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Groove of the Day/Nite-Funk/”Let Me Be Me”

The after hours disco brainchild of L.A. based music artists Nite Jewel and Dam-Funk, Nite Funk are just getting started when it comes to serving up delicious ditties on top of silky smooth grooves that’ll make you put in that werk either on the floor or in the bedroom

Strobe lit music case in point, you’ll absolutely want to get down to any one of the whirling numbers from their hot-to-headphones self-titled E.P., including “Don’t Play Games,” “Love x2” and today’s sexy groove, “Let Me Be Me,” a synth-fully tasty ride that’s guaranteed to add just the right amount of fire to this chilly hump day. 

Let’s party. 

Cover photo courtesy of www.pitchfork.com 

This month’s grooves sound like….

 

 

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Philly Disco Groove of the Day/People’s Choice/”Jam, Jam, Jam(All Night Long)”

“Got my mind up, gonna put on my new suit,” starts off the funky, “Jam, Jam, Jam” (All Night Long),” by Philly’s own People’s Choice. Now, if there’s a soulful disco song out there with better opening lyrics to help get your weekend started off in the most right way possible, I personally would like for you to try to find one. Booming with bass, slinky guitar riffs and an undeniable scratched up vocal delivery by lead vocalist and instrumentalist Frank Brunson, this classic People’s Choice joint succeeds in funkin’ you right up from the start. 

Created in 1971 by Brunson and drum player David Thompson, People’s Choice began making their local music mark as a stand-out instrumental ensemble. But their music game changed when legendary Philly music producers Gamble & Huff saw them in concert and asked Brunson if he would be interesting in recording the track, “I Likes To Do It” for Philadelphia International Records. Mr. Brunson obliged and People’s Choice signed with the label in 1974 and were an instant smash thanks to the vivid instrumentation and light vocal flavoring that their smooth-and-silky debut single provided. 

The group went on to achieve much success on both the R&B and album charts, delivering funkdafied singles, “Do It Any Way You Wanna,” “Nursery Rhymes(Part One),” and of course, the glowing “Jam, Jam, Jam( All Night Long).” And since it’s been a long week for us all dealing with The Great Thaw of 2016, now is the perfect time to get lost in this one-of-a-kind Philly disco groove.

You’ll certainly be glad you did. 

Here’s all of this week’s Philly disco grooves in case you’re just hittin’ the dance floor of local music life. Have a great weekend! 

Instant Funk/”I Got My Mind Up(You Can Get It)”

Teddy Pendergrass/”I Don’t Love You Anymore”

Jean Carn/”Was That All It Was”

The Jones Girls/”You Gonna Make Me Love Somebody Else”

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Philly Disco Groove of the Day/Jean Carn/”Was That All It Was”

If you’re looking for a Philly disco groove that will truly help you escape the winter doldrums, lace up those local music skates to Jean Carn’s “Was That All It Was.” Loaded with heart, emotion and that one-of-a-kind Philly soul disco sound, Ms. Carn’s whirling groove took over dance floors and charts in 1980, only helping further establish her as a true Philly music artist.

One of Philadelphia International Records most prominent disco divas, Ms. Jean racked up a buffet of hit records and singles during her decade with the label, including the classics, “If You Wanna Go Back,” “Closer Than Close,” and the aptly titled, “There’s a Shortage of Good Men.” Isn’t that the truth.

Also, if you’re wondering where you might have heard “Was That It All Was” before, it’s because it was featured in Lee Daniels’ Oscar winning film, Precious.

You know, because Mo’Nique and disco absolutely go hand-in-hand.