The Ultimate Disco Collection



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5 CD / Cassette Set
Released February 1997
Cat No.: RDCD1521-5 (RDC93191-5)
RD Code: UDC 398
Compiled by J K Hall
Produced by P Marchant
Booklet Notes by S Barnard

This was the first of my 'Ultimate' series of releases. It became the most popular collection during my time with RD, not so much in sales (although it did sell very well) but in kudos from other staff and external contacts. I was quite shocked when many of my contacts in other music companies were requesting copies for themselves. It was rarely that these people would ask for 'blagged' copies of RD releases - normally followed by the caveat: "It's for my mum" / "...grandmother" / "...grandfather" etc. This was the first time they asked "Can I have a copy?", and it showed me that, with the right releases, RD had the potential to grow their market into a much younger age group. Unfortunetely it was a growth that RD management never quite understood...
It was a difficult collection to compile, as most 'classic' disco tracks were owned by the one company we couldn't deal with at the time, Warners (although I did eventually broker a deal with the company in my last year of employment at RD). So there were a lot of spaces that I filled with lesser known recordings that, actually, gave the collection it's unique feel and a sense that it wasn't the same as any other 'disco' sets that had been released previously.


Compact Disc 1                   The Classic Number Ones

1 - Village People - Y.M.C.A.
2 - Kelly Marie - Feels Like I'm In Love
3 - Jacksons - Show You the Way To Go
4 - Donna Summer - I Feel Love
5 - Tina Charles - I Love To Love (But My Baby Just Loves To Dance)
6 - Hot Chocolate - So You Win Again
7 - Gloria Gaynor - I Will Survive
8 - Barry White - You're The First My Last My Everything
9 - Three Degrees - When Will I See You Again
10 - Real Thing - You To Me Are Everything
11 - Odyssey - Use It Up, Wear It Out
12 - Baccara - Yes Sir, I Can Boogie
13 - Boney M - Rivers Of Babylon
14 - Dr Hook - When You're In Love With A Beautiful Woman
15 - Stylistics - Can't Give You Anything (But My Love)
16 - George MacCrae - Rock Your Baby
17 - Tymes - Ms Grace
18 - Carl Douglas - Kung Fu Fighting

Compact Disc 2                   Disco Daze, Disco Nights

1 - Gibson Brothers - Que Sera Mi Vida (If You Should Go)
2 - Alicia Bridges - I Love The Nightlife (Disco 'Round)
3 - Boney M - Sunny
4 - Bill Withers - Lovely Day
5 - Marshall Hain - Dancing In The City
6 - La Belle - Lady Marmalade (Voulez - Vous Coucher Avec Moi Ce Soir?)
7 - Sweet Sensation - Sad Sweet Dreamer
8 - Shakatak - Night Birds
9 - Barry White - Just The Way You Are
10 - The Trammps - Hold Back The Night
11 - Carol Douglas - Night Fever
12 - KC & The Sunshine Band - Get Down Tonight
13 - Brothers Johnson - Stomp
14 - Kool & The Gang - Ladies Night
15 - Osibisa - Sunshine Day
16 - Candido - Jingo

Compact Disc 3                   Classic Hits

1 - Ottawan - D I S C O
2 - Village People - Can't Stop The Music
3 - Melba Moore - This Is It
4 - The Whispers - And The Beat Goes On
5 - Earth, Wind And Fire - Let's Groove
6 - Gibson Brothers - Mariana
7 - Ritchie Family - Brazil
8 - Light Of The World - I Shot The Sheriff
9 - Jean Carn - Let's Stay Together
10 - Tina Charles - Dr Love
11 - Candi Staton - Suspicious Minds
12 - Shirley & Company - Shame Shame Shame
13 - Ritchie Family - Best Disco In Town
14 - Edwin Starr - H.A.P.P.Y. Radio
15 - Donna Summer - Could It Be Magic
16 - A Taste Of Honey - Boogie Oogie Oogie
17 - Tina Charles - I'll Go Where Your Music Takes Me
18 - Dan Hartman - Instant Replay

Compact Disc 4                   Great Stars, Great Hits

1 - Eruption - I Can't Stand The Rain
2 - Jacksons - Blame It On The Boogie
3 - Blondie - Heart Of Glass
4 - Donna Summer - Love's Unkind
5 - Herbie Hancock - Rockit
6 - 5000 Volts - Dr Kiss Kiss
7 - Kool & The Gang - Get Down On It
8 - Gladys Knight & The Pips - Baby Don't Change Your Mind
9 - Three Degrees  - My Simple Heart
10 - Gloria Gaynor - Never Can Say Goodbye
11 - Linda Lewis - It's In His Kiss
12 - Shalamar - There It Is
13 - Bonnie Tyler - Married Men
14 - The Whispers - My Girl
15 - Ottawan - Help Get Me Some Help
16 - Earth, Wind And Fire - Boogie Wonderland
17 - Evelyn ‘Champagne’ King - Love Come Down
18 - Village People - In The Navy

Compact Disc 5                   Disco Memories

1 - Van MacCoy - The Hustle
2 - Disco Tex & The Sex O Lettes - I Wanna Dance Wit' Choo
3 - Tavares - Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel
4 - Tom Browne - Funkin' For Jamaica (NY)
5 - Funkadelic - One Nation Under A Groove
6 - Herbie Hancock - I Thought It Was You
7 - Central Line - Nature Boy
8 - Lipps Inc. - Funky Town
9 - The Isley Brothers - That Lady
10 - Hot Chocolate - Put Your Love In Me
11 - Limmie And the Family Cookin' - A Walkin' Miracle
12 - Aretha Franklin - What A Fool Believes
13 - Gloria Gaynor - Reach Out I'll Be There
14 - The O'Jays - I Love Music
15 - Odyssey - Inside Out
16 - The Drifters - Can I Take You Home Little Girl?
17 - Stylistics - Can't Help Falling In Love
18 - Harold Melvin & The Bluenotes - Don't Leave Me This Way

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