Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Fantasy Earth, Wind & Fire 4 4:39
2 I'm Every Woman Chaka Khan 3.5 4:07
3 Going Back to My Roots Odyssey 5 3:24
4 Can You Feel It The Jacksons 4:04
5 Celebration Kool & The Gang 4.5 3:37
6 Best Love Rose Royce 3:47
7 Forget Me Nots Patrice Rushen 3:42
8 Solid Ashford & Simpson 3:54
9 Keep the Fire Burnin' Gwen McCrae 5:27
10 I Will Survive Gloria Gaynor 3:11
11 Oops Upside Your Head The Gap Band 3:27
12 A Lover's Holiday Change 3:56
13 On the Beat The B.B. & Q. Band 5:56
14 Stomp The Brothers Johnson 4:05
15 Love Town Booker Newberry III 3:52
16 How 'Bout Us Champaign 3:21
17 You're the First, the Last, My Everything Barry White 3 3:23
18 Put a Little Love on Me Delegation 4:10
19 Got to Be Real Cheryl Lynn 5 3:45
20 Relight My Fire Dan Hartman 5 3:43
CD 2
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 I Feel for You Chaka Khan 5:44
2 Le Freak Chic 3:33
3 And the Beat Goes On The Whispers 3:13
4 Funkin' for Jamaica Tom Browne 3:20
5 RR Express Rose Royce 4:25
6 Starlette The B.B. & Q. Band 4:40
7 Heaven Must Be Missing an Angel Tavares 3:25
8 I Can Make You Feel Good Shalamar 3:59
9 Fantastic Voyage Lakeside 4:01
10 Rapper's Delight The Sugarhill Gang 4:52
11 The Sound of Music Dayton 3:38
12 Back Stabbers The O’Jays 3:01
13 Ain't No Stopping Us Now McFadden & Whitehead 4.35 3:34
14 Nights Over Egypt The Jones Girls 3:27
15 Sexual Healing Marvin Gaye 3:56
16 Never Give Up on a Good Thing George Benson 3:38
17 Love Epidemic The Trammps 4:39
18 Working My Way Back The Spinners 3:57
19 Are You Ready Billy Ocean 4:19
20 Me and Mrs. Jones Billy Paul 4:31
CD 3
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 September Earth, Wind & Fire 3:30
2 Blame It on the Boogie The Jacksons 4.25 3:29
3 Disco Inferno The Trammps 3:15
4 Think Aretha Franklin 3.65 3:12
5 Make That Move Shalamar 3:43
6 It's a Love Thing The Whispers 4:23
7 Genie The B.B. & Q. Band 3:42
8 Love Games Level 42 3:51
9 Feelin' Lucky Lately High Fashion 3:35
10 Can You Feel the Force The Real Thing 4:03
11 Midas Touch Midnight Star 3:48
12 Change of Heart Change 7:02
13 Give Me the Night George Benson 3:51
14 Shake It Up Tonight Cheryl Lynn 4:03
15 Boogie Nights Heatwave 4.75 3:34
16 Reach Out George Duke 4:16
17 The Love I Lost Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes 3:31
18 I Really Don't Need No Light Jeffrey Osborne 3:40
19 Groovin' You Harvey Mason 4:45
20 Hurry Up and Wait The Isley Brothers 3:54
CD 4
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 A Night to Remember Shalamar 3:26
2 Lost in Music Sister Sledge 4:36
3 Never Too Much Luther Vandross 3:42
4 And Love Goes On Earth, Wind & Fire 3:25
5 See You When I Get There Lou Rawls 4:24
6 Love Come Down Evelyn “Champagne” King 5 3:16
7 Love Train The O’Jays 4 2:54
8 Bon Bon Vie T.S. Monk 4:34
9 1999 Prince 3:30
10 Lovely Day Bill Withers 3:33
11 Disco Nights GQ 5:42
12 Glow Rick James 4:09
13 S.O.S., Fire in the Sky Eumir Deodato 3:59
14 Shine On George Duke 3:30
15 Takes a Little Time Total Contrast 3:45
16 Showtime Gary's Gang 4:29
17 Jump to It Aretha Franklin 4:10
18 Don't Let Go of Me Mike and Brenda Sutton 4:05
19 You Got the Power War 4:04
20 Dance Like Fred Astaire Delegation 4:20
CD 5
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Treat Her Like a Lady The Temptations 3:58
2 Brick House Commodores 3:24
3 Best of My Love The Emotions 3.75 3:36
4 Good Times Chic 4:22
5 Don't Walk Away Four Tops 4:06
6 The Second Time Around Shalamar 5:02
7 The Real Thing The Brothers Johnson 3:47
8 Love T.K.O. Teddy Pendergrass 4:29
9 Saturday Night T-Connection 4:46
10 We've Got the Funk Positive Force 4:12
11 Rock Steady The Whispers 4:13
12 Hangin' on a String Loose Ends 3:36
13 Just an Illusion Imagination 3:53
14 Act Like You Know Fat Larry's Band 5:25
15 Put Our Heads Together The O’Jays 3:26
16 Remote Control The Reddings 3:58
17 Taste of Bitter Love Gladys Knight & The Pips 3:39
18 It's Your Conscience Deniece Williams 3:44
19 You Can't Change That Ray Parker Jr. and Raydio 3:06
20 Satisfaction Guaranteed Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes 3:13

Credits

CD 1

strings arranger:
Arif Mardin (track 2)
woodwind arranger:
Arif Mardin (track 2)
brass arranger:
Arif Mardin (track 2)
arranger:
Barry White (track 17)
Gene Page (track 17)
background vocals:
Will Lee (US jazz/rock bassist) (track 2)
Hamish Stuart (Scottish guitarist, bassist, singer composer & producer) (track 2)
background vocals and lead vocals:
Chaka Khan (track 2)
composer:
Lamont Dozier (track 3)
Dan Hartman (track 20)
Willie Hutch (track 9)
Dana Walden (track 16)
engineer:
James Douglass (engineer) (track 2)
Frank Kejmar (engineer) (track 17)
George Massenburg (track 1)
lyricist:
Lamont Dozier (track 3)
Dan Hartman (track 20)
Willie Hutch (track 9)
Dana Walden (track 16)
producer:
Arif Mardin (track 2)
Barry White (track 17)
Maurice White (Earth, Wind & Fire) (track 1)
writer:
Nickolas Ashford (tracks 2, 8)
Len Barry (track 15)
Ronald Bell (track 5)
George Brown (US percussionist of Kool & The Gang) (track 5)
Eduardo Del Barrio (track 1)
Eumir Deodato (track 5)
Bobby Eli (track 15)
Dino Fekaris (track 10)
David Foster (Canadian music producer, arranger and composer) (track 19)
Jackie Jackson (member of the Jackson 5) (track 4)
Michael Jackson (“King of Pop”) (track 4)
George Johnson (member of Brothers Johnson, guitar) (track 14)
Louis Johnson (bass, member of Brothers Johnson) (track 14)
Valerie Johnson (track 14)
Cheryl Lynn (track 19)
Terri McFaddin (track 7)
David Paich (track 19)
Freddie Perren (track 10)
Davide Romani (track 12)
Patrice Rushen (track 7)
Tony Sepe (track 17)
Lonnie Simmons (producer, songwriter) (track 11)
Valerie Simpson (tracks 2, 8)
Claydes Smith (track 5)
James “J.T.” Taylor (US R&B vocalist for Kool & the Gang) (track 5)
Rudy Taylor (track 11)
Rod Temperton (track 14)
Dennis “D.T.” Thomas (Kool & The Gang) (track 5)
Earl Toon, Jr. (track 5)
Freddie Washington (US session bassist) (track 7)
Barry White (track 17)
Maurice White (Earth, Wind & Fire) (track 1)
Verdine White (track 1)
Charlie Wilson (R&B singer) (track 11)
Robert Wilson (US vocalist/bassist, member of Gap Band) (track 11)
Ronnie Wilson (Gap Band member) (track 11)
phonographic copyright by:
Warner Bros. Records Inc. (not for release label use, company behind the “WB Records” imprint) (track 2)
publisher:
Baby Fingers Music (track 7)
Criga Music (track 1)
EMI Songs Ltd. (track 20)
Freddie Dee Music (track 7)
PolyGram International Publishing, Inc. (renamed as Universal PolyGram International Publishing, Inc. since ca. 1998 or thereafter) (track 10)
Saggifire Music (track 1)
Universal Music Publishing (Use ONLY if no country-specific information is available) (track 10)
Universal Music Publishing Ltd. (UK subsidiary of Universal Music Publishing Group) (track 10)
Universal PolyGram International Publishing, Inc. (existed only since ca. 1998) (track 10)
WB Music Corp. (ASCAP) (track 12)
Warner Chappell Music Ltd. (no slash; used 1988–1996) (track 4)
Yamina Music (track 7)
WB Music Corp. (ASCAP) (1980) (track 5)
Warner‐Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (publisher; do NOT use as release label) (1980) (track 5)
edit of:
A Lover’s Holiday (LP / 12” version) by Change (track 12)
Got to Be Real (LP / 12" version) by Cheryl Lynn (track 19)
edits:
has remixes:
mash-ups:
sampled by:
cover recording of:
How ’bout Us (track 16)
is the basis for:
Supreme (track 10)
later parody versions:
Neun Live (track 10)
later translated parody versions:
Zelebration (track 5)
later translated versions:
Feest! (track 5)
Got to Be Real (Japanese version) (track 19)
Oon voimissain (track 10)
recording of:
Can You Feel It (track 4)
Celebration (track 5)
Forget Me Nots (track 7)
Got to Be Real (track 19)
I Will Survive (track 10)
Love Town (track 15)
Lovers Holiday (A Lover’s Holiday) (track 12)
Relight My Fire (track 20)
Solid (track 8)
Stomp! (track 14)
Fantasy (1977-08) (track 1)
I’m Every Woman (1978) (track 2)
referred to in medleys:

CD 2

drums (drum set):
Steve Ferrone (1984) (track 1)
synthesizer:
Robbie Buchanan (1984) (track 1)
David Frank (1984) (track 1)
Reggie Griffin (1984) (track 1)
Philippe Saisse (1984) (track 1)
guitar:
Reggie Griffin (1984) (track 1)
bass:
Reggie Griffin (1984) (track 1)
chromatic harmonica:
Stevie Wonder (1984) (track 1)
keyboard:
Robbie Buchanan (1984) (track 1)
David Frank (1984) (track 1)
Reggie Griffin (1984) (track 1)
Philippe Saisse (1984) (track 1)
drum machine:
Reggie Griffin (1984) (track 1)
background vocals:
Chaka Khan (1984) (track 1)
composer:
Tom Browne (US jazz trumpeter) (track 4)
Prince (“The Artist Formerly Known as…”) (track 1)
lead vocals:
Chaka Khan (1984) (track 1)
lyricist:
Prince (“The Artist Formerly Known as…”) (track 1)
Toni Smith (track 4)
writer:
Norman Beavers (track 9)
Cynthia Biggs (track 14)
Odell Brown (track 15)
Jerry Cohen (track 13)
Marvin Craig (track 9)
Bernard Edwards (tracks 2, 10)
Kenneth Gamble (track 20)
Michael Garvin (Nashville songwriter and producer) (track 16)
Marvin Gaye (track 15)
Guy O'Brien (track 10)
Cary Gilbert (track 20)
Henry Jackson (track 10)
Howard Hewett (track 8)
Leon Huff (Philly soul producer, of Gamble & Huff) (tracks 12, 20)
Renwick Jackson (track 8)
Fred Lewis (Lakeside Percussion) (track 9)
Tiemeyer McCain (track 9)
Gene McFadden (tracks 12–13)
Freddie Perren (track 7)
David Ritz ("Sexual Healing" co-composer) (track 15)
Sylvia Robinson (track 10)
Nile Rodgers (tracks 2, 10)
Tom Shapiro (track 16)
Thomas Shelby (track 9)
William Shelby (tracks 3, 8)
Stephen Shockley (tracks 3, 9)
Keni St. Lewis (track 7)
Otis Stokes (track 9)
Leon Sylvers (track 3)
Dexter Wansel (track 14)
John Whitehead (tracks 12–13)
Michael Wright (track 10)
publisher:
EMI Songs Ltd. (track 15)
Mijac Music (track 12)
PolyGram International Publishing, Inc. (renamed as Universal PolyGram International Publishing, Inc. since ca. 1998 or thereafter) (track 7)
Universal Music Publishing Ltd. (UK subsidiary of Universal Music Publishing Group) (track 7)
Warner Chappell Music Ltd. (no slash; used 1988–1996) (tracks 12, 20)
Warner‐Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (publisher; do NOT use as release label) (track 12)
edit of:
Ain't No Stopping Us Now (LP version) by McFadden & Whitehead (track 13)
mash-ups:
sampled by:
Beat Don't Stop by ASkillz vs. Beatvandals (track 10)
Intro by The Notorious B.I.G. (track 10)
part of:
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 248) (track 10)
cover recording of:
I Feel for You (1984) (track 1)
is based on:
Good Times (track 10)
is the basis for:
Fantastic Voyage (track 9)
Hello Brooklyn 2.0 (track 15)
Sexual Rapping (track 15)
later parody versions:
later translated parody versions:
Rapper's Deutsch (track 10)
recording of:
Back Stabbers (track 12)
Fantastic Voyage (track 9)
Le Freak (track 2)
Me and Mrs. Jones (track 20)
Nights Over Egypt (track 14)
Sexual Healing (track 15)
Rapper’s Delight (1979-08-02) (track 10)

CD 3

drums (drum set):
Rick Morotta (1978) (track 2)
bass guitar:
Donald “Duck” Dunn (US bass guitarist, session musician, record producer & songwriter) (track 4)
trumpet:
Al Rubin (track 4)
guitar:
Steve Cropper (track 4)
Matt Murphy (US blues guitarist) (track 4)
Roland Bautista (1978) (track 2)
Tito Jackson (1978) (track 2)
Mike Sembello (1978) (track 2)
bass:
Gary King (bass) (1978) (track 2)
Nathan Watts (1978) (track 2)
percussion:
Rick Morotta (1978) (track 2)
keyboard:
Murphy Dunne (track 4)
Greg Phillinganes (1978) (track 2)
saxophone:
Lou Marini (track 4)
congas:
Laudir de Oliveira (1978) (track 2)
Claudio Slon (1978) (track 2)
arranger:
Bobby Martin (US soul/R&B producer/arranger) (track 17)
background vocals:
Margaret Branch (track 4)
Brenda Corbett (track 4)
Caroline Franklin (track 4)
composer:
Rod Temperton (tracks 13, 15)
guest lead vocals:
Aretha Franklin (track 4)
lead vocals:
Michael Jackson (“King of Pop”) (1978) (track 2)
lyricist:
Rod Temperton (tracks 13, 15)
performer:
Blues Brothers (blues/soul revivalist band) (track 4)
Aretha Franklin (track 4)
producer:
Barry Blue (singer, producer, and songwriter) (track 15)
Kenneth Gamble (track 17)
Leon Huff (Philly soul producer, of Gamble & Huff) (track 17)
Bob Tischler (track 4)
vocals:
Aretha Franklin (track 4)
writer:
Chris Amoo (track 10)
Eddie Amoo (track 10)
Aretha Franklin (tracks 4, 4)
Kenneth Gamble (track 17)
Philip Gould (track 8)
Leroy Green (disco/soul songwriter) (track 3)
Leon Huff (Philly soul producer, of Gamble & Huff) (track 17)
Dave Jackson (Motown songwriter aka Dave Jackson-Rich) (track 2)
James Harris III (track 12)
Ron Kersey (track 3)
Mark King (track 8)
Elmar Krohn (track 2)
Terry Lewis (US hip-hop/soul songwriter, producer & label owner) (track 12)
Al McKay (track 1)
Dana Meyers (track 6)
Mick Jackson (track 2)
William Shelby (track 6)
Boaz McWade Watson (track 11)
Maurice White (Earth, Wind & Fire) (track 1)
Ted White (husband & co-songwriter of Aretha Franklin) (tracks 4, 4)
Allee Willis (track 1)
phonographic copyright by:
GTO Records (1976) (track 15)
publisher:
ATV Music (track 8)
Calloco Music, Inc. (track 11)
Chrysalis Music Ltd. (music publisher) (track 15)
EMI April Music Inc. (tracks 1, 12)
EMI Songs Ltd. (track 1)
Epic Solar Songs Inc. ( – ????) (track 11)
Flyte Tyme Tunes (track 12)
Irving Music (BMI) (track 1)
Midstar Music, Inc. (track 11)
Mykinda Music (track 6)
Reservoir 416 (track 3)
Rodsongs (tracks 13, 15)
Songs of Lastrada (track 11)
Spectrum VII (track 6)
Steel Chest Music (track 1)
Tincabell Music (track 15)
Warner Chappell Music Ltd. (no slash; used 1988–1996) (track 15)
Warner‐Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (publisher; do NOT use as release label) (track 17)
ヤマハミュージックエンタテインメントホールディングス (holding company - do not use as release label) (track 13)
edit of:
edits:
Change of Heart by Change (track 12)
has remixes:
sampled by:
cover recording of:
Think (track 4)
Blame It on the Boogie (1978) (track 2)
later translated parody versions:
A Kapella (track 1)
Wenn du denkst … (tracks 4, 4)
later translated versions:
Deine Mutti (track 2)
recording of:
Boogie Nights (track 15)
Change of Heart (track 12)
Disco Inferno (track 3)
Give Me the Night (track 13)
Love Games (track 8)
Midas Touch (track 11)
September (track 1)
The Love I Lost (track 17)
Think (track 4)
referred to in medleys:
Medley (Stars on 45) (track 15)
Stars on 45 (12″ single) (track 15)

CD 4

composer:
Kenneth Gamble (track 7)
Luther Vandross (track 3)
Kashif (Michael Jones, B.T. Express) (track 6)
Prince (“The Artist Formerly Known as…”) (track 9)
lyricist:
Luther Vandross (track 3)
Leon Huff (Philly soul producer, of Gamble & Huff) (track 7)
Kashif (Michael Jones, B.T. Express) (track 6)
Prince (“The Artist Formerly Known as…”) (track 9)
producer:
Kenneth Gamble (track 7)
Leon Huff (Philly soul producer, of Gamble & Huff) (track 7)
writer:
Nidra Beard (track 1)
Keith Crier (track 11)
Larry Dunn (track 4)
Bernard Edwards (track 2)
David Foster (Canadian music producer, arranger and composer) (track 4)
Herb Lane (track 11)
Dana Meyers (track 1)
Marcus Miller (jazz musician) (track 17)
Nile Rodgers (track 2)
Brenda Russell (track 4)
Paul Service (track 11)
Charmaine Sylvers (track 1)
Luther Vandross (track 17)
Maurice White (Earth, Wind & Fire) (track 4)
Verdine White (track 4)
phonographic copyright by:
Sony Music Entertainment Inc. (not for release label use! company owned by Sony Corporation of America from 1991–2004; operated worldwide except in JP) (1972) (track 7)
publisher:
Controversy Music (track 9)
Copyright Control (not for release label use! this is only for copyrights and publishing relationships) (track 2)
EMI Songs Ltd. (track 3)
MCA Music Ltd. (track 6)
Mijac Music (track 7)
Warner‐Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (publisher; do NOT use as release label) (track 7)
edits:
has remixes:
Love Train (Tom Moulton Mix) by The O’Jays (track 7)
later parody versions:
Lost in Whitehawk (track 2)
recording of:
1999 (track 9)
A Night to Remember (Shalamar song) (track 1)
And Love Goes On (track 4)
Jump to It (track 17)
Lost in Music (track 2)
Love Come Down (track 6)
Love Train (track 7)
Never Too Much (track 3)
referred to in medleys:
Classic Grooves (track 6)

CD 5

additional strings arranger:
Gene Dozier (track 6)
additional horn arranger:
Gene Dozier (track 6)
arranger:
William Shelby (track 6)
Leon Sylvers (track 6)
composer:
Jane Eugene (track 12)
Ronald LaPread (track 2)
Thomas McClary (track 2)
Steve Nichol (track 12)
Eddie Gip Noble (track 8)
Milan Williams (track 2)
Otis Williams (US baritone singer, member of The Temptations & The Distants) (track 1)
Cecil Womack (track 8)
Linda Womack (track 8)
Ali Ollie Woodson (track 1)
Jerry Knight (track 5)
Lionel Richie (track 2)
lyricist:
William King (member of Commodores) (track 2)
Jerry Knight (track 5)
Walter Orange (track 2)
Lionel Richie (track 2)
writer:
Keni Burke (track 15)
Carl McIntosh (track 12)
Nate Edmonds (keyboard player/songwriter) (track 10)
Bernard Edwards (track 4)
Jane Eugene (track 12)
Kenneth Gamble (tracks 15, 20)
Leon Huff (Philly soul producer, of Gamble & Huff) (track 20)
Ashley Ingram (track 13)
Leee John (track 13)
Steve Jolley (track 13)
Al McKay (track 3)
Steve Nichol (track 12)
Brenda Reynolds (track 10)
Nile Rodgers (track 4)
William Shelby (track 6)
Tony Swain (track 13)
Leon Sylvers (track 6)
Maurice White (Earth, Wind & Fire) (track 3)
Albert Williams (track 10)
phonographic copyright by:
Sony Music Entertainment Inc. (not for release label use! company owned by Sony Corporation of America from 1991–2004; operated worldwide except in JP) (1977) (track 3)
publisher:
B.I.B. Music (track 10)
Cambrae Music (track 2)
Drop Five (track 2)
EMI Songs Ltd. (track 3)
Hanna Music (track 2)
Libren Music (track 2)
Sugar Hill Music Publishing Ltd. ( – ????) (track 10)
edit of:
cover recording of:
Love TKO (track 8)
is the basis for:
Rapper’s Delight (track 4)
later translated versions:
Best of My Love (Japanese Version) (track 3)
later versions:
Brick House 2003 (track 2)
recording of:
Best of My Love (track 3)
Brick House (original version) (track 2)
Don't Walk Away (track 5)
Good Times (track 4)
Just an Illusion (track 13)
We Got the Funk (track 10)