Ministry of Sound: 80s Groove -- Old Skool Funk Soul Classics

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All Music Guide - Jon O'Brien
After branching out from their more familiar dancefloor anthems into chillout, acoustic pop, and R&B, Ministry of Sound's latest compilation covers the funk, soul, disco, and hip-hop sounds of the '80s groove scene. Featuring 51 tracks from artists as diverse as Earth, Wind & Fire, Hall & Oates, and A Tribe Called Quest, it's a comprehensive collection of songs from a genre usually ignored by other retrospectives. There are classic Top Ten singles from Chaka Khan and Rufus, McFadden & Whitehead, and the Jacksons, recently sampled tracks that have been given a new lease on life from Patrice Rushen, Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam, and Shannon, and some rather ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jon O'Brien
After branching out from their more familiar dancefloor anthems into chillout, acoustic pop, and R&B, Ministry of Sound's latest compilation covers the funk, soul, disco, and hip-hop sounds of the '80s groove scene. Featuring 51 tracks from artists as diverse as Earth, Wind & Fire, Hall & Oates, and A Tribe Called Quest, it's a comprehensive collection of songs from a genre usually ignored by other retrospectives. There are classic Top Ten singles from Chaka Khan and Rufus, McFadden & Whitehead, and the Jacksons, recently sampled tracks that have been given a new lease on life from Patrice Rushen, Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam, and Shannon, and some rather obscure additions from the likes of Michael Wycoff, Keni Burke, and Mtume. Highlights from the first disc include the powerful gospel vocals of Jocelyn Brown's "Somebody Else's Guy," Sister Sledge's classy string-laden disco ballad "Thinkin' of You," and Luther Vandross' joyously uplifting "Never Too Much." Mantronix's club classic "Got to Have Your Love," Run-D.M.C.'s influential "It's Like That" (the original rather than the Jason Nevins remix), and Indeep's anthemic "Last Night a DJ Saved My Life" provide the standouts for disc two. The sensual soul of Marvin Gaye's "Sexual Healing," Bill Withers' effortlessly summery "Lovely Day," and Sly & the Family Stone's funk-rock standard "Family Affair" are the choice cuts from disc three. 80s Groove showcases the best old-skool urban music from both the U.K. and U.S., and is a refreshing antidote to the countless new wave, electro-pop, and rave albums that usually dominate the decade's nostalgia market.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/3/2010
  • Label: Ministry Of Sound Uk
  • EAN: 5051275037029
  • Catalog Number: 7503702
  • Sales rank: 5,824

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Ain't Nobody - Rufus & Chaka Khan (4:42)
  2. 2 Somebody Else's Guy - Jocelyn Brown (3:44)
  3. 3 Never Too Much - Luther Vandross (3:50)
  4. 4 Let's Groove - Earth, Wind & Fire (4:02)
  5. 5 Thinking of You - Sister Sledge (4:23)
  6. 6 Forget Me Nots - Patrice Rushen (4:07)
  7. 7 I Want Your Love - Chic (3:30)
  8. 8 Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now - McFadden & Whitehead (3:38)
  9. 9 Can You Feel It - The Jacksons (3:49)
  10. 10 Got To Be Real - Cheryl Lynn (3:49)
  11. 11 Who's Zoomin' Who? - Aretha Franklin (5:49)
  12. 12 Automatic - The Pointer Sisters (4:47)
  13. 13 Love Come Down - Evelyn "Champagne" King (3:18)
  14. 14 Rising To the Top - Keni Burke (4:02)
  15. 15 Looking Up To You - Michael Wycoff (5:20)
  16. 16 For the Love of Money - The O'Jays (3:46)
  17. 17 I Found Lovin' - The Fatback Band (4:08)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Got To Have Your Love - Mantronix (4:48)
  2. 2 Last Night a DJ Saved My Life - Indeep (4:28)
  3. 3 You're the One For Me - D Train (4:36)
  4. 4 I.O.U. - Freez (3:49)
  5. 5 Let the Music Play - Shannon (3:30)
  6. 6 I Wonder If I Take You Home - Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam (3:27)
  7. 7 Rockit - Herbie Hancock (3:41)
  8. 8 Pick Up the Pieces - The Average White Band (3:59)
  9. 9 Funkin' For Jamaica - Tom Browne (4:40)
  10. 10 Life On Mars - Dexter Wansel (3:18)
  11. 11 Don't Let Love Get You Down - Archie Bell & the Drells (4:19)
  12. 12 (You Are My) All and All - Joyce Sims (4:27)
  13. 13 Roadblock - Waterman (3:09)
  14. 14 I Can't Go For That (No Can Do) - John Oates (5:04)
  15. 15 It Takes Two - DJ E-Z Rock (3:58)
  16. 16 It's Like That - Run-D.M.C. (4:48)
  17. 17 Can I Kick It - A Tribe Called Quest (6:39)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Sexual Healing - Marvin Gaye (3:59)
  2. 2 Just an Illusion - Imagination (3:55)
  3. 3 Juicy Fruit - Mtume (4:31)
  4. 4 Between the Sheets - The Isley Brothers (5:38)
  5. 5 Don't Let It Go To Your Head - Jean Carn (4:50)
  6. 6 Nights Over Egypt - The Jones Girls (4:40)
  7. 7 Fantasy - Earth, Wind & Fire (3:44)
  8. 8 Shake You Down - Gregory Abbott (4:06)
  9. 9 Native New Yorker - Odyssey (3:26)
  10. 10 You Know How To Love Me - Phyllis Hyman (3:48)
  11. 11 Give Me the Reason - Luther Vandross (4:37)
  12. 12 Caribbean Queen (No More Love On the Run) - Billy Ocean (4:07)
  13. 13 Happy - Surface (3:58)
  14. 14 Roses - Haywoode (3:47)
  15. 15 How Do You Stop - James Brown (4:50)
  16. 16 Family Affair - Sly & The Family Stone (3:03)
  17. 17 Lovely Day - Bill Withers (4:11)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Sylvester "Sly Stone" Stewart Vocals
Freddie Stone Vocals
Technical Credits
Rob Base Producer
Mantronix Producer
Gregory Abbott Composer, Producer
Arthur Baker Composer
Aretha Franklin Composer
Marvin Gaye Composer
Dan Hartman Composer, Producer
The Isley Brothers Producer
Ernie Isley Composer
Michael Jackson Composer
Kashif Composer
Cheryl Lynn Composer
Billy Ocean Composer
Luther Vandross Composer, Producer
Maurice White Composer, Producer
Bill Withers Composer, Producer
Tom Browne Composer
Herbie Hancock Composer, Producer
Bill Laswell Composer
Clifford Coulter Producer
Webster Lewis Producer
Full Force Composer
David Foster Composer
Bernard Edwards Composer
Daryl Hall Composer, Producer
Nile Rodgers Composer
Hubert Eaves III Producer
Jocelyn Brown Producer
Reggie Lucas Composer, Producer
Jackie Jackson Composer
Chris Barbosa Composer, Producer
Eduardo del Barrio Composer
Michael Beinhorn Composer
Keni Burke Composer, Producer
Charles Calello Producer
Colin Campsie Producer
Dave Grusin Producer
Keith Diamond Producer
Kenny Gamble Composer
Allen George Producer
Preston Glass Composer
Mark Goldenberg Composer
Marvin Isley Composer
O'Kelly Isley Composer
Ronald Isley Composer
Rudolph Isley Composer
Bernard Jackson Producer
Steve Jolley Composer
Jürgen S. Korduletsch Producer
Mark Liggett Producer
Sandy Linzer Composer, Producer
James Mtume Composer, Producer
Marty Paich Producer
Darryl "D.M.C." McDaniels Composer
Fred McFarlane Producer
George McFarlane Producer
Narada Michael Walden Composer, Producer
Charlie Midnight Composer
Marcus Miller Producer
John Oates Composer, Producer
Don Oriolo Producer
David Paich Composer, Producer
Richard Perry Producer
Greg Phillinganes Producer
John Robie Composer
Larry Rosen Producer
Skip Scarborough Composer
Sylvester "Sly Stone" Stewart Producer
Tony Swain Composer
Peter Vale Composer
Wayne Vaughn Composer
Brock Walsh Composer
Fred Washington Composer
Verdine White Composer
Joseph Wissert Producer
Aitken Composer
Ashley Ingram Composer
Robert Ginyard Composer
Bryce Luvah Composer
Kurtis Mantronik Composer
Reggie Thompson Producer
Sara Allen Composer
Ed Chisolm Composer
A. Jackson Composer
Alex Macnutt Concept
Whitehead Composer
Leee John Composer
Joseph "Run" Simmons Composer
Steve Berkowitz Executive Producer
McIntyre Composer
A.E. Brown Composer
Christopher Jasper Composer
B. Jackson Composer
Terry McFadden Composer
C. McDonald Producer
Thomassina Smith Composer
McFadden Composer
McIntosh Composer
D. Townsend Composer
Simon "S. Boogie" Barnabas Concept
David "Pic" Conley Producer
Mike Cleveland Producer
John Flippin Composer
Hawk Wolinsky Composer
Charles Koppleman Producer
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