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Every show starts with the ’70s! We’ll rediscover forgotten rockers, revisit unfairly maligned disco beats and replay power-pop favorites. Next: plenty of new releases, occasional live bands and more. Don’t let the nickname confuse you.

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Options August 29, 2018: The 10th Annual Evan "Funk" Davies Show Summertime Disco/Dance Party!

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Summertime always reminds me of listening to Ken "Spider" Webb and Ricky Ricardo and, of course the Chief Rocker Frankie Crocker on WBLS. Although, I was reminded by old friend and regular EFD D/DP listener Weems that this summer marks the 40th anniversary of Disco 92 WKTU hitting the New York City airwaves. So while I was always more of a 'BLS guy I'll see if I can summon the spirits of Paco, Rosko, and Carlos DeJesus as well.

In any case, when summer rolls around I start itching to play my favorite records from that era (give or take a few years) -- favorites I loved back then, and new favorites that I never heard back in the day.

In that spirit, I'm excited to bring you the 10th (!!) annual Evan "Funk" Davies Show Disco and/or Dance Party! It's three hours of classic dance and disco jams from the '70s and early '80s, plus some lost shoulda-been-hits that just might become your new faves. Hook up the disco ball, pull the rug back, and tell the downstairs neighbors to go out to the movies (or just invite them up!) and get ready to get up and boogie. That's right!


Disco/dance disclaimer! I'm keeping the lines blurry and using "disco" and "dance" as catch-all terms for my own take on fun dance music from the mid-70s to the early '80s, expanding the boundaries (and sound) of the traditional disco era. Don't @ me!

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Artist Track Album Label Year Approx. start time
archie bell & the drells  let's groove (part 1)   Options 7"  tsop  1975  0:00:00 ()
sidney barnes  get on up and dance to the boogie (or the boogie man will get cha)   Options 12"  parachute  1978  0:02:43 ()
ecstasy, passion & pain  touch and go   Options 7"  carnaby  1976  0:07:47 ()
midnight rhythm  workin' & slavin' (i need love)   Options 12" ep  atlantic  1978  0:11:45 ()
holt '45  hot love   Options 12"  sutra  1980  0:20:51 ()
teddy pendergrass  i don't love you anymore   Options 7"  phila int'l  1977  0:26:29 ()
carrie  i gotta keep dancin'   Options 7"  soul train  1977  0:29:53 ()
tasha thomas  street fever   Options 12"  atlantic  1979  0:33:07 ()
Music behind DJ:
spring rain   Options 7"  salsoul  1977  0:38:06 ()
change  searchin'   Options the glow of love  warner bros/rfc  1980  0:40:47 ()
suzi lane  harmony   Options 7"  elektra  1976  0:48:07 ()
sylvester  you make me feel (mighty real)   Options 12"  fantasy  1978  0:52:26 ()
dr. john  jet set   Options 12"  streetwise  1984  0:58:13 ()
david simmons  holdin' back   Options 12"  fantasy/wmot  1979  1:04:49 ()
santa esmerelda  don't let me be misunderstood   Options 7"  casablanca  1977  1:08:40 ()
southroad connection  take me back for more   Options 12"  ua  1979  1:12:17 ()
the whispers  and the beat goes on   Options s/t  solar  1979  1:18:04 ()
Music behind DJ:
kat mandu 
the break   Options 12"  tk    1:23:40 ()
rosko  desiderata   Options 12"  prelude  1980  1:27:35 ()
first choice  great expectations   Options 12"  gold mind  1979  1:30:41 ()
lions' den  born free   Options 12"  sire  1979  1:36:18 ()
donald byrd & 125th st nyc  love has come around   Options love byrd  elektra  1981  1:40:48 ()
solar flare  boogie fund   Options 12"  rca  1978  1:48:24 ()
lamont dozier  boogie business   Options 7"  warner bros    1:53:52 ()
the jacksons  shake your body (down to the ground)   Options 12"  epic  1978  1:58:09 ()
machine  there but for the grace of god go i   Options machine  rca  1979  2:04:53 ()
dorothy moore  let the music play   Options 12"  tk  1976  2:09:47 ()
shannon  let the music play   Options 12"  emergency  1983  2:15:08 ()
Music behind DJ:
barry white 
let the music play (instrumental)   Options 7"  20th century  1975  2:20:53 ()
central line  walking on sunshine   Options 12"  mercury  1981  2:23:27 ()
kc & the sunshine band  get down tonight   Options s/t  tk  1975  2:28:09 ()
b.b. & q. band  on the beat   Options 7"  capitol  1981  2:33:25 ()
the quick  rhythm of the jungle   Options one light in a blackout  epic  1982  2:37:23 ()
masquerade  wooden-wooden puppet/i'm attached to you/cat-tails   Options pinocchio  prelude  1979  2:41:19 ()
s.o.s. band  just be good to me   Options 7"  tabu    2:46:28 ()
c.j. & co.  devil's gun   Options 7'  westbound  1977  2:51:54 ()
jimmy "bo" horne  i wanna go home with you   Options dance across the floor  sunshine sound  1978  2:55:14 ()
Music behind DJ:
spring rain   Options 7"  salsoul    2:58:25 ()

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/29/18 9:02pm Alex of Chicago:

Oh, is it that night!?
  Wed. 8/29/18 9:02pm Weems:

Good start Funk!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/29/18 9:05pm chris_in_space:

Well well well, Funkatarians! Here we go again! Let's stinkin' do this!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/29/18 9:06pm loveless:

This is gonna be a momentous show tonight. I can’t wait to hear what you picked out for us!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/29/18 9:07pm medson:

Wow. My leisure suit is fitting a little tight this year.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/29/18 9:07pm efd:

thanks Weems! And a big old social media airhorn in your face, Alex! :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/29/18 9:09pm Alex of Chicago:

My followers are few, but almost all of them would be into it.
  Wed. 8/29/18 9:11pm boogieandrew:

oh yeah!
  Wed. 8/29/18 9:12pm Weems:

EPP soooo good!!!
  Wed. 8/29/18 9:12pm Kat in Chicago:

On the app on the way home!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/29/18 9:12pm Quasi Mojo:

Don't know much about dancin' That's why I got this song One of my legs is shorter than the other and both my feet's too long
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/29/18 9:13pm melinda:

Hi everyone! Time to put on the boogie shoes.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/29/18 9:14pm medson:

Off to a dance-tastic start efd
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/29/18 9:15pm fleep:

Greetings to the glitterati
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/29/18 9:16pm Quasi Mojo:

Funky guitar happening in the right channel
  Wed. 8/29/18 9:17pm Weems:

Midnight Rhythm! I remember my best friend buying the 12 inch!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/29/18 9:19pm Alex of Chicago:

I love first times hearing something great.
Avatar Wed. 8/29/18 9:19pm 23 Wolves:

Avatar Wed. 8/29/18 9:19pm Undead83:

Now this really feels like a saturday night ^^
  Wed. 8/29/18 9:19pm boogieandrew:

  Wed. 8/29/18 9:21pm cheri:

howdy evan off to a super start, having a great time tonight thanks efd!!!
  Wed. 8/29/18 9:21pm Kat in Chicago:

This is so good I almost missed my el stop
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/29/18 9:22pm medson:

Love the Disco Mic Breaks !!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/29/18 9:23pm Quasi Mojo:

A one of a kind love affair. The search begins.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/29/18 9:24pm efd:

hey everyone! thanks for tuning in and commenting, this is one of the most fun shows of the year for me, and hopefully for you too!
  Wed. 8/29/18 9:26pm queems:

oh man i can’t stick around long, but i want to bask in at least a little of this
  Wed. 8/29/18 9:27pm Steve:

This song 'Hot Love' is pretty cool, EFD ! I've never heard it before ?!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/29/18 9:27pm medson:

stay queems
  Wed. 8/29/18 9:28pm queems:

@medson i so want to
  Wed. 8/29/18 9:29pm Steve:

EFD, did Pete Bellotte ever release any solo albums like Giorgio Moroder did in the 70's/80's ?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/29/18 9:29pm medson:

This Teddy just brought back an instant of driving in the car with my parents as a kid. They sung it to each other and laughed
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/29/18 9:32pm efd:

Steve, I wanna say yes but I'm not positive
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/29/18 9:35pm Quasi Mojo:

oh man, Tasha Thomas is good on headphones
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/29/18 9:37pm medson:

@quasi I was just thinking how good this sounds on my vintage 1978 Yamaha receiver
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/29/18 9:38pm Quasi Mojo:

@medson the party continues at your place
Avatar Wed. 8/29/18 9:42pm Tome:

happy 10th . great stuff .. [ although back then wouldn't admit ti actually lovely a LOT of these songs ! ]
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/29/18 9:45pm Quasi Mojo:

"only came here by chance, only wanted to dance"...beautiful
  Wed. 8/29/18 9:45pm Weems:

Luther V RIP
  Wed. 8/29/18 9:46pm Robin Eisgrau:

Loving the show so far! Reminds me of hearing disco songs on NYC radio when i was 10 and wanting to go to Studio 54:)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/29/18 9:46pm efd:

Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/29/18 9:46pm Ciggy:

I just dropped in to get my groove on!
I Love Searchin'
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/29/18 9:47pm efd:

hi Robin, your request is coming up soonish!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/29/18 9:47pm efd:

you came to the right place Ciggy!
Avatar Wed. 8/29/18 9:47pm Kat in Chicago:

Me too Ciggy, it's beautiful and perfect
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/29/18 9:48pm medson:

Nice WBLS mention efd. I remember hearing those DJ's like Chuck Leonard etc.
Avatar Wed. 8/29/18 9:48pm Tome:

#SyLVesTeR* maybe...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/29/18 9:49pm efd:

ooh Tome I like it
  Wed. 8/29/18 9:49pm Robin Eisgrau:

Hooray EFD! I think I once told you how I heard that song on a jukebox that was in a Blimpie sandwich shop on Delancey Street when I got one of my first pairs of glasses in that neighborhood. ah, the `70s...
  Wed. 8/29/18 9:51pm Steve:

Any Giorgio Moroder in the mix tonight, EFD ?!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/29/18 9:51pm efd:

shoutout to the Evil Woman keyboard bit in this Suzi Lane song
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/29/18 9:52pm efd:

you're listening to a Giorgio tune right now Steve!
Avatar Wed. 8/29/18 9:52pm Kat in Chicago:

Harmony, another great one that I can never remember the artist's name. Is it possible to print out one's clicky-star list?
Avatar Wed. 8/29/18 9:52pm Tome:

me too EFD just he's one that always sticks out ,, playin' the 12" late 70's *BondY" records worked that a happy time [ despite the economy being in the dumps ] a lock up Park Row from J$R closer to the bridge ...
  Wed. 8/29/18 9:53pm Steve:

  Wed. 8/29/18 9:53pm queems:

Avatar Wed. 8/29/18 9:53pm Tome:

that's the one ! yea ty EFD !!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/29/18 9:54pm melinda:

yay, sylvester!
  Wed. 8/29/18 9:54pm queems:

if i get married someday i’m walking down the aisle to this one
Avatar Wed. 8/29/18 9:54pm Kat in Chicago:

never get tired of this, ever.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/29/18 9:55pm melinda:

@Kat me neither, one of the best disco songs
  Wed. 8/29/18 9:55pm deluded souls:

Queems: Ain't gonna happen
Avatar Wed. 8/29/18 9:56pm Kat in Chicago:

hey, I'll propose to queems right now if that's what it takes
  Wed. 8/29/18 9:56pm queems:

@deluded souls it will
  Wed. 8/29/18 9:56pm queems:

thank you @kat!!!!
Avatar Wed. 8/29/18 9:57pm Kat in Chicago:

this would be some rad wedding music. hard to dance in one of those monstrous white dresses though.
  Wed. 8/29/18 9:57pm Weems:

It was hearing Sylvester’s Dance Disco Heat on my iPhone last week, and Hot Shot by Karen Young soon after that reminded me of KTU’s 40th anniversary!
Avatar Wed. 8/29/18 9:58pm JakeGould:

Hey EFD! Hey Melinda!
  Wed. 8/29/18 9:58pm queems:

@kat disco wedding jumpsuit is appropriate i think
Avatar Wed. 8/29/18 9:59pm Kat in Chicago:

Avatar Wed. 8/29/18 9:59pm Tome:

* swear to God "" " Last Dance"" "" """ I will survived ""[ every brooklyn Italian / Irish wedding too .. ].
Avatar Wed. 8/29/18 10:00pm Kat in Chicago:

oh lord, disco Dr. John
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/29/18 10:00pm Quasi Mojo:

EFD, the disco dance party should be a Monty Hall event. Maybe sometime down the road.
Avatar Wed. 8/29/18 10:01pm Kat in Chicago:

  Wed. 8/29/18 10:02pm Figgsrock:


(Apparently in hell everyone types in caps lock.)
  Wed. 8/29/18 10:02pm steveL:

Quasi Mojo makes an interesting point.
Avatar Wed. 8/29/18 10:02pm Tome:

.. gets the labs coat and rick sanchez hair color ready for that one....
Avatar Wed. 8/29/18 10:03pm JakeGould:

Saw a homeless guy tonight yelling a disco lyric to a kid as he chased him around a tree. The kid was on a skateboard and the homeless guy is trying to kick his back wheels shouting, “You and your fucking skateboard! Your stupid hipster t-shirt! Where’s my money!”

I think in the right hands—as this Dr. John song proves—it can be a sleeper hit! “Your Stupid Hipster T-Shirt (Where’s My Money)”
  Wed. 8/29/18 10:03pm steveL:

That underline on the Dr John has a Cabaret Voltaire sound to it.
  Wed. 8/29/18 10:03pm john:

Evan, it's been something like forty years and you've just accomplished something I thought could never be done--found a Dr. John track I like.
Avatar Wed. 8/29/18 10:04pm Kat in Chicago:

Wow Jake, that's aggressive. Homeless dude needs to find that wifi thing you told me about on Friday and chill out to his bluetooth speaker. As for this track, I forgot that it was actually cool
Avatar Wed. 8/29/18 10:05pm JakeGould:

Oh, and in 1984 a high school teacher would somehow volunteer this advice—unsolicited—to kids in the class who I think were all wearing “Journey” t-shirts from a show they went to: “I don’t like to go to shows. I like to just sit at home and listen to Dr. John and enjoy a drink or two.”
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/29/18 10:06pm Alex of Chicago:

Vote for EFD to do that voice all year.
Avatar Wed. 8/29/18 10:06pm JakeGould:

@AlexofChicago: Yowza! Yowza! Yowza!
Avatar Wed. 8/29/18 10:07pm Kat in Chicago:

I'm supposed to be putting together an ambient playlist for a gig on Saturday, but that is not getting done tonight.
  Wed. 8/29/18 10:08pm Steve:

EFD, do you think we should call you EDD for Evan Disco Davies just for tonight's 10th annual Disco Dance Par-tay ?! ;)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/29/18 10:08pm Ciggy:

Tome, I bought many a 12" at Bondy's in the early 80s
  Wed. 8/29/18 10:09pm Gus the Bus:

I'm ready to spill the tea about Jim James
Avatar Wed. 8/29/18 10:10pm JakeGould:

@Tome: I remember Bondy’s in the 1980s and even recently before they closed.
Avatar Wed. 8/29/18 10:11pm Tome:

worked there from like mid 77 until just about start of 79 ,, was a nice time ,despite all the shenanigans,, MANY came and went in that store, by the time JR got like 4 stores I believe they closed hat to be by '84 if not before yes
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/29/18 10:12pm efd:

@Steve I'm fine sticking with EFD, thanks :)
Avatar Wed. 8/29/18 10:12pm Tome:

...boxes of them yep UP and DOWN the stairs ,, they were not light ,, .. those 12' ..
Avatar Wed. 8/29/18 10:12pm JakeGould:

@Tome: Huh? As I recall, Bondy’s on Park Row was even around in the 2000s. I definitely bought some Stax CDs from them.
  Wed. 8/29/18 10:13pm Weems:

Predictions for tracks you will play before the clock strikes Midnight based on previous years: Dorothy Moore, Jimmy Bo Horne, CJ & Co, and 80s faves, D Train, BB&Q, Fonda Rae, Strikers, Yarborough & Peoples
Avatar Wed. 8/29/18 10:13pm JakeGould:

Anyway, I miss the jazz experts flipping through albums in J&R and Tower as well.
  Wed. 8/29/18 10:13pm Figgsrock:

This Santa Esmeralda cover is such a forgotten gem of that era.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/29/18 10:13pm efd:

I'm gonna say at least four of those are locks, Weems!
Avatar Wed. 8/29/18 10:14pm Tome:

wow had no idea they were still around that long .. JR yes !
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/29/18 10:14pm Ciggy:

The last 12" I bought outta Bondy's was Mirror in the Bathroom.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/29/18 10:14pm Uncle Michael:

Has anyone seem my whistle and my bottle of butyl nitrate?
  Wed. 8/29/18 10:14pm queems:

alright, gotta catch the rest on the archives. it’s been fun. bye guys!
  Wed. 8/29/18 10:15pm Steve:

Whatever happened to J&R Music World ?
Avatar Wed. 8/29/18 10:15pm Kat in Chicago:

@Figgsrock agreed, I prefer it to the original!
Avatar Wed. 8/29/18 10:15pm Kat in Chicago:

bye queems!
Avatar Wed. 8/29/18 10:15pm Tome:

.. the "back of the store was the back of the corner restaruant next door just remember NO back store room ,, and to who lugged those 12" s for about a year and 1/2 up and down those stairs ,,
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/29/18 10:15pm Ciggy:

Bye queems!
Avatar Wed. 8/29/18 10:17pm JakeGould:

@Steve: The Internet. They closed down in 2014 or so I believe. They said they were ‘closed for renovations” but never reopened.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/29/18 10:17pm Ciggy:

The whole J&R block is condos (i think).
Avatar Wed. 8/29/18 10:17pm JakeGould:

@Tome: Bless your back!
Avatar Wed. 8/29/18 10:18pm Tome:

6'2" 175 , cycled 20 _ miles a day 28 " waist, yep wishful thinking now ... oh I'm still 6'1" might have shrunk an inch in height yep and basement was NOT air con either !
Avatar Wed. 8/29/18 10:19pm JakeGould:

The history of J&R is basically on Wikipedia. en.wikipedia.org...

Not too sure if the back became condos, but everything in NYC seems to be a condo.
Avatar Wed. 8/29/18 10:19pm Tome:

but then again $25 a cay could buy you luck for the whole week and weekend too ....
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/29/18 10:21pm medson:

@efd Boogie Nights by Heatwave? Since were sweltering here in NJ
Avatar Wed. 8/29/18 10:21pm JakeGould:

Anyway, the beat goes on.
Avatar Wed. 8/29/18 10:21pm Tome:

** .. Headquarters: New York City, NY
Founder: Rachelle Friedman
Founded: 1971
Number of locations: 2 (April 2014; at time of main store closing)
Defunct: April 9, 2014 ** yep Joe and Rachelle Friedman ....
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/29/18 10:23pm efd:

@medson maybe! I have the single with me, so that's half the battle!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/29/18 10:23pm Ciggy:

This era of music was Very conflicting for me. I am a R&R apostle then, now and forever. But when I could see J Geils at Great Gildersleeves Then book over to The Beacon theater to see Return to Forever then head back home and crash the evening up at our local Discos such as Peachtree's or Hoops. Conflating all the music into my mind.
Avatar Wed. 8/29/18 10:23pm Tome:

,, seem by like mid 79 ,, from what I remember the 12' thing was dying out a bit .. but album sales were up ie ,,, Bily Joel 52nd st ,, was like 31 seller 2 the time I left "Bondy" ,,
  Wed. 8/29/18 10:24pm cheri:

evan, I'm really having so much fun tonight!! thanks again so much efd!
Avatar Wed. 8/29/18 10:25pm Kat in Chicago:

@Ciggy that's a great night out!
  Wed. 8/29/18 10:27pm phat:

anybody Wanna Party?
  Wed. 8/29/18 10:28pm sam pocker:

I used to listen to WBLS late at night as well. Was so great.
Avatar Wed. 8/29/18 10:30pm Kat in Chicago:

I didn't know there was a Disco Desiderata
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/29/18 10:30pm Ciggy:

@Kat, that was more than one night out. But sometimes i feel like it was.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/29/18 10:31pm fleep:

The National Lampoon version: You are a fluke of the universe, you have no right to be here, and whether you can hear it or not, the Universe is laughing behind your back.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/29/18 10:32pm Ciggy:

No one better than Rosko!
Avatar Wed. 8/29/18 10:32pm Kat in Chicago:

Now "Deteriorata" I remember. With Melissa Manchester on vocals!
  Wed. 8/29/18 10:32pm Steve:

Pretty sad J&R closed down. Just read the Wiki info.
Avatar Wed. 8/29/18 10:33pm Kat in Chicago:

fleep, your dolphin's fins are in time with this track and it's hilarious
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/29/18 10:34pm efd:

I am dead from the strings in this First Choice song, sorry everyone
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/29/18 10:34pm melinda:

Disco Dolphin
  Wed. 8/29/18 10:34pm Weems:

Excellent. Thank God you found Rosko material and not Paco! The initial presentation on KTU was monotone back announce. Visiting from Rochester, could not believe a station played disco around the clock! Fantasy was reality!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/29/18 10:34pm melinda:

Love the First Choice.
Avatar Wed. 8/29/18 10:35pm Tome:

LOT doing on this first choice 12' indeed !
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/29/18 10:35pm melinda:

Disco strings rule.
  Wed. 8/29/18 10:36pm Michael from the Left Coast:

EFD, were you there when they played in 2014?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/29/18 10:37pm efd:

First Choice?? No, totally missed it!
  Wed. 8/29/18 10:37pm Michael from the Left Coast:

Yes, First Choice played some outdoor gig and I don't know anyone who was there unfortunately
  Wed. 8/29/18 10:39pm steveL:

Born Free = terrible enough
Avatar Wed. 8/29/18 10:39pm slugluv1313:

Good Evening, EFD and everyone!
loving the Disco Dance Party YEAH!
(thought of you when Jack Mello played "Walking on Sunshine" by Rockers Revenge earlier today!)
is it just me, or does "Great Expectations" sound a bit like Mary Jane Girls' "In My House"?!
Avatar Wed. 8/29/18 10:41pm slugluv1313:

aww man just seeing i missed Santa Esmerelda!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/29/18 10:41pm efd:

@steveL they could have been singing anything, really
  Wed. 8/29/18 10:44pm steveL:

efd: There in lies the genius! Low production costs. Turn out a song every hour.
Avatar Wed. 8/29/18 10:46pm slugluv1313:

re: Chuck Leonard -- i heard him some years ago -- i think on WBLS? filling in for someone? but called him up (yup quite awhile ago!) and told him how happy i was to hear him on the airwaves -- & how i remembered him from WABC-AM days too :)
  Wed. 8/29/18 10:49pm Michael from the Left Coast:

Slugluv, Chuck Leonard was a nice guy--he used to hang out at a bar in my neighborhood and he was really a wonderful bloke
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/29/18 10:50pm melinda:

I liked Born Free.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/29/18 10:50pm fleep:

The Boogie Fund is now available as a no-fee Boogie ETF. Get yo share!
Avatar Wed. 8/29/18 10:51pm Kat in Chicago:

Does the Boogie Fund accept bitcoin? (not that I have any)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/29/18 10:51pm melinda:

fund, fund, fund
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/29/18 10:54pm melinda:

I like disco metaphors
Avatar Wed. 8/29/18 10:55pm Kat in Chicago:

me too, melinda!
  Wed. 8/29/18 11:00pm steveL:

This song was huge.
Avatar Wed. 8/29/18 11:00pm Kat in Chicago:

Trying to wrap my brain around the idea of a 60-year-old Michael Jackson. It's sad and scary.
Avatar Wed. 8/29/18 11:02pm Andrew S:

Glad I didn't miss the disco show, I was about to say I havent heard a laser gun sound yet but I didnt have to wait long.
Avatar Wed. 8/29/18 11:03pm Andrew S:

Quick look at what I missed and first I notice is I still have a lot of these 12"s. But not Dr. John, Ill have to have a listen back at that. He was always kinda flamboyant in his way but never heard disco Dr. John
  Wed. 8/29/18 11:03pm Weems:

Ok Funk, great job as always! Much better than Sirius XM Studio 54! I’ll catch the last hour on demand. Past my bedtime, and 15 year old boys don’t wake themselves, I’ll be up at 6. Cheers!
Avatar Wed. 8/29/18 11:04pm slugluv1313:

@ fleep -- your dolphin is totally gettin' DOWN!
  Wed. 8/29/18 11:04pm Gus the Bus:

This MJ song isn't very good or representative of his talent.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/29/18 11:05pm Ciggy:

@EFD, I gotta go, but you are one of the reasons i support WFMU. I've been a listener of you since The Afternoon Show. So, Let the Music Play. See ya.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/29/18 11:06pm efd:

haha, thanks Weems!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/29/18 11:06pm Ike:

I've heard this song before, but I didn't know the title and before I looked at the playlist, it sounded a bit to me like he was singing "shake your body like a toothbrush."
Avatar Wed. 8/29/18 11:06pm Kat in Chicago:

oh, GREAT choice.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/29/18 11:06pm efd:

hey, thanks so much Ciggy!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/29/18 11:07pm fleep:

disco nite always makes me feel like flippin'
Avatar Wed. 8/29/18 11:07pm Kat in Chicago:

I still hear this one (grace of god) in the clubs
Avatar Wed. 8/29/18 11:08pm Andrew S:

no 30 cut beatles medleys, glad you were merciful
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/29/18 11:08pm melinda:

@Kat yeah, 60-year-old MJ is weird to imagine.
Avatar Wed. 8/29/18 11:09pm Kat in Chicago:

his face was already falling apart before he passed
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/29/18 11:09pm efd:

@Andrew HAH!! I cringe at how awfulsome that was.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/29/18 11:10pm melinda:

The extended Beatles medley of a few years ago was a highlight for me!
Avatar Wed. 8/29/18 11:10pm Andrew S:

I would have liked to see him as a centenarian. He would have been otherworldly. Oh wait he already ticked that box.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/29/18 11:10pm efd:

I believe somebody said Let The Music Play a few moments ago...
Avatar Wed. 8/29/18 11:10pm Kat in Chicago:

I wouldn't want to live anywhere with no blacks, no Jews and no gays!
Avatar Wed. 8/29/18 11:11pm Kat in Chicago:

so they did, efd!
  Wed. 8/29/18 11:11pm Michael from the Left Coast:

been waiting for Dorothy Moore!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/29/18 11:11pm melinda:

I'll never forget the masterful segue from 'Get Back' to 'Back in the USSR'
Avatar Wed. 8/29/18 11:12pm Kat in Chicago:

LOL I'd forgotten about that till now, melinda
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/29/18 11:13pm efd:

@Michael so have I! :D
  Wed. 8/29/18 11:15pm poptone:

EFD thank you playing the classic “there but for the grace of god go I” from Machine featuring August Darnell aka Kid Creole.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/29/18 11:17pm efd:

you got it poptone!
Avatar Wed. 8/29/18 11:20pm Kat in Chicago:

that 303 bassline
  Wed. 8/29/18 11:21pm poptone:

And BTW in case you already didn’t know, this show is slammin’!
Avatar Wed. 8/29/18 11:22pm Andrew S:

I love that this extravaganza is always focused on classics instead of obscure italo. Not that there is anything wrong with the latter at all, just that every dj I see when I go out seem to be trying to outdo themselves with that stuff. Not the spirit of this show at all.
Avatar Wed. 8/29/18 11:24pm Kat in Chicago:

Jack Mello's fill-ins are my favorites
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/29/18 11:27pm efd:

hey Andrew, I really appreciate that comment! It's always tough to find a balance between the favorites/hits and the new and lesser known records I've picked up recently, so I'm glad it seems to be working. :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/29/18 11:29pm efd:

speaking of hits!
Avatar Wed. 8/29/18 11:30pm Andrew S:

see thats what im talking about. thats pure joy
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/29/18 11:32pm efd:

I trashed this song and this band so hard in high school, but now it sounds glorious
Avatar Wed. 8/29/18 11:33pm Andrew S:

i typed that before even reading your comment, i had another page open but i heard this and I always feel comp[elled to come back and blurt something out when i hear something like this. volume went up a few notches. Yeah i trashed it too, now it sounds like bliss. You get older there are no guilty pleasures, only pleasures
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/29/18 11:33pm melinda:

it is glorious
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/29/18 11:34pm medson:

Good night. Amazing as always efd.
Thanks for sparking lots of memories with these songs.
Avatar Wed. 8/29/18 11:34pm Joe B:

great show EFD!
Avatar Wed. 8/29/18 11:34pm Kat in Chicago:

I have a DJ friend who has obscure italo as one of his specialties, and I've had him guest on my show :) but Evan chooses the best of the best of the major and major-ish label releases
Avatar Wed. 8/29/18 11:35pm Kat in Chicago:

plus some super fun goofy stuff!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/29/18 11:37pm melinda:

I remember secretively listening to disco in the mid-80s, attitudes had not yet loosened and I was a self-conscious teen.
  Wed. 8/29/18 11:38pm Davefromknoxville:

Thanks for tunes, Mr Funk
Avatar Wed. 8/29/18 11:39pm Andrew S:

Melinda you were cool you just werent old enough to realise it :) The teenage dilemma
  Wed. 8/29/18 11:40pm bianca bob:

Aw man! My quad skates are right back on my feet ! Amazing set EFD! Thanks!!
Avatar Wed. 8/29/18 11:40pm Kat in Chicago:

Toto's "Africa" came out the same year as this one, haha
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/29/18 11:44pm melinda:

@Andrew thanks, I don't miss those years.
Avatar Wed. 8/29/18 11:48pm Kat in Chicago:

oh, now I'm gonna get all emotional right at the end here.
Avatar Wed. 8/29/18 11:49pm Andrew S:

I find myself thinkijng nostalgiacally even about times when i was miserable. It's a mental trick we all do (by we all I mean me) it's liike oh those were the days, even when they were nearly intolerable ;)
  Wed. 8/29/18 11:50pm cheri:

evan, thanks again for a another fun filled show, I really enjoyed it!!! goodnight!
  Wed. 8/29/18 11:50pm Chris Warner:

thanks, EFD! great show! :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/29/18 11:54pm efd:

NOBODY GO ANYWHERE! I have one more song and it's one of my favorites! :)

also, you're welcome
Avatar Wed. 8/29/18 11:55pm Kat in Chicago:

I thought this was Mr. Giant Man Goes To The Disco but now there's some sort of hell and firearms thing going on?
Avatar Wed. 8/29/18 11:55pm Andrew S:

Another classic show for the archives.
  Wed. 8/29/18 11:55pm chris:

wooooo! one more song!!!!!
Avatar Wed. 8/29/18 11:55pm Kat in Chicago:

Anyway, it's helping me dry my tears from the SOS Band
Avatar Wed. 8/29/18 11:55pm Andrew S:

thats one of my favoutrite record covers
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/29/18 11:55pm melinda:

@Andrew I do that too, looking back at my college years.
Avatar Wed. 8/29/18 11:56pm Andrew S:

and ive always had copies of it but never listened to it much, that was some smoking guitar on that
Avatar Wed. 8/29/18 11:56pm slugluv1313:

oh cool, DEVIL'S GUN!
i believe Monica mentioned on one of her shows that this was the first record to be played at Studio 54 -- which i never went to (i was more of a CBGB and Max's gurl) -- BUT i had to run out and find a copy of "Devil's Gun" immediately :)
Avatar Wed. 8/29/18 11:57pm Kat in Chicago:

@Andrew this cover? www.discogs.com...
Avatar Wed. 8/29/18 11:57pm Andrew S:

Avatar Wed. 8/29/18 11:58pm Kat in Chicago:

another Tom Moulton Mix
Avatar Wed. 8/29/18 11:59pm Kat in Chicago:

Great, great show.
Avatar Thu. 8/30/18 12:00am Andrew S:

thanks efd i swear it was like radar i hear this show every year and its by accident i diodnt even know what day today was
Avatar Thu. 8/30/18 12:00am Andrew S:

but that was great night folks
Avatar Thu. 8/30/18 12:02am slugluv1313:

gotta catch what i missed on the archives -- heard you talking about "Walking on Sunshine" :)
have a great rest of the week and STAY COOL!!
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