BBE are set to release The Real Sound of Chicago compilation, compiled by Mark Grusane and Mike Cole of Chi-Town's Mr. Peabody's Records store, later this month.
Alongside New York and Detroit, Chicago helped define the sound of house music in the mid-'80s. Unlike other cities, however, Chicago's pre-house era disco and boogie output has remained relatively unknown, meaning that many of these tracks are now lost or rarely heard collector's items. Mr. Peabody's Records, owned by Grusane and Cole, has been a popular resource for local and visiting cratediggers since its doors opened in 2004. In collaboration with fellow disco aficionados BBE, the duo have put their exhaustive knowledge and record collections to good use, for this double-disc collection of '70s to early '80s dance floor material, exclusively from the Chicago area.
The collection of disco, rare boogie, and funk-laced tracks have all been remastered and are presented in full length, alongside a series of DJ-friendly "Mr Peabody's Edits," arranged by Grusane and Cole themselves.
01. Premonition - Your Love Is in the Pocket
02. Loveship - Love So New
03. Larry Houston - Promise (Instrumental)
04. LaJohn & Sheela - Too Far Gone
05. Yohon - B.T. (Boogie Terrestrial)
06. Billy Hinton - A Challenge
07. Maxx Traxx - Don't Touch It
08. On Stage - Hooked On Your Love
09. Sidney Thomas - Look Let's Make Love
10. Bilalian Express - Disco Nights
11. Martin L. Dumas - Attitude, Belief & Determination
12. Ghalib Ghallab - School Days [Mr. Peabody’s Edit]
01. Expo - Road to Sunshine
02. Gregory James - Happy Baby
03. Carmen Amez - Never Gonna Fall in Love Again
04. Tomorrow's People - Open Soul
05. The Moore Brothers - Bass Come Back
06. Lonnie Givens - Runnin' to a Disco [Mr. Peabody's Edit]
07. Esquires - What Good Is Music
08. Synergy feat. Jimmy Tillman - Can You Feel It
09. Brighter Side Of Darkness - The Disco Ball
10. Fantasie - The Composer [Mr. Peabody's Edit]
11. Cheryl Berdell - Fall in Love
12. Cold T - Funky Preacher [Mr. Peabody's Edit]
BBE will release The Real Sound of Chicago on January 18th, 2010.