French Fries

Danse A La Musique / Small Fries

Epic : 5-10313 DJ cp


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  • Artist: French Fries
  • A Side: Danse A La Musique
  • B Side: Small Fries
  • Label: Epic
  • Format: 45s



  • Vinyl Condition: M-
  • Label Condition: M-
  • Sleeve Condition: M-

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It is inventive Northern Soul classic like this, that make it so difficult, when an “outsider” asks you to "Define Northern Soul?"

I was part of that more than innovative Northern Soul DJ movement in 1974/75 that helped make this and many other unconventional dance recordings become monster Northern Soul dancefloor favourites!

The diversity, craft and imagination of Daly City born (schoolmate of the famed Bob Cattaneo). Sly Stone’s work was the perfect fit for the equally diverse and experimental Northern Soul DJ.

Sylvester Stewart took his original Daly City tapes for "Dance to the Music" stripped out the vocals, added a new exciting lyrics, sung in French; over an outrageous detonation of fuzz guitar insanity . A remix that just blew everybody away, The club classic “Dance to the Music" relegated to an out-of-vogue used-to-be, tumbling from the dizzy heights of a timeless soul-club anthem. Remixes of classics in 1968, was something completely innovative and alien to Northern Soul ears.

Sly could be considered the Soul Godfather of the "remix" and the effect on the Northern Soul dancers was seismic, this original dancefloor-shaker, had gatecrashed the scene with its unprecedented nonconformity, opening the way for Black Nasty - Cut Your Motor Off, Babe Ruth - Elusive, Andre Maurice - Cream Of The Crop and many others to momentarily reshape Northern Soul and its previous conventional turntable choices.

The French Fries - Danse A La Musique - is surely crying out for a Northern Soul renaissance to completely blow those fleet-footed dancers away, for a second time around…

Condition Report

So close to a Manship mint! Two perfectly clean promo labels, strong full gloss on vinyl, reveals only soft surface hairlines when angled in the light, plays flawless, still housed in vintage Epic sleeve.

A Side

  • Title: Danse A La Musique

    B Side

  • Title: Small Fries
  • Year: 29th March 1968
  • City: Daly City, California