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In Boombox the Podcast, it’s a return to fine form with a selection of the best disco, funk and soul tracks from the 70s and 80s. Amongst the selection of 23 songs, we open up with Teena Marie and the highest charting single of her career, a Rod Temperton penned Donna Summer track, the ground breaking Australian synth disco song Space Invaders and 20 other disco bangers from the glitterball era.

Show originally aired Friday 15 March 2019

Songs played;

  1. LOVERGIRL Teena Marie 1984
  2. CIRCLES (Joey Negro Extended Disco Mix) Atlantic Starr 1982
  3. (IF IT) HURTS JUST A LITTLE Donna Summer 1982
  4. STANDING IN THE RAIN Don Ray 1978
  5. SPACE INVADERS Player (1) 1979
  6. BOOM BOX Vita Beats 1985
  7. LEAD THE WAY (New York Mix) I’m Talking 1985
  8. GOT A DATE Dionne Warwick 1983
  9. UPTOWN Prince 1980
  10. LOVE MAGIC (Louie Vega Edit) John Davis and The Monster Orchestra 1979
  11. LET ME TAKE YOU DANCING Bryan Adams 1979
  12. THUNDER IN MY HEART Irene Cara 1982
  13. SHAKE IT UP Cheryl Lynn 1981
  14. MY LOVE IS BURNING UP Le Pamplemousse 1981
  15. JUST THE LONELY TALKING AGAIN The Manhattans 1983
  16. SAY NO GO De La Soul 1989
  17. I’M NOT SCARED Eighth Wonder 1988
  18. THAT’S THE WAY LOVE IS Ten City 1989
  19. ROCKET TO YOUR HEART Lisa 1983
  21. TO SIR WITH LOVE Vicki Sue Robinson 1984
  22. DANCE AWAY Roxy Music 1979
  23. YOUNG HEARTS RUN FREE Candi Staton 1976


About the author: Robbie


Robbie started spinning records as soon as he was tall enough to reach the turntable on top of the family stereo. At the age of 12, a career in radio was forged on community station Gippsland FM where he hosted a variety of shows including The Driving Force, an early morning breakfast slot and late night specialist music show, 45RPM. Robbie returned to his passion here at JOY 94.9 in 2013 as presenter of Turn The Beat Around.


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