Lalo Schifrin, Michel Polnareff, and the Salsoul Orchestra, chosen by Steve

14 06 2011

Lalo Schifrin ~ No One Home ~ Tabu records ~ 1979

Argentinian jazz musician, composer, arranger and producer has won four Grammy Awards in his career (from 21 nominations) and dabbled in Disco and Funk for a few years during the mid-late ‘70s, as did so many great musicians. From an album of the same name, this 12” was big on the UK jazz funk scene at the time.

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Michel Polnareff ~ Lipstick ~ Atlantic ~ 1976

The second outing on the show for this veritable disco tour de force that had myself, for one, totally enraptured by its sharp arrangement, funky, funky clavinet driven rhythm track and its fantastic swing. Forget the fact that the soundtrack LP form which it came was totally different. Possibly, the worst few quid I ever spent on a record.

Salsoul Orchestra ~ Chicago Bus Stop (Ooh I Love It) ~ Salsoul ~ 1975

Back to more familiar disco material from one of the bands that almost invented it. Written, produced and arranged by one Vincent Montana Jnr. this has to be one of their funkier outings. It would of course be stripped down in the ‘80s as ‘Ooh I Love It (Love Break)’ and in a slightly different guise as the Montana Sextet’s – Heavy Vibes, so he got his money’s worth out of it.

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