понедельник, 5 ноября 2007 г.

The Kings of Disco: Mixed By Dimitri from Paris & Joey Negro


The Kings of Disco: Mixed By Dimitri from Paris & Joey Negro
Various Artists

Audio CD (25 Oct 2004)
Number of Discs: 2
Label: Rapster
ASIN: B0002M5TFW

Codec: Lame 3.92
Quality: CBR, 320kbps, stereo

CD1 compilation

01 . Derrick Harriott - Black Skinned Blue Eyed Boys 07:08
02 . Vincent Montana Jr. feat. Goody Goody - It Looks Like Love (Dim's compiled edit) 07:56
03 . Crystal Disco Band - Nuclear Night (Dim's DJ friendly edit) 07:50
04 . Lime - Agent 406 (Dim's DJ friendly edit) 06:27
05 . Macho - Not Tonight (Dim's DJ friendly edit) 07:53
06 . Larry Wood - Pumping Iron (Dim's DJ friendly edit) 06:44
07 . Mary Clark - Take Me I'm Yours (Dim's DJ friendly edit) 07:27
08 . Cappuccino - El Bailara Conmigo (Dim's DJ friendly edit) 06:59
09 . Clymax - Musicland 06:49
10 . Risco Connections - I'm Caught Up 07:43

CD2 compilation

01 . Master Dance & Boogie - Roll The Joint (Joey Negro re-edit) 05:41
02 . Cela - I'm In Love (Joey Negro Edit) 07:19
03 . Spandau Ballet - Chant No 1 (Us rmx) 06:51
04 . Mighty Fire - Love Fantasy 07:24
05 . Vinzerrelli - Skate Dancer 06:33
06 . Sonny Jenkins & The New York Potpourri Strings - That Friday Pay (Part 1) 06:11
07 . Yazoo - Situation (Joey Negro re-edit) 07:25
08 . John Gibbs & The Jam Band - Get Down With The Jam Band (Joey Negro re-edit) 06:46
09 . Touche - Just Like A Doorknob (Joey Negro Edit) 06:21
10 . Arts & Crafts - I've Been Searchin' (Walter Gibbons mix) 09:57

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Amazon customer review
By John Stilwell "jpstilwell" (Lisbon, Portugal)

The ultimate dynamic disco duo; Monsieur Dimitri and Joey Negro, bless us with the result of their latest genealogical disco findings. Not one of these tracks will find its way on a "Greatest disco hits" type album and that is what is so marvellous about it! Those CDs are great, but once you've bought one, you cannot buy another disco CD without repeating half the tracks! So Disco Kings will be a welcome addition to any Disco lover's collection. It is also a great way for people who find the Bee Gees too cheesy, to ease their way into the Disco sound....The tracks have been edited just enough to make them sound more contemporary, but not too much to spoil the retro effect. Decadent and luxurious are the words that spring to mind when listening to this CD (the cover artwork helps too)........ Keep'em comin' Dim & Joey

Disco Spectrum Vol.1: Real Disco for the Folks Who Feel Disco


Disco Spectrum Vol.1: Real Disco for the Folks Who Feel Disco
Compiled By Joey Negro - Various Artists


Audio CD (1 Nov 1999)
Number of Discs: 2
Label: Bbe
ASIN: B00000IPN6

Codec: Lame 3.92
Quality: CBR, 192kbps, stereo

Track Listings

Disc: 1

1. Bourgie Bourgie - John Davis Orchestra
2. Let Me Down Easy - Rare Pleasure
3. I Don't Want You Back - Ramona Brooks
4. Come Back Lover - Fresh Band
5. Out of My Hands - Omin feat. Connie Draper
6. Feel It - Revelation
7. You've Got That Something - Logg
8. Don't Turn Your Back - Frontline Orchestra
9. Gotta Get Your Love - Clyde Alexander
10. In The Forest - Baby'O

Disc: 2

1. Que Tal America - Two Man Sound
2. San Salvador - Azoto
3. I'll Be Your Pleasure - Esther Williams
4. Take Some Time Out For Love - Salsoul Orchestra
5. Together Forever - Exodus
6. Trip To Your Mind - Hudson People
7. Love Call - Ramsey & Co.
8. Trinidad - John Gibbs
9. I Wanna Be Loved By You - Family Of Eve

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Journey into Paradise (The Larry Levan Story)


The Larry Levan Story
Journey into Paradise (The Larry Levan Story)


Genre : Disco, Pop, House, Funk
Label : Rhino Records
Release : May-20-2006
Quality:VBR
Sise: 220,3 MB

Track Listings

Cd1

01. Change - Paradise 05:14
02. Phreek - Weekend 08:16
03. Chaka Khan - Clouds 04:31
04. Patrice Rushen - Haven't You Heard 06:48
05. Positive Force - We Got the Funk 07:18
06. Janice Mcclain - Smack Dab in the Middle 06:51
07. Dee Dee Bridgewater - Bad for Me 08:35
08. Taana Gardner - Heartbeat 09:54
09. David Joseph - You Can't Hide (Your Love From Me) 06:46
10. Man Friday - Love Honey, Love Heartache 05:19
11. Peech Boys - Don't Make Me Wait 07:26

Cd2

01. Womack & Womack - Baby I'm Scared of You 05:41
02. Sister Sledge - Lost in Music 06:38
03. Five Special - Why Leave Us Alone 10:13
04. Trussel - Love Injection 07:53
05. Lace - Can't Play Around 05:30
06. Inner Life - Ain't No Mountain High Enough 10:31
07. Gwen Guthrie - it Should Have Been You 07:09
08. Change - Lover's Holiday 06:29
09. Yaz - Situation 05:47
10. Talking Heads - Once in A Lifetime 04:21
11. Donald Byrd and 125th Street NYC - Love Has Come Around 07:53

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пятница, 2 ноября 2007 г.

MFSB - 1980 - Mysteries Of The World




MFSB - 1980 - Mysteries Of The World


Label: TSOP
Catalog#: JZ 36405
Format: Vinyl, LP
Country: US
Released: 1980
Genre: Electronic
Style: Disco

Tracklisting:

A1 Manhattan Skyline (4:27) Producer - Dexter Wansel
A2 Mysteries Of The World (5:27) Producer - Dexter Wansel
A3 Tell Me Why (3:57) Producer - Dexter Wansel
A4 Metamorphosis (5:16)
B1 Fortune Teller (6:08) Producer - Dexter Wansel
B2 Old San Juan (4:27) Producer - Dexter Wansel
B3 Thank You Miss Scott (4:14)
B4 In The Shadow (3:37)

Codec: Lame 3.92
Quality: CBR, 320kbps, stereo

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MFSB - 1978 - The Gamble - Huff Orchestra




MFSB - 1978 - The Gamble - Huff Orchestra

Label: Philadelphia International Records
Catalog#: JZ 35516
Format: Vinyl, LP
Country: US
Released: 1978
Genre: Electronic, Funk / Soul
Style: Bayou Funk, Soul, Disco

Tracklisting:

A1 Dance With Me Tonight (5:08)
A2 To Be In Love (5:47)
A3 Let's Party Down (5:56)
A4 Wishing On A Star (5:39)
B1 Use Ta Be My Guy (5:15)
B2 The Way I Feel Today (4:35)
B3 Is It Something I Said (3:58)
B4 Redwood Beach (4:13)

Codec: Lame 3.92
Quality: CBR, 320kbps, stereo

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MFSB - 1976 - Summertime




MFSB - 1976 - Summertime

Label: Philadelphia International Records
Catalog#: PZ 34238
Format: Vinyl, LP
Country: US
Released: 1976
Genre: Electronic, Funk / Soul
Style: Soul, Funk, Disco
Credits: Arranged By - Bobby Martin (tracks: A1, A3, B1 to B3) , Jack Faith (tracks: A2, A4) , Tony Bell (tracks: B4)
Backing Vocals - Barbara Ingram , Carla Benson , Evette Benton , Gene McFadden , John Whitehead , Victor Carstarphen
Producer - Kenneth Gamble & Leon Huff* (tracks: A1 to A3, B2, B3) , Gene McFadden (tracks: A4, B1, B4) , John Whitehead (tracks: A4, B1, B4) , Victor Carstarphen (tracks: A4, B1, B4)

Tracklisting:

A1 Picnic In The Park (4:10)
A2 Summertime (4:53)
A3 Plenty Good Lovin' (4:33)
A4 Sunnin' And Funnin' (4:14)
B1 Summertime And I'm Feelin' Mellow (4:00)
B2 I'm On Your Side (3:30)
B3 Hot Summer Nights (4:25)
B4 We Got The Time (4:41)

Codec: Lame 3.92
Quality: CBR, 320kbps, stereo

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MFSB - 1975 - Universal Love



MFSB - 1975 - Universal Love

Label: Philadelphia International Records
Catalog#: KZ 33158
Format: Vinyl, LP
Country: US
Released: 1975
Genre: Electronic
Style: Disco
Notes: Engineer: Joe Tarsia
Recorded at Sigma Sound Studios, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Mastered at Frankford/Wayne Recording labs, Philadelphia, Pa.
Cover illustration: Oni
Lettering: Andy Engel/Danny Wong
Design and photo: Ed Lee

Tracklisting:

A1 Sexy (3:33) Producer - Gamble & Huff
A2 MFSB (3:42) Producer - Gamble & Huff
A3 Human Machine (3:52) Producer - Gamble & Huff
A4 Love Has Not Time Or Place (6:18) Producer - Bruce Hawes
B1 T.L.C. (Tender Lovin' Care) (3:41) Producer - Bobby Martin
B2 Let's Go Disco (4:14) Producer - Gamble & Huff
B3 K-Jee (4:15) Producer - Bobby Martin , Broadway Eddie
B4 My Mood (4:10) Producer - Gamble & Huff

Codec: Lame 3.92
Quality: CBR, 320kbps, stereo

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MFSB - 1975 - Philadelphia Freedom




MFSB - 1975 - Philadelphia Freedom

Label: Philadelphia International Records
Catalog#: PZ 33845
Format: Vinyl, LP
Country: US
Released: 1975
Genre: Electronic
Style: Disco
Credits: Producer - Gamble & Huff

Tracklisting:

A1 Zach's Fanfare #2
A2 Get Down With The Philly Sound
A3 Philadelphia Freedom
A4 South Philly
A5 Ferry Avenue
A6 Interlude 1
B1 When Your Love Is Gone
B2 Morning Tears
B3 Brothers And Sisters
B4 Smile Happy
B5 The Zip

Codec: Lame 3.92
Quality: CBR, 320kbps, stereo

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MFSB - 1973 - Love Is The Message




MFSB - 1973 - Love Is The Message

Label: Philadelphia International Records
Catalog#: PIR 65864
Format: Vinyl, LP
Country: Netherlands
Released: 1973
Genre: Funk / Soul
Style: Disco

Tracklisting:

A1 Zack's Fanfare (0:23)
A2 Love Is The Message (6:35)
A3 Cheaper To Keep Her (6:52)
A4 My One And Only Love (4:34)
B1 TSOP (The Sound Of Philadelphia) (3:43)
B2 Zack's Fanfare (I Hear Music) (0:50)
B3 Touch Me In The Morning (6:21)
B4 Bitter Sweet (5:26)

Codec: Lame 3.92
Quality: CBR, 320kbps, stereo

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MFSB - 1973 - MFSB




MFSB - 1973 - MFSB


Label: Philadelphia International Records
Catalog#: KZ 32046
Format: Vinyl, LP
Country: US
Released: 1973
Genre: Electronic, Funk / Soul
Style: Funk, Disco
Credits: Engineer - Joe Tarsia
Producer - Gamble & Huff
Notes: Recorded at Sigma Sound Studios, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Mastered @ Frankford/Wayne.

Tracklisting:

A1 Freddie's Dead (7:15)
A2 Family Affair (4:23)
A3 Something For Nothing (3:00)
B1 Back Stabbers (6:33)
B2 Lay In Low (5:57)
B3 Poinciana (5:57)

Codec: Lame 3.92
Quality: CBR, 320kbps, stereo

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MFSB

MFSB
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

MFSB (short for "Mother, Father, Sister, Brother") were a loose conglomeration of studio musicians who provided backing tracks for dozens of seminal Philadelphia soul recordings in the 1970s. They later released successful singles and albums as a stand-alone recording act.

Overview

Assembled by the production team of Gamble & Huff, MFSB was the house band for their Philadelphia International Records label and provided both the signature smooth Philadelphia sound that dominated the early 1970s for the acts who recorded at their Sigma Sound Studios, including The Delfonics, The O'Jays, Blue Magic, The Spinners, Teddy Pendergrass and Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes; and the "high hat" disco sounds that dominated the late 1970s with groups like The Trammps, First Choice, Ripple and Double Exposure.

The classic line up of musicians included Carl Chambers and Earl Young on drums; Norman Harris, Roland Chambers, Bobby Eli, and TJ Tindall on guitar; Winnie Wilford and Ronnie Baker on bass; Vince Montana and Larry Washington on vibes and percussion and Leon Huff and Thom Bell on keyboards.

Career

In 1974, Philadelphia International released an instrumental track which had been recorded by the band as the theme music for the television show Soul Train as a single. The record, titled "TSOP (The Sound of Philadelphia)" was a hit on both the pop and R&B charts, and launched a recording career for the band under their own name. MFSB albums and singles were released for the rest of the decade. Another popular tune that was also used for another television show, was called Sexy (released in 1975), as a prize cue during the Big Deal of The Day in the 1980 version of Let's Make A Deal.

Another popular MFSB number, "Love Is The Message", has been a favorite of dance/disco DJs since its release; countless remixes, both official and unofficial, exist of the song. On September 20, 2004, the record became among the first to be inducted into the newly formed Dance Music Hall of Fame. Due to a disagreement with Gamble & Huff over certain policies, the majority of the group moved on to Salsoul Records, where they became known as The Salsoul Orchestra. Other members began performing as The Ritchie Family orchestra, Vince Montana and the John Davis Monster Orchestra. Not to be outdone, Gamble & Huff replaced them with Instant Funk, Dexter Wansel and others on MFSB's latter recordings for the label.

In October 2004 "Love Is The Message" appeared in popular videogame Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, playing on Funk radio station Bounce FM.

Members:

Anthony Jackson, Bobby Eli, Bobby Martin, Carla Benson, Charles Collins, Damon Bennett, Dennis Harris, Dexter Wansel, Don Renaldo, Earl Young, Eddie Green (3), Harold "Ivory" Williams, John Ingram, Karl Chambers, Keith Benson, Larry Washington, Lenny Pakula, Leon Huff, Michael Foreman, Norman Farrington, Norman Harris, Quinton Joseph, Reggie Lucas, Roland Chambers, Ron Baker, T. Life, Thom Bell, TJ Tindall, Tony Williams (4), Victor Carstarphen, Vincent Montana, Jr., Zach Zachary

Releases: From - http://www.discogs.com/artist/MFSB

Free Man / Free Love / Mysteries Of The World (12", Ltd) R & S Records, Inc.
Love Is The Message / My First Mistake (12") T.D. Records, Inc.
Love Is The Message / T.S.O.P. (12") Philadelphia International Records
Love Is The Message / T.S.O.P. (12") Philadelphia International Records
Mysteries Of The World / Let's Clean Up The Ghetto (12") Passion Music
TSOP (The Sound Of Philadelphia) / Love Is The Message (12", Maxi) Philadelphia International Records
Love Is The Message (LP) Philadelphia International Records 1973
Love Is The Message (LP) Philadelphia International Records 1973
Love Is The Message (LP) Philadelphia International Records 1973
Love Is The Message (LP) CBS/Sony 1973
Love Is The Message / My One And Only Love (7") Philadelphia International Records 1973
MFSB (LP) Philadelphia International Records 1973
MFSB (LP) CBS/Sony 1973
MFSB (LP) Epic 1973
TSOP (The Sound Of Philadelphia) (7") Philadelphia International Records 1973
TSOP (The Sound Of Philadelphia) (LP) Philadelphia International Records 1973
Freddie's Dead / Family Affair (7") Philadelphia International Records 1974
Love Is The Message (7", Single) Philadelphia International Records 1974
Love Is The Message / TSOP (The Sound Of Philadelphia) (7") Philadelphia International Records, Philadelphia International Records 1974
MFSB (LP) Philadelphia International Records 1974
The Three Degrees & MFSB Show (LP) CBS/Sony 1974
TSOP (The Sound Of Philadelphia) (7", Single) Philadelphia International Records 1974
TSOP (The Sound Of Philadelphia) (7") Philadelphia International Records 1974
K-Jee / My Mood (7") Philadelphia International Records 1975
Philadelphia Freedom (LP) Philadelphia International Records 1975
Philadelphia Freedom (LP) Philadelphia International Records 1975
Sexy / Human Machine (7") Philadelphia International Records 1975
The Zip / My Mood (7") Philadelphia International Records 1975
Universal Love (LP) Philadelphia International Records 1975
Universal Love (LP) Philadelphia International Records 1975
Universal Love (LP) Philadelphia International Records 1975
Summertime (LP) Philadelphia International Records 1976
Summertime (LP) Philadelphia International Records 1976
End Of Phase I - A Collection Of Greatest Hits (LP) Philadelphia International Records 1977
Let's Clean Up The Ghetto (7") Philadelphia International Records 1977
Let's Clean Up The Ghetto (7") Philadelphia International Records 1977
Dance With Me Tonight (12") Philadelphia International Records 1978
MFSB, The Gamble - Huff Orchestra (LP) Philadelphia International Records 1978
MFSB, The Gamble - Huff Orchestra (LP) Philadelphia International Records 1978
To Be In Love (7", Promo) Philadelphia International Records 1978
Use Ta Be My Guy (12", Promo) Philadelphia International Records 1978
Manhattan Skyline (7", Promo) TSOP 1980
Mysteries Of The World (LP) TSOP 1980
Mysteries Of The World (12") Philadelphia International Records 1980
Mysteries Of The World (LP) Philadelphia International Records 1980
Mysteries Of The World (7", Promo) TSOP 1980
Mysteries Of The World / TSOP / Sexy (12") Old Gold 1990
T.S.O.P. (Theme From Soul Train '94) (12") Network Records 1994
The Best Of MFSB (Love Is The Message) (CD) Sony Music Entertainment Inc. 1995
Love Is The Message / Bra (12") Disco Juice Records 2003

понедельник, 24 сентября 2007 г.

Scissor Sisters - 2006 -Ta-Dah


Ta-Dah
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Studio album by Scissor Sisters
Released September 15, 2006
Recorded May 2005–2006
Genre Glam rock, Alternative, Rock, Pop
Length 47:24
Label Polydor Records (UK)
Universal Records (US)
Producer Scissor Sisters

Track listing

"I Don't Feel Like Dancin'" (Hoffman/Sellards/John) – 4:48
"She's My Man" (Hoffman/Sellards) – 5:31
"I Can't Decide" (Hoffman/Sellards) – 2:46
"Lights" (Hoffman/Sellards/Alomar) – 3:35
"Land of a Thousand Words" (Hoffman/Sellards) – 3:50
"Intermission" (Hoffman/Sellards/John) – 2:37
"Kiss You Off" (Hoffman/Sellards/Lynch) – 5:02
"Ooh" (Hoffman/Sellards/Gruen) – 3:29
"Paul McCartney" (Hoffman/Sellards/Gruen/Alomar) – 3:44
"The Other Side" (Hoffman/Sellards/Garden) – 4:22
"Might Tell You Tonight" (Hoffman/Sellards) – 3:20
"Everybody Wants the Same Thing" (Hoffman/Sellards/Seacor/Leschen/Lynch) – 4:22
"Transistor" (Hoffman/Sellards) - 4:51 (UK Bonus Track)

Quality: Lossless
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Ta-Dah is the second studio album by American 5-piece band Scissor Sisters, released in September 2006. It was leaked in its entirety onto filesharing networks on Wednesday, September 13, 2006. The album's release in the UK was preceded by the release of the new single, "I Don't Feel Like Dancin'". The song reached #1 on both the UK Singles and Download charts in September 2006 (see 2006 in British music). This follow up to their debut featured collaborations with Elton John, Carlos Alomar and Paul Williams. The album entered the Irish Albums Chart at #1 on September 21, followed three days later by a #1 entry in the UK Albums Chart. The album had a respectable debut on the Billboard 200 in the US, coming in at #19 and selling 41,992 units in its first week.

"Land of a Thousand Words" was released as the second single from the album, peaking at #19 in the UK. "She's My Man" was the third single released in early March 2007 and managed to chart at #29, 10 positions lower than the previous single. The next single that was released was "Kiss You Off" on May 28, the video for which can be seen in the media section of the band's website. This was the poorest charting of the singles of Ta-Dah, only being able to reach #43. This has, so far, been the lowest charting UK single on initial release. "I Can't Decide" charted at #64 on downloads alone, on the strength of being used in the Doctor Who episode "Last of the Time Lords".

понедельник, 17 сентября 2007 г.

Scissor Sisters – 2004 - Scissor Sisters




Scissor Sisters
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Scissor Sisters are an American alternative band who formed in 2001. Their style draws from disco, glam rock and pop of New York City.

The group was named after a sex position between two women (tribadism). While experiencing only limited mainstream success in their native USA, the band has been hugely successful in Europe, Canada, Australia, and particularly in the UK (Which they often say is their "spiritual home"), where they have achieved a number of chart hits, as well as their debut album becoming the best-selling album of 2004 in that country. Their single "I Don't Feel Like Dancin'" was the fourth best selling single in the UK in 2006 and stayed in the UK top 40 for 27 weeks.

Line-up
The members of the band:

Jake Shears (born Jason Sellards) – vocals
Babydaddy (born Scott Hoffman) – bass guitar, keyboards, vocals, guitar
Ana Matronic (born Ana Lynch) – vocals, 'Mistress of Ceremonies'
Del Marquis (born Derek Gruen) – guitar, bass guitar
Paddy Boom (born Patrick Seacor) – drums, electronic drums, percussion
Live shows and performances have included John "JJ" Garden, son of Graeme Garden of The Goodies, on keyboards and guitar.

Audio CD (2 Feb 2004)
Number of Discs: 1
Label: Polydor
ASIN: B0001BRPK6

Track Listings

1. Laura
2. Take Your Mama Out
3. Comfortably Numb
4. Mary
5. Lovers In The Backseat
6. Tits On The Radio
7. Filthy/Gorgeous
8. Music Is The Victim
9. Better Luck Next Time
10. It Can't Come Quickly Enough
11. Return To Oz
12. A Message From Ms Matronic
13. The Skins
14. Get It Get It

Quality: Lossless
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пятница, 14 сентября 2007 г.

Flashdance: Original Soundtrack From The Motion Picture




Flashdance

Flashdance: Original Soundtrack From The Motion Picture [SOUNDTRACK]
[ORIGINAL RECORDING REISSUED]
[ORIGINAL RECORDING REMASTERED]
Giorgio Moroder, Michael Sembello, Irene Cara

Audio CD (July 14, 1998)
Original Release Date: 1983
Number of Discs: 1
Format: Soundtrack, Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered
Label: Island / Mercury
ASIN: B000009CMK

Quality: Lossless

Tracklisting:



1. Flashdance...What A Feeling - Irene Cara
2. He's A Dream - Shandi
3. Love Theme From Flashdance - Helen St. John
4. Manhunt - Karen Kamon
5. Lady, Lady, Lady - Joe Bean Esposito
6. Imagination - Laura Branigan
7. Romeo - Donna Summer
8. Seduce Me Tonight - Cycle V
9. I'll Be Here Where The Heart Is - Kim Carnes
10. Maniac - Michael Sembello






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пятница, 7 сентября 2007 г.

Barbra Streisand - 2005 - Guilty Pleasures

Barbra Streisand - 2005 - Guilty Pleasures

Audio CD (September 20, 2005)
Original Release Date: September 20, 2005
Number of Discs: 1
Format: DualDisc
Label: Sony
ASIN: B000AOJ9EY

Quality: Lossless
Format: (FLAC-EAC-CUE)


Track listing:

1. Come Tomorrow (Duet with Barry Gibb)
2. Stranger In A Strange Land
3. Hideaway
4. It's Up To You
5. Night Of My Life
6. Above The Law (Duet with Barry Gibb)
7. Without Your Love
8. All The Children
9. Golden Dawn
10. (Our Love) Don't Throw It All Away
11. Letting Go

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суббота, 1 сентября 2007 г.

Gloria Gaynor - HOT PRODUCTIONS


Gloria Gaynor
HOT PRODUCTIONS


Audio CD (October 15, 1996)
Original Release Date: 1983
Number of Discs: 1
Label: Hot Productions
ASIN: B000001RQC
In-Print Editions: Audio CD

Track listing

1. I Will Survive
2. Stop In The Name Of Love
3. Runaround Love
4. Mack-Side
5. Tease Me
6. America
7. For You, My Love
8. Love Me Real
9. Even A Fool Would Let Go
10. I Will Survive
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By Søren Jensen (Copenhagen, Denmark)

Having released 9 albums on Polydor of varying quality, Gloria Gaynor signed with Atlantic in 1982 and released this surprisingly enjoyable album that was all but ignored at the time, despite being one of the lady's most complete albums to date. Kool & The Gang re-worked the Supremes classic "Stop In The Name Of Love" for Gloria, this was the first single, and the result is terrifically funky, as are songs as "Runaway Love", "Tease Me" and "Love Me Real", classy R&B! Also the ballad cuts are worth listening to, the thoughtful "Mack-Side", "For You, My Love" (both co-penned by Gloria's husband) and Tom Snow-penned "Even A Fool Would Let Go". The second single, "America" isn't that bad either, that said if you can only ignore the sickly lyrics that make you wanna puke, it bears several similarities to Donna Summer's equally awful "Living In America" from her 1982 album, in that it also features a children's choir praising God's own country ... yuck! "I Will Survive" is included in both a short & long version on the CD as a bonus track, although it's kept as close as possible to the original 1978 recording, this is a re-recording (the first of many ...), produced by Yves Dessca, for what purpose is not known ... I think 4 stars are too much as the LP lacks a good hit single so it ends up a 3 stars release, it should have been 3½ stars as this is really Gloria Gaynor's best album.

Gloria Gaynor - I Am What I Am


I Am What I Am

Track listing


01 - I Am What I Am
02 - Be Soft Whit Me Tonight
03 - Chain Of Whispers
04 - Eeny Meeny Mack-A-Rack
05 - More Than Enough
06 - The Eye Of The Tiger
07 - The Heat Is On
08 - Feel So Real
09 - The Power Of Love
10 - Everybody WantsTo Rule The World
11 - What A Wonderful World
12 - Every Breath You Take
13 - Don't You Dare Call It Love

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Gloria Gaynor - I Wish You Love [ENHANCED]


I Wish You Love [ENHANCED]
Gloria Gaynor


Audio CD (September 10, 2002)
Number of Discs: 2
Format: Enhanced
Label: Logic
ASIN: B00006H6BU

Track listing

"Gotta Be Forever" – 3:33 (Linda Clifford, Kathy Brown , Pelle Ankarberg, Niclas Molinder, Joacim Persson)
"Gone Too Long" – 3:02 (Lamont Dozier, Jorgen Elofsson)
"Just No Other Way" – 4:00 (D. Deviller, S. Hossein, J. Kugell)
"I Never Knew" (LP version) – 4:26 (Kasia Livingston)
"All The Man" – 3:42
"Just Keep Thinking About You" – 3:06 (G. Catchey, H. Johnson)
"I Wish You Love" – 3:43 (Bill Lee, Balewa Muhammed, Calvin Gaines, Rob Fusari, Eritza Laues)
"Stronger" – 3:20 (Mary Brown, Fusari, Karl Kimmel)
"Let It Rain" – 5:13 (Andy Goldmark, Jason Hess, Mark Mueller)
"No One Can Love You More" – 4:11 (Kevin Clark, Berny Cosgrove, Tim Hegarty)
"You Keep Running" – 3:03 (M. Brown, Fusari)
"I'm Here for You" – 5:12 (Gloria Gaynor, Garianno Lorenzo)
"I Will Survive" (English version) – 6:46 (Dino Fekaris, Freddie Perren)
"I Never Knew" (Hex Hector, HQ2 remix) – 4:16 (Livingston)
"I Will Survive (Spanglish version) – 4:42 (Fekaris, Perren)

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I Wish You Love is Gloria Gaynor's fourteenth album, and her first album of new material in almost 20 years. It is a return to her roots in Club/Dance music, along with Urban contemporary and Contemporary R&B. The album includes two recent hit singles—2001's "Just Keep Thinking About You" (#1 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart) and 2002's "I Never Knew" (also #1 Club Play, #30 Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks). The import version also includes her European hit, "Last Night

Gloria Gaynor - Ten Best: The Millennium Versions

Ten Best: The Millennium Versions
Gloria Gaynor


Audio CD (February 20, 2001)
Original Release Date: February 20, 2001
Number of Discs: 1
Label: Cleopatra
ASIN: B000059T6T

1. I Will Survive
2. Reach Out I'll Be There
3. (If You Want It) Do It Yourself
4. I Am What I Am
5. The Reason For The Season
6. Can't Take My Eyes Off You
7. How High The Moon
8. Never Can Say Goodbye
9. Feelings
10. Mama San

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Disco at its best

This compilation represents real value for money as it contains all of the disco diva's greatest hits: How High The Moon, Never Can Say Goodbye, I Am What I Am, Reach Out I'll Be There and the megahit I Will Survive. She had at least two other minor hits: Anybody Wanna Party and Let Me Know (I Have A Right) available on The Collection, an album that omits the song I Am What I Am. The ageless I Will Survive needs no description, but I Am What I Am is an equally rousing, anthemic song that affirms self-esteem and belief in oneself. Gaynor puts lots of energy into the Motown classics Reach Out I'll Be There and Never Can Say Goodbye, turning them into dancefloor delights with her powerful voice over the boom boom boom of the disco beat. Although Gloria Gaynor didn't have as many hits as Donna Summer or the same underground cult appeal as Grace Jones, she remains one of the archetypical disco queens whose aforementioned hits have stood the test of time very well. I recommend this album if you want to have the absolute best of this remarkable singer from the 1970s.

Good Times





Good Times - The Very Best of Chic and Sister Sledge

Audio CD (22 Aug 2005)
Number of Discs: 2
Label: Wsm
ASIN: B000ANPWZ0
Format: (FLAC-EAC-CUE)
Size: 0.98 GB

Track Listings

Disc: 1

1. We Are Family – Sister Sledge
2. Le Freak - Chic
3. Good Times - Chic
4. Lost In Music – Sister Sledge
5. Everybody Dance - Chic
6. I Want Your Love – Chic
7. He's The Greatest Dancer – Sister Sledge
8. Chic Cheer - Chic
9. Dance Dance Dance - Chic
10. My Forbidden Lover - Chic
11. Thinking Of You – Sister Sledge
12. Hangin’ (7” version) - Chic
13. All American Girls – Sister Sledge
14. Mama Never Told Me – Sister Sledge
15. My Feet Keep Dancing - Chic
16. Dancing On The Jagged Edge – Sister Sledge
17. Got To Love Somebody – Sister Sledge
18. Frankie – Sister Sledge

Disc: 2

1. We Are Family (Sure is Pure Remix)
2. I Want Your Love (Stonebridge Remix)
3. Thinking Of You (Ramp remix)
4. Hangin’ (12” version)
5. We Are Family (Steve Anderson DMC Remix)
6. Lost In Music (Sure Is Pure Remix)
7. He's The Greatest Dancer (Brutal Bill Remix)
8. Good Times (A Touch Of Jazz Remix)
9. Jack Le Freak
10. Megachic - Chic Medley
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воскресенье, 8 июля 2007 г.

Summer holidays break


Dear visitors!
It’s Time for my summer holidays
I will return in September with new posts and more interactive blog
Enjoy the music and all the best!

Pam Todd & Love Exchange – 1977 - Let's Get Together


Pam Todd

“Pam Todd is best remembered for her work with underground disco hero Greg Carmichael, a producer noted for his spacy, funky sound and heavy use of Moog synthesizers and other electronics (usually in tandem with Patrick Adams, but not in this case). Carmichael helmed Todd’s first LP, 1977’s ‘Let’s Get Together’, which was credited to Pam Todd & Love Exchange and featured the cult items ‘Making Love,’ ‘Can’t Hold This Feeling,’ and the title track. Carmichael was gone when Todd recorded her follow-up album, ‘Together’, in 1978, but the sound was similarly spacy; this time credited to Pam Todd & the Gold Bullion Band, the record also produced a minor club hit in ‘Baise Moi (Kiss Me).’”

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Pam Todd & Love Exchange – 1977 - Let's Get Together

Label: Shyrlden Records
Catalog#: SHLP-2001
Format: Vinyl, LP
Country: US
Released: 1977
Genre: Electronic
Style: Disco
Codec: Lame 3.92
Quality: 192kbps, stereo

Credits:

Arranged By - Greg Carmichael, Kenny Seymour Artwork By [Art Direction] - Greg Carmichael Artwork By [Design] - Michael Richman Engineer - Pat Jaques Engineer [Assistant] - Tommy O'Connell Guitar - George Victory Photography - Victor Carew Producer - Greg Carmichael

Recorded at C.I. Recording Studio / 100 West 57th Street, N.Y.C.

Tracklisting:
Side A

1. Making Love 3:00
2. Can't Hold This Feeling 4:50
3. Let's Get Together 5:00
4. It Takes A Thief 3:24

Side B
1. Never On A Sunday
2. Popeye Disco
3. Put On A Happy Face

Codec: Lame 3.92
Quality: CBR, 192kbps, stereo

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Pam Todd & Gold Bullion Band - 1979 - Together



Pam Todd & Gold Bullion Band - 1979 - Together

Label: Channel
Catalog#: CLP 1001
Format: Vinyl, LP
Country: US
Released: 1979
Genre: Electronic
Style: Disco
Producer, Arranged By, Conductor - Garry Sherman
Codec: Lame 3.92
Quality: 192kbps, stereo

Tracklisting:

A1 Baise Moi (Kiss Me) (10:21) Mixed By - Jimmy Simpson
A2 Ain't Got Nobody (4:56)
B1 Let's Get Together (5:24)
B2 Makin' Love (4:34)
B3 You And Me Together (3:11)

Codec: Lame 3.92
Quality: CBR, 192kbps, stereo

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Pam Todd & Gold Bullion Band – 1978 - Baise Moi


Pam Todd & Gold Bullion Band – 1978 - Baise Moi

Pam Todd & Gold Bullion Band - Baise Moi (12 Inch) 6.28
Pam Todd & Gold Bullion Band - Baise Moi (Kiss Me) (10.23)

Codec: Lame 3.92
Quality: CBR, 192kbps, stereo

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четверг, 5 июля 2007 г.

Phylicia Allen - 1978 - Josephine Superstar


Phylicia Allen - 1978 - Josephine Superstar

Josephine Superstar (LP)

Casablanca Records (US) / 1978 / NBLP 7108
LP 33 1/3 rpm vinyl record
Composed and produced by Jacques Morali
Executive Producer Henri Belolo

Codec: Lame 3.92
Quality: CBR, 192kbps, stereo
Rip from original LP

Tracklisting:

Side A

Medley: Total time 10:48

1. Prologue (0:29) [J. Morali / H. Belolo / V. Willis]
2. Saint Louis (3:48) [J. Morali / H. Belolo / V. Willis]
3. Broadway (2:48) [J. Morali / H. Belolo / V. Willis]
4. Star of Paris (4:12) [J. Morali / H. Belolo / V. Willis]
5. Around the world (4:38) [J. Morali / H. Belolo / V. Willis]

Side B

Medley: Total time 7:36

1. Two loves have I (J'ai deux amours) (4:15) [V. Scotto / H. Varna / G. Koger]
2. Josephine Superstar (3:20) [V. Scotto / H. Varna / G. Koger / J.P. Murray / B. Trivers]
3. Colors (4:05) [H. Ott / W. Scott]
4. Don't cry Mommy (4:26) [J. Morali / H. Belolo / V. Willis]

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The LP tells the story of "the first black international star, Miss Josephine Baker". Most of the songs are original, but "J'ai deux amors" was Josephine's greatest hit.

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Phylicia Allen

Houston born Phylicia Allen has talent, there's no denying it. Where that talent is may be debateable and she is noted for many things....singing is not one of them. Sister of choreographer/actress Debbie Allen, Phylicia is first noted as the wife of ex-Village People lead Victor Willis. In 1978 Victor along with producer Jacques Morali helped Allen record the disco album "Josephine Superstar." The album, like most Can't Stop Productions, was a concept album telling Josephine Baker's life story through disco songs. Naturally Morali used both the Village People and the Ritchie Family for backgrounds and enlisted Willis to arrange and co-write most of the material. Allen's thin voice is bolstered by magnificent tracks that would have been more successful in the hands (or should I say voice) of a real singer. Luckily Casablanca Records spared us any 12" singles. Her acting career began in 1972's "The Broad Coalition" followed by a bit part in 1978's turkey "The Wiz." 1978 was not her year! By 1980 she divorced Willis, (Willis had already left the V.P.'s and had fallen on hard times eventually becoming a homeless drug addict,) and pursued acting instead of singing. In 1985 she landed the role that would make her a household name. As "Clair Huxtable" on the "Cosby Show" she earned critical praise staying with it from 1984-1992. In 1985 she married football great Ahmad Rashad, changing her name to Phylicia Rashad. After the "Cosby Show" she made numerous tv-movies and dozens of guest roles on shows like "Touched By An Angel" and "A Different World." She won the 2004 Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a Play. The first African-American to win in the category. Today she remains active in both the television and stage communitys.

среда, 4 июля 2007 г.

Salsoul Best Remixes


Salsoul Best Remixes

Japanese exclusive collection of ten Salsoul classics, by original artists like Loleatta Holloway, Skyy & First Choice, remixed by Thunderpuss, David Morales, Frankie Knuckles, Danny Tenaglia, M.A.W., Joe Claussell, & more.

Tracks:

1. Loleatta Holloway - Dreamin' (Satoshi Tomiie)
2. Instant Funk - I Got My Mind Made Up (Thunderpuss)
3. Candido - Jingo (Mount Rushmore)
4. First Choice - Doctor Love (Kerri Chandler)
5. Skyy - Call Me (Blaze)
6. First Choice - Love Thang (David Morales)
7. Double Exposure - My Love Is Free (Frankie Knuckles)
8. First Choice - Double Cross (Danny Tenaglia)
9. Double Exposure - Ten Percent (Ken Lou)
10. Double Exposure - Everyman (Joe Claussell)

Codec: Lame 3.92
Quality: CBR, 256kbps, stereo

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воскресенье, 1 июля 2007 г.

Instant Funk – 2006 - The Anthology


Instant Funk - The Anthology

Audio CD (30 Jan 2006)
Number of Discs: 1
Label: Salsoul
ASIN: B000DNVSH8

Track Listings

Disc: 1

1. I Got My Mind Made Up
2. Crying
3. Don't You Wanna Party
4. Wide World Of Sports
5. Dark Vader
6. I'll Be Doggone
7. Slap Slap Lickedy Lap
8. Witch Doctor
9. Bodyshine
10. It's Your Love On My Mind
11. Scream And Shout
12. Funk Is On
13. Everybody
14. It's Cool
15. Can You See Where I'm Coming From

Disc: 2

1. Look So Fine
2. Why Don't You Think About Me
3. Slam Dunk The Funk
4. Give It To You Baby
5. Punk Rockin'
6. No Stoppin' That Rockin'
7. Who Took Away The Funk
8. Blazin'
9. Just Because You'll Be Mine
10. Tonight We're Gonna Make Love
11. Don't Call Me Brother
12. Let's Make Love
13. Passion
14. Funkiest Party In The World

Codec: Lame 3.92
Quality: CBR, 320kbps, stereo

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Instant Funk were a 1970s disco band, best known for their disco classic "I Got My Mind Made Up".

Instant Funk came out of New Jersey consisting of Raymond Earl, Scotty Miller and guitarist Kim Miller. The group was then called The Music Machine and they were very successful as a backup band for The Manhattans, Bunny Sigler and also the TNJs. Throughout their careers, Instant Funk would be the backup band for many stars, including Lou Rawls, Loleatta Holloway, The O'Jays, MFSB, Curtis Mayfield and Evelyn Champagne King (they are the backing band on the classic disco hit "Shame").

The group relocated to Philadelphia in 1976 to release its first album "Get Down With the Philly Jump" as they started to formulate their own sound. The group followed this album up with a release for former MFSB guitarist Norman Harris' new label Gold Mind, with front man Bunny Sigler entitled "Let Me Party With You".

The Gold Mind label folded, and Instant Funk's new cut "I Got My Mind Made Up" was transferred to the Salsoul label, which pushed the record heavily to all of the disco clubs. The remix of this song by club DJ Larry Levan and engineer Bob Blank quickly became the talk of Manhattan. "I Got My Mind Made Up" hit #1 on both the R&B and disco charts and #20 on the Pop chart in the spring of 1979. The group's eponymous first album on Salsoul was also a hit, reaching #1 R&B and being certified gold.

Instant Funk initially stayed together to tour ahen Salsoul folded. They eventually disbanded, and Bunny Sigler went on to perform as part of the Trammps.

Discography

1976- Get Down With The Philly Jump
1979- Instant Funk (9.97)
1979- Witch Doctor
1980- The Funk Is On
1982- Looks So Fine
1983- Instant Funk Volume 5
1983- Kinky
1996- Greatest Hits
1996- The Best of Instant Funk

суббота, 30 июня 2007 г.

Tom Moulton - 2006 - A Tom Moulton Mix




A Tom Moulton Mix
Tom Moulton

Audio CD (April 24, 2006)
Original Release Date: March 13, 2006
Number of Discs: 2
Format: Import
Label: Soul Jazz
ASIN: B000EHQ5NU

Codec: Lame 3.92
Quality: CBR, 320kbps, stereo

Track Listings

Disc: 1


1. Keep on Truckin [A Tom Moulton Mix][#] - Eddie Kendricks
2. I'll Be Holding On [A Tom Moulton Mix][#] - Al Downing
3. Peace Pipe [A Tom Moulton Mix] - B.T. Express
4. Dreamworld [A Tom Moulton Mix] - Don Downing
5. Make Me Believe in You [A Tom Moulton Mix]
6. Needing You [A Tom Moulton Mix] - Clara Lewis
7. Free Man [A Tom Moulton Mix][#] - South Shore Commission
8. You've Got the Power [A Tom Moulton Mix]

Disc: 2

1. More More More, Pt. 1 [A Tom Moulton Mix]
2. Feel the Need in Me [A Tom Moulton Mix] - The Detroit Emeralds
3. Moonboots [A Tom Moulton Mix] - Orlando Riva Sound
4. Love Is the Message [A Tom Moulton Mix]
5. Won't You Try [A Tom Moulton Mix]
6. Vie en Rose [A Tom Moulton Mix] - Grace Jones
7. Moonlight Loving (Menage a Trois) [A Tom Moulton Mix] - Isaac Hayes
8. Lip Service [A Tom Moulton Mix]
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Tom Moulton
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Tom Moulton (b. 1940) is an American record producer and originator of the remix, the breakdown section, and the 12-inch single vinyl format. He has humbly maintained that the last two innovations were pure accidents. Perhaps contrary to expectation, Mr. Moulton's early successes in "mixing down" dance records were the result of insistently taking away elements from the original multi-track.

His career started in the late 1960's with a self-made tape of overlapping songs that was rejected by one Fire Island dance club, only to be auditioned at another with instant success. As the club in question (The Sandpiper) was very high profile, it was only a matter of time before his skills were noticed and put to use pre-release by those in the music industry. Mr. Moulton preferred R&B and dance music, but actually mixed a wide range of popular recordings. A noteworthy quote has him saying "I never made a dance record, I made records you can dance to."

Mr. Moulton was also a male model for a short period of time.

His notable achievements in recording technique include extending the high frequencies and tightening the bottom for better sounding play at high volume and lengthening for greater musical and emotional impact by repeating key passages.

He was responsible for the first continuous-mix album side ever, on Gloria Gaynor's seminal disco album "Never Can Say Goodbye". Among some of his other success in mixing songs are MFSB's "Love Is The Message", B.T. Express' "Do It (Til You're Sastified)", The Trammps' "Disco Inferno", People's Choice's "Do It Any Way You Wanna", The Andrea True Connection's "More, More, More" and First Choice's "Doctor Love".

Tom Moulton's innovative work was honored at the 2004 Dance Music Hall of Fame ceremony in New York City when he was inducted for his many outstanding achievement as a Remixer. He is the official archivist of the Bethlehem Jazz and Salsoul music catatlogues, and has overseen all of the digital remastering for the entire catalog. In late 2006 Mr. Moulton would remix the Brand New Heavies (featuring N'Dea Davenport) single "I Don't Know (Why I Love You)", a cover of the Stevie Wonder and Jackson 5 hit.

http://www.disco-disco.com/tributes/tom.Tom Moulton Interview
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Information

Tom Moulton is one of the most important people in the history of dance music. From inventing the first ever 12" single to remixer to the stars, the trademark "A Tom Moulton Mix" is a mark of quality given to only the finest records -From Grace Jones’ seminal "La Vie En Rose" to the million-selling MFSB disco anthem "Love Is The Message", to over 4000 remixes.

"As in Life, there are musical benchmarks against which other works are usually sized up in their field. When thinking of Dance Music, and its now long and proud heritage, there is no denying that one of the yardsticks everyone comes back to time and time again is the visionary body of work that Tom Moulton has accumulated over the course of his long and illustrious career.
Franзois Kervorkian
January, 2006

Tom Moulton began his career in the early 1960s as a Promotions man at the legendary R’n’B label King Records, home of James Brown, Little Willie John, Hank Ballard and The Midniters and many more. In the 1960s he also began a career in modelling that would run parallel to his music. In 1971, he visited New York’s Fire Island, the infamous gay holiday resort where he describes seeing ‘white men dancing to black music’ for the first time. It was here that Tom Moulton first began splicing up tapes for the discotheque.
In the early 1970s DJs played 45rpm seven-inch singles which lasted around 3 minutes. Tom Moulton wanted to extend the time of a song in order to keep people on the dancefloor. His first remix was BT Express "Do It Til You’re Satisfied", followed by "Peace Pipe" which he ‘extended’ to over 6 minutes long – and with this invented the "Remix". He then took this further with Gloria Gaynor’s "Never Can Say Goodbye" which Tom Moulton mixed together as an 18-minute medley, once again designed for dancers.


The first time I heard a Tom Moulton "Disco Mix", I realized that this was the definitive version - they were pumped up, spread out, often with a much needed intro & break added. These seemed to be mostly philly-oriented records that I was already in love with, and now they had new added parts, which lots of times was now the best part of the record.
It seemed clear that Tom was able to pick the records he would work on, everything had class, which still holds true today, whenever I talk to him, he's working on a wide assortment of sensational music and after all these years, he’s still completely passionate about it all - a real musicaholic.
Danny Krivit

In 1974 whilst continuing his search for louder, longer records he cut the first 12" single ever along with cutting engineer Jose Rodriguez. (Al Downing – I’ll be Holding On). He also started to write the first ever Disco column for Billboard magazine. Tom Moulton personally delivered many of his original acetates to the underground dance DJs in New York City such as Richie Kaczor, David Rodriguez, Steve Aquisto, Bobby DJ, Larry Levan and Walter Gibbons.
In the 1970s Tom Moulton became the most in-demand remixer in the world. "A Tom Moulton Mix" became a signifier of both musical integrity and chart success as Grace Jones, The Traamps, MFSB, Loleatta Holloway, Andrea True Connection and hundreds more all benefitted from the sonic beauty of "A Tom Moulton Mix".

"Tom Moulton played a major part in laying the foundations of dance music as we know it today. Over three decades he has designed numerous Disco classics as well as Pop hits ranging from Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes to Robert Palmer (he was behind "Every Kind of People") taking them many steps above. Today at 60plus he is still mixing and producing, in a crusade against the current musical mediocrity. From a little corner of his Manhattan apartment, his eyes locked on a computer he is harnessed to deliver the legendary Tom Moulton mix, he breathes life into songs that were gathering dust in warehouses, usually forgotten by their current owners, the Major labels. And what a life that is, one that is vibrant and thrilling, miles away from the droney sound of contemporary club music. Tom is definitely a man of sheer brillance, a quality that is all too rare in our scene, meeting him was one of the best encounters I've ever had.
Dimitri from Paris - January 2006"

This is the first album to bring together some of the classic and rare tracks that have been blessed with "A Tom Moulton Mix" on the record label. It is the story of one man and his amazing role in the history of the rise of Disco from it’s funk and soul roots to the hedonistic days of Studio 54 and the Paradise Garage.

понедельник, 25 июня 2007 г.

The Ritchie Family - 1995 - The Best Disco in Town: The Best of the Ritchie Family

The Ritchie Family - 1995 - The Best Disco in Town: The Best of the Ritchie Family

Audio CD (February 1, 1995)
Original Release Date: February 1, 1995
Number of Discs: 1
Label: Hot Productions
ASIN: B000001QJY

Tracklisting:

1. Brazil
2. Dance With Me
3. The Best Disco In Town
4. Arabian Nights (Medley)
5. Life Is Music
6. Lady Luck
7. African Queens (Medley)
8. Summer Dance
9. American Dance
10. Good In Love
11. Put Your Feet To The Beat
12. Gimme A Break
13. All Night All Right
14. It's A Man's World
15. I'll Do My Best (For You Baby)

Codec: Lame 3.92
Quality: CBR, 320kbps, stereo

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A Must For Collectors,But something's missing...

As one of the reviewers wrote; It was a shame that this collection didn't include the beautifully recording of Les Baxter "Quiet Village" in its total 5:45 minutes.It was a number one track on the Billboard Disco Chart in 1977,and by far the best and most harmonious recording of The Ritchie Family.Most of the the tracks in this "Best of" are shorter than the original time included on the albums of the 1970's. Shorter versions of Arabian Nights(Medley) and African Queens(Medley) were an unforgivable mistake due to the fact that these versions in their original time are a musical delightful experience to listen. Other Ritchie Family tracks that should be considered to transfer to the cd format are Peanut Vendor,Frenesi and Brazil Medley in its long version and a track from the Arabian Nights album "Baby I'm On Fire" which is perhaps the second best after the classic of the Disco Era "The Best Disco In Town". Some good choices included here are "Dance With Me","Life Is Music","Lady Luck",the joyful,rhythmical and brilliant recording "American Generation","Put Your Feet To The Beat"and "Gimme A Break". This compilation of their best hits is "a must" for collectors,but record distribuitors should consider bring to glorious cd their original albums in their totally. It would be a musical feast for "Disco Lovers".

The Ritchie Family – 1982 - I'll Do My Best


The Ritchie Family – 1982 - I'll Do My Best

Label: VIP (2)
Catalog#: VIP 20309
Format: Vinyl, LP
Country: Italy
Released: 1982
Genre: Electronic, Funk / Soul
Style: Disco
Credits: Arranged By, Conductor - Giuliano Salerni
Co-producer [Vocal Tracks] - Fonzi Thornton
Engineer - Michael Barbiero
Engineer [Assistant] - Don Wershba , Greg Mann*
Mastered By - Bill Kipper
Producer - Fred Petrus*
Notes: Recorded and Mixed at Media Sound Studios, New York

Tracklisting:

A1 I'll Do My Best (For You Baby) (5:22) Written By - A. Thornton , G. Salerni , M. Malavasi
A2 This Loves On Me (4:51) Written By - J. Marcellino
A3 One And Only (4:30) Written By - Z. Conkerite
A4 You Can Always Count On Me (4:15) Written By - H. Smith , W. Gay
B1 Walk With Me (4:19) Written By - G. Mathieson , T. Veitch
B2 Alright On The Night (5:04) Written By - D. Rose
B3 Tonight I Need To Have Your Love (4:08) Written By - H. Smith
B4 You've Got Me Dancin' (4:50) Written By - H. Smith

Codec: Lame 3.92
Quality: CBR, 320kbps, stereo

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I'll Do My Best (1982)

Like Evelyn "Champagne" King and France Joli, after disco died the Ritchie Family went into dance pop: chorused synth doubling the vocal line, Moog-sounding bass synth, Chic-like rhythm guitar, almost no horns or strings - the title track has strong similarities to "Love Come Down," for example. In fact, so many people started using the same formula in the same year, I suspect a common source but I don't know who it was. Anyway, the songwriting is undistinguished, the refrains are commonplace ("Be My One And Only"), and the group's vocals are so self-effacing they sound like their own backup singers. The drippy ballad "You Can Always Count On Me" has a great fade, though: Spanish guitar against dramatic ostinato strings. "Alright On The Night" is the one unreconstructed disco tune, and it's not half-bad, with a funky bass-heavy middle. Produced by Fred Petrus; arranged and conducted by Giuliano Salerni. (DBW)

The Ritchie Family – 1979 - Bad Reputation


The Ritchie Family – 1979 - Bad Reputation

Label: Casablanca Records
Catalog#: NBLP 7166
Format: Vinyl, LP
Country: US
Released: 1979
Genre: Electronic
Style: Disco
Credits: Producer - Jacques Morali

Tracklisting:

A1 Put Your Feet To The Beat (9:05)
A2 Bad Reputation (7:22)
B1 It's A Man's World / Where Are The Men (Medley) (11:56)
B2 Sexy Man (4:52)

Codec: Lame 3.92
Quality: CBR, 320kbps, stereo

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Bad Reputation (1979)

Not to belabor the point, but comparing this to Brazil or Queens neatly displays the difference between early and late disco: the percussion breakdowns, shifting instrumentation and outside genre influences have been replaced by an unvarying strings/bass/drums/unison vocals formula over an unchanging 4/4 beat. Also, the mix of medleys and short songs has given way to a uniform six- to eight-minute track length. The only way to tell one song from another is the chorus melody, and on this record there's not much to choose from: I assume the title track was the single, but its girl-done-wrong theme is hackneyed; Side Two's progression of titles - "It's A Man's World," "Where Are The Men," "Sexy Man" - reveals a simplemindedness unusual even for disco. (Most of the lyrics flowed from the pen of Village People frontman Victor Willis.) Practically the only plus is the vocals, which have the same outrageous, edge-of-hysteria quality as Patti LaBelle, though without LaBelle's delicacy. By now the singers were Vera Brown, Jaqui Smith-Lee and Theodosia Draher; musicians include Michael Brecker on sax and, on "Sexy Man" only, Francisco Centeno on bass. (DBW)

The Ritchie Family – 1978 - American Generation


The Ritchie Family – 1978 - American Generation

Label: Marlin
Catalog#: MARLIN 2215
Format: Vinyl, LP
Country: US
Released: 1978
Genre: Electronic
Style: Disco
Credits: Producer - Jacques Morali
Notes: Composed & produced by Jacques Morali for Can't Stop Productions
Executive producer: Henri Belolo
Original publisher: Scorpio Music

Tracklisting:

A1 Big Spender (5:26)
A2 Good In Love (5:03)
A3 Music Man (6:12)
B1 American Generation (5:02)
B2 I Feel Disco Good (6:03)

Codec: Lame 3.92
Quality: CBR, 320kbps, stereo

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American Generation (1978)

Judging from the cover photo, the vocalists were replaced by identical triplet models. Morali produced and wrote nearly all the tunes, but it seems by now the Village People - more commercial and perhaps closer to his heart - were getting the lion's share of his inspiration. The clear high point is a darkling, clavinet-buoyed cover of "Big Spender." In sharp contrast to the focus and density of Queens, the orchestrations here are unvaried and the lyrical concepts are moronic ("I Feel Disco Good," though it does have a catchy, swooping bridge). The unbearably shrill title track, with a refrain recalling the Four Seasons (Frankie Valli, not Vivaldi) and decorated with tinkling synths, is the nadir. "Big Spender" is better than anything on Bad Reputation, but the full disc is even thinner. (DBW)