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Disco Gold 2
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Special Interest, Pop
A great example of early underground disco from the mid '70s
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This CD complation is truly an exellent display of underground disco music from disco's infancy. Also, these songs are featured in their extended "Disco Mix" format, remixed by vetrean DJ and remixer Tom Moulton, possibly the first DJ to present extended remixes. If you are seriously into the origins of disco music, I urge you to buy this CD (as well as "Disco Gold" Vol.1) just for this reason alone!
"Disco Gold", Vol. 2 (as well as Vol. 1) was origanally released as a gate-fold vinyl LP on Florence Greenberg's Scepter label in 1975. Inside the gate-fold LP cover, its credits included the the names of popular disco clubs and DJ's from across the U.S. at that time.
This indepentent label (along with it's affiliated label, Wand Records) saw it's glory days in the 1960s with such artists as The Shirelles (Dedicated To The One I Love), B.J. Thomas (I'm So Lonesome I could Cry), Dionne Warwick (Don't Make Me Over), The Isley Brothers (Twist And Shout), Chuck Jackson (Any Day Now), Maxine Brown (Oh No, Not My Baby) and The Kingsmen (Louie, Louie--the label's biggest smash), amoung many others.
By the early '70s, the label drifted into the background due to it's artist either moving to the major labels, or just simply fading away. from 1971 to 1974, there were only 2 top 20 hits from Scepter--B.J. Thomas' "No Love At All", and "Rock And Roll Lullabye"--in 1971 and 1972, respectivly.
However, by the fall of 1974, Scepter Records enjoyed a huge but short comeback with a pair of smash hits by B.T. Express, "Do It ('Til You're Satisfied)" and again a few months later with the instrumental funk hit, "Express"in early 1975--Secpter's first top 10 hits since "I Just Can't Help Believing" by B.J. Thomas in 1970.
After the success of the hits by B.T. Express, Scepter ventured into the nightclub/disco market with extended mixes. Other than TK, Salsoul and Roulette Records, Scepter was, most likely, the first of the independant labels to release the extended "Disco Mix" to the record-buying public.
Unfortunately, by 1976, after the release of their first (and last) 12 inch single ("Nice And Slow" by Jesse Green), Scepter Records' president and label founder since 1959, Florence Greenberg decided to call it quits and retire. She sold the label to Roadshow Productions, a company which was affiliated with RCA at the time."
Just for "El Bimbo"
R. Unger | 03/10/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is the only Cd I could find with El Bimbo and Chinese Kung Fu! Both are proto-disco classics. The rest is decent, but hardly as noteworthy."
A Great Compilation
Robert Schober | Hillsdale, New Jersey United States | 11/05/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Best cuts here are "Waterbed", "Chinese Kung Fu", "Undecided Love", "Breakaway", and "Mud Wind". A great collection of early disco music."