50 tunes for 50 years: Debbie Jacobs

There is nothing so important to me as being strung out. Right proper strung out. Thanks to a childhood of being raised on the good stuff, oh how I loved my Nan’s Mantovani vinyl box set, I soon became accustomed to wanting my tunes filled with strings. And with disco endlessly glittering with the most glorious of instruments on earth, my life was destined to be forever filled with string-induced goosebumps.
 

Debbie Jacobs’ Don’t You Want My Love? on MCA Records from 1979 always fed my string addiction, bringing oooo oooo oooo oooo oooo oooooo joy to my days and nights as I hand-clapped to this campest of disco anthems. Whether the original version, Alkalino’s rework or just a sample in a house venture, this tune gets me right in the disco pants every time, ensuring each Brighton Pride gig goes off, every beard stroking impressing new DJ colleagues debut goes smoothly or our galloping sessions in the 1BTN bunker deliver. It is disco in its most joyous form and one I’ll never fail to fall for. But then when your first strung out love never leaves you, you’re always gonna be smitten right?

Join Wildblood as she celebrates 50 years of being, well, Wildblood at 1BTN International Women’s Day Takeover on the 8th March 1BTN 101.4FM DAB+ and online 1btn.fm, the 1BTN IWD Soundsystem (fundraising for Threshold and The Girls Network) and Patterns with Honey Dijon on 9th March at Patterns, Brighton and at Queer Songbook & Traumfrau’s IWD Mixtape on 18th March at The Spire, Brighton. Like Wildblood and Queenie on Facebook for more info.

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