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Sources: The Sleeping Bag Records Anthology

Various Artists

Sources: The Sleeping Bag Records Anthology

Various Artists

Sources: The Sleeping Bag Records Anthology

Release information

Release information

Label: Edsel • Format: CD • Date: 17/07/2015 Cat#: HURTXCD132 • Barcode: 5014797021327 • Genre: Dance

Track Listing

  1. Week End - Class Action featuring Chris Wiltshire Original Larry Levan (12" Mix)
  2. Clean On Your Bean #1 - Dinosaur L (Original Francois K 12" Mix)
  3. Somebody New - Jamaica Girls (Original Larry Levan 12" Mix)
  4. Chill Pill - Sound Of JHS 126 Brooklyn (Original Killer Whale Under Water 12" Mix)
  5. Tiger Stripes - Felix (Original Hippy Torales Jr 12" Mix)
  6. In The Corn Belt - Dinosaur L (Original Larry Levan 12" Mix)
  7. Treehouse/School Bell - Indian Ocean Original Club 12" Mix
  8. Radio Rhythm (S-I-G-N-A-L-S-M-A-R-T) - Clandestine ft. Ned Sublette (Original NS & Killer Whale 12" Dub Mix)
  9. 5 Minutes - Bonzo Goes To Washington (Original C-C-C Club 12" Mix)
  10. Your Life - Konk (Original Party 12" Mix)
  11. Go Bang! - Dinosaur L (Unreleased Walter Gibbons 12" Mix)
  1. Come Into My Life - Joyce Sims Original Mantronik 12" Mix
  2. Fresh Is The Word - Mantronix with MC Tee Original Mantronik & John Poppo 12" Mix
  3. Let's Dub - Nocera (Original Little Louie Vega 12" Mix)
  4. The Mighty Hard Rocker - Cash Money & Marvelous (Original DJ Cash Money 12" Mix)
  5. Ladies - Mantronix (Original Mantronik 12" Mix)
  6. Cumin' Up - Too Badd (Original Courtney & Tracy 12" Mix)
  7. Johnny The Fox - Tricky Tee (Original Mantronik 12" Mix)
  8. With Or Without You - Ann-Marie (Original Little Louie Vega & Todd Terry Dub Mix 11 12" Mix)
  9. Comin' In The House - Mikey D & The LA Posse (Original Paul C 12" Mix)
  10. It's Alright Now - Solid Posse (Original Club 12" Mix)
  11. Bassline - Mantronix (Original Mantronix 12" Mix)
  12. Just Waiting For You - Ann Marie (Original Master Dub 12" Mix)
  13. (You Are My) All & All - Joyce Sims (Original Mantronik Take Twelve 12" Mix)
  14. Who Is It? - Mantronix (Original Mantronix UK 12" Mix)
  1. Jump Back (Set Me Free) - Dhar Braxton (Original Jhon Fair & Robert Cliviles Club 12" Mix)
  2. I Can't Wait - Kariya (Original Bob & Jerry Club 12" Mix)
  3. I Can't Wait For Too Long (To Let Somebody Love You) - Joe Church (Original Chep Nunez & Ray Gaskins Club 12" Mix)
  4. What Am I Gonna Do (About Your Love) - Tafuri (Original Silkon Steel 12" Mix)
  5. Come Back Lover - Richard Valentine (Original Robert Clivilles & David Cole Club 12" Mix)
  6. Happiness - Nicole (Original Frankie Knuckles Club 12" Mix)
  7. Stay With You 0 Dubb Clubb (Original Club 12" Mix)
  8. Summertime Summertime - Nocera (Original Mantronik Club 12" Mix)
  9. Tell Me That You Like It (Party Mix) - Chocolette (Original Bruce Forrest Party 12" Mix)
  10. Open Up Your Heart - Raiana Paige (Original Andy 'Panda' Tripoli & Hugo Dwyer Club 12" Dance Mix)
  11. Don't Play Me Raw - Ecstasy (Original House In Effect 12" Mix)
  12. Let Me Love You For Tonight - Kariya (Original House Club 12" Mix)
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About this release

The third Sources package comes from one perhaps one of the most radical of the New York underground independent labels in several different areas – Avant-Garde, Dance, Hip-Hop/Rap and Freestyle, so welcome to the one and only Sleeping Bag Records from New York. Founded in 1981 by the Avante-Garde musician Arthur Russell together with Will Socolov and Juggy Gayles, the label kicked off with the seminal “Go Bang!” by Dinosaur L aka Arthur Russell and quickly established itself with further dancefloor smashes from Class Action, the Jamaica Girls and Konk among others. However undoubtedly one of Sleeping Bag’s most significant signings would turn out to be producer extraordinaire Kurtis Mantronik, who, with rapper MC Tee under the name Mantronix, would produce many of the most cutting-edge Hip-Hip/Rap and Electro classics of the 1980s including “Needle To The Groove”, “Ladies”, “Bassline” and “Who Is It”, all of which are included here as well as producing a brace of international smash hits for Joyce Sims including the electro-funk masterpiece “(You Are My) All & All” and the super-slinky “Come Into My Life”. Sleeping Bag would remain at the forefront of dance music culture with numerous other significant dance-floor smashes from the likes of Tricky Tee, Felix, Nocera, Dhar Braxton and Kariya’s brilliant “Let Me Love For Tonight” among many others. In many ways Sleeping Bag exemplified the perfect New York independent label of the 1980s with its shrewd A&R philosophy and an interesting balance of staff who were divided between old music industry veterans together with a brace of young keen new inductees who kept the label close to the streets – a winning combination all round. Out of all the labels featured in the Sources series, Sleeping Bag was the most consistently successful in its era and was undoubtedly the label which was the most hardwired into the sensibilities of the times. This is the most comprehensive anthology available of one of the greatest independent record labels of the 1980s.