PIED PIPER ORGANISATION (MEAN FIDDLER, MOJO GURU, VRIL-YA, KALI, SWAGG, JU-JU
PIED PIPER ORGANISATION (MEAN FIDDLER, MOJO GURU, VRIL-YA, KALI, SWAGG, JU-JU, OCTOPUSSY)
THE ORIGINAL DISCO POLICE & DISCO JIHAD MUSIC PROLIFERATION
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Format: Vinyl, 12", Promo
Country: US Released: 1977
Credits: Producer - Art Stewart
Notes: Same track on both sides. Promo "for disco use only not for sale" in a white cardboard sleeve with black titles.
Got To Give It Up (Live Version) (11:48)
Monday, November 24, 2008
The Italian Job is a British caper film, written by Troy Kennedy Martin, produced by Michael Deeley and directed by Peter Collinson. It was released in 1969 and was very popular in Britain; subsequent television showings and releases on video have established it as something of a national institution in the UK, with a cult following elsewhere.
Its distinctive soundtrack was composed by Quincy Jones, and includes two songs, "On Days Like These" sung by Matt Monro over the opening credits, and "Getta Bloomin' Move On" (usually referred to as "The Self Preservation Society", after its chorus) during the film's climactic car chase. Lead actor Michael Caine can be clearly heard among the singers in the latter.
Sunday, November 23, 2008
KatMandu vs. Soccio (Instrumental) Pied Piper Construction 17:23
DJ Pied Piper 2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Universal Robot Band - Freak In The Light Of The Moon
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Credits: Arranged By - G. Carmichael* , J. Badlotto* , P. Adams*
Artwork By [Art Direction] - Chico Alvarez
Artwork By [Illustration & Design] - Victor Diaz
Bass - Rusty "Space Trammp" Stone
Producer [Album] - G. Carmichael*
A1: PAP Music, Leeds Music (ASCAP) & Sug-Sug Music (ASCAP)
A2: Famous Music (ASCAP)
A3: PAP Music, Leeds Music (ASCAP) & Boogie Nite Music (SESAC)
B1: Boogie Nite Music (SESAC)
B2: Lite White Music (ASCAP) & Boogie Nite Music (SESAC)
A1 Freak With Me (8:09)
Written-By, Producer - G. Carmichael* , P. Adams*
A2 Disco Trek (Star Trek Theme) (2:56)
Producer - R.Taninbaum*
Written-By - A. Courage* , G. Roddenberry*
A3 Footsteps On The Roof (4:18)
Written-By, Producer - G. Carmichael* , P. Adams*
B1 Doing Anything Tonight (7:06)
Producer - G. Carmichael* , J. Badlotto*
Written-By - G. Carmichael*
B2 Dancin' Disco Party (7:47)
Producer - G. Carmichael* , P. Adams* , P. Williams*
Written-By - P. Adams*
Sunday, November 16, 2008
DJ Pied Piper
Fruitopia Party 2008
Playtime (full length): 2 Hours 52 Min and 30 Sec (172:30)
192 Kbps (115 - 135 BPM)
Xone 92 mixer, Traktor 3
This is a DJ Pied Piper liveset recorded live in session featuring only uptempo fast and furious disco tracks slipping into pure jazz funk at 150 minutes. In order to listen to it all four (4) parts must be downloaded. This is a live authentic club recording, the original was in lossless APE format at around 1.5 Gb in size, this is a decoded copy MP3.
Playlist (selection, incomplete, not in order of play)
The Salsoul Orchestra - 212 N. 12th [Original Album Version]
Bonnie Oliver - Come Inside My Love (Instrumental)
U.N. - Disco Power
Chic - Le Freak (Wicked Mix)
Magnifique - Magnifique [Remix]
Cappuccino - El Bailara Conmigo (Dim's Dj Friendly Edit)
Evelyn "Champagne" King & The Brothers - Aquarius / Let The Sunshine In
T-Connection - At Midnight
Don Ray - Got To Have Lovin
Five Letters - Got Got Money
Hamilton Bohannon - Let's Start The Dance
P'Zzazz - I Heard It Through The Grapevine
Max Berlin - Dream Disco
Munich Machine - Medley
James Brown - Rapp Payback (Where Iz Moses)(12" Version)
Rice & Beans Orchestra - Dante's Inferno [Part 1]
Sergio Mendes Brasil 88 - I'll Tell You
Eartha Kitt - Where Is My Man (Extended Mix)
Azymuth - Jazz Carnival
Lonnie Liston Smith - Expansions
Brass Construction - Movin' (Original Full Length Version)
John Klemmer - Brasilia
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Format: Vinyl, 12"
A - House Of The Rising Sun (14:35)
How about some South African disco from Johannesburg.
Monday, November 10, 2008
Saturday, November 8, 2008
B Philadelphia International All-Stars Let's Clean Up The Ghetto (Vocal) (8:42)
Format: Vinyl, 12", 33 1/2 RPM, Promo
Credits: Arranged By - Dexter Wansel
Producer - Kenneth Gamble And Leon Huff*
Written-By - C. Gilbert* , K. Gamble* , L. Huff*
Notes: Taken from the PIR Lp: "Let's Clean Up The Ghetto" JZ 34659.
Publisher: Mighty Three Music BMI.
Recorded at Sigma Sound Studios, Phila., PA.
Mastered at Frankford/Wayne Recording Labs, Phila., PA.
TSOP "The Sound of Philadelphia" T.M.
Special Disco Version of the PIR single ZS8 3627
1977 CBS Inc.
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Go-go is a subgenre of funk that originated in the Washington, D.C., area during the mid- to late-1970s. A handful of bands contributed to the early evolution of the genre, but singer-guitarist Chuck Brown is credited with having developed most of the hallmarks of the style.
In technical terms, "Go-go's essential beat is characterized by a syncopated, dotted rhythm that consists of a series of quarter and eighth notes (quarter, eighth, quarter, (space/held briefly), quarter, eighth, quarter)… which is underscored most dramatically by the bass drum and snare drum, and the hi-hat… [and] is ornamented by the other percussion instruments, especially by the conga drums, timbale, and hand-held cowbells." A swing rhythm is often implied (if not explicitly stated).
Another important attribute in go-go is call-and-response with the crowd in concert.
Go-go is a musical movement that can largely be traced back to just one person, Chuck Brown.
Brown was a fixture on the Washington music scene with his band the Soul Searchers as far back as 1966. By the mid-1970s he had developed a laid-back, rhythm-heavy style of funk, performed with one song blending into the next (in order to keep people on the dance floor). The beat was based on one used in Grover Washington Jr.'s song '“Mr. Magic,” though Brown has said in interviews that both he and Washington had adapted the beat from a gospel music beat found in black churches.
Another popular local cover band in the early 1970s, Aggression, would use rhythm breaks to keep fans dancing while they prepared for the next song, fixed guitar strings, etc. As Aggression gained popularity, they started holding dance contests during the rhythm breaks, which subsequently grew in length. The audiences began to look forward to these contests and the band's style evolved to where the beat would stop only occasionally during the course of a show.
In 1976, James Funk, a young DJ who spun at clubs in between Soul Searchers sets, was inspired (and encouraged by Brown himself) to start a band—called Rare Essence (originally the Young Dynamos)—that played the same kind of music.
Experience Unlimited (a.k.a. E.U.) was a band more influenced by rock (their name a nod to the Jimi Hendrix Experience), that started out in 1970. After witnessing Rare Essence in the late-1970s, they modified their style to incorporate the go-go beat.
Trouble Funk had its roots in a 1960s Top-40 cover band called Trouble Band. At some point the band changed its name, and, in the late 1970s; after seeing the light at a gig they played with Chuck Brown, they, too, adopted the go-go beat.
Go-go's first national chart action came when Chuck Brown and the Soul Searchers released their "Bustin' Loose" single in late 1978; it reached the #1 spot on Billboard's R&B chart and held it for a month during February and March of 1979 (peaking at #34 on the Pop chart).
The 1980s: Go-Go's Golden Age
The 1980s held a lot of promise for go-go but only came through a few times. Trouble Funk put out a few records on New Jersey-based label Jamtu before signing with one of the more powerful independent hip hop labels, Sugar Hill, where it released a six-track EP called Drop the Bomb in 1982, which included the minor hit "Pump Me Up."
In 1984, Island Records founder Chris Blackwell heard Chuck Brown's "We Need Some Money" on the radio in New York, which ultimately led to him signing some of the brightest stars of the go-go scene. Trouble Funk and E.U. were both signed to Island, while Chuck Brown, Mass Extinction, Yuggie, Redds and the Boys and Hot, Cold, Sweat were signed through a distribution deal between T.T.E.D. and Island subsidiary 4th & B'way. As a result of this deal, Redds and the Boys had a #1 single in the UK with "Movin' and Groovin'."
Along with the recording contracts Blackwell was handing out, he also wanted to make a go-go movie; a D.C.-based version of The Harder They Come, perhaps. The resultant film, Good to Go (or Short Fuse, as it was called on video) was plagued with problems: co-director Don Letts was let go halfway through production, the film became less about the music and more about drugs and violence, and despite the fact that most of the post-production was completed in the fall of 1985, the film was held for release until late-summer 1986. When it did poorly on release, it seemed that go-go had missed its best chance to break into the mainstream.
The Junk Yard Band started out in 1980 as a group of kids (as young as nine) from the Barry Farms projects. Unable to afford instruments for their band, they fashioned drums out of empty buckets and traffic cones, tin cans substituted for timbales, and, in place of a brass section, they used plastic toy horns. Adding real instruments to their gear a little at a time, by 1985 they had joined the ranks of D.C.'s finest; they were scooped up by Def Jam, who released a Rick Rubin-produced single "The Word" in 1986. Not much happened with that record—at first. However, within a year or two of its release, the flipside, "Sardines," had become (and remains to this day) the group's signature song; it even performs it in the 1988Tougher Than Leather. film
E.U. got its big break in 1986 when it was booked to play a party celebrating the release of Spike Lee's debut film, She's Gotta Have It. Lee liked what he heard, and tapped the band to perform a song in his next movie, School Daze. "Da Butt" (written for the film by Marcus Miller) made it all the way to #1 on Billboard's R&B chart (#35 Pop) and scored them a GrammyGladys Knight). Hoping to build on their success, in 1989 they released Livin' Large on Virgin Records. Two singles from the album ("Buck Wild" and "Taste of Your Love") made respectable showings on Billboard's R&B/Hip-Hop singles chart but they failed to repeat the success of "Da Butt." (The album peaked at #22 on the R&B/Hip-Hop chart and #158 on the Top 200.) A second Virgin release, Cold Kickin' It, came out the following year but failed to make much of an impression on the national charts. nomination (they lost out to
Trouble Funk - Get Down With Your Get Down 8:43
Chester Davis, David Rudd, Emmett Nixon, Gerald Reed, James Avery, Mack Carey, Robert Reed, Taylor Reed, Timothy "T-Bone" David, Tony Fisher
Format: Vinyl, 12"
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Freddy The Flying Dutchman And The Sistina Band - Wojtyla Disco Dance
Format: Vinyl, 7"
Notes: Written by Elio Aldrighetti - Stefano Pulga
Arranged by Alberto Radius
(P) 1979 Polygram Dischi S.p.A.
A Wojtyla Disco Dance (Parte Prima) (3:52)
B Wojtyla Disco Dance (Parte Seconda) (4:03)
Bobby Thurston - You Got What It Takes
Format: Vinyl, LP
Genre: Electronic, Funk / Soul
Credits: Backing Vocals - Bobby Thurston , Sass
Backing Vocals, Guitar [Bass] - James Brown (6)
Backing Vocals, Keyboards - Al Johnson
Congas - James Lacy
Drums - Steve Walker (2)
Engineer - Bob Dawson
Guitar [Lead] - Rodney Brown
Guitar [Rhythm] - Theodore "Sugarbear" Jones
Mixed By - François K*
Producer, Mixed By - Rodney Brown , Willie Lester
Synthesizer - Kevin Toni*
A1 You Got What It Takes (9:38)
A2 I Wanna Do It With You (7:02)
B1 Check Out The Groove (7:31)
B2 I Want Your Body (4:38)
B3 Sittin' In The Park (4:15)
Cristina - Cristina
Format: Vinyl, LP
Credits: Arranged By [Arranged, Orchestrated], Conductor - Andy Hernandez
Producer - August Darnell
A1 Jungle Love
A2 Don't Be Greedy
A3 Mama Mia
B1 La Poupée Qui Fait Non
B2 Temporarily Yours
B3 Blame It On Disco
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Defunkt - Defunkt (1980)
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Genre: Funk / Soul, Jazz, Rock
Style: Jazz-Rock, Experimental, Funk
Credits: Backing Vocals - Clarice Taylor (tracks: A2, B4) , Janos Gat (tracks: A4) , Michael Riesman (tracks: A4)
Backing Vocals, Percussion [Additional] - Charles Bobo Shaw (tracks: A1, A2)
Bass - Melvin Gibbs
Drums - Ronnie Burrage
Flute, Saxophone - Byron Bowie
Guitar - Kelvyn Bell , Martin Aubert
Keyboards - Martin Fischer (2)
Producer - Janos Gat
Producer, Arranged By [Horns] - Byron Bowie
Trombone, Vocals - Joseph Bowie
Trumpet - Ted Daniel (tracks: A1, A3, A4, B1, B2)
A1 Make Them Dance (7:57)
A2 Strangling Me With Your Love (4:05)
A3 In The Good Times (4:26)
A4 Blues (3:03)
B1 Defunkt (6:21)
B2 Thermonuclear Sweat (3:43)
B3 Melvin's Tune (2:37)
B4 We All Dance Together (5:40)
Monday, November 3, 2008
Sunday, November 2, 2008
James Bond Disco Theme (Journey Into Fantasy) (3:28)
Format: Vinyl, LP
Genre: Funk / Soul
Credits: Arranged By - Gerry Shury
Arranged By, Backing Vocals, Producer - Biddu
Artwork By - Roslav Szaybo