some nice labels with quality disco:
prelude, salsoul, harlem P&P records, westend
for some good compilations:
Disco spectrum 1,2 and 3 on BBE
Diso forever on BBE
Jumping 1 & 2 on Harmless
Disco Juice (Funky Disco Sound Of Harlem's P&P Records)
Classic Disco on Mastercuts Beechwood
Classic Salsoul Mastercuts 1&2 on Mastercuts Beechwood
now you should have a fine collection of full 12" versions of quality disco
----- Original Message -----
From: Tom Giles <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Monday, May 13, 2002 8:27 PM
Subject: Re: Acid Jazz and Disco
> On the face of it most disco does seem to suck, but i reckon there
> are some really really good disco tunes out there if you know what
> they are. I have only two decent disco tunes in my collection:
> Loose Joints 'Is it All Over My Face?' on West End Records
> And Locksmith's 'Far Beyond' on Arista
> The latter is the tune Basement Jaxx sampled for Red Alert.
> Basically all the Jaxx boys did was put a 909 and a vocal over it.
> Locksmith keep the groove Jaxx took going through all the song,
> so it is a good tune.
> The Loose Joints 12" is something else though. Disco it may be,
> but it has something about it which makes it sound different from
> your stereotypical disco record. The playing is really loose, yet it
> is really, really funky. Its got a really sweet rhodes, and grooving
> bass & guitar, the vocal, the drums and thats about it. So it
> sounds sparse for disco.
> Can anyone else put me onto some more disco tunes like Loose
> Joints? Is the rest of the stuff on West End like it? Who made it,
> and what else did they do? Is that MAW mix of West End stuff as
> good as its price is high?
> I'm sure that's enough questions from me now...
> On 13 May 2002, at 15:06, Wm. ERROL PACE wrote:
> From: "Wm. ERROL PACE" <email@example.com>
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: Acid Jazz and Disco
> Date sent: Mon, 13 May 2002 15:06:44 +0000
> > >--- Eric Kitel <email@example.com> wrote:
> > > > Paul Berger wrote:
> > > > > I hope acid jazz doesn't go the way of disco.
> > I am seriously trying to comprehend any redeeming qualities associated
> > with Disco and its culture. Unless one held a huge arse holding in
> > the polyester industry maybe that could be one. Music-wise? I'm
> > still trying to think of one almost redeeming quality. Every once in
> > a while I'll see this interview on VH-1 with Niles Rodgers complaining
> > about that baseball game in the 70's where it turned into a Death To
> > Disco Rally. I can usually find something redeeming about almost
> > anything but living during that era just turned me against it all.
> > Hey wait before I flush Disco down the toilet I just thought of
> > something redeeming about it, Louis Johnson's Bass Playing on
> > Strawberry Letter 23. I have to say that was friggin' awesome and I
> > have recently heard it on a T.V. Commercial. Always end on a
> > positive.
> > Semper Motociclismo,
> > Pace'
> > > >
> > > > You mean go underground and morph into a variety of
> > > > fresh new sounds like
> > > > house and techno, like Disco did? I think it's
> > > > already happened, though
> > > > acid jazz was always underground, now it has morphed
> > > > into NuJazz and Broken
> > > > Beats.
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > >
> > >
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