Hamilton Bohannon ‎– Essential Dancefloor Artists Volume 4

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Deepbeats ‎– DGPCD 699
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Tracklist

1 Truck Stop (Original Full Album Version) 6:29
2 South African Man (Original Full Album Version) 6:02
3 Red Bone (Original Full Album Version) 3:04
4 Bohannon's Beat (Original Full Album Version) 7:52
5 Disco Stomp (Original Full Album Version) 5:14
6 Keep On Dancing (Original Full Album Version) 5:09
7 The Pimp Walk (Original Full Album Version) 4:06
8 The Fat Man (Original Full Album Version) 2:41
9 The Stop And Go (Original Full Album Version) 6:21
10 Foot Stompin' Music (Original Full Album Version) 7:15
11 Dance Your Ass Off (Original Full Album Version) 8:01
12 Let's Start To Dance (Original 12" Club Remix) 8:04

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This compilation (P) & (C) Deep Beats Records.

Digitally re-mastered at SRT Studios, Cambridge.

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  • Barcode: 5023224069924
  • Label Code: LC 6197
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): MADE IN U.K. BY PDO DGPCD699 10296721 02 %
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): MADE IN U.K. BY PDO DGPCD699 10296721 03 %

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topkat808

topkat808

July 25, 2014
This is one of the best compilations of the Dakar/Brunswick LPs. Bohannon is one of the most neglected dance producers of the 1970s, maybe because he made rhythm tracks rather than songs. He was often filed under Disco, but I rate him as one of the top Funk musicians of the 70s. This music is trance-like with long uninterrupted grooves.These are anchored by a thudding kick drum and nice deep bass lines. A variety of percussive sounds such as rhythm guitars, clavinets and percussion mesh together into the groove in a way similar to African music or James Brown funk. There are no strings or brass which leaves plenty of room in the mix to hear all these rhythm textures. South African Man and Disco Stomp are the most memorable, but its all good stuff.
We can only hope for some long overdue new Bohannon reissues. In 2013 some expensive Japanese pressings of the original LPs were released but these are scarce.
Check out Bohannon: The Collection, an affordable best of selection from his 1977-1980 LPs for Mercury. This has several tracks of the same quality as this Deepbeats compilation including the original and better version of Let's Start the Dance.
Cristiantrincado

Cristiantrincado

March 28, 2011
You where very lucky to found that cd, Krakabash, i´VE BEEN COLLECTING Bohannon records since the end of 70´s and I did´nt notice this cd was available, I want it!
krakabash

krakabash

April 27, 2004
I just bought this used without knowing anything about it and it is pretty darn great. Deeeeep funk grooves with some Africanish undercurrents. Mid '70s to early '80s. Not much info, but it says some of the tracks were known on the Northern Soul and Rare Groove circuts. He had albums on the Dakar label and later on Mercury.
"Truck Stop, "Pimp Walk", "Dance Your Ass Off", all HOTT.
I'd love to learn more about this artist, because his music is smokin'. I can imagine A Certain Ratio knowing and loving this guy!
Anyone with any knowledge (Ashley Beetle, do you Discog?) please share it.