Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Don't Stop...Cause It Feels So Good

Ever since hearing Ish Ledesma's 1979 track "Don't Stop", I've always felt like this is what Prince would sound like if he ever would of went full-on disco. Maybe it's just me, however I hear similarities between the two artists in the song's verses. Regardless, it's a great track that was originally included on Ish's self-titled record, which was also released in 1979. I find that the song continues to get better and better with each and every listen. Hopefully you'll feel the same.

Ish - Don't Stop

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Thurston Howell III said...

Beat Electric posted this one back in May.

This is definitely one of those weird, oddball, out of the ordinary songs that does indeed grow on you!

Can't say I think of Prince when I hear this, but to me, the song oozes a good way!!

This is a great find, and my favorite "re-discovery" of this year so far!

PS: Funny, you say you hear Prince.... But I'd love to hear a reggae cover version of this one!

Anonymous said...

I would love to have this at 320kbps
do you ever post 320's?

Anonymous said...

you should try over at Beat Electric, who hosted the track prev.:

Pat Les Stache said...

News flash: I'm sure the song has been posted on many blogs.

2nd News flash: I don't care.

I post songs that I'm generally enjoying at the moment, regardless of whom has posted them. If that breaks any 'Mp3 Blog' rules, then guess what. I'm a rule breaker. I'm sure there have been a bunch songs on this blog that haven't been on other blogs. Either way, I don't have time to go around and check out every single disco/funk/soul blog on the planet and see if I'm going to be the first person ever to post a certain track, nor do I want to.


Pat Les Stache said...

BTW, Beat Electric is an amazing blog however!

Thurston Howell III said...


Now now, no need to get all huffy!

I merely stated a fact: "Beat Electric posted this one in May."

Not in a "one upmanship" type of way, as if it really matter who posted it first.

I thought only those "evil white Republicans" were angry!

Maybe if Obama passes his health care plan, he can send Pat Le Stache to some "anger management" classes!

Pat Les Stache said...

Hey Thurston,

I apologize, my comments weren't directed at you. I think it's been a bit of a stressful day and I felt like I've been getting a lot of comments lately referencing other blogs(which I don't generally mind). Regardless, I apologize for being a bit irrational with my statement, I know your a dedicated reader of the blog and I do appreciate your support. I could of made my point with a bit more class.

Thanks for checkin in and sharing your thoughts.


rbtlowe said...

Having just stumbled upon your wonderful blog, I find an entry very dear to me about this song. Back in the day, I felt like I was the only one who was thrilled by it (and that was the 45 single version!) I played this song until they HAD to make it longer (see mention in link).
A glorious find you are to me....thank you for all of your efforts...especially the new podcasts!

Louie said...

I remember dancing to this at the Warehouse nightclub in Chicago in 1979, when legendary dj Frankie Knuckles played it at 6am. The daylight starting to pour in from cracks in the paint, on windows which had been painted black. The sound system, custom built for the club, truly made the disco songs of the day pound like thunder, and the tweeters hung above our heads as we danced, making it sound as if the music was 3dimensional, and floating just above us. This song was truly amazing to hear and feel in that environment.