Monday, August 31, 2009
Hey, it's a House Music Monday ! Let's get right into it.
♥♥ the crazy girlfriend in "I Called U." There's a more sax-intensive version floating around but I've always favored this one with the wacky girlfriend in it. I mean, who tells their ex what color car they're stalking them around town in ?
Lil Louis & The World - I Called U (Original Album Version) (1989) [zsh]
More serious girlfriend issues from Terry "Housemaster" Baldwin, featuring Paris Grey . . .
Housemaster Baldwin - Don't Lead Me (Medusas Mix) (1988) [zsh]
. . . And a memory of standing outside of a club one morning waiting to get in and and feeling the bass from "Surrender Yourself" reverberate through brick and mortar. I think Peter Daou left music production for something of a successful career in politics. The other half of The Daou, Peter's sister Vanessa, has continued to make music, leaning more toward the down-tempo side of things where her breathy spoken word type vocals are undoubtedly well-suited. Anyway, "Surrender Y'all Selves !" Nothing like a healthy dose of thick, heavy bass to shake you out of yourself and restore some of the potentially lost or forgotten mystery and foreboding of the night(club) experience.
The Daou - Surrender Yourself (Original Un-Edited Ballroom Mix) (1994) [zsh]
So many great David Morales remixes to choose from. I just grabbed this one at random. I remember the first time I heard the Morales mix of U2's "Lemon". I couldn't believe my ears. What's your favorite ? The Def Mix of "Strobelite Honey" from 1992 was definitely a floor-filler . . .
Black Sheep - Strobelite Honey (Def Mix) (1992) [zsh]
. . . As was this one off from 4th Measure Men (Marc Kinchen) that was played everywhere in the 90s.
4th Measure Men - 4 You (Separate Minds Mix) (1992) [zsh]
And to round out this week's House Music Monday with me ! Sandi ! A few true classics from Chaka Khan and Diana Ross; always refreshing to hear songs like these, especially one of my favorites, Diana Ross's "Once In The Morning" from the Ashford and Simpson produced masterpiece 'THE BOSS' LP, after a dark, moody, sweat-drenched set.
Chaka Khan - Clouds (Re-Edit) (2006) [zsh]
Diana Ross - Once In The Morning (1979) [zsh]