Friday, January 25, 2008

Funky Nassau

This looks fucking fantastic:

A compilation of work from Compass Point Studios, released by the resurgent Strut Records (responsible for the Wild Bunch mix disc, Disco Not Disco series, Grass Roots comps, etc). They stumbled a bit with the overcompiled and overexposed tracks on the third Disco Not Disco, but this is something else entirely:

1. Grace Jones – My Jamaican Guy (12” version)
2. Tom Tom Club – Genius Of Love (12” version)
3. Talking Heads – Born Under Punches (The Heat Goes On)
4. Guy Cuevas – Obsession (The Nassau mix)
5. Set The Tone – Dance Sucker (Francois Kevorkian mix)
6. Gwen Guthrie – Padlock (Larry Levan mix)
7. Bits & Pieces – Don’t Stop The Music
8. Sly Dunbar – River Niger
9. Lizzie Mercier Descloux – Sun is Shining
10. Cristina – You Rented A Space
11. Ian Dury & The Seven Seas Players – Spasticus Autisticus (Version)
12. Chaz Jankel feat. Laura Weymouth – Whisper
13. Will Powers – Adventures In Success (Dub Copy)

Yes. "My Jamaican Guy" is from Jones' unfuckwithable Warm Leatherette/Nightclubbing/Living My Life period, "Genius of Love" needs no elaboration from me, "Born Under Punches" ditto, Sly Dunbar is god, "Sun Is Shining" is from Descloux's Mambo Nassau, one of my all-time favorite albums (though I would've picked "Sports Spootnicks" or "Five Troubles Mambo"), "Spasticus Autisticus" in any form is crucial, Chaz Jankel is also God (and was compiled to fantastic effect late last year on My Occupation). All this and Larry Levan too!


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