Various - Disco Daze (16 Giant Disco Hits) - Ronco - Disco
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Track ListingA1 Donna Summer I Feel Love
A2 Edwin Starr Contact
A3 The Whispers And The Beat Goes On
A4 Shalamar I Owe You One
A5 Leon Haywood Don\'t Push It, Don\'t Force It
A6 Gladys Knight And The Pips Bourgie, Bourgie
A7 Funkadelic One Nation Under A Groove
A8 Joe Tex Ain\'t Gonna Bump No More (With No Big Fat Woman)
B1 Freeez Southern Freeez
B2 Sugarhill Gang Rapper\'s Delight
B3 Sister Sledge He\'s The Greatest Dancer
B4 KC & The Sunshine Band Queen Of Clubs
B5 Quincy Jones Stuff Like That
B6 Change Searching
B7 Andrea True Connection More, More, More
B8 James Brown Rapp Payback
Media Condition » Near Mint (NM or M-)
Sleeve Condition » Very Good (VG)
|Title||Disco Daze (16 Giant Disco Hits)|
|Catalogue||RTL 2056 B|
Other Titles by Various
• True Faith The First Phase • Lazy DJs • Deeper Side Of London EP • Fierce Dance Cuts No. 1 • Regrooves Volume Two • Saturday Night Fever (The Original Movie Sound Track) • Serious Beats 1 • The Unreleased Projects EP Vol. 1. • Vox Populi: First Choice Sampler 1993 Volume 1 • Balearica 20 • Betta Breaks & Beats Volume 1 • Chicago Kings And Queens Of House • Children / Adolescence • Dark Acid III • Different Worlds EP •
Some Other Artists in the Disco Genre• Donna Summer • Diana Ross • Rose Royce • Dan Hartman • Hazell Dean • Pointer Sisters • Village People • Amii Stewart • Kelly Marie • Evelyn Thomas • Bee Gees • Gloria Gaynor • Heatwave • Unknown Artist • Imagination • Shalamar • Kool & The Gang • Boney M. • Sister Sledge • Edwin Starr • The Salsoul Orchestra • Hot Chocolate • Phil Fearon & Galaxy • Cameo • Linx • Three Degrees, The • Shakatak • Princess • Carol Jiani • Odyssey • Jaki Graham • Miquel Brown • Loleatta Holloway • Anita Ward • Olympic Runners • Stephanie Mills • Patti Austin • Commodores • Gibson Brothers • Tavares •
Some Other Artists on the Ronco Label• Sweet Power • Johnny Cash & Marty Robbins •
Information on the Disco GenreThe disco sound, style and ethos has its roots in the late 1960s. New York City blacks, gays, heterosexuals, women and Hispanics adopted several traits from the hippies and psychedelia. They included overwhelming sound, free form dancing, "trippy" lighting, colorful costumes, and hallucinogens. Psychedelic soul groups like the Chambers Brothers and especially Sly and The Family Stone influenced proto-disco acts such as Isaac Hayes, Willie Hutch and the Philadelphia Sound discussed in the next paragraph. In addition the positivity, lack of irony and earnestness of the hippies informed proto-disco music like M.F.S.B.'s "Love Is the Message.
Philly and New York soul were evolutions of the Motown sound. The Philly Sound is typified by lavish percussion, which became a prominent part of mid-1970s disco songs. Early songs with disco elements include "Only the Strong Survive" (Jerry Butler, 1968), "Message to Love" (The Jimi Hendrix Experience, 1969), "Soul Makossa" (Manu Dibango, 1972) and "The Love I Lost" (Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes, 1973).
The early disco sound was largely an urban American phenomenon with producers and labels such as SalSoul Records (Ken, Joe and Stanley Cayre), Westend Records (Mel Cheren), Casablanca (Neil Bogart), and Prelude (Marvin Schlachter) to name a few. They inspired and influenced such prolific European dance-track producers as Giorgio Moroder and Jean-Marc Cerrone. Moroder was the Italian producer, keyboardist, and composer who produced many songs of the singer Donna Summer. These included the 1975 hit "Love to Love You Baby", a 17-minute-long song with "shimmering sound and sensual attitude". Allmusic.com calls Moroder "one of the principal architects of the disco sound".
The disco sound was also shaped by Tom Moulton who wanted to extend the enjoyment of the music — thus single-handedly creating the "Remix" which has influenced many other latter genres such as techno, and pop. DJs and remixers would often remix (i.e., re-edit) existing songs using reel-to-reel tape machines. Their remixed versions would add in percussion breaks, new sections, and new sounds. Influential DJs and remixers who helped to establish what became known as the "disco sound" included David Mancuso, Tom Moulton, Nicky Siano, Shep Pettibone, the legendary and much-sought-after Larry Levan, Walter Gibbons, and later, New York–born Chicago "Godfather of House" Frankie Knuckles.
Disco was also shaped by nightclub DJs such as Francis Grasso, who used multiple record players to seamlessly mix tracks from genres such as soul, funk and pop music at discothèques, and was the forerunner to later styles such as house. Women also played important roles at the turntable. Karen Cook, the first female disco DJ in the United States, spun the vinyl hits from 1974 – 1977 at 'Elan, Houston, TX, and also programmed music for clubs throughout the US that were owned by McFaddin Ventures.