Wednesday, December 27, 2006

PARIS CASABLANCA - Dancing In Cairo (1979)

Funk / Soul

Produced and arranged by Philippe Renaux & Rachid Bahri

Tracklist :

01 Dancing In Cairo (5:29)
Lead Vocals - Joe Scott
02 Mamy Blue (6:03)
Lead Vocals - Claudia Polley
03 I Should Be Lovin' (5:30)
Lead Vocals - Ann Calvert
04 Keep On Running (6:41)
Lead Vocals - Joe Scott
05 A Love At First Sight (6:11)
Lead Vocals - Claudia Polley
06 I Wanna Go Home (Skiped By Two) (5:40)
Lead Vocals - Ann Calvert

Link to download : 192 kbs

"Superbly bizarre and little-known French disco production, well worth tracking down.The title track is the most appealing to these ears. The lyrics start "Dancing in Cairo, Everywhere you go, Heavy perfume flows, In Cairo...". After 2 minutes the disco tune blends into a syncopated flute-driven middle-eastern sound, and then back out into a gorgeous alto-sax solo, before returning to the main tune.Disco cover versions of Mamy Blue, and the Spencer-Davis Group's "Keep on running" also appear on the LP.The mid-tempo track "A love at first sight" seems familiar but I can't quite work out why! Very good though.The final track "I wanna go home" has a spelling mistake in its title as it should be "skipped by two", which is based around some kind of playground chant.Just to complete the package, the LP has a quintessentially 70s front and back cover - they just don't make 'em like that anymore!"



Blogger anvilscepe said...

this sounds interesting. thanks salty and have a happy new year.

6:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the 1st track won't work



4:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you have to unzip the folder and then put all the tracks into a new folder, that worked for me, since at first I couldnt listen to track 1 neither.

8:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

many thanks for the album by the way!

8:55 AM  
Blogger Trag said...

I've been looking for this forever. Thanks for finally giving me the chance to hear it all the way through!

11:51 AM  
Blogger Claudia said...

Hey! This is an absolute delight. I haven't heard this since I did it nearly 30 years ago. Great of you to appreciate and post. If you find anymore of the many disco tracks I did in France, Italy and Germany back in those heady disco days, please contact me...I'd love to gather them up!

You are the best!

10:24 AM  
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9:25 PM  

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