Soul Train: The Dance Years 1977

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Rhino's Soul Train: The Dance Years 1977 provides a good collection of 14 hits from a year when disco ruled the dance and R&B charts. Although some of the featured songs may stretch the definition of dance a little -- terrific it may be, but the Floaters' "Float On" isn't really dance or disco -- it's nevertheless a first-rate collection that boasts a good mix of the familiar ("Best of My Love," "Brick House," "Got to Give It Up, Pt. 1," "Strawberry Letter 23," "Don't Leave Me This Way," "I'm Your Boogie Man," "Boogie Nights") and cuts that aren't always played on the radio, twenty years after the fact ("Serpentine Fire," "It's Ecstasy When You Lay Down Next...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Rhino's Soul Train: The Dance Years 1977 provides a good collection of 14 hits from a year when disco ruled the dance and R&B charts. Although some of the featured songs may stretch the definition of dance a little -- terrific it may be, but the Floaters' "Float On" isn't really dance or disco -- it's nevertheless a first-rate collection that boasts a good mix of the familiar ("Best of My Love," "Brick House," "Got to Give It Up, Pt. 1," "Strawberry Letter 23," "Don't Leave Me This Way," "I'm Your Boogie Man," "Boogie Nights") and cuts that aren't always played on the radio, twenty years after the fact ("Serpentine Fire," "It's Ecstasy When You Lay Down Next to Me," "Slide," "Back in Love Again (Every Time I Turn Around," "Do You Wanna Get Funky With Me," "High School Dance"). It's an excellent portrait of a fine year in dance music.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/2/1999
  • Label: Rhino
  • UPC: 081227593629
  • Catalog Number: 75936

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Best of My Love (3:41)
  2. 2 Brick House - The Commodores (3:33)
  3. 3 Serpentine Fire (3:45)
  4. 4 Got to Give It Up, Pt. 1 (4:11)
  5. 5 It's Ecstasy When You Lay Down Next to Me - Barry White (3:26)
  6. 6 Strawberry Letter 23 (3:36)
  7. 7 Float On (4:13)
  8. 8 Don't Leave Me This Way (3:40)
  9. 9 I'm Your Boogie Man (4:02)
  10. 10 Slide - Slave (3:20)
  11. 11 Boogie Nights - Heatwave (3:40)
  12. 12 (Every Time I Turn Around) Back in Love Again (3:40)
  13. 13 Do Ya Wanna Get Funky With Me (3:43)
  14. 14 High School Dance (3:49)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Brothers Johnson Track Performer
The Commodores Track Performer
Earth, Wind & Fire Track Performer
The Emotions Track Performer
Marvin Gaye Track Performer
Heatwave Track Performer
Thelma Houston Track Performer
L.T.D. Track Performer
Slave Track Performer
Barry White Track Performer
The Sylvers Track Performer
The Floaters Track Performer
Peter Brown Track Performer
KC & the Sunshine Band Track Performer
Technical Credits
Bill Inglot Producer, Remastering
David McLees Producer
Don Cornelius Executive Producer
Ron Weisner Executive Producer
Stewart Whitmore Remastering
Rachel Gutek Art Direction
Andrew Garver Remastering
Lawrence Tanter Liner Notes
Reginald Burke Composer
James Mitchell Jr. Composer
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