Tag Archives: Al Kent

PAPAS’ GOT: I Wanna Love 12″ re-issue (2017) + AL KENT edit

Papa’s got a re-issue and an Al Kent edit! Nope nothing to do with James Brown – other than the fact that Jamaican-born Rowland Abrahams loved dancing to Mr Dynamite so much he got a JB-related nickname – Papas’ Got – complete with misplaced apostrophe. Which he then used when recording his ’79 disco LP I Wanna Love in Paris. Said album yielded a killer funky-afro-disco biscuit

VARIOUS: Disco 4 Love – More More More Disco And Soul Uncovered (2016)

Disco 4 Love Al KentHmm – saucy cover featuring naked soul types in a love clinch and fifteen re-mastered obscure disco classics plus a small handful of edits of some of the choicest cuts on said release? I sense the lurking presence of the mighty Al Kent behind new BBE drop Disco 4 Love – the fourth in this particular series of Kent comps. which, to give it its snappy full title, should more properly be

VARIOUS: Tropical Disco Hustle Vol. 2 (2015)

Tropical Disco Hustle Vol 2Having swanned around India twice in the last year or so (for two volumes of Bombay Disco) and then headed to Brazil (for the Brazilian Boogie Connection) the Cultures Of Soul label crew don’t appear to have been scratching their heads about where to head to next for disco diamonds. Why it’s back to the Carribbean of course for Tropical Disco Hustle Vol. 2!

BBE/MILLION DOLLAR DISCO: Al Kent presents The Best of Disco Demands (2011) + track list

With The Best Of Disco Demands Al Kent looks to have put together a superbly comprehensive set of lesser-known disco gems. Now, although I largely regard disco as having treacherously slipped the knife between the ribs of funk and soul in the late seventies and (worse) laid the groundwork for house music, it is true that I do like the odd disco track. And you get no fewer than fifty-four on this mammoth compilation of compilations, including