Four fliers from Paul

25 09 2011

My first mix for Show 100 were these four, floor-filling, fliers…

The Real Thing ~ Can You Feel The Force on Pye Records uk no. 5 in 1979
This was a big crossover disco pop hit – at the time I was working as the singles-buyer at the Virgin store in Southampton and I remember freaking the branch manager out by ordering 200 copies of the 12” – we had to reorder before the week was out!

Harry Thumann ~ Underwater UK No 41 in 1981 on Decca
Harry Thumann was a German electronic composer, who designed and built ground breaking synthesizers and studio equipment from the early 60’s onwards. Sadly, he died in 2001 in relative obscurity, but will forever remain an interesting footnote in the annals of electronic music production history for Underwater and the Album it was taken from, his extraordinary technical achievements in synthesizer design and his inspirational work on early electronic sequencers. Underwater was taken from his first album American Express and was originally released in 1979 – it charted here in 1981 reaching No. 41.

The Isley Brothers ~ It’s A Disco Night (Rock Don’t Stop) uk no. 14 in 1979
“It’s a Disco Night (Rock Don’t Stop)” only charted briefly on the Billboard Hot 100 peaking at number 90, but reached number 14 on the UK Singles chart.

Curtis Mayfield ~ Move On Up on Buddah Records uk no. 12 in 1971
This is a 3 minute masterpiece – Curtis Lee Mayfield (June 3, 1942 – December 26, 1999)
“Move on Up” is from his 1970 debut album Curtis In 1971, the song spent ten weeks in the UK Chart reaching No. 12

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