Chris Sullivan Presents The Wag: A Brief History (Digital)

Various Artists

Chris Sullivan Presents The Wag: A Brief History (Digital)

Various Artists

Chris Sullivan Presents The Wag: A Brief History (Digital)

Release information

Release information

Label: Edsel • Format: Digital • Date: 10/06/2016 Cat#: 5032698679485 • Barcode: 5032698679485 • Genre: Disco, Funk, Jazz

Track Listing

  1. Esther Philips - Home Is Where The Hatred Is
  2. Gil Scott-Heron - 17th Street
  3. Miami - Kill That Roach
  4. Clarence Wheeler and The Enforcers - Right On
  5. Doris Duke - Woman Of The Ghetto
  6. Beginning of the End - Funky Nassau
  7. Gwen McCRae - All This Love that I’m Giving
  8. Earth, Wind & Fire - Getaway
  9. D.C. La Rue - Cathedrals
  10. Dexter Wansel - Life On Mars
  11. Mandrill - Can You Get It
  12. New York Port Authority - I Got It
  13. The Nite-Liters - K-Jee
  14. Herbie Mann - Hijack
  15. Slave - You And Me
  16. MFSB - Freddie's Dead
  17. Benny Golson - The New Killer Joe HQ
  18. Eddie Harris - Listen Here
  19. Oscar Brown Jnr - Mr. Kicks
  20. Freddie Hubbard - Return Of The Prodigal Son
  21. Roland Kirk - Making Love After Hours
  22. Herbie Mann and Tamiko Jones - The Sidewinder
  23. Snowboy & The Latin Section - A Night In Tunisia
  24. Mongo Santamaria - I Can't Get Next To You
  25. Eddie Palmieri - Mambo Show
  26. Ray Barretto - Pastime Paradise
  27. Dom Um Romao & Jadir de Castro - Ozonio
  28. Joyce Sims - (You Are My) All And All
  29. Digital Underground - The Humpty Dance
  30. Atmosfear - Dancing In Outer Space
  31. Dinosaur L - Go Bang
  32. Undisputed Truth - You + Me = Love
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About this release

‘A Brief History’ explores the musical legacy of London nightclub ‘The Wag’ with a selection of  32 remastered rare, classic and collectible funk, Latin, disco, hip hop and jazz that filled the floor. Curated by Chris Sullivan – a musician, journalist and most importantly, the Wag’s founder, director, promoter, designer and booker for its entire run of 18 years.

Music explored covers a period from the Wag’s inception in 1983 to 1987, and although the club was an integral early proponent in the acid house explosion and continued to support electronic music until its close in 2001.