A 1977 Funk block party recorded in New York


the lazy sunday, a mix and a day at home

A late 70s recording of a block party resurfaced for our greater pleasure!

Finally a sunny Sunday, that it was long awaited! This is the time to enjoy it, it may not last forever. So today’s program is barbecue, spicy sausages, cold beer, game of pétanque, friends and especially music with the last episode of the Lazy Sunday Mix!

block party in the 70s, Charlie Chase
© Joe Conzo

It is a journey through time that we offer you today and what a trip! Beyond a block party recorded in 1977, it is a true audio documentary delivered by the SoundCloud user hass718. This very good funk mix, which expressly gives us the desire to be back in the 70s and to attend the block party, was recorded at PS 127 Park, Queens, NYC, also called “Booty Land”… it says it all.

Throughout this Funk mixtape, you can hear DJ Nu Sounds announce that ice cold beer is on sale for 50 cents a can, ask participants to not stand on tables and tops of speakers, that he just broke a needle and that he will play one record at the time until he gets a new one, ask not to block exits, etc., in short, a real moment of happiness that makes us regret that beautiful era.

To get involved and imagine yourself in Queens in 1977, we offer you to listen to the Side A & B of the P.S 127 Park, East Elmhurst, NYC!

– Press play and enjoy your Lazy Sunday –

Side A – 127 Park Jam

1. Lamont Dozier- Back To My Roots
2. Peter Brown- Do you Wanna Get Funky With Me (2 copies back and forth)
3. Loleatta Holloway- Hit N Run
4. Rose Royce- Do Your Dance
5. Leroy Hutson- Feel The Spirit
6. New York Community Choir- Express Yourself
7. Vicki Sue Robinson- Hold Tight
8. Munich Machine-Funk Train

Side B – 127 Park Jam

hass718 is on: SoundCloud