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Various Artists: Funky Nassau: Compass Point Story 1980-1986
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SummaryIt is a sound which defined an era and became the very essence of Island Records. During the '80s, Compass Point Studios in The Bahamas, set up by Island MD Chris Blackwell, was a magnet for soul, reggae, punk and rock artists eager to inject their sound with some Nassau magic. And the magic, apart from the tropical sunshine, was the production genius of reggae legends Sly & Robbie, engineers Steven Stanley and Alex Sadkin, and the Compass Point All-Stars house band. Most people would recognise the sound from hits by Grace Jones or Tom Tom Club, an unmistakeable fusion of great, often quirky songwriting, dub production techniques and low end funk, extended into spacious and unhurried 12" versions. This was vibe music which has remained timeless on dancefloors ever since. For the first time, Strut presents the story of Compass Point from 1980 to 1986 bringing together acknowledged classics by artists whose sound was indelibly shaped there including Grace Jones, Black Uhuru and Gwen Guthrie. The album also highlights selected lesser known tracks by French DJ Guy Cuevas, Slits-offshoot band Set The Tone and the queen of trash disco, Cristina. Funky Nassau comes packaged in a deluxe digipak with full booklet featuring extensive sleeve notes and artist interviews by David Katz, author of the official Lee Perry biography, "People Funny Boy" alongside rare photos by Adrian Boot, Lynn Goldsmith and Alison Jarvis.
|1. ||Grace Jones - 'My Jamaican Guy (12" Version)'|
|2. ||Tom Tom Club - 'Genius Of Love (12" Version)'|
|3. ||Talking Heads - 'Born Under Punches (The Heat Goes On)'|
|4. ||Lizzie Mercier Descloux - 'Lady O K'pele'|
|5. ||Set The Tone - 'Dance Sucker (Francois Kevorkian Mix)'|
|6. ||Guy Cuevas - 'Obsession (The Nassau Mix)'|
|7. ||Gwen Guthrie - 'Padlock (Larry Levan Mix)'|
|8. ||Bits & Pieces - 'Don't Stop The Music'|
|9. ||Sly Dunbar - 'River Niger'|
|10. ||Cristina - 'You Rented A Space'|
|11. ||Ian Dury & The Seven Seas Players - 'Spasticus Autisticus (Version)'|
|12. ||Chaz Jankel feat. Laura Weymouth - 'Whisper'|
|13. ||Will Powers - 'Adventures In Success (Dub Copy)'|
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