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  • Audio CD (22 Oct. 2001)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • ASIN: B00005NY3K
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,331,159 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Danny Krivit may well be "the man behind the decks at New York's legendary Body & Soul night" but, on this side of the pond, I've never heard his name mentioned. This kickass collection of nuggets spanning his 30-year deejaying career suggests that his obscurity here has been our loss. I bought this intrigued by the track selection, and it transcended my expectations in every department. The Margie Joseph track "Prophesy" is alone worth the price of the collection, and the rest is dotted with ecstatically joyous dance classics, tracing a truly original journey that links the might of the Love Unlimited Orchestra to the skipping jazz of early EW&F and the searing gospel of the Clark Sisters via unlikely points like Talking Heads and Marianne Faithful. Despite the wide spread of styles and years Krivit picks from, this is no wilfully eclectic hotchpotch - he makes the whole thing work beautifully. If you've enjoyed recent decade-spanning classic dance mixes like Frankie Knuckles Choice and the David Mancuso Loft collections, then buy this without hesitation. A real peach of a find!
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Over two discs Danny Krivit has compiled unquestionably the most diverse, eclectic and funky dance compilation I have had the pleasure of listening to. In fact this ranks as my favourite album, PERIOD. The mix takes you on a journey through musical styles yet always remains funky to the core.
Highlights on cd one include 'sugar free' by Hank Crawford, a jazz infected slice of raw street funk, 'born under punches' from Talking Heads, a quirky rock influenced dance track and 'number one' by the peerless Patrice Rushen. This is my all time favourite track, an instrumental cut with a jazzy vibe and a wonderful piano solo.
Disc two follows suit kicking off with 'philly jump' by Instant Funk, a slice of funky philly disco which sets the tone for the next few tracks including the vocal talents of Margie Joseph on the dancefloor bomb that is 'prophesy'. 'Lansana's priestess' by Donald Byrd is simply sublime, jazz funk with real soul. Gospel is covered with the Clark Sisters' 'you brought the sunshine' and Bill Withers 'lovely day' sets the seal on a wicked choice of tunes.
Other tracks such as 'point zero', an aggressive african dancefloor workout and 'evil' from the legendary Earth, Wind & Fire which displays a real hypnotic soul are also well worth a mention. The truth is that almost all the tracks on this album are of the highest quality. It's a real lesson in the history of dance music and I can't recommend you buy this album highly enough. Absolute class from the cream of NYC's DJ crop.
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If you've any interest in disco beyond its commercial face then this is a must for you. The tracks on this inspired Danny Krivit over the years and we find songs that were big with legends such as Davis Mancuso (The Loft) and Larry Levam (Paradise Garage). These are beautiful danceable songs ranging from disco (Philly) to funk, African and jazz. An eclectic mix that makes you appreciate every sound created here.
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