Daily Discovery - Let Your Body Move b/w Be Ever Wonderful by Jerry White and The Soul Steppers - Modern Soul Boogie 45 on Taylor Records #104
Let Jerry White take you on a 1983 Los Angeles Electro Boogie adventure. Synthesizers, percussion, guitars and keyboards that could get anyone, whether you were in a dance crew or not, up and dancing. There is no doubt in my mind that people were either pop locking, break dancing or doing the boogaloo to tunes like this all over LA. The style was born out of funk and disco. It gained momentum thanks to dj's, emcee's, dance crews and youngsters who would tell their friends about the movement that was soon to be a craze just one year later with the release of Breakin'. A few friends and I caught the bug. We were practicing at school and our elementary school even banned break dancing because a few of us were caught doing head spins. Put on your gloves, bring your linoleum and enjoy.
Daily Discovery - Every Brother Ain't A Brother by Panache - Rare Modern Soul Boogie 12" on RR Records #1212
A funky, mellow tune to start the weekend off right. Tough to find anywhere, but this Brooklyn, New York single is even harder to find out here on the west coast. Just about in the middle is my favorite part. Dawud & Lance get together in the park to pick up on some ladies and listen to "Panache", in the middle of the song they run into the girl who turns them down. "Look at that girl", "There she is, what you doin' here baby?" The girl answers, "Smurfin". "Smurfin? Hahaha". The girl says "I bet ya'll can't Smurf" Love it! Killer groove.
Daily Discovery - I'll Never Forget You by Mystic. Extremely Rare Chicano Soul Lp from Chicago on A.R.T. records #100. That's The Kind Of Love is another Sweet Soul must have of this Lp. Has a couple Modern Soul Boogie cuts also.