Label: Mercury - 816 417-2 • Series: Compact Disco - 3 • Format: CD Compilation • Country: Netherlands • Genre: Electronic, Funk / Soul • Style: Funk, Disco
Dozens upon dozens of disco compilations -- some good, some bad -- have been released since Rhino dribbled out their seven-volume Disco Years series in the '90s. While several of the discs that have followed offer consistent track listings and more eye-pleasing packaging, this particular series remains one of the best available. Across seven discs, the disco phenomenon is summarized with a near-perfect balance between the universally known and the not quite as popular.
Some might want to stick strictly to the pop-chart toppers, which is understandable for nostalgia's sake; however, one of the most important characteristics of this era is that the singles that failed Celebration - Various - Compact Disco 3 cross over into mainstream territory consistently rivaled -- and frequently trumped -- their gold and platinum counterparts. So, it doesn't matter whether you were a Paradise Garage regular or an infrequent viewer of Dance Fever -- there's something for everyone on each of these volumes.
The third volume of The Disco Yearssubtitled "Boogie Fever," is dominated by mainstream hits, though tracks like Manu Dibango 's "Soul Makossa" which would've floundered in obscurity if it hadn't been for the support of the Loft's David Mancuso thankfully sneak through.
The most problematic aspect of these discs is that they favor radio edits that often trim several minutes from the original versions. Hardcore disco freaks will argue that a compromise of the extended groove defeats the purpose, but Rhino would have had to stretch this series out to an unwieldy size in order to accommodate each inclusion's most club-friendly mix.
Sexy Trippy All Moods. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Introspection Late Night Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos Serial Heartbreaker - Pink Grease - This Is For Real Posts. Track Listing. Rock the Boat. Wally Holmes. Hues Corporation. Get Down Tonight. Harry Wayne "K. Boogie Fever.
Kenneth St. Celebration - Various - Compact Disco 3 Sylvers. Doctor's Orders. Carol Douglas. I Love the Nightlife Disco 'Round. Alicia Bridges. Get Off. Macho Man. The Village People. Young Hearts Run Free. Dave Crawford. Candi Staton. Dancing Machine. The Jackson 5.
Love Machine, Pt. The Miracles. Soul Makossa. Manu Dibango. Dance Disco Heat. Eric Robinson. Hot Shot. Karen Young. Le Freak. We Are Family. Sister Sledge. The Glow of Love. Knock on Wood. Amii Stewart. Bad Girls. Donna Summer. Rock Celebration - Various - Compact Disco 3 Boat Wally Holmes. Boogie Fever Kenneth St. Soul Makossa Manu Dibango. Dance Disco Heat Eric Robinson.
Miguel Barbera - Invitation To The Classic Guitar Music, Celebration - Buddy Rich Big Band Featuring Richie Cole - Big Cole, Act 1 - La Commedia è Graziosa - Mozart* - Mozart 225: The Late Operas, Wiser Time - The Black Crowes - Amorica.