Sounds of the Seventies: Dance Fever is a 19-track collection from Time-Life that collects some of the best disco, funk, and soul from the era. It mixes songs from the top of the charts like Chic's "Dance, Dance, Dance (Yowsah, Yowsah, Yowsah)" and Taste of Honey's "Boogie Oogie Oogie," classic disco hits like Vicki Sue Robinson's "Turn the Beat Around" and the Sylvers' "Boogie Fever," tacky Euro-dance from Silver Convention ("Fly, Robin, Fly"), smooth Philly soul from the Spinners and MFSB, and outer space funk from Funkadelic ("One Nation Under a Groove, Pt. 1"). Add it all together and it gives you a pretty clear picture of what was going on in dance music in the '70s and gives a pretty good rebuttal to anyone still clueless enough to think that disco has no soul. More than that, it's a non-stop party from the first wah-wah guitar to the last funky beat.
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AllMusic Review by Tim Sendra