Played By Theo Parrish
2 Deep Disco Classics on 45 for the first time
Brand new master from Sony cut at Timmion Cutting Lab, Finland.
"G.Q" stood for "good quality", they were not joking. As well as a few top 10 hits G.Q also had a wealth of brilliant disco bangers across their 70s output. Here we present 2 favourites of my own,k 'Lies' and 'is It Cool?' . Not only of mine buy clearly Theo Parrish's also as he featured both on 'Ugly Edits' over a decade ago, great as it saved me from playing the LP in clubs and fighting the feedback. These track have always sat next to the best rare modern soul and Deepfunk classics with ease, they are some of the best records in the Genre. To top it off we got a new perfect master from Sony and cut the 45 at Timmion cutting Lab in Finland and its sounds great. A personal favorite, im delighted to be able to put this out with the care it deserves. "See that there's a party going on...;...;"
a. G.Q. - Lies
b. G.Q. - Is It Cool?
- Possibly the rarest disco 45 in the world.
- Last copy sold on eBay for $7000
- B-Side is brilliant funk 45, unknown because of its rarity.
If you are not a top end disco collector with deep pockets you won't know this record, it's as rare as its gets. The last clean copy went for $6373. My 'Gangster boy' odyssey started for me around 12 years ago, soul collector and D.J David Ripolles played an acetate at Prestayn soul weekender and it blew me away, I asked dave what it was, he said the acetate was credited to Wanda McDaniels.
Myself and Malcom Catto (Drummer in excellent band the Heliocentrics ) started tracking the record and eventually got it touch with Co-Producer Ronald Crawley. We had the opportunity to do the record but the sticking point was nobody had a clean copy of the record to make a recording from and there were no tapes. Roll on 10 years and I secured a mint copy and got perfectly clean recording so here we are.
The record was not performed by Wanda McDaniel's & Ultimate choice as it has been credited up till now. The band was 'The Reality Band And Show' from Newcastle Pennsylvania. The backing band was Ultimate Choice and the backing singer was Wanda McDaniel's (Producer Ronald Crawley sister). The lead singer was called Gladys, what happened to her we don't know but what a voice.
It was recorded in 1977 at Asterix Studios in Wilkinsburg Pennsylvania, 300 copies were pressed up to test the market response which surprisingly was lacklustre. So as these things go it was forgotten about and everyone moved on to the next thing.
The Label owner of 'Appleray' and its parent 'Pittsburgh Music Industry's' Ray Mitchell is no longer with us and we did not manage to find any more members of the band or uncredited chief engineer Ralph Camino. Ray recorded a couple of other decent 45s on Appleray but nothing quite touches this Disco Soul Perfection.
What a record, top of the stack, a perfect 10. Just Buy it.
a. The Reality Band and Show - Gangsterboy
b. The Reality Band and Show - All You Need Is Time To Mess Around
- Previously Unreleased Versions
- Alternate Version without synths
Athens of the north presents two of the disco floaters from our previously unreleased AOTNLP Original Friends and Buddies, both of these versions are on 45 for the first time. The Stripped down Version of 'Silence that you keep' benefits from the more direct tight Vocal. Without the synths there is much more space in the mix which suits the melancholy deep disco groove so much better. On the Flip 'Po Man' has also been stripped right back to its more basic elements also for the better, less is so much more.
a. Milton Wright - Silence That You Keep (First Version)
b. Milton Wright - Po' Man (First Version)
The Queen is dead! Long live the Queen!
After nine releases on their KVK series of the Karlovak label, KVK1000 will be the tenth and final release on the KVK imprint (god save her soul).
In it's place arises the new KRLVK series. While the concept series KVK exclusively featured releases from the label-lords themselves, the new KRLVK series will sport work from other artists with releases from Radio Slave, Ben Sims, and the Chicago house legend DJ Jes already lined up.
First up on KRLVK is Ben Sims who delivers a burning EP of disco infused house and techno bombs.
1. Make Some Love
2. Lucky People
3. Going Down
4. Move Dat Thing
For their next release, Gutter Funk have dared once again to disrupt the fabric of space and time...
We are proud present to you Gus Pirelli, a name you may recognise from Laminate Radio, and the critically acclaimed mix tape:
'Born in the Year of the Boogie'.
Pirelli steps into the spotlight with his first major release. This is 100% authentic boogie-disco-funk.
Utilising all original equipment, there is not a sample in sight. These two beautifully crafted cuts have been created from scratch, both complimented by the graceful vocal power of Andre Espeut.
All instruments are played, recorded and mixed by Gus. This is pure class.
a. Gus Pirelli Ft Andre Espeut - Good Feeling
b. Gus Pirelli Ft Andre Espeut - Meet In The Middle
Panthera Krause joins the Lobster Theremin stable with a mid-summer trip into the heart of the sun. Drawing on a plethora of classic house influences, Krause weaves these into a style which is a at once recognisable yet uniquely his own, production-wise drawing as much from the MPC-led West Coast beat scene as the European house approach.
a1. Panthera Krause - Rules
a2. Panthera Krause - Rewo
b1. Panthera Krause - Them Flutes