Various Artists (Compiled By: Al Kent): The Best Of Disco Demands: A Special Collection Of Rare 1970s Dance Music
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SummaryThe Disco Demands series started sometime in the early 2000s - I couldn't give you an exact year because it didn't feel like a big deal, so I never noted it. I simply wanted to put out a compilation of some records I really liked and maybe make a little of the money back I was spending on them. Buy some food and stuff.
There's always been Disco comps around of course but there was rarely anything that strayed too far from the standards.. the same songs kept appearing over and over again, or the comps would feature records you could pick up anywhere for little money. I've never seen the point in that. I gave up judging a record on its value or rarity a long time ago but surely there's more to disco than Exodus, Martin Circus, Mass Production and all those Salsoul, West End and bloody Prelude records. So it was a nice surprise to find that there were other people out there who thought the same way.
Volume 1 was pretty straightforward - just some nice records, with the only edit being an instrumental of Disco Socks; a strange, thinly veiled reference to the disco sucks movement. Then on Volume 2 I included a few of my edits and introduced the cover up concept to the disco world. That caused a bit of controversy, which of course I loved. And so it continued for five volumes.
What we have here then is the full series, give or take one or two cuts, all remastered, many re-re-edited, with lots of nice naked pictures to boot. For those who've asked since day one "will there be vinyl" I can finally say yes, you're holding it!
|1. ||Cheryl Berdell - 'Giving It All To You'|
Producers: Tom Tom 84
|2. ||Executive Suite - 'Why In The World Do They Keep On (Funk'in With Me)'|
|4. ||Sandpebbles of Barbados - 'Suntan'|
|6. ||TC & Company - 'Let's Go Disco'|
|7. ||Chocolate + Joy - 'Dog It'|
|9. ||Curtis - 'How Can I Tell Her'|
|1. ||Silver, Platinum & Gold - 'Just Friends'|
|2. ||The Peoples' Workshop - 'Funkathone'|
|3. ||Chocolate City Connection - 'Take The Music To The Party'|
|4. ||Universal Robot Band - 'Disco Boogie Woman'|
|6. ||The Firebolts - 'Everybody Party (Get Down)'|
Producers: The Firebolts
|7. ||Living Proof - 'Theme From Living Proof'|
|1. ||Don Renaldo Strings - 'Fiddlin' Around'|
|2. ||Jimmy Sabater - 'To Be With You'|
|3. ||Crosstown Traffic - 'Party People'|
|4. ||Alex And His Soul Messengers - 'Hail To Guyana'|
|5. ||Harold Butler & The Connection - 'Gold Connection'|
|6. ||Ike Noble - 'Dance, Dance, Dance To The Music (Y'all)'|
|7. ||The Legal Defense - 'The Disco Stomp'|
|8. ||Panaché - 'Sweet Jazz Music'|
|9. ||Allan Harris & Perpetual Motion - 'Get Ready'|
|5. ||Gordon's War - 'The Rock Is Gonna Get You'|
|6. ||Alice Street Gang - 'Bahia'|
|7. ||Althea Forrest & Togetherness - 'Hey Mister'|
|9. ||The Live Experience - 'Disco Joint'|
|1. ||Bobby Sanders & Magic - 'Strung Out'|
|2. ||The Good Life Ltd - 'I Got It'|
|3. ||Al Tanner - 'Doing Our Own Thang'|
|5. ||Sylvano Santorio - 'We've Got It'|
|7. ||Power of Attorney - 'You Got Over On Me'|
|8. ||Sizzle - 'Love Is All Around'|