Larry LevanLive At The Legendary Paradise Garage

Label:Garage Records – GCD-2000, West End Records – GCD-2000, Garage Records – GCD2000-2
2 x CD, Compilation, Mixed, Reissue, Gatefold Digipak
Genre:Funk / Soul
Style:Disco, Soul, Boogie, Funk


1-01Ashford And Simpson*Bourgie Bourgie5:47
1-02Damon HarrisIt's Music4:53
1-03T Connection*At Midnight5:45
1-04Stephanie MillsPut Your Body In It6:05
1-05Crown Heights AffairDreaming A Dream3:05
1-06Bunny SiglerBy The Way You Dance (I Never Knew It Was You)6:52
1-07ShalamarRight In The Socket3:02
1-08CherTake Me Home6:08
1-09Melba MoorePick Me Up, I'll Dance3:57
1-10Munich MachineGet On The Funk Train4:55
1-11People's ChoiceHere We Go Again3:30
2-01People's ChoiceHere We Go Again (Cont'd)2:32
2-02Motown SoundsBad Mouthin'4:59
2-03Supremes*Let Yourself Go3:47
2-04ChangeAngel In My Pocket5:28
2-05Janice McClainSmack Dab In The Middle4:46
2-06JakkiSun... Sun... Sun...2:37
2-07John Gibbs And The US Steel BandTrinidad4:07
2-08Chi-Lites*My First Mistake3:36
2-09Jermaine JacksonErucu5:59

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This was recorded in 1979, live at the Paradise Garage by Larry Levan. Tape courtesy of Victor Rosado. Mastered at Frankford Wayne Mastering Lab, NYC.

Includes a tri-fold insert with photos credits and info.
Previously released on Strut Records UK (STRUTCD 006).

Release title given as:
- Larry Levan Recorded Live At The Legendary Paradise Garage on cover
- Larry Levan Live at the Legendary Paradise Garage on Digipak spine
- Larry Levan Live at The Paradise Garage on discs

Cat # given as GCD-2000 on Digipak spine, GCD2000-2 on discs.

Issued in a gatefold Digipak.

©℗ 2003 Garage Records, Inc. / West End Records, a Division of Payback Industries, Inc.

Some copies of this release are known to have a mispressed disc 2
with the wrong audio program material from "Mixtape Sessions by Marley Marl".

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 6 00124 20002 9
  • Barcode (Scanned): 600124200029
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 1): DISCMAKERS GCD200021 03070627
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 2): DISCMAKERS GCD200022 03070629

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Live At The Paradise Garage (2×CD, Compilation, Mixed, Digipak)Strut, Strut, West End Records, Garage RecordsSTRUTCD 006, STRUTCD006UK2000
Larry Levan Live At The Paradise Garage (3×LP, Compilation)Strut, West End Records, Garage RecordsSTRUTLP 006UK & US2000
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Live At The Paradise Garage - Disc Two (CD, Compilation, Mixed, Promo, Cardboard)Strut, West End Records, Garage RecordsSTRUTCD 006UK2000
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Live At The Paradise Garage (2×CD, Compilation, Mixed)Strut, West End Records, Garage RecordsSTRUTCD 006UK2000
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Live At The Paradise Garage - Disc One (CD, Compilation, Mixed, Promo, Cardboard)StrutSTRUTCD 006UK2000



  • tony.lee's avatar
    Edited 9 years ago
    If truth be told, when first hearing this CD I wasn't that impressed. The mixing was slap dash and the selection of tracks was not always to my taste, I was disappointed. I however decided I shouldn't make my mind up after one listen and played it a few more times. Without realising the disc pratically never left my CD player. The tracks grew on me, the mixing technique began to make sense and this release became the soundtrack for my Saturday nights. This album is fantastic. I don't know how but each and every track has grown on me to such an extent that I really don't know how I was critical in the first place. A total turn about of opinion. So I would recommend this CD to anyone if you enjoy late 70's Disco, Funk, Soul. If you have the ability to approach this mix from another time when mixing was about Heart and Soul and not about Mechanics and Technology then this CD may be for you.

    Adding a foot note some 5 to 6 years after my initial review.
    Since then there have been a lot of mixes that have become available. Most of them concentrating on Larry Levan and his mid 80's sets (which is by the way my jumping on point), but still, in my opinion, this is the best of the bunch. Has that magic ingredient that just makes in work.


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