Tag: Big Break Records
Taken from the Big Break Records release, Naked And True: Expanded Edition.
Chameleon was the one-and-done project of notable jazz studio musician Azar Lawrence, a late-period disco group with a decidedly funk-influenced sound that blended jazz with groove. The group would have one minor hit, “Get Up,” and though the studio group was a diversion in a long, storied career, the album itself is a hidden… Read More ›
Taken from the Big Break Records reissue, Turn Me Loose (Expanded Edition).
Synth wizard Dexter Wansel played around with astronaut imagery and outer space themes, but as heard on this compilation of his four solo albums for PIR, his music was definitely from outer space.
This lavish two-disc set highlights the best work of Chicago trio The Emotions’ career, and is an essential collection of high quality pop and soul music.
Even though Coffee’s brand of disco music was out of favor in 1980, that doesn’t take away from the sheer pleasure of their debut album’s good-to-the-last-drop groove.
Kleeer was a prolific New York disco/funk/R&B band, releasing seven albums over five years. This anthology collects the best of the best, and makes a case for their role in the history of the music of the era.
Legendary Soul singer Teddy Pendergrass was a career high, the pinnacle of his early success, and easily one of his finest albums.
Karen Young was a Philadelphia singer who scored a massive hit in 1978, yet only released one album in her short career. Expanded and remastered, it’s another fine document from the last days of disco.
Though only four songs long, the sole album by disco group Frantique was and is a nice souvenir of an excellently executed disco compositions from the last days of disco.