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Boney M. – Rasputin

I heard this song a couple of weeks ago for the first time from my hip-to-it friend Julia, and I’d be lying if I said I didn’t have it on repeat from the minute I heard it. In all honesty, I think it’s really important to take a trip back every once in a while, just to appreciate what was actually responsible for the creation and inspiration of the swagged out music that we have today. I find this to be extremely true especially with disco music. It’s so fascinating to me these days that so many DJs have taken disco to a whole other level, because there are now so many different types of the funkadelic groove that used to exist in solely one way back in the 70s.

After being introduced to Boney M, I went ahead and listened to some of their other tunes. There’s something really incredible about being able to create music that translates the same kind of emotion now, as it did back then. It just makes me want to groove, jive and boogie. You kind of have to watch the video though in order to fully appreciate it, because it’s so weird and yet, so right. I love the introductory guitar, with a sound as clear as water, followed by the unexpected drop into pure disco. The female singers are incredible with their hands in the air, grooving like gypsy wedding dancers, (that one goes out to my buddy Dan, he’s famous for his own fabulous gypsy wedding dance at parties…)

“Rah rah Rasputin, lover of the Russian queen, there was a cat that really was gone.”

-Ashley

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