23 July 2016, No. 171, Peter Brown, ‘Burning Love Breakdown’

I knew this groove when I heard it on the disco station in Grand Theft Auto IV. That little beep is unmistakable. But it took me a few more years to pick up a 12-inch “Do Ya Wanna Get Funky with Me” and realize that No. 171, “Burning Love Breakdown,” is the B side version. I’ve got four copies of the Peter Brown LP A Fantasy Love Affair, and the LP version of “Do You Wanna Get Funky with Me?” is about 30 seconds longer than the 12-inch version and pretty much contains “Burning Love Breakdown” in its entirety in the latter half of the tune. Also, I don’t know how I missed “Do You Wanna Get Funky with Me?” on this list, and I’ve added it retroactively. (It would have come in around No. 127.) The list isn’t closed, and it’ll probably see some additions in the evaluate/sort phase that has to follow when I go back to all those records I ripped but don’t want to own. But that’s for later. For today, I’m burnin’ up!

And here’s a buzzy homage/gaffle from Busy P called “Rainbow Man,” just for fun.