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Disc 1
01
Jackie Stoudemire Invisible Wind
05 :10
03 06 :22
04 05 :24
06
Board Of Directors Hanging Tough
04 :40
07
Project Love Rescue
05 :55
08 07 :50
09
Park Avenue Looking Ahead
05 :17
10 04 :16
11
Gloster Williams & Master Control No Cross, No Crown
09 :08
Disc 2
01
Sir James Randolph Sho' Is Good (Joey Negro Edit)
05 :18
02
The Hippolytes Blow You Out Tonight
04 :44
03
Larry Hart Goin' Up In Smoke
04 :38
04 07 :57
05
Ronnie Barron I Can Give It To You
07 :31
06 04 :57
07
Steven Abdul Kahn Gotta Have Your Loving
06 :08
08
Evans Pyramid The Dip Drop
07 :45
09
Chailo Let's Skate
06 :05
10
Loveman Ronnie Stokes Touch You Again
04 :22
11
First Class Candy
06 :12
ARTIST
TITLE
The Soul Of Disco Volume 3
FORMAT
2CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
ZEDD 022CD ZEDD 022CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
4/12/2011

2012 repress. Following on from Backstreet Brit Funk (ZEDD 018CD), the ever-popular Soul Of Disco series returns for a third thrilling installment and the general consensus is that this is the strongest volume yet. Compiled by unashamed musical trainspotter Dave Lee (aka Joey Negro), this selection is the fruit of some serious digging -- both in the real world and online. This is the first time most of these tracks have been available on CD or digitally, and the quality of the music is still high and avoids the collector's-only records. Some of the songs included are indeed super sought-after with Full Body and Jackie Stoudemire original 12"s featuring in Discogs' Top 100 list of most valuable records, whereas Final Edition's "I Can Do It (Anyway You Want)" has become hot property since it was used as the basis for Duck Sauce's hit "Anyway." Conceptually, the Soul Of Disco albums are about showcasing the blacker, funkier end of the disco spectrum where the 4/4 groove collided with the musical sensibility of Philly and Motown. Many will probably be unfamiliar with the acts included here but people can sometimes forget that when disco was king, it was mainly the likes of Village People and Donna Summer that was heard on most dancefloors and many of these tracks (on small indie labels) didn't get played outside the hardcore underground clubs. Musically, this collection offers a wide variety of styles within the parameters of soulful disco. The up-tempo, heavily-orchestrated sounds of the soaring "Invisible Wind" or The J's' anthemic Northern soul style on "When Did You Stop" are maybe what you'd expect from the title of the album, whereas things get jazzier for the Board Of Directors instrumental "Hanging Tough." A tougher, funked-out sound is present on Evans Pyramid's driving "The Dip Drop" while we go to church for some disco gospel courtesy of Gloster Williams' rousing "No Cross, No Crown." There is even a bit of reggae-tinged 4/4 courtesy of Loi's "Body Contact." So basically, if you dig disco, there should be something here for you. The finished package is a double CD with over 20 tracks, and buying the original records would cost you about $7,000 and take several years. Previous editions in the series still sell very well and are regularly repressed due to a steady demand for this type of music. As always with Z Records, the masters sound as good as possible.