Disco Freakout

Various Artists

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Disco Freakout Review

by Stephen Cook

This might be the perfect soundtrack for that next disco party. Packed with a bevy of hits and some choice obscurities, Disco Freakout delivers 42 polyester grooves over the course of two discs. Featuring both Top 40 gold from Chic ("Le Freak") and chart underlings by the likes of Steve Arrington ("Feel So Real"), the package balances every "Y.M.C.A." with more substantial dancefloor fare from such as Edwin Starr and Patrice Rushen. There's also even a bit of disco pre-history to be had, thanks to Philly bump purveyors the O'Jays ("Love Train"); and at the other end of the spectrum, Deee-Lite can be heard making nostalgic waves on their '90s smash "Groove Is in the Heart." Catch your boogie fever here.

Track Listing - Disc 1

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Heatwave 03:20
2 The Jacksons 03:18 Amazon
3 Chic 03:12
4 Sister Sledge 03:00
5 Prince 03:17
6 Labelle 03:33
7 Wild Cherry 02:46
8 KC & the Sunshine Band 02:35
9 Kool & the Gang 04:13
10 The Whispers 03:09
11 James Brown 05:10
12 The Gap Band 03:08
13 Hot Chocolate 03:45
14 Rufus & Chaka Khan 03:53
15 The Real Thing 02:53
16 Diana Ross 03:22
17 Shalamar 04:05
18 McFadden & Whitehead 03:24
19 Chaka Khan 03:25
20 Candi Staton 03:20
21 The O'Jays 02:53

Track Listing - Disc 2

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Chic 03:23
2 Patrice Rushen 02:55
3 Sister Sledge 03:31
4 Steve Arrington 03:41
5 Dan Hartman 03:23
6 The Michael Zager Band 03:31
7 Lipps, Inc. 02:43
8 The Detroit Spinners 02:59
9 Stacy Lattisaw 03:44
10 A Taste of Honey 03:24
11 Deee-Lite 02:20
12 Odyssey 03:30
13 Change 03:17
14 Edwin Starr 03:00
15 The Trammps 03:27
16 Donna Summer 03:07
17 Ottawan 03:31
18 The Village People 02:08
19 Sylvester 02:46
20 The Emotions / Earth, Wind & Fire 04:26
21 Evelyn "Champagne" King 03:59
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