Various Artists
Hustle! Reggae Disco

  3 x LP   standard     

2017 EU repressed on standard 3LP+download -The effect of American R&B and soul music on Jamaican reggae is well documented, but the story doesn't stop there, as this brief disc shows, for disco (and more so now for rap and hip-hop) have also been s...

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Release date: 03-03-2017(originally released in 2002)
2017 EU repressed on standard 3LP+download -The effect of American R&B and soul music on Jamaican reggae is well documented, but the story doesn't stop there, as this brief disc shows, 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, with solid covers of Anita Ward's "Ring My Bell" by the Blood Sisters, Michael Jackson's "Don't Stop Till You Get Enough" by Derrick Lord and Trinity, and the Sugarhill Gang's "Rapper's Delight" by Xanadu and Sweet Lady, all done up in full-blown disco style, but with huge dub-style rhythm tracks. None of this should work, but it does, and in the case of Carol Cool's "Upside Down," the hybrid is considerably better than the original by Diana Ross. Don't expect Studio One authenticity here, but if you're looking for an impossibly infectious dance collection, this is it.
Tracks:
LP1
A1 Ring My Bell –Blood Sisters
A2 Don't Stop Till You Get Enough –Derrick Laro* And Trinity  
B1 Do It Nice & Easy –Chariot Riders 
B2 Don't Let It Go To Your Head –Black Harmony
LP2
C1 I'm Every Woman –Latisha
C2 In The Rain –Ernest Ranglin
C3 Reggae Beats Goes On  –Family Choice 
D1 Ain't No Stopping Us Now –Risco Connection
D2 Rapper's Delight  –Xanadu And Sweet Lady
LP3
E1 Love Don't Live Here Any More –Sharon Forrester
E2 Upside Down   –Carol Cool
F1 Be Thankful For What You've Got  –One Blood
F2 Am I The Same Girl  –Charmaine Burnett
Discs: 3
Drager(LP,EP,12,7,CD): LP
Qual(120grs,150grs,180grs): standard
Speed(33,45): 33rpm
Originally released: 2002
This release: 2017
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