Salsoul Records, West End Records & Any Disco, R&B and Dance between 1977-1982

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    Apr 23, 2012 8:08 PM GMT
    Artists under Salsoul Records:
    Loleatta Holloway, Carol Williams, Jocelyn Brown, Instant Funk, Skyy, Inner Life, Double Exposure, First Choice, Joe Bataan, Salsoul Orchestra, Chara.

    Artists under West End Records:
    Raw Silk, Taana Gardner, Karen Young, Barbra Mason, Loose Joints, The New York City Peech Boys.

    Artists under S.O.L.A.R. Records (Later known as Soul Train Records):
    Dynasty, Shalamar, Carrie Lucas, Klymaxx, Lakeside, Midnight Star, Calloway, Collage, The Whispers, The Sylvers.

    Other Artists under different Labels:

    The Ritchie Family, Sylvester, Chaka Khan, The Michael Zager Band (Whitney Houston's debut into her music career), Frisky, The Pointer Sisters, The Supremes (Under Susaye Greene, Mary Wilson & Scherrie Payne), Earth, Wind & Fire, Michael Jackson, Dan Hartman, Donna Summer, Diana Ross, Cerrone, Gayle Adams....


    Does anyone still carry vinyls or records from these past artists?
    Does anyone still listen to disco from this time period?
    Has anyone experienced living as a teen/adult during this time period of music?
  • NJVetteGuy77

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    Apr 23, 2012 10:40 PM GMT
    I was only born during this time period, but I do love listening to Disco, especially while driving my '76 Camaro! Great music!

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    Apr 23, 2012 10:48 PM GMT
    OMG!!!! Did this really happen? Please tell me its not true. Wake me when its over.
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    Apr 23, 2012 10:57 PM GMT
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    I grew up listening to this, I thought I was the only one. Someone in my family liked it, so we heard it every Christmas. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Apr 23, 2012 11:11 PM GMT
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    This one takes me back to when I first came out. Heard it on WVEE (V-103) in Atlanta, which one of the first radio stations to devote it's entire format to disco.
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    Apr 23, 2012 11:20 PM GMT
    Casablanca Reworks EP was released this year with four songs from the disco-era label by four different artists with Peaches doing guest vocals for all four bands.

    (original Donna Summer)


    (original Stephanie Mills)


    (original by Michael Sembello)


    My favorite of the four:
    (original Skatt Brothers)
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    Apr 23, 2012 11:30 PM GMT
    Cherchez La Femme
    Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band

    A great one hit wonder. icon_cool.gif


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    Apr 24, 2012 12:13 AM GMT
    GERGIN saidDoes anyone still carry vinyls or records from these past artists?
    Does anyone still listen to disco from this time period?
    Has anyone experienced living as a teen/adult during this time period of music?
    I'm impressed with the OP's knowledge of music from my time period. Disco was OK, but it signaled a slow death of classic R&B as it had evolved into the 70s. Many black artists didn't survive the change in musical tastes brought on by disco. There are about 1,200 vinyls in my library with about 90% in mint condition spanning 1962 through 1986 that still get played. There also are about 1,200 store-bought CDs covering this time period. The majority are by the artists mentioned in the OP and their peers. Most have been converted to CDs where the album has never been released in that format. A lot of it also has been converted to MP3 format for portability on long trips out of the US.

    There are some great second hand vinyl stores in Toronto that would put the OP in seventh heaven if this is his taste in music.

    Cherchez la femme!