Thursday, March 05, 2009

The Harlem Shuffle

I've been a pretty big fan of Michael Lewis and Laurin Rinder's collaborative work for quite sometime. This production team, better known as Rinder & Lewis, not only were some of disco music's greatest producers, they were some of the most active, releasing many amazing records under many different aliases which included El Coco, Discognosis, Le Pamplemousse, Saint Tropez, and Tuxedo Junction among others. That being said, some of their best material came under the more straight forward Rinder & Lewis title (i.e. 1978's Seven Deadly Sins). One of these classic records would include the 1980 release of Warriors. This five-song record is pretty much brilliant from start to finish with solid cuts like "Willie And The Hand Jive", "Arabella/Home", "Love Potion #9", "Blue Steel", and one of my personal favorites in "Harlem Shuffle". Basically, if you don't own this album, go buy it as soon as you can. Truly a disco masterpiece!

Rinder & Lewis - Harlem Shuffle



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6 comments:

Pat Les Stache said...

I went back to the divshare. Let me know what you guys prefer. It really helps let me know what's easiest for everyone.

Thanks!

MondoCo said...

divshare works well for me- plz keep using in future if you can help it. Keep up the good work, respect- Mondo
(scotland)

professor Eddy said...

divShare is okay by me! Are Rinder & Lewis the guys on the picture? ;-) My favourite R&L track is 'Femmes fatales' by St. Tropez, a track I bought ages ago (one of my first singles buys, actually).

chris said...

They fellows in the photo are R&L's fathers. No joke...

-Chris

Pat Les Stache said...

I had no idea that the photo is a picture of Rinder & Lewis's fathers. That's kind of funny that they choose a photo like that for this record, especially in an era that was dominated by over-the-top sexy artwork.

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