Joachim "Joe" Clausell / Joaquin "Joe" Claussell

Music Is...A Reason to Celebrate

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Music Is...A Reason to Celebrate Review

by Kingsley Marshall

Accomplished compilation providers Barely Breaking Even hook up with Urban Theory, following their mixed albums from the likes of Masters at Work and Pete Rock with a double-CD set from Joe Claussell, label manager at the acclaimed Spiritual Life label as well as resident at New York's Sunday night session Body & SOUL, a title that also counts François Kevorkian and Danny Krivit among its number, widely regarded as the spiritual successor to the legendary Larry Levan's Paradise Garage. This shimmering track list represents Claussell well, effortlessly slipping the likes of Sounds of Blackness and Monday Michiru into a selection of early influences represented across the two discs by the likes of Earth, Wind & Fire, Louis Armstrong, and Syreeta's '70s Motown. Even the aforementioned Levan gets a mention, checked here in a remix of Imagination's "Changes."

Track Listing - Disc 2

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Joachim "Joe" Clausell / Joaquin "Joe" Claussell feat: Louis Armstrong 04:07 Amazon
2 Joachim "Joe" Clausell / Joaquin "Joe" Claussell feat: Shirley Caesar 04:42 Amazon
3 Joachim "Joe" Clausell / Joaquin "Joe" Claussell feat: Sounds of Blackness 05:20 Amazon
4 Joachim "Joe" Clausell / Joaquin "Joe" Claussell feat: Syreeta 04:59 Amazon
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Joachim "Joe" Clausell / Joaquin "Joe" Claussell feat: Monday Michiru 15:22 Amazon
6 Joachim "Joe" Clausell / Joaquin "Joe" Claussell feat: Stanley Cowell / Regeneration 03:57 Amazon
7 Joachim "Joe" Clausell / Joaquin "Joe" Claussell feat: Jorge Ben 04:13 Amazon
8 Joachim "Joe" Clausell / Joaquin "Joe" Claussell feat: Héctor Lavoe 10:26 Amazon
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Joachim "Joe" Clausell / Joaquin "Joe" Claussell feat: Black Blood 03:12 Amazon
10 Joachim "Joe" Clausell / Joaquin "Joe" Claussell feat: King Sunny Ade 08:17 Amazon
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Joachim "Joe" Clausell / Joaquin "Joe" Claussell feat: Drum Dance 03:19 Amazon
12 Joachim "Joe" Clausell / Joaquin "Joe" Claussell feat: Maynard Ferguson 05:35 Amazon
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