The good folks at Cultures of Soul have been digging! Recently they released a compilation of Caribbean disco and funk that is chock full of grooves that provide the perfect soundtrack that will compliment any summer day. The unearthed gems in this compilation are sure to get the dance floor simmering! All the tracks are great! Most notable ones on my favorites list include the two stalwart selections by Wild Fire, the simmering Trinidadian cut “Got to Have You” by Joanne Wilson, and the superior groove found on Waxist Selecta’s rework of Prince Blackman’s “Rockers Delight.” You can get this comp as a single CD or in a 2LP set straight from Cultures of Soul’s website! Don’t sleep on this.
It seems like no part of the world has evaded discos’ ubiquitous influence, including the Caribbean. The Caribbean in the late ’70s and early ’80s was a hotbed of musical activity and this compilation focuses on the best disco-influenced tracks from Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica, and the Bahamas. All of the tracks here were officially licensed and reissued for the first time ever.
Highlights of the 13 tracks included on this compilation are: the under-the-radar cosmic disco tune “Got To Have You” by Joanne Wilson, a rare P&P Records-influenced track “Dance With Me” by Odessey One, the icy cool synth-trenched “Living On A String” by Wild Fire, the incredible dance floor-friendly “Instant Funk” by Merchant, and the disco reggae cover of “Rapper’s Delight” by Prince Blackman masterfully edited by Waxist Selecta. This compilation was compiled and researched by Deano Sounds and includes edits by Al Kent, the Whiskey Barons, and Waxist Selecta. Coming out on June 17th on CD and 2LP gatefold.
- Odessey One – Dance With Me
- Levi John – Feel Like Dancing
- Joanne Wilson – Got To Have You
- Merchant – Instant Funk
- Trinidad Troubadours with Tony Ricardo – Disco Music
- Mighty Duke – Be Yourself
- Wild Fire – The Rebels
- Wild Fire – Living On A String
- Ronnie Butler and the Ramblers – Peace Without Love
- Mavis John – Use My Body
- Prince Blackman – Rockers Delight (Waxist Selecta Edit)
- Joanne Wilson – Got To Have You (Whiskey Barons’ Rework)
- Odessey One – Dance With Me (Al Kent Version)
Buy Cultures of Soul – Tropical Disco Hustle 2LP vinyl set