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

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

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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

Overview

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.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/03/2010
Label:
Ministry Of Sound Uk
UPC:
5051275037029
catalogNumber:
7503702
Rank:
57669

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Ain't Nobody
  2. Somebody Else's Guy
  3. Never Too Much
  4. Let's Groove
  5. Thinking of You
  6. Forget Me Nots
  7. I Want Your Love
  8. Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now
  9. Can You Feel It
  10. Got To Be Real
  11. Who's Zoomin' Who?
  12. Automatic
  13. Love Come Down
  14. Rising To the Top
  15. Looking Up To You
  16. For the Love of Money
  17. I Found Lovin'

Disc 2

  1. Got To Have Your Love
  2. Last Night a DJ Saved My Life
  3. You're the One For Me
  4. I.O.U.
  5. Let the Music Play
  6. I Wonder If I Take You Home
  7. Rockit
  8. Pick Up the Pieces
  9. Funkin' For Jamaica
  10. Life On Mars
  11. Don't Let Love Get You Down
  12. (You Are My) All and All
  13. Roadblock
  14. I Can't Go For That (No Can Do)
  15. It Takes Two
  16. It's Like That
  17. Can I Kick It

Disc 3

  1. Sexual Healing
  2. Just an Illusion
  3. Juicy Fruit
  4. Between the Sheets
  5. Don't Let It Go To Your Head
  6. Nights Over Egypt
  7. Fantasy
  8. Shake You Down
  9. Native New Yorker
  10. You Know How To Love Me
  11. Give Me the Reason
  12. Caribbean Queen (No More Love On the Run)
  13. Happy
  14. Roses
  15. How Do You Stop
  16. Family Affair
  17. Lovely Day

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
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   Producer
Jocelyn Brown   Producer
Chris Jasper   Composer
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 McDaniels   Composer
Gene McFadden   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
John Whitehead   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
Leee John   Composer
Joseph Simmons   Composer
Steve Berkowitz   Executive Producer
McIntyre   Composer
A.E. Brown   Composer
B. Jackson   Composer
Terry McFadden   Composer
C. McDonald   Producer
Thomassina Smith   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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