Various Artists - French Disco Boogie Sounds Vol 2Favorite Recordings
This is the second installment by DJ Charles Maurice and Favorite Recordings "French Disco Boogie Sounds". This rare and obscure collection features an array of French and West Indian artists recorded between 1978 to 1986. "Funky Biguine" recorded by French Caribbean act Crystal is a nice boogie tune filled with percolating percussion and well placed synths. French vocalist Greg Smaha's falsetto glides over the mid-tempo "Sunshine". "Talk Me Mam's" filled with seductive strings and soothing keys would've been right at home in any NYC club during the peak of Disco. This is a nice glimpse into a forgotten period in the rich musical history of Nice in particular and France in general. Props to Charles Maurice and Favorite Recordings for their diligence in resurrecting these quality recordings.
Reg Dancy, 01/17