Sunday, February 19, 2012

Song of the day - Ride On Time - Black Box

Today's "Song of the Day" is pure dance joy from the early 90's. Black Box was an Italian house music group that made a wonderful dance album called "Dreamland" back in 1990. With such chart topping hits as "Everybody, Everybody," "Strike It Up," and this one, their first album, "Dreamland," was a staple in my CD player for a couple of years.

During this time in music history, there were a lot of uncredited vocals out there (think Milli Vanilli), and Black Box was one of the major culprits. Powerhouse singer and former Weather Girl Martha Wash's vocals were often used, most famously by this group and C&C Music Factory, with more svelte runway models providing a face to the voice. This one samples Loleatta Holloway's disco smash, "Love Sensation," and it is her vocals that make this one such a good dance song. Holla if you remember dancing to this one!

Ride On Time - Dreamland

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