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Reissue Talk #34

[10-19-2018] Barry White "The 20th Century Records Albums: 1973-1979" 9CD box set (Mercury)

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Reply #1 posted 08/14/18 12:45am

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Craft Recordings to Release FOR DISCOS ONLY August 24

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Craft Recordings is excited to announce the release of For Discos Only: Indie Dance Music From Fantasy & Vanguard Records (1976-1981), a comprehensive collection of the music that lit up a thousand dance floors in the mid '70s and early '80s, inspiring a revolution in the music world. This collection pulls killer tracks from respected and influential independent record labels on opposite coasts-San Francisco's Fantasy Records and New York City's Vanguard Records-and is a veritable must-have for fans of the pioneering movement from which emerged the birth of the "remix," an innovative musical practice that prefigured house, techno and hip-hop. The collection will be available August 24th as a 5-LP box set or a 3-disc CD package, as well as digitally. Featuring over 30 songs, mostly extended and remixed 12" single versions built to move the dance floor, For Discos Only includes music from groundbreaking disco artists including: Sylvester, the Players Association, the Blackbyrds, Poussez!,Frisky, the Nobles, Rainbow Brown, Bill Summers and Summer Heat, Fat Larry's Band, Idris Muhammad, Carol Williams, Free Expression, Side Effect, Spiders Webb, Damon Harris, Slick, Roni Griffith, Ike Turner feat. Tina Turner and Home Grown Funk, Phil Hurtt, Two Tons O' Fun, the Ring, Paradise Express and Fever.

With liner notes from Bill Brewster (co-author of Last Night a DJ Saved My Life), the set documents the under-the-radar but highly danceable disco and dance music of the late '70s. Brewster thoroughly chronicles the early history of underground dance music, which grew from private loft parties into world-famous clubs like Studio 54 that came to symbolize the Saturday Night Feverera.

As Brewster asserts, "Beneath the array of spangly clichés, Village People costumes and mirror balls lies the real disco: life-affirming, uplifting and emancipatory." If you want to dig into the "real disco" that propelled countless '70s to '80s dance parties and launched a thousand imitators, For Discos Only is your gateway to a bygone-and unfortunately discredited-era. There are plenty of long-forgotten gems in this collection, including many singles that haven't been reissued, physically and/or digitally, since their original release, including a rare instrumental 12" single version of"I Need Somebody Tonight" by Sylvester ("Queen of Disco"), Spiders Webb's "I Don't Know What's on Your Mind" and Free Expression's "Chill-Out!"

For Discos Only-the title taken from the stamp Fantasy Records displayed on their 12" singles-features the versions of these tracks that most likely were played in the clubs. Several tracks included are remixes by hip DJ luminaries of that era, like Ray "Pinky" Velazquez's remix of Rainbow Brown's New York club hit "Till You Surrender" (featuring charismatic vocalist, Fonda Rae) and Afrika Bambaataa collaborator Shep Pettibone's deep funk remix of Carol Williams' "No One Can Do It (Like You)."

Most of the tracks included in this treasure trove of authentic club anthems never saw radio play, and yet a few somehow surfaced in the mainstream: Sylvester's "Dance (Disco Heat)" and Fever's "Beat of the Night," for example, both reached #1 on the US Billboard Dance charts. Also, the Player's Association's song "Turn The Music Up!" which became a surprising breakthrough hit, reached #8 in the UK Pop chart, and the Ring's "Savage Lover" (another track mixed by DJ Pinky Velazquez) hit #14 on the US Billboard Dance chart and even took the #1 spot on the Mexican Pop chart.

For Discos Onlyis a snapshot of what was the most thrilling music to hit the dance floor, before (among other factors) anti-gay and anti-minority sentiment, as well as a complete market oversaturation of over-produced disco-pop from the major labels trying to cash in on "the fad" hastened the genre's demise. Dance music-especially the gritty, obscure kind collected here-went safely back underground by the mid-'80s. It would later reemerge to spark house, electro, techno, garage, hip-hop and a multitude of other dance sub-genres, but never again capture the nation's attention like disco briefly did.

So don't resist the rhythm. Discover the yearning, the funk, the driving beat, the strings and the thrills of Fantasy and Vanguard's disco catalogs. Dig it!

TRACK LISTING

3-Disc CD

CD Disc 1

The Players Association - Turn The Music Up! (12" Disco Version)

Sylvester - Over And Over (Special 12" Disco Mix)

The Blackbyrds - Don't Know What To Say

Poussez! - Boogie With Me (12" Disco Mix)

Frisky - Burn Me Up (With Your Love) (12" Special Remaster)

The Nobles - Fascinating Woman

Rainbow Brown - I'm The One

Bill Summers and Summers Heat - Straight To The Bank (Special 12" Disco Mix)

Fat Larry's Band - Lookin' For Love (Special 12" Disco Mix)

Idris Muhammad -- For Your Love (Prelude)

Idris Muhammad - For Your Love (Special 12" Disco Mix)

CD Disc 2

Carol Williams - No One Can Do It (Like You) (12" Special Remix: Shep Pettibone)

Free Expression - Chill-Out! (12" Version)

Side Effect - Always There (Special 12" Disco Mix)

Spiders Webb - I Don't Know What's On Your Mind (Special 12" Disco Mix)

Damon Harris - It's Music (Special 12" Disco Mix)

Slick - Space Bass (Special 12" Disco Mix)

Sylvester - Dance (Disco Heat) (Special 12" Disco Mix)

Roni Griffith - Mondo Man (12" Version)

Rainbow Brown - Till You Surrender (Special Remix)

The Blackbyrds - Rock Creek Park (Remix)

CD Disc 3

The Players Association - Love Hangover (12" Disco)

Ike Turner feat. Tina Turner and Home Grown Funk - Party Vibes (Special 12" Disco Mix)

Frisky - You've Got Me Dancing In My Sleep (Special Remaster)

Phil Hurtt - Boogie City (Rock and Boogie Down) (Special 12" Disco Mix)

Two Tons O' Fun - I Got The Feeling (Patrick Cowley Megamix)

The Ring - Savage Lover (12" Disco Mix: long version - vocal)

Paradise Express - Dance (Special 12" Disco Mix)

Fever - Beat Of The Night (Special 12" Disco Mix)

Poussez! - Come On And Do It (Special Disco Remix)

Sylvester - I Need Somebody To Love Tonight (Disco Mix)

5-Disc LP

LP 1

A1. The Players Association - Turn The Music Up! (12" Disco Version)

A2. Sylvester - Over And Over (Special 12" Disco Mix)

A3. The Blackbyrds - Don't Know What To Say

B1. Poussez! - Boogie With Me (12" Disco Mix)

B2. Frisky - Burn Me Up (With Your Love) (12" Special Remaster)

B3. The Nobles - Fascinating Woman

LP 2

C1. Rainbow Brown - I'm The One

C2. Bill Summers and Summers Heat - Straight To The Bank (Special 12" Disco Mix)

C3. Fat Larry's Band - Lookin' For Love (Special 12" Disco Mix)

D1. Idris Muhammad - For Your Love (Prelude)

D2. Idris Muhammad - For Your Love (Special 12" Disco Mix)

D3. Carol Williams - No One Can Do It (Like You) (12" Special Remix: Shep Pettibone)

D4. Free Expression - Chill-Out! (12" Version)

LP 3

E1. Side Effect - Always There (Special 12" Disco Mix)

E2. Spiders Webb - I Don't Know What's On Your Mind (Special 12" Disco Mix)

E3. Damon Harris - It's Music (Special 12" Disco Mix)

F1. Slick - Space Bass (Special 12" Disco Mix)

F2. Sylvester - Dance (Disco Heat) (Special 12" Disco Mix)

F3. Roni Griffith - Mondo Man (12" Version)

LP 4

G1. Rainbow Brown - Till You Surrender (Special Remix)

G2. The Blackbyrds - Rock Creek Park (Remix)

G3. The Players Association - Love Hangover (12" Disco)

H1. Ike Turner feat. Tina Turner and Home Grown Funk - Party Vibes (Special 12" Disco Mix)

H2. Frisky - You've Got Me Dancing In My Sleep (Special Remaster)

H3. Phil Hurtt - Boogie City (Rock and Boogie Down) (Special 12" Disco Mix)

LP 5

I1. Two Tons O' Fun - I Got The Feeling (Patrick Cowley Megamix)

I2. The Ring - Savage Lover (12" Disco Mix: long version - vocal)

I3. Paradise Express - Dance (Special 12" Disco Mix)

J1. Fever - Beat Of The Night (Special 12" Disco Mix)

J2. Poussez! - Come On And Do It (Special Disco Remix)

J3. Sylvester - I Need Somebody To Love Tonight (Disco Mix)

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Reply #2 posted 08/24/18 12:43am

SoulAlive

^^ this massive set has just been released.I'm listening to it on Spotify now smile

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Reply #3 posted 09/20/18 7:37pm

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THE CHIC ORGANIZATION 1977-1979
Nile Rodgers' Signature Edition Remasters

Chic (1977)
1. "Dance, Dance, Dance (Yowsah, Yowsah, Yowsah)"
2. "São Paulo"
3. "You Can Get By"
4. "Everybody Dance"
5. "Est-ce Que C'est Chic?"
6. "Falling in Love with You"
7. "Strike Up the Band"

C'est Chic (1978)
1. "Chic Cheer"
2. "Le Freak"
3. "Savoir Faire"
4. "Happy Man"
5. "I Want Your Love"
6. "At Last I Am Free"
7. "Sometimes You Win"
8. "(Funny) Bone"

Sister Sledge - We Are Family (1979)
1. "He's The Greatest Dancer"
2. "Lost In Music"
3. "Somebody Loves Me"
4. "Thinking Of You"
5. "We Are Family"
6. "Easier To Love"
7. "You're A Friend To Me"
8. "One More Time"

Risqué (1978)
1. "Good Times"
2. "A Warm Summer Night"
3. "My Feet Keep Dancing"
4. "My Forbidden Lover"
5. "Can't Stand to Love You"
6. "Will You Cry (When You Hear This Song)"
7. "What About Me?"

Original '77-'79 Remixes and Edits
1. "Dance, Dance, Dance (Yowsah, Yowsah, Yowsah)" (7" Edit)
2. "Everybody Dance" (12" Mix)
3. "You Can Get By" (7" Edit)
4. "Everybody Dance" (7" edit)
5. "Le Freak" (7" Edit)
6. "I Want Your Love" (7" Edit)
7. "Good Times" (7" Edit)
8. "My Forbidden Lover" (7" Edit)
9. "My Forbidden Lover" (12" Mix)
10. "My Feet Keep Dancing" (7" Edit)

Vinyl Boxed Set Exclusive: Buddah Records 12" Promotional Single
1. "Dance, Dance, Dance (Yowsah, Yowsah, Yowsah)"
2. "São Paulo"

coming in NOV

Nick Ashford was someone I greatly admired, had the honor of knowing, and was the real-life inspiration for Cowboy Curtis' hair. RIP Nick. - Pee Wee Herman
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Reply #4 posted 09/20/18 7:38pm

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The 20th Century Records Albums (1973-1979) CD box set brings together all 9 CD albums that Barry White released via the 20th Century Records label, collected together here for the first time ever. All 9 albums have been remastered from the original analogue master tapes for the first time since their 70s release, and they are presented here with their original sleeve and label art.

Contains:
I've Got So Much To Give (1973)
Stone Gon' (1973)
Can't Get Enough (201974)
Just Another Way To Say I Love You (1975)
Let The Music Play (1976)
Is This Watcha Wont? (1977)
Barry White Sings For Someone You Love (1977)
The Man (1978)
I Love To Sing The Songs I Sing (1979)

Nick Ashford was someone I greatly admired, had the honor of knowing, and was the real-life inspiration for Cowboy Curtis' hair. RIP Nick. - Pee Wee Herman
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Reply #5 posted 09/21/18 1:43am

SoulAlive

that Chic box set looks tempting love and it's all remastered!

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Reply #6 posted 09/21/18 6:32am

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These Linda Clifford titles were recently reissued. I missed her the first time around. I'm really enjoying them.

"It's not nice to fuck with K.B.! All you haters will see!" - Kitbradley
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Reply #7 posted 09/26/18 2:29pm

SoulAlive

The Eagles are releasing a massive 12 CD/DVD/Blu Ray box set

The Eagles created an indelible musical legacy over an extraordinary career that spans more than 40 years and includes six number one albums, more than a dozen Top 40 hits, and six GRAMMY Awards. This fall, LEGACY will bring together all the music that made the Eagles one of the best-selling bands in music history in one extraordinary collection.

Available on November 2, the 12 CD/DVD/Blu-ray set includes all seven of the band’s studio albums, three live albums, and a compilation of singles and b-sides, plus two concert videos: Hell Freezes Over (DVD) and Farewell Tour: Live From Melbourne (Blu-ray). Also available as a 15 LP set, Hell Freezes Over and Millennium Concert will be making their vinyl debut as part of this collection. Both sets are housed in handsome slipcases and accompanied by a 54-page hardbound book that’s filled with rare and unseen photos, memorabilia, and artwork that encompasses the band’s entire career. Pre-order yours now, and instantly get "Take It Easy (Single Version)": https://lnk.to/EaglesLegacy\\

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Reply #8 posted 09/27/18 12:34am

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kitbradley said:

These Linda Clifford titles were recently reissued. I missed her the first time around. I'm really enjoying them.


Great to see them being reissued. I also hope that her "Sneakin' Out" album from 1984 on the Red Label will be remastered someday.

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Reply #9 posted 09/28/18 1:09am

SoulAlive

I'm gonna get the Chic box set (vinyl) smile an early Christmas present to myself,lol

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