The American Boogie Down
by Various artists
The American Boogie Down" finally makes it on vinyl!
To celebrate the 10 year anniversary of the groundbreaking compilation by Jerome Derradji & Rob Sevier (Numero), Past Due Records, the reissue division of Still Music is finally releasing this incredible selection or rare and lost boogie funk and disco from the Midwest and beyond on wax.
Previous to disco's commercial explosion at the end of the 1970's, the music had been mostly an underground phenomenon specific to New York City. Most of Middle America had been allowed to remain blissfully behind the curve, appropriating the fashions coming out of the urban cultural centers at a leisurely pace.
Disco's sudden mainstream success mandated a swift update of sound and style in the independent soul practitioner, often with transcendent results. Translated into the language of middle America, the major label gloss of disco and modern funk became more muddy and raw, displaying more character.
Often enough, the inherent independence and creativity of American soul music overcame the worst instincts of the manufactured disco sound poisoning the water supply.
What we find collected here is music that manages to be personal, thoughtful, colorful, and expansive while maintaining the same mesmerizing grooves and filling the same dance floors as its mainstream counterpoints.
The DLP includes an exclusive poster with liner notes by Rob Sevier and artwork by Al Kent.
A1 The Morning After - Get It
A2 The Right Direction - Midnight Rhythm
A3 Devarne - You Are Number One
B1 Grayship Daviz - Get Up Get Down & Let Your Body Pop
B2 Tony Cook Presents Vernon Cheely - Get To The Point
B3 Destiny In Time Band - Dance
C1 Destiny In Time Band - You Bring Out The Best In Me
C2 The Fabulous King - If You Like What We're Doing
C3 Devarne - Kiss You Everywhere
D1 Visions Of Tomorrow - Galaxy
D2 Monofide - Party
D3 Lonnie Givens - The Heat Is On