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Various - Capitol Disco (31 Disco Tracks From The Capitol Records Archive)


Tracklist


1Margo ThunderExpressway To Your Heart
Producer – Brian Potter, Dennis LambertWritten-By – Kenneth Gamble, Leon Huff
3:35
2Rance Allen GroupPeace Of Mind
Producer – Fonce Mizell, Larry MizellWritten-By – Larry Mizell
4:50
3Brown Sugar Lay Some Lovin' On Me
Producer – Robert Taylor Written-By – Robert Taylor
3:11
4Gloria JonesWindstorm
Producer – Richard JonesWritten-By – Gloria Jones, Hill
4:00
5Donna Washington'Scuse Me, While I Fall In Love
Producer – Chuck Jackson Written-By – David Lasley, Luther Vandross
4:47
6TroianoWe All Need Love
Producer – TroianoWritten-By – Troiano
5:44
7Natalie ColeAnnie Mae
Producer – Chuck Jackson , Marvin YancyWritten-By – Natalie Cole
4:01
8TavaresI'm Back For More
Producer – Bobby MartinWritten-By – Kenneth Stover
3:02
9Maze Ft. Frankie BeverlySouthern Girl (Live)
Producer – Frankie BeverlyWritten-By – Frankie Beverly
6:19
10TavaresPositive Forces
Producer – Bobby MartinWritten-By – Joe Reaves, Lonnie Reaves
2:57
11T-ConnectionParty Night
Producer – Theophilus CoakleyWritten-By – Theophilus Coakley
5:05
12Minnie RipertonAdventures In Paradise
Producer – Minnie Riperton, Richard Rudolph, Stewart LevineWritten-By – Joe Sample, Minnie Riperton, Richard Rudolph
3:15
13Brown Sugar Don't Tie Me Down
Producer – Robert Taylor Written-By – Robert Taylor
4:06
14Ashford & SimpsonStreet Corner
Producer – Nickolas Ashford, Valerie SimpsonWritten-By – Nickolas Ashford, Valerie Simpson
4:35
15Gentle PersuasionA Little Bit Of Love
Producer – Bobby Martin, Jerry RossWritten-By – Van McCoy
3:38
16Barrett StrongMan Up In The Sky
Producer – Barrett StrongWritten-By – Barrett Strong, Billy Always
4:09
17Minnie RipertonBaby, This Love I Have
Producer – Minnie Riperton, Richard Rudolph, Stewart LevineWritten-By – Leon Ware, Minnie Riperton, Richard Rudolph
4:07
18TapestryLife Is What You Make It
Mixed By – Tom MoultonProducer – John Davis Written-By – John Davis
3:09
19Natalie ColeSophisticated Lady (She's A Different Lady)
Producer – Chuck Jackson , Gene Barge, Marvin Yancy, Richard Evans Written-By – Chuck Jackson , Marvin Yancy, Natalie Cole
3:28
20Mystic MerlinSixty Thrills A Minute
Producer – Alan Abrahams Written-By – Barry Strutt, Clyde Bullard, Jerry Anderson, Keith Gonzales, Sly Randolph
4:48
21Evie SandsOne Thing On My Mind
Producer – Brian Potter, Dennis LambertWritten-By – Evie Sands, Richard Germinaro
3:31
22Sun Conscience
Producer – Beau Ray Fleming, Byron ByrdWritten-By – Byron Byrd
4:42
23Desmond Child And RougeOur Love Is Insane
Arranged By – Charlie CalelloProducer – Richard LandisWritten-By – Desmond Child
5:19
24A Taste Of HoneyDo It Good
Producer – Fonce Mizell, Larry MizellWritten-By – Janice M. Johnson, Perry Kibble
5:32
25Gene DunlapParty In Me
Producer – Gene DunlapWritten-By – David McMurray, Gene Dunlap, Cathy Cosins
4:06
26Maze Ft Frankie BeverlyTwilight
Producer – Frankie BeverlyWritten-By – Frankie Beverly
6:46
27Barrett StrongSurrender
Producer – Barrett StrongWritten-By – Barrett Strong, Billy Always
3:32
28Diana RossWork That Body
Producer – Diana RossWritten-By – Diana Ross, Paul Jabara, Ray Chew
3:35
29Brown Sugar I'm Going Through Changes Now
Producer – Vincent Montana, Jr.Written-By – Ronnie Walker, Vincent Montana, Jr.
3:07
30Donna WashingtonSave Your Love For Me
Producer – Chuck Jackson Written-By – Chuck Jackson , Tony Coleman
4:53
31Charles JacksonOoh Child
Producer – Gene Barge, Marvin YancyWritten-By – Bernard Reed, Gene Barge, Morris Jennings, Phil Upchurch
3:34

Versions


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
noneVarious Capitol Disco ‎(2xCDr, Comp, Promo)Stateside, Capitol RecordsnoneUK2007

Credits


  • Compiled By, Liner NotesBill Brewster
  • Coordinator [Project Co-ordination For Stateside]Libby Jones , Paula Flack
  • Design, IllustrationAndrew Day
  • Mastered ByKathy Bryan

Notes


℗ 2007 The copyright in this compilation is owned by EMI Records Ltd. © 2007 EMI Records Ltd.

Track 2-15, "Our Love Is Insane" is performed by Desmond Child And Rouge. Not just Desmond Child as credited.

Companies


  • Mastered At – Abbey Road Studios
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – EMI Records Ltd.
  • Copyright (c) – EMI Records Ltd.

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Various - Capitol Disco (31 Disco Tracks From The Capitol Records Archive)
Performer: Various
Genre: Electro / Soul
Title: Capitol Disco (31 Disco Tracks From The Capitol Records Archive)
Country: Europe
Released: 2007
Style: Soul, Funk, Disco
MP3 album: 1160 mb
FLAC album: 1524 mb
Source: 2 × CD, Compilation
№ Cat: 395 0312
Label: Stateside, Capitol Records

The Sphinx of Driz
This is a highly disappointing release and for these very reasons:(a.) What's HERE is mostly obscure early 80's R&B from a label that failed to promote it's R&B acts.(b.) What's MISSING is the "Disco" which this collection boasts that it contains.For a label that was hardly known for its roster of Disco acts, I find it comical that the acts listed here are not even representative of that genre of music. I used to own all of the Capitol "Disco" records which beared the "Capitol Disco" stamp on the record labels themselves and whomever compiled this awful collection obviously does not know which records were "Disco" and which were NOT from the Capitol label. I'll begin with what WAS "Disco" and what songs are missing here so as to prevent others from buying this severely pointless and laughable compilation:"Master of Love," "Love Magnet," "Happy Days Are Here Again/Happy Music (Dance the Night Away,)" "I'll Do Anything for You" and "Red Hot" by Freda Payne and "Haven't Stopped Dancin' Yet," "Just Let It Lay," "Love It (You're the One,") "No Way to Treat A Lady" or "People's Party" by Gonzalez, the latter three which were produced by Pete Bellotte (of Donna Summer fame.)And where is "Disco Fairlyand" by Kitty and The Haywoods or Shobizz' "Do It in the Dark?" Where is Helen Reddy's ONLY BOW to Disco, "Make Love to Me," a remake of Kelly Marie's song in all of it's seven minutes of Disco glory? How about "Never Gonna Change My Mind" by Plaza, anything hitworthy (at that time) from "Dance Forever" by Cheryl Ladd (of Charlie's Angels fame), "We All Need Love" by Troiano, "Our Love Is Insane" by Desmond Child And Rouge or "Shake Your Body (It's the Joint)" by Gary Bartz (which is more of a Funk joint than it is a Disco joint, but it still qualifies as Disco having been released in 1977 as a 12" single)? Tavares isn't even shown here with ANY of their Disco hits which include "The Ghost of Love," "Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel," "More Than A Woman," "Straight from Your Heart" and/or "Don't Take Away the Music." These were all released prior to 1980 and one or two were featured on the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack, a milestone recording which epitomized the Disco sound. Where are "Shoot Your Best Shot" and "Red Light," two Disco smash hits from Linda Clifford's first Capitol/RSO/Curtom album, "I'm Yours" from 1980?Also strange is that Capitol's ONLY platinum Disco single, "Boogie Oogie Oogie," from A Taste of Honey is passed up for "Do It Good," their 1979 single which introduced their "Another Taste" album and which didn't even chart Disco. It charted R&B instead and peaked at U.S. #13. Go figure.Soul siren, Natalie Cole, like Reddy, attempted ONLY ONE bow to Disco with her "I Love You So" album in 1979. If anything, its title cut or an extended version of its only hit single, "Stand By" might have made more sense than "Annie Mae" which was the 2nd single from two albums prior ("Thankful," 1977) and which was straight-up R&B. "Sophisticated Lady" which is showcased here is a Funk/Rock song and it was taken from THREE albums prior ("Natalie," 1976.) Minnie Riperton (in all of her late greatness) is severely misrepresented here with "Adventures in Paradise," a Funk-Rock tune and "Baby This Love I Have," an R&B ballad. Where are HER two bows to Disco with "Young, Willing & Able" and/or "Stick Together," which were released as 12" singles from her magnificent "Stay in Love (A Romantic Fantasy Set to Music") album from 1977?Gloria Jones is represented here with "Windstorm," which IS accurate, however she had two other Disco nuggets entitled "Bring Back the Love (Why Can't We Be Friends") and "When I Was A Little Girl," which isn't shown here at all and was similar to anything Gloria Gaynor or Thelma Houston might have recorded/released and must certainly be in the Capitol vaults. I owned IT TOO on a 12" Disco single.Also missing in action are Nancy Wilson's "I'm Gonna Let Ya" from her "Music on My Mind" album from 1978, "Love, Life and Harmony" and "Take My Love" from her 1979 & 1980 albums of the same names. Even though Wilson attempted Disco and failed, these selections are certainly qualifiable enough to have been included here.On another note, I wouldn't tell Frankie Beverly that he's a Disco artist by what is indicated here. "Southern Girl" is ANYTHING but a Disco song; it's a gritty and soulful Funk/Rock nugget.It's not to say that the songs here are bad; it's just that most of them are simply NOT Disco songs. Diana Ross was NOT a Capitol artist, so it's beyond me how her abysmal workout song, "Work That Body" ended up here. She recorded this song on RCA in 1981."Mystic Merlin's "Sixty Thrills A Minute" as well as Donna Washington's "'Scuse Me, While I Fall in Love" and Ashford & Simpson's "Street Corner" were released respectively in 1981 and 1982. Disco ended in 1980, so I don't understand quite how the "Disco" format plays into ANY of these three selections either. Finally, and more perplexing is T-Connection's "Party Night." This was (a flop) released in 1983 which is three years after the Disco Movement had completely waned.For this collection and its asking price, I would save your money, pray for the day it's re-issued (and CORRECTLY with the RIGHT SONGS and not with all the filler) or just buy it more cheaply new or used if only for some of the obscure cuts that are not available (yet) on CD.This is ANYTHING but a Disco album. Don't be fooled by the title and/or the "Disco"-ish photos on the front of the package. It's completely misleading. What titles I mention at the top of this review are the titles that Capitol is holding hostage in its vaults and that SHOULD HAVE BEEN USED here as opposed to the songs that ARE. Had this set contained any of THESE, it would have been an incredible package to own and one that I'm SURE today would be in great demand by fans of the the label's Disco output. Many of these songs are still available on vinyl and most likely will continue to be until Capitol gets with it. I'm sure that some may be available for download at a fairly reasonable price too.Like the very fitting title of a single taken from Gonzalez' swansong Capitol album, "Watch Your Step," suggests and which is ALSO MISSING from this collection, "Disco Can't Go On Forever," HERE the Disco never got started to begin with on this poorly compiled, sadly misrepresented and laughable set, so save your money, research the REAL Capitol Disco records and download. None of the label's "Disco" catalog items except for a few that aren't even here made an impact at radio or in sales ANYWAY save for Tavares, A Taste of Honey and Gonzalez and to do so would probably not cost very much.Again, this is NOT a Capitol Disco album. The Capitol Disco is completely MISSING and this is a sad realization for the fans (like myself) whom have been waiting with baited breath for YEARS to hear those songs in crisp, remastered form. This collection might have been retitled instead, "Capitol Doesn't Know What It's Doing As Usual."
Sure, in the USA, Diana was signed to RCA, but in the UK, her releases were handled by Capitol. Do some research.Also--While I agree that most of these are not disco per say, they are "danceable" r & b....which, in essence is sort of what disco is defined as. Also--"disco" did NOT end in 1979 either.