I picked up a handful of cheap LPs over the weekend, including a record that isn't typically the sort of thing I go for, Boogie Down U.S.A., a mid-seventies LP by People's Choice. It was produced by Gamble and Huff, of note because they pretty much were the Philly sound. How's this: the Soul Survivors' "Expressway to Your Heart", Archie Bell & the Drells' "I Can't Stop Dancing", the O'Jay's "Back Stabbers" and " Love Train", Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes' "Wake Up Everybody", all produced by the pair. But, that's not why I picked up the LP. I wanted it because it had "Do It Any Way You Wanna", the song Dillinger (pictured above) revamped as riddim for "Cocaine (In My Brain)", one of his best known songs, a mid-seventies reggae DJ classic. Here's the weird twist, contemporary disco band Escort did a disco cover of Dillinger's "Cocaine". That's not quite full circle, but the time machine's in the shop.
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Dillinger - Cocaine (In My Brain) mp3 at Isodisco LP version
Dillinger - Cocaine (In My Brain) mp3 at Giant Panther
People's Choice - Do It Any Way You Wanna (streaming) at YouTube
Escort - Cocaine Blues mp3 at American Athlete