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mah na mah na dat bip bippadotta

Piero Umiliani‘s classic track (1968), as made famous by David Mahna MacKay (in 1969 – more on him in the next post), Sesame Street (1969), Sesamstraße (?) and, last but not least, the Muppets (e.g. 1976) … Apparently, Jim Henson c.s. have recorded several versions, most of them by the character Bip Bippadotta … but Sandra Bullock did her part too – see http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Mahna_Mahna_(song) for more on all that!

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italo funk experience

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A Goblink Floyd ripoff or other Oldfieldesque exorcism + a few other gems off the (Big Bang Present) Italian Funk Experience (Synth Funk, Italo-Exploitation & Espresso-Jazz From Italy 1969-1980) v/a cd. Mostly filled with Italian library, it’s not as exquisite as the French volume, sadly. Also just out in Nascente‘s half-a-midprice Funk Experienceseries: (DJ Andy Smith & Keith Lawrence Present) Jamaican Funk Experience (Rude-Boy Riddims, Skanking Horns & Boss Reggae) – similarly great but not grandiose.