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The Best Of Disco Demands - A Collection Of Rare 1970s Dance Music - Compiled By Al Kent
 
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The Best Of Disco Demands - A Collection Of Rare 1970s Dance Music - Compiled By Al Kent

9 Jan 2012 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 9 Jan 2012
  • Label: BBE
  • Copyright: 2011 BBE
  • Total Length: 4:37:37
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  • ASIN: B006K9YGW8
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 19,887 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By pjr VINE VOICE on 16 Dec 2012
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Disco means different things to different people. For some it's an excuse to see the 70's as kitsch, others site it as a low point in black music culture - killing of jazz and soul music in the process - whilst others see an inventive and forward looking genre, a much maligned and hugely influential on many modern genres from dance, to Hip-Hop. It's the commercial end that most think of when talking of Disco, but there was a lot of music produced that wasn't successful at the time as it produced a rush of music some of which has languished in utter obscurity. Like its predecessor, Northern Soul, it has been plundered for the most obscure tracks so DJs can show off something that sounds totally new, as well as providing bragging rights on something no one else has.

The "Disco Demands" collection sets out to find stuff many people won't own and, in a lot of cases, ever heard or heard of. The Disco Underground movement is filled with such moments but seriously, who really wants to own five albums of obscure 70's disco, much of it sourced from the vinyl due to no one having any idea where to begin looking for the master tapes? Compiler Al Kent is up for the challenge.

These kind of albums are generally hit and miss, with a fair amount of forgettable material which justifies its return back to obscurity, not the case here. Considering there is about 5 hours' worth of music stuck on here this is a very high return. It is, at times, refreshing low fi in both sound and construction. Much of this put out by obscure little labels very much in the tradition of the Northern Soul scene. Liberal use of strings, multi-voiced choruses, plenty of hi-hats, and percussion to keep the interest high.

The quality is surprisingly good.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Ethan Roach on 30 May 2012
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All praise to Al Kent and BBE for creating this wonderful collection of tunes that I defy anyone to sit still to while listening. If Al ever makes it down to Bristol, I want to be the first to buy him a very large cider... There's hardly a dud track on Disco Demands, and we're talking no less than 45 tracks of funky, discofied, partying pleasure. But this collection is more than just hedonism: these tunes have finesse, style, musical sophistication and analogue warmth. Not a synthetic beat anywhere to be found - these are real sounds played by real musicians. Al subjects most of the tracks to some very special treatment: edits that bring a contemporary housey feel to sections of many of the cuts, but without compromising the essence of the original 70's recordings. The collection is also chock-full of great, great basslines, all played on real Fender bass, by the sound of it (I am a bass player and some of these lines are to die for).

Of course, this release will not appeal to everyone. The fella who described Disco Demands as "absolute rubbish" was, I am guessing, looking for something more classic and commercial in the genre. I like funk, disco and ghetto jazz, especially when these styles meet and meld into an irresistible groove somewhere in the in-between. I also like a lot of different kinds of electronic dance music, so this collection is just perfect for me. If your tastes are anything like mine, you have just got to get this.
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23 of 27 people found the following review helpful By The Wolf TOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 25 Jan 2012
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I'm trying very, very hard to forgive the choice of artwork which
adorns this interesting compilation of "rare" disco numbers from
the 1970's but it isn't easy! Get past the unnecessarily smutty
presentation however and there are some truly tasty treats in store.

Take 'Why In The World Do They Keep On (Funk'in With Me)' by Executive
Suite for example, with its rattling clavinet, crisp percussion and
bouncy rubber-band bass line; it matters not that the song comprises
the title repeated suggestively over and over and over again; it's the
mood that matters and it only takes a small jump to imagine oneself
transported back to a world of mirrorballs and chequerboard dancefloors!
So too Crosstown Traffic's 'Party People' with its hilarious introductory
quasi-Clanger-in-a-lather peeps! Ike Noble's 'Dance, Dance, Dance To The
Music Y'All' sports some great grumbling slap-bass and wonderfully fruity
brass as well as an over-the-top vocal performance to rank with some of James
Brown's finest rants. Alice Street Gang's 'Bahia (Also Sprach Zarathustra)'
would have had Friedrich Nietzche grooving in his grave had he heard it
and the marvelously moody 'Love Is All Around' by Sizzle (featuring one
La Rom Baker in fine voice) beguiles with its startlingly complex arrangement.
'Get Ready' by Allan Harris and Perpetual Motion, however, gets my vote for
the track which most conjures up the irrepressible spirit of the period.

Thanks are due to Al Kent for his powers of selection (there are 45 tracks
to contend with!) but label Bbe would have done well to hire another designer!

Coming to a 70's retro party in your neighbourhood soon.

Recommended.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Luca (Padova) on 12 April 2012
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I didn't knew before listening the tracks included in the 5 discs box, but when I played I really appreciate, this is the sound I like, the true "Disco" sound of some unknown artists.

How much I must wait for a NEW box? Hurry hurry, volume 2 as soon as possible...
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