Bottom Forty

Bottom Forty is a mirror ball in New York, a basement in Chicago, a cruise in L.A. and a night in the desert.

“Don’t Wish Too Hard”

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May 18, 2014
Peter Allen

Peter Allen

Peter Allen will always be imprinted in my mind as the flamboyant piano playing guy I saw on everybody’s variety shows in the 1970’s. Certainly recalling his marriage to Liza Minnelli as one of those what were they thinking moments? Peter and Liza

Wow, this is the perfect summer disco record and how could you lose with the co-writing talents of Mr. Allen and Carole Bayer Sager and produced by Mike Post who wrote so many TV theme songs that there are too many to list here.

This extended edit is executed beautifully by Betty Aus hailing from Australia. I have been following Betty for a little over a year now and am always pleasantly surprised with both selection and re-edits. Enjoy!

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Love Is The Message a film by Nicky Siano – Limited Seattle Engagement June 6 – 7

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April 11, 2014

Tickets at BPT

Bottom Forty proudly presents a limited engagement screening of an important snapshot of American dance music history. Love Is The Message – A Night At The Gallery 1977, directed by Nicky Siano, takes the viewer back to the heyday of dance music for one night at New York’s famed club, The Gallery. The film will have just two screenings in Seattle at Northwest Film Forum, June 6 and 7 at 7pm.

Details after the jump

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Linda Hopkins

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April 3, 2014

Linda Hopkins

Linda Hopkins started singing Gospel early in her father’s church only to be discovered by Mahalia Jackson at age 11 and then touring with Jackson’s Southern Harp Spiritual Singers. Later moving into Jazz after hearing greats like Bessie Smith aka Empress of the Blues remains to this day her main inspiration. linda_hopkins_live_theater Linda’s 1977 release of “It’s In Your Blood” on Columbia lends itself brilliantly to Linda’s vocal range and that bass line is right on. Linda has starred on Broadway and continues to tour to this day and has her own star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame. Enjoy!

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“Under The Sheets”

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January 22, 2014

Hotel Sheet

Jack Ashford’s “Hotel Sheet” from 1977 gets a rework from LTJ Experience. I really like these obscure, fresh outta the record crate songs. It’s a what?
It’s a super hyper bluesy funky vibe, y’all. The track certainly has a Norman Whitfield, BT Express vibe to it, which lends itself perfectly for that sleaze/sweat set.
Jack Ashford, known to his friends as Jashford, is an African-American musician, widely known as the percussionist for Motown Records’ in-house Funk Brothers band during the 1960s and early 1970s. Ashford is most famous for playing the tambourine on hundreds of Motown recordings. His definitive performance is on “War” by Edwin Starr; other notable songs. (Wikipedia)

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