Friday, February 04, 2005

Get On Up And Do It Again

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It's funky Friday and today's selection is taken from the excellent Soul Jazz Records compilation Mantronix - That's My Beat. It was released in 2002, and is twelve tracks of late '70s and early '80s disco and dance music, compiled by electro pioneer Mantronix. It's essentially his faves of the era, most of them presented in their 12" mixes. You get tunes from Machine, Yello, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Art Of Noise and the Funky 4 Plus 1 and a bunch more, including the fab undeground disco hit Get On Up And Do It Again from disco singer Suzy Q. I don't really know anything about her - googling didn't help, but it's apparent from her Discogs page that she recorded quite a few tunes. This song has one of the chunkiest, funkiest bass lines you'll hear, your usual disco calls to get down and get groovy, some great wacka-wacka guitars, a killer breakdown that builds back up with a sharp rock guitar solo, and some seriously soulful vocals. Everything you need to get your groove on.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

just discovered your blog yesterday. Love your tunes. just get it on!
T.

sbth8115 said...

the unknown 'disco singer'
is carol jiani.