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Colin Curtis Presents Jazz Dance Fusion

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2017 saw Colin Curtis celebrate his 50th anniversary as a DJ, a career that started out in his mid-teens at Newcastle-Under-Lyme’s Crystal Ballroom, before making his all-nighter debut at Stoke’s hallowed Golden Torch, one of Northern Soul’s foundation venues, eventually becoming one of the scene’s leading figures as a result of his legendary ‘70’s partnership with Ian Levine at the Blackpool Mecca. This is Colin’s own story: By 1979 the development of Jazz rooms at major Soul / Funk Alldayers was providing a much-needed outlet for the more discerning collectors and the fanatical Jazz dancers. The UK Jazz Funk scene began for me in earnest in 1978 when I moved from the Blackpool Mecca to Manchester's Rafters nightclub on Oxford Street. The clash of new imported Soul, Funk and Jazz music coming out in the USA and being shared with a fresh new audience in clubs like Rafters Manchester, Chaplains Birmingham, Locarno Birmingham, Rufus Manchester, Cassinellis Standish Leeds Central and Nottingham Palais was creating a potpourri of music fashion and dance styles.

This compilation acts as an introduction to this electric, cool and uplifting music that was affecting so many enthusiastic dancers and Dj / collectors. All the tracks on here are taken from one of the most prolific and emerging labels for this genre Muse Records that offered the complete spectrum of styles to fit in with this emerging scene crossing over with Jazz Fusion, Be Bop, vocals, electric keyboards, and percussion.

TRACK LISTING

CD1
1. Michele Hendricks - What's Going On
2. Richie Cole - Harolds House Of Jazz
3. Emanuel K. Rahim & The Kahliqs - Spirit Of Truth
4. Dom Um Romao - The Angels
5. Dave Pike - Spirit's Samba
6. Mark Murphy Feat. Viva Brasil - Someone To Light Up My Life (Se Todos Fossem Iguais A Voce)
7. Walt Barr - Zamba
8. Ron Eschete - To Let You Know I Care
9. Eric Kloss - The Samba Express
10. Charlie Earland - Murilley

CD2
1. Richie Cole - New York Afternoon
2. Mark Murphy - Empty Faces
3. Dom Um Romao - Ponteio
4. David Schnitter - Flying Colors
5. Dom Salvador - Image
6. Dave Matthews' Big Band - Vera Cruz
7. Eric Kloss - Morning Song
8. Harold Ousley - El Exi-Hente
9. Michael Carvin - Demon Upstairs
10. Bill Hardman - Samba Do Brilho

LP1
A1. Richie Cole - New York Afternoon
A2. Michele Hendricks - What's Going On
A3. Dom Salvador - Image
B1. Dom Um Romao - Ponteio
B2. Emanuel K. Rahim & The Kahliqs - Spirit Of Truth
B3. Harold Ousley - El Exi-Hente

LP2
C1. Charlie Earland - Murilley
C2. Bill Hardman - Samba Do Brilho
C3. Mark Murphy - Empty Faces
D1. Dom Um Romao - The Angels
D2. Eric Kloss - The Samba Express
D3. Ron Eschete - To Let You Know I Care

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