I stumbled upon this recently, now many years after it was originally released, and I am darned happy to have gotten a copy. I only hope this stays in print, because after all this time, there still is no substitute for this amazing collection of songs. The great thing about it is that the party (some guy named Robbins) who put this together knows that people who like funk and soul are going to like disco, too, provided it is the authentic thing. Most everything on here is pre-1976, before it became too machine-like. All the music here maintains the bridges to its funk and soul roots, while still veering off into what became known as `disco.' As far as I'm concerned you can call this disco, but as it says in the liner notes, this is really proto-disco, the authentic thing.