After the sad passing of Colleen’s mentor David Mancuso Colleen has been asked to do numerous articles and radio spots so we have decided to collate them all in one place here.


Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy‘s four hour tribute to David Mancuso is now streaming on demand over at Worldwide FM.

“Colleen will share her memories, love and experiences with her Lucky Cloud Loft Party partners Tim Lawrence and Jeremy Gilbert. Over the course of 4 hours Colleen discusses David’s extraordinary childhood and how the party got started in terms of civil rights, as well as taking a closer look at David’s psychedelic side.”

The playlist from the above radio show was a selection of David’s favourite records:

Chuck Mangione – Land Of Make Believe [Mercury] // US

Willie Colon – Set Fire To Me [A&M Records] // US

Alfredo De La Fe – All Of My Favourite Things (Live) [Loft Library] // Cuba

Colleen in Conversation w/ Tim Lawrence, author of ‘Love Saves The Day: A History of American Dance Music Culture, 1970–1979’.

Rudoulpho – Sunday Afternoon [Atlantic] // Italy

Fred Wesley – House Party [CBS] // US

Rude Awakening – The Dip [Kaleidiascope Records] // UK

Lonnie Liston Smith & The Cosmic Echoes – Expansions [Flying Dutchman] // US

Colleen in Conversation w/ Tim Lawrence, author of ‘Love Saves The Day: A History of American Dance Music Culture, 1970–1979’ Cont.

Tw Funk Masters – Love Money [KP Records] // UK

Deep Vibes – A Brand New Day [Rey-D Records] // US

Manu Dibango – Soul Makossa [Musidisc] // Cameroon

Colleen Continues the Mancuso Tribute; Tim Lawrence Signs Off

Holy Ghost – Walk On Air // US

Sun Palace – Rude Movements [Metronome] // UK

The Joubert Singers/Celestial Choir – Stand On The Word [Next Plateau Records Inc.] // US

Lamont Dozier – Going Back To My Roots [Warner Bros] // US

Nu Yorikan Soul – The Nervous Track [Nervous Records] // US

Charles Earland – Drifting [Mercury] // US

Nightlife Unlimited – Love Is In You [Unidisc] // Canada

Colleen “Cosmo” Murphy Talks About David Mancuso’s Psychedelic Side

Soulboy – Harmonica Track (Generation Mix) [Nuphonic] // US

Code 718 – Equinox (Heavenly Club Mix) [Strictly Rhythm] // US

Colleen “Cosmo” Murphy in Conversation w/ Jeremy Gilbert about David Mancuso’s Psychedelic Side

Sweet Smoke – Silly Sally [Columbia] // Germany

Alice Coltrane – Journey Into Satchidananda [Impulse!] // US

Love – Revelation [Elektra] // US

The Moody Blues – Legend Of A Mind [Deram] // UK

Colleen “Cosmo” Murphy in Conversation w/ Jeremy Gilbert Cont.

Mission Control – Outta Limits [Atlantic] // US

Sister Sledge – Lost In Music [Atlantic] // US

Jeremy Gilbert Signs Off; Colleen’s Tribute Continues

Powerline – Double Journey [Prelude Records] // US

Level 42 – Starchild [Polydor] // UK

Giorgio Moroder – Evolution [Casablanca] // Italy

Risco Connection – Ain’t No Stopping Us [Nuphonic] // US

Prince – Sexy Dancer [Warner Bros] // US

MFSB – Love Is The Message [Philadelphia International Records] // US

Stevie Wonder – As [Tamia] // US

David Mancuso Taught Us That Being Selfless Is The Ultimate Act of Rebellion

Colleen’s article for Thump can be found here.

What David Mancuso Taught Me About Playing Records

Colleen’s article for Mixmag can be found here.

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