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Many months have passed since the inception of this mix project, so we’re very happy to finally share!! Peace to 1 year of broadcasting A Downtown Affair over the Tri-State and across the world.

Mike McGill and Tackleberry present Hope For Love, a selection of records touching upon anecdotes of courtship and infidelity while keeping in mind those lonely nights of mid-tempo dancing and fast romancing. A digest of music resolved to stimulate bodies, helping them move like fluids across desolate dance-floors from decades past.

Let the sleazy serenades play while hearts and drums break; all for love’s sake.

Hope for Love.

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Episode 4, recorded live at WNYU Studios on November 23rd, 2007. Grabbing HIGH-NRG from latin disco, Montreal, Moskow, Frisco, and elsewhere, Part 1 is U.P. T.E.M.P.O. Part 2 continues from Fonda Rae’s classic “Heo-bah” and moves toward synth-boogie before closing with some bass-action, and the massive ‘Way Out’.

ADA - Episode 4 - Part 2

Part 1:

The Strikers – Body Music (Prelude)
Nick Straker Band – A Little Bit of Jazz (Prelude)
TConnection – At Midnight (T.K. Disco)
Candido – Dancin’ and Prancin’ New York Latin Hustle (Soul Jazz)
Candido – Jingo (Rams Horn)
Tantra – A Place Called Tarot (Idjut Boys ReEdit) (Tirk)
Phoreski – (edit) (Bare Fist Recordings)
Kebekelektrik – War Dance (Salsoul)
Telex – Moskow Diskow (Sire)
Patrick Cowley – Mindwarp (Megatron)
The Droids – Do you Have (The Force) (Barclay)
Gary’s Gang – Makin’ Music (Radar)
The Flirts – Passion (R.E.M.I.X.E.D. Version) (Rams Horn)
Dharma – Plastic Doll (Instrumental) (Clone)
Warp 9 – No Man Is An Island (Prism)
Fonda Rae – Heo-bah (Hey-O-Bah) (Posse Records)
K.I.D. – Don’t Stop the Music (SAM)
David Joseph – You can’t hide your love (Island)

Part 2:

Colonel Abrams – Trapped (MCA)
Jimmy Ross – Fall Into A Trance (RFC)
The Shades Of Love – Keep In Touch (Body to Body) (Instrumental) (Venture)
Class Action – Weekend (Sleeping Bag)
Imagination – Illusion (MCA)
Jimmy Bo Horne – Spank (Sunshine Sound)
Discognosis – Step by Step (Tangoterje edit) (Supreme)
Steve Arrington’s Hall Of Fame – Way Out (Konglather)
Eurofunk – Manshortage (Eli-173 Edit) (Environ)
Curtis Mayfield – Little Child Runnin Wild (Buddah Records)
Cosmic Force – Trinidad Bump (Truth & Soul)
NY Slide (Champagne mix)
Was Not Was – Tell Me that I’m Dreaming (Dub)

The 3rd Episode, recorded from the live broadcast on 11.17.07. Part 1 moves from some more orchestrated jazz-funk material (Check Axelrod’s Holy Thursday!) to mid-tempo disco/funk, including the first million dollar selling dance 12″ ‘Do You Wanna Get Funky With Me’. Part 2’s a soul/boogie workout, including the massive ‘Why Did You Do It’ by Johnny Nash & The Main Ingredient’s ‘Work to do’. Check it!

Part 1:

Brick – Ain’t Gonna Hurt Nobody (Bang Records)
Voltage Bros. – Unity (Lifesong)
Tropea – Muff (Marlin Records)
David Axelrod – Holy Thursday (Capitol)
Dennis Coffey Moon Star (Sussex Records)
Roy Ayers – People and the World (Polydor)
Creative Source – Who is He and What is He to You? (Paul Winley)
Big Foot – Watch Your Step (Sue Records International)
Crown Heights Affair – Say A Prayer For Two (Delite)
– Who Is To Blame? (Moxie)
Peter Brown – Do Ya Wanna Get Funky With Me? (Drive)
Sylvester – I Need Somebody to Love Tonight (Fantasy)
Marvin Gaye – Funky Space Reincarnation (Motown)
Les Baxter – Quiet Village (CTI Records)
Roundtree – Get Up, Get Down (Omni)

Part 2:

Tulio de Piscopo – Stop Bajon (XYZ Records)
Luther Vandross – Never Too Much Luther Vandross (Epic)
Astrud Gilberto – Black Magic (Tangoterje edit) (Supreme)
Starvue – Body Fusion (Strut)
Roy Ayers & Wayne Henderson – Give It To Me (Polydor)
Johnny Nash – Why Did You Do It? (CBS)
The Main Ingredient – Work to do (RCA Records)
Ginny – Can’t Be Serious (Flexx)
Peech Boys – Don’t Make Me Wait (Extended Version) (West End)
Gary Byrd – The Crown (Motown)
Sammy Gordon & The Hip Huggers – Making Love (Greg Records)
Moodyman – AMERIKA (KDJ)
Slave – Just A Touch of Love (Cotillion)
Starpoint – Get Your Body Up (Chocolate City)
Gary’s Gang – Knock Me Out (Ariola)
I Level – Give Me (Epic)

Here’s last week’s show. Be sure to check the new cut off Environ in Part II; it’s reaffirming to know that boogie is still alive!


Part 1:

Gil Scott-Heron – In The Bottle Super (Paul Winley)
Firebolts – Everybody Party (CBS)
Wood, Brass and Steel – Funkanova (Jazz Funk)
Jerry Williams – Easy On Yourself (Warner Brothers)
Shina Williams & His African Percussionists – Agboju Logun (Supersound)
Archie Bell & The Drells – Let’s Groove (CBS Records)
Super-Jay – Super-Jay Love Theme (Hit Makers Of America)
Roy Ayers – Don’t Stop the feeling (Polydor)
Erotic Drum Band – Pop Pop Shoo Wah (Prism Records)
Gaznevada – I.C. Love Affair (Italian Records)
Eddie Grant – Time Warp (Moo Records)
Rinder & Lewis – Willie and the Hand Jive (AVI Records)
ORS – Moon-Boots (SalSoul Records)
Bumblebee Unlimited – I Got A Big Bee (RCA Records)
Johnny Copeland – Atmosphere Strutt – (P & P Records)
Herbie Hancock – Doin’ It (Columbia)

Part 2:

Metro Area – Read My Mind (Environ Records)
Captain Rapp – Bad Times (I Can’t Stand It) (Becket Records)
Stevie Wonder – Go Home (Instrumental) (Motown)
The Bobbettes 1981 – Love Rhythm (Radio Records)
Intrigue – I Like It Disco Strut (Disco Strut)
Jimmy Ross – First True Love Affair (RFC Records)
Feel – I’d Like To (Sutra Records)
Gino Soccio – Dancer (Warner Brothers)
Shakedown – At Night (Alan Braxe Remix) (Vulture Records)
Passion – Dancing and Romancing (Prelude Records)
Macho – I’m A Man (Prelude)
Supermax – Love Machine (Atlantic)

Here’s the show Premier from November 2nd, broken into two parts:


Part I:

Trinita – HIGH FEELING (Carrere)
JR Funk & The Love Machine – Feel Good Party Time (Brass Records)
The Escorts – Make Me Over (Knockout)
Brass Construction – Movin’ (United Artists)
The Shades of Love – Come Inside (Scorp Gemini)
Black Ivory – Mainline (Buddah)
Loose Joints – Tell You In Dub (4th & Broadway)
Bumblebee Unlimited – I Got A Big Bee (RCA)
Erotic Drum Band – Action 78 (Prism)
Moodyman – Joy Pt II (KDJ)

Part II:

Tracy Weber – Sure Shot (Instrumental) (Quality)
Tony Lee – Reach Up (Dub mix) (Radar)
Jimmy Ross – First True Love Affair (RFC)
Evelyn King – Love Come Down (RCA)
Snakecharmer – Hold on to your dreams (Island)
D Train – Keep On (Prelude)
Phreek – Let My Love Be With You (Atlantic)
Yvonne Gage – Lover of my Dreams (BMC)
Skyy – First Time Around (Salsoul)
Jones Girls – You Gonna Make Me Love Somebody Else (Philly International)
Melba Moore – You Stepped into My Life (Epic)
Kongas – Tattoo Woman (Polydor)
Bobbi Humphrey – Ain’t No Sunshine (Blue Note)
Jacki Jackson – Is it Him or Me? (Motown)
Creative Source – You Can’t Hide Love (Sussex)
The Whatnauts – Help is on the Way (Harlem International)
Everlife – You’re My Superhero (CRC)
Karen Silver – Nobody Else (RFC)