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DENIM DISCO is a blog dedicated to the pop music and culture of the 1970's. ~ Glam Pop and Discotheque Rock ~ The Sound Of The 70's ~ Contact:denimdisco@hotmail.co.uk

Friday, 22 August 2014

HIGH STREET REGGAE MIX


A Selection Of POP REGGAE NOVELTIES mixed by DENIM DISCO

Tracklist:

01 - The Johnny Arthey Orchestra - White And Wonderful/Black And Beautiful
02 - Big Boris - Big Country
03 - King Roy - Enry's 'Ammer Round Two
04 - Flannelcat - Rubatummy
05 - Linda Lewis - My Grandaddy Could Reggae
06 - David Essex - Coconut Ice
07 - Heavy Metal Kids - Run Around Eyes
08 - Slade - Did Ya Mamma Ever Tell Ya
09 - Mud - Bird Dog
10 - Pluto Shervington - Dat
11 - Mighty Two - Calico Suit
12 - Tinga Stewart - Oh But If I
13 - Paul McCartney and Wings - C Moon
14 - Syreeta - Your Kiss Is Sweet
15 - Cynthia Richards - Keep It In The Family
16 - Theo Vaness - No Objection
17 - The Rah Band - Is Anybody There
18 - The Peppers - A Taste Of Honey
19 - Mac And Katie Kissoon - It's All Over Now
20 - Typically Tropical - Everybody Plays The Fool
21 - 10cc - Dreadlock Holiday
22 - Blue Mink - Gimme Reggae



Download An MP3 Of The Mix {With Artwork} Here:
  http://www.mediafire.com/download/q07h30z37ty8qyt/Denim_Disco_-_High_Street_Reggae_Mix.zip

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

KING ROY - ENRY'S AMMER!





1975 UK REGGAE tribute to boxer HENRY COOPER,hot on the heels of MUHAMMAD ALI tribute 45's by JOHNNY WAKELIN and GEORGIE FAME.Enry's last professional fight had taken place in 71',but he was still a regular face on British TV when the record was released and is still remembered as ''THE MAN WHO BROUGHT MUHAMMAD TO HIS KNEES''.Step right up,It's Ammer Time again!

King Roy - 'Enry's Ammer!



King Roy - Round 2 {Instrumental}

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

HEAVY METAL KIDS - RUN AROUND EYES


An early example of ROCK REGGAE from GARY HOLTON's HEAVY METAL KIDS.Released on their 1974 Debut LP.It shoulda been a single...It coulda been huge.DAVID BOWIE copped a good earful during the recording session at OLYMPIC STUDIOS and it may well have inspired THE STONES to have a stab at Reggae on their BLACK AND BLUE LP

                               


SHE LOOK AT ME AND SYMPATHIZE
HER STARE CUT THRU ‘FORE I REALIZE
THEY JUST SPARKLE AND A TINKLE
AND I’S ALL EYES
THEN THEY TROUBLE MY MIND
AND I’M HYPNOTIZED

SHE GOT RUN ROUND, RUN ROUND RUNAROUND EYES
(OH YES SHE HAS)
SHE GOT RUN ROUND, RUN ROUND RUNAROUND EYES


I TOOK A BOOK AND LOOK IT UP NEED TUITION
IT ONLY LEAD TO CONFUSION
I ONLY BELIEVE IT’S ILLUSION
THEN I GET NOWHERE NO SOLUTION


SHE GOT RUN ROUND, RUN ROUND RUNAROUND EYES
(OH NO IT’S NOT)
SHE GOT RUN ROUND, RUN ROUND RUNAROUND EYES


WHEN SHE’S ON THE MOVE HER EYES ROTATE
IF YOU HAVE A DATE WELL DON’T BE LATE
WHEN SHE TELL YOU WHAT TO DO TOO
YOU DON’T DEBATE
CAUSE THE EYES THAT YOU LOVE
YOU BEGIN TO HATE


SHE GOT RUN ROUND, RUN ROUND RUNAROUND EYES
(OH YES SHE HAS)
SHE GOT RUN ROUND, RUN ROUND RUNAROUND EYES

Thursday, 14 August 2014

JUNKSHOP SENSATION CAUGHT ON CAMERA

Recently unearthed in the vaults of a DUTCH TV company: THE SENSATION performing ''BLACK EYED WOMAN'' on an episode of TOP POP televised on 1st June 1973.This JUNKSHOP GLAM obscurity was given a new lease of life in 2005 when it was included on the compilation ''BOOBS'' and it's wonderful to see a clip of them in their SUPER 70's POMP!

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

PETER BLAKE - CLEVER DICK



This POST GLAM NEW WAVE POP gem appeared in 1977 as the B-SIDE to a PEPSI-COLA related novelty song by actor PETER BLAKE.The A-SIDE: ''LIPSMAKIN' ROCK 'N ROLLIN''' was recorded as the follow on to a popular UK TV commercial which featured the actor playing a FONZ type ROCKER in a retro 1950's DINER



The record sold 125,000 copies,reaching number 39 in the UK HIT PARADE and allowing Blake to perform the top side on British TV shows 'Top of the Pops' and 'Magpie'



The records B-SIDE was SOMETHIN' ELSE entirely:The raunch of EDDIE CHOCRAN coupled with the swagger of CHRIS SPEDDING over a highly kinetic group sound featuring raucous ROXY MUSIC saxophone blasts and pounding GLITTER BAND Drums.The song has one foot in the departing sound of GLAM and another in the oncoming sound of THE NEW WAVE.Perfect for it's time and still a treat when heard today!