Thursday, July 31, 2008

Great, Great Songs Number 4

Ain't No Stopping Us Now by McFadden & Whitehead. This truly great track is about as uplifting, hopeful and positive as a song can get. Whilst this is the original, I think I prefer the slinky, shuffly, string-laden version by Risco Connection which I fell in love with when I bought the David Mancuso The Loft Volume 1 compilation box a few years back, itself a classic album of the good groove. McFadden & Whitehead, both of whom have sadly now passed on, nailed this tune with a classic bassline, orgasmic vocals and again, inspired melody from my favourite musical section, lovely, lovely strings. Disco, soul, funk, house? Yes, all of those things and more.