Salsoul Essentials, Vol. 3

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Salsoul Essentials, Vol. 3 Review

by Andy Kellman

Ideal for those who want to dig deeper than a single-disc overview of the Salsoul label (or deeper than the two-disc Original Salsoul Classics), each of the three volumes in the Salsoul Essentials series provides two discs' worth of material, balancing classics with lesser-known (and often almost as wonderful) tracks. Salsoul was one of the most productive disco labels, so one-disc sets are destined to ignore some not-to-be-missed moments. The third volume of Salsoul Essentials pays more attention to the label's early-'80s highlights, such as Logg's "Dancing Into the Stars," Skyy's "Let's Celebrate," and Aurra's "Are You Single." Other highlights include all ten minutes of Candido's "Jingo," Eddie Holman's "This Will Be a Night to Remember," Loleatta Holloway's "Catch Me on the Rebound," and Inner Life's "I Picked a Winner."

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