Saturday, April 9, 2022

K's DISCO SPECIAL VA - The 110 Greatest Disco Songs of All Time (Super Deluxe Edition) [2021] (5 x CD's)

 

K's DISCO SPECIAL 

DISCO GREATS

VA - The 110 Greatest Disco Songs of All Time (Super Deluxe Edition) [2021] (5 x CD's)

Since the K-tel disco releases (Wednesday, April 6, 2022) are receiving a lot of praise and bringing happy memories for many, I thought you might like to see this one up.

K  has pulled these all together for your listening pleasure.

Compiled after exhaustive and extensive research, including the songs which feature most on the many many lists of the best and greatest disco tracks ever made: critics lists, readers lists, online discussion forums, TV countdowns, etc.

I've used all the original mixes from the 70's and early 80's, 7" and 12" versions, no later remixes you often see appear on compilations - basically the best and original versions of each song, at the highest and best sounding quality recent remasters released to date. Many tracks are the original long 12" extended disco mixes, which truly makes for an authentic collection of how the songs sounded in the dance clubs such as the legendary Studio 54. 

Most official disco compilations out there contain many of the classics, but also feature a lot of junk too.  My goal was to include the very very best of the genre, the cream of the crop, and to add a number of tracks you just never see on compilations due to licensing, music rights issues, etc.

Time to dance yourself dizzy!

K

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Track lists


CD1

01 Love Unlimited Orchestra Love's Theme 0:03:39

02 Gloria Gaynor I Will Survive 0:08:02

03 Chic Le Freak 0:05:30

04 Bee Gees Stayin' Alive 0:04:43

05 Donna Summer I Feel Love 0:08:18

06 The Trammps Disco Inferno 0:10:53

07 Village People Y.M.C.A. 0:03:44

08 Donna Summer Love to Love You Baby 0:16:54

09 Evelyn "Champagne" King Shame 0:06:35

10 The Pointer Sisters I'm So Excited 0:05:41

11 KC and the Sunshine Band That's the Way (I Like It) 0:05:06

12 Amii Stewart Knock on Wood 0:06:53

13 Patrick Hernandez Born to Be Alive 0:07:30

14 Bee Gees Night Fever 0:03:33

15 Lou Rawls You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine 0:04:29

16 Thelma Houston Don't Leave Me This Way 0:05:37

17 Tavares Heaven Must Be Missing an Angel 0:06:34

18 The S.O.S. Band Take Your Time (Do It Right) 0:07:42

19 Kool & the Gang Celebration 0:04:58

20 Diana Ross Love Hangover 0:07:47

21 Donna Summer Hot Stuff 0:06:45

22 Michael Zager Band Let's All Chant 0:06:50

23 A Taste of Honey Boogie Oogie Oogie 0:05:29

24 KC and the Sunshine Band Get Down Tonight 0:05:20

25 Van McCoy & the Soul City Symphony The Hustle 0:04:02


CD2

26 Kool & the Gang Ladies' Night 0:03:28

27 Vicki Sue Robinson Turn the Beat Around 0:05:34

28 Gloria Gaynor Never Can Say Goodbye 0:06:19

29 Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes The Love I Lost 0:06:23

30 Barry White Can't Get Enough of Your Love, Babe 0:03:21

31 Alicia Bridges I Love the Nightlife (Disco 'Round) 0:03:02

32 Sister Sledge We Are Family 0:08:09

33 Rose Royce Wishing on a Star 0:04:50

34 Earth, Wind & Fire September 0:03:37

35 Rick James Give It to Me Baby 0:05:43

36 Edwin Starr Contact 0:07:16

37 Blondie Heart of Glass 0:05:51

38 Donna Summer Bad Girls 0:04:56

39 Chic Good Times 0:08:10

40 Andrea True Connection More, More, More 0:06:15

41 The Weather Girls It's Raining Men 0:05:29

42 Earth, Wind & Fire Let's Groove 0:05:37

43 Sister Sledge He's the Greatest Dancer 0:06:15

44 Indeep Last Night a D.J. Saved My Life 0:05:39

45 Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes Bad Luck 0:08:02

46 MFSB feat. The Three Degrees TSOP (The Sound of Philadelphia) 0:05:49

47 ABBA Dancing Queen 0:03:53

48 Bee Gees You Should Be Dancing 0:04:16

49 Silver Convention Fly, Robin, Fly 0:07:48

50 Anita Ward Ring My Bell 0:08:10


CD3

51 Cheryl Lynn Got to Be Real 0:05:06

52 Earth, Wind & Fire feat. The Emotions Boogie Wonderland 0:08:15

53 Peaches & Herb Shake Your Groove Thing 0:05:32

54 Patrice Rushen Forget Me Nots 0:07:16

55 Sheila & B. Devotion Spacer 0:06:14

56 Odyssey Native New Yorker 0:05:37

57 First Choice The Player 0:07:16

58 Michael Jackson Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough 0:06:04

59 Boney M. Daddy Cool 0:03:29

60 Sylvester You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real) 0:06:33

61 The O'Jays Love Train 0:06:17

62 The Hues Corporation Rock the Boat 0:03:09

63 Grace Jones Pull Up to the Bumper 0:07:18

64 The Rolling Stones Miss You (12" Special Disco Version) 0:08:36

65 ABBA Lay All Your Love on Me 0:04:35

66 Lipps Inc. Funkytown 0:07:46

67 Diana Ross Upside Down 0:04:04

68 Stephanie Mills Never Knew Love Like This Before 0:05:26

69 McFadden & Whitehead Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now 0:10:42

70 Yvonne Elliman If I Can't Have You 0:04:02

71 Barry White You're the First, the Last, My Everything 0:03:33

72 Madonna Holiday 0:06:09

73 Stacy Lattisaw Jump to the Beat 0:05:17

74 Evelyn "Champagne" King Love Come Down 0:06:14

75 The Jacksons Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground) 0:08:00


CD4

76 Prince 1999 0:06:20

77 Donna Summer MacArthur Park Suite 0:17:37

78 Marvin Gaye Got to Give It Up (Part 1 & Part 2) 0:11:55

79 Double Exposure Ten Percent 0:09:44

80 The Spinners The Rubberband Man 0:07:25

81 Candi Staton Young Hearts Run Free 0:04:08

82 Shirley & Company Shame, Shame, Shame 0:04:50

83 Loleatta Holloway Love Sensation 0:06:32

84 George McCrae Rock Your Baby 0:06:25

85 The Detroit Emeralds Feel the Need 0:07:04

86 MFSB Love Is the Message 0:06:36

87 Michael Jackson Billie Jean 0:06:24

88 Rick James Super Freak 0:07:06

89 First Choice Doctor Love 0:07:44

90 Sister Sledge Thinking of You 0:04:27


CD5

91 Chic I Want Your Love 0:06:55

92 Carol Douglas Doctor's Orders 0:05:28

93 Hot Chocolate You Sexy Thing 0:04:02

94 The O'Jays I Love Music 0:09:45

95 The Intruders I'll Always Love My Mama 0:06:37

96 Rose Royce Car Wash 0:05:09

97 Jackie Moore This Time Baby 0:07:14

98 Kelly Marie Feels Like I'm In Love 0:03:14

99 Dan Hartman Instant Replay 0:08:20

100 Narada Michael Walden I Shoulda Loved Ya 0:06:38

101 The Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight 0:14:35

102 Grandmaster & Melle Mel White Lines (Don't Don't Do It) 0:07:38

103 The Joubert Singers Stand on the Word (Original 1982 Version) 0:04:46

104 The Commodores Brick House 0:06:13

105 The Whispers And the Beat Goes On 0:07:35

106 Yarbrough & Peoples Don't Stop the Music 0:07:51

107 Rose Royce Is It Love You're After 0:05:50

108 Silver Convention Get Up and Boogie 0:07:52

109 Heatwave Boogie Nights 0:05:02

110 Donna Summer Last Dance 0:08:11

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27 comments:

  1. This is the epitome of an era more innocent and sexier. Many thanks to K for putting them together and to Butterboy for the host.

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    1. Thanks Little Bill.
      It a great set of tunes.

      Cheers.

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  2. This is really nice. Proper 12" mixes that most clubs, at the time, played. Good stuff!

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    1. Thanks Pol.
      That is the beauty of K's work, always trying to provide the best listening experience.

      Cheers.

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  3. thank you B.B a very nice upload mate

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  4. Magnificent work K!! Loving all the K-Tel uploads

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  5. This is amazing, the definitive disco collection, thanks both of you!

    Funny how stuff I HATED at the time sounds so good now! LOL!

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    1. Thanks Gummo.
      You're welcome,
      Our tastes expand over the years and we see similarities in the music of other genres we once ignored or just couldn't get into. Disco gave us many great sounds and hits.

      Cheers.

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  6. Wow! Quite the exhaustive collection. Thanks for the work involved and the post!

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    1. Get the dancing shoes on, lemonflag
      Party time again.

      Cheers.

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  8. I'm not much on disco but this is probably the best collection I've seen. I have a friend that will love this once I burn to cd. Thanks so much! Cheers

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    1. Hi hotrodmike.
      Give it a listen before you share the music with your friend.
      This music can be uplifting and enjoyable. You will survive...

      Cheers.

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  9. I feel sweaty just reading through the track list! Many thanks K for your amazing work, and to you BB for hosting.

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    1. The quality shines through Phillip and I am grateful to K for offering this up.

      Cheers.

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  10. What was the April 6th K-Tel Disco release? Trying to find it online and am not seeing it.

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    1. Hi Matt,
      The link can be found in the archive list on the right hand side of the blog page. But here it is for your convenience.
      https://butterboycompilations.blogspot.com/2022/04/k-tells-vol-06.html

      Cheers.

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  11. By the way, I'm very thankful this blog exists and for all the work that's being done to make sometimes hard to find music available.

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  12. Remarkable! + Exuberating! (Nice Cover Art Too!) Best Disco Of All Time

    K... I believe you have triumphantly achieved the goals and criteria you described and set for this. I can recall only one other collection that comes close. What decidedly puts this one over the top is your use of extended versions. Thank goodness you did that! Many of those are very difficult to locate these days. They were the versions we DID NOT hear on radio... only at the Clubs, Discotheques, and Roller Rinks. Being active (the dancing or skating part) with the music and the beat in those environments is really what defined this era. I salute your rejection of the "junk" fillers (I know exactly what you're referring to). There was plenty of "junk" around as there is with any genre, but of course artists/labels/producers and fly-by-nights sought to cash-in on the craze and just piled onto the existing junk glut. That probably helped hasten the era's demise. Every fad has it's day and good tunes. There was some real classics from this time of "Disco", as you have wonderfully captured. Personally I miss this era like I miss many past musical eras. However... there has been nothing since to replace the excitement of being upon on a huge brightly lit dance floor that sequentially changed colors and throbbed to the beat of the music being played aloud. Along with other overhead lighting, mirrored disco balls, and spotlights it was quite a scene... quite a time. I only regret my reeking clothes from cigarette smoke that gave me a terrible headache if I stayed in it too long. I recall many beautiful single females that were drawn to the dancing. Socialization was a part of the music. Well, memories diverted me a little there. You probably could have even made this a CD or two lengthier by including even more (I think) good ones such as Jigsaw's "Sky High" or The Blackbyrds "Walking In Rhythm". Maybe even a classic slow burner like Heatwave's "Always and Forever". The clubs played those, too. You DO have most of the good ones though.

    I greatly appreciate your descriptions and wordiness. The music is great... but much better with the details.
    This ones a keeper! I'm very thankful to K for "discompiling" it... very thankful to BB for providing the forum.

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    1. Thanks for your great insights mrRadio.
      This is indeed a remarkable collection made better by the efforts of K. Enjoy!
      Cheers.

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    2. Yes, it was always my goal to include the extended 12” disco mixes, as these are what were danced to in the clubs. I wanted to make it as authentic to the original disco scene as possible and only use the original mixes, and not later ones that have appeared in recent years that you see on many run of the mill ‘supermarket’ compilations.

      From your excellent review Mr. Radio, it sounds like I succeeded!
      K

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