Mon. Mar. 18, 2019

10 essential Party title tunes / Cast your fav!

10 essential Party title tunes10 essential Party title tunes… It’s that time of the year to think about the best way to jump into the new one, being for many of us under the form of a party. Disco, R&B, Hip-Hop, House artists have all payed their tribute to the matter with as many invitations to party. A selection being per definition limited, many are the gems we couldn’t talk about here, even though they would have definitely been worth a mention.

Nevertheless, you should find thereafter a pretty much illustrative sample of uplifting jams to get you in the mood.

Wishing you’ll enjoy the ride as much as we did, while putting this together for you. With your feedback, and a mention of your favorite song more than welcome.

10 essential Party title tunes / The Gap Band – Party Train (Total Experience)
Taken from their ‘Gap Band V: Jammin” album which brings us back to 1983 The Gap Band inviting us for a special ride. And this on their funky party train, lucky fellas… All aboard!
10 essential Party title tunes / Kraze – The Party (Big Beat)
Formerly known as Moonfoo, Craig Kallman & cohorts takin’ the world by storm back in 1988. Meanwhile comin’ up with the in yer face ‘The Party’. An anthem standing as one of the biggest sellers in the House scene…
10 essential Party title tunes / Break Machine – Break Dance Party (Mirage)
Radio jock Keith Rodgers, also known as Bon Rock, teaming up with Village People producers Jacques Morali and Henri Belolo. Altogether givin’ birth to this 1984 Electro Hip-Hop stomper, on the heels of ‘Street Dance’…
10 essential Party title tunes / KC & The Sunshine Band – Do You Wanna Go Party (Sunshine Sound Disco)
The closing track from their 1979 album of the likes. Almost sounding like a premonitory sign as marking the end of KC & Co.’s long time liaison with T.K. Records. It pretty much got overshadowed by ‘Please Don’t Go’ back then. And this despite an obvious dance appeeal. Don’t you think?
10 essential Party title tunes / Ray Parker, Jr. & Raydio – It’s Time To Party Now (Arista)
United under the Raydio guise, Ray Parker, Jr., Vincent Bonham, Arnell Carmichael and Jerry Knight developed a unique sense of the groove which the quite sought after ‘It’s time To Party Now’ perfectly summarizes…
10 essential Party title tunes / Royal House – Can You Party (Idlers Records)
Here we go with nothing but the answer to the highly memorable ‘I’ll House You’ by the likes of the Jungle Brothers. This by the one who happened to arrange it for them. In other words, Todd Terry under one of the countless guises he managed to use back then.
10 essential Party title tunes / Fred Wesley – House Party (RSO)
The memorable opening cut to Jazz and Funk trombonist Fred Welsey‘s album of the likes marked his debut under his own account. This back in 1980 with Alton McClain and Lyn Collins among others in charge of the vocal duties. Meanwhile, miles away from House Music for those such a title might confuse…
10 essential Party title tunes / The Trammps – Disco Party (Atlantic)
Responsible for ‘Disco Inferno’, one of the highlights of the ‘Saturday Night Fever’ OST… The Trammps, like MFSB, purely embody the Philadelphia Sound. Taken from their 1976 ‘Where Happy People Go’ album, ‘Disco Party’ is nothing but a Disco/Soul testimony!
10 essential Party title tunes / Kurtis Blow – Party Time (Go-Go Version) (Mercury)
The first rapper to be offered a deal with a major label… Harlem native Kurtis Blow is responsible for classics such as ‘Christmas Rappin’ and ‘The Breaks’. Taken from his album of the likes which saw the light back in 1983, ‘Party Time’ has a rare energy. And even more its ‘Go-Go Version’ which followed two years after. As a matter of fact, you would hardly get more infectious than this…
10 essential Party title tunes / Monie Love – Grandpa’s Party (The Love II Love Remix)(Cooltempo)
A protegee of Queen Latifah, Britain native Simone Wilson. A celebrity you probably better remember of as Monie Love as a matter of fact. And this because she happened to make quite some noise in the Hip-Hop circuit back at the end of the 80’s. One of her highlights being the Dancin Danny D co-produced Hip-House stomper ‘Grandpa’s Party’. This with remix by the likes of Jazzie B of the Soul II Soul fame…

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