Trax feat. John White, Gloria Gaynor, Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Band, Adeva

Don’t let it be too late  –  John White (Whilst looking for this album – i went into a record shop and asked : ‘Have you got John White, Scott White or Karen White’ the assistant replied ‘No but i have Barry White’ … released on Geffen Records, this trak was part of Orpheus Productions – the company who gave us Freddie Jackson, Meli’sa Morgan et al )

Honey Bee  –  Gloria Gaynor (Assigned to a production company called “Disco Corporation of America”,  this was the second version of the trak – original released on Columbia Records now Sony … from the album ‘Never can say goodbye’ which was mixed by Tom Moulton – inventor of the 12 inch single)

Do your thing  –  Charles Wright & Watts 103rd Street Band (Signed to “Warner 7 Arts Records at the early part of his career where he started releasing albums before it became the norm … Funk was the order of the day)

I thank you  –  Adeva (The first female House/Garage superstar Patrica Daniels introduced to the world ‘The New Jersey Sound’ – from her self-titled album … Louie Vega has given the Garage/House populous an opportunity to hear her vocalson his XXVIII album)

Trax : Esther Phillips, Kid Creole & The Coconuts, Manu Dibango, Sample Minded

Candy  –  Esther Phillips (Versatile Esther was discovered by Johnny Otis – father of Shuggie ‘Strawberry letter 23’ Otis … her adaptability meant Esther could sing Blues, Jazz, Disco, Soul & Funk which were featured on labels Atlantic, Kudu/CTI, Mercury & Muse Records)

Calypso Pan American  – Kid Creole & The Coconuts (After the Disco Demolition Fire in Chicago – Disco started changing and no more so than New York’s boiling musical cauldron – heard in the more a fashionable/avant-garde nightclubs)

New bell (Hard pulsation) –  Manu Dibango (Cameroon born/France based Manu released an album called “Soul Makossa” on France’s Fiesta Records – when the world finally caught up with the title trak – others failed to notice that there was another monster on the album)

Where the love  –  Sample Minded (Released on Bottom Line Records which was headed by Ed Golsman and his wife Nancy – this little cottage industry released over 70 12 inch releases)

Trax feat. Shirley Brown, The Lovers, Salsoul Orchestra, Celeda

Blessed is a woman (with a man like mine)  –  Shirley Brown (After the closing of her previous label, Stax Records – Shirley moved unto Arista where she released a self-titled album from which this trak is culled … written by Betty Crutcher, her Stax label-mate)

Discomania  –  The Lovers (One-off single produced by Village People’s/Ritchie Family’s svengali Jacques Morali – a medley of current hits on the a-side & a potent instrumental on the b-side)

Journey to Phoebus   –  Salsoul Orchestra (Vince Montana Jnr. put together the Orchestra which consisted primarily the core of MFSB – the session musicians based at Sigma Sound, Philadelphia … from the “Magic Bird of Fire album)

Burning up  –  Celeda (Also known as Victoria Sharpe , written by E-Smoove aka Eric Miller… released on the now defunct “Twisted America Records” – from the album “This is it ” where there were multiple releases and mixes)