A short but sweet compilation from K-Tel, Roller Disco: Boogie from the Skating Rinks contains ten disco and funk hits of the late '70s and early '80s, all of which are enduring classics, whether you're in or out of skates. Compared to the average compilation of disco singles, this disc tends to focus on midtempo grooves rather than breakneck stompers and elegant ballads -- i.e., the kind of tracks that are most conducive to roller skating. Most of the selections have appeared on dozens of other sets, including Cheryl Lynn's "Got to Be Real," A Taste of Honey's "Boogie Oogie Oogie," Vaughan Mason & Crew's "Bounce, Rock, Skate, Roll, Pt. 1," Taana Gardner's "Heartbeat," and Frankie Smith's "Double Dutch Bus." Whatever the case, these songs cannot be worn out.
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AllMusic Review by Andy Kellman