The revered New York deep house producer will be the subject of a forthcoming retrospective.
BBE have revealed details of a forthcoming Pal Joey retrospective.
As Spin report, the career-spanning Pal Joey Presents Hot Music compilation pulls together 23 tracks from the New York deep house producer's archives. Like so many of his colleagues from the era, Joseph Longo worked under a web of aliases, including Pal Joey, Soho, Earth People and DreamHouse, all of which are represented on the compilation. Most of the material has been drawn from from Longo's own Loop-D-Loop imprint, though several other New York/New Jersey labels, such as Kool Groove, Liquid Music and Jazz Club, are also represented.
Spin spoke to BBE co-chief Lee Bright, who said: "I don't know why [Pal Joey] hasn't got iconic status, but it's tragic, because I think he has an amazing talent, which will probably shine brighter and brighter as people discover him." You can listen to one of Pal Joey's better-known tracks, "Party Time," via the YouTube player below:
01. Pal Joey - Perfectionist (Loop-D-Loop #24, 2012)
02. Pal Joey - Just the Way You Are (Loop-D-Loop #19, 2005)
03. Pal Joey - Show Me (Loop-D-Loop #18, 2004)
04. Pal Joey - Toi et Moi featuring Papa Stomp (Loop-D-Loop #20, 2006)
05. Pal Joey - Happy (Loop-D-Loop #18, 2004)
06. Pal Joey - I Sing (Mother Tongue, 2003)
07. Pal Joey - Partytime (Loop-D-Loop #2, 1990)
08. Earth People - Dance - Beats Mix (Kool Groove, 1989)
09. DreamHouse - Jump And Prance - Dream Mix (White Label Records, 1990)
10. Pal Joey - Raw Love (Loop-D-Loop #2, 1990)
11. Pal Joey - Spend The Night - Fredo Revisited" (Loop-D-Loop #23, 2010)
12. Earth People - Reach Up to Mars - 808 Bonus Mix" (Underworld, 1990)
13. Pal Joey - Do What You Want To (Loop-D-Loop #23, 2010)
14. Los Dos - Tomorrow (Cabaret, 2003)
15. Pal Joey - Playtime (Loop-D-Loop #19, 2005)
16. Soho - Hot Music (Kool Groove, 1989)
17. Pal Joey - Free (Loop-D-Loop #24, 2012)
18. Pal Joey - Dance – Dub Mix (Underworld, 1990)
19. Pal Joey - Dance – Club Mix (Underworld, 1990)
20. Pal Joey - Mothers Day (Loop-D-Loop #4, 1991)
21. Pal Joey - Surprise (Jazz Club, 1995)
22. Pal Joey - Can't Deny This (Liquid Music, 1993)
23. Pal Joey - Flight 801 (Loop-D-Loop #3, 1991)
BBE will release Pal Joey Presents Hot Music on October 21st, 2013.