Various Artists - Chris Sullivan presents: The Wag Iconic tunes 1983-1987Harmless Records
"Iconic tunes from the Wag Club 1983-1987" pays homage to legendary London nightclub. A collection of funk, Disco and rare grooves has been spread across four discs by Wag founder Chris Sullivan. For those who may not have had the pleasure of gracing the club's dance floor will certainly recognize a number of these prime cuts. Gil Scott Heron's "17th Street" and James Brown's "The Boss" are some of the funky selections from disc one. "Life On Mars" and "Hijack",are two sizzling Disco tracks from the seventies from Dexter Wansel and Herbie Mann respectively. There's a few notable soul jazz gems such as Listen Here" by Eddie Harris and Rahsaan Roland Kirk's "Making Love After Hours". "Go Bang" by Dinosaur L (Arthur Russell) is a timeless classic that still fills a dance floor. A compilation packed with well over fifty tunes will transport you to a time and place where a diverse group of people gathered for good vibes and good music. You may not ever attended the club but after listening you will wish you did.
Reg Dancy, 09/16