Options The Evan "Funk" Davies Show: Playlist from September 1, 2006 Options

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Every show starts with a cut from the ‘70s: Rediscovering the forgotten rockers, revisiting the once-hated disco beats, replaying the power-pop favorites. Next: copious amounts of new releases and occasional live bands. Also: I’m the biggest Nick Gilder fan on WFMU.

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Options September 1, 2006: fill-in for Monica: End of summer disco dance party!

One day when I was in high school I went out and had a special t-shirt made at a custom t-shirt store in Harvard Square. I picked out a gold color shirt, but instead of a decal I had them put on those blocky black heat transfer letters spelling out "DISCO SUCKS." (My Mom wouldn't let me wear it. Not that she was a big disco fan, but she thought the word "sucks" was inappropriate.)

A couple of years later I was living in New York City, and in the summers I found myself tuning in regularly to WBLS, the premier disco/dance radio station in the city if not the country. This was particularly a summer phenomenon for me... the music was fun and carefree, and something about the warm weather and being out of school, along with the smooth patter of DJs like Ken "Spider" Webb, Ricky Ricardo and of course the Chief Rocker, Frankie Crocker, made it sound even better.

I've been itching for a chance to spin all the records I bought back then (as well as records I picked up during my brief stint as a 12" buyer at a Queens wholesaler a couple of years later), and what better forum than a fill-in for WFMU's own disco diva, Monica. If you're a regular listener to Monica's show -- and why wouldn't you be?! -- you're well aware that there is much more to her show than disco music. But you also know she has a passion for that music and that era, and I'm thrilled to have the chance to fill in for her today as I present my End Of Summer Disco Dance Party! I hope you enjoy my pale imitation (in more ways than one) of 1980s NYC summertime radio... it's been a little cool this week, though (not that I'm complaining!), so you might want to turn the oven on and run the hot water in the shower for the full steamy summer effect.


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Artist Track Album Label Year Approx. start time
parliament  tear the roof off the sucker   Options 7"  casablanca  1976  0:00:00 ()
positive force  we got the funk   Options va-history of the house sound of chicago vol 1      0:03:14 ()
brothers johnson  get the funk out ma face   Options 7"  a&m  1976  0:09:04 ()
patrick cowley & sylvester  do you wanna funk with me   Options       0:13:36 ()
 
evasions  wikka rap   Options 12"  sam  1981  0:23:21 ()
bb & q band  on the beat   Options       0:30:16 ()
raydio  is this a love thing   Options 7"  arista  1978  0:34:35 ()
west street mob  break dance-electric boogie   Options va-the sugarhill records story  rhino    0:38:19 ()
 
thelma houston  don't leave me this way   Options 7"  tamla  1977  0:45:27 ()
break machine  street dance   Options 7"  sire    0:49:33 ()
rockers revenge  walking on sunshine   Options       0:52:37 ()
nyc peech boys  don't make me wait   Options s/t  island  1983  0:59:27 ()
 
isley brothers  livin' in the life   Options 7"  t-neck  1977  1:09:39 ()
"love bug" starski  you've gotta believe   Options 7"  fever  1983  1:14:45 ()
doug e fresh  the show   Options       1:17:39 ()
the quick  rhythm of the jungle   Options       1:24:05 ()
 
frankie smith  double dutch bus   Options       1:33:25 ()
kc + the sunshine band  get down tonight   Options s/t  tk  1975  1:36:50 ()
dr. john  jet set   Options 12"  streetwise  1984  1:41:45 ()
roxy music  angel eyes (disco version)   Options 7"  atco  1979  1:48:21 ()
 
divine sounds  what people do for money   Options 12"  specific  1984  1:56:41 ()
cj & company  devil's gun   Options 7"  westbound  1977  1:59:32 ()
video  somebody   Options 12"  fly  1983  2:06:30 ()
sos band  just be good to me   Options 7"  tabu  1983  2:12:41 ()
 
eruption  i can't stand the rain   Options 7"  ariola  1978  2:23:20 ()
shannon  let the music play   Options let the music play  mirage  1984  2:26:14 ()
rhythm heritage  theme from s.w.a.t.   Options 7"  abc  1975  2:29:37 ()
con funk shun  ffun   Options 7"  mercury  1977  2:33:34 ()
 
amii stewart  knock on wood   Options 12"  ariola  1978  2:38:31 ()
julia & co  breakin' down (sugar samba)   Options 12"  district of columbia  1984  2:42:20 ()
stephanie mills  pilot error   Options 7"  casablanca  1983  2:45:32 ()
boney m  ma baker   Options 7"  atlantic  1977  2:49:51 ()
 
trammps  that's where the happy people go   Options       2:55:50 ()

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