In the 60s soul meant Motown, Atlantic, Brunswick and Chess. In the 70s it meant Hi Recordings and Philadelphia International Records and gave birth to Blaxploitation and Disco. In the 80s it continued to reflect the changing fortunes of many afro-Americans. It became smoother than in previous decades and many who’d dominated the previous 20 years struggled to find a place in this new chapter. Their place of course was taken by a slew of new stars producing fine tunes but every now and then one of the old guard would unleash a salvo that left everyone speechless.
This selection combines the glorious work of those new stars with the occasional gem from old legends.
16 classics and collectibles from the post-disco era.
Features chart hits from The Fatback Band, Jocelyn Brown, Cameo and Gwen Guthrie and many more.
Sleevenotes and compilation by black music and pop expert Tony Fasides (Music Week, Touch).