VariousThe Real Sound Of Chicago (Underground Disco From The Windy City)

Label:BBE – BBE122CCD
2 x CD, Compilation
Genre:Funk / Soul
Style:Funk, Disco


1-1Premonition (4)Your Love Is In The Pocket4:22
1-2LoveshipLove So New5:57
1-3Larry HoustonPromise (Instrumental Version)6:11
1-4LaJohn & SheelaToo Far Gone5:32
1-5YohonBT (Boogie Terrestrial)7:10
1-6Billy HintonA Challenge3:48
1-7Maxx TraxxDon't Touch It4:44
1-8On Stage*Hooked On Your Love5:18
1-9Sidney ThomasLook, Let's Make Love (And See If You Like It)3:53
1-10Bilalian Express* Feat. Paula Henderson (2) & Larry HendersonDisco Nights3:24
1-11Martin L. Dumas, Jr.*Attitude, Belief & Determination9:47
1-12Ghalib GhallabSchool Days (Mr. Peabody's Edit)
Edited ByMr. Peabody*
2-1Expo (4) Feat. J. Eliot RobinsonRoad To Sunshine4:37
2-2Gregory James*Happy Baby4:00
2-3Carmen AmezNever Gonna Fall In Love Again (Like I Fell In Love With You)7:01
2-4Tomorrow's PeopleOpen Soul5:04
2-5The Moore Brothers (2)Bass Come Back5:04
2-6Lonnie GivensRunnin' To A Disco (Mr. Peabody's Edit)
Edited ByMr. Peabody*
2-7The EsquiresWhat Good Is Music3:37
2-8Synergy (24) Feat. Jimmy TillmanCan You Feel It4:06
2-9Brighter Side Of DarknessDisco Ball4:30
2-10Fantasie (2)The Composer (Mr. Peabody's Edit)
Edited ByMr. Peabody*
2-11Cheryl BerdellFall In Love3:50
2-12Cold T (2)Funky Preacher (Mr. Peabody's Edit)
Edited ByMr. Peabody*

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Issued in a three-panel cardboard sleeve.

℗ & © 2009 BBE Records

Made in Germany.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 730003112225
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI LB47
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 0777
  • Label Code: LC 15287

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  • daftcombo's avatar
    Great compilation, as stated before, and so-so sound quality, hence only four stars.

    The first CD is more easy to like, with a lot of quickly appealing tracks : Promises, BT, Attitude, Belief & Determination... It took me 3 or 4 listens to really enjoy the second disc (less variety), but it is really beauriful. The instrumental tracks on it are especially very good (the last on the disc for instance).

    I've been browsing my disco compilations on CD lately and that one really stands out.
    • zeebianco's avatar

      zeebianco August 23, 2020
      I got this relatively cheap so just treat it as though it were an old, chewed up mix tape that a friend gave you years ago - that doesn’t sound great but that you have to keep because the songs are impossible to find. If you think of it that way it’s enjoyable. But you couldn’t DJ with it or even play it on a radio show... well maybe if you were on long wave radio after the shipping forecast....
      • e-control's avatar
        Edited 10 years ago
        whow whow !! no fillers, only killers here !!
        finally a compilation that REALLY deserves it's name and keeps it's promises, extremely recommended musicwise, pure class!
        but there's unfortunately a really negative thing to mention.
        why - on one hand - those great tracks, on the other, extremly data reduced music, equivalent to 128 KB mp3 damaged trash sound! If CDs constist only of mp3 "Quality" nowadays, there's no need to make a CD anymore; not very appropriate regarding the great music on there..



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