the supremes, the most commercially successful girl group in pop history, were one of the jewels in motown records artist stable. given wonderful material by motown s amazing songwriters, the group scored numerous number one pop hits, as did singer diana ross when she left the group and went solo, and motowns bright, modern, and uptown image as a label had a lot to do with the way these ladies gracefully and elegantly presented themselves and took over a song. two dozen of those number one hits, both as the supremes and as ross solo, are collected here, including the timeless classics *come see about me*, *you cant hurry love*, *you keep me hangin on* and *stop! in the name of love*. the album also features a bonus remix of *you keep me hangin on*.
obwohl der begriff -soul- schon während der dreißigerjahre in der us-amerikanischen populärmusik auftauchte, entstand soul als eigenständiges genre erst in den 1950ern aus gospel und rhythm n blues sowie je einer prise blues und jazz. schon bald darauf sollte soul zum inbegriff -schwarzer popmusik- werden. kennzeichnend für die afroamerikanisch geprägte unterhaltungsmusik sind emotional gefärbte sangeskünste. sich mit ganzer seele und herzergreifendem gesang den vibes, dem groove und der message hinzugeben, das macht soul aus. sängerinnen wie aretha franklin, etta james, tina turner, lavern baker, marlena shaw oder diana ross beherrschten dieses metier meisterhaft. sie finden sich neben dionne warwick, nina simone, dusty springfield, irma thomas, amy winehouse, ibeyi und vielen anderen künstlerinnen auf der geschmackvoll kompilierten doppel-lp -soul women-.
DONT LEAVE ME THIS WAY: 20 DISCO SIZZLERS (2X12 LP + MP3)
2x12" Vinyl UK04.09.18
simply put, don’t leave me this way gathers together some of the greatest dance records you’ll hear in one place. from the perennial traditional floor fillers such as gloria gaynor’s ‘i will survive’ and rose royce’s ‘car wash’, to classics that paved the way for disco (manu dibango’s ‘soul makossa’ and ‘love’s theme’ by barry white’s love unlimited orchestra), and groove extravaganzas such as hamilton bohannon’s ‘let’s start the dance’ and ohio players’ ‘fire’ - these are 20 tracks of sheer joy. compiled by daryl easlea, the author of acclaimed book everybody dance: chic and the politics of disco, don’t leave me the way is an instant party on two lps. comes with download code.
this double pack 12 inch will include 6 previously unreleased and highly coveted remixes. stars of the show are two extremely coveted and previously unreleased 12 inch mixes from teena marie and tata vega. the teena marie track has previously been released in edited form on a flexidisc, which generated a huge amount of praise and excitement within the motown community, and are sure to become dancefloor staples upon release.
another hand stamped 12 inch of edits out on glenview records: a cool balearic styled edit of > king of hollywood< by the eagles, followed by a chunky edit the jones girls disco classic > you gonna make me love somebody else< b/w two more disco classics from stephanie mills and diana ross. three snaps! edit disco
BOBBY & STEVE PRES. THE ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION 1984-2004 (2X12)
2x12" Vinyl lp UK17.04.12
the disco, soul and boogie selection - 8x full length retro classics. vinyl pack 1 of 2 of extended mixes from: >bobby & steve - the anniversary collection 1984 - 2004: past, present, future< cd mixes.
VOGUING AND THE HOUSE BALLROOM SCENE OF NYC 1976-96 (2X12 + CD)
2x12" Vinyl lp UK08.02.12
limited edition super loud double vinyl, also contains free junior vasquez mix cd!
the music on this two volumes of 2x12 lp features tracks that were the soundtrack to voguing, the dance style that erupted in new york city between 1988–1995.
ashford & simpsons return to europe for the first time in 20 years is celebrated with the release of this 16 classic song compilation on limited edition double album. nicholas ashford & valerie simpson are soul icons responsible for gold and platinum hits through the 60s, 70s and 80s for such artists as marvin gaye, chaka khan, diana ross and gladys knight (their solo hits include >solid<). this is the first time many of these have been assembled on one collection, but expansion have gone one step further by combining the hits with seminal disco records like >over & over< (sylvester), the two-step anthem >keep away girls< (stephanie mills), the awesome >california soul< (by marlena shaw, as utilized by kfc), the modern soul smash >top of the stairs< (collins & collins) and an exclusive remix of >aint no mountain high enough< (marvin gaye/tammi terrell).
disconet was created as subscription program service, which professionally selected and mixed disco music for discotheque djs, mobile discos and radio stations. disconet is called as the granddaddy of all remix services and provided mixed/segued dj dance sets, not only to make the djs job a little bit easier, but to expose club goers to new music. the djs spinning at the height of the disco era were given access to a new creative tool - a different interpretation of current dance tunes to wow club goers. originally, the disconet records were to be issued on a monthly basis which were limited to 1000 - 1500 copies of each volume. the first disconet record was released in october 1977. disconet team at that time was: tom savarese, bobby dj guttadaro and kevin guilmet as well as mike wilkinson. tom, bobby and kevin were dj legends, who had already been awarded with the dj of the year title by billboard. these greatest hits volumes contain their finest work, the original licensed disco edits of all the floor fillers of the time that have been re issued for your listening pleasure. expect many more volumes in the near future.
back in 1993 munichs into somethin crew started a clubnight entitled maiden voyage. the idea behind it was simple while the successful weekly into somethin sessions set up by michael reinboth, florian keller and theo thoennessen in 1989 kept on providing a take on the current state of dancemusic from a jazz djs point of view the guys wanted to etablish another night dedicated strictly to the classics. jazz, soul, brasil, boogie and disco have been on the musical menu at maiden voyage ever since. michael reinboth and florian keller still love to play a set at maiden voyage every now and then but both guys left the ships bridge to concentrate on their variety of other projects in the late 90s. theo and rainer were joined by roland appel of fauna flash, trüby trio and voom:voom fame instead to form the infamous threepiece that kept on keeping on ever since
JOHN MORALES PRESENTS THE M+M MIXES VOL. 4 (4XCDS UNMIXED)
described wholly accurately by boiler room as one of the best producers and arrangers of disco music to have ever done it, bronx native john morales has more than three decades of hits and over 800 remixes to his credit. this 4th volume of m&m mixes on bbe is without doubt the most ambitious yet, containing gems from barry white, diana ross, level 42, teddy pendergrass and eddie kendricks among others, all woven together with that special, intricate m&m magic. gaining unprecedented access to original multitrack recordings from the vaults of sony and universal records, john has once again upped the ante, going where no dj has gone before. accept no imitations, nobody does remixes quite like john morales. previously unreleased m&m mixes featuring globally renowned artists barry white, diana ross & cher among others.
ministry of sound veröffentlicht eine hervorragende sammlung an disco und funk-anthems inkl. tracks von chic, the jacksons, james brown, chaka khan, aretha franklin, diana ross, sister sledge, kool & the gang, earth wind & fire, marvin gaye, rick james, heatwave, anita ward, midnight star, gladys knight & the pips
VOGUING AND THE HOUSE BALLROOM SCENE ON NYC 1976-96 (3XCD)
3x cd UK14.02.12
limited edition 3cd box set comes with exclusive bonus junior vasquez voguing mix cd as well as set of unique collectible postcards by photographer chantal regnault. also comes in limited edition super loud two volumes of double vinyl (volume one of vinyl also contains free junior vasquez mix cd). the music on this 3cd/2 volumes of two volumes of 2xlp features tracks that were the soundtrack to voguing, the dance style that erupted in new york city between 1988–1995. voguing dancers choreographed poses from fashion magazines such as vogue. voguing first emerged around 1988 in the extraordinary house ball community of harlem, new york. here african-american and latino gay and transgender men competed against one another at drag balls for the realness of their drag, their ability to walk on a fashion runway like a model - and for their dancing skills – out of which came voguing. as voguing entered into the mainstream, the house ball scene came downtown mixing with the fashion crowd of manhattan. with this shift, voguing was first seen outside the ball scene at legendary dance clubs such as larry levans paradise garage and junior vasquezs sound factory. here the music evolved from the pertinent classic disco tracks of the 1970s into a harder house sound as artists such as masters at work, armand van helden and junior vazquez. the album comes with extensive sleevenotes by tim lawrence, author of love saves the day: a history of american dance music culture, 1970-79 and hold on to your dreams: arthur russell and the downtown music scene, 1973-92.
uk collection from one of the greatest soul/r&b acts of all time. the supremes are the most commercially successful motown act, making them a serious force in girl power terms. this compilaiton draws from their entire career and boasts some truly incredible tracks including -baby love-, -where did our love go-, -stoned love- and -you keep me hanging on-.
jackie disco is in town and ready to get down to every disco classic you cold possibly think of. this triple-disc bonanze includes tracks from the likes of sister sledge, kool and the gang, donna summer and so many more.
2007 collection of r&b and pop classics written by the talented duo. long before they became hitmakers themselves in the 70s and 80s, nickolas ashford and valerie simpson were successful songwriters. this comp features many of their finest ...