Label: International Bestseller Company - 4B054-23814 • Format: Vinyl LP, Compilation • Country: Belgium • Genre: Funk / Soul, Pop • Style: Disco
Content-wise, the box doesn't do much to separate itself from the average disco compilation series, leaning heavily on mainstream hits. Each of these 58 songs reached the pop chart, remarkable for a movement with most of its roots planted in clubs that were only a little like Studio 54, populated by marginalized blacks, Latinos, and gays Blue Star - Various - Disco Explosion a subculture avoided or barely acknowledged by many Saturday Night Fever fans.
The difference is also in the stark contrast between excluded people who were inclusive and included people who were exclusive. Most of the songs here have appeared on scores of other disco compilations, but those discs are prone to flimsy packaging and poor sound. Distributed by Sony, this box has excellent sound, insightful liner notes, and plenty of bold photographs, all of which make it a helpful disco starter kit.
That said, it does rely mostly on radio edits of the songs, always an unfortunate move when dealing with a style of music Blue Star - Various - Disco Explosion thrived on extended, elaborate grooves granted, a high quantity of tracks on a disc is always appealing to the average consumer's eyes.
The discs are broken down by geography, bizarrely enough, moving from Noise Kills - Panic (22) - Best Before End West Coast to the Midwest and East Coast to everywhere else.
Introspection Late Night Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Posts. Release Date November 16, Track Listing - Disc 1. Hot Stuff. Donna Summer. You Dropped a Bomb On Me. The Gap Band. The Village People. Got to Be Real. Cheryl Lynn. Do Ya Wanna Funk.
Patrick Cowley. Barry White. Heaven Must Have Sent You. Bonnie Pointer. Dancing Machine. The Jackson 5. Too Hot ta Trot. In the Navy. It's Raining Men. The Weather Girls. After Dark. Pattie Brooks. Upside Down. Diana Ross. Super Freak, Pts. Rick James. Boogie Oogie Oogie. A Taste of Honey. Rock the Boat. Wally Holmes. Hues Corporation. Love's Theme. The Love Unlimited Orchestra. Don't Leave Me This Way. Thelma Houston. Track Listing - Disc 2. Fitch, Jr. Evelyn "Champagne" King. Play That Funky Music.
Rob Parissi. Wild Cherry. Knock On Wood. Amii Stewart. More, More, More, Pt. Andrea True. Turn the Beat Around. Vicki Sue Robinson. More Than a Woman. The Spinners. A Fifth of Beethoven. Walter Murphy. Call Me. Steven Greenberg. Lipps, Inc. Ladies Night. Doctor's Orders.
Carol Douglas. Le Freak. December, Oh, What a Night. The Time Lapse Decasia - Crowhurst - Memory / Loss Seasons. The Hustle. Van McCoy. Shame, Shame, Shame. Sylvia Robinson. Last Night a D. Saved My Life. Michael Cleveland. Native New Yorker. I Will Survive. Gloria Gaynor. Track Listing - Disc 3. Get Down Tonight. Harry Wayne "K. Pick Up the Pieces.
Midnight Special - Jimmy Blythe - Moods Of Jimmy Blythe, Destroy Those Who Love God - Electric Wizard - Time To Die, Pussy Willow - J. Trombey* - Interlace, In The Mystery - The Blue Aeroplanes - Spitting Out Miracles, R.L.A.B.E.C. - Amoeba - Tumba Tu Tumba