Thursday, October 08, 2009

I'm hoping that you can..



Flying off to Toronto for a week or so later today, hoping to see a couple of concerts and hopefully take in a few other things as well (I hear these guys throw a great party). I figured I might as well put up some music up before leaving..

Recently got a copy of this 12", (double A-side, same tracks on both sides) and have barely stopped playing it since. While this pressing is on the Canadian 6 AM label (which was owned by Geraldine Hunt), I doubt the production itself is Canadian given the missing MAPL/Can-Con symbols; however (and I mean this in the best possible way), with a groove as economically funky as this is, it could easily pass for one.

Listen: Coco De Jour - Love Me Tonight (1982, 6 AM/Rio)

Written and produced by Ben Elliott and Burt Szerlip, aside from the credits All Music Guide and Discogs list for Burt Szerlip, mostly as an engineer who (among other things of course) had worked on notable disco albums like Ferrara's "Wuthering Heights" (1979, Midsong), Sister Sledge's "We Are Family" (1979, Cotillion/Atlantic) and Herbie Mann's Super Mann (1978, Atlantic) and is listed as a co-producer on the Front Page disco classic, "Love Insurance", I have no idea who they are. There are no other details on the 12", not even a copyright year (something that's inexplicably missing from many Rio label releases), however the other pressings listed (Discogs lists an Ariola Benelux release with a phased remix on the B-side, that I'm curious to hear) list it as a 1982 release.

Centred around those choppy, inescapable guitar riffs wrapped around a sexy vocal, that starts out nice, tender and teasing, but ends up graduating into a desperate plea by the end. Put it together with a fat, bumping bass and it all makes for some good nighttime disco lovin'..

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LINKS:
DISCOGS: COCO DE JOUR - LOVE ME TONIGHT 12"
DISCOGS: BEN ELLIOTT
DISCOGS: BURT SZERLIP
ALL MUSIC GUIDE: BURT SZERLIP
DISCOGS: RIO RECORDS

CATEGORIES: MINI DELIVERIES

5 comments:

professor Eddy said...

Cool track! Have fun in Toronto.

Tommy said...

Thanks! I am :)

Fraid Chimney said...

Thanks for this--I just stumbled upon this 12" at Play De Record here in Toronto (threw it on at the listening station, and it blew me away) and found your post about it googling the title out of curiosity.

One of many times that your great post has, uh, delivered.

Anonymous said...

Blog, I mean.

Tommy said...

No problem, thanks for the comment! Having spent most of my music budget @ Sonic Boom and down in the Queen West vicinity, I ended up skipping Play De Record altogether when I was out there last month. Will have to pay a visit next time. BTW What's happened with the Dream Chimney TOTD?

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