Various Artists

Now! That's What I Call Disco

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Now! That's What I Call Disco Review

by Andy Kellman

Now! That's What I Call Disco is a surprisingly thoughtful 63-track disco overview. For the sake of cramming as many selections in as possible, the compilers favored shorter -- and often inferior -- single edits over full and extended versions. That's the lone problem. Otherwise, this provides a fine introduction and doesn't concentrate solely on the style's peak mid- to late-'70s years. Among the more enduring hits are Chic's "Good Times," Donna Summer's "I Feel Love," Shalamar's "A Night to Remember," Heatwave's "Boogie Nights," Yarbrough & Peoples' "Don't Stop the Music," and McFadden & Whitehead's "Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now."

Track Listing - Disc 1

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1
Chic 03:42 Amazon
2 The Jacksons 03:45 Amazon
3 Sister Sledge 03:35 Amazon
4 The Trammps 03:33 Amazon
5 Earth, Wind & Fire 04:48 Amazon
6 Donna Summer 03:23 Amazon
7 Diana Ross 03:38 Amazon
8 The Village People 04:45 Amazon
9 Kool & the Gang 03:40 Amazon
10 Boney M. 03:41 Amazon
11 Gloria Gaynor 03:18 Amazon
12 ABBA 03:51 Amazon
13 Tavares 03:14 Amazon
14 Ottawan 03:14 Amazon
15 The Ritchie Family 05:05 Amazon
16 KC & the Sunshine Band 03:11 Amazon
17 Shalamar 03:31 Amazon
18 Lipps, Inc. 03:55 Amazon
19 Evelyn "Champagne" King 03:17 Amazon
20
Candi Staton 04:09 Amazon
21
Rose Royce 03:51 Amazon

Track Listing - Disc 2

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Sister Sledge 03:34 Amazon
2 KC & the Sunshine Band 03:04 Amazon
3 Donna Summer 03:50 Amazon
4 Diana Ross 03:56 Amazon
5
Rufus & Chaka Khan 04:42 Amazon
6 Labelle 03:18 Amazon
7 The Gibson Brothers 03:43 Amazon
8 The Village People 04:41 Amazon
9 Kool & the Gang 03:28 Amazon
10 The Real Thing 04:07 Amazon
11 The Gap Band 03:26 Amazon
12 Heatwave 03:36 Amazon
13 The Michael Zager Band 02:59 Amazon
14 Hues Corporation 03:06 Amazon
15 Barry White 03:39 Amazon
16 George McCrae 03:17 Amazon
17 Van McCoy & the Soul City Symphony 04:03 Amazon
18
The Whispers 03:25 Amazon
19 McFadden & Whitehead 03:37 Amazon
20
Narada Michael Walden 03:54 Amazon
21
Stacy Lattisaw 03:33 Amazon

Track Listing - Disc 3

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 The Jacksons 03:32 Amazon
2
Chic 03:32 Amazon
3 Rose Royce 03:17 Amazon
4 Earth, Wind & Fire 03:36 Amazon
5 Odyssey 03:26 Amazon
6
Sheila & B Devotion 03:47 Amazon
7 Sylvester 03:42 Amazon
8 A Taste of Honey 03:35 Amazon
9
Silver Convention 04:00 Amazon
10 Yvonne Elliman 04:01 Amazon
11
Anita Ward 03:33 Amazon
12 Cheryl Lynn 03:43 Amazon
13 Alicia Bridges 03:24 Amazon
14
Chaka Khan 04:06 Amazon
15 Thelma Houston 03:35 Amazon
16 Yarborough & Peoples / Yarborough 03:32 Amazon
17 Dan Hartman 03:44 Amazon
18 Patrice Rushen 04:44 Amazon
19 Quincy Jones 04:16 Amazon
20 Cerrone 04:23 Amazon
21
Two Man Sound 03:20 Amazon
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