John Luongo is a good liar. Well, maybe he's good at being tongue-in-cheek. "I'm bashful," he says at the start of our interview back in October. "You're gonna have to really drag these things outta me, 'cause I'm a little shy!" What follows is about 100 minutes of captivating stories and thoughtful, enthusiastic lessons from one of the most notable names in dance music. The Boston-born DJ and mix engineer made a name for himself transforming dozens of soul and pop tracks for disco 12"
Demon/Edsel's Dance Masters series only just released its second volume this summer - but a third one is on the way this fall, spotlighting the work of acclaimed remixer John Luongo. The Arthur Baker-presented series follows generous box sets on Shep Pettibone and Baker himself with a new overview of John "T.C." Luongo, who parlayed working in and around the Boston club scene into more than a decade of 12" remix work, first for some of the greatest R&B artists crossing over into disco,
Perhaps unfairly deemed a cult act despite two Top 40 hits and a stable of talented members, British pop/rockers The Babys will get their due in a new box set from Cherry Red's HNE imprint, collecting all their albums plus a host of bonus material. Silver Dreams: Complete Albums 1975-1980 contains expansions of the group's five original albums - The Babys, Broken Heart, Head First, Union Jacks and On The Edge - plus a bonus disc featuring a promo-only live record recorded at The Tower Theatre