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here's a " there but for the grace of god go i" sample. i played this a lot-people went nuts for it on a house floor. it's todd terry. the gypsy men- hear the music.

there's sampling as homage and then there's a fist fucking rip off- which is what many dj/producers focused on in the late 80s and early 90s. many primarily black female vocalists who had been staples of gay and black disco music but largely unknown to the mainstream, like gloria gaynor, martha walsh (the reason for every hit black box had- and they were huge fucking hits) and jocelyn brown- famous especially for ' somebody else's guy'- were mercilessly ripped off and glued into relatively generic house music causing astronomical sales and an explosion of dance music culture world wide. skinny ass models were dropped into the videos and splayed across record sleeves and the only real reasons for the wild success of these tunes- the vocal performances of extremely talented black women who built dance music as we knew it on the power and intense emotional dynamics of their instrument- were relegated to unpaid obscurity.

here's only one club song-of the only blacks and gays were listening to it variety- and you can lose count of the samples torn from it. and it's just one fucking song.

the sublime jocelyn brown ' loves gonna get you' and a small selection of the songs that went platinum using her without crediting her or having other singers try to mimic her once they were busted. her dance music cred in unbelievable- she sang on musique's 2 huge hits- "keep on jumpin" and "in the bush"(' push push in the bush')- both number 1 disco songs. she did a slew of songs with cerrone and chic-chic were unstoppable( le freak is the largest selling single ever for the entire suite of warner brother's record labels. even johnny marr of the smiths bows down before chic as we all should.)

bizarre inc-

snap- the power

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I was about 13 when I heard "Push Push In The Bush" for the first time. I felt really naughty after listening to it. It's a great record, and it makes people totally blush.

it's such a great song- it was largely banned from radio play for the reason you mention.

I have a great fondness for blues singers with soul. I just recently saw a great DVD that featured a young Koko Taylor singing "Wang Dang Doodle." I was in awe. It ROCKED.

I am also very fond of Mavis Staples / The Staples Singers.

My fave Soft Cell song is "Heat." I can't sit still when I hear it.

LOVE your posts.

linda lawrence the original man ray dj used to play this:

because back then you actually heard music by black people and women in an ' alternative' club. now it's all whitey is righty or shitty german remakes and almost entirely male artists.there was an eclecticism about it all back then- a wider range of musical styles could be played. i really miss it.

i want a fucking time machine so i can go out and dance again not stand around looking at a bunch of lame goths who wouldn't know goth or good 80s music it it smacked them up.

i am always one for the black female soul singers- or the white chicks who can pull it off. allison moyet has that quality- a white girl who can belt it out like it means something. that's the power of church singing coming through.

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