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’70s Dance Music: Part 3

By | January 29th, 2017|Music Reviews|

The Sound of Philadelphia In Part 1 of my search for eighty Modern Jive-able '70s dance tracks, I featured The Richie Family's Best disco in town. This track includes clips from a number of classic disco tracks, including several from the '70s. One track I managed to recognise was TSOP (The Sound of Philadelphia) by MFSB [...]

’70s Dance Music: Part 2

By | January 20th, 2017|Music Reviews|

How about a '70s music freestyle In my post '70s Dance Music: Part 1 I suggested that there might be enough great music from this decade to fill a four hour freestyle. In that article I managed to come up with just ten tracks. Seventy to go then! So let me get started right away, by going back [...]

’70s Dance Music: Part 1

By | January 11th, 2017|Music Reviews|

Best Dance of The Night! A few weeks back at Kelham Hall DJ Mark O'Reilly played a track I'd not danced to before at a Modern Jive venue. The track provided me with the best dance of the night. Why had I never danced to this track before? It had everything that makes a track perfect [...]

Song List: ’70s Dance Music

By | January 1st, 2017|Music Reviews|

'70s Music Modern Jive Freestyle In my article '70s Music Part 1, I came up with the idea of having a '70s Music themed Modern Jive Freestyle. I have calculated that I will need 80 tracks to fill a four hour dance set. In the end I've made a list of ninety one songs. Here they [...]

It’s the Same Old Song

By | September 9th, 2016|Music Reviews|

At a recent freestyle I was in conversation with another dancer about the music. He was not impressed but I thought it was pretty good. He went on to tell me the name of another regular freestyle where he prefered the music they played 'However it's a bit Same Old, Same Old'. This is a [...]

Disco Inferno

By | September 7th, 2016|Music Reviews|

My passion for dance music was ignited in the grandiose dancehall of the Nottingham Palais. It was here I first heard tracks from the Motown Studios before they broke through in to the main stream pop charts. Uptight by Stevie Wonder and (I'm a) Road Runner by Junior Walker had me tapping my feet. Sadly feet tapping was [...]

Dance to the Music

By | September 3rd, 2016|Music Reviews|

You are a Modern Jive Dancer. You come off the dance floor and you say to yourself 'that was a great dance'. If you are a woman that might simply be because your male partner kept to the beat and didn't tug you around too much. Perhaps he kept the moves simple and refrained from [...]