VA - For Discos Only: Indie Dance Music From Fantasy And Vanguard Records 1976-1981 (2018)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 3:23:19 | 435 Mb
Genre: Disco, Funk, Soul / Label: Concord Records
Rare singles from the glory days of the American club music scene - most of which were only issued as promo release - hence the "for discos only" in the title! The package looks at the wealth of material issued by the Fantasy and Vanguard family of labels in the late 70s - imprints that have never fully gotten their due, in comparison to companies like Salsoul or Philadelphia International - even though they made an equally huge contribution to the world of funky grooves! In fact, given that Fantasy owned Prestige and other jazz labels at the time, they also had a longer heritage in soulful music - which often made some of their singles these real mini-masterpieces in sound. Vanguard was equally unusual, but in a different way - as disco and club were relatively new to their catalog - which almost seemed to give them a freedom to be a bit more experimental than some of the bigger companies working the dancefloors.