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Giant 45

Norman Jay

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Disc 1:
  # Track Name Artist MP3 Sample
  1   Disco Lucy (I Love Lucy Theme) Wilton Place Street Band MP3 sample
  2   Playing Your Game, Baby Barry White MP3 sample
  3   Minimal Tango Mystic Diversions MP3 sample
  4   Mystery Rose / Waves Low Budget Soul MP3 sample
  5   Yesterday Marvin Gaye MP3 sample
  6   Walkin' In The Rain With The One I Love Love Unlimited MP3 sample
  7   Music 2 Fly 2 Ty MP3 sample
  8   Big Picture Izzi Dunn MP3 sample
  9   Time 2 Say (Break Reform Remix) D'Nell MP3 sample
  10   Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler) The Chi-Lites MP3 sample
Disc 2:
  # Track Name Artist MP3 Sample
  1   Take A Look Around Temptations MP3 sample
  2   Who Needs Love Incognito MP3 sample
  3   What The World Needs Now Is Love Tom Clay MP3 sample
  4   I Say A Little Prayer Aretha Franklin MP3 sample
  5   Keep Rising Nash MP3 sample
  6   Way I Feel Jon Kennedy Feat Karen Wilson MP3 sample
  7   Falling (Quantic Mix) Nitin Sawhney MP3 sample
  8   Spooky Dusty Springfield MP3 sample
  9   Give Me Your Love Sisters Love MP3 sample
  10   This Journey In The Rebirth MP3 sample
  11   Fly Crazy Penis MP3 sample

Smoke Notes

Like fellow UK radio host turned album compiler Giles Peterson, BBCs Norman Jay (also behind the 'Good Times' series) is always a man you can rely on, and this double CD of classic soul, mellow disco and the odd modern piece of electronic deepness is no different, displaying a track listing youd sell your house for. Disc one features the likes of Barry White, Marvin Gaye and The Chi-Lites, representing the subdued nature of the first half of his Giant 45 slot. Disc Two picks up the pace a little with cuts from Aretha Franklin, Incognito and Quantic. Both contain those sort of life affirming moments you think you own but probably dont, and owe more than a nod to the British movements that have taken on Black American music - examples being Northern Soul and Acid Jazz. Most importantly though the album is simply two whole discs of good music and thats hard to beat. No bigtime DJ cutting the hell out of old records and becoming in essence the headliner here - Norman Jay manages to make connections not only between records but also through time and culture - a thing that helps this album rise above predictability and pure sentiment. Heartwarmingly satisfying and with some sweet sweet listening, this is the next best thing to listening to Giant 45 on a Sunday night in London. Recommended.

Product Details

Artist: Norman Jay
Album: Giant 45
Cat #: REACTCD237
Date: 16/07/2004
Format: Audio CD
Discs: 2
Label: REACT
Usually Ships: 2 - 6 days
Genres: Compilations , Dance , R&B/Soul
Normally: $49.95
SmokeCDs Price: $39.95
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