Various Artists

Give Your Body Up, Vol. 3

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Give Your Body Up, Vol. 3 Review

by Andy Kellman

The three-volume Give Your Body Up series is one of the most welcomed sets of late-'70s and early-'80s club music. Not only are the selections smart, including many shouldn't-be-forgotten singles that were only known well in the underground, but they're also regularly included in their full 12" versions -- rarely are the tracks presented in inferior three-to-four-minute radio edits. These discs might not be the best choice for those getting their feet wet with disco, but they help demonstrate how dance music had no problem thriving beneath the charts. Highlights from the third volume include Billy Nichols' "Give Your Body Up to the Music," Lenny Williams' "You Got Me Running," Linda Clifford's "Runaway Love," and Chaka Khan's "Clouds."

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