Boogie Nights: Classic Disco Anthems

Boogie Nights: Classic Disco Anthems



Boogie Nights: Classic Disco Anthems is another colorfully packaged, two-disc compilation of '70s and '80s dance music put together by Union Square Music (semidisguised here as a Party People Present release). Like '80s Groove Sessions, Funk Sessions, and Soul Sessions, it throws together hugely successful material with more overlooked, semiburied treasures; one can sense that the people in charge of putting the selections together are either DJs or frequent club-goers. However, the fact that they were able to cram over 30 tracks onto two discs is something of a double-edged sword; while it's an impressive quantity, the inferior single edits are often given the nod over the far superior 12" versions (typically the way this stuff was meant to be heard/danced to). Still, the compilation trumps most other disco anthologies, spanning the early '70s to the early '80s with a strong cross section that pays due to just about every year. From disco's formative days, there's Osibisa's "Sunshine Day," LaBelle's "Lady Marmalade," and New York City's "I'm Doing Fine Now," and it runs right up to '80s cuts like Indeep's "Last Night a D.J. Saved My Life," Bohannon's "Let's Start II Dance Again," and Midnight Star's "Midas Touch." The liner notes aren't to be overlooked: a short piece of fiction paints a sexually tense scenario around the cover art, which depicts a dapper gent flanked by two ready-to-party females: "He (Danny) had a long night's partying ahead and even when both Mel and Kelly mouthed the chorus to "'You're the One for Me'" at him, he tried not to let it get to him." Lip-synching D Train as seductive device? A sure-fire winner every time -- I think we all know what happened to Danny that night.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/23/2003
UPC: 0698458180124
catalogNumber: 801

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Technical Credits

Cheryl Lynn   Composer
Leon Sylvers   Composer
Maurice White   Composer
Patrick Cowley   Composer,Producer
David Foster   Composer
Bernard Edwards   Composer
Nile Rodgers   Composer
Hubert Eaves   Composer,Producer
Geraldine Hunt   Composer,Producer
Jocelyn Brown   Composer,Producer
Bob Crewe   Composer
Hamilton Bohannon   Composer,Producer
Kenny Nolan   Composer
Patrick Adams   Composer,Producer
Sol Amarfio   Composer
Joshie Armstead   Composer
Nidra Beard   Composer
Norman Beavers   Composer
Thom Bell   Composer
Rodney Brown   Composer,Producer
Marvin Craig   Composer
George Cucuzzella   Executive Producer
James "D-Train" Williams   Composer
Allen George   Producer
Steve Jolley   Composer
Frederick Lewis   Composer
Nick Martinelli   Composer,Producer
Tiemeyer McCain   Composer
Fred McFarlane   Producer
McKay   Composer
M. Julius Norris   Composer
Teddy Osei   Composer
David Paich   Composer
Bert Reid   Composer,Producer
Raymond Reid   Producer
William Shelby   Composer
Stephen Shockley   Composer
Otis Stokes   Composer
Tony Swain   Composer
Bo Watson   Composer
G. Williams   Composer
James Plunky Branch   Composer
Larry James   Producer
Willie Lester   Composer,Producer
Muzi Nkabinde   Producer
Plunky Nkabinde   Producer
Thomas Oliver Shelby   Composer
D.K. Dyson   Composer
Joe Tortorici   Executive Producer
Galen Underwood   Composer
Mark Birts   Composer
Reggie Thompson   Producer
Sherman Marshall   Composer
Deems J. Smith   Composer,Producer
Fred Alexander   Composer
Chris Amoo   Composer
Michael Cleveland   Producer
Sandra Cooper   Composer
Nate Edmonds   Composer
A. Ingram   Composer
D. Henry   Composer
Annette Brown   Composer
Dana Meyers   Composer
Autumn Whitehurst   Illustrations
William Anderson   Producer
Michael Cleveland   Composer
Mark Adam Wood   Composer

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