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GQDisco Nights ... CD
BMG (UK), Late 70s. Used ... $6.99
Not just disco nights, but some great mellow moments too – a wonderfully well-rounded classic from this great quartet – as tight and groovy as it is cool and classy! By the time of this debut, the group had already had plenty of 70s soul experience as The Rhythm Makers – a previous name for the lineup, and a combo with a great reputation for dancefloor grooves that were tight, but never too uptight – kind of the best funky soul styles of the time! This album definitely continues that tradition, with a sound that's leaner than most mainstream disco of the time – and really well put-together, in a way that also has them slowing down to hit some great ballads and mellower steppers too. The album features the massive disco title cut – "Disco Nights" – and a beautiful reworking of Billy Stewart's classic "I Do Love You" – with a sound that's faithful to the original, but a sweet stepping groove that's made it a favorite for years! Other cuts include "Boogie Oogie Oogie", "Spirit", "Make My Dream A Reality", "It's Your Love", and "Wonderful". The CD also features the cut "Zone", recorded by the group under the name The Rhythm Makers – plus lots of other nice ones like "Shake", "GQ Down", "Someday (In Your Life)", "I Love (The Skin You're In)", and "Sad Girl". 15 cuts in all! CD
(Out of print.)

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GQStanding Ovation – The Story Of GQ & The Rhythm Makers 1974 to 1982 ... CD
Arista/Big Break (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $14.99
A great little package that offers up a long-overdue look at the full talents of the legendary GQ – not just the group's big hits during their club classic years, but also their early roots as the excellent Rhythm Makers funk ensemble! This overstuffed package offers up plenty from both eras of the combo – showing their amazing tight funk style from the mid 70s, which morphed into the fuller GQ sound on Arista Records – always with a sharply rhythmic vibe that made these guys way hipper than any of the countless disco acts to show up at the time – especially once the 80s groove years came along, and they could show off some of their jazzier styles too! The package is a dream – 31 tracks that are all expertly chosen – our favorites from the best GQ albums, plus rare singles, remixes, and even all the best Rhythm Makers titles too – cuts that include "Zone", "Try Smurfin (long version)", "Disco Nights (rmx)", "Prime Cut", "Sitting In The Park", "Sad Girl", "Shy Baby", "Dark Side Of The Sun", "Is It Cool", "Make My Dreams A Reality", "Shake (long version)", "Standing Ovation (long version)", "It's Your Love", "GQ Down", "Soul On Your Side", "Touch", "Monterey", "Spirit", "Lies", "Wonderful", "Don't Stop This Feeling", "Reason For The Season (long version)", "You're Never Too Old", and "Boogie Oogie Oogie (long version)". 2CDs, new mastering, and great notes too! CD

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✨✧ GQGQ Two ... LP
Arista, 1980. Used ... Out Of Stock
Completely sublime grooves from GQ – a second set that's almost even better than their first – thanks to perfect production, and wicked rhythms that are right on the money, track after track! The group start the set with a flurry of upbeat grooves that really show the full potential of ensemble funk at the end of the 70s – tight cuts that steer far from any disco or dancefloor cliches, and which have a bass-heavy sound that's completely infectious! Then, they flip things over with an equally great batch of ballads – mellow cuts that show that the group can handled the slower side of the tempo scale too – a perfect balance that really earns them the class you'd guess from a name like GQ. The set features a killer remake of Billy Stewart's "Sitting In The Park", plus the cuts "Standing Ovation", "Is It Cool", "Someday In Your Life", "Lies", "GQ Down", "Don't Stop This Feeling", and "Reason For The Season". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)
 
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Rhythm MakersSoul On Your Side (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Vigor/Octave (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $22.99
Funky madness from the legendary Rhythm Makers – a dancefloor combo with a really incredible groove! The group has an approach that's a lot like Kool & The Gang at their best, or like some of the best mid 70s albums by the Kay Gees or Fatback – lots of bass at the bottom, very tight vamping by the band, and a wikki-wikki funky sound that's totally great! Many of the tracks on the set make good use of moog or keyboards – never too much, but just the right dose to spook things up a bit – and although many of the cuts have vocals, the overall focus is still in the instrumentation – which always comes across pretty darn great, and which is played with incredible precision throughout! The combo later morphed into GQ, but they've got a much rawer sound here – and titles include "Can You Feel It (parts 1 & 2)", "You Better Believe It", "Soul On Your Side", "Zone", "Funk N You", and "Street Dreamin". CD features an insane number of bonus tracks – 10 in all – with the unreleased cuts "Position", "Wonderful", and "Lover's Lane" – plus "Can You Feel It (orig special disco 12")", "You're Never Too Old (single)", "Prime Cut (single)", "Touch (single)", and "How Much I Love You (single)". CD

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✨✧ VariousFTG Presents The Vaults Vol 1 (3CD set) ... CD
FTG, Late 70s/1980s. New Copy 3CD ... $13.99 14.98
A triple-header of greatness from the Funkytown Grooves label – a well-priced set that really shows off the label's commitment to classic funk and soul! The set brings together a blend of album tracks and rare mixes – some of the best titles from the FTG reissue series of the past few years, but working together here in a 3CD set that's overflowing with grooviness! The set features a total of 41 tracks in all – and titles include "Disco Nights (12" version)" by GQ, "I Can't Fight Your Love (7" version)" by The Modulations, "Stars In Your Eyes (special disco rmx)" by Herbie Hancock, "Hold Me Tighter In The Rain (7" version)" by Billy Griffin, "Heaven Sent (12" version)" by Stanley Clarke, "Juicy Fruit (voc)" by Mtume, "Firestarter" by Tease, "Giving Myself To You (ext east coast version)" by Glenn Jones, "Anything Worth Having (7" version)" by Johnny Kemp, "Love Is Just The Game (Jellybean rmx)" by Peter Brown, "I Just Got To Have You (single version)" by Kashif, "Dazz (Dazz disco mix)" by Brick, "Grand Theft (7" mix)" by Chocolate Milk, "You" by The McCrarys, "All In The Way You Get Down (rmx)" by Ray Parker Jr & Raydio, "Encore (ext version)" by Cheryl Lynn, "Reach Out (12" mix)" by George Duke, "Show Me The Way (ext version)" by Regina Belle, "Risin To The Top (7" mix)" by Keni Burke, and "Mainline" by Black Ivory. CD

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✨✧ VariousTwelve Inch 70s – Boogie Wonderland (3CD set) ... CD
Crimson (UK), Late 70s. New Copy 3CD ... $12.99
The 12" single is a format that only makes a good thing better – as it often allows for a bit more space to let a track open up, especially when in the hands of the right producer! The 31 tracks on this set are a perfect illustration of that fact – as they represent a huge wave of 12" single releases from the early years of the format – mostly tracks by bigger artists of the time, but served up here in versions that really top the album versions and the smaller 7" single takes. Almost all the selections here are mixes done for the 12" vinyl format at the time – and they work together wonderfully in a selection of grooves from labels that include Columbia, Epic, and Philadelphia International. Tracks include "Bourgie Bourgie (12" version)" by Gladys Knight & The Pips, "Blame It On The Boogie (12" single version)" by The Jacksons, "Vertigo/Relight My Fire (12" version)" by Dan Hartman with Loleatta Holloway, "Boogie Wonderland (12" version)" by Earth Wind & Fire, "I Love Music (12" version)" by The O'Jays, "Boogie Nights (12" single)" by Heatwave, "Native New Yorker (12" disco)" by Odyssey, "Love Magic (12" version)" by John Davis & The Monster Orchestra, "Disco Nights (12" disco version)" by GQ, "Lovin Is Really My Game (12" version)" by Brainstorm, "Gotta Go Home (ext version)" by Boney M, "No One Home (12" version)" by Lalo Schifrin, "Shame (12" version)" by Evelyn Champagne King, "Let's Love Tonight (12" version)" by Gary's Gang, "Dance Little Lady Dance (12" version)" by Tina Charles, "TSOP (special 12" version)" by MFSB with Three Degrees, "That Lady (parts 1 & 2)" by The Isley Brothers, "Was That All It Was (12" version)" by Jean Carn, "How's Your Love Life Baby (special 12" version)" by Jackie Moore, "I've Got The Next Dance (12" disco)" by Deniece Williams, and "Star Love (disco version)" by Cheryl Lynn. CD

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VariousWinners – Produced By Frankie Crocker ... LP
RCA, 1980. Sealed ... Just Sold Out!
Includes tracks by The Jacksons, Whispers, Shalamar, Rufus & Chaka Khan, Spinners, Carrie Lucas, Isaac Hayes, Commodores, Smokey Robinson, GQ, Teddy Pendergrass, and more! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)
 
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✨✧ Dedication OrchestraSpirits Rejoice ... CD
Ogun (UK), 1992. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An incredibly powerful British jazz supergroup – very much in the spirit of the larger ensembles of the 70s UK scene, but with a sense of poise and maturity that marks the album as an extremely different work! The lineup on this one is enough to recommend the set – as players include Lol Coxhill, Elton Dean, Evan Parker, Alan Skidmore, Kenny Wheeler, Phil Minton, Harry Beckett, Django Bates, Louis Moholo, and at least a dozen additional figures important to British jazz in the 70s and 80s – but the amazing thing about the record is the way in which so many egos can come together in one musical vision, sharing the best parts of their talents without clashing in the studio. The set features a variety of originals by Dudu Pukwana, Harry Miller, Louis Moholo, and Mongezi Feza – and titles include "B My Dear", "Dancing Damon", "Ithi Gqi", "Traumatic Experience", "Sonia", "Manje", and "Woza". CD
(Out of print.)
 
 
 



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