Tuesday, 3 April 2012

(ET) Eddie Townes - Best Friends 1985

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The 1980's was an exciting time for the Soul & Dance fraternity. I remember the Real Soul (Northern Soul) fans complaining about this new music, how it was killing real music. Rap and Electro, good grief, that wasn't music at all. Me, I loved it all. The defining factor is whether it's different. Many songs have worked simply because they've been adventurous rather than because they are good songs. Anyway, I digress?

1985, great time, lots going on. DMC Mix Championships and Pirate Radio in particular. Lots of groove coming through my ghettoblaster speakers, LWR tearing up South London. Through the mash-up, this pulsing bassline and an infectious oriental sounding hook. A crazy-arsed club mix (by Tear Drop) the just broke all the rules.
"I-yuh, just wanna be something girl..."
The melancholy vocal took up residence in that part of my head that cannot be ignored and the search began. ET had arrived!

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  • Best Friends (CraZy MiXx)
  • Best Friends (Super Mix)
(The Super Radio Mix is has aged wonderfully)
The Download Link is here: Download
Filename: 1985 Best Friends.rar Filesize: 38.16 MB

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8 comments:

  1. I spent all day looking for who sings this song, and finally I called the radio station here in S.C. (KISS FM) and the DJ told me Eddie (ET) Townes...I am still having a difficult time finding the song.

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  2. WTF? You have found it Carolina Girl, click on the word Download?

    Enjoy! ;-)

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  3. Thank you! I have been trying to locate this treasure for the past 10 years.

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  4. I have been looking for this cut for a loooong time! I am a DJ and we used to jam this song at FAMU! Thank you so, so much! Man, I have really turned back the hand of time to a simpler time.

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  5. lol...just listed to an old Soul Train Clip of this and this dude could not sing.

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  6. Can you please send me a wav copy of this? many thanks my friend.

    soulsoulero@gmx.com

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  7. It's been over 10 years since i have heard this...used to have a great copy on cassette back in da day

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