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£18.99Released August 20, 2021.
‘Disco 75’ features huge hits along with dancefloor essentials that changed the face of dance music mid-decade; including massive radio-friendly tunes from Shirley (And Company), Jackson Five, KC And The Sunshine Band, Archie Bell And The Drells, The O’Jays, Whispers, The Average White Band, Harold Melvin And The Bluenotes, Disco Tex And The Sexolettes and more.
• A brand new series of releases devoted to the rise of Disco in the ‘70s, a genre which began when soul music became the most popular sub-genre of Rhythm & Blues within the African American culture in the USA, from where, the cult of the DJ emerged.
• ‘Disco 75’ features huge hits along with dancefloor essentials that changed the face of dance music mid-decade; including massive radio-friendly tunes from Shirley (And Company), Jackson Five, KC And The Sunshine Band, Archie Bell And The Drells, The O’Jays, Whispers, The Average White Band, Harold Melvin And The Bluenotes, Disco Tex And The Sexolettes and more.
• With the UK dance venues split between R&B (in the classic sense), uptempo Motown which would eventually be known as Northern Soul and the Mod-orientated clubs where jazz was also played, a new generation of Disco DJs emerged including Chris Hill at The Goldmine at Canvey Island, Greg Edwards on London’s Capital Radio, Robbie Vincent on Radio London and Mike Shaft in Manchester.
By late ’74, Billboard and Record World in the States had introduced charts focussing on club DJ returns and by October Billboard launched the Disco Action chart which featured top plays compiled from audience response in the New York clubs; while in the UK Blues & Soul magazine with their Disco Dozen chart featured 12 floor fillers described as “an independent survey of the most played and most requested current releases around Britain’s Discotheques”.
Over three CDs and 55 tracks, Robinsongs has collected the most in demand records that sparked that initial interest in Disco around the world.
Designed by Michael Robson and mastered by Simon Murphy this is the definitive collection of the dancefloor sounds of 1975. The best of 1976, 1977, 1978 and 1979 will follow.
1. SHIRLEY (AND COMPANY) – SHAME, SHAME, SHAME
2. MOSES DILLARD & The Lovejoy Orchestra – THEME FROM LOVEJOY
3. HERBIE MANN – HI-JACK
4. DORIS DUKE – A LITTLE BIT OF LOVIN’
5. BLACK STASH – MIGHTY LOVE MAN PT 1
6. GENYA RAVAN – FEEL THE NEED IN ME
7. THE KAY-GEES – GET DOWN
8. ARMADA ORCHESTRA – COCHISE
9. AVERAGE WHITE BAND – PICK UP THE PIECES
10. HAROLD MELVIN & BLUENOTES – BAD LUCK
11. GENE PAGE – SATIN SOUL
12. JESUS ALVAREZ – QUEEN BEE
13. SELDON POWELL AND CO – MOR SHAME PT 1
14. MAJOR LANCE – DON’T YOU KNOW I LOVE YOU
15. FRANKIE VALLI – SWEARIN’ TO GOD
16. DIONNE WARWICKE – TAKE IT FROM ME
17. RHYTHM MAKERS – ZONE
1. SEEDS OF THE EARTH – PLANTING SEEDS
2. DE-LITE-FUL – FORGET THAT GIRL
3. CHUCK JACKSON – LOVE LIGHTS
4. CALENDAR – HYPERTENSION
5. RETTA YOUNG – (SENDING OUT AN) S.O.S.
6. BATAAN – THE BOTTLE (LA BOTELLA)
7. DEREK MARTIN – BEAUTIFUL WOMAN
8. SYLVIA – PUSSY CAT
9. THE JACKSON FIVE – FOREVER CAME TODAY
10. CROWN HEIGHTS AFFAIR – DREAMING A DREAM
11. BROTHER TO BROTHER – LET YOUR MIND BE FREE (VOCAL)
12. BROTHER TO BROTHER – LET YOUR MIND BE FREE (INST)
13. THE REFLECTIONS – THREE STEPS FROM TRUE LOVE
14. THE RIMSHOTS -7-6-5-4-3-2-1 (BLOW YOUR WHISTLE)
15. MOMENTS AND WHATNAUTS – GIRLS (FRENCH VERSION)
16. PAT LUNDI – PARTY MUSIC
17. MFSB – SEXY
18. PEOPLES CHOICE – DO IT ANY WAY YOU WANNA
19. ESTHER PHILLIPS – WHAT A DIFFERENCE A DAY MAKES
20. BANZAI – CHINESE KUNG FU
21. THE GLITTER BAND – MAKES YOU BLIND
1. AL MATTHEWS – FOOL
2. UNIVERSAL MIND – REACH OUT FOR ME
3. ULTRAFUNK – STING YOUR JAWS – PART 1
4. KC & THE SUNSHINE BAND – THAT’S THE WAY I LIKE IT
5. ARMADA ORCHESTRA – FEEL THE NEED IN ME
6. JOHNNY OTIS – JAWS
7. DISCO TEX & THE SEXOLETTES – GET DANCIN’
8. OSCAR TONEY JaR – CHICKEN HEADS
9. THE O’JAYS – I LOVE MUSIC
10. THE SOUL TRAIN GANG – SOUL TRAIN “75”
11. JIMMY JAMES & THE VAGABONDS – I AM SOMEBODY
12. THE WHISPERS – IN LOVE FOREVER
13. BENNY TROY – I WANNA GIVE YOU TOMORROW
14. THE SALSOUL ORCHESTRA – CHICAGO BUS STOP
15. JUGGY MURRAY JONES – INSIDE AMERICA
16. ARCHIE BELL & THE DRELLS – LET’S GROOVE
17. DOOLEY SILVERSPOON – LET ME BE THE NUMBER 1(LOVE OF YOUR LIFE)