Disco Reggae Rockers features wicked reggae disco versions of funk, soul and disco classics! This new album follows on from Soul Jazz Records' earlier highly successful 'Hustle: Disco Reggae.' and features reggae covers of classic songs by Earth, Wind and Fire, Michael Jackson, The Isley Brothers, Candi Staton, Curtis Mayfield and more as performed by Derrick Harriott, Devon Russell, Hortense Ellis, Glen Adams, Dave Barker and others.
The lineages of American soul and disco music on the one hand and Jamaican reggae on the other are so intertwined that its unsurprising that disco reggae – or reggae disco if you prefer – is such a winning and straightforward combination. American and Jamaican music has been influencing each other back and forth for many decades, and is one reason that the music of Diana Ross, Curtis Mayfield, the Isley Brothers and numerous other US soul artists is so widely appreciated in Jamaica.
This album is released as a one-off limited Sun Yellow coloured vinyl gatefold double LP edition + download, with full sleevenotes.
1. Devon Russell– Move On Up
2. Crashers– Flight To Jamaica
3. Valerie Harrison– Fool's Paradise
4. Bill Campbell – For The Love Of You
1. Risco Connection– It's My House
2. Dave Barker – Glow Of Love
3. Derrick Harriott– Caught You In A Lie
1. Hortense Ellis– Young Hearts Run Free
2. Ed Watson And Brass Circle*– Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'
3. Devon Russell– We The People Who Are Darker Than Blue
4. Seventh Extension*– Reasons
1. Derrick Harriott– Brown Baby
2. Ed Watson And Brass Circle*– Let's Groove
3. Pete Campbell & The Sunshine Girls – Don't Let Love Get You Down
4. Webby Jay– In The Rain
5. Glen Adams Affair– Just A Groove