Danny Krivit’s top-ten 45s



DK PRESS - 1978

DJ veteran and dance-music edit king Danny Krivit is celebrating his 45th year of DJing by playing an all-45s set this Thursday in Brooklyn.

As a special treat for Wax Poetics readers, Danny has offered us a peak at ten of his favorite 45s and why they’re essential parts of his repertoire.

Tickets are available here, and more info can be found via Facebook.



1. Tribe ‎”Koke (Part I & II)” (ABC) 1973

“The LP only had Pt. 1… and you couldn’t do without Pt. 2! This was a heavily played 7-inch”


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2. Original Cast “The Wiz” “Tornado” (Atlantic) 1975

“Before 12-inch singles, this was a 1975 experiment in extended 7-inch promo-only special extended versions. High quality, the quintessential version.”



3. Billy Sha-Rae “Do It” (Spectrum) 1970

“One of my all-time favorites, something I use to play when I first started in 1971. James Brown meets Wilson Picket. Pre-disco, underground soul!”



4. The Fantastic Johnny C. ‎”Waitin’ for the Rain (Vocal & Inst)” (Phil L.A. of Soul) 1973 & 1974

“1973 was a really classic year for Philadelphia soul. You only could get this on a 7″, and the instrumental came out a year later. All my favorite DJs were hot on this. Timeless!”



5. The Monstars “Funny Saga” (Aavalanche) 1975

“Only on a 7-inch! Funky Afro-disco at it’s best.”



6. MFSB ‎”Mysteries of the World” (TSOP) 1980

“The LP version was slightly longer but had a break that usually killed my dance floor. This 7-inch version edit is very concise, and my favorite version.”



7. Rimshots ‎”Who’s Got the Monster” (All Platinum) 1975

“I never saw this on a Rimshots LP. So much groove cramped into mere 3:41 record!”



8. A.A.B.B. ‎”Pick Up the Pieces One by One” (I Dentify) 1975

“This is another one of those tracks you only saw on 7-inch. A classic James Brown production.”



9. Jaisun ‎”I Fall in Love Everyday” (Jett Sett) 1977

“A wonderfully soulful diva disco track. Just under three minutes and always left you wanting more. I didn’t find the album with her picture on the cover till years later.”



10. Mongo Santamaria “Mambomongo” (Vaya) 1975

“I can’t say I knew a lot of Latin records back in the day; they came to me slowly over the years. But this one always stood out and I could play it almost anytime.”


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