Stand On The Word

Well it took a while but it’s finally Friday. The first Friday of September, the first Friday of the new school term and new school year- so getting there at the end of a week that has felt like it’s been nine days long is worth celebrating. This song, a piece of New York gospel that got picked up and played in several legendary New York clubs in the mid 80s, is a celebration and a half. One of those who picked up on it and played it as the sun came up after all nighters at the Paradise Garage was dj Larry Levan. For a long time this song had brackets after the title which would read (Larry Levan Remix) but it’s a mistake, a myth that has been fairly widely debunked. Levan played the record but didn’t remix it. It doesn’t really matter. Hold your hands up and sing.

Stand On The Word

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