Bologna's A Classic Education stopped by Philly's Weathervane Music last fall to participate in the studio's Shaking Through series, a collaboration with WXPN that offers up-and-coming independent artists the chance to record a song of their choice in a high-end recording studio over a period of two days. Brooklyn blog Pixelhorse, which curated the session, just dropped the lovely "Night Owl" from the sky.
Originally known as Nue Day Express (uh...!), the '70s funk/R&B/disco group Crown Heights Affair renamed themselves after a neighborhood in their native Brooklyn. Crown Heights Affair meshed together catchy choruses, twisty-tied sax breaks, fiery flugelhorns, and starbursting synths that gave Sly and the Fam something to step to. Their biggest hit, "Dreaming a Dream", reached #1 on the US Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart in 1975, overshadowing other gems from their catalog like "You Can't Bend My Super Rod" and "The Rock Is Hot." Though somehow unable to earn celestial acclaim in the US, this particular diamond, "Galaxy of Love," did manage to climb the UK's Top 40 in 1978.
PIXELHORSE is a Brooklyn-based music blog with contributors in Burlington, Austin, and Los Angeles.