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Let’s do a classic Italo disco two for one special today.

Here is Mr. Flagio’s brilliant Take A Chance from 1983. I love the John Carpenter synth and sing-a-long chorus:

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But actually it’s a cover of a song by the band Material, an experimental NYC outfit that went a little more radio friendly for 1982’s One Down LP. The album actually features not only Chic’s Nile Rodgers, but a pre-fame Whitney Houston. The original track, with vocals by Nona Hendryx (Talking Heads backup singer and member of Labelle), is a little grittier and less dance floor friendly, but equally as enjoyable. So, whatever fits your mood today:

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