Various Artists: HUSTLE! Reggae Disco - Kingston, London, New York

HUSTLE! Reggae Disco - Kingston, London, New York

Various Artists

  • US $33.99  

  • Release Date 03 March 2017
  • In Stock
Product code
SJRLP368
Format
Triple Vinyl LP
Label
Soul Jazz

Soul Jazz Records’ are releasing their long-out-of-print album ‘Hustle! Reggae Disco’ in a new expanded 2017 edition which now features five extra tracks.

This ground-breaking album features non-stop killer reggae versions of original funk and soul classics in a disco style. Reggae disco updates of seminal classics by Anita Ward (‘Ring My Bell’), Chaka Khan (‘I’m Every Woman’), Michael Jackson (‘Don’t Stop ‘til You Get Enough’), Sugarhill Gang (‘Rappers Delight’, here performed by Derrick Laro and Trinity for producer Joe Gibbs) and more, all showing the hidden but inseparable link between the dance floors of New York, Kingston and London.

New bonus tracks to this collection include Derrick Harriott’s funky take on Eddie Drennon’s ‘Do It Nice & Easy’, the classic disco reggae of Risco Connection’s take on McFadden and Whitehead’s ‘Ain’t No Stopping Us Now’ and the London rare groove lovers rock take on Barbara Acklin’s soul classic ‘Am I The Same Girl’.

‘Hustle! Reggae Disco’ has been one of Soul Jazz Records’ best-selling releases since its first release 15 years ago (and subsequently featured heavily in the early Grand Theft Auto games). This new fully re-mastered and expanded edition now comes as triple vinyl album (with digital download code), CD and digital album.

“The effect of American R&B and soul music on Jamaican reggae is well documented, but the story doesn't stop there, for disco (and more so now for rap and hip-hop) have also been subsumed into the reggae mix, and while one might suspect that the resulting hybrid would die of its own implausibility, the feral mix of disco with reggae rhythms is so darn infectious that it hardly matters. Once you take your brain out of the frame and just let your feet go, this collection is a dancer's delight all done up in full-blown disco style, but with huge dub-style rhythm tracks… if you're looking for an impossibly infectious dance collection, this is it.” - All Music

Tracklist:

  1. Ring My Bell - Blood Sisters
  2. Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough - Derrick Laro & Trinity
  3. Do It Nice & Easy - Chariot Riders
  4. Don’t Let It Go To Your Head - Black Harmony
  5. I’m Every Woman - Latisha
  6. In The Rain - Ernest Ranglin
  7. Reggae Beat Goes On - Family Choice
  8. Ain’t No Stopping Us Now - Risco Connection
  9. Rappers Delight - Xanadu & Sweet Lady
  10. Love Don’t Live Here Any More - Sharon Forrester
  11. Upside Down - Carol Cool
  12. Be Thankful For What You’ve Got - One Blood
  13. Am I The Same Girl - Charmaine Burnette