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  • 05/25/2010

Disco-Edit Pioneer Walter Gibbons Gets Retrospective From Strut

Walter Gibbons, the man responsible for originating the reel-to-reel edit, which gave way to the now ubiquitous art of remixing, is finally being honored for his pioneering work as a DJ and producer with a forthcoming retrospective from compilation and re-issue label Strut. Entitled Jungle Music: Essential & Unreleased Remixes 1976-1986, the double-disc release features early work from Gibbons when he was first allowed access to artists' multi-track tapes to craft songs from groups like Double Exposure, Salsoul Orchestra, and Gladys Knight into his own, and subsequently release them on his own 12" records. Other parts of the compilation focus on his work in the '80s, setting the groundwork for electro and house with mixes for the likes of Strafe, Arthur Russell, and Dinosaur L. Head over here to stay tuned on further developments before the release comes out July 20, and check out the artwork and tracklist below.


CD 1
1. JAKKI – SUN… SUN… SUN… (Walter Gibbons Original 12” Edit)
2. DOUBLE EXPOSURE – TEN PERCENT (Walter Gibbons 12“ mix)
3. TC JAMES & THE FIST O’FUNK ORCHESTRA – GET UP ON YOUR FEET (Keep On Dancin') (Walter Gibbons mix)
4. GLADYS KNIGHT – IT’S A BETTER THAN GOOD TIME (Walter Gibbons 12” mix)
5. SALSOUL ORCHESTRA – MAGIC BIRD OF FIRE (Fire Bird Suite)
6. SANDY MERCER – YOU ARE MY LOVE (12" version)
7. BETTYE LAVETTE – DOIN’ THE BEST THAT I CAN (Walter Gibbons 12" mix)

CD 2
1. ARTHUR RUSSELL – SEE THROUGH (Walter Gibbons mix)*
2. DINOSAUR L – GO BANG (Walter Gibbons unreleased mix)
3. STRAFE – SET IT OFF (Walter Gibbons 12” mix)
4. ARTS & CRAFT – I’VE BEEN SEARCHING (Walter Gibbons 12” mix)
5. LUV YOU MADLY ORCHESTRA – MOON MAIDEN (12” mix)
6. STETSASONIC – 4 EVER MY BEAT (Beat Bongo mix)
7. HARLEQUIN FOURS – SET IT OFF (US 12" version)

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