This show was 2nd in the global disco chart, 3rd in the global funk - soul - jazz chart, 4th in the global soul chart, 4th in the global funk chart and 11th in the global r&b chart.
Let’s leave 2016 with sounds from the last years of the jukebox era (1965-1975). Around the mid-seventies disco took over and dance music was played more and more at big, crowdy clubs instead of intimate local bars and cafes. From then the jukebox, an early version of Spotify, slowly disappeared out of sight. Some of the songs clearly give away that disco was not far away to take over, like the ones from The O’Jays, Billy Paul and Van McCoy, but The Trammps show perhaps best the transition from the soul era to the disco days. The closing track by Michael Viner's Incredible Bongo Band was the start of hip-hop, back in 1973. You can read more about 'Apache' + the complete tracklist on my blog: http://professoreddy.blogspot.nl/2016/12/jukebox-grooves-from-crates-1965-1975.html And it would be nice if you joined me on Facebook for latest updates: https://www.facebook.com/djprofessoreddy/ Picture: Théo Gosselin
Next week The Smooth Operators will return with a new part of Mellow Moods!