The Disco 12 Inch, one of mankind’s crowning achievements! I absolutely love disco and own a fair amount on vinyl, but am always learning and discovering new things, hopefully we can collectively increase our knowledge here.
What are you favourite Disco 12 Inches? Doesn’t have to be something super rare or unknown, just something that you own and love. I’ll start with three that come to mind immediately.
Edgar Winter - Above and Beyond
A Tom Moulton Masterclass, goes from countrified yacht pop funk to seriously out-there space disco and back again in six and a half minutes. I’d not heard of this until I picked it up in a job lot a couple of years ago, now never leaves the box. I’m sure I recognise the spacey bit from being sampled in some Idjut type thing, I’m sure someone will know.
Udell - Won’t You Try
Another Tom Moulton production, this one a bit less out there and a bit more of the classic disco blend of longing and melancholy. I love the arrangement on this with vocals at the start and end and a super long instrumental break in the middle.
Change - Searching (For the B Side: Angel In My Pocket)
I first heard this on the Larry Levan Live at the Paradise Garage compilation where he plays out the intro, then cuts back to the start and repeats it just as the vocals are about to come in, genius! Classic pumping disco from Italy, cheap to pick up too!