Ha ha ha - you hit the nail on the head. I used to go to Chris Hill's Lacy Lady in Ilford. Was relatively short lived as a gay night, although people back then were at least prepared to travel a bit out of town for a boogie. I even went to the Gold Mine a few times - though that was stretching abit. I soon went back to the Central London places.
I seem to recall Mr Hill liking things such as Van Macoy's Soul Cha Cha and the superb Rinder/Lewis AVI stuff - especially El Coco. Generally these had a slower BPM than the stuff that was flying about in the central London clubs, some of which was really almost too fast to dance to. I must have almost crippled myself trying to fling my skinny bod (as it was then) around to Musique's In The Bush tracks. They were happy days though.Comment by YankeeDisc:
.....yep, It used to surprise the hell out of me as to what shifted sometimes.
Chris Hill who I knew, used to have a saying for records of indeterminate value as a piece of artistic and musical merit - "dog shit......"
On discogs, over all seven variants listed, 210 have it, and 160 want it, I never kept a copy for myself. I only found it by chance as I was perusing a members postings on youtube, and the title clicked in my head.......the artist name Uncle Louie meant absolutely nothing to me, meaning I had forgotten it for the past 34 years........
I will be resuming my quest from time to time, unearthing music from all genres, so please call back......
.....I don't know where you went to shake your groove thang, but I thought that the Hi-Energy 130+ BPM stuff you mentioned was played in Gay Discos, etc., and I mean no inference.
I was shifting Jazz-Funk to my punters, and they lapped it up.Comment by telegramsam:
I'm suprised this one shifted YankeeDisc. By '79 the disco beat had sped up to almost ludicrous speeds and this seems a wee bit ponderous to me; more akin to the Silver Convention type GUAB of a while earlier. This one would have been hard to dance to with the styles we had in '79 (shivers at the memory).
It's a nice track though - though I'm saying that now - back then I would have disliked it for being too slow.Comment by YankeeDisc:
.....Sorry, but I don't know about a UK release.
Marlin label was distributed in US by Henry Stone's TK outfit, which got UK distribution on TK Records distributed by Epic/CBS, and only a few Marlin releases got issued in UK, but under the T.K. logo, including Gregg Diamond3333 which came out on S TKR 7534 in UK.
Ralph MacDonald, another Marlin artist, also moved from Marlin to T.K. Records for release in UK, and The Ritchie Family moved from 20th Century, to Marlin and onto Casablanca in US, all produced by Jacques Morali for Can't Stop Productions, Inc., his production company, which then licensed their product for UK to Polydor, and then Phonogram.
This release "Full Tilt Boogie", made it onto T.K. Disco label in US as a 12" Single, I know I imported some of those, 143, and subsequently got released as a 45 in Netherlands on TKR 7556, and Europe as a 12" Single as T.K. Disco – TKR 12.7557, which you will note uses the next sequential number after TKR 7556.
I guess it is likely to have had a UK issue, but as yet, none have appeared, and it's not on 12" Single World.