Monday, April 26, 2010

Keep The Fire Buning

On most of my trips to Vancouver, Canada I have come away with some solid finds. Out of all the records I have purchased up north, probably the most satisfying purchase was a used copy of King Sporty & The Root Rockers' 1979 Get On Down/ Fire Keep On Burning promo twelve-inch. At the time I had never even heard of either track, however the owner of a great shop simply called Records picked it out and played it for me after seeing the other records I was looking to buy. Even though I usually pass, for numerous reasons, on many of the records that store clerks try to encourage me to buy, I was completely blown away by both tracks on this twelve-inch single. After getting back in the states and doing a little research on the record and songs I found that the A-side track "Get On Down" is one of the most sought after disco tracks by deejays and collectors. The B-side track is certainly no slouch as the entire track is backed by a solid repetitive funky groove that can also work nicely on the dance floor. Now that I own a copy of the single and have learned how difficult the record is to find, I am very happy that I didn't pass on such a gem. On another note, I am currently working on an edit of "Fire Keep On Burning" for Cabana Disco vol.5. Anyways, until then enjoy this original version.

King Sporty & The Root Rockers - Fire Keep On Burning


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5 comments:

Chris said...

King Sporty made my day. keep up the great work!
Your #1 fan in Silver Lake. CL
chrislasalle.posterous.com

Anonymous said...

THIS COMPLETES MY VITUAL 12",HAVE NOT HEARD IT YET,BUT IF IT'S AS GOOD AS THE PULSATING B-SIDE,THEN HAPPY DAYS.
NICE DISCO / FUNK TUNEAGE AS EVER PAT,NEXT TIME YOUR IN CANADA LOOK OUT FOR THAT "TARA SHAFT - NEW YORK CITY DREAM (SHE WAS/IS FRENCH AND IT CAME OUT ON CAREBE,IF THATS HOW YOU SPELL IT)I'M SURE YOU WILL AGREE TUNE.

Anonymous said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTfC9RLbtLA

Jigsaw Records said...

COMBI resurfaced this with an edit on their 4th release.

Good find!

Pat Les Stache said...

I just checked out that COMBI re-edit. Very good, which means I will probably scrap it for the next Cabana Disco record unless there is a high demand for it. I will probably do an edit for the blog and see what people think.

You can purchase the COMBI twelve-inch here:

http://www.juno.co.uk/labels/Combi/