Various – The West End Story (Volume Two) [WESTBMGLP03]
West End Records
NYC’s Disco powerhouse West End Records should need no intro. The home of too-numerous-to-list club classics for over 30+ years is still impacting today on what we know to be club culture. The label started by one Mel Cheren (RIP) with assistance from Larry Levan and more way back in 1976 is still held in such high regard today with it’s catalogue constantly being played, rediscovered, reinterpreted and loved by waves and waves of new fans and admirers. ‘The West End story Vol. 2’ is an essential overview of this most iconic of labels, following on it’s from it’s predecessor the quality bar is obviously set extremely high, one only has to look over the tracklist to see the names and titles that are included! Cuts from Loose Joints, Taana Gardner, Barbara Mason, Stone, Raw Silk and more make up 4 joyous sides of essential forward looking post Disco classics – We’re talking late 70’s, early 80’s, synths, mega overdubs, left-field arrangements and anything and everything in-between. A truly golden era of dance music history, names like Arthur Russell, Kenton Nix, Walter Gibbons and more make up some of the talent featured on this flawless selection of goodies. Oh, and for the record (no pun intended) these are all the extended mixes, 12” versions and special cuts, all killer – no filler!