The Salsoul label, founded by brothers Joseph, Stanley and Kenneth Cayre in 1975, was fundamental in the development of dance music, right from the point that they released the first commercially available 12″ record in 1976. Therefore it is extremely welcoming to find that Harmless Records have put this 3xCD set of the labels best mixes.
Seeing a couple of tracks each from three bands, we were wondering if this was just going to be a bit of barrel-scraping after the success of Volume 1 (which we loved by the way). It only takes a few listens though to dispel that nasty rumour and realise that this collection is just as good as its predecessor, which isn’t surprising considering the sheer volume of work produced by Tom Moulton during his hey day.
There is no denying the skill and reputation of remixer and producer, John Morales. Listening to this second instalment of his work (we reviewed Volume 1 a long while back) it’s patently obvious his influence on the disco scene of the 80s is profound – we have remixes of Teddy Pendergrass’s ‘The More I Get’, [...]
Typical – you wait ages for one brilliant Philly remix album to come along, and then two appear at once. Following Dimitri From Paris’s ‘Get Down With The Philly Sound’ (read our 5-star review here), Harmless Records have marked their 1000th release with an LP of, you’ve guessed it, Philly remixes. But, the reason that [...]