Disco Nights - GQ

Disco Nights
GQ originally formed in 1968 as Sabu & The Survivors. They released three albums on Arista Records between 1979 and 1981.
DISCO NIGHTS was their debut album and also their most successful spending five weeks at the #2 position in the R&B charts and reaching #13 in the Pop chart.
DISCO NIGHTS (ROCK FREAK) was the first single from the album and gained them the #1 spot in the R&B charts as well as #3 in the Disco chart and #12 in the Pop chart. It sold over one million copies in the US alone and has become an ultimate Dance classic.
I DO LOVE YOU was the second single and spent seventeen weeks in the R&B charts, peaking at #5.
MAKE MY DREAMS A REALITY was the final single from DISCO NIGHTS and saw GQ get their third R&B top ten in a row with it peaking at #8.
Also featured is the band’s cover of A Taste Of Honey’s BOOGIE OOGIE OOGIE which has gone on to be an underground club hit in recent years.
Released in deluxe Super Jewel cases with six bonus tracks, DISCO NIGHTS is a must for all Disco, Soul and Funk fans out there!

Release Date: 27/08/2012
Our Price: £9.95
Code: CDBBR0177
Weight: 200
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1. DISCO NIGHTS (ROCK FREAK)
2. MAKE MY DREAM A REALITY
3. IT’S YOUR LOVE
4. SPIRIT
5. THIS HAPPY FEELING
6. WONDERFUL
7. BOOGIE OOGIE OOGIE
8. I DO LOVE YOU
BONUS TRACKS
9. DISCO NIGHTS (ROCK FREAK) (SINGLE VERSION)
10. MAKE MY DREAMS A REALITY (SINGLE VERSION)
11. BOOGIE OOGIE OOGIE (12” Disco Remix)
12. I DO LOVE YOU (SINGLE VERSION)
13. DISCO NIGHTS (ROCK FREAK) (12” VERSION)
14. MAKE MY DREAMS A REALITY (12” VERSION)
15. BOOGIE OOGIE OOGIE (12” VERSION)

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TJM- Expanded Edition
TJM better known simply as TOM MOULTON, the J standing for his middle name Jerome, became the key remixer of the disco era. Starting off by making longer versions of tracks that eventually led to the invention of the Disco break and the extended 12" Disco Single. TOM MOULTON was born in 1940 in the town of Schenectady near Albany N.Y. and grew up listening to black music of the time falling in love with it so much he quit school to work in a record store. Tom held a sales and promotion positions at King Records, RCA and United Artists. TOM MOULTON was also responsible for the first ever continuous-mix album side which first appeared on Gloria Gaynor's seminal Disco album, Never Can Say Goodbye (also available on BBR!) which led to him being labelled as the Father of the Disco Mix BBR is proud to present this classic reissue of TOM MOULTON’s solo production album. Recorded at the Legendary Sigma Sound Studios in Philadelphia, TOM MOULTON's first production for Casablanca Records, TJM, reached #17 on the US Dance charts collectively and features former Temptation Ron Tyson on lead vocals and arrangements from the legendary Hip Hop producer Arthur Baker. BBR is proud to present TJM fully remastered and repackaged complete with extensive liner notes including a 2011 interview with Tom Moulton himself and expanded bonus material.


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Eau De Vie
Len Coley and Roddy Harris formed DELEGATION in Birmingham, during the mid 70’s later adding Jamaican born Ricky Bailey whose voice was to give them added flair on lead helping them to compete in the competitive UK Soul Market.
The Group worked with one of the UK’s most prolific hit makers of the 70’s and 80’s, Ken Gold, responsible for masterminding The Real Thing as well as writing and producing for artists such as The Nolans, Liquid Gold and Billy Ocean who secured a deal with State Records after which the group released a few UK singles with moderate success.
However, when Oh Honey hit the US charts in 1979 it scored an incredibly impressive top 50 US Pop chart position and smoothly grooved all the way to #6 in the US R&B charts helping the album enter the Billboard Hot 200 and make #8 on the US R&B album chart.
DELEGATION later moved to Ariola Records while changing their lineup with Len Coley being replaced with Bruce Dunbar, a Broadway Musical singer who starred in the musical "Hair" before joining the band, bringing with him his captivating falsetto, so well suited to DELEGATION’s smooth funky sound. Once they had drafted in the arranging talents of keyboard virtuoso, Lynton Naismith, DELEGATION went to work on 'Eau De Vie' which would go on to become their highest selling album achieving a Gold Record status in 1980.
Notable songs on this album include the groovy first single, PUT A LITTLE LOVE ON ME full of raw Funk bass lines and smooth Lynton Naismith organ paired with dazzling and driving yet subtle guitar licks giving it a slight Calypso groove. This winning formula was continued into the second single YOU AND I, with the guitar coming forward and the group really showcasing their vocal chemistry from the opening. DELEGATION turned up the disco for HEARTACHE No 9 adding a powerful string and horn section to a track that is currently receiving an overdue renaissance on the UK club scene.
BBR is very proud to bring you EAU DU VIE, completely remastered and repackaged complete with liner notes and extended bonus content.
Released in deluxe Super Jewel cases, EAU DU VIE is a must have for all Soul and Funk and Jazz fans out there!

Release Date: 26/11/2012
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Ladies Night: Expanded Edition

· KOOL & THE GANG need no introduction. They were the top selling Soul group of the 70’s and 80’s having sold over 70 million albums worldwide and have received countless awards. Without them we would not have such great hits as "Summer Madness,” "Get Down On It,” "Celebration” and who could forget that slammin’ funk monster that features so heavily in Quentin Tarantino’s cult flick - Pulp Fiction; "Jungle Boogie.”

 

· 1979 would see Kool & The Gang release LADIES NIGHT, their 13th studio album. LADIES NIGHT was a departure from the group’s edgier Funk sound that had brought them plenty of success throughout the 1970’s. The decision was made to bring in the Grammy Award winning Brazilian musician Eumir Deodato as producer, which heralded a smoother and more pop focused era for Kool & The Gang and strengthened their grip on both the R&B and Pop charts on both sides of the Atlantic.

 

· LADIES NIGHT, with its combination of pure, straight ahead dance cuts and down tempo soul pop helped Kool & The Gang strike a new chord with the music buying public and quickly hit the top of the U.S. R&B album chart as a result. The album also easily crossed over and peaked at #13 on the Pop chart.

 

· Singles featured on LADIES NIGHT include the title track, which rocketed to #1 on the U.S. R&B chart while gaining top ten spots on both the U.S. and U.K. Pop charts. "Too Hot” followed suit, landing at #3 R&B, #5 U.S. Pop and #23 in the U.K. singles chart. While not as successful as the previous two singles "Hangin’ Out” still gained a very respectable chart position slowing at #36 on the U.S. R&B and #52 on the U.K. chart.

 

· BBR is proud to present LADIES NIGHT. This fully expanded and re-mastered edition comes complete with extensive liner notes, with new interviews, and added bonus material.

 

· This BBR re-master is a must have for all R&B, Soul, Funk, Disco and Pop fans out there!

Available 04/11/2013

 

 

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