Funky And Haunted

In a couple more years I'm going to have run out of Halloween themed funk records, why did they never release the soundtrack to Bride Of Blackenstein? I would have been good to 2014.

Whodini - The Haunted House Of Rock
Whodini - The Haunted House Of Rock (vocoder version)

Party Themes For 12 Year Olds

Turning 12 years old is something your child looks forward to. It is the period of being in-between. Your child is no longer a child but is also one year shy from becoming a teenager.

Your child will only turn twelve once in his life. Give him a party to celebrate this joyous occasion. It is important that at this age, you ask your child on the kind of party he or she wants. After all, being twelve, the child already had developed his or her own interests. He is old enough to be included in the decision making process of the upcoming party.

Most 12 year old girls would prefer pajama parties or slumber parties for their birthdays. Others will request for a pool party with their classmates and friends. However, there are those who would like to treasure their last day as a child and go for the child-like theme parties.

Disco Balls Overview

Ever wondered where disco balls came from and what it symbolize? Through this article you will get to learn some important details regarding this party accessory which will certainly make your party a hit!

Disco balls had been 1st utilized within the 1920's in nightspots. They symbolize the disco era with the 1970's and 1990's. This eye catching ball displays like in every track, making a distinctive exhibit of beam. The facades of these balls have many hundreds of facades, which have a number of geometrical figures. The disco ball for sale operates greatest if it's balanced on an axis, permitting it to spin. Tale has it that viewing the disco ball for sale was captivating, particularly for those below the influence of medicines.

This sensation produced this amazing ball very well-liked, not the outcome in the beam shimmering from it. This has by no means been verified. It is nevertheless utilized in several boogie nightspots right now. Most disco balls for sale had been reinstated by laser illumination inside the 1980's and with advance illumination methods in the 21st century. 90% of these balls created these days are completed in Louisville, Kentucky.

Organising A Disco Party - Tips And Tricks

Nineteen-seventy disco decorations are becoming well-known again. Disco decorations are a great way to liven up and nightclub or party scene. For those who lived in the nineteen-seventies, disco decorations are a wonderful way to get a nostalgic sense to any social gathering. Disco adornments will have a lot of vivid lights and fast music to go with them. A nightclub might make an amazing night from a disco celebration. Naturally, the nightclub may need a disco ball and other variety of disco items to put people into the mood. There are quite a few locations to buy or lease disco stuff and there is a broad variety of decorations to choose from.

A nightclub is the great place to throw a seventies style party, as you will require a lot of space to make it happen. For individuals who plan to organize such events at their home, you will require to select a big room in your home or on the outdoor patio. Wherever the disco celebration is happening, you will require the space for all the required arrangements and for the people as well. Preparing a that kind of celebration might be exciting, especially when picking the decorations for the occasion. For the nightclubs that are making disco events, you may need to run an ad for the party. In that ad, you have to tell people to gear up with vintage clothes if they have them. All of those details will depend on the owner of the nightclub.

Master Funk

Master Funk Records was an '80s UK dance label founded by electro producer Tony Williams (not to be confused with the American jazz drummer who worked with Miles Davis). This 12" was one of the label's later releases from 1984. Both sides are great, I might actually prefer the B-side which sounds starts off sounding like a Sade instrumental until the deep bass line comes in. For more on Tony Williams check out this interview by Greg Wilson on the excellent Electro Funk Roots website.

Scratch - Keep On Searching For Love
Scratch - Eastern Lady


Here is a surprisingly good track from Bobby Orlando that came out on Prelude Records in 1983. It is a good version of that italo sound that he had for a couple of years before going full on HiNRG. Bobby O has an interesting story and I think we have covered him here a couple of times before. Basically, he was an ultra religious homophobe and in the mid to late 80's, he made the gayest music ever and it was pretty-much only listened to by gay men.

One -Two-Three - Runaway

Secret Weapon

This came out of a dollar bin in Chicago last weekend. I had always heard the weirdly mixed vocal version of Secret Weapon's 'Must Be The Music' of their self titled and only (I think) album, but picked up a 12" with an instrumental mix on the flip when I saw it as the vocal is what always slightly turned me off the original. Result, they replaced the male sung passages with maybe the greatest guitar solo in funk history:

Secret Weapon - Must Be The Music (Instrumental)

Panic at the Disco Songs

Ryan Ross (vocals/guitar) and Spencer Smith (drums) attended the same High School in Las Vegas. With a friend Brent Wilson (bass, ex-member) they started jamming together in the evenings. The informal practice sessions soon morphed the group into a rock band, christened Summer League. After a few gigs, the friends reckoned their band's sound was a bit on the 'thin' side, so a search started for an extra guitar player. Brent met Brendon Urie, inviting him along to audition to play guitar. But when it was realised that Brendon's singing voice was the best of the group, he was persuaded to take over lead vocals. To celebrate their new line-up, a new name was called for. The foursome settled on Panic! at the Disco (the ! was later discarded).

Pete Wentz (see Fall Out Boy Songs) saw PATD performing, and suggested to the band that they approach the Fueled by Ramen label. Pete's instincts proved correct as the record company offered PATD a contract. The band's first album A Fever You Can't Sweat Out came out late in 2005. Their first single - I Write Sins Not Tragedies - was released from the album. The single's video included a mock circus wedding - the circus idea is a constant theme of the band's tours. To raise their image, the band embarked on a protracted US tour, as a support act. By the end of the tour their popularity had increased to such an extent that they became the headline act. A second single from the album, But It's Better If You Do was released early in spring 2006, rising to number 26 in the charts. This single is many people's favorite of all Panic At The Disco songs.

Disco Gives Birth To House Music

Disco music gets a bad rap. People decry the genre as a plastic, soulless, producer-driven music fad that deserves scorn for being empty and unfulfilling. Many music fans were happy to see disco die in 1980, but the truth is that disco never passed on. It spawned a new generation of dance music that branched out and evolved into the global phenomenon known as house music. So how exactly did disco give birth to house music? Here's the story.

So a gay guy and a black dude walk into a warehouse....just kidding! Well, actually that's not too far off. Here's the short version.

Circuit Breaker

Zig Zag appears to be another moniker for then Miami producer and KC & The Sunshine Band member Richard Finch, who producer a few small run electro releases with still active Colorado based r'n'b keyboardist Drusel White way back when. Drusel still plays the Colorado circuit and Rick Finch is fighting a legal rap in Ohio, where he and his wall of platinum records currently reside.

Zig Zag - Circuit Break (Vocal)

Zig Zag - Circuit Breaker (Instrumental)

Gloria Ann Taylor

I hope you don't mind if I change it up and post something a bit different (less electric) than most of the material here. I think this record should appeal to many of our readers as fans of soul and left field disco.

The release date of the elusive Deep Inside You EP on Selector Sound is unknown, but I think tracks were probably remixes of material recorded much earlier, updated for the disco era. "Love Is A Hurting Thing" was also released on a 7" with the instrumental on the flip (listed as "How Can You Say It"), though this shorter version lacks the disco back beat and loose dub mixing style heard on the 12". It was probably the best pull of my record digging career when I found this last weekend at what Black Shag would call a car boot, and I am glad to share it with you all.

Gloria Ann Taylor - Love Is A Hurting Thing

French Boogie

Here are a few french white guy attempts at making boogie cuts circa '82-'85. Thanks to our friend Didier from Paris for the source material.

Flash System - La Fille De La FM
Micky Milan - Quand Tu Danses
Style - Playboy En Detresse
Elegance - Vacances J'oublie Tout
Francois Feldman - Wally Bouile Noire