NO CONDITION IS PERMANENT [Episode #284 ~ 10-02-21]

Pictured: Harry Wayne Casey (a.k.a KC of KC & The Sunshine Band).

[Gwen] McCrae’s chart success paved the way for the mainstream breakthrough of KC and the Sunshine Band. And what a breakthrough it was. Until Saturday Night Fever made the Bee Gees superstars, KC and the Sunshine Band were the undisputed kings of disco. “Get Down Tonight,” “That’s the Way (I Like It),” “(Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty,” and “I’m Your Boogie Man” were all pop #1s between 1975 and 1977, and “Keep It Comin’ Love” reached #2. KC and the Sunshine Band’s bouncy, bubble-headed enthusiasm and slightly square approach (those horns!) to black slang were two things that gave disco its bad name. While KC’s background in the Pentecostal church perhaps had something to do with the band’s singles bar straightness, it also gave him some honest-to-goodness vocal chops, and it was clear that the members were not some Johnny-come-latelies capitalizing on a trend. They loved the music, and their enthusiasm, however ungainly, was infectious.

— Peter Shapiro, Turn the Beat Around: The Rise and Fall of Disco.

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Here’s what we played in Ep. 284 of No Condition Is Permanent:

THE FIRST SET

KC and the Sunshine Band — “Get Down Tonight” — KC and the Sunshine Band

Joseph Kabasele & African Jazz — “Africa Mokili Mobimba” — Golden Afrique Vol. 2

The Shantones — “Sheba” — Angela 45rpm

The Joe Cuba Sextet — “La Malanga Brava” — Wanted Dead Or Alive (Bang! Bang! Push, Push, Push)

Wire — “Men 2nd (5th Demo)” — Chairs Missing [Special Edition]

Linval Thompson — “Roots Man Dub” — Don’t Cut Off Your Dreadlocks

The Soft Boys — “I Wanna Destroy You” — Underwater Moonlight

IT’S MADISON TIME…

Jackatchan — “Soo Kwarm Rak Khorng Phom Doo Dai (You Can See My Love)” — Thai Beat A Go Go Vol. 2: Groovy 60’s Sounds from the Land of Smile!

THE SECOND SET

La Sonora Dinamita — “Ritmo Loco” — Ritmo!

Rhythm Rockers — “Madness” — Sin Alley Vol. 1

Augustus Pablo & Lee “Scratch” Perry — “Vibrate On” — Arkology Reel III: Dub Adventurer

Brer Soul & Earth, Wind And Fire — “Sweetback’s Theme” — Can You Dig It? The Music and Politics of Black Action Films 1968-75

Houon Pierre — “Mansou Djouwi” — Ivory Coast Soul 2: Afro Soul In Abidjan From 1976 To 1981

Brass Alley — “Pink Pills” — Warfaring Strangers: Acid Nightmares

Ikebe Shakedown — “Afro Fred” — Hard Steppin’

Paul Revere & the Raiders — “Louise” — Hungry for Kicks: Singles & Choice Cuts 1965-69

Elly Kasim — “Ayam Swm Lapeh” — Folk and Pop Sounds of Sumatra Vol. 2

THE THIRD SET

Orchestre Poly-Rythmo De Cotonou — “Houzou-Houzou Na Yi Noukou (Part 1)” — Albarika Store 45rpm

Funkadelic — “Red Hot Mamma” — Standing on the Verge of Getting It On

Tafo Brothers — “Bijli Bhari Hai” — Plugged In Pakistani Pops

The Hearts — “Girl Around The Corner” — Dangerous Doo-Wop 1

Sun-Light et Serge Petipermont — “Femmes Guadeloupeennes” — Sun-Light et Serge Petipermont

Hasil Adkins — “No More Hot Dogs” — Out to Hunch

Inner Circle & The Fatman Riddim Section — “Peace Time Now” — Heavyweight Dub

THE FINAL SET

Jan Davis — “Boss Machine” — Boss Guitar!

Johnny Black Et Les Jokers — “Mayi Bo Ya?” — Cameroon Garage Funk 1964-1979

Les Fleur De Lys — “Circles” — Nuggets II: Original Artyfacts From The British Empire & Beyond 1964-1969

Pier’ Rosier & Gazolinn’ — “Tchié Moin Pa Paré” — Gazolinn’

The Ho-Dads — “Honky” — The Goodie Train

Ali Hassan Kuban — “Hela Houb (Let’s Do It)” — Real Nubian: Cairo Wedding Classics

Andre Williams w/The Don Juans — “Going Down To Tia Juana” — A Fortune of Hits 1955-1957

LORD BUCKLEY’S WEEKLY BENEDICTION

Ronnie Lane — “The Poacher” — Anymore For Anymore

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