Monday, May 14, 2007

This is the disco I want the people to know. The spirit, anticipation, adrenaline, and syncopation of this music. This is the nexus between soul, funk, and pop. Lenny Williams' "You Got Me Running" is a man's race for the love of his life, and you feel the running through the rhythms, the breaks, and the urgency in Williams' voice. He isn't messing around, and "ain't nothing gonna make him stop." Through the driving beat, the strings, the organ, scraping guitar, and scintillating bass, you know that this man is desperately reaching out and he is passionate. This is a track where the music emotes the theme of the song and takes the dancefloor on a journey.

In retrospect, putting together a record like this would be in today's standards a formidable feat, in terms of the instrumentation, orchestration, and production. These days with technology and immediacy, the type of blood, sweat, and tears that went into making this record just isn't evident anymore. Today's producers and musicians may see otherwise, but the music reveals a difference in distillation. The rawness and purity of "You Got Me Running" is something that just can't be reproduced these days. It is for this, that disco warrants high regard. They just don't make them like they used to.

Listen to Lenny Williams "You Got Me Running"

6 Comments:

Blogger lazy said...

hello!! 1st off you have a nice little blog & a nice read 2!maybe you would take a look at my blog?,ok would you could you PLEASE!! PLEASE!! Re-post..Greg Perry "It Takes Heart" I found it on your blog & I was so happy i nearly wet myself :)so PLEASE re-post or send a link to my blog
http://bloggersdelite.blogspot.com/
many thanks Lazy

7:46 AM  
Blogger lazy said...

PLEASE!!!

7:47 AM  
Blogger lazy said...

or here makethetea@homecall.co.uk lazy

7:48 AM  
Blogger Mr B said...

Hi buddy

could you repost WIllOW MAN please. I'm dying for that track !!

visit me and shop around my goodies, i'm sure some will please you

cheers

mrB

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11:34 AM  
Blogger Jess said...

Love your show on Viva Radio-- it's really the only one i listen to.

10:50 AM  
Blogger Robe Flax said...

Running is a great song, great pick.

5:38 PM  

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