Disco Love, Vol. 2: More Rare Disco & Soul Uncovered

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
Al Kent's Disco Love: Rare Disco & Soul Uncovered gets a sequel, and the format is similar to that of Vol. 1: a mix of obscure, low-budget 1975-1979 disco on disc one, with most of the selections provided unmixed on disc two. None of the artist names is bound to jump out for the typical disco freak; however, in a few instances, known figures were behind the scenes. Lenny Bailey's grainy "Do It with Me," which appears on the second disc only, was co-written by B.T. Express' Billy Nichols. Scarbrough's "Make Love to You," somewhat akin to Lenny Williams' solo material from around the same time, boasts a rhythm arrangement from Gene Page, Barry White's right-hand man (and...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
Al Kent's Disco Love: Rare Disco & Soul Uncovered gets a sequel, and the format is similar to that of Vol. 1: a mix of obscure, low-budget 1975-1979 disco on disc one, with most of the selections provided unmixed on disc two. None of the artist names is bound to jump out for the typical disco freak; however, in a few instances, known figures were behind the scenes. Lenny Bailey's grainy "Do It with Me," which appears on the second disc only, was co-written by B.T. Express' Billy Nichols. Scarbrough's "Make Love to You," somewhat akin to Lenny Williams' solo material from around the same time, boasts a rhythm arrangement from Gene Page, Barry White's right-hand man (and occasional Williams collaborator). The most refined selection, Sandy Barber's "I Think I'll Do Some Steppin' on My Own" -- featuring a graceful lead backed by an attitudinal, Pointer Sisters-like trio of vocalists -- was co-written and arranged by Nat Adderley, Jr., who worked closely with Luther Vandross. While the tracks are, for the most part, compositionally solid, often filled out with horn and string arrangements and played with finesse, odds are that nothing would have been a parallel-universe smash. As with the first volume, the package is geared toward those whose thirst for rare disco can never be quenched, and it will also appeal to those who simply prefer grit to gloss. All of it deserved to be unearthed and put back into circulation. Kent's liner notes are typically entertaining, unsurprisingly scholar-level and self-effacing, though "Do It with Me," as he imagines, could not have possibly been "recorded by pimps and hustlers in a crack house on stolen equipment." That type of establishment didn't exist until the mid-'80s.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/29/2011
  • Label: Bbe
  • UPC: 730003117220
  • Catalog Number: 172

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 I Feel Like Dancin' - Aged In Harmony (4:57)
  2. 2 Love Exchange - Sonny Craver (5:48)
  3. 3 I Can Make It on My Own - Vessie Simmons (3:32)
  4. 4 Joey's Tune - Plazza Suite (3:28)
  5. 5 Keep a Little Love for Yourself - Elijah John Group (8:52)
  6. 6 I Think I'll Do Some Stepping on My Own - Sandy Barber (3:22)
  7. 7 Make Love to You - Scarbrough (6:28)
  8. 8 Disco Fever - Bill Avery And Love Co. (6:44)
  9. 9 I've Got the Need - Spooky & Sue (2:36)
  10. 10 Breaking Training - Larry Brown (3:36)
  11. 11 Get Down Tonight (and Do It) - Centraletts (5:39)
  12. 12 Loosen Up - Frequency (8:27)
  13. 13 Disco Baby - Nasty City (6:16)
  14. 14 When Did You Stop - The J's (6:17)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Do It with Me - Lenny Bailey Strings And Rhythm Inc (6:00)
  2. 2 Joey's Tune - Plazza Suite (3:31)
  3. 3 Love Exchange - Sonny Craver (6:30)
  4. 4 I've Got the Need - Spooky & Sue (2:49)
  5. 5 I Can Make It on My Own - Vessie Simmons (5:04)
  6. 6 Keep a Little Love for Yourself - Elijah John Group (8:09)
  7. 7 I Think I'll Do Some Stepping on My Own - Sandy Barber (7:58)
  8. 8 Make Love to You - Scarbrough (7:45)
  9. 9 Disco Fever - Bill Avery And Love Co. (7:14)
  10. 10 Loosen Up - Frequency (8:32)
  11. 11 Disco Baby - Nasty City (6:46)
  12. 12 When Did You Stop - The J's (6:17)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Al Kent Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Jay Hoggard Composer
Larry Brown Composer, Producer
Al Kent Track Selection
Terry McFaddin Composer, Producer
Clyde Otis Composer, Producer
Lee Johnson Composer, Producer
Nat Adderley Jr. Composer
Lou Delise Composer, Producer
Shawn Joseph Mastering
Vessie Simmons Composer, Producer
Iron Fist Producer
W. Morris Composer
A. Goodman Composer, Producer
Dee Brown Composer, Producer
Rena Feeney Composer, Producer
Norman B. Fowler Composer, Producer
Michael Kurman Jr. Composer
Lenny Bailey Composer, Producer
James Scarbrough Composer, Producer
David Glover Composer
Bill Nichols Composer, Producer
Arnold Moore Composer, Producer
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