Tag: 1983

tunesday | toney lee – love so deep

Februar 24th, 2015 — 6:22pm

tunesday - toney lee - love so deep

new york born singer, song writer and music producer toney lee is best known for his 1982 debut single „reach up“, which reached #8 on the us billboard dance music chart. one year later, he released his second single „love so deep“ also on radar records, which was unfortunately not as successful as „reach up“.

written by arnie roman and norman dolph, „love so deep“ was produced by eric matthew, who is best known for his work for gary´s gang, sharon redd, sinnamon amongst others. like his debut, it is again the instrumental mix that makes the record stand out.

another hidden – but not forgotten – timeless treasure.

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tunesday | electric mind – can we go

Februar 10th, 2015 — 6:11pm

tunesday - electric mind - can we go

between the end of the seventies and the beginning of the eighties italy became the link between american disco-funk and european disco. michele violante worked with some of the well known acts at that time like ago or tom hooker. in 1982 he formed the short lived project „electric mind“ with luciana cirrillo, where he was the producer. Continue reading »

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tunesday | marcos valle – estrelar

März 11th, 2014 — 6:21pm

brazilian singer, instrumentalist, songwriter and record producer marcos valle had grown tired of the strictures of living and working under brazil´s military dictatorship in the mid 1970s. he therefore decided to go to the u.s., where he spent the rest of the decade. settling in los angeles he worked with artists like sarah vaughan, chicago and r&b singer and songwriter leon ware. Continue reading »

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tunesday | kaiya – he´s scandalous

November 5th, 2013 — 5:51pm

born audrey matthews, kaiya is the daughter of johnnie mae matthews, the godmother of detroit soul, who found her own recording company, northern recording company, in the late 50´s where quite a few future motown stars started their recording career. Continue reading »

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tunesday | d train – keep giving me love

August 20th, 2013 — 6:02pm

the brooklyn r´n´b group d-train was founded in the early eighties by vocalist james williams and keyboardist and producer hubert eaves III. after they met while attending high school. named after williams nickname – earned from his prowess on the football field – the duo got signed by prelude records. Continue reading »

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tunesday | endgames – ecstasy

Februar 12th, 2013 — 5:43pm

scottish new wavers endgames might have never thought of becoming a part of new york´s vibrant eighties hip hop scence, but the voracious appetite for funky grooves, no matter the complexion, reached over atlantic. Continue reading »

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tunesday | visual – somehow, someway

Januar 8th, 2013 — 7:13pm

when four new yorkers started a studio project called “visual” in the early eighties they couldn´t devine that they were instrumental in starting garage house music. Continue reading »

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tunesday | billy jackson & the citizen band – have a happy, happy, happy christmas

Dezember 25th, 2012 — 6:45pm

billy jackson´s musical career began in the 1960s and he made himself a name in the soul and disco genre as a producer and songwriter. while he only released one album in 1976 with the citizen band on rca victor, they made a return in 1983 with this obscure rap joint on the famous partytime records. Continue reading »

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midnight star live 1983

Dezember 22nd, 2012 — 7:11pm

midnight star live in los angeles 1983. Continue reading »

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new york clubbing 1983

Dezember 7th, 2012 — 7:14pm

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