Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 September
Earth, Wind & Fire 4.85 3:36
2 I Love Music
The O’Jays 5 3:36
3 Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel
Tavares 3:33
4 Young Hearts Run Free
Candi Staton 3:52
5 The Love I Lost
Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes 3:33
6 I'm Every Woman
Chaka Khan 3.5 4:06
7 Got To Be Real
Cheryl Lynn 5 3:47
8 Do It Anyway You Wanna
People's Choice 3:14
9 So You Win Again
Hot Chocolate 4.5 4:28
10 He's The Greatest Dancer
Sister Sledge 5 3:35
11 Is It Love You're After
Rose Royce 3:46
12 Second Time Around
Shalamar 3:42
13 Rockin' Chair
Gwen McCrae 3:17
14 Show You The Way To Go
The Jacksons 3:29
15 I'll Be Around
The Spinners 3:11
16 Mind Blowing Decisions
Heatwave 4:15
CD 2
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Can You Feel the Force
The Real Thing 4:07
2 We Got the Funk
Positive Force 3:21
3 (Shake Shake Shake) Your Booty
KC and the Sunshine Band 5 3:06
4 Boogie Wonderland
Earth, Wind & Fire 4 4:48
5 Boogie Fever
The Sylvers 3:28
6 T.S.O.P. (The Sound of Philadelphia)
MFSB feat. The Three Degrees 3:18
7 Rapper's Delight
The Sugarhill Gang 3:59
8 Good Times
Chic 5 3:37
9 We Are Family
Sister Sledge 3:26
10 Boogie Nights
Heatwave 4:39
11 It's a Disco Night (Rock Don't Stop)
The Isley Brothers 4:13
12 Funky Nassau
The Beginning of the End 3:11
13 Fly, Robin Fly
Silver Convention 7:46
14 Take That to the Bank
Shalamar 3:24
15 Keep It Up
Milton Wright 3:20
16 Could It Be I'm Falling in Love
The Spinners 4:09
CD 3
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Knock on Wood
Amii Stewart 5 3:45
2 Nutbush City Limits
Ike & Tina Turner 2:52
3 Dazz
Brick 4 3:25
4 Now Is the Time
Jimmy James & The Vagabonds 3:35
5 Kung Fu Fighting
Carl Douglas 4.5 3:11
6 Movin'
Brass Construction 8:38
7 Sunshine Day
Osibisa 5:01
8 Uptown Festival
Shalamar 8:45
9 Right Back Where We Started From
Maxine Nightingale 4 3:14
10 I Love to Love
Tina Charles 5 3:03
11 Ring My Bell
Anita Ward 5 3:16
12 Shame Shame Shame
Shirley & Company 4:50
13 Family Affair
Sly & the Family Stone 3:04
14 Boogie Oogie Oogie
A Taste of Honey 1 3:35
15 Give Me Just a Little More Time
Chairmen of the Board 2:35
16 Girls
Moments and Whatnauts 3:09
CD 4
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Instant Replay
Dan Hartman 3:28
2 Haven't Stopped Dancing Yet
Gonzalez 4:11
3 Le Freak
Chic 4.5 3:33
4 Best of My Love
The Emotions 3.75 3:41
5 Blame It on the Boogie
The Jacksons 4.35 3:33
6 Pick Up the Pieces
Average White Band 5 3:59
7 Get Up and Boogie
Silver Convention 7:52
8 Play That Funky Music
Wild Cherry 5 3:10
9 Lady Marmalade
LaBelle 3 3:56
10 Disco Inferno
The Trammps 3:20
11 Lost in Music
Sister Sledge 4:41
12 Love Train
The O’Jays 4 2:59
13 You to Me Are Everything
The Real Thing 4 3:28
14 Rock Your Baby
George McCrae 3 3:15
15 I'm Doing Fine Now
New York City 2:50
16 Can't Get by Without You
The Real Thing 3:28

Credits

CD 1

strings arranger:
Arif Mardin (track 6)
woodwind arranger:
Arif Mardin (track 6)
brass arranger:
Arif Mardin (track 6)
additional strings arranger:
Gene Dozier (track 12)
additional horn arranger:
Gene Dozier (track 12)
arranger:
William Shelby (track 12)
Leon Sylvers (track 12)
Bobby Martin (US soul/R&B producer/arranger) (track 5)
background vocals:
Will Lee (US jazz/rock bassist) (track 6)
Hamish Stuart (Scottish guitarist, bassist, singer composer & producer) (track 6)
background vocals and lead vocals:
Chaka Khan (track 6)
composer:
Thom Bell (track 15)
Leon Huff (Philly soul producer, of Gamble & Huff) (track 8)
Phil Hurtt (track 15)
Johnnie Wilder, Jr. (US vocalist for Heatwave) (track 16)
Russ Ballard (track 9)
Dave Crawford (US soul songwriter, keyboard player, singer & producer) (track 4)
engineer:
James Douglass (engineer) (track 6)
lyricist:
Leon Huff (Philly soul producer, of Gamble & Huff) (track 8)
Johnnie Wilder, Jr. (US vocalist for Heatwave) (track 16)
Russ Ballard (track 9)
Dave Crawford (US soul songwriter, keyboard player, singer & producer) (track 4)
producer:
Kenneth Gamble (track 5)
Leon Huff (Philly soul producer, of Gamble & Huff) (track 5)
Mickie Most (English record producer) (track 9)
Arif Mardin (track 6)
vocals arranger:
Joe Herbert (vocal arranger) (track 1)
writer:
Nickolas Ashford (track 6)
Bernard Edwards (track 10)
David Foster (Canadian music producer, arranger and composer) (track 7)
Kenneth Gamble (tracks 2, 5, 14)
Leon Huff (Philly soul producer, of Gamble & Huff) (tracks 2, 5, 14)
Cheryl Lynn (track 7)
Al McKay (track 1)
David Paich (track 7)
Freddie Perren (track 3)
Nile Rodgers (track 10)
William Shelby (track 12)
Valerie Simpson (track 6)
Keni St. Lewis (track 3)
Leon Sylvers (track 12)
Maurice White (Earth, Wind & Fire) (track 1)
Allee Willis (track 1)
phonographic copyright by:
Warner Bros. Records Inc. (not for release label use, company behind the “WB Records” imprint) (track 6)
Sony Music Entertainment Inc. (not for release label use! company owned by Sony Corporation of America from 1991–2004; operated worldwide except in JP) (1976) (track 14)
Sony Music Entertainment Inc. (not for release label use! company owned by Sony Corporation of America from 1991–2004; operated worldwide except in JP) (1978) (track 1)
publisher:
Copyright Control (not for release label use! this is only for copyrights and publishing relationships) (track 10)
EMI Songs Ltd. (track 1)
Ghati Music Inc. (track 4)
IQ Music Ltd. (track 4)
PolyGram International Publishing, Inc. (renamed as Universal PolyGram International Publishing, Inc. since ca. 1998 or thereafter) (track 3)
Sony Music Publishing (worldwide except Japan, ended 1995) (track 9)
Sony/ATV Songs LLC (track 10)
Universal Music Publishing Ltd. (UK subsidiary of Universal Music Publishing Group) (track 3)
Warner/Chappell North America Limited (formerly incorporated as Marmalade Music Ltd., from 1968/09/19–1999/11/09) (track 10)
Warner‐Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (publisher; do NOT use as release label) (tracks 5, 10, 15)
edit of:
Got to Be Real (LP / 12" version) by Cheryl Lynn (track 7)
I Love Music by The O’Jays (track 2)
edits:
has remixes:
sampled by:
Kobiety są gorące by Norbi (track 1)
later translated parody versions:
A Kapella (track 1)
later translated versions:
Got to Be Real (Japanese version) (track 7)
later versions:
recording of:
Got to Be Real (track 7)
I Love Music (track 2)
I’ll Be Around (track 15)
September (track 1)
So You Win Again (track 9)
The Love I Lost (track 5)
Mind Blowing Decisions (1977) (track 16)
I’m Every Woman (1978) (track 6)
referred to in medleys:
Classic Grooves (track 15)

CD 2

membranophone:
Tony Thompson (Drummer, best known for his work in CHIC) (1979) (track 8)
guitar:
Nile Rodgers (1979) (track 8)
bass:
Bernard Edwards (1979) (track 8)
electric piano:
Raymond Jones (1979) (track 8)
piano:
Rob Sabino (1979) (track 8)
composer:
Jon Lind (track 4)
Rod Temperton (track 10)
lead vocals:
Alfa Anderson (1979) (track 8)
Luci Martin (1979) (track 8)
lyricist:
Rod Temperton (track 10)
Allee Willis (track 4)
performer:
Chic (1979) (track 8)
vocals:
The Emotions (Chicago soul, disco and R&B female vocal group) (track 4)
writer:
Chris Amoo (track 1)
Eddie Amoo (track 1)
Harry Wayne Casey (track 3)
Nate Edmonds (keyboard player/songwriter) (track 2)
Bernard Edwards (tracks 7–9)
Richard Finch (track 3)
Kenneth Gamble (track 6)
Guy O'Brien (track 7)
Henry Jackson (track 7)
Leon Huff (Philly soul producer, of Gamble & Huff) (track 6)
Michael Kunze (track 13)
Sylvester Levay (track 13)
Brenda Reynolds (track 2)
Sylvia Robinson (track 7)
Nile Rodgers (tracks 7–9)
Kevin Spencer (Dynasty) (track 14)
Melvin Steals (track 16)
Mervin Steals (track 16)
Leon Sylvers (track 14)
Albert Williams (track 2)
Michael Wright (track 7)
phonographic copyright by:
T.K. Records (1976 –) (track 3)
publisher:
ATV Music (track 14)
B.I.B. Music (track 2)
Copyright Control (not for release label use! this is only for copyrights and publishing relationships) (track 9)
Mighty Three Music (track 6)
Rodsongs (track 10)
Sony/ATV Songs LLC (track 9)
Sugar Hill Music Publishing Ltd. ( – ????) (track 2)
Tincabell Music (track 10)
Warner‐Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (publisher; do NOT use as release label) (tracks 9, 16)
edits:
is the basis for:
I’m Alive (track 4)
later translated parody versions:
Rapper's Deutsch (track 7)
later translated versions:
Familiär (track 9)
We Are Family (Japanese version) (track 9)
愛人就是我 (track 13)
later versions:
recording of:
Boogie Nights (track 10)
Boogie Wonderland (track 4)
Fly, Robin, Fly (track 13)
Funky Nassau (track 12)
Rapper’s Delight (track 7)
We Are Family (track 9)
We Got the Funk (track 2)
Good Times (1979) (track 8)
referred to in medleys:
Medley (Stars on 45) (track 10)
Stars on 45 (12" single) (track 10)

CD 3

bass guitar:
Wade Williamston (bassist) (track 6)
trumpet:
Wayne Parris (trumpeter) (track 6)
Morris Price (trumpeter) (track 6)
strings:
Irving Spice (violinist, concertmaster and strings) (track 6)
membranophone:
Larry Payton (drummer) (track 6)
flute:
Randy Muller (track 6)
guitar:
Joseph Arthur Wong (guitarist) (track 6)
percussion:
Randy Muller (track 6)
Morris Price (trumpeter) (track 6)
keyboard:
Randy Muller (track 6)
saxophone:
Michael Grudge (saxophonist) (track 6)
Jesse Ward, Jr. (saxophonist) (track 6)
timbales:
Randy Muller (track 6)
congas:
Sandy Billups (percussionist) (track 6)
arranger:
Biddu (composer, songwriter, producer and musician) (track 10)
Randy Muller (track 6)
composer:
James Bolden (tracks 10, 10)
Tina Turner (track 2)
Carl Douglas (track 5)
Frederick Knight (track 11)
Randy Muller (track 6)
Sylvia Robinson (track 12)
Sylvester Stewart (track 13)
Wade Williamston (bassist) (track 6)
engineer:
Richard Dodd (mastering engineer, producer and engineer) (track 10)
lyricist:
Tina Turner (track 2)
Carl Douglas (track 5)
Frederick Knight (track 11)
Randy Muller (track 6)
Philo Jack Robinson (production music composer) (tracks 10, 10)
Sylvia Robinson (track 12)
Sylvester Stewart (track 13)
Wade Williamston (bassist) (track 6)
producer:
Biddu (composer, songwriter, producer and musician) (track 10)
Jeff Lane (soul funk singer, songwriter, arranger, producer) (track 6)
vocals:
Michael Grudge (saxophonist) (track 6)
Wayne Parris (trumpeter) (track 6)
Sandy Billups (percussionist) (track 6)
Randy Muller (track 6)
Larry Payton (drummer) (track 6)
Morris Price (trumpeter) (track 6)
Jesse Ward, Jr. (saxophonist) (track 6)
writer:
Steve Cropper (track 1)
Venus Dodson (Jazz singer) (track 16)
J. Vincent Edwards (track 9)
Eddie Floyd (track 1)
Al Goodman (US 70s R&B singer/producer) (track 16)
Reginald J. Hargis (track 3)
Eddie Irons (track 3)
Perry L. Kibble (track 14)
Ray Ransom (track 3)
Harry Ray (track 16)
Pierre Tubbs (track 9)
publisher:
East Memphis Music (track 1)
Huh-Music (track 2)
Irving Music, Inc. (track 1)
Music in Three (track 6)
On Time Music, Inc. (track 14)
DJ-mixes:
Dance Mix One by Dakeyne (track 5)
edits:
has remixes:
mash-ups:
sampled by:
Kung Fu Fighting by Bus Stop (track 5)
Kung Fu Fighting by Bus Stop (track 5)
part of:
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 138) (track 13)
cover recording of:
I Love to Love (track 10)
Knock on Wood (track 1)
is the basis for:
Ring My Bell (Arika Kane version) (track 11)
later parody versions:
Kung Fu Fighting (track 5)
later translated parody versions:
later translated versions:
J’aime tes genoux (Shame, Shame, Shame) (track 12)
Kung Fu taistelee (track 5)
Ring My Bell (Korean Ver.) (As One version) (track 11)
Scham, Scham, Scham (track 12)
Ta i trä (track 1)
愛情基本法 (track 9)
later versions:
Kung Fu Fighting (Bus Stop version) (track 5)
Ring My Bell (English Ver.) (As One version) (track 11)
recording of:
Boogie Oogie Oogie (track 14)
Dazz (track 3)
Family Affair (track 13)
Girls (track 16)
I Love to Love (track 10)
Kung Fu Fighting (track 5)
Movin’ (track 6)
Ring My Bell (Anita Ward song) (track 11)
Shame, Shame, Shame (track 12)

CD 4

drums (drum set):
Rick Morotta (1978) (track 5)
guitar:
Roland Bautista (1978) (track 5)
Tito Jackson (1978) (track 5)
Mike Sembello (1978) (track 5)
bass:
Gary King (bass) (1978) (track 5)
Nathan Watts (1978) (track 5)
percussion:
Rick Morotta (1978) (track 5)
keyboard:
Greg Phillinganes (1978) (track 5)
horn arranger:
Roger Ball (track 6)
congas:
Laudir de Oliveira (1978) (track 5)
Claudio Slon (1978) (track 5)
arranger:
Allen R. Toussaint (American musician, songwriter, arranger and record producer) (track 9)
AWB (track 6)
composer:
Kenneth Gamble (track 12)
Gloria Jones (US singer/songwriter, known for "Tainted Love") (track 2)
Sylvester Levay (track 7)
Robert Parissi (track 8)
Dan Hartman (track 1)
lead vocals:
Michael Jackson (“King of Pop”) (1978) (track 5)
lyricist:
Robert Parissi (track 8)
Dan Hartman (track 1)
Leon Huff (Philly soul producer, of Gamble & Huff) (track 12)
Stephan Prager (track 7)
producer:
Kenneth Gamble (track 12)
Arif Mardin (track 6)
Allen R. Toussaint (American musician, songwriter, arranger and record producer) (track 9)
Leon Huff (Philly soul producer, of Gamble & Huff) (track 12)
writer:
Roger Ball (track 6)
Harry Wayne Casey (track 14)
Bob Crewe (track 9)
Michael Denne (track 13)
Malcolm Duncan (track 6)
Bernard Edwards (tracks 3, 11)
Richard Finch (track 14)
Ken Gold (track 13)
Alan Gorrie (track 6)
Leroy Green (disco/soul songwriter) (track 10)
Dave Jackson (Motown songwriter aka Dave Jackson-Rich) (track 5)
Ron Kersey (track 10)
Elmar Krohn (track 5)
Robbie McIntosh (Scottish drummer for Average White Band) (track 6)
Onnie McIntyre (track 6)
Al McKay (track 4)
Mick Jackson (track 5)
Kenny Nolan (track 9)
Nile Rodgers (tracks 3, 11)
Hamish Stuart (Scottish guitarist, bassist, singer composer & producer) (track 6)
Maurice White (Earth, Wind & Fire) (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 12)
Atlantic Recording Corporation (not for release label use! copyrights holder, distributor within the US) (1974) (track 6)
Sony Music Entertainment Inc. (not for release label use! company owned by Sony Corporation of America from 1991–2004; operated worldwide except in JP) (1974) (track 9)
Pye Records (1976) (track 13)
Sony Music Entertainment Inc. (not for release label use! company owned by Sony Corporation of America from 1991–2004; operated worldwide except in JP) (1976) (track 8)
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 4)
publisher:
Average Music (track 6)
BMG Bumblebee (track 6)
Bug Music Ltd. (track 6)
Copyright Control (not for release label use! this is only for copyrights and publishing relationships) (track 11)
EMI (EMI Records, since 1972) (track 9)
EMI Longitude Music (track 14)
EMI Music (do not use as release label! this is a music publisher) (track 9)
EMI Songs Ltd. (track 4)
Mijac Music (track 12)
Peermusic UK (UK publisher) (track 14)
Reservoir 416 (track 10)
Universal/MCA Music Ltd. (not for release label use!) (track 8)
Warner‐Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (publisher; do NOT use as release label) (track 12)
edits:
Lady Marmalade by LaBelle (track 9)
has remixes:
Love Train (Tom Moulton Mix) by The O’Jays (track 12)
mash-ups:
sampled by:
Astrosexy by m‐floCHEMISTRY (track 3)
part of:
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 479) (track 9)
cover recording of:
Blame It on the Boogie (1978) (track 5)
is the basis for:
Play That Funky Music (Vanilla Ice version) (track 8)
later parody versions:
Lady Marmelade (track 9)
Lost in Whitehawk (track 11)
Play Funky (track 8)
Suck And Fuck Train (track 12)
later translated versions:
Best of My Love (Japanese Version) (track 4)
Deine Mutti (track 5)
Lady Marmalade (French version) (track 9)
熱辣辣 (track 9)
recording of:
Best of My Love (track 4)
Disco Inferno (track 10)
Get Up and Boogie (track 7)
Instant Replay (track 1)
Lady Marmalade (track 9)
Le Freak (track 3)
Lost in Music (track 11)
Love Train (track 12)
Pick Up the Pieces (track 6)
Rock Your Baby (track 14)