Adult R&B

Here are some slow jamz to cure your case of the mondays. This is the type of serious adults only R&B I like to vibe out to. "So Nice" is an album cut from Leroy Hutson's 1979 Unforgettable, unfortunately the rest of the record doesn't live up to the title. Don Blackman's "Heart's Desire" is a rare groove classic and needs no introduction. Bay Area funk artist Marvin Holmes shows us how it is done with a scorching late-period track from 1986. Don't be afraid of the lost years ('86-'89).


I've been neglecting my duties for some time now and for that I am remorseful. Fortunately, Joel Brüt has picked up the slack sharing his deep Kenny G cuts with the boogie world. But please don't blame him for posting those questionable white guy jazz noodlings, it's simply not his fault. He is a wine maker in Napa Valley, and that's how they roll up there in wine country.

This Sypher track has some 80's saxophone as well but it doesn't blow me out too hard. The lead synth hook is so fucking legit that this could be a Vertical Horizon track and it would still work for me. Fonda Rae's commanding lead vocals don't hurt either.

Sypher - It's Got To Be Right
Sypher - It's Got To Be Right (Dub Version)

Love Fever

I have never heard of a female audiophile. I have never met a girl that lusted after shiny knobs and had to have that preamp with a flowchart emblazoned onto the front to it. Knobs, switches, VU meters, equalizers, quadraphonic, and reverse stereo. I often wonder what a stereo would look that was designed by women. Probably much like my current stereo sadly, I am whipped!

Here is a slammin track that was released on Prelude records in 1981.

Gayle Adams - Love Fever (Instrumental)

Disco Halloween Costumes

Whether you lived through the groovy 70s or simply want a fun costume, there's something for you this Halloween. If you'd rather go back to the 50s or the start of the flower power movement, we've still got you covered. You'll definitely have a night to remember!

There are plenty of women's go go girl costumes. The Go Go Girl Adult Costume comes with a short sleeveless dress. The print: dozens of multicolored flowers. It includes a white hat and matching boot covers. Add peace sign earring for the finishing touch. A completely different Go Go Girl Adult Costume comes with a black and white dress, with a matching hat and belt. It is still on the short side, but a little bit looser. It looks great with the Mod Black and White Hoop Earrings and the Gogo Adult Boots. For something really different try the Twister Sexy Deluxe Adult Costume.

If you'd rather cover your legs and wear bellbottoms, we've got great options for you. The skin-tight Funky Dancin' Fox Adult costume comes with a purple, blue and gold metallic jumpsuit. It looks great with Gold Glitter Earrings and the Discorama Mama Blonde Wig Adult. The Flower Power Adult Hippie Costume is equally cute, but a bit less revealing. This pink costume comes with bellbottoms and a baby-doll shirt. It's sure to look great on anyone. The Feelin' Groovy Female Accessory Pack is a great add-on too. It comes with shades, pink peace sign earrings and a matching necklace.

Disco Costumes - Funky Fresh Man!

Disco costumes are a fun way to bring in Halloween. They are totally funky fresh and will liven up any party. Some of the disco styles are still being incorporated into our fashion today. Bell bottoms have made their way back into our everyday fashion and plaid pants are slowly easing their way in. Disco costumes replicate some of the same stunning ensembles in the unforgettable movie Saturday Night Fever. These costumes can add totally narly flair to the dullest parties and places. Disco costumes are favored and adored by everyone of all ages.

70's costumes for women are totally tubular. Choose from bold, colorful print mod dresses to one piece jumpsuits with wide bell bottoms. Mod dresses are flirtatious and sexy with wild retro prints, drawing all the necessary attention in your direction. Have fun on the dance floor and shake your groove thing baby! Turn up the fun with some Marci and Carol Brady costumes. Once you go disco you there is no going back.

Alright men, bring out the strobe lights and dance the night away under the disco ball. With a mens disco costume, you're bound to be the eye candy. Put on a pair of bell bottoms and a shimmering shirt that everyone will be talking about for years to come. Strut your stuff and show off your good looks in a leisure suit. Leisure suits are bright and colorful accented by retro print shirts. Leisure suits were very popular in the disco days. Mens 70's costumes are fun and entertaining for everyone. They bring smiles, joy, and laughter to all those near.

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.

ABBA - The Golden Era of Disco

It is hard to place a single defining point to the origin of Disco, but the first disco style club was opened by New York city DJ David Mancuso in his house called The Loft in 1970. This was a private member-only dance club and proved to be forerunner to disco style clubs. The first disco songs were released in 1973; however there are claims that Manu Dibango's 1972 Soul Makossa was the first disco album being recorded. Disco was first written about in September of 1974 in the Rolling Stone Magazine by Vince Aletti and the first disco radio show was hosted on New York City's WPIX-FM in 1974.

The disco sounds have soaring, reverberating vocals over a steady beat and is known to be influenced by funk, soul music and Latin or Hispanic salsa influences. A lush background sound is lent by strings, electric guitars, horns and electric pianos made both singers and music producers equally famous and pivotal to the entire disco theme. Some of the most famous disco groups from the 70s are the Bee Gees, Diana Ross, The Jacksons and the ABBAs.

The history of one of the most famous groups began in 1966 when Bjorn Ulvaeus met Benny Andersson. Though they came from different music genres, they became great partners in composing songs. Bjorn was a member of the Hootenanny singers and their records were on the Polar Music record label owned by Stig Anderson. Stig went on to become ABBAs manager and contributed lyrics in the first few years as well. In the spring of 1969, Bjorn and Benny met the two women who became their fiancés and the other half of ABBA. Agnetha Faltskog and Anni-Frid Lyngstad both had their own solo recording careers before they became a part of ABBA. Agnetha and Bjorn married in 1971 while Benny and Frida waited till 1978 to tie the knot.


Kwick was a Memphis based group who released three LPs in the early eighties. The group has a great sound with perfect claps and catchy synth hooks. Their first LP is the easiest to find and has a slightly more disco tinged sound. Their second album To The Point features the killer track "You're The Kind Of Girl I Like" in more of a boogie mode. I finally found a nice (se`led) copy of the record and took the opportunity to rip the two best jams during the squeaky clean first play.

Kwick - You're The Kind Of Girl I Like

Kwick - Nightlife

Caught Your Fever

I was speaking with some head recently and they brought up the locally sought after bay area 45 Disco Train by Brafa in conversation, which reminded me that there was an even harder to find Brafa 12" out there that someone (thank you whoever you were) a long time ago had ripped for me during my failed efforts to track down James 'Brafa' Bradford. Its called 'Caught Your Fever' and was put out on the same Lovebone Records label as the 45 single. It has a more straight ahead disco funk feel, but is equally indie and dusted. I hadn't seen this around anywhere else, so here it is:

Brafa - Caught Your Fever