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1. The Undisputed Truth - You + Me = Love
2. McFadden ; Whitehead - Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now
3. Earth, Wind ; Fire with the Emotions - Boogie Wonderland - Special Disco Version
4. T-Connection - Do What You Wanna Do
5. People's Choice - Do It Any Way You Wanna - a Tom Moulton Mix
6. Instant Funk - Got My Mind Made Up
7. Crown Heights Affair - You Gave Me Love
8. Whispers - and the Beat Goes on
9. Arthur Adams - You Got the Floor
10. Lonnie Liston Smith ; the Cosmic Echoes - Expansions
11. Chaz Jankel Feat Brenda Jones - You're My Occupation (Extended)
12. Brass Construction - Movin'
13. Skyy - Call Me
14. Parliament - Flashlight
15. Zapp - More Bounce to the Ounce (PTS. I and II)
16. Midnight Star - No Parking on the Dance Floor
17. S.O.S. Band - Just Be Good to Me
18. The Jimmy Castor Bunch - Space Age
19. Lakeside - Fantastic Voyage
20. Aquarian Dream - You're a Star
21. Maze/Frankie Beverly - Twilight (Instrumental)
22. Chic - Good Times
23. Sister Sledge - He's the Greatest Dancer
24. G.Q. - Disco Nights (Rock Freak)
25. Double Exposure - Ten Percent
26. Loleatta Holloway - Love Sensation
27. Edwin Starr - Contact
28. Narada Michael Walden - I Should've Loved Ya
29. Voyage - from East to West
30. C.J. ; Co - Devil's Gun
31. The Trammps - Disco Inferno
32. Change - Searching
33. Roy Ayers - Running Away
34. Valentine Brothers - Money's Too Tight (To Mention)
35. Evelyn "Champagne" King - Shame
36. Rose Royce - Is It Love You're After
37. Third World - Now That We Found Love (Disco Mix)
38. Hi-Tension - Hi-Tension
39. Freeez - Southern Freeez
40. Ultrafunk - Gotham City Boogie
41. Level 42 - Love Games
42. Atmosfear - Dancing in Outer Space

More Info:

Four CD set. The Greatest Soul / Funk & Disco 12" Inch Singles of The 70s & 80s is packed with some of the greatest 12-inch versions from that era. With liner notes by journalist Charles Waring against every track in the booklet. Like many crucial inventions, the 12" single was born out of necessity. Although it's widely seen as an innovation born in the disco era to help DJs keep people dancing by stretching out songs much further than the conventional three-minute mark defined by the 7" single, the very first 12" single appeared in 1970. It was a novelty that didn't catch on but a few years later in 1974, an innovative New York producer called Tom Moulton resurrected the 12" single format as a vehicle for making extended mixes of dance tracks. It was an innovation that helped stoke the flames of the Disco Inferno and introduced the concept of instrumental breakdowns or "breaks". Initially, 12" pressings targeted DJs and were only used for promotional purposes but such was their desirability that it wasn't long before record companies made them commercially available; the first one sold to the public was Double Exposure's 'Ten Percent' in 1976, that is included in this package. It's success opened the floodgates and from that moment, the 12" single became the format that defined Disco's glory years.