Monday, May 24, 2010

Week 52: Boogie

This is the LAST WEEK, and frankly I'm kind of shocked I actually managed to do this project. It was a lot of work, and it was really fun, but a part of me is relieved it's over so I can actually get to work on other music projects. Either way, I am gonna keep this blog active, posting every week or two with mini-mixes from me, guest mixes from others, and the occasional full-length mixtape from myself. (For all the people who requested specific mixtapes that I never got around to, there's still time!) So keep your eyes peeled guys...

Anyway, this week's subject is Boogie, which is really kind of a vague term (and used more in the UK than the US), but is really the best description for this kind of music: funky, late-1970s disco that draws as much from jazz traditions as it does from R&B, and has the kind of slippery, walking basslines that make you think of the roller rink. I really love this stuff, and figured I'd cover it in this last tape.

Oh, and I purposefully left off "Boogie Wonderland" by Earth, Wind, & Fire and "Boogie Oogie Oogie" by A Taste of Honey because I'm really bored with them.

  1. Pleasure; Joyous (Fantasy, 1977)
  2. The Blackbyrds; Thankful 'Bout Yourself (Fantasy, 1975)
  3. The Jimmy Castor Bunch; Space Age (Atlantic, 1975)
  4. Heatwave; Boogie Nights (Epic, 1976)
  5. Earth, Wind, & Fire; Let Your Feelings Show (CBS, 1979)
  6. Edwin Birdsong; Cola Bottle Baby (Philadelphia International, 1979)
  7. Direct Current; Everybody Here Must Party (TEC Records, 1979)
  8. Bohannon; Let's Start The Dance (Mercury, 1978)
  9. Tasha Thomas; Shoot Me With Your Love (Atlantic, 1978)
  10. Jermaine Jackson; Burnin' Hot (Motown, 1980)
  11. Tamiko Jones; Can't Live Without Your Love (Polydor, 1979)
  12. Shadow; I Need Love (Elektra, 1979)
  13. Rufus & Chaka Khan; Do You Love What You Feel (MCA, 1979)
  14. Gary Toms; Turn It Out (Tear This Building Down) (MCA, 1977)
  15. T-Connection; Do What You Wanna Do (T.K. Disco, 1977)
  16. The Gap Band; Baby Baba Boogie (Mercury, 1979)
  17. GQ; Disco Nights (Rock-Freak) (Arista, 1979)
  18. Jackie Moore; This Time Baby (Columbia, 1979)
  19. Fay Hauser; Reachin' Out For Happiness (Jonathan Fearing Remix) (SMI, 1976)
  20. The Real Thing; Can You Feel The Force? (John Luongo Mix) (Epic, 1978)
  21. Crown Heights Affair; Galaxy of Love (De-Lite, 1978)
  22. Brass Construction; Sambo (Progression) (United Artists, 1976)
  23. 2 Tons O' Fun; Do You Wanna Boogie, Hunh? (Fantasy / Honey, 1980)
  24. Brainstorm; Hot For You (Tabu Records, 1979)


  1. Congratulations on making it through the year. I'm really pleased that you are keeping it going in some way as discussed on the FB comments a couple weeks ago, I wasn't sure of the outcome as I'd deleted my profile there.

    Great work, have a beer on me :]

  2. Thanks for so many good mixes!!!!!!

  3. well played! i've enjoyed every one of your mixes, and am stoked that it will continue in one form or another.....seriously, these mixes got me through this last semester of school! come back home to kc sometime boyo!

  4. Thanks for sharing. You know your music history and now we do too.

  5. thanks for all the mixes and fingers crossed we see more in the future

  6. Another sweet mix :)

    Hey Mr Murderbot, what do you think of The Cage & Nona Hendryx's version of T-Connection's "Do What You Wanna Do"? Judging your tastes on your previous mixtapes, I recommend tracking it down if you don't have a copy, it's an awesome slice of funkified hi-nrg electro-disco new wave.

    Thanks for a great year of mixes, hoping for more :)

  7. Good work on the series, Homicide-Drawers. You're a gentleman and a scholar. My personal faves were the Ragga Jungle and NY Garage.

  8. Thanks for your dedication on this! Somehow I only found this blog a couple of months ago (I loved your new beat mixes on Mashit when those happened, now those pale in comparison :) I've happily filled up my hard drive.

  9. Thanks, epic mixes each week

  10. wow. here i am searching the web for a footwurk mixtape (thanks to having been exposed to the concept thru planet ยต signing dj nate), and where do i end up? mr. murderbot & his juke mix.
    and apparently just in time to realize i missed a fascinating project ;)
    catch up time.
    also: you got tracks enough for a footwurk mixtape?
    i can't seem to find a single one.

  11. Well done, and thanks for all the great mixes.

    Sad bastard that I am, I've made cue files for all the jungle and hardcore ones (since I like to have mixes cut into individual tracks), which i can email to you if you want to put them on the site?

  12. Thanks, now I know from where Daft Punk and Mr. Oizo have taken their samples :)

  13. Great work. Thankyou!

  14. Thanks for all your work on these - definately appreciated.

  15. Congratulations on sticking it out and making it through! This is a nice piece of work...nice history lessons and of course lots of great music. Hope you feel like this project was successful!

  16. hey,
    found your site 2 weeks ago.
    amazing that you could keep up the 1 week rhythm & thanks for so many new and inspiring mixes!

  17. Yo Chrissy!

    Thanks so much for the last year of mixtapes! You did it!!! Every one on time, too. Amaze-balls. Congrats!

    Going to celebrate by going and buying some albums of yours tonight.

    Take Care,


  18. This whole project was a banging idea! I've listened to loads of these and they're all great but special thanks for the tin pan tape! Some of them are hard to find.

    Anyway i've enjoyed you're mixing and commentary. Good luck with whatever you do next

  19. Awesome! Did you happen to bpm match the first and last tracks, week to week? Maybe you could make the single largest continuous mixtape in the universe now.

  20. Amazing year and mixes. And I'm keeping your feed backed up in case updates come :) Thank you.

  21. Mate - EPIC, EPIC, EPIC. I've been dipping in and out of your blog over the last six months or so and now you've reached the end I'm going to go back over the whole lot.

    Must be a great personal achievement! Wicked stuff :)

  22. Just to let you know that 6 month after, I'm still listening to that mix, my favorite of the year, I think.

    Thanks a lot !