First Episode

The first episode of Sunshine After Dark is now posted on Mixcloud.

A number of the tracks I selected this week were highlighted by Vince Aletti in his famous 1973 Rolling Stone article, "Discotheque Rock '73: Paaaaarty!" (Sept 13 issue), which was among the early articles—if not the first—written about the emerging scene in New York City. It was reprinted in The Disco Files 1973-78†, a collection of his Record World columns, which I will draw on heavily for the show. Aletti cites "Love Train," "Soul Makossa," "Wild Safari," and "Street Dance," among others, as important examples of early disco. I read an excerpt from it to set up those songs.

CJSR's annual Fundrive starts today and on next week's show you will have a chance to show your love for the station! I urge you to consider donating to help support community radio in Edmonton.

MFSB - TSOP (1973)
O'Jays - Love Train (1972)
Carol Douglas - Doctor's Orders (1974)
Spinners - Are You Ready for Love (1979)
Manu Dibango - Soul Makossa (1972)
Barrabas - Wild Safari (1973)
Fatback Band - Street Dance (1972)
Boule Noire - Constance (1978)‡
Nightlife Unlimited - Love Is in You (Part One) (1979)‡
Bumblebee Unlimited - Everybody Dance (1977)
Gibson Brothers - Ooh What a Life (Gerd Janson & Shan Edit) (1979/2017)

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‡Canadian artist