Vinyl Night IX
Last Tuesday, I hosted another vinyl night at Little Fish-Huge Pond.
Check out the recent flyer created by Liz Watkins.
When it came to photographing the album covers, I didn’t have the memory card for my Canon Rebel. So, I used the photo settings on my Toshiba video camera instead.
Marian Montgomery Swings for Losers and Winners by Marian Montgomery.
Released in 1962, the album contains the cool jazz you would hear in bar rooms filled with cigarette smoke. Surprisingly, people enjoyed it.
The bar owner bought this one in.
H2O by Hall and Oates
Released in 1982, this blue-eyed soul album contains three hits: “Family Man”, “One on One” and “Maneater.”
Who can forget “Maneater”? Sometimes, I play the song during non-vinyl sets.
“Oh…oh, here she comes
Watch out boy she’ll chew you up
Oh…oh, here she comes
She’s a maneater”
Choice Cuts by Iggy Pop
Released in 1984, I think I see why it isn’t found in Wikipedia, where I find most of my album information. The album contains songs from two Iggy Pop albums, The Idiot (1976) and Lust for Life (1977).
Now, why was this particular album released in 1984? Many people know David Bowie for the song “China Girl”. Yet, how many people know Iggy Pop song it first? Because of Bowie’s successful version, RCA released the Choice Cuts album containing Iggy’s version.
Not only does Choice Cuts contain “China Girl” it contains other recognizable songs: “Nightclubbing” and “Lust for Life”.
A dude named Brian brought this one by.
Disco Dynamite by Various Artists
When there’s vinyl, a K-Tel record eventually pops up.
Released in 1978, this fun album contains many known disco hits: “More, More, More” by Andrea True, “Get Up and Boogie” by The Silver Connection, “Disco Duck” by Rick Dees, “Young Hearts Run Free” by Candi Staton and “Get Down Tonight” by KC and the Sunshine Band.
“Do a little dance, make a little love,
Get down tonight.
Get down tonight.”
Here’s something I didn’t know. Thinking it was a 90s creation, I had no idea the continuous mix was a 70s thing too. On Disco Dynamite, the songs immediately moves from one right into the other.
Matthew Hughen, a dude I’ve known for over ten years, brought this album by.
He brought the next two also.
The Man-Machine by Kraftwerk
Released in 1978, the album is also listed by its German name: Die Mensch-Maschine. The synth-pop album contains “The Model” a song which became a UK number one in 1982.
It also contains “The Robots” and “Neon Lights”, two songs that became hits on the US dance charts.
As for the song “The Man-Machine”, I recognized it as a song sampled for MC Lyte’s “Cha Cha Cha”.
Edwin Birdsong by Edwin Birdsong
Released in 1979, many may immediately recognize the song “Cola Bottle Baby”, especially Daft Punk fans. Daft Punk sampled it for their single “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger.” The word “sample” is an understatement. They lifted a whole rift.
To my surprise, two people brought in records tonight. Usually, it’s sometimes me and one other person. Tonight, it was me and TWO other people. Looks like things are definitely picking up for vinyl nights.