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The Groove
Saturday October 8th, 2016 with Elorious Cain
That gnawing preoccupation...

Someone close kept having that gnawing preoccupation with the plight of a million or so Syrian people suddenly struggling with no power or running water along with regular bombings. More refugees roam around the world searching for hope than there were following the last world war. If this crowded little planet was a cesspool of human suffering and despair before; then even with all our technology, communication and information access, it seems to be getting worse! We offer a collection of standard Disco songs from the 1970's and 1980's about various places around the world. Except for the Murray Head hit from 1984, they were part of the personal soundtracks of young and somewhat idealistic people who enjoyed the music's multicultural optimism, quietly hoping comparable young people everywhere else were enjoying good safe lives also. The MURRAY HEAD song "ONE NIGHT IN BANGKOK" is a brilliant look at the seedier side of the Thai capital: one of the world's major hot spots of the international sex trade. The human garbage that traffic people and force women and children into prostitution are a horrible plague spreading all over the world.
We begin with the peaceful walkways in "LE JARDIN DU LUXEMBOURG" in Paris. JOE DASSIN'S epic is presented in it's entirety:
LE JARDIN DU LUXEMBOURG
JOE DASSIN - LE JARDIN DU LUXEMBOURG (LP) - EPIC
BAHIA
EL COCO - BRAZIL (LP) - AVI
COPACABANA
BARRY MANILOW - youtube
NATIVE NEW YORKER (DISCO VERSION)
ODYSSEY - 12" - RCA
BRAZIL
EL COCO - BRAZIL (LP) - AVI
SAN FRANSISCO (YOU'VE GOT ME)
VILLAGE PEOPLE - VILLAGE PEOPLE (LP) - CASABLANCA
IN HOLLYWOOD (EVERYBODY IS A STAR)
VILLAGE PEOPLE - VILLAGE PEOPLE (LP) - CASABLANCA
BARCELONA
AMERICAN EAGLES - KOKKA (LP) - CARRERE
FIRE ISLAND
VILLAGE PEOPLE - VILLAGE PEOPLE (LP) - CASABLANCA
MAX BERLINS' WORLDWIDE PARTLY was a wildly popular concept album that was celebrated as "a continuous party roaming around the world". Many disco purists panned it although. We offer the complete album:
FRENCH GIMMICK
MAX BERLINS - WORLDWIDE PARTY (LP) - MELODI'S
LE GREEK
MAX BERLINS - WORLDWIDE PARTY (LP) - MELODI'S
GERMAN STOMP
MAX BERLINS - WORLDWIDE PARTY (LP) - MELODI'S
BELLY DANCE
MAX BERLINS - WORLDWIDE PARTY (LP) - MELODI'S
FLAMENCO GROOVE
MAX BERLINS - WORLDWIDE PARTY (LP) - MELODI'S
MUSIC IS A LANGUAGE
MAX BERLINS - WORLDWIDE PARTY (LP) - MELODI'S
BOOGIE IN THE BUSH
MAX BERLINS - WORLDWIDE PARTY (LP) - MELODI'S
LET'S REGGAE
MAX BERLINS - WORLDWIDE PARTY (LP) - MELODI'S
YA, YA, YA
MAX BERLINS - WORLDWIDE PARTY (LP) - MELODI'S
I LOVE DANCIN'
MAX BERLINS - WORLDWIDE PARTY (LP) - MELODI'S
ALL OVER THE USA
MAX BERLINS - WORLDWIDE PARTY (LP) - MELODI'S
Some of the other Eurodisco acts that offered songs about different places include VOYAGE from France, and LA BIONDA, AZOTO and TANTRA from Italy:
TAHITI, TAHITI...
VOYAGE - FLY AWAY (LP) - RCA
SAN SALVADOR
AZOTO - DISCO FIZZ (LP) - VEDETTE
SANDSTORM
LA BIONDA - LA BIONDA (LP) - BABY
HILLS OF KATMANDU
TANTRA - HILLS OF KATMANDU (LP) - PHILIPS
BRAZIL
THE RITCHIE FAMILY - youtube
NIGHTS OVER EGYPT
THE JONES GIRLS - 12" - PHILADELPHIA INTERNATIONAL
ONE NIGHT IN BANGKOK
MURRAY HEAD - 12" - CHESS
Interactive CKCU
Professor Mike
Awesome playlist and in for the musical ride for an early Saturday Afternoon

1:02 PM, October 8th, 2016
Crossnet
Can't believe you're playing this Joe Dassin classic!~ I salute you.

1:09 PM, October 8th, 2016
Professor Mike
I too also have the full version on original vinyl

1:13 PM, October 8th, 2016
Elorious Cain (host)
It is one of the true greats Mike!

1:25 PM, October 8th, 2016
Nr.
greeattt shoowww!!!

1:36 PM, October 8th, 2016
Nr.
greeattt shoowww!!!

1:36 PM, October 8th, 2016
Elorious Cain (host)
Thx Nr.

1:40 PM, October 8th, 2016
Veronica
You bring back to my happy days au natural in old Yugoslavia, Remembering a party on a nudist beach with the dj playing worldwide party. We had diferent hats for diferent lands. I can't forget that can I?

1:49 PM, October 8th, 2016
Elorious Cain (host)
Happy the music is bringing memories back.

1:52 PM, October 8th, 2016
Ryan
Elorious, This Max Berlins record is dreadful.

1:59 PM, October 8th, 2016
Elorious Cain (host)
And Ryan - it was, at the time, his most successful effort.

2:00 PM, October 8th, 2016
Veronica
Hey Ryan, It was really fun to dance to!

2:08 PM, October 8th, 2016
DragonT.
Iwould call to ask but I'm just outside of TO . Want you to play Ritchie Family "Brazil" if you could fit it in. I think it would fit in to the theme.

2:30 PM, October 8th, 2016
Elorious Cain (host)
DragpnT - I had actually thought of playing although I had already planned to play the EL COCO version. If I have time I'll do it.

2:33 PM, October 8th, 2016
Elorious Cain (host)
Correction - that's DragonT. sorry

2:47 PM, October 8th, 2016
Neville
Forgot how great that Tantra track was. Another fun show.

7:11 PM, October 8th, 2016
Charlicus
Great selection of songs. I have been trying to identify that Joe Dassin song Les Jardins du Luxembourg for several years. Thank you for playing it!

6:35 PM, October 11th, 2016
Elorious Cain (host)
Thank you Charlicus! Did you know that Joe Dassin was actually American? All the same, he was massive in France.

4:15 PM, October 13th, 2016