As an FYI, ask I’ll be be shortly deleting all the National Lampoon Radio Hour posts currently up on the site — because I’ve just gotten through properly re-tagging a VERY LARGE batch of NLRH episodes, and will be posting the entirety of what I have sometime in the next week.
BOHANNON – “KEEP ON DANCIN’ “ (1974)
I’m a relatively new convert to the wily ways of the wildly prolific Hamilton Bohannon, one of the unsung heroes of ’70s funk and soul. The newish blog Dyin’ To Be Dancin’ sez:
Hamilton Bohannon began as a drummer for Stevie Wonder and after a successful stint as a bandleader for Motown, he created disco. More or less: the strings came from Philadelphia and Barry White, the groove was handed by James Brown, Bohannon for his part brought the hypnotic rhythms. On his second album, ["Keep On Dancin'], all his tricks are laid down: the funky bass, the unstoppable drums, the meaningless chants and, overall, the African trance. So proud with the result, he shamelessly recycled the formula (see the countless versions of â€œLet’s Start the Danceâ€). But, hey, who can blame him when the music is so good!