Tag: Disco

Various Artists: Disco 75 (Robinsongs)

Sure, Disco may have sucked, but did it always? Disco 75 is the first in a compelling new compilation series from Robinsongs that is dedicated to exploring the best of the best for each year of the disco era. This first collection is much more diverse than you might think.

Song Of The Day: Melba Moore, “This Is It”

Taken from the SoulMusic Records release, Standing Right Here: The Anthology (The Buddha and Epic Years).

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

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

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.

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.

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.

Jimmy Somerville: Live And Acoustic At Stella Polaris (SFE/Cherry Red)

It might seem unusual for a man who specializes in dance music to perform acoustically, but the setting provides the opportunity to highlight Jimmy Somerville’s greatest asset: his amazingly natural falsetto. This album captures that moment, in a brief but highly enjoyable performance.

Jimmy Somerville: Live And Acoustic At Stella Polaris (SFE/Cherry Red)

It might seem unusual for a man who specializes in dance music to perform acoustically, but the setting provides the opportunity to highlight Jimmy Somerville’s greatest asset: his amazingly natural falsetto. This album captures that moment, in a brief but highly enjoyable performance.

Lalo Schifrin: Black Widow/Towering Toccata (Robinsongs)

This twofer collects prolific soundtrack composer Lalo Schifrin’s two solo albums from 1976 and 1977. Heavily indebted to disco, the two offer some interesting variations and arrangements.