Alley ‎– Can't Get No Booty

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Handshake Records And Tapes ‎– 4W9 03078
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Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM
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Produced for Fat Albert Productions
℗ 1982 Handshake Records, Inc.

Side A, Kortchmar Music/Gold Music, Inc. (ASCAP)
Side B, Big Fat Music/Lindseyanne Music Publishing Co. (BMI)

Handshake Records And Tapes die-cut sleeve. Promotional copies available with same cat# and tracks as regular release, but includes a gold 'Demonstration Not For Sale' stamp on sleeve.

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  • Matrix / Runout (Label, Side A): (4W9 03078 AS)
  • Matrix / Runout (Label, Side B): (4W9 03078 BS)
  • Rights Society: ASCAP, BMI

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data_boy

February 24, 2009

After listening to this release, considering the style and obscure nature of the 12", I thought it might be useful to offer some idea what it sounded like. It's an obscure record to say the least, in my opinion an ill-conceived 12"; however it does actually have some redeeming qualities that have endured since its 1982 release.

After listening to Side A, to be completely honest, I was prepared to give this record a rating of 1. I like many styles of music, but I haven't heard anything quite this bad in sometime. How to describe this mix of styles, Metal Disco? Stephen Stills co-wrote this track; maybe it's a better song when he recorded it around 1978 ;)

And then I flipped it over and couldn't believe it was the same record! "Kay Dee En Ay" is quite a decent instrumental, not a great one, but one that should please many a Soul-Funk-Disco fan. The production team, brothers Ron & Howard teamed up with Steve Alaimo, former co-owner of Henry Stone’s TK Records, and this is one of their results and you can hear the influence.

I expected KC of KC & The Sunshine Band or Peter Brown ("Do Ya Wanna Get Funky With Me"), start belting out some vocals. But that does not happen; instead we are left with a track that, having some potential, feels unfinished. It's a pretty good instrumental groove that goes nowhere.

So if you stumble across this 12" digging through the bargain bins, check it out.
"Can't Get No Booty", well maybe not with this record, but flip it & prepare to "(Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty" instead :)