It’s Tuesday, and that means it’s time for The Analog Kid Blog to go back in time and feature some of the funkin’ grooviest R&B/soul songs of the ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s. Sometimes I’ll feature songs from individual artists or from a specific year, and other times you’ll get an entire full-length classic LP ripped directly from the Analog Kid’s vast vinyl vault. Warning: by R&B/soul, I also mean disco. I might go all Lipps Inc. on your ass at any given moment, so just be ready!

 

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First of all, The Analog Kid would like to issue a formal apology in regards to last week’s Groovy Tuesday post. While I do consider the Stray Cats themselves to be quite groovy, they don’t really qualify as R&B, soul or disco. The truth is simply this: I forgot that it was Tuesday. Sadly, this embarrassing gaffe often happens to individuals who lack real jobs. I hope that all of you Groovy Tuesday aficionados will accept my humble and sincere apology (and, of course, I also hope that you dug the Stray Cats post anyways!).

In order to help make up for last week’s minor faux pas, I am pleased to present an ultimate Groovy Tuesday artifact for your enjoyment: a brand-new 320 kbps vinyl rip of Village People’s classic 1979 album Go West. You want proof that this vinyl rip is pristine? I had to open the sealed shrinkwrap in order to get to the disco booty inside. I also found a glorious Village People poster along with an order form for Village People merchandise! Check it out!

Front:

Village People Front

Back:

Village People Back

$3 for a pair of Village People wristbands? $6 for a Village People belt buckle? SOLD!

Go West peaked at #8 on the Billboard Album chart in 1979, and it also spawned the massive hit “In The Navy” (a #3 single). The title track was also a minor success (#45), but it reached a much larger audience in 1993 when the Pet Shop Boys took a cover of “Go West” to #1 in the U.K.

The Analog Kid hopes that you enjoy this disco classic, and I also hope that it helps to put your mind at ease– I promise never to screw up Groovy Tuesday again!

 

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Village People: Go West

Casablanca Records, 1979

320 kbps vinyl rip courtesy of The Analog Kid

 

1. “In The Navy” (Jacques Morali/Henri Belolo/Victor Willis)

In The Navy

2. “Go West” (Jacques Morali/Henri Belolo/Victor Willis)

Go West

3. “Citizens Of The World” (Jacques Morali/Henri Belolo/Victor Willis)

Citizens Of The World

4. “I Wanna Shake Your Hand” (Jacques Morali/Henri Belolo/Victor Willis)

I Wanna Shake Your Hand

5. “Get Away Holiday” (Jacques Morali/Henri Belolo/Victor Willis)

Get Away Holiday

6. “Manhattan Woman” (Jacques Morali/Henri Belolo/Victor Willis)

Manhattan Woman

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Bonus Tracks!

The first rule of The Analog Kid blog is that if you write about a song on the Analog Kid blog, you share the song on the Analog Kid blog.

 

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Village People: “In The Navy” [7″ Version] (Jacques Morali/Henri Belolo/Victor Willis)

From the U.S. 7″ single In The Navy

Casablanca Records, 1979

In The Navy [7″ Version]

 

Village People_ Singles & B-Sides 3

Village People: “In The Navy” [12″ Version] (Jacques Morali/Henri Belolo/Victor Willis)

From the Dutch 12″ single In The Navy

Philips Records, 1979

In The Navy [12″ Version]

 

Village People_ Singles & B-Sides

Village People: “Go West” [7″ Version] (Jacques Morali/Henri Belolo/Victor Willis)

From the U.S. 7″ single Go West

Casablanca Records, 1979

Go West [7″ Version]

 

Village People_ Singles & B-Sides 4

Village People: “Go West” [Special Disco Version] (Jacques Morali/Henri Belolo/Victor Willis)

From the German 12″ single Go West

Casablanca Records, 1979

Go West [Special Disco Version]

 

Very

Pet Shop Boys: “Go West” (Jacques Morali/Henri Belolo/Victor Willis)

From the album Very

Parlophone Records, 1993

Go West

 

About The Analog Kid

"I'm 5-foot-8, 123 pounds. I have, uh, brown hair, blue eyes. I enjoy surfing, backgammon and men who aren't afraid to cry."

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