June 12, 2011
Indie Disco not ‘Indie Disco’ - Disco was THE proletarian sound of the ‘70s; and was bought to you but some very small labels at the start. The stories of Disco pioneers is just as interesting as that of the label-dudes who set up jazz, soul, R’n'B and punk. Here’s a beginner’s guide to the great 12 inchers that were released by these Independent labels (before the big guys spoiled it all..).
Billy Reeves is Staines’s greatest ever broadcaster and second most successful songwriter (behind his dear friend and nemesis Rich Archer from Hard-Fi, who’s actually from Kingston anyway).
Reeves is chums with Domino as a result of knowing Laurence “The Hoss” Bell, with whom he worked at the legendary record label Fire records for a week in 1993. As Reeves came in as head of press Bell had dug a tunnel out and was setting up Domino.
He is a Brentford FC fan, and fills his Saturday with pain and joy as a football commentator for BBC London 94.9.
Tracklisting:Ten Percent by Double Exposure
Dreamin' by Loleatta Holloway
In The Bush by Musique
Everybody Get Dancing by Bombers
Do It At The Disco by Gary's Gang
Do What You Wanna Do by T Connection
It's A Love Thing by Whispers
Deputy of Love by Don Armando's 2nd Avenue Rhumba Band
Dance Dance Dance (Yowsah Yowsah Yowsah) by Chic