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Any Major Disco Vol. 9 – Party Like It’s 1980

December 27th, 2020 Leave a comment Go to comments


As every year, here’s a collection of disco tracks from 40 years ago. Normally I’d recommend these mixes for New Year’s Eve parties, at least those attended by people of a certain age — though if you played this kind of stuff to young people, they might be surprised to find that this is where Bruno Mars got all his inspiration from. More music of that kind is on previous disco and funk mixes.

This year is different, if you are a sentient human being. There should be no big New Year’s Eve parties at which that virus can be spread, so this year do not party like it’s 1980, unless you did so in a small circle, 40 years ago (I have no memory of my New Year’s Eve 1980, but I recall that 1981 was a great year). Where I live, parties are no option, because the government has imposed a night-time curfew that also (and especially) applies to December 31, as a measure of curbing the spread of the coronavirus (or Trump Virus, as I like to call it, after its most enthusiastic ally). So here the festivities will be kept to a small circle of people who will sleep under the same roof.

But that need not be a dull evening. Spend the evening with those around you, if you have such people, and groove to the music while cooking a meal, frying donuts, mixing cocktails. Dance around the kitchen with the one you love. If ever there was a reason to celebrate the end of a year, it’s now! Kick out 2020, and bring in 2021, which surely — surely! — cannot be any worse than the year that is about to expire.

So, from me, HAPPY NEW YEAR! May your 2021 be filled with great health, good fortune and much love!

As always, CD-R length, home-shuffled covers, PW in comments.

1. Bobby Thurston – Check Out The Groove
2. Raydio – It’s Time To Party Now
3. Mtume – So You Wanna Be A Star
4. Norman Connors – Take It To The Limit
5. S.O.S. Band – Take Your Time (Do It Right)
6. Average White Band – Let’s Go Around Again
7. Billy Ocean – Stay The Night
8. Skyy – Here’s To You
9. Positive Force – We Got The Funk
10. Locksmith – Far Beyond
11. Diana Ross – I’m Coming Out (Extended Mix)
12. Leon Haywood – Don’t Push It, Don’t Force It
13. Change – A Lovers Holiday
14. Gladys Knight & The Pips – Taste Of Bitter Love
15. Odyssey – Don’t Tell Me, Tell Her
16. The Jacksons – Lovely One
17. Rodney Franklin – The Groove


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  1. iammike
    December 28th, 2020 at 04:24 | #1

    Thx Dude.

    As always great stuff.

    Have a great and healthy 2021!!

  2. amdwhah
    December 28th, 2020 at 04:35 | #2

    PW = amdwhah

  3. amdwhah
    December 28th, 2020 at 09:37 | #3


    Thanks. All the best for 2021 to you and yours, too. And thank you so much for keeping me thoroughly caffeinated!

  4. Batique
    December 28th, 2020 at 15:17 | #4

    These are awesome! Is it possible to re-up Vol. 4 and 7? Those are the only two missing.

    And thanks for all the great music. You helped get me through 2020!

  5. rat-a-tat-tat
    December 29th, 2020 at 05:55 | #5

    Great, as always. Likely will be playing here as our lead up to a (non-event) party into 2021.
    If you have the time to re-up any previous volumes to rapidgator, I’d be an eager downloader/listener.

  6. amdwhah
    December 29th, 2020 at 14:14 | #6

    All Disco mixes are up on RG now. That’ll sort the lead-up to your non-event party!

  7. amdwhah
    December 29th, 2020 at 14:14 | #7

    All Disco mixes are now up again, on Zippy and RG.

  8. Batique
    December 29th, 2020 at 15:09 | #8

    Thank you so much!

  9. rat-a-tat-tat
    December 29th, 2020 at 23:32 | #9

    Thx for the re-ups… projects for my daughter to print and burn for our “socially distanced New Years non-event.”

  10. Anja K.
    December 31st, 2020 at 19:38 | #10

    Happy New Year! Thanks for all the great music. May 2021 be a massive improvement!!

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