At this point, I've pretty much convinced myself that Odyssey's Native New Yorker is quite possibly my all-time favorite disco anthem. At the time, I hadn't saved enough money from mowing lawns to buy my own record player yet and had to rely on my sister's which for some inextricable reason was located on a top shelf in her bedroom closet, though connected.
When she wasn't there, I'd have to grab the ladder from the garage and set it up so I could listen to this 45, which I would play over and over, while imagining myself on roller-skates dancing with my favorite unknown boyfriend under the disco lights. I was a weird kid for certain but often fantasized about unrealistic things of where I saw my future life. To this day, the song still conjures up those same feelings.
Each tune in this set is massive and reached the upper-echelons of the Billboard disco chart. So sit back and relax or put on your spandex and platforms and get ready to boogie!
I'll be back tomorrow with the final set. Until then ...ENJOY!
KC & the Sunshine Band - I'm Your Boogie Man (The Crystal Ship Edit)
Diana Ross - Upside Down (Almighty Anthem Mix)
Patrick Juvet - I Love America (Marcelo Dub Rework)
Chic - Le Freak (Digital Visions Re-Edit)
Odyssey - Native New Yorker (Digital Visions Re-Edit)
The Rolling Stones - Miss You (Digital Visions Re-Edit)
Heatwave - Groove Line (Digital Visions Re-Edit)
Dr. Buzzards Original Savannah Band - Cherchez La Femme (Digital Visions Re-Edit)
Carol Douglas - Midnight Love Affair (Digital Visions Re-Edit)
Lou Rawls - Youll Never Find Another Love Like Mine (Leroy Davis Remix)
First Choice - Let No Man Put Usunder (Dr. Packer Edit)
Patrice Rushen - Forget Me Nots (Dr. Packer Edit)
Tina Marie - I Need Your Lovin' (Dr. Packer Edit)
Cher - Take Me Home (Ray K Edit)