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Parliament – Flash Light (1977)

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In 1977, the Parliament ‎entourage released a long player called Funkentelechy Vs. The Placebo Syndrome. Yes, that’s right. Written by George Clinton, Bernie Worrell and Bootsy Collins, the simply named ‘Flash Light’ closes the album on a momentous high; all channelled through Worrell’s killer synth-bassline and Clinton’s otherwordly vocals.

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Jeannie Reynolds – The Fruit Song (1976)

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In truth, I had trouble mixing comedy and music last week – awkward bedfellows. However, it was foolish of me to overlook disco. And so, before I leave the humour, I feel duty bound to feature this Chicago steppers classic by Jeannie Reynolds. ‘The Fruit Song’  is from her 1976 Casablanca release Cherries, Bananas & Other Fine Things. “You didn’t know I liked bananas?” Jeannie coos. “They’re so good to munch.” The more-than-suggestive lyrics are played out to a rolling disco rhythm provided by funk superstar Bootsy Collins.

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