Joe Clausell is a reason to celebrate – as his magic ear and wonderful talents as a producer/
remixer have returned a new soulfulness to dance music, infusing the once-cold New York scene with a warmth brought on through a lifetime of musical influences! Joe shares those influences beautifully in this 2CD set – a great package of 24 tracks that runs the gamut from jazz to Latin to soul and beyond, all selected by Joe himself! The tracks are presented unmixed, back to back, in a way that really gets at the full depth of Joe's work. Most tracks are of 70s vintage, and there's some newer material interspersed nicely along the way. Titles include "Sweet Talk" by Robin Beck, "Sunny" by Yambu, "Fantasy" by Earth Wind & Fire, "Changes (Larry Levan mix)" by Imagination, "Synopsis Two: Mother's Day" by 24 Carat Black, "The Essence (Bonita mix)" by Herbie Hancock
, "17.1" by Eddie Palmieri, "New Math" by Dave Samuels, "Let's Get Together" by Pam Todd, "Gay Cavalier" by Richie Havens, "Celebration" by Bheki Mseleku, "Fanga Alafia (Joe's edit)" by Drum Dance, "Pagliacci" by Maynard Ferguson, "AIEA Mwana" by Black Blood, "The Message" by King Sunny Ade, "Mysteries Of Life" by Monday Michiru, "El Cantante" by Hector Lavoe, "Oba La Vem Ela" by Jorge Ben, "Trying To Find A Way" by Stanley Cowell, and "To Know You Is To Love You" by Syreeta.
(Out of print.)