It seems like no part of the world has evaded disco’s ubiquitous inuence, including the Caribbean. The Caribbean in the late '70s and early '80s was a hotbed of musical activity and this compilation focuses on the best disco-inuenced tracks from Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica, and the Bahamas. All of the tracks here were ocially licensed and reissued for the first time ever.
SIDE ONE: Odessey One - Dance With Me, Levi John - Feel Like Dancing, Joanne Wilson - Got To Have You.
SIDE TWO: Merchant - Instant Funk, Trinidad Troubadours with Tony Ricardo - Disco Music, Mighty Duke - Be Yourself, Wild Fire - The Rebels.
SIDE THREE: Wild Fire - Living On A String, Ronnie Butler & The Ramblers - Peace Without Love, Mavis John - Use My Body, Prince Blackman - Rockers Delight.
SIDE FOUR: Joanne Wilson - Got To Have You (Whiskey Barons’ Rework), Odessey One - Dance With Me (Al Kent Version).
Vinyl Double LP £20.49 COS010LP
2LP on Cultures Of Soul inc. Joanne Wilson, Merchant, Mighty Duke, Odessey One etc.
CD £11.49 COS010CD
CD on Cultures Of Soul inc. Joanne Wilson, Merchant, Mighty Duke, Odessey One etc.
TRY THESE INSTEAD?
YOUR RECENTLY VIEWED ITEMS
- Tropical Disco Hustle by Various
8/10 Andrew 6th August 2014
It seems that disco did indeed reach every corner of the globe, tracks are being discovered by diggers from the most unexpected places, the Caribbean being no exception. This LP gathers some fine examples of disco from the Bahamas, Jamaica and Trinidad and lays the unique sunshine twist on the genre that was captured in the late 70's and early 80's. Some lovely tracks from the likes of Joanne Wilson, Wild Fire and Odessey One to be honest stand up better today than some of the efforts from the US. Got To Have You in particular still kicks, especially in its remixed form and has raised the roof on dancefloors, working to great effect after midnight at Canal Mills recently.
The LP has been properly licensed, so you can feel good whilst enjoying the tunes to. I'd strongly recommend this to fans of Al Kent, Joey Negro and those that dig BBE and Soul Jazz compilations.
What the artist or label has to say for themselves. Read more.