ()
gonzalez  haven't stopped dancing yet   Options haven't stopped dancin'  capitol  1977    1:29:52 ()
jimmy "bo" horne  i wanna go home with you   Options dance across the floor  sunshine sound  1978    1:39:05 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
kat mandu 
the break   Options 12"        1:42:51 ()
pamela neal  charlie hustle   Options 12"  rca  1979    1:48:42 ()
lamont dozier  boogie business   Options 7"  warner bros.  1979    1:55:03 ()
executive  you got the stuff   Options 12"  20th century  1981    1:58:44 ()
teddy pendergrass  i don't love you anymore   Options 7"  phila int'l  1977    2:03:19 ()
the jacksons  shake your body (down to the ground)   Options 12"  epic  1978    2:06:35 ()
first choice  armed and dangerous   Options armed and dangerous  philly groove  1973    2:13:57 ()
denroy morgan  i'll do anything for you   Options i'll do anything for you  becket  1981    2:16:26 ()
s.o.s. band  just be good to me   Options 7"  tabu  1983    2:21:32 ()
freddie james  get up and boogie   Options 12"  warner bros.  1979  (not the Silver Convention song)  2:27:04 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
disc-o-tech 
control tower   Options the magic disco machine  motown  1975    2:30:36 ()
dorothy moore  let the music play   Options 12"  tk  1977    2:33:34 ()
donald byrd & 125th st nyc  love has come around   Options love byrd  elektra  1981    2:38:16 ()
south shore commission  handle with care   Options s/t  wand  1975    2:44:49 ()
yarbrough & peoples   don't stop the music   Options 7"  mercury  1980    2:50:27 ()
the evasions  wikka wrap   Options 12"  sam  1981    2:54:30 ()
steve bender  the final thing   Options 12"  london  1977    3:01:41 ()

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/21/19 9:00pm queems:

party time!!!!
  Wed. 8/21/19 9:01pm The Butterman:

I’ve been looking forward to this all day.
  Wed. 8/21/19 9:01pm The Butterman:

Hey Queems.
  Wed. 8/21/19 9:02pm Weems:

Mother Father Sister Brother!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/21/19 9:02pm Yes:

yay!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/21/19 9:02pm queems:

@the butterman hey!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/21/19 9:02pm Ciggy:

Spin that Disco Ball EFD !
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/21/19 9:03pm Figgsrock:

Ooh, nice wallpaper!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/21/19 9:03pm Aitch:

Disco, eek. Hope there's some Sylvester.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 8/21/19 9:03pm listener 126464:

turn it up!
  Wed. 8/21/19 9:04pm P-90:

Well, this transports me directly to junior high school. A good/bad sensation.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/21/19 9:04pm Mark Hurst:

This party goes to 11!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 8/21/19 9:06pm Fuzzy:

Insert more cowbell joke here
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 8/21/19 9:07pm melinda:

hi everyone! boogie time.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 8/21/19 9:07pm melinda:

I just cleaned and packed my disco ball a few days ago, too bad.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/21/19 9:08pm efd:

hey everyone!! Thanks for tuning in tonight - this is one of the most fun shows of the year for me, hope you enjoy it too!
  Wed. 8/21/19 9:08pm SeanG:

oh yeah
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/21/19 9:08pm efd:

nice to see Weems and queems on the same playlist!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 8/21/19 9:09pm melinda:

@Mark haha
Avatar Wed. 8/21/19 9:09pm RobinSays:

I'm not sure if the leopard-print Kmart sleepshirt I'm currently wearing would impress the door guys at Studio 54 or Regine's. Nonetheless I'm riding on the groove line of your show Evan:)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/21/19 9:10pm queems:

@efd LOLOL
  Wed. 8/21/19 9:10pm Alex d'Chicago:

dancin... dancin... dancin...
  Wed. 8/21/19 9:11pm taryninstereo:

One of the best nights of the year!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/21/19 9:13pm loveless:

My unabashed love of disco thanks you, EFD for this magical evening.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/21/19 9:16pm Ciggy:

I need Granny Spice Tuna's Avatar to slide to!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/21/19 9:17pm Yes:

i am very happy. thank you efd and friends
  Wed. 8/21/19 9:23pm Polly Onymous:

yay disco party!! - so happy to find it!! maybe some wang chung and rosebud! but if not, it's all good. thank you EFD!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/21/19 9:28pm loveless:

Paco of WKTU passed away last week. He was the king. I spent many hours listening to NYC’s 24/7 disco station.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/21/19 9:31pm efd:

yes, loveless, I was sad to hear that news.
  Wed. 8/21/19 9:31pm Polly Onymous:

@loveless - Paco - an all time great! sorry to hear this
  Wed. 8/21/19 9:32pm DJ Sunny Bitch:

Ur on fire EFD!! Trough some Garage classics. Perfect music for a perfect summer night !! MWAH !! - DJ Sunny Bitch
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/21/19 9:37pm efd:

thanks DJ SB!

@Polly I've actually got a Rosebud record with me, will try to work it in in a bit!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 8/21/19 9:39pm melinda:

Digging the selections
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/21/19 9:41pm Bootsie:

OH yeah!!
  Wed. 8/21/19 9:41pm Life2Short:

I remember this on the tilt-o-wheel, circa 1979!
  Wed. 8/21/19 9:42pm HowcomeJosh:

Love this one! Haven’t heard it in ages!
Avatar Wed. 8/21/19 9:44pm RobinSays:

Fun fact--Madonna was a Patrick Hernandez backup singer/dancer.
  Wed. 8/21/19 9:44pm taryninstereo:

Can this song please go on forever and ever?
Avatar Wed. 8/21/19 9:46pm brycepunk1:

Helter Stupid!.... I know it's not, but I can't hear this track without thinking Negativland
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/21/19 9:50pm efd:

@taryn I do have a longer version of "Born To Be Alive"... not with me, though
Avatar Wed. 8/21/19 9:55pm JakeGould:

Woo!
  Wed. 8/21/19 9:58pm Weems:

Gary Tom. EFD top track over the years!
Up there with the Dorothy Moore and Jimmy Bo Horne cuts.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/21/19 9:59pm efd:

you know it, Weems!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/21/19 9:59pm efd:

mixing it up a bit by playing the LP version this year!
  Wed. 8/21/19 9:59pm P-90:

The coach’s whistle had become a largely neglected instrument in popular music of the last few decades
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/21/19 10:00pm Mark Hurst:

on fire tonight, efd
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/21/19 10:00pm PigeonsAndRust:

Ahh..now that we have heard something from the K-Tel 'Disco Hustle' set things can really hit high gear!
Avatar Wed. 8/21/19 10:00pm JakeGould:

I remember riding my bike on the boardwalk in the 1980s with a whistle because I was too cool to use a bell… But I also wore pooka beads so hey. What do I know?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/21/19 10:00pm efd:

I really should have brought a Social Media Whistle for tonight's show!
  Wed. 8/21/19 10:01pm P-90:

efd: Ha!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/21/19 10:02pm efd:

thanks Mark! Must be the Techtonic shirt I'm wearing!
  Wed. 8/21/19 10:03pm P-90:

I just got my Techtonic shirt, it is a thing of beauty
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 8/21/19 10:04pm Dave in SoDak:

At 6'1" 135lbs and 14 yrs old, with no self-esteem whatsoever, I broke off of the wall of flowers and started gettin' busy on the dance floor. Didn't care what people thought - I was inspired and wanted to f'ing DANCE! A few months later word on the street was that I was "a good dancer - no, a really good dancer." Thank you, Santa Esmerelda "Disco Inferno" and pretty much the entire Chic album, for bringing me from total geek to respected musician and actor. And as a guy who ended up going Punk to Power-Pop over the years, I still think it was horrible what happened at that football stadium - burning all that product that so many people worked so hard to make. Dumb-asses.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/21/19 10:05pm Mark Hurst:

Thanks! Credit goes to Greg Harrison, who's done so much great design for WFMU.
  Wed. 8/21/19 10:08pm seedfriend:

Happy Wednesday y’all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/21/19 10:08pm efd:

Dave, I love that story! Thanks so much for sharing it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 8/21/19 10:09pm Dave in SoDak:

Happy to share. EFD. Even more happy to listen to this fantastic show! Cheers.
Avatar Wed. 8/21/19 10:14pm northguineahills:

Awesome, efd!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/21/19 10:18pm Wendy del Formaggio:

Hey efd! Hey Mark Hurst! See you on the dance floor.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 8/21/19 10:19pm adampsyche:

wwoooooo thanks efd for the show!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 8/21/19 10:21pm Dave in SoDak:

Sorry, Comiskey - baseball, not football. Whatevs.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/21/19 10:22pm efd:

I knew what you meant. :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 8/21/19 10:23pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Mark Hurst from the Discothequetonics program!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/21/19 10:23pm efd:

Polly Onymous. if you're still out there: your request is coming up next!
Avatar Wed. 8/21/19 10:24pm brycepunk1:

EFD, this show is off the charts tonight! Love it! And hate that I have to go to bed. Looking forward to the archive listen. You're killing it!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/21/19 10:25pm efd:

thanks brycepunk!
  Wed. 8/21/19 10:28pm devlawn:

enjoying this
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/21/19 10:28pm Ciggy:

40th anniversary of burning disco records - July, 1979. Remember, just like the burning of the Beatles records, people had to buy the vinyl 1st.
  Wed. 8/21/19 10:28pm john:

I hate to admit, I didn't remember there was a disco version of this. What's next, Karn Evil 9? Please say yes.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/21/19 10:29pm Figgsrock:

So it's a cover that doesn't even mention "Have a Cigar" in the title? Bold.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 8/21/19 10:29pm Dave in SoDak:

higher and mightier and funky as hell. with chocolate. love.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/21/19 10:29pm efd:

whoops my bad, I forgot to hit 'enter' on the playlist!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/21/19 10:30pm efd:

I was so mesmerized........
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/21/19 10:32pm Figgsrock:

Ah, okay, that makes more sense!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/21/19 10:32pm efd:

that might be the only song that ends cold the whole night!
  Wed. 8/21/19 10:32pm Polly Onymous:

ahh thank you EFD - first heard this in my 1974 zambesi green 914, havent forgotten either of them. sometimes you just get lucky.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 8/21/19 10:32pm redkayak:

Excellent
  Wed. 8/21/19 10:33pm devlawn:

its a lot of work spinnning 45's
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/21/19 10:33pm patrick321:

EFD turning it out, as we used to say. Great fcking show.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 8/21/19 10:33pm Dave in SoDak:

i give up. whatEVER that was, was tight and super-great.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 8/21/19 10:33pm melinda:

I love that there is so much disco-dance music to be discovered, still (by me anyway).
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/21/19 10:34pm Figgsrock:

Whoa, Rosebud did a whole album of disco covers of Pink Floyd songs? My mind is blown.
Avatar Wed. 8/21/19 10:35pm northguineahills:

Gonzalez is still dancing in 19777! (I did a similar typo on my resume for my interview tomorrow, at least they overlooked it)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 8/21/19 10:35pm Dave in SoDak:

WHAT?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/21/19 10:35pm efd:

i've got a Pete Rose disco song coming up in a few minutes, nobody go anywhere!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/21/19 10:36pm efd:

*about* Pete Rose, not sung by him.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 8/21/19 10:36pm Dave in SoDak:

Sorry, Figgsrock- WHAT?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/21/19 10:36pm efd:

whoops, thanks ngh!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/21/19 10:36pm Figgsrock:

Here is said Rosebud album:
www.discogs.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 8/21/19 10:37pm Dave in SoDak:

Figgs, you just made my day. :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 8/21/19 10:39pm melinda:

@efd I was concerned for a second there
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/21/19 10:39pm Figgsrock:

Glad to help. And this album was reissued on CD in 2008. I'm just stunned.
  Wed. 8/21/19 10:40pm taryninstereo:

I know this. From a WFMU premium?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/21/19 10:41pm Ciggy:

Disco, Dance & The Mets JD Davis defeat the Cleveland Indians in the 10th inning 4 -3.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/21/19 10:42pm efd:

@taryn yes, one of mine!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 8/21/19 10:42pm Dave in SoDak:

Ciggy - sweet - go Twins!
  Wed. 8/21/19 10:43pm taryninstereo:

@efd I have it!!!!
  Wed. 8/21/19 10:45pm Weems:

One of these years you could play Spsnk or Dance Across the Floor by JBH
Awaiting Boogie Business and CJ and Co
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/21/19 10:49pm efd:

duly noted and coming up, Weems!
  Wed. 8/21/19 10:52pm BH:

Pamela picked Pete Rose over Steve Carlton for the topic of this disco song.
  Wed. 8/21/19 10:54pm taryninstereo:

Appreciating this show to work on our wedding dancing. Take me out to the ballgame!
Avatar Wed. 8/21/19 10:56pm northguineahills:

Thanks, efd, this is where I shimmy off the floor.....
  Wed. 8/21/19 10:57pm taryninstereo:

Best premium ever!
  Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/21/19 10:57pm yippie:

lets boogie
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/21/19 10:57pm medson:

Couldn't comment while I was driving. But I just did head first slide into my living room to Charlie Hustle
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 8/21/19 10:59pm Dave in SoDak:

"boogie business" by lamont dozier HOT - 7" really? sounds fantastic.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/21/19 11:08pm Ciggy:

Turn it up!
  Wed. 8/21/19 11:12pm Weems:

Kudos again Funk, always good. I’ll catch the rest on rewind!
  Wed. 8/21/19 11:14pm Steve Dahl:

This is the greatest radio show I’ve ever listened to!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/21/19 11:14pm efd:

thanks Weems! Sleep well.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/21/19 11:20pm Bootsie:

Oh yeah, another fave!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/21/19 11:22pm Bootsie:

Loving this show, as always! Tryna hang but know full well I'm not gonna make it... :-(
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/21/19 11:22pm Bootsie:

SOS Band tho!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/21/19 11:24pm efd:

HANG IN THERE BOOTSIE!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 8/21/19 11:25pm Fuzzy:

Navy days! Maybe Shannon is up next!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 8/21/19 11:32pm melinda:

Thanks efd! Going to sign off.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/21/19 11:34pm efd:

thanks for listening Melinda!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/21/19 11:34pm medson:

@efd Thanks for the disco ball and spinning the disco tunes.
Off to dreamland
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/21/19 11:34pm efd:

always my pleasure, Medson!
  Wed. 8/21/19 11:50pm PJ:

Thanks for the grooves, EFD - it takes me back to elementary school, listening to the Top 40 AM radio (not even aware FM existed).
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/21/19 11:52pm efd:

happy to have the opportunity to do this, PJ!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 8/21/19 11:56pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Thanks, Doctor Disco. Looking forward to next year's party.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/21/19 11:58pm Ciggy:

Thanks Evan for another blast from the past. Disco, Fusion, Rock & Roll, Reggae, Punk, Power Pop, New Wave... Such a powerful mixture of music that I enjoyed during the mid 70's through the 80's. And you were a big part of my musical life!
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