Thursday, April 7, 2022

K Tells Vol. 06

K Tells Vol. 06

K-tells....   My Disco Dancing set!

VA - Disco Rocket - 20 Original Hits - 20 Original Stars (K-tel NE 948 UK) (2022 Remastered Expanded Edition) (2CD) (1976)      Disco Rocket was originally released in the UK by K-tel in 1976. It was later followed by releases in late 1976 and early 1977 in Germany, the USA, Canada and Brazil. They each featured different track listings.

Disc 1 features the complete original UK album, plus two bonus tracks taken from the German edition, making a 22 track set with a new running time of 77:39 CD length.

Disc 2 features 24 of the very best song selections taken from the Germany, USA, Canada and Brazil editions, with a running time of 79:15 CD length.

VA - Disco Fever - 20 Original Disco Hits (K-tel NE 1014 UK) (2022 Remastered Expanded Edition) (2CD) (1977)      

Disco Fever was originally released in the UK by K-tel in 1977. It was later followed by releases in late 1977 and early 1978 in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Australia, New Zealand, the USA and Canada. They each featured different track listings. Baccara's 'Yes Sir, I Can Boogie' is featured as the first track on the album. A breathy disco classic (which bore a noticeable similarity to Thelma Houston's 'Don't Leave Me This Way'), it topped the charts in 10 European countries, including the UK. It went on to sell more than 16 million copies - more than any girl group had ever achieved at the time. 

The German issue of Disco Fever by K-tel also featured 'Yes Sir, I Can Boogie' as the first track on the album, but with an overall different track listing to the UK edition. I've added two bonus tracks from the German version to the UK edition to make a 22 track CD. The German edition of the album featured a limited edition poster of Baccara, and to my knowledge, the first time K-tel had ever included a bonus treat!

Disc 1 features the complete original UK album, plus two bonus tracks taken from the German edition, making a 22 track set with a new running time of 78:05 CD length.

Disc 2 features 22 of the very best song selections taken from the Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Australia, New Zealand, USA and Canada editions, with a running time of 79:05 CD length.

VA - Disco Stars - 20 Original Disco Hits (K-tel NE 1022 UK) (2022 Remaster) (1978)      Originally released in the UK only by K-tel in 1978, the cover art was very much inspired by the massive global phenomenon of the original Star Wars film in 1977.  The album begins with the 'Star Wars Theme / Cantina Band' by Meco which eventually went on to sell over 2 million units.  This 2022 remaster features all the complete original unedited 7" single mixes, including a few hard to find tracks with a new running time of 69:53 CD length.

Hope you enjoy! K

Hi all downloaders.

Just a gentle reminder to acknowledge K. who goes to a lot of effort to ensure you have a wonderful listening experience on these compilations. Very rarely do I see thanks to him for his genuine hard work and the time and effort to make 100% sure all tracks are the original 7” single edits and mixes featured on most of his album posts.   Let him know what you think of the albums, your thoughts on the sound quality, digital editing, consistent volume levels throughout, artwork and research, etc.  A message can always be sent  later, after listening to the shares. There is no time limit for comments.

Please take that step further and thank K for these posts. Appreciated.








Track lists

Disco Rocket - 20 Original Hits - 20 Original Stars (K-tel NE 948 UK) (2022 Remastered Expanded Edition) (2CD) (1976)


01 Jimmy James & the Vagabonds Now Is the Time 3:34

02 The Real Thing Can't Get By Without You (Original 1976 7" Single Version) 3:29

03 Johnny Wakelin In Zaire 3:16

04 Barry White Baby, We Better Try to Get It Together 4:25

05 KC and the Sunshine Band (Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty 3:05

06 Bryan Ferry Let's Stick Together 2:59

07 Sailor Girls Girls Girls 3:04

08 David Dundas Jeans On 3:17

09 Elton John Island Girl 3:44

10 Manfred Mann's Earth Band Blinded by the Light (Original 1976 7" Single Edit) 3:49

11 Pussycat Mississippi 4:37

12 Bay City Rollers I Only Want to Be with You 3:38

13 Exile Try It On (Original 1976 7" Single Version) 3:38

14 Smokie I'll Meet You at Midnight 3:16

15 Randy Edelman Uptown Uptempo Woman 3:53

16 Dorothy Moore Misty Blue 3:36

17 Donna Summer Love to Love You Baby (Original 1975 7" Single Edit) 3:23

18 War Low Rider 3:10

19 Tina Charles Love Me Like a Lover 2:49

20 J.A.L.N. Band Disco Music (I Like It) (Original 1976 7" Single Version) 3:18

21 Hot Chocolate Don't Stop It Now (Bonus Track) 3:02

22 Rod Stewart Sailing (Bonus Track) 4:37


01 Bay City Rollers Saturday Night 2:56

02 Sailor A Glass of Champagne 2:42

03 Hello Star Studded Sham 2:54

04 The Glitter Band People Like You and People Like Me 2:59

06 Andrea True Connection More, More, More (Original 1976 7" Single Version) 3:02

07 Donna Summer Spring Affair (Original 1976 7" Single Version) 4:02

08 Diana Ross Love Hangover (Original 1976 7" Single Edit) 3:44

09 Wild Cherry Play That Funky Music (Original 1976 7" Single Version) 3:10

10 Ram Jam Black Betty (Original 1977 7" Single Version) 2:30

11 T-Connection Do What You Wanna Do (Original 1977 7" Single Edit) 3:32

12 Brick Dazz (Original 1976 7" Single Edit) 3:22

13 Tavares Heaven Must Be Missing an Angel (Part 1) (Original 1976 7" Single Version) 3:30

14 KC and the Sunshine Band I'm Your Boogie Man 4:01

16 Johnnie Taylor Disco Lady 4:27

17 Barry White What Am I Gonna Do with You 3:36

18 The Miracles Love Machine, Pt. 1 (Original 1975 7" Single Version) 3:01

19 The Jacksons Enjoy Yourself (Original 1976 7" Single Version) 3:21

20 The Supremes You're My Driving Wheel (Original 1976 7" Single Version) 3:18

21 The Four Seasons December, 1963 (Oh, What a Night) (Original 1975 7" Single Version) 3:19

22 ABBA Honey, Honey 2:56

23 The Sylvers Hot Line (Original 1976 7" Single Edit) 3:02

24 Rose Royce Car Wash (Original 1976 7" Single Version) 3:16

Disco Fever - 20 Original Disco Hits (K-tel NE 1014 UK) (2022 Remastered Expanded Edition) (2CD) (1977)


01 Baccara Yes Sir, I Can Boogie (Original 1977 7" Single Version) 4:33

02 Hot Chocolate So You Win Again (Original 1977 7" Single Version) 4:03

03 The Floaters Float On (Original 1977 7" Single Edit) 4:09

04 Rah Band The Crunch (Part 1) (Original 1977 7" Single Version) 3:38

06 Heatwave Too Hot to Handle (Original 1977 7" Single Version) 3:25

07 Billy Ocean Red Light Spells Danger 3:31

08 The Dooleys Think I'm Gonna Fall in Love With You 3:03

09 Space Magic Fly (Original 1977 7" Single Version) 4:19

10 Gladys Knight & the Pips Baby, Don't Change Your Mind 3:10

11 David Soul Silver Lady 3:42

12 Brotherhood of Man Angelo 3:18

13 Showaddywaddy You Got What It Takes 3:03

14 Meri Wilson Telephone Man 1:57

15 Joy Sarney Naughty, Naughty, Naughty 3:05

16 T-Connection Do What You Wanna Do (Original 1977 7" Single Edit) 3:32

17 The Inner City Express Dance and Shake Your Funky Tambourine (Original 1977 7" Single Edit) 4:09

18 David Parton Isn't She Lovely 4:08

19 Smokie It's Your Life 3:34

20 The Boomtown Rats Lookin' After No. 1 3:08

21 Rose Royce Car Wash (Original 1976 7" Single Version) (Bonus Track) 3:16

22 Boney M. Daddy Cool (Original 1976 7" Single Version) (Bonus Track) 3:28


01 Love Unlimited Orchestra Love's Theme (Original 1973 7" Single Version) 3:39

02 Thelma Houston Don't Leave Me This Way (Original 1976 7" Single Edit) 3:36

03 Candi Staton Young Hearts Run Free 3:51

04 Cheryl Lynn Got to Be Real (Original 1978 7" Single Edit) 3:43

05 Andrea True Connection More, More, More (Original 1976 7" Single Version) 3:02

06 Shirley & Company Shame, Shame, Shame (Original 1975 7" Single Version) 3:47

07 Evelyn "Champagne" King Shame (Original 1977 7" Single Version) 2:57

08 A Taste of Honey Boogie Oogie Oogie (Original 1978 7" Single Edit) 3:45

09 Sweet Fever of Love 4:02

10 Smokie Lay Back in the Arms of Someone 4:05

11 Sherbet Howzat 3:45

14 KC and the Sunshine Band Get Down Tonight (Original 1975 7" Single Version) 3:11

16 Boney M. Sunny (Original 1976 7" Single Version) 3:58

17 Vicki Sue Robinson Turn the Beat Around (Original 1976 7" Single Edit) 3:24

19 Donna Summer Love to Love You Baby (Original 1975 7" Single Edit) 3:23

20 Michael Zager Band Let's All Chant (Original 1977 7" Single Version) 3:02

21 The Real Thing You to Me Are Everything (Original 1976 7" Single Version) 3:30

22 MFSB feat. The Three Degrees T.S.O.P. (The Sound of Philadelphia) (Original 1974 7" Single Version) 3:29

Disco Stars - 20 Original Disco Hits (K-tel NE 1022 UK) (2022 Remaster) (1978) 

01 Meco Star Wars Theme / Cantina Band (Original 1977 7" Single Edit) 3:29

02 Althea & Donna Uptown Top Ranking (Original 1977 7" Single Version) 3:53

03 Hot Chocolate Put Your Love In Me 5:44

04 The Dooleys Love of My Life 3:05

05 Giorgio Moroder From Here to Eternity (Original 1977 7" Single Edit) 3:53

06 Ruby Winters I Will 3:30

07 Chic Dance, Dance, Dance (Yowsah, Yowsah, Yowsah) (Original 1977 7" Single Edit) 3:45

08 Olympic Runners Keep It Up (Original 1977 7" Single Edit) 3:26

09 Lenny Williams Shoo Doo Fu Fu Ooh! (Original 1977 7" Single Version) 3:24

10 Carl Douglas Run Back 3:23

11 Showaddywaddy Dancin' Party 2:43

12 Smokie Needles and Pins 2:45

13 Darts Daddy Cool / The Girl Can't Help It 2:30

14 The Boomtown Rats Mary of the 4th Form (Original 1977 7" Single Version) 3:48

15 The Carvells L.A. Run (Original 1977 7" Single Version) 2:38

16 Noosha Fox Georgina Bailey 3:55

17 David Soul Let's Have a Quiet Night In 3:39

18 Patsy Gallant From New York to L.A. (Original 1977 UK 7" Single Edit) 3:43

19 Roxy Music Virginia Plain 2:58

20 The Four Tops For Your Love (Original 1977 7" Single Version) 3:42




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  2. Wow thanks The hits just keep on coming

    1. Enjoy the music, always, doors97426.
      Lots of dancing if the body is strong.


  3. as seen on tv ! ...thx mate !

    1. Almost jon,
      These are the upgraded deluxe editions.(Thanks K)


  4. Disco is not dead... boogie-oogie-oogie!!
    Nice work K 8-)

    1. Thanks Daz,
      No, it is not dead... Put on your dancing shoes.


  5. Many thanks - long live the 'single' tracks

  6. Thanks so much for these continuing K-Tel albums BB and K, completely taking me back to my early introductions to music in the 70s. LOVING THEM!!!

    1. Hi SleepyPete.
      That is great to hear.
      Enjoy them all as the become available each week.


  7. I love these K-tel comps. I was a little surprised when I didn't see Celi Bee or Wilson Street Place because I could have sworn they were on Disco Rocket and where I first heard "Superman" and "Disco Lucy" both tracks I used to dance to in the clubs. But I realize that different countries have different versions. Oh well

    1. Hi Pol.
      These are all wonderful compilations.
      Who knows maybe a future revision may find more tracks to add.


  8. thank you B.B i love this mate

  9. Many thanks for these - I had a few in my youth, and it's wonderful to find a supply of upgraded versions, without the truncated tracks that featured on the originals. Big thanks to K (and to BB of course) for a real labour of love.

    1. Hi terry
      Enjoy these and the others that follow each week.


  10. Replies
    1. Thank you Legendary Ganja Smoking Monk, appreciated.


  11. Nice collections, that bring back memories of my youth. Thank you 'K' and BB!!

    1. Thanks Manolis.
      Ahhh, those were the days when leather and silk were totally accepted.
      I wore out many shoes during those days. Great memories.


  12. Thanks so much K! These take me right back...

    1. Hi Mark L.
      Glad to hear the memories are flowing back. Enjoy.


  13. Coming from a working family, money for a young teens' record collection was low on the priority list. Therefore, when this teen did manage to earn or cajole a few dollars from the parents for a record, K-Tel was the go-to choice for the simple reason it usually had all the current hits as well as a few less than popular tunes. I'd like to thank-you for reviving the K-Tel collection. While earlier releases covered my teen years, these later releases also hold a fond memory or two . . thank-you!

    1. Hi Unknown.
      I think your summary covers what many of the readers here experience. I also received these compilation from my Aunties and Uncle's as a gift at birthday's. They were always received with excitement.
      You kind words are appreciated and I hope you find this ongoing series rewarding.


  14. Thank you so much for the K-Tel compilations - I had many of these as a youth and these take me right back to that time. Happy days.

    1. Hi Unknown.
      There is so much joy from these sets and that me happy. You will be pleased to know they will continue all year.


  15. LOVE THESE COMPLIATIONS! Just had my 60th birthday and these certainly take me back.


    1. Happy Birthday Rhino.
      Glad you like these.

  16. BB... you know I'm playing catch-up here, but want to comment at this point on all these 'K' and 'K-tells' collections I see you have posted. Thank you BB, for befriending K, seeing the treasure in these, and working it out so you could present them to us. I will enjoy these like I enjoy the thought you put into your own comps.

    K is definitely due complements, so I hope he notices, or perhaps can be passed on directly to K.

    K.... You have my full-blown and 'unedited' thanks for your work assembling these 'K-tell' and 'K' collections. The attention to detail, in not only the music, but also it's documentation and comments, is fully appreciated. On many levels, there is no way that this was easy for you to do... that is clearly evident... and makes these re-worked and polished compilations worth all the more. This is great music and a valuable historical record. In particular, with the 'K-tells' you have taken what we thought was pretty good, removed the nagging short-comings we were relegated to live with, enhanced it all, and through these efforts you've given us unbounded joy to experience these volumes (maybe again) in a complete and meaningful way, just like (or better than) we probably always wanted!

    K... We honor your dedication and love for music... Thank you for sharing it with us all.
    and Now, and at last... when it says 'Original Stars' and 'Original Hits' ... it's really true!

    1. Hi mrRadio.
      I truly appreciate your expressions of gratitude toward K's work. He will no doubt see this comment and feel the warmth in which it was written. You are a thoroughbred individual.

    2. Dear Mr. Radio,
      Many thanks for all your kind words and praise.

      Receiving compliments such as this makes all the time and effort into making these compilations so much more worthwhile.

      I do put a tremendous amount of time and research into every K-tel re-compilation, making absolutely sure all the correct full and complete 7” single versions are included as were originally featured on the original albums, even though many tracks were initially edited and cut short from their original running times.

      I also spend a great deal of time making sure the volume levels are consistent across an entire album. There’s nothing worse than listening to a homemade compilation where the levels jump from very low to very high from track to track, plus also editing out any dead or quiet space at the beginning or end of tracks making the running tighter without large gaps of silence.

      Even though these albums take a lot of work, it’s always very satisfying when you reach the final result and the content is as perfect and professional as can be achieved.

      Not every track is taken directly from CD as quite a few have been really hard to find in their original 7” form and have required ripping from the original vinyl, but I do spend time cleaning up the audio in Audacity as best I can. Also, I often go through and listen to 40, 50 versions of the same track to select the very best sounding version I have available to make the compilation the absolute best it can possibly be.

      I’m glad people like yourself are getting so much enjoyment from these as they were really meant to be heard, using the very latest and best sounding crisp clear remasters released to date with many tracks taken from the original master tapes for superior sound quality.

      I also have to thank BB for championing my work and presenting these compilations for appreciative people like yourself to enjoy.

      I hope you get many hours of pleasure listening to many long-forgotten songs and smash hits from yesteryear and thank you once again for all your kind thoughtful words and praise.


  17. Hi Butterboy
    Could you please do a reup on this title? All the links seems to be down and out.
    Many thanks in advance.

    PS. Thanks for your recommendation on It´s a great blogg with lots of good music.

    1. Hi Stones64.
      New links established, tested and working.

    2. Hi Butterboy.
      Thank you very much for your fast response and reup of this high quality item from Mr K.
      I´m impressed of your efficiency.