T Connection – Spend The Night With Me

This is a song I remember from my youth when I’ve grown up listening to Jazzy Tunes, kind of funk and disco, rock and touch of gospel. They were from Nassau the Bahamas, led by vocalist and keyboardist Theophilus “T” Coakley, also Kirkwood Coakley on bass, David Mackey on guitars, and drummer Anthony Flowers. Shortly after the group’s 1975 inception, they decided to relocate to Miami ended up signing with Dash Label spawned four albums released in 1977 to ‘79. “Do What You Wanna Do” would become the most popular highlight, reaching number one on Billboard’s Disco Singles chart and also registering at number 15 on the R&B chart. They signed with Capitol and headed to New York. Four more albums steeped in synthesized funk included 1981’s Everything Is Cool peaked at number 15 on the R&B chart. “Spend The Night With Me” represents their first era and very popular in Indonesia back then. It’s a good start to know T-Connection as one of my fave. (nDy)
Format audio analog mulai popular saat produsen Philips merilis Compact Cassete di Eropa awal 1960an. Begitu praktis dan murah, menjadikan kaset melibas kejayaan vinil diikuti ragam jaringan bisnis. Mampir ke Indonesia akhir 60an, kaset menyihir budaya dan industri lewat studio rekam seperti Lokananta, Dimita serta Remaco berikut distribusinya. Revolusi masal yg telat diantisipasi aspek regulasi sehingga dikenal istilah baru, pembajakan. Kaset memudahkan siapapun dapat merekam suara dgn segera, maupun lagu dalam durasi tertentu. Prospek yg melahirkan pasar dalam konteks bisnis instan tanpa rambu royalti dan hak edar, dijuluki “kaset bajakan”. Terlepas dari konteks formal yg mewarnai sejarah muda mudi 70-80an sebelum opung Bob Geldolf ngomel, kaset bajakan amat berjasa sbg agen globalisasi. Salut bagi sindikasi rekam berikut gimmick sejak era Golden Bidge, Aquarius hingga YESS Bandung yg jeli meracik musisi berikut karya around the world ke dalam kotak C-60 dgn harga seribuan. Rasanya cuma di negara +62 yg pernah punya kompilasi dahsyat plus selera berkelas meski ilegal. Sebutlah serial kaset Dream Ekspres, Memory of the Year, Evergreen Love, Adult Contemporary, dst. Termasuk segmen Jazzytunes yg mewartakan keajaiban Heatwave, Spargo, Nite Flyte, deBarge, Shakatak, Casiopea, Airplay, juga musisi café T-Connection asal Bahama yg gak akan pernah kunikmati tanpa jasa kaset bajakan. Apresiasi spontanku saat mengedit video Spend The Night With Me, demi sejarah dan masa muda. Jika dicermati, PosMusicA secara berturutan telah mengunggah 4 lagu dgn tema Night atau Malam. Mungkin kebetulan yg manis sesuai mood dan stok lagu. Namun keempatnya mewakili seleraku terhadap genre fusion berikut pesona rock, disco and touch of gospel. (nDy)

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