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ABBA - The Best Of ABBA - Reader\'s Digest - Disco

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Track Listing

A1 Waterloo
A2 Voulez-Vous
A3 Tropical Loveland
A4 S.O.S
A5 Rock Me
A6 If It Wasn\'t For The Nights
A7 Hole In Your Soul
B1 Eagle
B2 Money, Money, Money
B3 When I Kissed The Teacher
B4 Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)
B5 Kisses Of Fire
B6 Dum Dum Diddle
B7 So Long
C1 Summer Night City
C2 Hey, Hey Helen
C3 That\'s Me
C4 Knowing Me, Knowing You
C5 Nina Pretty Ballerina
C6 Lovers (Live A Little Longer)
C7 Move On
D1 Tiger
D2 Take A Chance On Me
D3 He Is Your Brother
D4 Watch Out
D5 Does Your Mother Know
D6 Bang-A-Boomerang
D7 I\'m A Marionette
E1 Arrival
E2 Chiquitita
E3 Why Did It Have To Be Me?
E4 One Man One Woman
E5 Dance (While The Music Still Goes On)
E6 Hasta Mañana
E7 The King Has Lost His Crown
F1 Dancing Queen
F2 My Love, My Life
F3 I\'ve Been Waiting For You
F4 Mamma Mia
F5 Suzy-Hang-Around
F6 The Winner Takes It All
F7 I Wonder (Departure)
G1 I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do
G2 As Good As New
G3 Another Town, Another Train
G4 Fernando
G5 Angel Eyes
G6 Gonna Sing You My Love Song
G7 Ring, Ring
H1 The Name Of The Game
H2 People Need Love
H3 Man In The Middle
H4 I Have A Dream
H5 My Mama Said
H6 Honey, Honey
H7 Thank You For The Music

Media Condition » Near Mint (NM or M-)
Sleeve Condition » Very Good Plus (VG+)
Artist ABBA
Title The Best Of ABBA
Label Reader\'s Digest
Catalogue GABA-A-053
Format Box Set
Genre Disco

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Information on the Disco Genre

The 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". 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.

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