The Sleeping Bag Records Anthology

The third Sources package comes from one perhaps one of the most radical of the New York underground independent labels in several different areas - Avant-Garde, Dance, Hip-Hop/Rap and Freestyle, so welcome to the one and only Sleeping Bag Records from New York. Founded in 1981 by the Avante-Garde musician Arthur Russell together with Will Socolov and Juggy Gayles, the label kicked off with the seminal 'Go Bang!' by Dinosaur L aka Arthur Russell and quickly established itself with further dancefloor smashes from Class Action, the Jamaica Girls and Konk among others. However undoubtedly one of Sleeping Bag's most significant signings would turn out to be producer extraordinaire Kurtis Mantronik, who, with rapper MC Tee under the name Mantronix, would produce many of the most cutting-edge Hip-Hip/Rap and Electro classics of the 1980s including 'Needle To The Groove', 'Ladies', 'Bassline' and 'Who Is It', all of which are included here as well as producing a brace of international smash hits for Joyce Sims including the electro-funk masterpiece '(You Are My) All & All' and the super-slinky 'Come Into My Life'. Sleeping Bag would remain at the forefront of dance music culture with numerous other significant dance-floor smashes from the likes of Tricky Tee, Felix, Nocera, Dhar Braxton and Kariya’s brilliant 'Let Me Love For Tonight' among many others. In many ways Sleeping Bag exemplified the perfect New York independent label of the 1980s with its shrewd A&R philosophy and an interesting balance of staff who were divided between old music industry veterans together with a brace of young keen new inductees who kept the label close to the streets - a winning combination all round. Out of all the labels featured in the Sources series, Sleeping Bag was the most consistently successful in its era and was undoubtedly the label which was the most hardwired into the sensibilities of the times. This is the most comprehensive anthology available of one of the greatest independent record labels of the 1980s.

Item détails
Artist : Various Artists
Title : The Sleeping Bag Records Anthology
Label : Harmless
Réf. label : HURTXLP 132
Genre : Disco
Country : UK
Year : 2015
Format : 3xLP
Origine : Original
Record Condition : SEALED
Sleeve Condition : SEALED
Second hand : Non
Price : 40,00 EUR
Out of Stock

Side 1
1. Dinosaur L - Go Bang
(unreleased Walter Gibbons 12" mix)
2. Sound Of JHS126 Brooklyn - Chill Pill
(original Killer Whale Under Water 12" mix)
Side 2
1. Kariya - Let Me Love You For Tonight
(original House club 12" mix)
2. Clandestine - Radio Rhythm (S-I-G-N-A-L-S-M-A-R-T)
(feat Ned Sublette - original NS & Killer Whale 12" dub mix)
Side 3
1. Joyce Sims - Come Into My Life (original Mantronik 12" mix)
2. Tricky Tee - Johnny The Fox (original Mantronik 12" mix)
Side 4
1. Dhar Braxton - Jump Back (Set Me Free)
(original club mix 12" mix)
2. Mantronix - Fresh Is The Word (with MC Tee)
Side 5
1. Class Action - Weekend
(feat Chris Wiltshire - orignal Larry Levan 12" mix)
2. Indian Ocean - Treehouse/School Bell
Side 6
1. Felix - Tiger Stripes (original Hippy Torales JR 12" mix)
2. Ecstasy - Don't Play Me Raw (original house In Effect 12" mix)

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