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✨✧ GQDisco Nights ... CD
BMG (UK), Late 70s. Used ... $7.99
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 Dreams A Reality", "It's Your Love", "I Do Love You", and "Wonderful". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Louie VegaNYC Disco ... CD
Nervous, 2018. New Copy 2CD ... $9.99 10.99
The mighty Louie Vega pays tribute to the New York scene that gave him a start – and which he helped transform with his classic club work of the past few decades! The set's a fantastic celebration of the spirit of disco, but is delivered with a very contemporary vibe – not straight house, but that warmer blend of the music that first started hitting the Paradise scene in the second half of the 80s – when folks weren't afraid to go back and borrow some of the best moments of the 70s, and work them into leaner grooves for the new generation. Vega was a key part of that generation – and there's a spirit here that's very much in keeping with his early Masters At Work material, especially when it got collaborative – as the record features work from guests, and a lot of classic tracks that are transformed in Vega's hands. Louie mixes lots of new music with his remixes – so the album is quite different than a remix record – and new guests include Josh Milan, The Martinez Brothers, Patrick Adams, Anane, Rochelle Fleming, Barbara Tucker, DJ Jazzy Jeff, and Tony Touch – amidst older work by John Davis, Sylvester, Luther Vandross, Rhyze, Greg Henderson, and Klassique. 27 tracks in all – including "Rebel Nation" by Louie Vega with Patrick Adams & Cloud Two, "He Promised Me" by Bebe Winans, "Love Having You Around" by Louie Vega, "Get Myself Together (Louie Vega rmx)" by Luther Vandross, "Dreamin (Louie Vega rmx)" by Greg Henderson, "This Beat Is Mine" by Vicky D, "Cosmic Disco" by Dub Disco Band, "Get With The Funk" by Louie Vega, "Dance (Disco Heat) (Louie Vega rmx)" by Sylvester", "Somebody's Loving You (Ray Reid 12" mix)" by Klassique, "Let's Do It (Louie Vega interpretation)" by Leroy Burgess & Convention, and "Gotta Get Outta Here" by Lucy Hawkins. CD

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GQDisco Nights (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Arista/Big Break (UK), 1979. New Copy ... $14.99
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 Dreams A Reality", "It's Your Love", "I Do Love You", and "Wonderful". CD features 7 bonus tracks – "Boogie Oogie Oogie (12" disco version)", "Disco Nights (12" disco version)", "Disco Nights (single remix)", "Make My Dreams A Reality (single version)", "Make My Dreams A Reality (12" promo version)", "Boogie Oogie Oogie (12" promo version)", and "I Do Love You (single version)". CD
Also available
Disco Nights ... LP 6.99
Disco Nights (with bonus tracks) ... CD 13.99

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ShalamarDisco Garden ... CD
Unidisc/Solar, 1978. Used ... $9.99
Snapping soulful grooves from Shalamar – one of the group's big early albums, and an important part of the Solar sound of LA! The trio groove nicely over a set of upbeat tracks that were clearly aimed at the clubs, but which also have more than enough straight soul to get them on the charts. Includes the classic "Take That To The Bank", plus the cuts "Lovely Lady", "Cindy Cindy", "Tossin Turnin & Swingin", "Shalamar Disco Gardens", and "Stay Close To Love". CD features 3 bonus mixes of "Take That To The Bank". CD

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Monday MichiruTomorrow's Sunrise (Murphy Meets Titomaxx, Sakura Hills Disco 3000 rmx, album)/Higher (Spiritual Life voc, Higher dub) ... CD
Polydor (Japan), 1999. Used ... $11.99
A wonderful Latin groover from Monday's Optimista album, remixed nicely here with some heavy conga beats, rolling piano riffs, and great production on the vocals! The cut's super catchy, and the instrumental remix is just as good as the vocal, as it's got some tight Latin playing that sound super. The flipside adds a nice house-heavy kick to the cut, taking it straight to the dancefloor, yet losing none of Monday's soulful vocals! CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousBackstreet Brit Funk Vol 2 – The UK's Finest Underground Soul, Jazz Funk & Disco Compiled By Joey Negro ... CD
Z Records (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99
Fantastic grooves from the UK scene – most of them created during the better-known punk and post-punk years of the country – which might be why so many of them have remained so obscure over the decades! Yet taken together, these cuts represent a fantastic legacy in soul – upbeat grooves created by British artists who were clearly inspired by the hippest American jazz funk of the late 70s – working hard to create magical music with their own sort of voice, one that also occasionally borrowed elements from the unique post-colonial scene that was having an impact on other sides of English music. Many of the productions here are a bit less slick or smooth than American work of a similar nature – almost like some of the indie funky club 12" singles of the post-disco years – which is also when many of these cuts were created. As with the first fantastic volume, there's a great choice of cuts going on here – music that really illuminates the funkier side of the UK scene in the years before acid jazz, drum n bass, and other bigger global waves of grooves. Titles include "Stop & Think" by Paradise, "I Can't Turn Away" by Savanna, "Closer To Your Love" by Rare Moods, "We're Funkin" by Proton, "Never Let Go" by Eastbound Expressway, "Brazelia" by Brazelia, "All Night Long" by Cloud, "Watching You" by Powerline, "I've Got To Have You" by The Antilles, "Potion" by Rick Clarke, "Starlight" by Index, "Love Time Machine" by AD 2000, "What Are We Gonna Do About It" by Mercy Mercy, "Eternally Grateful (unreleased dub mix)" by Janet Kay, "Ease Your Mind" by Touchdown, "Jazzin & Crusin" by Cache, "Girls Girls Girls" by Kandidate, and "Take A Walk In The Moonlight" by Paul Bailey Sound. CD
Also available Backstreet Brit Funk Vol 2 – The UK's Finest Underground Soul, Jazz Funk & Disco Compiled By Joey Negro – Part 2 ... LP 31.99

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ShalamarUptown Festival/Disco Gardens/Big Fun (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Solar/Robinsongs (UK), Late 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $12.99
A trio of albums from Shalamar – all from the group's mighty late 70s run! Uptown Festival is the classic first album by Shalamar – that legendary trio that featured a young Jody Watley – all working under the leadership of Soul Train maestro Don Cornelius! Given Don's experience with the growth of 70s soul on his TV show, he's a perfect fit to give the younger singers guidance here – working them through initial modes that are a bit disco, but which also have some of the funkier west coast touches of the Solar Records scene, and a bit of depth that fits the growing strengths of the young singers. The set begins with their classic "Uptown Festival" – a club oriented medley of Motown classics, all strung together in one long track – and other titles include a remake of "Ooh Baby Baby", plus "High On Life", "Beautiful Night", and "You Know". Disco Gardens is filled with snapping soulful grooves from Shalamar – one of the group's big early albums, and an important part of the Solar sound of LA! The trio groove nicely over a set of upbeat tracks that were clearly aimed at the clubs, but which also have more than enough straight soul to get them on the charts. Includes the classic "Take That To The Bank", plus the cuts "Lovely Lady", "Cindy Cindy", "Tossin Turnin & Swingin", "Shalamar Disco Gardens", and "Stay Close To Love". Last up is a definite bit of Big Fun from Shalamar – totally tight and very much at the top of their game – making the transition from disco modes to leaner 80s groove, thanks to lots of great production and songwriting help from Leon Sylvers! Sylvers was really emerging as one of the key forces on Solar Records at the time – and he does a great job here of shaping the trio's strong vocals – which includes work by Howard Hewett and Jody Watley – both of whom are right at home on the album's groovers. Titles include their classic "The Second Time Around", plus "Girl", "The Right Time For Us", "Right In The Socket", and "Take Me to The River". Bonus tracks include "Uptown Festival (7" version)", "Take That To The Bank (7" version)", "Right In The Socket (7" version)", "I Owe You One (7" version)", and "The Second Time Around (12" version)". CD

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VariousCan You Feel It – Modern Soul, Disco, & Boogie 1976 to 1986 ... CD
Tramp (Germany), New Copy ... About November 15, 2018
... CD

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VariousMasterpiece Volume 26 – The Ultimate Disco Funk Collection ... CD
PTG (Netherlands), Early 80s. New Copy ... About June 1, 2018 (delayed)
... CD

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✨✧ VariousBoston Goes Disco – Obscure Disco, Boogie, & Modern Soul From Boston Mass & The Surrounding Areas ... CD
BBE (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
A huge discovery in music – most of which we've never heard before, and which shows that the Boston scene was getting pretty busy during the classic club years – even if the city's grooves never reached the same fame as cuts from New York, Philly, and other points south! The package is definitely a labor of love – put together by DJ/collector Serge Gamesbourg – who's clearly done a hell of a lot of work to unearth these rare singles and small label releases – records that maybe didn't even make it down to New York City back in the day, and which were probably crowed out of the record racks, even if they did! Most of these cuts are nicely rough around the edges – sometimes in more of a fast funk mode, other times with all the cool offbeat touches of indie label club cuts – and almost all numbers get a special Serge Gamesbourg edit, in order to bring out the grooviest elements of the tracks. Titles include "No More Games" by Larry Wedgeworth & Clique, "All In Good Time" by Wildlife featuring Vi Taylor, "Play It By Ear" by Cojo, "Get Up & Dance Don't Want No Party Poo Pershere" by Carrie Mims & Herbe Lee River Junction, "Feel The Music" by Dreamflight, "I Want Your Body" by Royale, "Free For All" by Second Wind, "I'm Gonna Get You (Meeow)" by Carrie Mims & Herb Lee River Junction, "You Make Me Happy" by Christopher Michael Band, "Keep It Comin On" by Gypsy, and "Fire Funk" by Hypnotics. 2CD set features one disc of the music in a continuous mix by Serge – the other with unmixed versions. CD

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VariousBoombox 3 – Early Independent Hip Hop, Electro, & Disco Rap – 1979 to 1983 ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2CD ... $18.99 22.99
A mighty tribute to the days before iPods and headphones – when the only option for portable music was the boombox – a sonic powerhouse that ruled the streets and the subways, and seemed to create an instant party whenever it arrived! The tracks here are underground gems from back in the day of the boombox – the kind of cuts that should never, ever be played on earbods – and instead need to be rocked out of speakers that are as big as you could hope to find – preferably with the bass turned up as high as it will go! Music is mostly old school hip hop, but also has that mix of rhymes and vocals that was coming into play as the parties moved from the streets and parks into the recording studio – all to create the kind of cuts that would always sound best on the boombox! Titles include "Another One Bites The Dust" by Sugar Daddy, "Thumpin" by Brothers Disco, "Class A" by Majestics, "On The Move" by Mifflin Ensemble, "Get Fly" by TJ Swann & Company, "Low Rider Rap" by Poor Boy Rappers, "Teen Machine Rap" by Teen Machine, "Ms DJ Rap It Up" by She, "Rhythm Rock (part 1)" by The Caution Crew, "Smooth Talk" by Mr Fox, "Gigolo Rapp" by Disco Daddy & Capt Rapp, "Wack Rap" by Solid C Bobby D & Kool Drop, and "Rhapazooty In Blue" by Sicle Cell & Rhapazooty. CD
Also available Boombox 3 – Early Independent Hip Hop, Electro, & Disco Rap – 1979 to 1983 (3LP set) ... LP 29.99

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BlowflyBlowfly Disco ... CD
Weird World/Hot Productions, Late 70s. Used ... $13.99
Excellent stuff from Blow Fly – and a great bit of funk that's a hilarious parody of disco! Blow's band funks it up with riffs that you'd hear from The JBs, BT Express, or other groups of the time – while Blow himself sings these very off-color, and very funny lyrics that rip off the overt sensuality and empty promises of the disco era. The whole thing's as great as any of his other funky records from the time – and it's another one of those great gems from the 70s that put the "party" in Party Records! CD
(Out of print.)

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JigProximo Disco ... CD
B Crack (Netherlands), 2016. Used ... $11.99
A Dutch combo with some mighty tight horns – trumpet, tenor, and baritone sax – all forged together in a strongly soulful frontline! The undercurrent of the group's groove has a bit of fuzzy guitar right on the rhythms – almost in an early Baker Brothers way – but the overall sound is more complicated, with some sweet keyboard lines that sometimes get nice and playful, and provide a strong instrumental current at just the right moments. A few cuts have vocals, but we're much more partial to the instrumentals – as the vocals seem to stiffen the sound slightly. Titles include "Sideways", "Give It Back", "Balls", "Free Fluid Infusion", "Second Line", "Ali's Shuffle", "Fever", and "Buffalo". CD

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Tim MaiaDisco Club ... CD
Atlantic/Mr Bongo (UK), 1978. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
Not the throwaway disco you might expect – and instead, an excellent album in the 70s run of Brazilian soul giant Tim Maia – and one that provides a bit of a link to the legacy of his nephew Ed Motta in later years! The album's filled with uptempo tunes – as you'd expect from the title – Tim dropping his heavier funk style of his earliest records, to go for a spirited clubby groove – but one that really brings out some great moments in his vocals – really soaring with notes he never would have hit before! The feel of the record is really pretty darn great – as great as the best American club and disco work of the time – with the added bonus of Tim's great singing, and a few electric funky touches on the best numbers. Titles include "All I Want", "Sossego", "Acenda O Farol", "Jhony", "Murmurio", and "Pais E Filhos". CD
Also available
Disco Club ... CD 11.99
Disco Club ... LP 23.99

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VariousMen In The Glass Booth – Groundbreaking Re-edits & Remixes By The Disco Era's Most Influential DJs (3CD set) ... CD
BBE (UK), Late 70s. New Copy 3CD ... $29.99 34.99
An incredible collection – and one that fills in a crucially under-documented side of the New York dancefloor generation – the wealth of special mixes and edits that were made for that city's important DJs for their own use in clubs! The package sorts through a mountain of never-issued acetates, and goes way past conventional disco or rare club collections – to showcase the special mixing talents these DJs brought to their re-presentation of the material – which was usually done on tape, then pressed onto acetate discs for their own private use! Those rare treasures are brought forth here – in a beautiful package that's also overflowing with fantastic notes that finally give this lost history its due – all handled by Al Kent – who's a hell of a mixer himself, as well as an underground club historian. 3CD set is overflowing with gems – and titles include "I Just Wanna Say I Love You (John Luongo rmx)" by Leon Collins, "What About Love (Tony Gioe rmx)" by Marboo, "Ten Percent (Walter Gibbons Sunshine Sound acetate edit)" by Double Exposure, "Inside America (Rick Gianatos disco queen acetate edit)" by Juggy Murray Jones, "Dancing Free (John Luongo rmx)" by Hot Ice, "Black Water Gold (Sunshine Sound acetate edit)" by The Sunshine Band, "Magic Bird Of Fire (Francois Kevorkian Sunshine Sound acetate edit)" by Salsoul Orchestra, "It's Good For The Soul (Jay Negron Sunshine Sound acetate edit)" by Salsoul Orchestra, "My Love Is Free (Walter Gibbons disco madness rmx)" by Double Exposure, "Reaching Out For Happiness (Jonathan Fearing rmx)" by Fay Hauser, "Let Me Be Your Fantasy (Tom Savarese rmx)" by Love Symphony Orchestra, "The Beat Goes On & On (Jim Burgess rmx)" by Ripple, "I Wanna Be Near You (John Morales Sunshine Sound acetate edit)" by Ruby Andrews, "I've Been Looking For Somebody (Walter Gibbons rmx)" by TC James & The Fist O Funk Orchestra, "The Disco Scene (Rick Gianatos rmx)" by Lake Shore Drive, "Bumpsie's Whipping Cream (Tom Savarese rmx)" by TC James & The Fist O Funk Orchestra, "Janice (Bobby DJ Guttadoro rmx)" by Skip Mahoney, "My Number's Up (Tee Scott rmx)" by The Salsoul Orchestra, "The Love Bug Done Bit Me Again (David Todd rmx)" by Skyliners, "LA Sunshine (Robert Ouimet rmx)" by Aura, "Love Has Come My Way (Jim Burgess rmx)" by Tony Valor Sound Orchestra, "Handsome Ma (Bobby DJ Guttadoro rmx)" by Sparkle Tuhran & Friends, "Love Thang (Tee Scott rmx)" by First Choice, "Burn Me Up (Jellybean Benitez edit)" by Kay Gees, "Love Is The Message (Tee Scott rmx)" by Brooklyn Express, "Changes (Jellybean Benitez rmx)" by Chain Reaction, "J'Ouvert (Frank Sestito rmx)" by John Gibbs & The Jam Band, "By The Way You Dance (Bobby DJ Guttadaro rmx)" by Bunny Sigler, "It's Good For The Soul (Walter Gibbons disco madness version)" by Salsoul Orchestra, and "It's A Better Than Good Time (Walter Gibbons rmx)" by Gladys Knight & The Pips. CD

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Tunde MabaduViva Disco ... CD
Afrodisia/Mr Bongo (UK), 1980. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
Long live disco, but not the sort that was big on the American scene of the 70s – as Tunde Mabadu serves up a nicely lean version of the music here – filled with Nigerian funk elements, and plenty of his own great work on tenor and alto sax! The tunes are jumpy, jaunty, and plenty darn catchy – maybe more Afro Funk overall, but speeded up a bit from a few years before - with Tunde at the head of a group that features lots of percussion at the bottom, plenty of riffing guitar and bass, sweet keyboard lines, and two trumpets to punctuate his own work in the lead! Tunde sings a bit, too – which response from two lovely female singers – and titles include "Disco Press Funk", "Angelina Sugar Daddy", "African Parowo", "Amupara Ko Ma Dara", and "Alabosi". CD
Also available Viva Disco ... LP 23.99

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✨✧ VariousDisco Funk (with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/Playback, 1975. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Way more funk than disco – and a set that really shows the grittier groove that was going down in the clubs in the years before Studio 54! Think of this one more as in the mode of funky 45s from the mid 70s – as the album's a compilation of groups we've mostly never heard of – like Hudson County, The People, TCB, The Third Time Around, and Brothers Soul, plus a few very early tracks from Con-Funk-Shun – a wonderful blend of funky numbers that has about 80% of the funk promised in the title, and only 20% of the disco! Many numbers are instrumental, often with great effects on the bass, keyboards, or production – and although there was clearly a bit more money spent in the studio than on your usual funky 45 outing, the groove is still very much the same. Titles include the in-demand "Bim Sala Bim" by Hudson Country, "Cookies" by Brother Soul, "Rice & Beans" by Madeira, "Don't Boom Boom" by Lilian Hale, "Party Is A Groovy Thing" by The People, "Bumpsombody" by Con Funk Shun, "Get It Up" by TCB, and "Soon Everything Is Gonna Be Alright" by The Third Time Around. CD includes a few bonus tracks – "What About Love" by Marboo, "Tommy's Groove" by The Gap Band, "Lady Lady Lady" by Boogie Man Orchestra, and "Stay With Me" by Tasha Thomas. CD

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✨✧ Isaac Hayes MovementDisco Connection ... CD
ABC/Stax (UK), 1975. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Don't hold the "disco" in the title against Isaac – because the album's still a really nice one, and by no means a cheap sell-out affair! The set was recorded in Memphis, with backings by the classic Movement combo – and although the tunes do have a "sweetened" sound that's clearly aimed at the clubs, there's actually some great instrumentation on the set that goes way past stock disco riffing – and which comes across almost like a funky cop show soundtrack. In case we haven't mentioned it yet, the album's all instrumental too – with Ike leading the Movement group, but not singing on any of the album's tracks. Without vocals, there's plenty of space for the horns to work some interesting bits into the mix – alongside funky riffing on guitar and keys, and some nice use of acoustic percussion. Ike plays a bit of sweet keys on the set, and titles include "Disco Connection", "St Thomas Square", "First Day Of Forever", "Disco Shuffle", "Choppers", "After Five", and "Aruba". CD
(Please note that there are a few small tears on the booklet cover.)

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VariousBest Of Disco Demands – A Special Collection Of Rare 1970s Dance Music (5CD box set) ... CD
Million Dollar Disco/BBE (UK), Late 70s. New Copy 5 CDs ... $18.99 23.99
The dancefloor just got a whole lot funkier – thanks to an incredible selection of rare disco and club tracks from the best years of the genre! The set list here is really amazing – the kind of tunes that rarely turn up this easily, and never in such a cohesive package – and our hats are off to compiler Al Kent for putting together such a wonderfully tasty set! Most numbers here are from the mid to late 70s – and showcase a soulfully grooving approach to disco – one that's free from the cliches of the mainstream side of the genre, and which features plenty of real soul vocals alongside uptempo funky instrumentation that usually features a few odd twists and turns! Most numbers are edited by Al Kent, sometimes in very subtle ways, and include "cover ups" billed to other artists – and the package essentially brings together material from Kent's previous CD series of the same name – but with revised track order, wonderful packaging, and a bonus poster! There's a whopping 45 tracks in all – with cuts that include "Love Is All Around" by Sizzle, "I've Been Searching" by Arts & Crafts, "Get Ready" by Allan Harris & Perpetual Motion, "Sweet Jazz Music" by Panache, "To Be With You" by Jimmy Sabater, "Funkathone" by The People's Workshop, "Just Friends" by Silver Platinum & Gold, "Why In The World Do They Keep On" by Executive Suite, "Dancing Free" by Hot Ice, "Doing Our Own Thang" by Al Tanner, "Fear" by Arthur King, "Party Together" by Superbs, "How Can I Tell Her" by Curtis, "Giving It All To You" by Cheryl Berdell, "We've Got It" by Sylvano Santorio, and "Sound Of Disco Rock" by Stringfield Family. CD
Also available
Best Of Disco Demands Vol 1 – A Special Collection Of Rare 1970s Dance Music ... LP 24.99
Best Of Disco Demands Vol 2 – A Special Collection Of Rare 1970s Dance Music ... LP 24.99

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Bunny Lee & The Aggrovators/Tommy McCookSuper Dub Disco Style (with bonus tracks)/Super Star Disco Rockers ... CD
Pressure Sounds (UK), Late 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99 17.98
Don't think "disco" as in the New York scene at Studio 54 – as these cuts are much deeper and dubbier – served up under the supervision of Bunny Lee by studio maestros Barnabas and Pat Kelly! Instrumentation is by the Aggrovators, but the magic comes equally from the production effects as it does from the massive rhythms by the group – as all the elements are filtered out in space, and criss-cross back and forth in this wonderful way – never too sloppy or experimental, but definitely tripping out with the groove! Vocals are muted when they do make an appearance – and titles include "The Aggrovators Special Dub", "Money In My Pocket Dub", "Portobello Special Dub", "Super Rockers Dub", "The Bomb Dub", "The Killer Dub", and "The Dub Specialist". Also features bonus tracks "Dubber's Delight", "Dub Vendors Choice", and "Man Never Imitate Always Originate". 2CD package also features the wonderful Super Star Disco Rockers from saxophonist Tommy McCook – an artist you'll know from important Jamaican recordings from the late 60s onward – but who's really hitting some headier territory here! The tunes are all instrumental, and have very dubby rhythms at the core – yet while the other instrumentation is often mixed up in studio effects, Tommy's lead solos are mostly nice and clear – blown with a much sharper edge than in earlier years, and often given these exotic tones too – a very cool style that really makes the album stand out from other dub instrumental albums of the time! There's some great currents of soul that almost make McCook work here as the Jamaican equivalent of Stanley Turrentine or Hank Crawford on their mid 70s recordings – and titles include "Herb & Honey", "Macka Dub Rock", "Tommy's Rocking Vibration", "The Night Rose Of Sherron", "African Jumpers", "The Bionic Horn", and "Roots Of Africa". Also features the bonus tracks "Kojack" and "Cannon". CD

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✨✧ VariousBest Of Disco Spectrum – Presented By Joey Negro & Sean P ... CD
BBE (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
A fantastic tribute to the legendary Disco Spectrum series of compilations – a run of records that first burst forth at the end of the 90s, and showed the world that there was a huge amount of underground music to discover from the mainstream disco years! Disco Spectrum cuts aren't the ones you'll know from Saturday Night Fever – or from K-Tel compilations of the time – and instead, they represent the much deeper current of groove that was still burning bright away from the limelight, even while the more commercial disco crumbled into dust – music that was sometimes cut by artists who disappeared quickly, sometimes by older masters, and sometimes by talents who never fully got the respect they deserved. Both Joey Negro and Sean P have given us some great sets before, but this one is right at the top of their talents – filled with gems that include "Let Me Down Easy" by Rare Pleasure, "Spread Love" by Al Hudson & The Soul Partners, "Can't Shake Your Love (Larry Levan 12" mix)" by Syreeta, "Trinidad (special disco mix)" by John Gibbs & US Steel Orchestra, "Isabelle & The Rain" by Jo Boyer, "Don't Let My Rainbow Pass Me By (club 12" mix)" by Cloud One with Margo Williams, "Could Heaven Ever Be Like This" by Idris Muhammad, "I Don't Want You Back" by Ramona Brooks, "Hot To Trot" by Alfredo De La Fe, "Out Of My Hands" by Omni, "Under The Skin" by The Brothers, "Let Me Love You" by Bunny Mack, "Can You Get Down" by Universe City, and "I Want You For Myself" by George Duke with Lynn Davis. CD

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VariousDJ Andy Smith Presents Reach Up – Disco Wonderland ... CD
BBE (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99 19.98
A killer set of rare club and underground disco – filled with lots of tracks we haven't seen on other collections! Andy Smith has given us many amazing compilations over the years – sets that have a special mix magic, made up of rocksteady, reggae, vintage funk, and even some rockabilly too! Yet as Andy says here in the notes, he first got hooked on music in the disco generation – and has always had a life-long love of unusual and underground grooves – which he definitely demonstrates here, in a stunning selection of cuts that focus on the funkier side of the disco generation – with a good number of tracks that have turned out to be sample cuts over the years. Titles include "For The Love Of Money" by Disco Dub Band, "Patty Duke" by Cloud One, "Times Are Tight" by Jimmy Young, "Share The Night" by World Premiere, "Is It In" by Jimmy Bo Horne, "Let It Flow" by Tamiko Jones, "Main Thing" by Shot with Kim Marsh, "Give It Up" by Neddy Smith, "Groove To Get Down" by T-Connection, "Holding You Tight (ext DJ mix)" by Sure Thing, "First True Love Affair (Andy Smith & Nick Halke reach up edit)" by Jimmy Ross, "Got To Have You (Whiskey Barons re-edit)" by Joanne Wilson, "I Wanna Be Myself" by Don Laka, "Get Up & Boogie" by Freedom, and "Take Me To The Top" by Advance. 2CD version features all tracks unmixed on one disc, and a special mix on the other! CD

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GQDisco Nights (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Arista (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... $13.99
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 Dreams A Reality", "It's Your Love", "I Do Love You", and "Wonderful". Bonus tracks include "Boogie Oogie Oogie (12" version)", "Disco Nights (12" version)", "Disco Nights (7" version)", "Make My Dreams A Reality (7" version)", and "I Do Love You (7" version)". CD
(Part of the Disco Fever 40 series!)
Also available
Disco Nights ... LP 6.99
Disco Nights (with bonus tracks) ... CD 14.99

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Percy FaithDisco Party (with bonus track) ... CD
CBS/Sony (Japan), 1975. Used ... $4.99
A sweet little disco party from Percy Faith – a man who cut some pretty sleepy records in the 60s, but really managed to open up his groove in the 70s! The whole thing's maybe the same disco take on older instrumental styles that Henry Mancini would cut a bit during the period, too – strings and larger orchestrations, but nicely laced with electric instruments, and given some heavier rhythmic touches at the bottom – all with a creative care that's maybe a lot more compelling than some of the throwaway charts from the pop disco scene. Titles include "Chompin", "Love Music", "The King Is Dead", "Cherry Cherry", "Coldwater Morning", "Mongonucleosis", and "Substitute". Features the bonus track "Sabre Dance". CD
Also available Disco Party (with bonus track) ... CD 13.99

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Tim MaiaDisco Club ... CD
WEA (Brazil), 1978. Used ... $11.99
Not the throwaway disco you might expect – and instead, an excellent album in the 70s run of Brazilian soul giant Tim Maia – and one that provides a bit of a link to the legacy of his nephew Ed Motta in later years! The album's filled with uptempo tunes – as you'd expect from the title – Tim dropping his heavier funk style of his earliest records, to go for a spirited clubby groove – but one that really brings out some great moments in his vocals – really soaring with notes he never would have hit before! The feel of the record is really pretty darn great – as great as the best American club and disco work of the time – with the added bonus of Tim's great singing, and a few electric funky touches on the best numbers. Titles include "All I Want", "Sossego", "Acenda O Farol", "Jhony", "Murmurio", and "Pais E Filhos". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available
Disco Club ... CD 10.99
Disco Club ... LP 23.99

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Far Out Monster Disco OrchestraBlack Sun ... CD
Far Out (UK), 2018. New Copy ... $12.99
Fantastic sounds from the Far Out Monster Disco Orchestra – a group with family ties to Azymuth and Incognito, and who work here in the best blend of Brazilian and soulful elements that might imply! The ensemble is a crowning achievement for the Far Out label – a summation of all the great work they've done from the London scene, including their reintroduction of key Brazilian musicians of the 70s – all soaring to the skies here, with a richly collaborative energy! The group features lots of keyboards from Jose Roberto Bertrami, guitars from Alex Malheiros, and keyboards and rhythms from Daniel Maunick – plus great contributions from many others, including some help from the legendary Arthur Verocai. Most tunes groove in a mighty nice way – not vintage disco, but a soaring, righteous 21st Century version of club – on tunes that include "Step Into My Life", "Flying High", "Black Sun", "The Two Of Us", "Walking Bass", "Give It To Me", and "Where Do We Go From Here". CD also features bonus instrumentals of most songs on the album! CD
Also available Black Sun ... LP 24.99

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VariousCaptain Vinyl Presents Diggin Disco ... CD
Universal (Japan), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2CD ... $26.99
It's pretty darn easy to dig disco here – especially when the 2CD collection not only features a wonderful choice of selections, but also when those cuts are mixed together by DJ Nori and Muro The Beats! Each Japanese DJ gets a disc to themselves – and the shift in styles between them is great – with Muro maybe taking a heavier hand to his play with the grooves, and Nori creating a smoother sense of transition – all from rare cuts from the catalogs of Universal and Fantasy Records! Most of the work is late 70s, but there's also a few nice surprises from later years too – and titles include "Running Away" by Roy Ayers, "Happy Music" by The Blackbyrds, "I Love You More" by Rene & Angela, "Life Is Something Special" by Peech Boys, "The Sound Of Music" by Dayton, "I Need Your Lovin (M+M all night long mix)" by Teena Marie, "How To Groove" by Impact Of Brass, "Smoke" by Tribe, "Let's Go All The Way" by Brenda & The Tabulations, "Don't Fall In Love" by Alma Faye, "Brighter Days" by Vernon Burch, "Miracle Love" by Starpoint, "Finally (choice mix)" by CeCe Peniston, "The Whistle Song (EK mix fade)" by Frankie Knuckles, "I Wanna Rock You" by Giorgio Moroder, "Joyous" by Pleasure, "My Destiny" by Alton McClain & Destiny, "Circles (Joey Negro ext disco)" by Atlantic Starr, "Me & The Gang" by Bohannon, "Happy Feet" by Al Hudson & The Partners, "My First Mistake" by The Chi-Lites. and "You Got Me Runnin (M+M mix)" by Lenny Williams. CD

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✨✧ VariousSatan In Love – Rare Finnish Synth-Pop & Disco – 1978 to 1992 ... CD
Svart (Finland), Late 70s/1980s/Early 90s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Obscure grooves from the Finnish scene of the 80s – tracks that do a nice job of bridging the space between earlier Euro disco modes, particularly the work of the Munich scene – and the huge wave of electro pop that was coming out of the UK at the time! In fact, much of the material here really feels like the latter – save for the fact that the language is often different – and the groups do a good job of echoing the sweet electronic modes of groups like Human League, Ultravox, and Heaven 17 – working with plenty of beats and keyboards, but usually in a way that's warm and catchy, and not like some of the colder electro work of the period. And even if you can't understand the language, lots of these tunes are pretty darn catchy – and the vocals maybe come across just like one more instrumental element – adding an extra flavor to the sweet electric modes. Titles include "San Salvador" by Argon, "Satan In Love" by Emilia, "Cairo C" by Digital Dance, "Tatsia" by Stress, "Nyt Tanssitaan" by Jerry, "Help Me" by Syntax, "Kuolleet Pelit" by Belaboris, "Harhaa" by Raya, "Vanha Suola Janottaa" by Tapa Paha Tapa, "Fashion Maailma" by Press, "17 Up" by Mick Hanian, and "Computer Talk" by BB. CD

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Made In BrasilNosso Segundo Disco (Japanese pressing) ... CD
P-Vine (Japan), 1976. Used ... $9.99
The second album by Made In Brasil – a great San Francisco combo from the 70s, with a flair for jazzy Brazilian tunes that's every bit as great as groups from Rio or Sao Paulo at the time! The group at this point features keyboardist Claudio Medeiros – who really adds a lot to their sound with his tight work on organ, clavinet, and electric piano! The tracks have a much more expansive sound than before – jazzily grooving in the Brazilian fusion mode of the 70s, touched with all the brightness of the west coast scene. Titles include "Circles", "A Briza", "Slick", "Madalena", "Salt Song", "Carinhoso", and "Ponteio/Asa Branca". CD
(Out of print. Includes obi.)
Also available Nosso Segundo Disco ... LP 29.99

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✨✧ VariousDance For Your Life – Rare Finnish Funk & Disco 1976 to 1986 ... CD
Svart (Finland), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A cool collection of clubby cuts from the Finnish scene – maybe not the biggest hotbed of disco sounds at the end of the 70s, but a nation that's certainly given us some great funk in recent years! Turns out, the funky Finnish legacy goes way back to the 70s – where some of the groups on this collection were tuning out well-crafted cuts that are often arguably a lot warmer than most Euro disco – maybe inspired in part by the strong Finnish fusion scene of a few years before, and turned out here with lots of jazzy elements next to the vocals and familiar grooves. If you dig underground club and rare disco, you'll find plenty to love here – even if some of the cuts are a bit offbeat – and titles include "Discofiilis" by Ernos, "Flying High" by Dance, "Ota" by Pirtta, "Raju Yo Stomp" by Karma, "Queen Of The Night" by Nisa Soraya, "Dancing In The Night" by Caron, "Dance For Your Life" by Bjorninen Band, and "Walking Under Moonlight" by Solar. CD

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Nazia HassanDisco Deewane ... CD
Subah Zindagi (UK), 1981. New Copy ... $12.99
A disco album with a difference – given that the set was recorded in London by young Pakistani singer Nazia Hassan, and produced and arranged by Biddu – the man who gave the world the famous Biddu Orchestra records in the 70s! There's definitely grooves here that reflect Biddu's other work, but the presence of such a strong lead singer really gives the record a different vibe – and together, the pair make for surprising magic that stands apart both from American disco and some of the more famous Indian pop material of the time! The record was a surprising global hit upon release, and still sounds pretty darn great after all these years – with titles that include "Dil Mera", "Aao Na", "Disco Deewane", "Komal", "Mujhay Chahay", "Gaein Milkar", and "Leykin Mera Dil". CD

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BablaBabla's Disco Sensation ... CD
Subah Zindagi (UK), Early 80s. New Copy ... $12.99
A definite disco sensation from Babla – a singer who refits older Indian film songs with new club grooves for the 80s – definitely very much in the mode that's promised by the title! The set features older songs by Shankhar Jakishan, Kalyanji Anadji, and Hemant Kumar – plus a few originals by Babla too – and the instrumentation also has a fair bit of keyboards in the mix, which creates this spacey disco vibe that's not unlike some of the more cosmic club tracks coming from the European scene at the start of the 80s! Rhythms are all upbeat, and the keyboards give the music a darker edge than you might expect – on titles that include "Aye mere Dil Kahin Aur Chal", "Intian Aartis", "Hamko Tumpe Pyar Aaya", "Kabhi Hota Nahin", and "Man Dole Mera Tan Dole". CD

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VariousWestbound Disco ... CD
Westbound (UK), Late 70s. New Copy ... $12.99 18.99
Fantastic funky club from one of the hippest soul labels of the 70s – Detroit powerhouse Westbound Records – home to Funkadelic, The Counts, and some other very hip artists! Westbound disco isn't the same as the grooves you'd hear from Philly and New York – because the label started out in funk, and many of these tracks have an approach that's more fast funk than soaring strings – often recorded by groups who were hitting a funky 45 style in the earlier part of the 70s, then taking off with longer grooves with the rise of the club scene in the second half of the decade. As usual with Ace Records, the choice of cuts is great – and the package is as illuminating as it is groovy – with titles that include "Devil's Gun" by CJ & Co, "Wings Of Fire" by Dennis Coffey, "High On Mad Mountain" by Mike Theodore Orchestra, "You Brought The Sunshine (12" version)" by The Clark Sisters, "Beat Your Feet" by Eramus Hall, "Freaky People" by The Crowd Pleasers, "Feel The Need" by Detroit Emeralds, "Song Of The Wind (inst)" by Caesar Frazier, "Manhattan Love Song" by King Errisson, and "BYOF" by Fantastic Four. CD
Also available
Westbound Disco ... LP 19.99
Westbound Disco ... LP 16.99

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✨✧ VariousUnder The Influence Vol 6 – A Collection Of Rare Soul & Disco Compiled By Faze Action ... CD
Z Records (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
Fantastic funky club from the late 70s underground – a set of tracks that are as groovy as they are rare – all hand-picked by Faze Action! The set's one of the best in this excellent series – as Faze Action goes for a slightly different vibe, one that's got a sharper crackle around the edges – almost a precursor to elements that would be more familiar in contemporary underground work, but still often served up with all the warmth of the disco and boogie generation! A few cuts feature special Faze Action edits for the set, and all titles are ones that you probably don't have in your collection already – a lineup that includes "We All Need One Another" by Stylus, "Body Movements" by Oscar Perry, "Hot Summer Madness" by Spats, "I'm In Love With You" by Carol Dionne, "Mixed Up (Faze Action edit)" by Space, "Let Love Begin" by Galaxy, "Africa Africa (Faze Action edit)" by Songhoi Band, "Set It Out (Faze Action edit)" by Midway, "In The Bush" by Michele Claire, "All Nite Tonight (mix)" by Leston Paul, "Love Nevermore" by Courtial, "Lokognolo" by Bebe Manga, "Barlia" by Saraba, "Ruba Ruba" by Don Lurio, "Runaway" by Banzai, and "Dance Lover (Faze Action edit)" by Mikki featuring Starz. CD

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VariousToo Slow To Disco Brasil – Compiled By Ed Motta ... CD
How Do You Are (Germany), Late 70s/1980s. New Copy ... $15.99
This very hip series just got a whole lot hipper – thanks to the selection talents of Brazilian soul legend Ed Motta – who serves up a huge host of rare tracks from Brazil! Ed's always had a deep love of the AOR sound of the 70s – and he's not only a great soul singer on his own records, but also a hell of a record collector too – one whose knowledge of rare grooves goes way beyond most other folks we've ever met! This set opens up a huge amount of Brazilian soul we'd never heard before – music that takes off from the late 70s territory of Azimuth and Banda Black Rio, and soars with sweet jazzy grooves that are completely sublime – most from the 80s, and most by artists who've never gotten their due on the reissue market. Killer all the way through – with titles that include "Pra Voce" by Carlinhos & Soninha Querioz, "Acordes E Sementes" by Gelso Oliveira & Luiz Ewerling, "Joia Rara" by Brylho, "Rota Mar" by Zeca Do Trombone, "Clarear" by Roupa Nova, "Quero Pouco Quero Muito" by Filo Machado, "Guarde Minha Voz" by Sandra Sa, "Debora" by Altay Veloso, "Copacabana Suite" by Junior Mendes, "Renascendo En Mim"b y Don Beto, "Toda Manha Brilha O Sol" by Lucinha Turnbull, "Coisas Do Brasil" by Guilerhmes Arantes, "Mare" by Carlos Bivar, "Leao Ferido" by Biafra, "Mais Uma Chance" by Santa Cruz, "Rio Best Seller" by Cassiano, and "Se Eu Te Pego De Jeito" by Jane Duboc. CD

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Rhythm HeritageDisco Derby (with bonus tracks) ... CD
ABC/Universal (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... $13.99
Maybe one of the most unified albums ever from Rhythm Heritage – a set with a really tight groove, and some of the most soulful vocals the group ever recorded! All the great instrumentation of before is still very firmly in place – a wicked mix of funky jazz and disco rhythms, courtesy of a combo that includes Michael Omartin on keyboards, Paul Jackson and Jay Gordon on guitars, and Victor Feldman on percussion! Arno Lucas is on vocals – and titles include "Life Line", "Come On & Dance", "Face In The Crowd", "Disco House", and "Disco Derby". CD features the bonus cuts "Theme From Rocky", "Last Night On Earth", "Disco Queen", and "Dance The Night Away". CD
(Part of the Disco Fever 40 series!)

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VariousMasterpiece Volume 24 – The Ultimate Disco Funk Collection ... CD
PTG (Netherlands), Early 80s. New Copy ... About June 1, 2018 (delayed)
... CD

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VariousMasterpiece Volume 25 – The Ultimate Disco Funk Collection ... CD
PTG (Netherlands), Early 80s. New Copy ... About June 1, 2018 (delayed)
... CD

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VariousHong Kong Disco ... CD
Wan Chai (Hong Kong), Late 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
A mighty sweet little set – not just Hong Kong disco, but also a fair bit of soul and AOR tracks too – all of which we've never heard before! Much of the music here shows a strong American influence – right down to the English language lyrics that top almost all the tracks – and the instrumentation is often tight and funky, and put forward without the slicker production you'd find on US work of the time! In fact, a number of these groups were working big in HK clubs during the time – which was still a relatively small world – which almost makes some of the music feel like indie disco from the American underground, the kind of small label cuts that have been favorites for modern soul collectors over the years. You might want to consider this package to be an addition to that world, rather than a set of truly Chinese material from the 70s – and if you dig funky 70s soul as much as we do, you should find plenty here to love! Titles include "Hurt So Bad" by Tracy, "Take It To The Bossman" by The Reflection, "Swearin To God" by Charing Carpo, "This Is No Horse" by AJL Band, "Day Dreamin" by Julie Sue, "You're The Love" by Louie Castro, "Gotta Be The One" by The New Topnotes, "Lovin You" by Rita Kwong, and "Make Me Believe In You" by Oscar & His Orchestra. CD
Also available Hong Kong Disco ... LP 29.99

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Percy FaithDisco Party (with bonus track) ... CD
CBS/Sony (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $13.99
A sweet little disco party from Percy Faith – a man who cut some pretty sleepy records in the 60s, but really managed to open up his groove in the 70s! The whole thing's maybe the same disco take on older instrumental styles that Henry Mancini would cut a bit during the period, too – strings and larger orchestrations, but nicely laced with electric instruments, and given some heavier rhythmic touches at the bottom – all with a creative care that's maybe a lot more compelling than some of the throwaway charts from the pop disco scene. Titles include "Chompin", "Love Music", "The King Is Dead", "Cherry Cherry", "Coldwater Morning", "Mongonucleosis", and "Substitute". Features the bonus track "Sabre Dance". CD
(Part of the Disco Fever 40 series!)
Also available Disco Party (with bonus track) ... CD 4.99

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VariousNighttime Lovers Vol 28 – A Fine Collection Of Disco Funk Classics Of The 80s ... CD
PTG (Netherlands), Early 80s. New Copy ... About April 15, 2018 (delayed)
... CD

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✨✧ VariousTani – Disco Rumba & Flamenco Boogie 1976 to 1979 ... CD
Pharaway Sounds (Spain), Late 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Funky disco from 70s Spain – a wonderful collection of upbeat, hard-grooving titles that owe plenty to the sound of New York and Philly – but which also have their own sort of groove too! There's elements here that take off from the early 70s Spanish rumba mode of blending flamenco roots with more soulful elements – as many of these tunes have strong guitar flourishes, and these soaring vocals that are certainly inspired by the older modes – but also set to the kinds of rhythms, basslines, and strings that you'd hear from the American disco indies at the time – which makes for a fantastic blend of sounds that's completely unique! The only thing that might come close is Charo's record for Salsoul, but all this work is way better than that album – and titles include "Ahora Que" and "Ya Estoy Parao" by Rumba Tres, "Yo Me Siento Muy Feliz" and "Esta Noche Te Perdi" by Sangre Gitana, "Estrella" by Los Gachos, "Oye Chiquilla" by Tobago, "Puedes Buscarte Un Nuevo Amor" by Barracuda, and "Mala" by La Marelu. CD
Also available Tani – Disco Rumba & Flamenco Boogie 1976 to 1979 ... LP 25.99

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VariousAll That Disco 100 (6CD set) ... CD
Sony (Japan), 1970s/1980s. New Copy 6CD ... $48.99
100 disco and dance tracks, all in a mighty nice package – and a set that's maybe got as much funky soul and upbeat grooves as it does more mainstream work from the clubs! The package goes past the obvious late 70s disco years – and begins with some earlier soul from the 70s, then even moves into some big 80s dancefloor tracks as well – the kind of delightful pop numbers that seem to be getting a lot more play from the younger generation who didn't live through the music the first time around! Titles include "I Just Can't Say Goodbye" by Philly Devotions, "The Bump" by The Commodores, "Summer Place 76" by Percy Faith, "Shining Star" by Earth Wind & Fire, "Love's Theme" by Love Unlimited Orchestra, "Lady Marmalade" by Labelle, "Dazz" by Brick, "Sky High" by Jigsaw, "Yes Sir I Can Boogie" by Baccara, "Boogie Nights" by GQ, "This Is It" by Melba Moore, "Do It Any Way You Wanna" by People's Choice, "Rockin Soul" by Hues Corporation, "Disco Inferno" by Trammps, "The Boss" by Diana Ross, "Super Freak" by Rick James, "Lovely One" by The Jacksons, "Paradise" by Change, "Got To Be Real" by Cheryl Lynn, "Best Of My Love" by The Emotions, "Can't Take My Eyes Off You" by Boys Town Gang, "Le Freak" by Chic, "I'm In The Mood For Dancing" by The Nolas, "Hello Mr Monkey" by Arabesque, "DJ In My Life" by Annie, "I Like Chopin" by Gazebo, "Wanted" by The Dooleys, "I Was Made For Lovin You" by Kiss, "Dschingis Khan" by Genghis Khan, "Breakout" by Swing Out Sister, "Let's Hear It For The Boy" by Deniece Williams, "Living In America" by James Brown, "Digging Your Scene" by The Blow Monkeys, "Conga" by Miami Sound Machine, "Hold Me Now" by Thompson Twins, "Don't You Want Me" by Human League, "Take On Me" by A-Ha, "Maneater" by Hall & Oates, "Respectable" by Mel & Kim, "Toy Toy" by Sinitta, "Two Of Hearts" by Stacey Q, "Venus" by Bananarama, "Eat You Up" by Angie Gold, "You Spin Me Round" by Dead Or Alive, "Point Of No Return" by Expose, "People Hold On" by Lisa Stansfield, "Give Me UP" by Michael Fortunati, and "Cha Cha Cha" by Finzy Kontini. CD
(Part of the Disco Fever 40 series!)

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VariousFrench Disco Boogie Sounds Vol 3 – 1977 to 1987 – Selected By Charles Maurice ... CD
Favorite (France), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $19.99
A decade's worth of slinky sounds from the French scene – a good number of which were recorded after the big disco boom years in the US – at a time when the European clubs kept things going with some fresh flavors of their own! The style here isn't as overtly disco as you might think – as the grooves are nice and open – often a bit more midtempo than upbeat, with currents from modern soul and some of the global cultures that intersected through the wide musical world of Paris! In fact, the whole thing's more of a discovery of new grooves than a French take on familiar styles – as you'll discover amidst tracks that include "Lait De Coco (dub)" by Maya, "Segregation" by Nst Cophies, "Funky & Fire" by Janet N'Diaye Lokamba, "Money" by Kke, "Flash" by Zorgus, "Give Me Back My Song" by Wally & Shane, "Looking For You" by JEKYS, "Qu'Est-Ce Que Tu Fais Par Amour" by Joel Dayde, "Listen To The Music (12" mix)" by Judy Carter, "Un Peu D'Amour" by Silence, and "Funky Baby Love" by Paul Fathy. CD
Also available French Disco Boogie Sounds Vol 3 – 1977 to 1987 – Selected By Charles Maurice ... LP 28.99

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De LuxMore Disco Songs About Love ... CD
Innovative Leisure, 2018. New Copy ... $11.99 12.99
Well, they've definitely got the "disco" in the title right – but there's a lot more going on here too – including some nice post-punk touches that are augmented by guest work from Mark Stewart and Liquid Liquid! The album's tuneful, catchy, and nicely distilled – heavy on the keyboard and rhythm tip, but not in the smoother style of some of the retro 80s acts on the market – instead with a vibe that hearkens back more towards the DIY vibe of the wave of indie labels that sprung up in the years after punk – particularly some of the hipper British or Benelux imprints! These guys almost feel like that moment when Factory records started to go from darkness to warmth, but also have a special spirit that's all their own – as you'll quickly learn to love on tracks that include "Cause For Concern", "Smarter Harder Darker", "These Are Some Of The Things That I Think About", "875 Dollars", "Stratosphere Girl", and "Music Snob". CD
Also available More Disco Songs About Love ... LP 14.99

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VariousMasterpiece Volume 22 – The Ultimate Disco Funk Collection ... CD
PTG (Netherlands), Early 80s. New Copy ... $13.99
Funky club from the post-disco years – served up in a mix of tracks that go way past the obvious! Even at the start of this series, the Masterpiece folks were giving us something fresh and different – and all these many volumes later, they're digging deeper than ever – yet also somehow finding all these gems somewhere in the mainstream side of 80s soul! There's a number of cuts here you might know from before, mixed with others that are sure to be a discovery – and the whole thing's overflowing with beats, basslines, and sweet 80s keyboards. Titles include "City's Jumpin" by Legion, "I Like It Like That" by Inner Life, "Change Of Heart (ext version)" by Tattoo, "No One Can Do It (Shep Pettibone rmx)" by Carol Williams, "This Must Be Heaven" by Jerry Carr, "Tell Me What It Is" by Charles Earland, "Time Is Short" by T-Connection, "Misunderstood" by Mico Wave, "Mt You" by Dunn & Bruce Street, "I Love Your Body Language" by Fatback Band, "Can't Stop Lovin You" by Sekou Bunch, and "Just Don't Break A My Heart" by Jaqui & The Rumor. CD

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VariousCan You Feel The Force – The John Luongo Disco Mixes – The Classic Original 12 Inch Extended Remixes ... CD
Groove Line Records (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2CD ... $19.99
Fantastic full length mixes from the legendary John Luongo – one of the first of the 70s underground disco mixers to bring his talents to the mainstream! John has a great ear for the right elements needed to groove up a tune – and has an especially strong love of tight percussion, and middle bits that came to be known as disco breaks – which he used often to create a new current of intensity in the middle of a tune! Luongo had been working at a relatively underground level in Boston during the mid 70s – similar to some of the original tape edit/mixers in New York – but in the late 70s, Columbia Records hired him to bring a special sort of magic to their big run of 12" singles – a good deal of which are featured in this set. The set is maybe the first we've ever seen to bring together John's great work for Columbia/CBS labels – all of it from rare 12" singles, many of which were originally issued only as promos – served up here with a huge booklet of notes on Luongo's contributions, with comments by artists who include Marlena Shaw, Santana, The Real Thing, Cerrone, and Melba Moore. Titles include classic long Luongo mixes of "Shake Your Body" by The Jacksons, "Shine On Silver Moon" by Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr, "Can You Feel The Force" by The Real Thing, "Pick Me Up I'll Dance" by Melba Moore, "Vertigo/Relight My Fire" by Dan Hartman with Loleatta Holloway, "Music Is My Way Of Life" by Patti Labelle, "This Time Baby" by Jackie Moore, "Gone Gone Gone" by Johnny Mathis, "In These Changing Times" by Mighty Clouds Of Joy, "Dance To The Music" by Sly Stone, "Blame It On The Boogie" by The Jacksons, "Zulu" by The Quick, "I Will Fight" by Gladys Knight & The Pips, "You Stepped Into My Life" by Melba Moore, "Just A Feeling" by Stanley Clarke, "On Our Way" by Southern Exposure, "Candy From Your Baby" by Sarah Dash, "Walk Right Now" by The Jacksons, and "One Chain" by Santana. CD

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VariousDisco Madness (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Salsoul/Groove Line Records (UK), Late 70s. New Copy ... $16.99
A legendary collection of cuts from Salsoul Records – not just big classics from the label, but special Walter Gibbon mixes that are even more revolutionary than the original tunes! Gibbons has a really wonderful way with a cut – an expansive touch that really opens things up, and makes just about every number here kind of a mini-symphony in clubby soul! The core arrangements and orchestrations of the Salsoul cuts are already wonderful – handled by Vince Montana and other top studio talents – but Gibbons makes those core parts into something even more amazing with his mixes here – still allowing you to love the hooks and grooves, but also taking everything to an even more sophisticated level. Titles include "My Love Is Free" and "Ten Percent" by Double Exposure, "It's Good For The Soul" and "Magic Bird Of Fire" by Salsoul Orchestra, "Let No Man Put Asunder" by First Choice, and "Catch Me On The Rebound" by Loleatta Holloway. This special set expands the original album with five more long bonus tracks, all mixed by Gibbons – "Block Party (Walter Gibbons 12" mix)" by Anthony White, "As Long As You Love Me (Walter Gibbons 12" mix)" by True Example, "Just As Long As I Got You (Walter Gibbons 12" mix)" by Love Committee, "Hit & Run (Walter Gibbons jungle mix)" by Loleatta Holloway, and "Ten Percent (Walter Gibbons 12" mix)". CD

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VariousNighttime Lovers Vol 27 – A Fine Collection Of Disco Funk Classics Of The 80s ... CD
PTG (Netherlands), Early 80s. New Copy ... $16.99
Boogie, electro, and 80s groove – all sorted out nicely in this killer collection of ultra-rare cuts! As with previous volumes, this edition of Nighttime Lovers shows a side of the 80s that hardly got any play at the time – the more underground work by lesser-known artists, much of which was issued on the bigger labels, but failed to crack the charts! You'll recognize a few familiar names here, but even those are represented by under-discovered corners of their work – and in true early 80s spirit, most tracks here are heavy on beats and keyboards – yet still leave plenty of room for real soul vocals. Titles include "You Can't Have It" by Stargaze, "Back Up Against The Wall" by Rare Essence, "If My Lovin Makes You Hot" by Loose Ends, "Miracle Love" by Starpoint, "Just Chillin Out" by Bernard Wright, "Love In The Fast Lane" by Dynasty, "Knockin" by The Jones Girls, "Traffic Jammer" by Bar-Kays, "Devoted To You" by Cacique, "All Your Love" by Wreckin Crew, "Body Music" by Loose Ends, and "Rhythm Of Your Love" by Isabel Roberts. CD

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VariousDisco Giants Volume 13 – 20 Full Length Disco Classics Of The 80s ... CD
Vinyl Masterpiece (Netherlands), Early 80s. New Copy 2CD ... $12.99
More soul than disco overall – but with more than enough groove to get heavy play on an 80s-styled dancefloor! Once again this great series brings back a host of heavy cuts from back in the days – post-disco numbers from those key early 80s years when soul started to cross over big again – thanks to catchy grooves like these! Titles include "Joy" by Teddy Pendergrass, "Love's Dance (12" version)" by Klique, "Reach Out" by George Duke, "Step By Step (ext rmx)" by Jeff Lorber with Audrey Wheeler, "What Does It Take (ext mix)" by Kenny G, "Some Kind Of Lover (12" ext)" by Jody Watley, "Sixty Thrills A Minute" by Mystic Merlin, "Break Up" by High Fashion, "Hangin On A String" by Loose Ends, "If You Love Me Just A Little (12" version)" by La La, "Love The One" by Melba Moore & Kashif, "Freak A Zoid" by Midnight Star, "Seventh Heaven (Larry Levan rmx)" by Gwen Guthrie, "State Of Attraction (12" version)" by Rhonda Clark, "Show Me Where You're Coming From" by Carrie Lucas, "Too Many Games" by Maze, "Love Town" by Booker Newberry III, "You'll Be Mine (12" version)" by Instant Funk, and "Serious" by Serious Intention. CD

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VariousMasterpiece Volume 23 – The Ultimate Disco Funk Collection ... CD
PTG (Netherlands), Early 80s. New Copy ... $16.99
A masterpiece of 80s groove – a totally sweet blend of overlooked treasures and classic numbers from the left side of the clubs – all wrapped up together as a mighty nice blend! The set digs a lot deeper than some of the earlier Masterpiece volumes – it has to, given the length of the much-loved series – and because of that, it's plenty fresh to our ears – with some great cuts we haven't heard in a long time – and a few others that are totally new this time around! Titles include "Over & Over" by Shalamar, "Knees" by Howard Johnson, "And You Know That" by The Jammers, "She's Mine" by CJ Anthony, "Rumors" by Kashif, "I'm So Crazy Bout You" by Starpoint, "Love Never Looked Better" by Trilark, "You're The Only One I Love" by Gnenn Jones, "Can't Break Loose" by Orlando Johnson & Trance, "Can't Let Love Pass Us By" by Cashflow, "Good Time" by Ago, "I Can't Help Myself" by Finesse, and "Don't Go" by Con Funk Shun. CD

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VariousDuomo Sounds Ltd – Nigerian 80s Disco Music To Move Your Soul ... CD
Odion Livingstone (UK), Early 80s. New Copy ... $12.99
Sweet grooves from the Duomo Sounds label – a short-lived Nigerian imprint who cut some mighty funky sounds at the start of the 80s! The title here uses the word "disco", but these cuts have none of the strings and polish of the sounds you'd hear at Studio 54 – as most numbers here are stripped-down and raw, really more in a clubbier take on the more famous Nigerian funk of a few years before! However, there's also a quality here that could easily cross over to the hipper clubs on the New York underground – as most of these guys are also using the same sort of small combo funk instrumentation of the best of the indie post-disco scene – which means that some tracks resonate with the work of labels like P&P, and others echo some of the more global currents that were showing up in New York funk during the period! Most lyrics are in English, which further gives these tracks a universal appeal – and titles include "Perfect Disco Machine" and "Disco Connection" by Bindinga, "Aimiuugwia" and "Advice" by Christy Ogbah, "Xmas Eve" by Johnny O Bazz, "Look At Me" and "Shake You Body" by Mike Umoh, "You Do Good You Do For Yourself" by Godfrey Odili, "On My Mind" by Bassey Black & The Natty Messiah, and "Ariro" by Eunice Mokus Arimoku. CD

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✨✧ VariousInfluences Vol 2 – A Selection Of Drum N Bass, House, Brazilian, & Disco – Compiled By DJ Marky ... CD
BBE (UK), 2017. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
Rare club cuts from a few different generations – all brought together here in a really wonderful collection! The set's supposed to tip us off to the influences on the music of DJ Marky – but even if you don't care about him at all, you'll find plenty here to love – as the package shows the way that great funky tracks can span the globe and space of decades – yet still manage to come together with a really unified feel! Tracks start in the club underground of the late 70s, then move through points overseas to incorporate some great modes that work together wonderfully – in a set of rare grooves that includes "Got To Get Your Love" by Clyde Alexander & Sanction, "Futebol De Bar" by Manuel Azevedo Quartet, "Jungle Kitten" by Manfredo Fest, "Cosa Nostra" by Pasito All Stars, "Meant Love" by Influx Datum, "Dream Come True (Joey Negro reality mix)" by Brand New Heavies, "This Is Acid (K&T dance mix)" by Maurice, "Last Night Changed It All" by Esther Williams, and "Truly One (rmx part 1)" by Origin Unknown. 2CD version is overflowing with great music – 18 mixed tracks by Marky on the first disc, and 12 unmixed tracks on the second disc! CD
 
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✨✧ Orquesta ZodiacNueva Imagen Y Sonido ... CD
Disco Hit, 1999. Used ... Just Sold Out!
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(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Wayne Gorbea Y Su Conjunto SalsaLa Salsa Y Charanga Con Wayne Gorbea ... CD
Disco International, Late 70s. Used ... $18.99
A salsa dura classic from Wayne Gorbea – an early gem recorded with his Conjunto Salsa group, and one that's done in a very hard sound! The music's nicely rhythmic and very focused on the instrumental work of the combo – a lineup that includes Gorbea on piano, Ruben Borgas on timbales, Freddy Rivera on trumpet and flute, Bill Ohashi on trombone, and John Polanco on tres and violin – all working in the blend of salsa and charanga promised in the title, with that hip mix of traditional elements and modern phrasings that was making the New York scene come alive at the time. Most cuts have vocals, mostly from Jose Rivera – and titles include "Paranoia", "Armonioso", "Me Vas A Matar", "Un Duelo", "Elena", "Contigo No", and "Buscando Alivio". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ ChangeLove 4 Love ... CD
Original Disco Culture (Italy), 2018. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Wonderful new work from Change – the international soul combo who made some classic cuts back at the start of the 80s – still sounding great all these many years later, but in a slightly different way! The balance between all elements here is fantastic – as the music has all the best parts of the group's earlier music, but also updates the sound a bit – in the way that a combo like Incognito or Brand New Heavies were updating older soul music back in the 90s, by grabbing all the strongest parts of the past, and fusing them into a fresh lean groove. The songs are upbeat, positive, and full of the kind of catchy hooks that Change always did so well – and titles include "Friends", "Make Me Go Cray", "How Will We", "Too Late", "Living Monday", "Love 4 Love", "All My Life", and "Hit Or Miss". Also includes some remix versions of older tracks – "Searching (Figo Sound version)", "Oh What A Feeling (Figo Sound version)", "You'll Always Be A Part Of Me (Figo Sound version)", and "It's A Girl's Affair (Figo Sound version)". CD
Also available Love 4 Love ... LP 34.99

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✨✧ Cortijo with Ismael RiveraInternacionales – Ritmos Bailables ... CD
Marvela/Disco Hit, Mid 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Classic sounds from Cortijo and Ismael Rivera – one of the best 60s teams in Latin music! The grooves are filled with lots of lively percussion – that great small combo sound that Cortijo did so well at this point – and Rivera's got a wonderfully soulful way with the vocals – really stretching things out and inflecting them – but also shaking off the more emotive modes of the past, to perfectly slide in with the grooves! Titles include "Fea", "A Lo Loco", "Fantasia Sideral", "Sebastiana", "Conmigo No", "Un Minuto De Silencio", and "Con El Orgullo". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ El Gran ComboEl Gran Combo De Siempre ... CD
Gema/Disco Hit, 1963. Used ... Out Of Stock
An early moment of genius from El Gran Combo – just the sort of record to show why the group was such a hit from the get-go! The instrumentation here is great – heavy on saxes from Eddie Perez and hector Santos – mixed with trumpets from Victor Perez and Rogelio Velez – and supported by some hard-hitting percussion, by players who include a young Roberto Roena on bongos! Pianist Rafael Ithier directs the whole thing with a tightness that's right up there with the bigger names on the New York scene – and vocals are handled by Eddy Montanez and Pellin Rodriguez. Titles include "La Muerte", "Cabeza De Hacha", "El Perico", "Sobina", "Cosas De La Vida", "A La Loma De Belen", and "La Mafafa". CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousNanoloop 1.0 ... CD
Disco Bruit (Germany), 2002. Used ... $4.99
Music from Oliver Wittchow, DAT Politics, Pita, Blectum From Blechdom, Stock, Hausen & Walkman, Scratch Pet Land, Merzbow, Felix Kubin, Pyrolator, Ostinato & more. CD
(Out of print.)

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Rolando LaserieEl Guapachoso ... CD
Disco Hit, Used ... $11.99
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(Out of print)

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Orquesta PanamericanaHomenaje A Hector Urdaneta ... CD
Disco Hit, 1960s. Used ... $18.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Orlando VallejoUn Amigo Mia ... CD
Panart/Disco Musart (Mexico), 1997. Used ... $8.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Ismael MirandaPor El Buen Camino ... CD
Disco Hit (Puerto Rico), Used ... $9.99
... CD
(Out of print, slight crease through traycard artwork.)

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Julita RossCanciones De Ayer ... CD
Disco Hit, 1960s. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Out of print.)
 
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✨✧ Ashford & SimpsonStay Free ... CD
Warner, 1979. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Great stuff! From Motown songwriters to world-class superstars, the trip was a well-deserved one for Valerie Simpson and Nick Ashford – and this album's perhaps their crowning achievement in sophisticated club soul! The record's got a great groove that offers a more soulful version of disco than most of the competing albums on major labels at the time – a perfect summation of the care and craft that Ashford & Simpson had always put into their music right from the start! The pair handle all production on the record, and also contributed all the songs too – and the whole thing's so wonderfully tight, right, and on the money, the album soars to the top even before the vocals come into the mix. Titles include more than a few club classics, like "Found A Cure", "Stay Free", and "Nobody Knows" – plus the cuts "Dance Forever", "Crazy", "Follow Your Heart", and "Finally Got To Me". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Stay Free ... LP 3.99

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✨✧ One Way – Featuring Al Hudson & Alicia MyersBest Of One Way ... CD
MCA, Late 70s/Early 80s. Used ... $3.99
Groove-happy soul – a 14 track collection that brings together some of the best dancefloor numbers from Al Hudson's group One Way, plus a few solo tunes by one of its best singers, Alicia Myers! Hudson had a unique style that wasn't really disco, wasn't really funk – but took elements of both to craft a modern soul style that worked very well on the dancefloor, and which still holds up in many scenes today. The package includes One Way hits "Cutie Pie", "Lady You Are", "Pop It (single version)", "Push (single version)", "Mr Groove", "Something In The Past", "You Better Quit", and "You Can Do It" – plus Alicia Myers tunes "You Get The Best From Me", "I Want To Thank You", "Appreciation", and "If You Play Your Cards Right". CD

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✨✧ MiraclesCity Of Angels (with bonus track) ... CD
Motown (Japan), 1975. Used ... $9.99
At the beginning of the 70s, Smokey Robinson and The Miracles parted company – and while to some, it might have looked like the group would flounder without the help of their famous leader, The Miracles hit the 70s wonderfully, and continued to grow tremendously as a group! Of course, part of that growth was due to the fact that Smokey had been replaced by singer Billy Griffin – who shared many of his talents, but also brought his own approach to the group. This concept record called City Of Angels, was their 4th, and probably most successful LP, with some smart production and nice arrangements from Freddie Perren and Wade Marcus. Includes "Night Life", "Love Machine", "Free Press", "Ain't Nobody Straight In LA", "Poor Charlotte", "Waldo Roderick DeHammersmith" and "Smog". CD
(Part of the Disco Fever 40 series!)
Also available
City Of Angels ... LP 0.99
City Of Angels (with bonus track) ... CD 13.99

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✨✧ Wally GonzalezWally On The Road ... CD
Vicor (Philippines), 1978. New Copy ... $4.99
The cover's a little bit cheesy, but the record's plenty darn nice – a later psychedelic effort from this Philippine guitarist, done with a lot more edge than you'd expect from the package! While the rest of the world was letting loose on punk rock and disco in 1978, Wally's clearly got his groove in music from a decade before – and works here in a mix of hard rock and psychedelia that's heavy on fuzz guitar, and also often processes the vocals a bit to drop them more deeply into the mix. The drums are especially nice – often quite heavy, and fuzzed up too – and titles include "Screw", "Dalagang Mahinhin", "Tayo Na", "Bagong Kabuhayan", "Screw", and "Open Fire". CD

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✨✧ LTDSomething To Love ... CD
A&M/Universal, 1977. Used ... $7.99
A great little groover from LTD – and a set that's got everything coming together perfectly in the mix! The set features arrangements from Philly Soul maestro Bobby Martin – who brings together this wonderful blend of styles – funk, smoother soul elements, and the kind of upbeat, clubby grooves that really worked well for the group – but at a level that also really set them apart from most of the disco generation. Jeffrey Osborne's vocals really shine on this one, too – and the record includes the cuts "Back In Love Again", "Stay With Me", "We Party Hearty", "Material Things", and "Age Of The Showdown". CD
Also available Something To Love ... LP 2.99

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✨✧ Deee-LiteWorld Clique ... CD
Elektra, 1990. Used ... Just Sold Out!
There's never been a better bit of pop throwaway dancefloor fodder ever! Sure, these guys were blaring out of every cheap radio at the time, and it was just about impossible to walk into a shopping mall without hearing "Groove Is In The Heart" for about 5 years after the album came out – but to us, that was a great thing, and the record represents one of the high points in pop music of the past 25 years. Thanks to some skillful sampling by Towa Tei, the group were grounded in a rich history of funk, house, disco, soul, and Brazilian influences – all of which they managed to blend with a postmodern perfection that other groups could only ever dream of! The big hits are certainly very familiar, but the whole album's a delight – and tracks include "Who Was That?", "Smile On", "Try Me On . . . I'm Very You", "World Clique", "ESP", and "Good Beat". CD

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✨✧ BohannonStop & Go (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Dakar/Solid (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $13.99
A killer bit of early funk from the great Hamilton Bohannon – and quite possibly his greatest album ever – a really unique approach to funky rhythms, with a sound that's unlike anything else we can think of! The album's got a slower funk sound than Bohannon's later disco groove a few years later – and the wonderful rhythms mix together scattershot drums with funky wah wah guitar, organ, and hard-plugging basslines – all in a blend that's pretty mindblowing not just for its instrumental dexterity, but also for the way it brings complex patterns together in a really hypnotic way! All cuts are instrumentals, save for a few chorus vocals – and players on the album include Wah Wah Watson, Ray Parker, Travis Biggs, and Mose Davis. Bohannon's on drums and percussion – and titles include "The Pimp Walk", "Stop & Go", "Getting to the Other Side", "It's Time For Peace", "Save Their Souls", and "Singing a Song for My Mother". CD features two bonus tracks – "Run It On Down Mr DJ (parts 1 & 2)". CD

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✨✧ Love UnlimitedLove Unlimited (From A Girl's Point Of View) ... CD
Uni/Universal (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $13.99
Great stuff – the beginning of the Love Unlimited dynasty! As we're sure you know, Barry White produced this little gem of a record, and the record was a key proving ground for many of his stone cold soul production ideas before he went off and started doing the lead vocals himself. The trio of lovelies that makes up Love Unlimited do a perfect job with Barry's arrangements – singing heavenly harmonies on tracks like "If This World Were Mine", "Is It Really True Boy – Is It Really Me", and the stunning "Walking In The Rain With The One I Love", which has one of the best telephone monologues you'll ever hear on a soul track! CD
(Part of the Disco Fever 40 series!)
Also available Love Unlimited (From A Girl's Point Of View) ... LP 5.99

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✨✧ LTDLove Magic ... CD
A&M (Japan), 1981. New Copy ... $13.99
LTD without Jeffrey Osborne, and sounding pretty darn great – moving here in a boogie-centrist groove that's heavy with bass on the bottom! In a way, the group's almost freer to work here as a funky ensemble without their former spotlight star – and the record's got a really wicked groove that's right up there with the best major label funk of the time – upbeat, romping, and very groovy throughout – never as clunky as work that was hitting the charts, and with some great horn and guitar work to keep things in warmer territory of the decade before. Rhythms are surprisingly hard at times – much harder than you'd expect, and with more of a 70s feel than the 80s groove you'd expect from the date – and titles include "Love Magic", "Kickin Back", "Burnin Hot", "April Love", "It Must End", and "Stay On The One". CD
(Part of the Disco Fever 40 series!)
Also available Love Magic ... LP 4.99

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AtmosfearEn Trance (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Mr Bongo (UK), 1979. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
Some of the greatest club tunes ever cut for the UK scene – a sublime album of jazzy spacey instrumentals by the legendary Atmosfear! The group were almost a UK equivalent of the sounds coming out of New York from the P&P camp at the end of the 70s – as they worked in the shadows of mainstream disco, but with a sound that was leaner, more stripped-down, and often touched with keyboard styles borrowed heavily from jazz funk and fusion. There's a simplicity to the Atmosfear groove that's totally great – a real focus on snapping drums, spacey keyboards, and trippy basslines – never too complicated, but always a cut above the more familiar grooves of the time.CD includes full original En Trance album by the group, plus 4 additional bonus tracks from singles – and tracks include "Free Tonight", "Duende", "Creators Dream", "Interplay", "Funk The Rock", "Invasion", "Return Of LB", "Dancing In Outer Space", "Motivation", "Extract" and "Alternative II" CD
Also available En Trance ... LP 23.99

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Kool & The GangLove & Understanding ... CD
De-Lite/Universal (Japan), 1976. Used ... $8.99
Amazing work from Kool & The Gang – from a period when they were pushing past their tight early funky sound, into a super-dope mix of electronics and spacey jamming that is still pretty darn revolutionary today! Although you might think the album would be a bit disco by the date, it's not – and instead has the group moving more towards a style of cosmic righteousness that was undoubtedly influenced by the early work (and success) of Earth, Wind, & Fire. The album has a few live cuts - including an amazing 8 minute long live version of "Summer Madness", with an extended keyboard solo that's just great! Other titles include "Cosmic Energy", "Do It Right Now", "Universal Sound", and a remake of "Hollywood Swinging". CD
(Includes obi.)
Also available
Love & Understanding ... LP 8.99
Love & Understanding ... CD 13.99

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Lee MooreGram Of Boogie – The Story Of Lee Moore – Score Records & LM Records Memphis 1979 to 1989 (3CD set) ... CD
Past Due, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 3CD ... $16.99
A lost legacy in clubby soul – a huge amount of work from singer/producer Lee Moore – a post-Stax talent on the Memphis scene, and an artist who also made a bit of a mark on the New York scene! The "boogie" in the title is a very good indication of the groove going on here – as many tracks are in a post-disco mode that's solidly funky club from the pre-house years – lots of basslines, and sometimes a bit of keyboards and more electronic touches, depending on the setting! The range of work here is really wonderful – as the set begins with a disc of all the singles that Moore recorded during the time – then goes on to feature three rare albums on discs 2 & 3 each showing a different side of Lee's talents! One of the sets is from his unusual Le'Gamby group – an electro soul outfit with a very strong New York streetbeat vibe – and another album features Lee's late gospel group Divinity – one of those underground combos who still worked with plenty of secular soul in the mix! There's also a reissue of Lee's rare album Free & Easy – originally issued by the Score label in Memphis, as was much of this material – and the whole thing comes together with a detailed set of notes on the man and his music. Titles include "Get Off (part 1)", "Do You Feel Like A Party (12" mix)", "Reachin Out For Your Love (12" mix)", "Let's Do It", "Secret Lover", "The Coast Is Clear, "Blue Skies", "One Lover To Another", and "Jammin On A Gram Of Love" by Lee Moore; "Double OO Too Sweet", "Whippin", "Sweet Baby", and "Asmeralda" by Le'Gamby; "Ten Toes Up Ten Down", "What Do You Do For Love", "You Can Bet I'll Get You Yet", and "What's In The Dark" by Subway featuring Wave, "The First Family" and "Slow Motion" by The First Family; "Watch Over Me", "Stay", "He's Coming", and "Come To Me" by Divinity; and "Changing Times" by Alien. CD
Also available Gram Of Boogie – The Story Of Lee Moore – Score Records & LM Records Memphis 1979 to 1989 (5LP set) ... LP 54.99

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Ecstasy, Passion & PainEcstasy, Passion & Pain ... CD
Koch/Roulette, 1974. Used ... $9.99
Seminal early disco work from Ecstasy Passion & Pain – a group with a much harder soul approach than some of their counterparts on the 70s Philly scene! Singer Barbara Roy really gives the group a wonderful sound here – working with a level of soul that matches some of the deeper soul divas of the late 60s, but able to soar along easily with the album's full, rich Philly arrangements from Bobby Martin – in a way that gives the record a range that far surpasses most other female soul albums coming out from Philly in the 70s. Roy's passion and vitality make the album way more than just a "singer with disco backing in the studio set" – and Martin wonderfully tailors the sound of each tune to match the spirit of Roy's vocals. Titles include "I'll Do Anything For You," "Ask Me," "Try To Believe Me," "I Wouldn't Give You Up," and "Don't Burn Your Bridges Behind You." CD features 3 bonus tracks! CD
(Out of print.)

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Tony Allen & Africa 70Jealousy/Progress ... CD
Evolver, 1975/1977. Used ... $9.99
Fantastic Afro funky! This set lovingly repackages 2 early albums by Tony Allen, best known to the world as the drummer in Fela's legendary Africa 70 group! Both records have a distinctly Fela-sounding groove – which isn't surprising, as they were produced by Fela, feature Fela, and have Allen playing with Fela's Africa 70 group. These tracks are even rarer than original Fela material, though – so it's super-great to have them on CD. Four long tracks – "Jealousy", "The Hustler", "Progress", and "Afro Disco Beat". As if your Fela collection wasn't big enough yet – it just got bigger, with 2 totally essential albums! CD
(Out of print.)

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James BrownGet Up Offa That Thing ... CD
Polydor (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... On December 5, 2018
James Brown screams at the beginning of the record – "I'm Back! I'm Back!" – which is his proclamation that he was ready to take on a whole new generation of funk music – grooving with a new sound that was guaranteed to hit as big as it did in earlier years! The approach is a bit more uptempo than previous albums, but still never at all in a disco/club mode – and James really does strike a strong new chord with the groove here – stretching things out and cooking things up nicely. Rhythms are still quite sharp, although possibly not as dynamic as before – and titles include the great title medley of "Get Up Offa That Thing/Release The Pressure", plus "This Feeling", "Home Again", "I Refuse To Lose", and "Can't Take It With You". CD

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Collins & CollinsCollins & Collins ... CD
A&M (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... On December 5, 2018
A stunning set – and one of our favorite modern soul albums ever! The set was recorded at Sigma Sound Studios in 1980, and it's one of the best-ever records to come out of that hallowed hall of grooves – a one-off debut from the team of Tonee & Bill Collins, set to impeccable arrangements from the mighty John Davis! The set's not really disco – more a blend of mellow soul and midtempo club – with a sound that evokes artists like Barry White, Leon Ware, and Leroy Hutson – but which also grooves with a feel that's all its own. Nearly every cut's fantastic, and although you may know the duo's classic "Top Of The Stairs" from other collections, there's loads of other nice tracks here too – like "You Know How To Make Me Feel So Good", "Can't Turn Down Love", and "You Made Me Believe". CD

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JonesesKeepin' Up With The Joneses ... CD
Mercury (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... On December 5, 2018
A seminal set from The Joneses – and a record that really set a whole new style for soul vocal groups in the 70s! The group soar into new heights with some of the growing sophistication of the east coast scene – bits of strings, tighter charts, and some cool pre-disco grooves – but they also really hold onto all their humanity, too – and still come across with all the charm of an indie group from a few years before – something that only a rare few of their contemporaries, like Blue Magic, could do at the time! The ballad cuts have this really fragile quality that's wonderful – while the groovers come across with this sense of pride and confidence that rivals the best at Philly International. The whole record's great – and titles include the classic two-part groover "Sugar Pie Guy (parts1 & 2)", plus "I Promise You", "I Can't See What You See In Me", "Fire", "Hey Babe (parts 1 & 2)", and "Please Let Me Stay". CD

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Alton McClain & DestinyIt Must Be Love ... CD
Polydor (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... On December 5, 2018
Sweet late 70s modern soul from Alton McClain & Destiny – a great little female vocal trio with a sound that ranges from lightly funky to soaringly soulful! The group kind of follow in a tradition started by Honeycone and First Choice, and improved upon by The Emotions – and like that latter group, the girls move from the easier disco tracks that you'd normally expect, into a range of soulful styles that all come off equally well with their vocal technique. Webster Lewis handled some of the sweeping string arrangements – and players include Wah Wah Watson on guitar and Lee Ritenour on keys. Titles include "Crazy Love", "Sweet Temptation", "Taking My Love For Granted", "My Empty Room", "Push & Pull", and "The Power Of Love". CD

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Ashford & SimpsonSend It (Warner pressing) ... CD
Warner, 1977. Used ... $5.99
Excellent work from Ashford & Simpson – with some modern soul groovers that are among the best they ever did! The album includes their original reading of "Top Of The Stairs", a great sexy soul duet that was later done by Collins & Collins – and it's also got a fantastic instrumental reading of "Bourgie Bourgie", a track that you may know from a more famous John Davis disco version. Other tracks include "By Way Of Love's Express", "Let Love Use Me", "Send It", and "Waited Too Long". More proof that leaving Motown was a great move for them! CD
(Out of print Warner pressing.)

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Michael JacksonOff The Wall ... CD
Epic, 1979. Used ... $2.99
Michael, if only you'd stayed at this level! This 1979 solo album by Michael is a killer batch of soul grooves – one of best moments ever, and a crowning cap to a stellar 70s run – both as a younger solo act, and with the whole Jackson family! Quincy Jones produced, and the album's got a funky undercurrent that's really stunning – clubby, yet plenty darn soulful, with a wickedly sly groove that others would try to copy for years, but never fully match. Titles include seminal groovers like "Rock With You", "Don't Stop Til You Get Enough", "Working Day And Night", "Girlfriend", "Off The Wall", "Burn This Disco Out" and more. Amazing amazing amazing work from the to-be-coronated King Of Pop! CD
(Small cutout hole through case.)

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Akira Ishikawa & Count BuffaloOkinawa ... CD
King (Japan), Late 70s. New Copy ... About December 5, 2018
A groovy little record from the Count Buffalos group – an ensemble we know mostly for their heavier funk of the early 70s and late 60s – but who here step out in a clubbier mode with some sweet touches of disco! The group's still a jazz one at its core – but they've also added in bits of chorus vocals, keyboards, and some strings – all to come up with a sound that's somewhere in a New York club style of the late 70s – with a strong instrumental focus overall, one that still has some jazzy solos – but plenty of emphasis on the groovy rhythms too! Titles include a few numbers with Japanese titles – plus versions of "Baby Elephant Walk", "High School Cadets", and "C'Est Si Bon" – all done as disco groovers! CD

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ShakeMusic Is The Only Way We Can Communicate ... CD
Guess, 1978. Used ... $7.99
One of the great overlooked funk bands of the late 70s Virginia scene – a tight little combo with a warm style that's just right for the dancefloor! The VA groove of the time was a different take on the styles being used up north in Philly and New York – as the groups were often more traditionally funk-based, especially in their instrumentation – but played in a mode that was upbeat and soaring, perfectly suited for the disco-era dancefloor, yet handled with the sincerity of an indie soul group. Shake communicate a heck of a lot in their music – moving through some great original tunes written by producer Lenis Guess, done with some nicely personal touches that maintain the indie spirit of the set, even though the group's overall sound is tightly professional. Titles include "Shake", "Lost In Space", "Try My Love Tonight", "Two People Working Together", "Music Is The Only Way I Can Communicate", "Goodbye My Love Goodbye", and "Misery's Chant/I Was In Love With You". CD
(Out of print.)
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Music Is The Only Way We Can Communicate ... CD 14.99
Music Is The Only Way We Can Communicate ... LP 23.99

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Carrie LucasCarrie Lucas – The Solar & Constellation Albums (Simply Carrie/Street Corner Symphony/In Danceland/Portrait Of Carrie/Still In Love/Horsin ... CD
Solar/Soulmusic.com (UK), 1977/1978/1979/1980/1982/1984. New Copy 3 CDs ... $24.99
A huge collection of work from Carrie Lucas – one of the biggest stars of the legendary Solar Records during the late 70s – a really sweet-voiced singer, best known for her catchy dancefloor groovers! At one level, Carrie was a west coast disco diva who rivaled the strengths of New York singers on some of the smaller labels – but at another level, Carrie had a style that was steeped in older traditions of female soul – almost an update of some of the sweeter sounds of the 60s, into a more modern and sophisticated (and danceable) idiom. The work here is a bit New York club and catchy than the LA soul of other Solar artists of the time – and the rhythms are often full and upbeat, touched with strutting, stepping instrumentation to get the groove going right away! But given that the set features six full albums, there's also a lot more depth, too – and the whole thing features the records Simply Carrie, Street Corner Symphony, In Danceland, Portrait Of Carrie, Still In Love, and Horsin Around – all in a box set, with a huge booklet of notes. 47 tracks in all! CD

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Grace JonesLiving My Life ... CD
Island, 1982. Used ... $8.99
One of Grace Jones' best albums – recorded at a point when she was really beginning to stretch the boundaries of club music, crossing over with the early 80s post-punk/post-disco crowd through a melange of sounds that was all her own. The oveblown diva mode of her disco years is gone by this point – and in its place is a wonderfully stripped down sound that bubbles with influences from reggae, post-punk, and elsewhere! The set was recorded in Nassau, with rhythm from Sly, Robbie, and Wally Badarou – and titles include a fair bit of original numbers penned with Barry Reynolds. Tracks include "Nipple To The Bottle", "My Jamaican Guy", "The Apple Stretching", "Cry Now, Laugh Later", and "Inspiration". CD
(Out of print original CD pressing, not a CDr.)

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ShalamarBig Fun ... CD
Solar/Unidisc (Canada), 1979. Used ... $9.99
A definite bit of Big Fun from Shalamar – totally tight and very much at the top of their game – making the transition from disco modes to leaner 80s groove, thanks to lots of great production and songwriting help from Leon Sylvers! Sylvers was really emerging as one of the key forces on Solar Records at the time – and he does a great job here of shaping the trio's strong vocals – which includes work by Howard Hewett and Jody Watley – both of whom are right at home on the album's groovers. Titles include their classic "The Second Time Around", plus "Girl", "The Right Time For Us", "Right In The Socket", and "Take Me to The River". CD

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Grace JonesNightclubbing ... CD
Island, 1981. Used ... $3.99
One of our favorite albums ever from Grace Jones – a record that has her shedding some of the disco excesses of earlier years, and moving into a great blend of sounds that really showcases the energy of the New York scene from which she sprang! The album was recorded in Nassau, with help from Sly Dunbar on drums, Robbie Shakespeare on bass, and Wally Badarou on keyboards – and most tunes have an edgier feel that makes Jones sound even darker than before. There's loads of great disco-not-disco moments – from the straight funk of "Pull Up To The Bumper" to the insane post-punk grooving of "Demolition Man" – to other tracks that include "I've Seen That Face Before (Libertango)", "Art Groupie", "Walking In The Rain", "Nightclubbing", and "Use Me". CD
(Small cutout hole through case.)
Also available Nightclubbing ... LP 13.99

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Paulette ReavesSecret Lover ... CD
Blue Candle/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $13.99
A fantastic album from deep soul singer Paulette Reeves – one of the most unique talents of her generation, and an artist who's never fully gotten her due! Paulette's got a southern soul range in her vocals, and works here with Miami TK arrangements from Clarence Reid – but she also has these more sophisticated modern soul currents in her music – at a level that makes us think of her more along the lines of singers like Jean Carn or Phyllis Hyman! The set's quite different than some of the other TK Records material of the time – and was quite possibly overlooked at the time, due to its release within their disco-heavy catalog – whereas Reeves is a singer who really would have gotten strong attention on a label like Philadelphia International. The whole thing's great – and the album includes her classic midtempo number "Let Me Wrap You In My Love", plus other nice ones – like "Secret Lover", "There's Fire Down Below", and "If You Don't See Me Again". CD

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Rufus With Chaka KhanCamouflage ... CD
MCA/Universal (Japan), 1981. New Copy ... $13.99
An under-appreciated gem by Rufus – the group's last album before Chaka left to depart on her successful early 80s solo career – and a nice one nonetheless! There's a trace of 80s groove in the mix – especially on the bass and percussion – but these elements are handled with all the warmth and jazziness that we've come to love from the group's 70s recordings – and Chaka's voice, as always, keeps things strongly soulful no matter what the setting! The album's overflowing with catchy groovers – and titles include "Secret Friend", "Jigsaw", "Better Together", "Music Man", "True Love", "Quandry", "Lilah", "Sharing The Love", and "Losers In Love". CD
(Part of the Disco Fever 40 series!)
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Camouflage (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 24.99

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ReflectionsLove On Delivery ... CD
Capitol (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $13.99
A modern soul classic – and a darn hard record to find! The Reflections were an obscure male quartet with a sound that mixed deep soul vocals and smooth modern production, and as far as we know, they only ever cut this one LP for Capitol. Melba Moore gave the group their start, and the album features arrangements by the likes of Paul Griffin, Bert DeCoteaux, and JJ Jackson – all of whom really help the harmonies find a great sort of groove. Includes the wonderful spacey soul cut "She's My Summer Breeze", plus "Are You Ready", "One Into One", "Now That You've Taken Your Love", and "Love On Delivery". Great stuff – and one of those gems that keeps us diggin for the rare stuff! CD
(Part of the Disco Fever 40 series!)
Also available Love On Delivery ... LP 33.99

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LA ConnectionLA Connection – Now Appearing ... CD
MCA/Universal (Japan), 1982. New Copy ... $13.99
An excellent set of 80s groove – produced here by Larry Blackmon, with a very Cameo-styled touch – under a title that definitely shows the big shift in the funk scene over to the west coast at the start of the 80s! LA Connection really have a great way of blending things together – with a bit of that stronger keyboard mode that Cameo, Zapp, and other groups were using at the time – but also plenty of bass at the bottom, and nicely crisp production – and just the right balance of mellow soul tracks and funky numbers to give the album the right sort of depth. Titles include "Promise Me", "Come Into My Heart", "I'll Find A Way","Shake It", "Get It Up", "Jealousy", and "Burn Me Up". CD
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Gloria ScottWhat Am I Gonna Do ... CD
Casablanca/Universal (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $13.99
One of the greatest soul records of all time – and an album that we'd never part with! Gloria Scott only ever recorded this one full LP – but that's more than enough, as the whole thing's a masterpiece – produced by Barry White with the best of his 70s approach, and featuring songs written by lesser-known White protege, Tom Brock! Nearly every single cut's a classic – a mixture of deep soul, mellow soul, and slight traces of funk – all gliding effortlessly together with White's stone cold production, and Gloria's instantly captivating vocals. Titles include "Love Me, Love Me, Love Me, or Leave Me, Leave Me, Leave Me", "I Think Of You", "That's What You Say", and "Too Much Lovemakin" – and the whole thing's great! CD
(Part of the Disco Fever 40 series!)

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CameoUgly Ego ... CD
Chocolate City/Universal (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $13.99
One of our favorite albums ever from Cameo – the group's third release! The album's got a great approach that hints at more sophisticated soul styles, but which is still firmly in charge of the bass-driven grooves that made their early albums so great – a compressed approach to the music that was copied by countless other groups at the time, but rarely came off this well! The whole thing's great – filled with excellent cuts that include "I'll Be With You", "Give Love a Chance", "Ugly Ego", "Two of Us", "Friend to Me", "Insane", and "I Want You". Super-dope – with loads of great jams! CD
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Atlantic StarrRadiant ... CD
A&M (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... $13.99
Radiant grooves indeed from Atlantic Starr – a group who really make things sparkle throughout this magnificent set! The group are at the height of their powers here – skirting a perfect line between mainstream soul and upbeat club – never falling too much into one style or the other, and never sounding as commercial as some of their contemporaries! There's a relaxed, easygoing feel to most of the grooves on the set – never too much fake bass, nor too many electric touches – and the vocals shift a bit from track to track, taking good advantage of singers Wayne Lewis, David Lewis, and Sharon Bryant. Titles include "When Love Calls", "Think About That", "Mystery Girl", "Under Pressure", "My Turn Now", "Does It Matter", and "Send For Me". CD
(Part of the Disco Fever 40 series!)
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Vernon BurchGet Up ... CD
Chocolate City/Universal (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... $13.99
Bouncy, bubbly soul from Vernon Burch – one of his stone dancefloor classics from the 70s, served up with a groove that never quits! Burch is one of the few who can make a clubby set sparkle with the more personal qualities of a mellower soul album – and this excellent set is a great example of his style at the time. Production is by James Gadson, who also plays funky drums in the small backing combo – along with keyboards from Michael Thompson and guitar from Burke himself. Titles include the slightly bizarre transgender tune "Sammy Joanne (One Half Woman One Half Man)" – but other numbers are all pretty great, and include "Get Up", "Arrogant Lady", "Once Again In My Life", "Never Can Find The Way", and "For You". CD
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One WayWild Night ... CD
MCA/Universal (Japan), 1982. New Copy ... $13.99
A lesser-known album from One Way, but a great one – and in some ways, even fresher and more appealing than some of their more famous work from the time! The set's still got plenty of the great One Way bounce in the mix – but there's also a deeper, more sensitive soul sound going on here – one that has the group coming across as strongly on the ballads as the groovers – creating a sense of balance that gives us even more respect for the group than usual. Titles include "Wild Night", "Back To Yesterday", "Making You An Offer", "Don't Fight The Feeling", "Toast To The Other Man", "Can I", and "Put Your Trust In Me". CD
(Part of the Disco Fever 40 series!)

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McFadden & WhiteheadMcFadden & Whitehead ... CD
Philadelphia International/Sony (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... $13.99
A stone Philly classic – and a record that gave the world one of the most positive, upbeat tunes ever! The team of McFadden & Whitehead were not only one of the best songwriting duos in the Philly International stable – they were also a great soul combo who really knew how to work the dancefloor – stepping out with surprising tightness on this debut set, and really earning some great fame as they moved from the background to the limelight! This first album by the team is certainly their strongest legacy – as it contains their massive cut "Ain't No Stoppin Us Now", a righteous dancefloor anthem that became as much a political rallying cry as it did a call to boogie. The cut's a monster, and it's included here with similar numbers like "Just Wanna Love You Baby", "Got to Change", "I've Been Pushed Aside", and "Mr. Music". CD
(Part of the Disco Fever 40 series!)
Also available McFadden & Whitehead ... LP 6.99
 
 
 



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