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The 'boogie' balance is just right,
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This review is from: The Get Down Boogie Sound (Audio CD)
You probably have to have been seriously into 'boogie' in the mid 80s or a new enthusiast to the genre to totally 'get' this compilation. As soul and funk artists and producers embraced electronic instrumentation during the early to mid 80s and 'electro' was becoming more recognised, clubbers like myself found their record purchases showed quite a variety of sounds, with diva vocals, vocoders, proto raps, drum machines and genuine soul all in the melting pot. And that, in essence, is the 'boogie' sound that is presented here: good time tunes full of soul, funk and a healthy dose of 'new' technologies. It was fun then, and it still is. Tunes offered on this CD vary hugely from the late disco of Sylvester's 'Give It Up' to the electro of 'Electrophonic Phunk' by Shock USA via the much-loved soulful dance of 'Can't Get Away (From Your Love)' by Carol Williams. But played from start to finish, this collection works really well as a definition of the boogie genre and as a smile-inducing, get-down party playlist. Sound quality is, as usual with BGP, excellent and pulls from labels such as Vanguard and Fantasy. Highly recommended. Go for it!