Listen: Smarty Pants / First Choice FirstChoiceSmartyPants.mp3
I wonder if First Choice contributed to the early days of disco. Could be for all I know. This seems to have the feel, and given it’s from ’73, I guess it predates the genre. Mind you, this is from someone who did not enjoy the sound – and has never warmed up to it, hence has not a clue about disco’s origins. All I know is this is a great single.
‘Smarty Pants’ is a sentimental recollection of my first UK visit that summer, a soundtrack to trolling through the used record stalls on a daily basis. If you’ve been reading this blog, you are probably sick of me talking about it. But it was such a great time for singles and so many were played on English radio – flood gates were opening on my ears. This reeks of the Shepherd’s Bush Market on any given day. And I mean that in a good way.