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12"/80s Club Classics


Artists: various
Label: UMC
RRP: £19.99
Release Date: 02 September 2013

From the cult club classics to the era-defining dance anthems, these tracks dominated both the world’s dance-floors & charts. This volume also pays tribute to some of the legendary & now iconic clubs and DJ’s of the '80s. From the soul grooves of the Paradise Garage & Larry Levan, to the early '80s Electro-funk grooves of Greg Wilson at the Hacienda, to Soul II Soul at the Africa Centre & Norman Jay at Shake ‘n’ Fingerpop, to the House/Techno/Acid of the Warehouse Party scene...

12”/80s Club Classics is a 3 CD collection that contains approximately 4 hours-worth of Old-Skool Soul, Electro-Funk, Groove, Hip Hop, Techno & House 12”mixes. It's a little weird revisiting some of these tracks three decades later as the production values are incredibly rough around the edges on a number of the mixes. This is most notable on tracks like 'The Adventures Of Grandmaster Flash On The Wheels Of Steel' where the manual vinyl scratching is raw and sounds very much like it was done on the fly.

Obviously if you didn't grow up with this music then it's very unlikely that you'll get anything out of this collection. But if you did, this release will take you on a wonderful trip down memory lane.

Track listing:

CD 1

01 - 'The Adventures Of Grandmaster Flash On The Wheels Of Steel' - Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five
02 - 'I Feel For You (Remix)' - Chaka Khan
03 - 'Why (Vocal 12”)' - Carly Simon
04 - 'Let's Start To Dance Again' - Bohannon feat. Dr. Perri Johnson
05 - 'The Breaks' - Kurtis Blow
06 - 'You Can't Hide (Your Love From Me) (Original 12" Mix)' - David Joseph
07 - 'Walking On Sunshine (12” Version)' Rockers Revenge feat. Donnie Calvin
08 - 'It Should Have Been You (US Remix)' - Gwen Guthrie
09 - 'Behind The Groove (Original LP Version)' - Teena Marie
10 - 'Just Be Good To Me (12" Vocal Remix)' - S.O.S. Band

CD 2

01 - 'Back To Life (However Do You Want Me) (Club Mix)' - Soul II Soul feat. Caron Wheeler
02 - 'Hangin' On A String (Extended Dance Mix)' - Loose Ends
03 - 'Criticize (Remix)' - Alexander O'Neal
04 - 'Thinking About Your Love (Extended 12: Mix)' - Skipworth & Turner
05 - 'Feel So Real (LP Version)' - Steve Arrington
06 - 'I Can't Wait (Long Dutch Mix)' - Nu Shooz
07 - 'You Used To Hold Me So Tight (Original 12" Mix)' - Thelma Houston
08 - 'She's Strange (Original 12" Club Mix)' - Cameo
09 - 'I'm Not Gonna Let You ("12" Extended Version")' - Colonel Abrams
10 - 'My Magic Man (Magic Mix)' - Rochelle
11 - 'All And All (Club Version - Take Twelve)' - Joyce Sims
12 - 'Buffalo Stance (12'' Mix)' - Neneh Cherry

CD 3

01 - 'Got To Have Your Love (Club With Bonus Beats)' - Mantronix feat. Wondress
02 - 'Express Yourself (Extended Mix)' - N.W.A.
03 - 'I Know You Got Soul (The Double Trouble Remix)' - Eric B. & Rakim
04 - 'Beat Dis (Gangster Boogie Inc. Remix)' - Bomb the Bass
05 - 'Love Can't Turn Around (House Remix)' - Farley Jackmaster Funk & Jessie Saunders feat. Darryl Pandy
06 - 'Move Your Body (The House Music Anthem)' - Marshall Jefferson
07 - 'Jack Your Body (Club Your Body)' - Steve Silk Hurley
08 - 'Good Life (Magic Juan's Mix)' - Inner City
09 - 'If Only I Could (Extended Version)' - Sydney Youngblood
10 - 'That's The Way Love Is (Acieed Mix - Extended Version)' - Ten City
11 - 'Hey Music Lover (Spatial Expansion Mix)' - S'Express


Nick Smithson

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