Back when I used to host a radio show on East Side Radio, I’d occasionally dip outside the world of Fusion Jazz and instead play some slick beats from the legends of 80s synth.
This will basically form your ultimate resource of the best boogie tracks that your ears have never been graced with.
You could call it post-disco or boogie or lazer soul or 80′s funk soul… and it’s just the best damn music ever.
Massive shout out to Beat Electric for the inspiration and all the great folks over at East Side Radio for putting up with the odd disco adventure in what is normally a fusion jazz radio show. Maximum points for the use of analogue synths, break downs, solos, crazy vocals and the snap clap. Wait, no, no snap claps. They are bad mmm.
Now this ain’t no Saturday Night Fever or Earth, Wind and Fire list… no no… these tracks have to be MINT and rare. We’re talking $150+ for a 12″ single re-issue that’s beat up real bad… and yet people still fork out $$$ for it.
Without any further introduction, here is the list!
Alright one more thing. I’ve tried to put them in order, with the best damn track in the world first up! Mega props to you, Barbara Fowler!
Best Boogie Tracks of All Time
Barbara Fowler – Come and Get My Lovin
Aaron Broomfield – Polyphase
Mid Air – Ease Out
C-Bank – One More Shot
Raven – So In Love
Komiko - Feel Alright
The S.O.S Band – Just Be Good To Me
Peter Brown – Do You Want to Get Funky With Me
Tracy Weber – Sure Shot
Vicky D – This Beat is Mine
Kadenza – Let’s Do It
George Chandler – This Could Be the Night
The Pointer Sisters – Dare Me
Starpoint – Wanting You
AM FM - You Are the One
Junei – You Must Go On
PS: DTOTW = Disco Track of the Week, of course.