суббота, 5 мая 2007 г.

Saturday Night Band


Saturday Night Band
Keep Those Lovers Dancing


Label:Prelude Records
Catalog#:PRL 12166
Format:Vinyl, LP, Album
Country:US
Released: 1979
Genre:Funk / Soul
Style:Disco

Credits:

Backing Vocals - Donna McElroy , Lorraine Johnson , Vicki Hampton
Bass, Keyboards - Jesse Boyce
Drums - Duane Riley
Guitar, Banjo - Moses Dillard
Horns - Ben Cauley , Daniel Dillard , Harrison Calloway , Harvey Thompson , Ronald Eades
Keyboards - Thomas Cain
Percussion - Melvin Owens , Tom Roady
Producer - Jesse Boyce , Moses Dillard
Strings - Sheldon Kurland
Synthesizer - Jim Boling
Codec: Lame 3.92
Quality: CBR, 192kbps, stereo

Tracklisting:

A1 Keep Those Lovers Dancing (7:51) Remix - François K* , Jesse Boyce , Moses Dillard
A2 Groovin' With You (4:27) Vocals - Thomas Cain
A3 Boogie With Me (7:08) Remix - François K , Jesse Boyce , Moses Dillard Vocals - Jesse Boyce , Lorraine Johnson
B1 Let's Make It A Party (6:57) Remix - François K, Jesse Boyce , Moses Dillard Vocals - Lorraine Johnson
B2 Share The Feelings (5:51) Vocals - Thomas Cain
B3 Get Wet With Me (4:50) Vocals - Thomas Cain

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Saturday Night Band


Saturday Night Band

Saturday Night Band (LP) Prelude Records 1978

Label: Prelude Records
Catalog#: PRL 12155
Format:Vinyl, LP
Country: US
Released:1978
Genre:Electronic
Style:Disco
Credits: Producer - Jesse Boyce , Moses Dillard
Codec: Lame 3.92
Quality: CBR, 192kbps, stereo

Tracklisting:

A1 Don't (Take My Love Away) (5:10) Vocals - Jackie Edmonds
A2 Touch Me On My Hot Spot (13:36)
B Come On Dance, Dance (12:48)
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Saturday Night Band

Saturday Night Band

Concept band of the excellent Prelude disco label. Jesse Boyce wrote almost all of their hits, sometimes with Moses Dillard. All the songs from either of their albums are great - but especially listen for "Come on dance, dance" with its high pitch wah-wahs; "Touch me on my hot spot"; "Keep those lovers dancing"; "Boogie with me"; and "Let's make it a party". The band used Lorraine Johnson for backing vocals.

Releases:

Come On Dance, Dance (12") Chart Records 1978
Saturday Night Band (LP) Prelude Records 1978
Saturday Night Band (LP) CBS 1978
Keep Those Lovers Dancing (LP) Prelude Records 1979
Keep Those Lovers Dancing (LP, Album) Prelude Records 1979

Sister Sledge - Love Somebody Today

Sister Sledge
Love Somebody Today

Audio CD (May 2, 1995)
Original Release Date: 1980
Label: Rhino / Wea
ASIN: B0000033HY
Genre: Disco
Codec: Lame 3.92
Quality: CBR, 192kbps, stereo

Track Listing:
1. Got to Love Somebody
2. You Fooled Around
3. I'm a Good Girl
4. Easy Street
5. Reach Your Peak
6. Pretty Baby
7. How to Love
8. Let's Go on a Vacation
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Sister Sledge - All American Girls


Sister Sledge
All American Girls


Audio CD (May 2, 1995)
Original Release Date: 1981
Label: Rhino / Wea
ASIN: B0000033HZ
Genre: Disco
Codec: Lame 3.92
Quality: CBR, 192kbps, stereo

Track Listing:

1. All American Girls
2. He's Just a Runaway
3. If You Really Want Me
4. Next Time You'll Know
5. Happy Feeling
6. Ooh You Caught My Heart
7. Make a Move
8. Don't You Let Me Lose It
9. Music Makes Me Feel Good
10. I Don't Want to Say Goodbye

Sister Sledge - We Are Family




Sister Sledge
We Are Family (deluxe edition)

Audio CD (June 20, 1995)
Original Release Date: 1979
Label: Atlantic / Wea
ASIN: B00000337I
Genre: Disco
Codec: Lame 3.92
Quality: CBR, 320kbps, stereo

Track Listing:

1. He's The Greatest Dancer
2. Lost In Music
3. Somebody Loves Me
4. Thinking Of You
5. We Are Family
6. Easier To Love
7. You're A Friend To Me
8. One More Time
9. We Are Family (Sure Is Pure Remix)
10. We Are Family (Steve Anderson DMC Remix)
11. Lost In Music (Sure Is Pure Remix)
12. Lost In Music (1984 Bernard Edwards & Nile Rogers Remix)

Before 1979's We Are Family, Sister Sledge wasn't a huge name in the R&B/disco world. The group had enjoyed a small following and scored a few minor hits, including "Love, Don't You Go Through No Changes on Me" in 1974 and "Blockbuster Boy" in 1977. But it wasn't until We Are Family that the Philadelphia siblings finally exploded commercially, and the people they have to thank for their commercial success are Chic leaders Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards. The Rodgers/Edwards team handles all of the writing, producing, and arranging on this album; so not surprisingly, almost everything on We Are Family is very Chic-sounding. That is true of the sexy "He's the Greatest Dancer" and the anthemic, uplifting title song (both of which soared to number 1 on the R&B charts), as well as excellent album tracks like the lush "Easier to Love," the perky "One More Time," and the addictive "Thinking of You." The least Chic-sounding tune on the album is the ballad "Somebody Loves Me," which favors a classic sweet soul approach and is the type of song one would have expected from Thom Bell, Gamble & Huff, or Holland-Dozier-Holland rather than Rodgers/Edwards. Meanwhile, the intoxicating "Lost in Music" (a number 35 R&B hit) is about as Chic-sounding as it gets. When Rhino reissued We Are Family on CD in 1995, it added four bonus tracks, all of which are remixes of either the title song or "Lost in Music." These remixes are intriguing; it's interesting to hear late-'70s classics turned into high-tech 1990s dance-pop. But they are less than essential, and the original versions are by far the best -- how can you improve on perfection? Both creatively and commercially, We Are Family is Sister Sledge's crowning achievement.

Alex Henderson, All Music Guide

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Sister Sledge


Sister Sledge

From - http://oldhit.narod.ru/sis.htm

Биография:

Квартет сестёр Слэдж был образован в 1971 году в Филадельфии (штат Пенсильвания, США). В его составе были 12-16-летние девушки Дебби (Debbie, Debra Sledge, 1954 г.р.), Джони (Joni, Joan Sledge, 1957 г.р.), Ким (Kim Sledge, 1958 г.р.) и Кэти (Kathy Sledge, 1959 г.р.). В 1972 году сёстры записали свою первую композицию "Time Will Tell" на местном лейбле Money Back, а годом спустя выпустили сингл "Weatherman" на лейбле Atco. Тогда они работали в стиле "ритм-энд-блюз". В 1974 году сёстры выпустили на лейбле Atco свой первый альбом "Circle Of Love", и песня с этого альбома "Love, Don't You Go Through No Changes on Me", впервые попала в хит-парады США, заняв 31-ю строчку в r'n'b-чартах.

На следующий год крупный успех принесла им композиция "Mama Never Told Me" (1975), которая оказалась в хит-параде не только Соединённых Штатов, но и Великобритании. На симпатичных талантливых девушек обращает внимание популярный лейбл Cotillion, с которым они заключают контракт. В 1977 году выходит их второй альбом "Together", и композиция "Blockbuster Boy" снова попадает в r'n'b-чарты США, занимая 61-ю строчку.

В 1979 году сестры Слэдж вступают в наиболее продуктивный период своего творчества, когда начинается их сотрудничество с композиторами Найлом Роджерсом и Бернардом Эдвардсом из группы "Chic". Целая серия хитов, исполненных уже в стиле "диско", оказывается в чартах: "We Are Family" (1979, №1 в r'n'b и №2 в 'pop'-чартах США), "He's The Greatest Dancer" (1979, №1 в r'n'b и №9 в 'pop'-чартах США), "Got To Love Somebody" (1980, №6 в r'n'b и №64 в 'pop'чартах США, №34 в 'pop'-чартах UK), "Lost In Music", "Thinking Of You" и др.

С композиторами группы "Chic" сёстры проводят два плодотворных года, после чего переключаются на композитора Narada Michael Walden и начинают производить свой собственный материал. Новым успехом становится альбом "All-American Girls" (1981), содержавший два хита: "All-American Girls" (№3 в r'n'b и №79 в 'pop'-чартах США, №41 в 'pop'-чартах UK) и "Next Time You'll Know" (№28 в r'n'b-чартах США).

До середины 80-х годов сёстры Слэдж продолжали давать публике новые синглы и альбомы. В 1983 году выходит их новый диск "Bet Cha Say That To All The Girls", содержавший очередную ставшую популярной песню "Smile". Это был их последний альбом, выпущенный на лейбле Cotillion. В 1985 году сёстры возвращаются в чарты с крупным хитом "Frankie" (четыре недели был №1 в UK). В том же году сёстры объявляют о распаде квартета и в последующие 10 лет занимаются сольными карьерами. Из записанного ими в эти годы материала наиболее успешным был соло-альбом Кэти Слэдж "Heart", выпущенный в 1992 году.

В 1998 году сёстры предприняли попытку вернуться на сцену и записали альбом "African Eyes", который был хорошо воспринят критиками.

Sister Sledge
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Sister Sledge is an American musical group from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, formed in 1972 and consisting of four singers, all of whom are sisters: Kim, Debbie, Joni, and Kathy Sledge.

Chart history

First entering the UK Singles Chart in 1975 with "Mama Never Told Me", their career went into decline before it revived under the magisterial production skills of Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards of Chic. This association gave them their biggest successes which came in 1979: the popular disco anthems "We Are Family" (#1 R&B, #2 Pop in the U.S.) and "He's the Greatest Dancer" (#1 R&B, #9 Pop in the U.S.) Both songs were included on their eight song 1979 album We Are Family. Their follow up album was 1980's Love Somebody Today, which included the songs "Got to Love Somebody" (#6 R&B, #64 Pop in the U.S., #34 in the UK) and "Pretty Baby".

Switching to producer Narada Michael Walden in 1981, they released the album All-American Girls, yielding two hits (the title track, which reached #3 R&B and #79 Pop in the U.S. and #41 Pop in the UK), and "Next Time You'll Know", which reached #28 R&B in the U.S.) The sisters continued singing new material throughout the 1980s and 1990s. They achieved an international #1 hit with "Frankie" in 1985 (#1 in the UK for 4 weeks); surprisingly the follow-up single, "Dancing on the Jagged Edge", failed to make the UK Top 40. Their album African Eyes was released in 1998. In 2004 they headlined the International Food and Wine Festival at the Epcot theme park.

Their biggest hits have been re-released several times in the UK, often in newly-remixed versions which keep them sounding new and up–to–date. "We Are Family" is regarded by the feminist movement as a totemic statement – it reached number 7 in 1979, number 33 in 1984 and number 5 in 1993. "Lost in Music" reached number 17 in 1979, number 4 in 1984 and number 14 in 1993. "Thinking of You" reached number 11 in 1984 and number 17 in 1993. Originally their biggest UK hit back in 1979, peaking at number 6, "He's the Greatest Dancer" has not been a hit again in the UK as an updated version, although Will Smith sampled the backing music in his Top 3 UK hit "Gettin' Jiggy Wit It".

Discography

Circle Of Love (1975) US R&B #56
Together (1977)
We Are Family (1979) UK #7, US #3, US R&B #1
Love Somebody Today (1980) US #31, US R&B #7
All American Girls (1981) US #42, US R&B #13
The Sisters (1982) US #69, US R&B #17
Bet'Cha Say That To All The Girls (1983) US #169, US R&B #35
When The Boys Meet The Girls (1985) UK #19, US R&B #52
Freak Out: The Greatest Hits Of Chic and Sister Sledge (1987) UK #72
The Best of Sister Sledge: 1973-1993 (1993) UK #19
African Eyes (1997)

пятница, 4 мая 2007 г.

Quartz


Quartz
Настоящий диско раритет

Информации об этом коллективе или музыканте нет фактически никакой
Даже если уважаемый всеми сайт http://e.discogs.com/ размещает следующее:

When it comes to music the name Quartz is relatively common. While researching for this page I found many groups with the name Quartz, particularly a rock outfit from England. This album and all those associated with it rank up there as one of the more obscure and unknown.

Besides having a nice hit with "Beyond The Clouds" and the epic "Quartz," the self-titled album gives no information on who were the players on this 1978 French release. Production and writer credits go to C. Quartz, now we don't know if this an actual person or a nom de plume? The fact that there is no singers or musicians listed on it makes honoring Quartz a near impossible task.

A second album in 1979, released on Polydor (first was on T.K./Marlin), yielded no disco hits. "Camel In The City" failed to chart and is nearly impossible to find. Whoever was responsible for the Quartz albums has our appreciation and respect.

То уже, что можно добавить?

Известны только 2 альбома.
Музыка без сомнения будет интересна любителям Space и Saint – Preux.

Quartz
1978 - Quartz


Label: Disques Vogue
Catalog#: LDA 20341
Format: Vinyl, LP
Country: France
Released: 1978
Genre: Electronic
Style: Disco
Credits: Engineer - Regis Le Corre
Producer - Quartz
Notes: Recorded and mixed at Sidney Bechet Studios, France
Codec: Lame 3.92
Quality: CBR, 192kbps, stereo

Tracklisting:

A1 Quartz (12:54)
B1 Beyond The Clouds (5:06)
B2 For Geromine (4:36)
B3 Chaos (6:12)
Quartz
1979 - Camel In The City

Label: Polydor (US)
Catalog#: PD-1-6203
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: France
Released: 1979
Genre: Electronic
Style: Disco
Credits: Engineer - Régis Le Corre*
Notes: Produced by Saint- Preux.
Recorded and mixed at Sidney Bechet Studios, France.
Codec: Lame 3.92
Quality: CBR, 256kbps, stereo

Tracklisting:

A1 Camel In The City (7:02)
A2 Discoland (5:20)
A3 Antigua (4:10)
B1 Walking On The Floor (6:50)
B2 After Love (4:10)
B3 Casablanca (4:40)

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D.C. LaRue


D.C. LaRue

Real Name: David Charles L'Heureux
American disco singer born on April 26, 1948.

D.C. Larue
Let Them Dance: The Best of D.C. Larue

Audio CD (February 1, 1995)
Original Release Date: 1995
Label: Hot Productions
ASIN: B000001QJS
Genre: Pop/ Disco
Codec: Lame 3.92
Quality: CBR, 320 kbps, stereo
Tracklist:

1. Cathedrals Listen Listen
2. Don't Keep It In The Shadows Listen Listen
3. Face Of Love Listen Listen
4. Indiscreet Listen Listen
5. Let Them Dance Listen Listen
6. Do You Want The Real Thing Listen Listen
7. Hot Jungle Drums And Voodoo Rhythm Listen Listen
8. Meter Men Listen Listen
9. So Much For L.A.

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Releases:

http://www.discogs.com/artist/D.C.+LaRue

Ca-The-Drals (LP) Pyramid Recording Co. Inc. 1976
Ca-The-Drals (12") Pyramid Recording (France) 1976
Ca-The-Drals (7", Single) Pye International 1976
Ca-The-Drals / Day By Day (12") Golden Pyramid Records 1976
Cathedrals / Day By Day/My Sweet Lord (12") Pyramid Recording Co. Inc. 1976
Don't Keep It In The Shadows / Face Of Love (7") Pyramid Recording (France) 1976
Confessions (LP) Casablanca Records 1978
Do You Want The Real Thing (12", Promo) Casablanca Records 1978
Do You Want The Real Thing / You Can Aways Tell A Lady (12") Pyramid Recording Co. Inc. 1978
Let Them Dance (12") Pyramid Recording Co. Inc. 1978
Let Them Dance (12", Promo) Casablanca Records 1978
Let Them Dance (12") Pye Records 1978
Forces Of The Night (LP) Pyramid Recording Co. Inc. 1979
Hot Jungle Drums And Voo Doo Rhythm (12") Golden Pyramid Records 1979
Hot Jungle Drums And Voo Doo Rhythm (12") Golden Pyramid Records 1979
Hot Jungle Drums and Voodoo Rhythm (12", Promo) Casablanca Records 1979
The Tea Dance (LP) Pyramid Recording Co. Inc. 1979
So Much For L.A. (12") Casablanca Records 1980
Star Baby (LP) Casablanca Records 1980
Let Them Dance / Cathedrals (12") Hot Classics 1994

Grand 12 Inches By Ben Liebrand


Grand 12 Inches, Vol. 1 By Ben Liebrand

Audio CD (September 15, 2005)
Original Release Date: May 15, 2005
Number of Discs: 4
Label: Sbme Import
ASIN: B00020H8OE

CD1 (The absolute roots of Ben Liebrand)

1 - Donna Summer - I feel love 8:13 (original 12" version)
2 - Giorgio Moroder - Chase 8:24 (original 12" version)
3 - Lipps Inc. - Funky Town 7:46 (original 12" version)
4 - Cerrone - Supernature 10:54 (full length album version)
5 - Patrick Cowley - Menergy 8:47 (original 12" version)
6 - Gino Soccio - Dancer 8:29 (original 12" version)
7 - Sylvester - You make me feel (mighty real) 6:30 (original 12" version)
8 - Gonzalez - Haven't stopped dancing yet 7:59 (original 12" version)
9 - Kat Mandu - The Break 8:40 (original 12" version)

CD1 (The absolute roots of Ben Liebrand)
Notes by Ben Liebrand


1 - Donna Summer - I feel love 8:13 (original 12" version)

This is the track with which it all began. Waking up one morning in the late 70's when a radio-DJ daringly played the B-side of a single. This B-side was 'I feel love' and sent me chasing into town to get it. Probably the first sequencer based disco/trance track ever, 'I feel love' still remains a gem.

2 - Giorgio Moroder - Chase 8:24 (original 12" version)

Standing at the counter at Champs disques in Paris I spotted the name Moroder, the man behind 'Donna Summers' 'I feel love' with a sound track to the movie 'Midnight express'. Stereo sequencers, reverse percussion and wide open breaks make this track one of the earliest trance records ever. The sequencer sound firmly sets the path for me to follow and whilst the rest of the world was still in a saturday night fever, I treated my audience to firm beats and hypnotic sequencers.

3 - Lipps Inc. - Funky Town 7:46 (original 12" version)

All the ingredients where there: sequencers, percussion and the vocoder providing the robot voices. The original 12" version oddly started on the second beat. This version also has the very first beat restored.

4 - Cerrone - Supernature 10:54 (full length album version)

After Love in C-minor which already was daring and something that no-one else dared to do, Cerrone surprised everyone with one of the first examples of euro-disco. A strong sequencer-driven track with a dark theme and multiple breaks made this 9 minute plus track an ideal candidate for my record bag. This version restores the full drum intro and is topped of by an even longer drum outro than al previous released versions.

5 - Patrick Cowley - Menergy 8:47 (original 12" version)

After stories of a never released Moroder/Summer sequencer based album, I was glad to hear that Patrick Cowley picked up where Moroder unfortunately did not continue. Finding this track on the weekly hunt for new vinyl in Amsterdam truly made my day.

6 - Gino Soccio - Dancer 8:29 (original 12" version)

Gatto Giallo was a small disco at the Garda Lake in Italy. The DJ introduced me to Gino Soccio, Peter Jaques Band and a whole load of up tempo tracks that I took home and played in Holland when everybody was still 'Staying Alive' and having a 'Night fever'. It was probably the atmosphere of vacation in the Nijmegen based KK-Club that contributed to accepting what was played in this small Club in Nijmegen. The KK-Club set the standard and even drew audiences from Amsterdam. Manfred Langer stated in the history of the world famous club 'The It' in Amsterdam, that it was the atmosphere and the audience driven by Ben Liebrand at the turntables in the KK-Club, which set the style and standard for the It to follow.

7 - Sylvester - You make me feel (mighty real) 6:30 (original 12" version)

This up tempo sequencer track started of as a track for a select audience and eventually became a classic. Somehow this track is much more 'sincere' than the later 'Do you wanna funk'.

8 - Gonzalez - Haven't stopped dancing yet 7:59 (original 12" version)

Disco in it's purest form with great percussion and a break that sends chills down your spine.

9 - Kat Mandu - The Break 8:40 (original 12" version)

The break has been my closing track of the night for the entire period I was spinning in disco 'The Kwien' in Gennep Holland. It was a disco in 1978 built in a former movie theater along the lines of the famous studio 54. It had the laser, neon in the ceiling, a video clip system using Sony U-matic and a series of Barco video monitors along the dance floor and throughout the venue. This is where I learned to mix on 2 Dual turntables. It was DJ Huib Luiten who introduced me to beat-mixing and it was a revelation. In a time when DJ's where blabbering away on their microphone, this was something new and offered a perfect way to introduce the audience to new tracks simply by mixing from a well known floor-filler to a new track nobody ever heard before. The break brings back memories of a time you only needed good music to achieve ecstasy.

Grand 12 Inches, Vol. 2 By Ben Liebrand
CD2 (The relaxed and groovy tracks)


1 - Yarbrough & Peoples - Don't stop the music 7:35 (original 12" version)
2 - Chic - Good times 8:00 (original 12" version)
3 - Patrice Rushen - Forget me nots 4:42 (original 12" version)
4 - Change - Lover's holiday 6:16 (full length album version)
5 - Oliver Cheatham - Get down saturday night 6:51 (original 12" version)
6 - Kool & the Gang - Fresh 5:50 (12" remix)
7 - Michael Zager Band - Let's all chant 6:50 (original 12" version)
8 - Rick James - Super Freak 7:06 (original 12" version)
9 - Sugarhill Gang - Rappers Delight 14:36 (full length version)
10- Indeep - Last night a DJ saved my life (original 12" version)
11- Indeep - Last night a DJ saved my life (acappella)

CD2 (The relaxed and groovy tracks)
Notes by Ben Liebrand


1 - Yarbrough & Peoples - Don't stop the music 7:35 (original 12" version)

A classic, which bridge section was recently used as a chorus for an R&B track. Kick back and enjoy the funky bass-line.

2 - Chic - Good times 8:00 (original 12" version)

The mother of all rap tracks. Why, because it's unprecedented long and steady break provided a whole community of rappers with those instrumental beats to perform their rap on. A brilliant track by producer duo Niles Rodgers & Bernard Edwards . A true classic and one of the most important tracks in dance music. Later it was the Sugarhill gang who managed to take it from the street to the record company and back on the dance floor with their 'Rappers Delight'.

3 - Patrice Rushen - Forget me nots 4:42 (original 12" version)

Beautiful sounds, perfect song, steady rhythm and a clean break for an easy mix. What more does a DJ want.

4 - Change - Lover's holiday 6:16 (full length album version)

This was one of those album I took back from Italy, 'A lover's holiday' was the hit, but I played just about every track to the dance floor in the KK-Club. I truly recommend it as it features songs like 'Searching' and 'In the glow of love' with Luther vandross on vocals. (This track was used in a recent Janet Jackson hit).

5 - Oliver Cheatham - Get down saturday night 6:51 (original 12" version)

Long before 'Room 5' version, everybody knew how to get down on a Saturday night. The funky guitar riff and open breaks provided many possibilities to mixing it with a truckload of other songs.

6 - Kool & the Gang - Fresh 5:50 (12" remix)

Another song which lasted due to it's long and easy to mix intro, and even longer and easier to mix-out break. And history has proven that the song itself wasn't bad either. This is that special and rare 12" version.

7 - Michael Zager Band - Let's all chant 6:50 (original 12" version)

There are many versions and remixes out there (with a very nasty sounding drum computer stuck under it), but this is the original 12" version, featuring the original drums, claps and percussion.

8 - Rick James - Super Freak 7:06 (original 12" version)

A side step to the funky side with Rick James. Another track which reached even more people when it was used by MC Hammer as a groove for 'Can't touch this'. This version finally has the bottom-end I missed for so many years. It no longer sounds as somebody accidentally pushed the low-kill-switch.

9 - Sugarhill Gang - Rappers Delight 14:36 (full length version)

The first rap track that made it from the streets into the charts. On the original multi track they re-recorded the vocal part of De-Luxe 'Here comes that sound' which was planned to sit over the percussion intro (Here, here comes that sound, here comes that sound, again and again, again and again, again and again) These vocals where never used due to copyright problems. The sugarhill gang did not obtain permission to make this cover version. Therefore Niles Rodgers & Bernard Edwards rightfully claimed the whole copyright in the song and probably to avoid further copyright problems, the Love De-Luxe bit was left out. Although Wondermike and his rap homies had written all the lyrics, they lost their share due to this copyright infringement to Niles Rodgers & Bernard Edwards . Despite these behind the scene problems, 'Rappers Delight' opened the doors to rap all over the world.

10- Indeep - Last night a DJ saved my life (original 12" version)

A classic and a tribute to the DJ's. The 12" version with all it's extras and the acappella made this a track which stayed on the turntables for a long long time. Even in 2003 there was a remake based on it due to the fame it gathered over the years.

11- Indeep - Last night a DJ saved my life (acappella)

Featuring the world famous words: There's not a problem that I can't fix, cos' I can do it in the mix. Although running time for these CD's unfortunately made it impossible to include even more acappellas, this is one I just needed to share with you. Taken from good quality masters from Unidisc, this version can now replace all vinyl ripped versions in your collection.

CD3 (The funky grooves and more)

1 - D'Train - You're the one for me 7:16 (special dub/vocal edit)
2 - Sharon Redd - Beat the street 7:20 (special dub/vocal edit)
3 - Carol Jiani - Hit 'n run lover 8:14 (original 12" version)
4 - Jacksons - Shake your body (down to the ground) 8:36 (12" remix)
5 - Shannon - Let the music play 5:46 (original 12" version)
6 - Freez - IOU 8:42 (original 12" version)
7 - Class Action - Weekend 8:25 (original 12" version)
8 - Moses - We just 6:27 (original 12" version)
9 - Donna Summer - I feel love 15:57 (Patrick cowley remix)

CD 3 (The funky grooves and more)
Notes by Ben Liebrand


1 - D'Train - You're the one for me 7:16 (special dub/vocal edit)

This version combines the beautiful dub intro and breaks with the splendid vocal version, much in a way I mixed 2 copies of this record live in DJ-sets at the time. Special thanks to Unidisc for digging up this very very rare master of the dub version.

2 - Sharon Redd - Beat the street 7:20 (special dub/vocal edit)

Same story as above: This version also combines the beautiful dub intro with 16th bass drum in a style later also used by New Order, and the splendid vocals and dub vocal parts. Again special thanks to Unidisc for digging up this very very rare master of the dub version.

3 - Carol Jiani - Hit 'n run lover 8:14 (original 12" version)

It took some time to find the right master, but here it is featuring the full 8 bars of cowbells before the bass drum kicks in.

4 - Jacksons - Shake your body (down to the ground) 8:36 (12" remix)

Release shortly after the original version this re-recording appeared in 1979 featuring a higher tempo, new percussion and great additional sound effects. If you already have the original, this is the one that really takes of.

5 - Shannon - Let the music play 5:46 (original 12" version)

Comparing as much as 4 different masters, this one is the one that sounded best. There is a small edge of distortion in the intro, but apart of a vinyl copy which lacked dynamics, they unfortunately all had that edge of distortion.

6 - Freez - IOU 8:42 (original 12" version)

The first track that used vocal sampling to this extent. Produced by Arthur Baker, it is hard to believe that 'Southern Freeze' was a track by the same group. (Or wasn't it..) This track combines electro with pop and the version featured here is the full length 12" master

7 - Class Action - Weekend 8:25 (original 12" version)

There is an even older recording by 'Phreek' which is also pretty good, but it was the groove in this version by Class Action that made it stand out. Many believe this track to be Todd Terry's track, but he did a remix/remake and this really is the original. Probably due to an edit gone wrong, the original 12" missed 2 bars in the intro right after the piano kicked in. These 2 bars have now been restored.

8 - Moses - We just 6:27 (original 12" version)

One of the better Italo tracks featuring excellent sampled horn riffs and relying on only 2 sampled words for vocals. (I wonder where they where sampled from...)

9 - Donna Summer - I feel love 15:57 (Patrick cowley remix)

Patrick cowley took a vinyl copy of Donna Summer's 'I feel love' and went to work on it making this monumental remix which was featured on Disconet (A DJ subscription based club in the late 70's and early 80's releasing special remixes every month). As mentioned before, this master originates from vinyl and therefore lacks the clear sound of the original. This is the reason why both version are included in this box.

CD4 (Recent classics and alternative dance)

1 - Ce Ce Peniston - Finally 7:02 (12"choice mix)
2 - Technotronic - Pump up the Jam 5:21 (Vocal 12" version)
3 - Robin S - Luv 4 Luv 6:05 (original 12" version)
4 - Robin S - Show me love 8:49 (original 12" version)
5 - Snap - Rhythm is a dancer 5:11 (12" mix)
6 - Kristine W - Feel what you want 5:30 (Our Tribe Vocal 12" mix)
7 - 2 Unlimited - Get ready for this 5:54 (original 12" version)
8 - Frankie Goes to Hollywood - Relax 7:24 (original New York 12"mix)
9 - New Order - Blue Monday 7:28 (complete original 12" version)
10- Yazoo - Situation 9:05 (special dub/vocal edit)
11- Art of Noise - Moments in love

CD4 (Recent classics and alternative dance)
Notes by Ben Liebrand


1 - Ce Ce Peniston - Finally 7:02 (12"choice mix)

One of the more recent classics, pretty difficult to find in this full length version with beautiful low end and complete break.

2 - Technotronic - Pump up the Jam 5:21 (Vocal 12" version)

A party classic which inspired me to make an additional version of eve of the war as featured on Styles XL

3 - Robin S - Luv 4 Luv 6:05 (original 12" version)

The second hit featuring Stonebridge's distinctive sound

4 - Robin S - Show me love 8:49 (original 12" version)

One of Stonebridge's first and most successful remixes. Due to a rush-release at the time, all versions in Holland (even the CD-maxi) where vinyl copies. For this compilation I contacted Stonebridge directly and he was kind enough to send me a CDR straight from the original DAT master. So probably for the first time in Holland, 'Show me Love' as it was meant to sound.

5 - Snap - Rhythm is a dancer 5:11 (12" mix)

There are several versions of this track, but this is the one with the synth intro and female vocals only. Great track to combine with the next track:

6 - Kristine W - Feel what you want 5:30 (Our Tribe Vocal 12" mix)

Daring club track by Rollo stretching the point where the drums kick, using practically the whole song to build up to the climax. Great stuff!!

7 - 2 Unlimited - Get ready for this 5:54 (original 12" version)

Long before it became a commercial machine this new release by the unknown group '2 unlimited' found a place in my record box after I wrote 'Great Intro' on the cover. The rest is history..

8 - Frankie Goes to Hollywood - Relax 7:24 (original New York 12"mix)

What do you get when a great producer produces a track by a totally crazy bunch of guys and leave the majority of recordings to Anne Dudley to make the final mix down. A sonic trip with a song buildup that is so hard to follow that it becomes an adventure each time you play it.

9 - New Order - Blue Monday 7:28 (complete original 12" version)

New Order decided to release this track as a 12" only and simply refused to make a radio edit. This version runs the full length of the original 12" and sounds crisp-clear. It represents a very credible but also successful blend between alternative and sequencer dance music.

10- Yazoo - Situation 9:05 (special dub/vocal edit)

Starting of with the easy to mix dub-version with the famous laugh-break, the track finally crosses over to the vocal 12" version.

11- Art of Noise - Moments in love

A true masterpiece. By the way, I also did a remix of Paranoimia and was fortunate enough to meet Mr. Jeczalik in the Art of Noise Studio in England. Anne Dudley and J.J.Jeczalik are truly the masters of sampling and painting with sound. Respect!

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Dalida


Dalida

Yolanda Gigliotti родилась 17 января 1933 года в городе Каир (Египет) в семье итальянских эмигрантов. Мечтающая о карьере киноактрисы, Иоланда в 1954 году победила в конкурсе красоты и получила звание "Мисс Египет". В 1955 году Иоланда, взявшая к тому времени псевдоним DALIDA, перезжает в Париж, где знакомится с Eddy Barclay, который становится ее продюсером.

Далиде потребовалось чуть больше года, чтобы покорить Париж. Ее песни возглавляли хит-парады более 50 раз, ей даже удалось спеть дуэтом с Шарлем Азнавуром. Но личная жизнь у певицы не сложилась. Со своим мужем (Lucien Morisse) DALIDA развелась всего через год после свадьбы, а в 1967 году предприняла попытку самоубийства из-за смерти итальянского певца Luigi Tenco, в которого она была тайно влюблена.

В середине 70-х DALIDA одной из первых начинает исполнять песни в новомодном стиле disco. Успех преследует ее не только как певицу, но и киноактрису. В 1986 году она получила восторженные отзывы критиков за главную роль в фильме "Шестой день" египетского режиссера Юсефа Шаина.

У Иоланды было все, кроме счастья в личной жизни и 2 мая 1987 года она приняла смертельную дозу снотворного.

За все время было продано более ста миллионов дисков певицы, Далида первой получила Платиновый и Бриллиантовый диски, а в Париже одна из площадей названа ее именем. Этот сборник ремиксов выпущен на фирме BARCLAY, с которой певица сотрудничала с 1956 года. Старые хиты Далиды великолепно звучат в современых ритмах и доказывают, что настоящее искусство бессмертно.

L'an 2005 (1997)

Audio CD (17 Jan 2000)
Label: Barclay
ASIN: B000006U0R
Genre: Pop/ Disco
Codec: Lame 3.92
Quality: CBR, 320 kbps, stereo
Tracklist:

1. Gigi In Paradisco (Paradisco Mix)
2. La Tumba (Amazonia Mix)
3. Soleil
4. Salma Ya Salama (Sueno Flamenco / Version Hispano Egyptienne)
5. Chanteur Des Annees 80
6. L'an 2005
7. Chanter Les Voix
8. Il Faut Danser Reggae
9. Femme (Smile)
10. Darla Dirladada (Disco Mix / Version 1997)
11. Alabama Song
12. Salma Ya Salama (Oriental Dream Mix 97 / En Egyptien)
13. La Tumba (Tumba Mix)
14. Comme Disait Mistinguett
15. Les Choses De L'amour
16. It's You In The Shadow (La Bas Dans Le Noir)
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Camouflage


И хотя у этого проекта всего один альбом, он заслуживает внимания
и просто Must for any disco fan.

Camouflage
1977 - A Disco Symphony

Label: Honey Bee
Catalog#: HB 24001
Format: Vinyl, LP
Country: US
Released: 1977
Genre: Electronic
Style: Disco
Credits: Engineer - Ed Stasium
Featuring - Mysti
Producer - Harold Wheeler , Jay Ellis , Meco Monardo , Tony Bongiovi
Remix - Steve Jerome
Codec: Lame 3.92
Quality: CBR, 320 kbps, stereo

Tracklisting:

A A Disco Symphony (14:45)
B1 Take A Ride (9:20)
B2 Bee Sting (7:10)

Releases:

Get Up And Move Your Body / You've Got The Power (12") Roulette Records 1976
You've Got The Power (12", Promo) Roulette Records 1976
A Disco Symphony (LP) Hansa 1977
A Disco Symphony (12") Scramble 1977
A Disco Symphony (12") Scramble 1977
A Disco Symphony (LP) Honey Bee 1977
Bee Sting (12") State Records (3) 1977
A Disco Symphony (LP) Hansa 1978

Abba - The Last Video

Abba - The Last Video

Actors: ABBA
Format: PAL
Language English
Region: All Regions
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Number of discs: 1
Studio: Universal-Island
DVD Release Date: 26 Jul 2004
Average Customer Review:
DVD Features:
Main Language: English
ASIN: B0002I8UCA

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New York Port Authority




Диско - это пожалуй, самый не признанный стиль музыки, который присутствует постоянно везде и всюду. Это - бит, ритм сердца (у кого все в порядке с этим) Диско как стиль ни куда не уходил, просто изменялся. Этот блог посвящен музыке, в том числе мало известной, возможно для коллекционеров только. Что может сказать название New York Port Authority, да пожалуй мало - Группа выпустившая всего один диск и попавшая в список самых редких LP в стиле funk / soul / disco. Одним словом раритет - проверте на всех диско порталах.

Так что только у нас и только сейчас (The One and Only!)

New York Port Authority

Состав группы:

Reginald A. Brown (bass, lead and background vocals)
Rodney J. Brown (trumpet, percussion and background vocals)
Stafford M. Floyd (fender rhodes, clavinet, tombone and vibraphone)
John O. Hargrove (alto sax, and background vocals)
Monwell E. Lowndes (drums, percussion, lead and background vocals)
Melvin Miller (lead and rhythm guitar)

Named after the largest bus terminal in the U.S.
New York Port Authority (NYPA) were an obscure funk / soul / disco band
that were active in the New York in the late '70's.

Three Thousand Miles From Home (Invictus 1977)

Country: US
Released: 1977
Genre: Funk / Soul
Style: Disco
Codec: Lame 3.92
Quality: CBR, 320kbps, stereo


Tracklist:

I Got It
I Use To Hate It
I Don't Want To Work Today
Rainbow - Unknown
Three Thousand Miles From Home
Guess I'm Gonna Cry
Twilight Zone - Unknown
Home On A Rainy Day

Constellation Orchestra


Constellation Orchestra
Perfect Love Affair (Prelude, 1978)

Label: Barclay
Catalog#: 940 572
Format: Vinyl, LP
Country: France
Released: 1978
Genre: Electronic
Style: Disco
Credits: Producer - Jesse Boyce , Moses Dillard

Tracklisting:

A1 Funk Encounters (6:40)
A2 Dancing Angel (6:24)
B1 Perfect Love Affair (7:20)
B2 Cosmic Melody (7:07)

Mantra


Mantra
1981 - Mantra


Label: Casablanca Records
Catalog#: NBL 7256
Format: Vinyl, LP
Country: US
Released: 1981
Genre: Funk / Soul
Style: Funk, Disco
Credits: Producer - Anthony Lockett , Larry Blackmon
Codec: Lame 3.92
Quality: CBR, 192 kbps, stereo

Tracklisting:

A1 Doin' It To The Bone (5:56)
A2 Promise Me (4:55)
A3 Action (6:14)
B1 Boogie Just To Boogie (4:26)
B2 Here We Come (6:30)
B3 Do You Wanna (5:50)
B4 Let's Stay Together (4:02)

Alexander Robotnick


Cult Italo-disco godfather Alexander Robotnick returns with a new collection of cuts. ‘My La(te)st Album’ will be released on May.

Published / Friday, 30 March 2007 04:40 AM
Words / Resident Advisor
Category / Music News

Robotnick has had a long and colorful history, including scoring films in the eighties and joining a world music troupe in the nineties, but he’s most celebrated for his pioneering Italo-disco tracks from the golden era of the genre (anyone remember ‘Problèmes d'Amour’?) Then an unusual thing happened: A younger generation of musicians revived Italo in the early 2000s, artists such Bangkok Impact, Carl Craig and Miss Kittin paid tribute to Robotnick in their mixes, and the result was that in 2001, Robotnick had a change of heart, putting aside ambient and world music to return to electro. First out of the block was the artist album ‘Oh no…Robotnick’ and the mix compilation ‘The Disco Tech of...Alexander Robotnick’ [2005], the success of which encouraged Robotnick to embark upon a rather belated new career as a DJ/live act. But it wasn’t quite a return to the old school: After years of hating vinyl, Robotnick bought a laptop and got back into the club act with Ableton Live and a live show that’s been popular at nights throughout Europe, America and Japan.

Robotnick’s latest album is born out of experience of this new DJ career, promising to fuse dark atmospheres (‘Disco Sick’), acid (‘I’m Getting Lost in My Brain’), techno (‘Acid Magma’, ‘In a positive mood’) and electro-disco (‘Addio Addio’). All of the tracks were recorded using the original analogue eighties equipment and drum machines such as the Roland SH101 and TB303, Korg Mono-Poly, TR808 and TR909 and Prophet 5.

‘My La(te)st Album’ tracklist

Исполнитель: Alexander Robotnick
Диск: My La(te)st Album
Год выпуска: 2007
Стиль: Electronic
Формат: mp3
Битрейт: VBR

Artist: Alexander Robotnick
Title: My La(te)st Album
Label: Hot Elephant Music
Gerne: Electronic
Quality: VBR / joint-stereo
Size: 79,7 MB
Release date: 04-21-2007

1. Disco Sick
2. We Love The Music
3. I’m Getting Lost In My Brain
4. Jette la Masque
5. Don’t Get In It
6. Acid Magma
7. In A Positive Mood
8. Addio Addio
9. Don’t Get Out, Love Me
10. A Coffee Shop In Rotterdam
11. Dublin-Florence-Siena
12. You Are Fesh!
13. My Battery is Low

’My La(te)st Album’ by Alexander Robotnick will be released on May 7th, 2007

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Colonel Abrams


Colonel Abrams
Best of Colonel Abrams

Audio CD (March 21, 2000)
Original Release Date: March 21, 2000
Label: Mca Special Products
ASIN: B00001T3FD
Codec: Lame 3.92
Quality: CBR, 320 kbps, stereo

Tracklist:

1. The Truth (12inch A Side - Silas Mix)
2. Speculation
3. Never Change
4. Picture Me In Love With You
5. Trapped (12inch Vocal - Regisford Mix)
6. I'm Not Gonna Let You (12inch Vocal - Remix)
7. Over And Over (12inch Vocal - Remix)
8. Margaux
9. Table For Two
10. Running
11. How Soon We Forget (Extended Version)

The line-up of producers on the album included Cerrone and Sam Dees.

Albums:

Colonel Abrams (MCA 1986)
You And Me Equals Us (MCA 1987)
About Romance (RCA 1992)
Victim of Loving You (Strictly 1995)
Make a Difference (Dancefloor 1996)

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Webster Lewis 3


Webster Lewis
1978 - Touch My Love


Label: Epic
Catalog#: JE 35017
Format: Vinyl, LP
Country: US
Released: 1978
Genre: Funk / Soul
Style: Funk, Disco
Credits: Engineer - Andy Abrams , Deni King , Jim Gallagher
Producer - Webster Lewis
Codec: Lame 3.92
Quality: CBR, 320 kbps, stereo

Tracklisting:

A1 Hideaway (4:56)
A2 Barbara Ann (6:02)
A3 There's A Happy Feeling (6:02)
A4 Touch My Love (4:02)
B1 Believe In Yourself (5:20)
B2 Seasons (14:29)
B3 Loving (3:30)

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Webster Lewis
1976 - On The Town
Label: Epic
Catalog#: BL 34186
Format: Vinyl, LP
Country: US
Released: 1976
Genre: Electronic
Style: Disco
Codec: Lame 3.92
Quality: CBR, 320 kbps, stereo

Tracklisting:

A1 On The Town (5:58)
A2 Saturday Night Steppin' Out (4:38)
A3 Since I've Been Gone (5:41)
B1 Love Is The Way (4:55)
B2 Do It With Style (4:56)
B3 Song Of Joy (6:48)
B4 Goodnight Baby Girl (2:07)

Webster Lewis


Webster Lewis

(Sept 1, 1943 - November 20, 2002)

Lewis выпустил много альбомов в стиле disco в конце 70'х Учавствовал в турах и был дирежером Love Unlimeted Orchestra и был музыкальным директором for Herbie Hancock.

Albums:

Live At Club 7 (Counterpoint 1971)
On The Town (Epic 1976)
Touch My Love (Epic 1978)
8 For The Eighties (Epic 1979)
Let Me Be The One (Epic 1981)
The Love Unlimited Orchestra Presents Webster Lewis
Welcome Aboard (Unlimited Gold 1982)

Webster Lewis
1980 - Let Me Be The One

Label: Epic
Catalog#: FE 36878
Format: Vinyl, LP
Country: US
Released: 1981
Genre: Jazz
Style: Jazz-Funk

Tracklisting:

A1 'Bout The Love (3:48) Producer - Skip Scarborough
A2 Open Your Eyes (3:43) Producer - Skip Scarborough
A3 You Are My Life (3:36) Producer - Charles Veal Jr.
A4 Dancer (3:41) Producer - Skip Scarborough
A5 Let Me Be The One (3:47) Producer - Charles Veal Jr.
B1 Love Won't Harm No One (4:39) Producer - Skip Scarborough
B2 El Bobo (4:08) Producer - Skip Scarborough
B3 Kemo-Kimo (4:35)
B4 Flying High (3:22) Producer - Charles Veal Jr.
B5 A Quiet Thing Producer - Skip Scarborough

Carrie Lucas




Carrie Lucas
1982 - Still In Love


CDU Part# 1437627
Catalog# UBK4082
Discs 1
Street Date Jan 25, 2000
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Additional Info Canada
Codec: Lame 3.92
Quality: CBR, 192 kbps, stereo

Track Listing

1. Show Me Where You're Coming From - (studio)
2. Sweet Love - (studio)
3. Men - (studio)
4. Is It A Dream - (studio)
5. Rockin For Your Love - (studio)
6. Dreamer - (studio)
7. I Just Can't Do Without Your Love - (studio)
8. Still In Love - (studio)


Grace Jones


Grace Jones

Grace Jones + Hell - I've Seen That Face Before (Libertango) - Hell Interpretation
Label: International Deejay Gigolo Records
Catalog#: GIGOLO 136
Format: Vinyl, 12", Limited Edition
Country: Germany
Released: 25 Apr 2005
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop
Credits: Producer - Alex Sadkin , Chris Blackwell
Remix - DJ Hell*
Written By - A. Piazzolla / B. Reynolds / D. Wilkey / N. Delon
Codec: Lame 3.92
Quality: CBR, 192 kbps, stereo

Tracklisting:

A I've Seen That Face Before (Berlin Mix) (8:14) Remix - Jochen Schmalbach
B I've Seen That Face Before (Vienna Mix) (7:52) Remix - Patrick Pulsinger

Zinc


Zinc
1982 - Street level

Produced by Jacques Fred Petrus and Mauro Malavasi
Codec: Lame 3.92
Quality: CBR, 192 kbps, stereo

Side one

1. Street level (6:04) (By Kashif) [Sample]
2. I'll never stop (5:40) (By Mauro Malavasi, Charlotte McKee)
3. I'll take my chances (5:29) (By Mauro Malavasi, Alfonso Thornton)
4. This is where the love is (5:56) (By Mauro Malavasi, Alfonso Thornton)

Side two

5. Punkulation (5:57) (By Davide Romani, Tanyanette Willoughby) [Sample]
6. Amazon (6:13) (By Mauro Malavasi, Rudy Trevisi)
7. Livin' in the boogie now (7:37) (Paolo Gianolio, Mauro Malavasi, Tanyanette Willoughby)

Produced by Jacques Fred Petrus and Mauro Malavasi
Executive producer: Jacques Fred Petrus for Little macho music Co.,Inc.
Arranged and conducted by Mauro Malavasi
Acoustic piano, keyboards, synthesizers:
Mauro Malavasi, Steve Robin, Ray Chew,
Davide Romani
Bass guitar: Davide Romani
Guitars: Steve Love, Hiram Bullock,
Ira Siegel
Drums: Terry Silverlight, Yogi Horton,
Buddy Wiliams
Percussion: Rick Gallwey
Saxophone: Robin Carley, Rudy Trevisi
Lead vocals: Gordon Grody
Featured vocal "Livin' in the boggie now",
Steve Daniels
Background vocals: Steve Daniels,
Bobby Douglas, Gordon Grody,
Fonzi Thornton, Michelle Cobbs