The third part, very LONGO SOUND as you like it, listen and download it for free on http://soundcloud.com/groups/the-longo-sound
Here is the tracklist:
01. Gwen Guthrie - Peanut Butter (Larry Levan Mix) • 1983 02. Change - Angel In My Pocket • 1980 03. Brenda Gooch - You And I Together • 1980 04. Logg - Dancing Into The Stars (John Morales Instrumental) • 2011 05. Aurra - Baby Love (Shep Pettibone Instrumental Mastermix) • 1983 06. Leroy Burgess - Heartbreaker • 1983 07. Sharon Redd - Can You Handle It (Francois K Mix) • 1981 08. Lenny Williams - You Got Me Runnin’ (Danny Krivit Edit) • 2003 09. Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five - Super Rappin’ No. 2 • 1980 10. Maxine Singleton - Don’t You Love It (Instrumental) • 1982 11. Mike And Brenda Sutton - Don’t Let Go Of Me • 1982 12. Evelyn Thomas - Heartless • 1984 13. Stevie Wonder - My Eyes Don’t Cry • 1987
Luther Vandross - Sugar & Spice (I found me a girl)
(EPIC, US 1981)
You know how much we love the sugar. Personally speaking Luther is my all time favorite. This track is in the “never too much” album: you’ll agree that when it comes to spread joy, sweetness and big city love flavor luther is absolutely unrivaled, no questions.
I’d like to introduce you a not-so-easy-to-find production i picked up after many research. This track comes from the french popular songs archive, composed during the Boogie influenced years. Mimi Lorca “Le Cheval Fou”, from her unique homonymous album, is like a jewel in the ocean, something i could define like an hybrid, a mix between the chanson francaise, the criminal movie soundtrack and the disco-funk floorfiller. The arrangements sounds quite unusual, with pauses and reprises perfectly combined together, using some particular sonorities we could find only after many years in the dance music history (the synthesizer during the vocal is just out of head!).
In the end the voice leave place to an amazing funk jammin’ session wich, “comme un cheval fou”, seems uncontrollable. The lyric sense (a woman like a crazy horse) makes all the stuff so sexy and trumpet parts twist you up and down the beat, again and again. All served with a fat disco bassline and some funky guitars rolling pan for all the time.
I felt in love with this track and hope you’ll enjoy it.
This is one hell of a uplifting soulful Boogie joint! How can anyone not dance to this classic? His voice, the groove, the sparkling production (the same of Earth, Wind & Fire, A Taste Of Honey and The Temptations)! Just love it!
The album “Continuation” was Philip Bailey’s first solo album that was released on 1983, right afetr the super group Earth, Wind & Fire.
This album and also this song were produced by George Duke for George Duke Enterprises, and it features musical contributors from Nathan East on bass, James Gadson & Ricky Lawson on drums, Paulinho da Costa on percussion, George Duke on keyboards, plus horn arrangements by Jerry Hey & the Seawind horn section.
GWEN GUTHRIE - SEVENTH HEAVEN (US REMIX BY LARRY LEVAN)
(4TH & BROADWAY, UK, 1982)
This tune is one of the HOTTEST ever, i mean, pure sex fellows!
Now, here on Longo, we have two missed stars from the world of music, Gwen Guthrie and Larry Levan.
That lush reverb, that thundery bass played as if something is going to happen. This is definitely Garage House, but there is also a bit of Boogie/Disco in it, that’s what i like about this hybrid track.
BOBBI HUMPHREY - BABY DON’T YOU KNOW (VOCAL VERSION)
(UNO MELODIC RECORDS, US, 1982)
Professional flutist, Barbara, recorded on Blue Note Records, Epic Records, CBS Records, Malaco Records, and Paradise Sounds Records. Formed Bobbi Humphrey Music Company, 1977 (publishing), Innovative Artist Management, 1977 (business), Paradise Sounds Records, 1994 (record label).
This track was a Roy Ayers production, so, enjoy it (that’s for sure!).
ROCKERS REVENGE FEAT. DONNIE CALVIN - ROCKIN’ ON SUNSHINE
(STREETWISE RECORDS, US, 1982)
This is the best Instrumental version of Rockers Revenge’s “Walking On Sunshine”.
Everybody knows that the originally “Walking On Sunshine” was written by Eddy Grant, but these kind of versions by Rockers Revenge were mixed by mr. Arthur Baker and mr. "Jellybean" Benitez in the early 80s, that’s why are more House.