* As the 1970s moved into the 80s, jazz funk was the UK club music of choice. It was a catch-all term that covered funk-flavoured jazz, boogie soul and a healthy dose of latin flavours. Fantasy Records were one of the most important players and their labels provided a steady stream of dance-floor winners across all of these styles. In this CD, BGP tell the history of the music through the records that they released.
* These 14 tracks cover all the bases and mix club classics and obscure winners. Club classics include Paulinho Da Costa's `Taj Mahal' and Johnny Hammond's classic `Los Conquistador Chocolates' from his Mizell-produced LP "Gears". The Blackbyrds appear with the special disco remix of `Happy Music,' an early club-orientated mix of an album track, and we've selected Pleasure's floor-filler `Glide' too. Latin masterpieces are represented by Opa, Flora Purim and Jay Hoggard and also chosen are rarities from Charles Earland, the obscure 7-inch mix of his loft classic `Leaving This Planet', plus one from ex-Pleasure guitarist Marlon McClain and another from cult jazz hero Stanley Cowell.
* There's an in-depth sleeve note with rare photos that explains the development of jazz funk musically and as a UK club phenomenon.