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Various - The Best Disco Album In The World - WEA - Disco

Various - The Best Disco Album In The World - WEA - Disco
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Track Listing

A1 Chic Le Freak
A2 Amii Stewart Knock On Wood
A3 Eruption (4) One Way Ticket
A4 Boney M. Painter Man
A5 Chaka Khan I\'m Every Woman
A6 Funkadelic One Nation Under A Groove
A7 Sister Sledge He\'s The Greatest Dancer
A8 Ashford & Simpson Flashback
A9 Rose Royce Love Don\'t Live Here Anymore
B1 Sister Sledge We Are Family
B2 Chic I Want Your Love
B3 Eruption (4) I Can\'t Stand The Rain
B4 Pointer Sisters Fire
B5 Rose Royce Wishing On A Star
B6 Candi Staton Young Hearts Run Free
B7 Mick Jackson Weekend
B8 Amii Stewart You Really Touched My Heart
B9 Boney M. Hooray, Hooray It\'s A Holi-Holiday

Media Condition » Very Good Plus (VG+)
Sleeve Condition » Very Good Plus (VG+)
Artist Various
Title The Best Disco Album In The World
Label WEA
Catalogue K 58062
Format Vinyl Compilation
Released 1979
Genre Disco

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Donna SummerBee GeesDiana RossRose RoyceVillage PeopleEvelyn ThomasDan HartmanPointer SistersAmii StewartKelly MarieHazell DeanSister SledgeD-TrainAnita WardKool & The GangPhil Fearon & GalaxyBoney M.Gloria GaynorImaginationHeatwaveThe Salsoul OrchestraShalamarLinxUnknown ArtistPrincessHot ChocolateJaki GrahamCameoMiquel BrownSharon ReddEdwin StarrThree Degrees, TheShakatakIrene CaraCommodoresGibson BrothersDamianTotal ContrastEnigmaThe Real Thing

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Some Other Artists on the WEA Label

Howard JonesModern RomanceMark MorrisonHysteric EgoTanita TikaramChakraUltra NatéSoapyLondon BoysCleopatraChangeMatt BiancoMartin OkasiliSimply RedAl JarreauDa Slammin' PhrogzEnyaAztec CameraChicane & Peter CunnahDollarBeloved, TheOptimysticSweet Female AttitudeDa Slammin PhrogzPrayersFaith, Hope & Charity ShaboomDavid Van DayBetty BooThe Cygnet RingAndrea GrantPraiseCliff Richard & The Young Ones & Hank MarvinMr. Joshua & EspirituThe Screaming Blue MessiahsSplashAll BlueOuthere Brothers, TheThe StonefunkersKlubbheads & Sasha

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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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