It’s Friday . . . Let’s Dance

It was during 1987 that I started to notice House music in a big way. Most of my mates couldn’t be bothered with it at all and a few people I knew were really hostile towards the music.

As I’ve said before, trying to get your hands on the stuff was an expensive and time consuming business as the 12″ singles were all imports and there weren’t any real specialist record shops at this time, well not in Glasgow that I knew of anyway.  I used to have to be quite discerning as to which records I bought because at the time I was labouring on a building site in order to save to go to Uni that September.

During this time I started to notice compilation albums Such as the Jack Trax and House Sound of Chicago series appearing which kind of eased the pressure on my budget and also meant that those elusive rare imports could now be found on 1 double album, what’s more it was the full 12″ version that would appear on these albums not edits half the length of the original which became the norm a few years later.

I have already posted a good few of these early tracks such as Move Your Body, Promised Land etc and really don’t want to be accused of repetition although they are all that good that they deserve to be heard on a weekly if not daily basis.

Today’s track, You Used to Hold Me by Ralphi Rosario and sung by Xaviera Gold was originally released on Hot Mix 5 records in the US. I had it on a compilation until those nice guys at Track Records re-released it in 1989.

Ralphi Rosario – You Used To Hold Me

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7 Responses to It’s Friday . . . Let’s Dance

  1. davy h says:

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  2. davy h says:


    You know, it's funny with these old House things you've been posting; I think I don't know them, and then I play them and I sort of do. I suppose they just seeped through the walls over the years.

    Word verif – 'bedcub'. Ahhhh.

  3. Artog says:

    I remember there were two compilations that stood out: “Techno: The New Dance Sound of Detroit” and another called, I think, House Hallucinations” which I've never been able to track down. When I google it I just get things about that series with Hugh Laurie in it.

  4. Echorich says:

    Such a great track! Infectious! and one that is still sampled to this day!!

  5. Echorich says:

    Artog – I am pretty sure I have House Hallucinations in my collection…now to find it and digitize it… I have a mission at least…

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