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Tag: Big Break Records

Song Of The Day: Randy Crawford, “Give Me The Night” (Chill Night Mix)

Taken from the Big Break Records release, Naked And True: Expanded Edition.

Song Of The Day: Chameleon, “Wishing A Dream”

  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 ›

Song Of The Day: People’s Choice, “Turn Me Loose (12″ Version)”

Taken from the Big Break Records reissue, Turn Me Loose (Expanded Edition).

Dexter Wansel: Stargazer: The Philadelphia International Records Anthology 1976-1980 (Big Break)

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.

The Emotions: Blessed: The Emotions Anthology 1969-1985 (Big Break)

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.

Coffee: Slippin’ & Dippin’ (Big Break)

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: Get Tough: The Kleeer Anthology 1979-1985 (Big Break Records)

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.

Teddy Pendergrass: TP (Big Break Records)

Legendary Soul singer Teddy Pendergrass was a career high, the pinnacle of his early success, and easily one of his finest albums.

Karen Young: Hot Shot (Big Break Records)

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.

Frantique: Frantique (Big Break Records)

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.