Skyy High: The Skyy Anthology 1979-1992 - Skyy

Skyy High: The Skyy Anthology 1979-1992
•    The formation of SKYY began in Brooklyn, NY in 1973 when sisters Denise, Bonnie and Dolores Dunning met and joined forces with a musician by the name of Solomon Roberts Jr. Randy Muller, keyboardist for Brass Construction and Arranger for B.T. Express at the time soon joined and by 1976, with Solomon Roberts taking on male vocal and guitar duties, Anibal Anthony Sierra also on guitars and keyboards with Larry Greenberg, Gerald Lebon on bass, and Tommy McConnell on drums, SKYY’s line up was set for success.  

•    SKYYHIGH: THE SKYY ANTHOLOGY, gathers together the best singles and album cuts credited to the group from a chart career spanning three decades and including many bone-fide classics such as ‘First Time Around,’ ‘High,’ ‘Here's To You,’ ‘Let's Celebrate,’ ‘Movin' Violation,’ and ‘Show Me The Way’  as well as their biggest R&B hit, the #1 ‘Call Me.’

•    SKYYHIGH: THE SKYY ANTHOLOGY, is presented as a double CD package inside a super jewel case complete with extensive liner notes, archive pictures and full credits for every track.

•    Featuring all of the groups R&B charted singles from their Salsoul period - SKYYHIGH: THE SKYY ANTHOLOGY, is a definitive anthology of an incredible group who became one of the leading lights of the Disco and Dance scene in the 1970's and 1980's making this a must have for all R&B, Soul, Funk, Disco and Dance fans out there!

This product is released August 7, 2014 and will not be dispatched before this date.

Track Listing:

Disc One:

1.   First Time Around (12” Version)
2.   Let’s Turn It Out
3.   This Groove Is Bad
4.   Disco Dancin’
5.   Falling In Love Again
6.   High
7.   Skyzoo (12” Version)
8.   Love Plane
9.   You Got Me Up
10.  Here’s To You
11.  Superlove
12.  Take It Easy
13.  For The First Time
14.  No Music

Disc Two:

1.   Call Me
2.   Let’s Celebrate (12” Version)
3.   When You Touch Me
4.   Get Into the Beat
5.   Movin’ Violation
6.   Let Love Shine (12” Version)
7.   Bad Boy (12” Version)
8.   Show Me The Way (12” Version)
9.   Dancin’ To Be Dancin’ (12” Version)
10.  Because Of You (12” M&M Mix)
11.  Givin‘ It (To You) (12” Version)
12.  Start Of A Romance
13.  Real Love
14.  Up And Over (Stronger And Better)
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Relight My Fire: Expanded Edition
    Daniel Earl Hartman a.k.a. DAN HARTMAN was an American musician, singer, songwriter and producer who hailed from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. He is best known for his disco hits ‘Instant Replay,’ ‘Love Sensation’ and ‘Relight My Fire’ as well as penning the second biggest hit for the Edgar Winter Group, ‘Free Ride,’ of which he was a member. Having schooled himself playing bass and writing songs for his first band The Legends (which also included his brother Dave) Hartman joined the Edgar Winter Group and appeared on three of their albums before going solo in 1976.

    After initially releasing the magnificently titled promotional album "Who Is Dan Hartman and Why is Everyone Saying Wonderful Things About Him?,” which was a retrospective on his career until that point, Hartman scored big in 1978 with the #1 Disco smash ‘Instant Replay’ (from the album of the same name) which also crossed over to the U.S. And U.K. Pop charts.

    In 1979 Hartman released RELIGHT MY FIRE (R&B #67, Pop #169), and again hit the top of the Disco charts with the title track, a bonefide disco classic that featured Hartman's friend Loleatta Holloway on vocals and is preceded by the understated "Vertigo” which perfectly sets your anticipation before the main event.  ‘Relight My Fire’ was subsequently covered by U.K. boy band Take That featuring Lulu, who took their version to the top of the U.K. Pop charts in 1993.

    Throughout the LP Hartman keeps the party energy in full flow and on the opener ‘Hands Down’ we are treated to Stevie Wonder and Edgar Winter trading licks on harmonica and sax respectively.  ‘Just For Fun’ has a very solid syncopated groove in contrast to the tone of the lyric and exemplifies Hartman's production style. On closer ‘Free Ride’ Hartman shows off his deft production skills by taking the hit he wrote for the Edgar Winter Group and changing the rhythmic emphasis to take the track firmly into the dance floor realm.

    Hot Shot Records/BBR is proud to present RELIGHT MY FIRE. This expanded and re-mastered edition comes complete with a foreword from mixer John Luongo, extensive liner notes and added bonus material.

    This BBR/Hot Shot Records re-master is a must have for all Disco, Dance and Pop fans out there!

Released on 13th January 2014

TRACK LISTING:
1.    HANDS DOWN
2.    LOVE STRONG
3.    VERTIGO/RELIGHT MY FIRE
4.    JUST FOR FUN
5.    I LOVE MAKIN' MUSIC
6.    FREE RIDE

BONUS TRACKS
7.    VERTIGO/RELIGHT MY FIRE (12” PROGRESSIVE INSTRUMENTAL REMIX)
8.    HANDS DOWN (12” REMIX)
9.    RELIGHT MY FIRE (SINGLE VERSION)
10.    HANDS DOWN (HANDS UP) (12” VERSION)
11.    VERTIGO (PROGRESSIVE REMIX)
12.    RELIGHT MY FIRE (12” DISCO REMIX)





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It's Just Begun / Phase Two
•    As soon as you hear the opening riff to the Jimmy Castor Bunch’s ‘It’s Just Begun’ you know you are in for one hell of a Funky ride; often sampled but never bettered! Robinsongs have packaged the "It’s Just Begun” album with the band’s second album "Phase Two” to give you that fantastic Funk experience.

•    This package features the million selling single Troglodyte (Cave Man)’ an absolute phenomenon of its time, and the "Phase Two” album features ‘Say Leroy (The Creature From The Black Lagoon Is Your Father)’ which was very much in the same vein as ‘Troglodyte.’

•    Both albums were originally released in 1972 and "It’s Just Begun” reached the Top 30 on the Billboard Pop Charts.

•    This package also features sleeve notes from archivist Keith Munro.

•    So "What we are gonna do now is go back, way back, back into time” you have been warned!


TRACK LIST

IT’S JUST BEGUN
1.    CREATION (PROLOGUE)
2.    IT’S JUST BEGUN
3.    TROGLODYTE (CAVE MAN)
4.    YOU BETTER BE GOOD (OR THE DEVIL GON’ GETCHA)
5.    PSYCHE
6.    LTD (LIFE TRUTH & DEATH)
7.    MY BRIGHTEST DAY
8.    BAD
9.    I PROMISE TO REMEMBER
10.    CREATION (EPILOGUE)

PHASE TWO
11.    FANFARE (PROLOGUE)
12.    SAY LEROY (THE CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON IS YOUR FATHER)
13.    LUTHER THE ANTHROPOID (APE MAN)
14.    PARTY LIFE
15.    WHEN?
16.    PARADISE
17.    THE FIRST TIME EVER I SAW YOUR FACE
18.    TRIBUTE TO JIMI
19.    FANFARE (EPILOGUE)


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A Fifth Of Beethoven: Expanded Edition
•    WALTER MURPHY was born in 1952 in New York City and by the age of 4 attended music lessons held by renowned theatre and motion picture organist, Rosa Rio. In 1970 he enrolled in the Manhattan School Of Music where he wrote for the institutes Jazz ensemble.

•    In 1972 after a friend introduced Walter to Doc Severinsen, the musical director of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, he presented him with some of his arrangements and Severinsen liked them so much he had The Tonight Show Band play them live. Unfortunately with the relocation of The Tonight Show production to California, that connection was lost and so Murphy spent the next two years writing jingles for advertisements and the popular TV show Big Blue Marble.

•    While writing a disco song for a commercial in 1974 the producer gave him an idea to update classical music and WALTER MURPHY made a demo tape which caught the ear of Private Stock Records owner Larry Uttal who was particularly interested in his rendition of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 In C Minor.

•    Originally released under the name of WALTER MURPHY & THE BIG APPLE BAND the song became a smash hit reaching #1 on the Hot 100 chart after climbing for 19 weeks. Following the singles success A FIFTH OF BEETHOVEN was released on an album of the same name and also included a notable rendition of Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s Flight Of The Bumblebee entitled FLIGHT 76 peaking at #44 on the Billboard Hot 100.

•    HOT SHOT RECORDS is proud to present this lovingly re-mastered, fully expanded edition of WALTER MURPHY & THE BIG APPLE BAND – A FIFTH OF BEETHOVEN. Complete with extensive liner notes and added bonus content this remaster is a must have for all Disco, Soul and Funk fans out there!


TRACK LIST

1.    FLIGHT '76
2.    (YOU'VE GOT TO BE) YOUR OWN BEST FRIEND
3.    CALIFORNIA STRUT
4.    A FIFTH OF BEETHOVEN
5.    NIGHT FALL
6.    RUSSIAN DRESSING
7.    SUITE LOVE SYMPHONY
8.    MIDNIGHT EXPRESS
9.    GET A LITTLE LOVIN'
10.    JUST A LOVE SONG

BONUS TRACKS
11.    FLIGHT' 76 (PART 2)
12.    A FIFTH OF BEETHOVEN (EXTENDED VERSION)

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Jungle Fever: Expanded Edition
•    Belgian based Latin-soul group THE CHAKACHAS were formed in the 1950s by a group of Latin Soul studio musicians and included the famous Tito Puente’s wife, Kari Kenton on vocals and maracas.

•    CHAKACHAS were no strangers to hits with Eso es el amor, sung in Spanish, hitting #1 on the Belgian charts in 1958 and they got their first taste of UK pop chart action with Twist Twist reaching #48 in 1962.

•    In 1972 CHAKACHAS released their 6th studio album JUNGLE FEVER on Polydor records with the single of the same name becoming a huge success. JUNGLE FEVER climbed all the way to #8 on the US Hot 100 chart and by March of 1972 became certified Gold in the US after selling over one million copies and went on to peak at #29 in the UK where it caused such a stir within the BBC with the heavy breathing and moaning featured in the song that the BBC pulled it from airplay shortly after release.

•    To this day JUNGLE FEVER continues to bring CHAKACHAS notoriety having featured in the movie Boogie Nights and being sampled by numerous artists such as 2 Live Crew, Beatnuts, Public Enemy and Louie Vega as well as being featured on the smash hit Grand Theft Auto computer game franchise.

•    BBR is incredibly excited to present this fully expanded and lovingly re-mastered edition of CHAKACHAS – JUNGLE FEVER. Complete with extensive liner notes and added bonus content this BBR Remaster is a must have for all Latin, Soul, Disco Funk and R&B fans out there!


TRACK LIST

1.    JUNGLE FEVER
2.    CHICA CHICA BAU BAU
3.    UN RAYO DEL SOL
4.    CHA KA CHA
5.    LATIN CAN CAN
6.    YO SOY CUBANO
7.    ESO ES EL AMOR
8.    HARLEM NOCTURNE
9.    AY MULATA
10.    EL CANYON ROJO
11.    EL RICO SON

BONUS TRACK

12.    JUNGLE FEVER (GREG WILSON RE-EDIT)

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Children of the Cosmos
•    Darryl Way is the co-founder of Curved Air, a trail blazing rock violinist and composer.

•    'Children of the Cosmos' is Way’s first prog album in over twenty years and demonstrates his creative view of Progressive Rock, forty years after being one of the early founders of the genre.

•    Children of the Cosmos features 12 new tracks showcasing Way’s original compositional, rock violin and vocal skills.

ALSO AVAILABLE: DARRYL WAY – ULTRA VIOLINS
(ExM004) Darryl Way’s first solo album in 20 years features accessible classical music delivered in his own unique style.

www.darrylway.com

TRACK LIST

1.    CHILDREN OF THE COSMOS
2.    SPOOKS
3.    THE BEST OF TIMES
4.    NATURE'S WAY
5.    SUMMER OF LOVE
6.    DON'T LOOK BACK (FEAT. PACHELBEL'S CANON)
7.    FIRE WITH FIRE (FEAT. ROSIE)
8.    LAGAN LOVE
9.    A WINTER'S TALE
10.    A MODERN TALE
11.    AN AMERICAN TALE
12.    SERGEY

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