Saturday, November 17, 2007

Cheesy ...

But irresistible. I found the toytown synth and nagging hook line of Lipps Inc's "Funkytown", which I've not heard for 25 years, at the top of my consciousness a couple of nights back. The kids are singing it now. The great glory of youtube is that pretty much anything from the last 30 years is there. Alas it gets barer as you go back - not much Conchita Supervia or Rutland Boughton about.

The next video is cheesier still - the old Motown song and dance routine lasted well into the eighties with some bands, before it became the thing for five black guys on a stage to flash gangsta signs at each other or clutch their pants in a justabouttoburst stylee.

But the music ! Pinched later by Will Smith for 'Miami', and featuring Scotty Scott's beautifully fluid, laid-back vocal, has 70s disco anything to show more fair ? The Whispers - And The Beat Goes On.

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