Sunday, November 11, 2007

Trocadero Live Mix, 1980 (FULL TRACKLISTING)  

Addendum: Bobby Viteritti sent us a very nice email, the mix is indeed by him, and whats more he has now very recently released several of his classic mixes remastered on CD, available at his website

The Trocadero was the US west coast’s most important dance club of the disco era and was one of a small pantheon of truly taste making venues around the country that included such luminaries as Paradise Garage, The Saint and The Trocadero’s sister club in New York, 12 West. I ride past what was the Trocadero every day, now a restaurant/bar called the Glas Kat on San Francisco’s 4th Street, on my way to the Caltrain station to take me south into silicon valley.

This mix was taken direct from the sound board of the Trocadero one night in 1980, recorded directly to quarter inch tape, it is a rare, high fidelity piece of history and indicative of the Trocadero sound a few years before high nrg diluted the format, the selection is underground and soulful but to me seems slightly more electronic for its time than mixes and snippets you hear from contemporary clubs of the era on the east coast.

There is a mystery attached to this mix though, the old veteran in San Francisco’s Castro who passed it on to me did not know who the DJ was that night, so I can’t give the correct credit to whomever executed it, but the resident DJ at the time would have been the venerable Bobby Viteritti so indicators would point to him, still it could still have been any one of a handful of well known DJ’s that passed through the booth to play on that famous sound system. Here is the track listing, enjoy!:

Change – The End
Sabu – We’re Gonna Rock
Erotic Drum Band – Touch Me Where It’s Hot
Ann Margret – Midnight Message
Wardell Piper – Super Sweet
The Ritchie Family – Quiet Village
Dive Grey & The Oyster Band – Hotel Paradise
Cerrone – Call Me Tonight
Erotic Drum Band – Pop Pop Shoo Wah
Theo Vaness – No Romance Just Wanna Dance
Theo Vaness – Sentimentally It’s You
Persia – Inch By Inch
Vera – Take Me To The Bridge
Don Ray – Got To Have Lovin
Sylvia Love – Instant Love
Lust - Rinder & Lewis

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  • November 12, 2007 at 1:54 PM  

    This track will not download???? Have tried for two days?
    Will you fix?

  • November 12, 2007 at 4:55 PM  

    We have fixed the problem which was limited to the following browsers: Explorer, Safari, and Songbird. Sorry about that!

  • November 14, 2007 at 1:29 PM  

    Nice mixed flashback to 1980. Almost feels like yesterday.

  • November 14, 2007 at 1:54 PM  

    Cool site. Thanks for the mix. I'll link you up.

  • November 14, 2007 at 3:41 PM  

    nice! downloading now ....

  • November 28, 2007 at 2:52 PM  

    You know they still do a disco night at Glass Kat right? For the past 5 years they have been doing it, it's an annual thing and I gotta tell you man, it is CRAAZY. Different DJ, no vinyl, but all disco and still the place stays packed -PACKED- till 3am.

  • December 31, 2007 at 7:39 AM  

    Can you post Persia "Inch by inch" or give a link where we can find the song, pleasseee! :)

  • July 9, 2009 at 2:01 AM  

    Fanfuckingtastic love it i'm back home cheers mate it thanks a bunch!!!!

  • October 12, 2009 at 10:21 AM  

    Who wants a copy of Persia's "Inch by Inch". I've managed to rip the audio from a YouTube video using Audacity.

  • October 12, 2009 at 9:27 PM  

    I can put the album version of inch by inch up on the site if you'd like.

  • October 13, 2009 at 9:24 AM  

    "I can put the album version of inch by inch up on the site if you'd like."

    !!!PLEASE DO!!! (The one I have measures 7:21. Had to edit the end in order to avoid a sharp cut-off.)

    Thanks "Beat..."

  • March 23, 2010 at 11:25 AM  

    put yo weight on it! that mix is fresh!