TALE OF THREE CITIES / TANGERINE (MIKE MAURRO DISCO REMIXES)
12" Vinyl UK13.12.16
groove line records follows up the change remix 12” from the summer with the latest instalment of our officially licensed disco remix 12”s. next up are two exceptional disco remixes of the salsoul orchestra classics, “tale of three cities” and “tangerine”, by mike maurro, whose recent the mike maurro peak hour remixes box set has cemented the new york producer’s reputation as one of the most respected disco remixers on the scene right now. side a features “tale of three cities” (mike maurro disco remix), one of the salsoul orchestra’s funkiest cuts, written by bass player ron baker for their debut lp. maurro extends the arrangement to nine minutes, concentrating on the driving beat and rhythm section for the intro, subtly adding the guitar and keyboard parts before the first orchestral bridge at 1m36. stripping back much of the orchestral elements throughout the mix he gives more space to the deftly executed solo guitar and keyboard passages and gives special attention to vincent montana’s vibes, taking the dancer on a beautiful journey through the salsoul sound concluding with an instrumental, ethereal outro. side aa features “tangerine” (mike maurro disco remix), vincent montana’s skillfully rearranged version of the lilting jimmy dorsey pop standard which was the group’s biggest pop hit, also from their debut lp.
groove line records are proud to add to their 2015 releases of half-speed mastered re-issuesingles with the pointer sisters classic 1980 tracks we ve got the power and evil, taken from the richard perry produced album special things. this is the first time we ve got the power has been released on a 12inch single. the genre defying female family vocal group the pointer sisters during a critically and commercially successful career took in country, jazz, blues, soul and funk to pop, disco, dance, electronic music and rock.
LOVE WILL FIX IT: BEST OF ASHFORD & SIMPSON (2LP, 180 GR)
2x12" Vinyl, 180gr UK22.08.16
love will fix it: the best of ashford &, simpson is a comprehensive double vinyl lp spanning the legendary song-writing duos own recording career with warner bros. records from 1973 to 1981. the husband and wife team of nickolas and valerie established themselves in the 1960s as one of motown records many successful hit making partnerships (“ain’t no mountain high enough,” “you’re all i need to get by”). the duo added even more depth, emotion and musicality to their self-produced recordings. this newly remastered, comprehensive groove line records release features 19 of the duo’s classic progressive 70s r&b duets including it seems to hang on, send it, don’t cost you nothing, found a cure, bourgie bourgie, love don’t make it right, is it still good to ya, ain’t it a shame and one more try, of which the latter four titles are represented here in their extended form, and many of which are mixed by valerie’s brother jimmy, regarded as an early innovator and enduring influence on dance music. groove line records cut no corners when making sure that each and every one of our releases has the highest quality performance possible. newly remastered from the original tapes and half-speed mastered by matt colton at alchemy, its housed in a gatefold sleeve featuring liner notes penned by christian john wikane. love will fix it: the best of ashford & simpson is an essential addition to any serious r&b, soul, funk and disco vinyl collector.
ITS A GIRLS AFFAIR / SEARCHING (MIKE MAURRO DISCO REMIXES)
12" Vinyl UK02.08.16
groove line records release the first in a series of officially licensed disco remix 12”s. starting with two exceptional disco remixes of the change classics, “it’s a girl’s affair” and “searching”, by mike maurro, whose recent the mike maurro peak hour remixes box set has cemented the new york producer’s reputation as one of the most respected disco remixers on the scene right now. as one of the most innovative dance groups of the early 1980s change scored several , disco and pop hits including the number one disco classics, “a lover’s holiday” and “the glow of love,” and helped launch the solo career of luther vandross due to his exceptional vocal performance on another of the group’s number one disco hits, “searching.”
groove line records series of officially licensed disco / funk 12” reissues continues with two incredible cuts from the nu-yorican soul/r&b/jazz singer-songwriter angela bofill – “people make the world go ‘round” and “under the moon and over the sky.”
GETAWAY (SPECIAL DISCO VERSION) / GETAWAY (INSTRUMENTAL)
12" Vinyl UK04.11.15
groove line records are proud to add to their 2015 releases of half-speed mastered re-issue singles with both the extended special disco version and instrumental version of earth wind & fire s 1976 funk bomb getaway gracing each side of a 180g 12” virgin vinyl disc. looking to gain on his groups critical and commercial success from the early 1970s ew&f s main man maurice white brought in the legendary charles stepney, who had tutored him at chicago s chess records in the 1960s, as the co-producer and arranger on their incredible 1976 album spirit, which opened up with the formidable funk track getaway. co-written by guitarist, vocalist and songwriter bernard “beloyd” taylor (s.o.u.l.) and songwriter peter corbelenky around the theme of escapism and self-fulfilment, the primal urgency of getaway was the ideal composition for white to record with ew&f. white felt the song s energy and positive, uplifting lyrics matched the attitude and ethos of his group perfectly. as a result ew&f created a funk gem both musically and lyrically perfect for the dance floor.
FREE AND EASY (DANCE MIX) / BURNIN LOVE (DANCE MIX) 180GR
12" Vinyl UK16.02.15
groove line records open our account in 2015 with our debut half-speed mastered 12inch single. first in line for the super deluxe treatment are plush’s 1982 singles, free and easy(tee scott remix) and burnin love.
I WANNA FEEL YOUR LOVE / SINCE I FOUND YOU (LOVE IS BETTER THAN EVER)
12" Vinyl UK04.11.14
groove line records autumn series of properly licensed rare disco / funk reissues continues with two superb slices of dance floor soul from the little known candy bowman >i wanna feel your love and since i found you (love is better than ever).<
groove line records completes the summer schedule with the third 12” in our series of properly licensed rare disco / funk reissues. next up is another title from the collector’s holy grail, the brothers’ promo 12” for the 1976 album don t stop now. this features one of the most sought after instrumental tracks of the 1970 s, under the skin. a luscious disco orchestration with full horn and string sections playing alongside an infectious conga groove played and arranged by warren schatz and his band, the brothers. the second side has long versions of two tracks from the album, brothers theme and make love. both tracks have the same hallmark of luxurious string and brass sections as under the skin with the brothers providing the driving grooves and bhen lanzaroni coming to the fore with his keyboard skills. all groove line records releases are fully licensed and taken from the original master tapes, remastered by nick robbins at sound mastering, and cut by matt colton at alchemy (mastering engineer of the year 2013). all vinyl is heavy weight 180g manufactured optimal media in germany, one of the world’s finest pressing plants. groove line records cut no corners when making sure that each and every one of our releases has the highest quality performance possible. the next three 12s are due in the autumn. groove line records’ deluxe reissue of under the skin is an essential purchase for any serious disco, jazz or funk vinyl collector who demands the very best in quality vinyl pressings
LADY BUG W/ MIXES BY LARRY LEVAN, JOHN MORALES & FRANK TRIMARCO (180 G VINYL)
12" Vinyl, 180 g UK04.07.14
following the incredibly well received record store day release of donna mcghees make it last forever, groove line records continue with another patrick adams & greg carmichael produced classic, lady bug, by bumblebee unlimited, the second in our series of 12inch audiophile reissues from the disco underground.
reissue der legendären compilation -disco madness- (1979) mit zu der zeit innovativen remixes des dj/remix-pioniers walter gibbons von sechs salsoul-klassikern. erstmals in der musikgeschichte betonte damit ein sampler die kreative und einflussreiche rolle des dj/remixers in der dance music. groove line veröffentlicht die remasters, ergänzt um fünf weitere walter gibbons-remixes, im original-artwork. ein essentieller release für alle fans von 70 er disco!
grandiose und remastered best-of-zusammenstellung des legendären disco-orchesters der 1970 er mit 28 philly- und disco-klassikern. die zusätzliche cd3 enthält die besten remixes und edits aus den händen von walter gibbons, larry levan, shep pettibone, danny krivit, sowie exklusive neue remixes von mike maurro und tom moulton. mit 24-seitigem booklet mit exklusiven interviews mit tom moulton und bobby electronic eli, sowie legendären fotos.