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This week a couple tracks from a studio project by the production team of Moses Dillard and Jesse Boyce. Dillard & Boyce seem to have been a pretty prominent team in the disco scene having produced such studio projects like Saturday Night Band, Constellation Orchestra and singers like Lorraine Johnson and Bill Brandon. Pretty much all of their disco productions were done for the Prelude label, but they went over to the Vanguard label for this outing. Prior to disco, Vanguard was already a well-established label with a past in Jazz, Rock and Folk (Joan Baez and Buffy Sainte-Marie to name a couple), but for a brief period in the late '70s and early '80s tried their hand at the disco sound. While they never really established their place in disco like the big three New York indies (Prelude, West End and Salsoul), they had managed to put out some quality disco productions like Poussez, Players Association, Roni Griffith, and Alisha to name a few..
The Frisky album is probably one of my favourite Dillard & Boyce productions. "You've Got Me Dancing In My Sleep" is probably one of their best remembered cuts. Strangely, it was originally the B-side to "Burn Me Up..," but ended up overtaking the A-side as the favourite.. Really love the tight, bouncy production, and that euphoric energy that this song has. "Burn Me Up (With Your Love)" is also a great cut; a little slower than "..Dancing In My Sleep" but with a sexier, funkier sound to it.. Another thing I like about these two tracks in particular is that the sounds they use (particularly the synths and sound effects) are a little more varied than some of their previous stuff, but still with that signature Dillard & Boyce sound (sharp string sound, and prominent horns to name a couple elements).. I'll definitely be putting more of their stuff up on here in the future. In the meantime, enjoy these two..
* * Thanks to David @ Reports from the Edge and Digital Eargasm for linking me :-). Also, I'm trying a new file storage service on this post, let me know if there are any problems..
FRISKY LP @ DISCOMUSIC.COM
VANGUARD RECORDS @ DISCO-DISCO.COM
VANGUARD RECORDS @ HOTDISCOMIX.DE
VA - JUMPIN' II (CONTAINS "YOU'VE GOT ME DANCING IN MY SLEEP")
CATEGORIES: DISCO DELIVERIES