Monday, January 11, 2010

Week 33: Post-Disco, Pre-House

A couple of weeks ago, I posted a tape of NY Garage (prompted by Birgitte from Norway). I went on about how that music bridged the gap between disco and house, and really paved the way for all this new-fangled 21st century electronic dance music to exist.
Meanwhile, however, there was a lot of other, more mainstream R&B that was doing essentially the same thing—just in the pop sphere. Here is a tape of precisely that—more 1980s R&B cuts that rose up from the ashes of disco to pave the way for house (and everything that followed).

Chrissy's Year of Mixtapes Week 33: Post-Disco, Pre-House.
  1. Jocelyn Brown; I Wish You Would (Vinyl Dreams Records, 1984)
  2. Gwen Guthrie; Ain't Nothin' Goin' On But The Rent (Chrissy Re-Edit) (Polydor, 1986)
  3. Patrice Rushen; Forget Me Nots (Elektra, 1982)
  4. George Benson; Give Me The Night (Warner Bros. Records, 1980)
  5. Sylvester; Tell Me (Remix) (Megatone Records, 1983)
  6. Luther Vandross; Never Too Much (Epic, 1981)
  7. Cashmere; Do It Anyway You Wanna (Philly World Records, 1983)
  8. Evelyn King; Love Come Down (RCA, 1982)
  9. Kool & The Gang; Get Down On It (De-Lite Records, 1981)
  10. Teena Marie; Behind The Groove (Motown, 1980)
  11. Raw Silk; Do It To The Music (West End Records, 1982)
  12. Splash; When We Touch (The Hive, 1982)
  13. Unique; What I Got Is What You Need (Chrissy Re-Edit) (Prelude Records, 1983)
  14. Young & Company; I Like (What You're Doing To Me) (Brunswick, 1980)
  15. The S.O.S. Band; Take Your Time (Do It Right) (Tabu Records, 1980)
  16. Aretha Franklin; Get It Right (Arista, 1983)
  17. Tramaine; Fall Down (Spirit Of Love) (A&M Records, 1985)
  18. Zena Dejonay; I've Got To Find A Way (TVI Records, 1983)
  19. D Train; You're The One For Me (Prelude Records, 1981)
  20. GQ; Someday (In Your Life) (Arista, 1980)
  21. The Emotions; Turn It Out (American Recording Company, 1981)
NEXT WEEK: Booty Bass.


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  2. Birgitte from NorwayJanuary 20, 2010 at 2:50 PM

    Gosh, I have been away for a while, and here I find no less than two mixes of my favorite time and place in soulful dance music! Thanks!

  3. Just want to thank you for such an awesome blog. I just discovered your blog as I was doing a random searh and I'm floored by your deep knowledge on many of these genres and for digging up artistic movements that have often gone often undetected. While not an active dj anymore I'm a lister who's doing a similar project (the rym ultimate box set) in that we are trying to assemble our own compilations for the best of every significant music genre (its hard to call them mixtapes when you are so clearly mixing all of yours and we often are not). Anyway if you have time to check it out we're at (my own profile) and I got you linked now at my blog as well. Keep up the great work and I can't wait to listen to your great tapes.

  4. Splash; When We Touch (The Hive, 1982)

    that be some rare shit right there bro... nice one!

  5. YES. I just have the disconet 12"...still seeking the original 12" :/

  6. I am again humbled by your knowledge of the niches and evolution of various genres.



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    Week 33: Post-Disco, Pre-House